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Lyr Req: Shame on You Shamus O'Brien

Warsaw Ed 06 Jul 05 - 09:00 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Shame On You Shamus O'Brien
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 09:00 PM

Anyone know where the Lyrics and/or tune and/or origin of "Shame On You Shamus O'Brien".   It is part of a medley recorded on one of Sean O'Niell's CDs.   Thanks Ed


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHAME ON YOU (Spade Cooley)
From: Peace
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 12:41 AM

I don't know the song, but maybe this is it?

Shame On You
by Spade Cooley

(A) Shame,(E7)shame on (A)you,
(D)Shame, shame on (E7)you,
(D)Took my heart as a token,
When (A)returned, it was broken,
Hide your (E7)face, shame on you.

Shame, shame on you,
Shame, shame on you,
Took my car and my money,
Tell you gal, that ainât funny,
Dern your hide, shame on you.

Shame, shame on you,
Shame, shame on you,
Ran around with other guys,
Tried to lie when I got wise,
Foolish girl, shame on you.

Shame, shame on you,
Shame, shame on you,
Two can play your little game,
You'll find out who was to blame,
Hide your face, shame on you.

Shame, shame on you,
Shame, shame on you,
Can you hold your head up high?
Look your friends right in the eye?
No you can't, shame on you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shame On You Shamus O'Brien
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 02:01 AM

Thanks, but not it.   Shamus O'Brien has "All the Girls in Dublin are crying. You said you'd be true....you were true 'till you found someone new".
The Spade Cooley version is on the Record Lady's site by Red Foley and by Bill Boyd [both at A-10].   Ed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shame On You Shamus O'Brien
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 09:45 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shame On You Shamus O'Brien
From: Peace
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 09:56 PM

sean@seanoneillsongs.com

He seems like he'd be open to receiving an e-mail, Ed. Why not give it a try? I keep comin' up dry. Sorry, buddy.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHAMUS O'BRIEN (Will S. Hays)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 11:31 PM

According to several sources, Sean O'Neill's album "50 Irish Party Songs" contains a medley of MUSH, MUSH, TORRALIADDY/QUARE BUNGLE RYE/CUSHY BUTTERFIELD/SHAMUS O'BRIEN.

So I searched for SHAMUS O'BRIEN as a song title?also under the variant spellings SEAMUS and O'BRIAN?and found this:

From the sheet music at Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music collection

SHAMUS O'BRIEN
AN ANSWER TO NORA O'NEAL
Will S. Hays, 1867.

1. Oh! sweet is the smile of the beautiful morn,
As it peeps through the curtain of night;
And the voice of the nightingale singing his tune,
While the stars seem to smile with delight.
Old nature now lingers in silent repose,
And the sweet breath of summer is calm,
While I sit and I wonder if Shamus e'er knows
How sad and unhappy I am.

CHORUS: O, Shamus O'Brien, why don't you come home?
And you don't know how happy I'll be;
I've but one darling wish, and that is that you'd come,
And forever be happy with me.

2. I'll smile when you smile and I'll weep when you weep.
I'll give you a kiss for a kiss;
And all the fond vows that I've made you, I'll keep,
And what more can I promise than this?
Does the sea have such bright and such beautiful charms,
That your heart will not leave it for me?
Oh, why did I let you get out of my arms,
Like a bird that was caged and is free? CHORUS

3. Oh! Shamus O'Brien, I'm loving you yet,
And my heart is still trusting and kind.
It was you who first took it and can you forget,
That the love for another you'd find?
No! No! If you break it with sorrow or pain,
I'll then have a duty to do.
If you'll bring it to me, I'll mend it again,
And trust it, dear Shamus, to you. CHORUS

[A similar version of the lyrics is also found at GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador, which also has a MIDI file.

[Sung by Deirdre Reilly on "Favorite Irish Ballads, Vol. 3."; by Buddy Washisname and the Other Fellers on "Flatout"; and by Marley's Ghost on "Let de Groove Rise Up".

[Instrumental versions have also been recorded by The Sons of the Pioneers on "Songs of the Prairie"; by Norman Blake on "Be Ready Boys: Appalachia to Abilene"; and by The Buckhannon Brothers on "Old Time Music: On the Air, Vol. 2".]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shame On You Shamus O'Brien
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 08:47 AM

For the record, the SHAMUS O'BRIEN that I posted above is not the song Warsaw Ed requested, because it doesn't contain the lyrics he quoted.

However, Google's cache of www.cd-choice.com/cds/Q32/Q32667.htm does contain a mention of a 45-rpm record by Rose Brennan called COME DOWN THE MOUNTAIN, KATIE DALY / SHAME ON YOU, SHAMUS O'BRIEN.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shame On You Shamus O'Brien
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 08:01 AM

shame on you shamus o'brien
all the young girls in dublin are cryin'

that's as much as i know but it may be a help to google - or yahoo it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shame On You Shamus O'Brien
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 07:59 AM

These lines are quoted in Irvine Welsh's novel "Trainspotting":

Shame on ye, Seamus O'Brien.
All the young girls in Dublin are cryin'.
They're tired o' your cheatin' and lyin',
So shame on ye, Seamus O'Brien!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHAME ON YOU, SEAMUS O'BRIEN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 01:45 PM

My transcription from the recording at YouTube:


SHAME ON YOU, SEAMUS O'BRIEN
As sung by Rose Brennan

1. Oh, shame on you, Seamus O'Brien!
All the young girls in Dublin are cryin'.
You've the face of an angel, a soft liltin' brogue.
Why must you be such a terrible rogue?

CHORUS: Shame on you, Seamus O'Brien!
You told me that your love was true,
But your love was true
Till you found someone new.
Shame on you, Seamus O'Brien!

BRIDGE: Rosie is my name,
And from Dublin town I came,
A-runnin' away from a terrible rogue
Who stole my poor heart with his beautiful brogue.

2. Shame on you, Seamus O'Brien!
All the young girls in Dublin are cryin'.
You're always dressed up in the latest of style,
Beguilin' each heart with your beautiful smile. CHORUS

REPEAT VERSE 1 AND CHORUS.


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