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Chords Req: Eileen Oge (The Pride of Petravore)

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PRIDE OF PETROVAR


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Subject: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: chico
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 01:55 AM


Am             E7                Am         G                     D                G
Eileen Oge, an' that the darlin's name is, through the barony her features they were famous
Am             E7             Am                            E7          Am (C)
If we loved her who is there to blame us, for wasn't she the Pride of Petravore.
F       G7    C                   Dm    E7       Am
But her beauty made us all so shy, not a man could look her in the eye
F       G7          C                E7            Am                E7          Am
Boys! O boys! Sure that's the reason why, we're in mournin' for the Pride of Petravore

Eileen Oge! Me heart is growin' grey, ever since the day you wandered far away
Eileen Oge! There's good fish in the say, but there's no one like the Pride of Petravore.

Friday at the Fair of Ballintubber, Eileen met McGrath, the cattle jobber,
I'd like to set me mark upon the robber, for he stole away the Pride of Petravore.
He never seem'd to see the girl at all, even when she ogle'd him underneath her shawl,
Lookin' big and masterful, when she was looking small, most provokin' for the Pride of Petravore.
Eileen Oge! Me heart is growin' grey, ever since the day you wandered far away
Eileen Oge! There's good fish in the say, but there's no one like the Pride of Petravore.

So it went as it was in the beginning, Eileen Oge was bent upon the winning,
Big McGrath contentedly was grinning, being courted by the Pride of Petravore.
Sez he, 'I know a girl that could knock you into fits,' at that Eileen nearly lost her wits.
The upshot of the ruction was that now the robber sits, with his arm around the Pride of Petravore.
Eileen Oge! Me heart is growin' grey, ever since the day you wandered far away
Eileen Oge! There's good fish in the say, but there's no one like the Pride of Petravore.

Boys, oh boys! with fate 'tis hard to grapple, of my eye 'tis Eileen was the apple.
And now to see her walkin' to the chapel wid the hardest featured man in Petravore.
And now, me boys, this is all I have to say, when you do your courtin' make no display,
If you want them to run after you just walk the other way, for they're mostly like the Pride of Petravore.
Eileen Oge! Me heart is growin' grey, ever since the day you wandered far away
Eileen Oge! There's good fish in the say, but there's no one like the Pride of Petravore.

[Words by Percy French c1891. Petravore is "Pedar a Voher's" (Peter) a former pub that had disappeared before French's time

located in County Cavan. Ballintubber is located in County Mayo in the West of Ireland. Cattle Jobber: buyer & seller of

cattle. 'Oge' means "younger" (ie Eileen the Younger).]


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: chico
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 02:01 AM

Does anyone know the correct pronunciation for "Oge" . Is it "Oh-Gay" or "Ohgh".


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: alison
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 08:08 AM

its Oge - ohg
as in "ogre" or ogle" or "rogue"

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: PoohBear
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 10:56 AM

Chico, thanks for putting this song up. I'd forgotten about it but it used to be one of my favorites. Me and my swiss-cheese memory cannot currently remember which recording we have but I've been wanting the chords so I'll have a better chance of adding it to my repetoire.
Thanks again!
Cheers
PB


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: PoohBear
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 10:58 AM

Question: You've spelled it 'Petravore'. The recording I have sounds more like 'Petrovare'. Any input from sources on which is correct?
PB


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: chico
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 02:57 AM

My source is "The Contemplator"

http://www.contemplator.com/ireland/eileen.html

My chords are based on his midi (and based on the Cumberland Three's rendition, at least I think it was cumberland, might have been Chad Mitchell trio?)


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 03:06 AM

Am seeing it many places spelled Petrovar. And yes, the Chad Mitchell Trio recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: PoohBear
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 10:33 AM

After much pondering (think, think....think, think) it may be a recording of Ian and Sylvia that I have of this song.


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 08:36 PM

They did one of it, also.


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: GUEST,cmaccabe@eircom.net
Date: 18 May 06 - 07:41 PM

Where is Petravore?


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Anglo
Date: 19 May 06 - 12:44 AM

Dear guest,
please read the first post of this thread.


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 May 06 - 03:59 AM

For a totally knockout version live, catch up with No Fixed Abode featuring the wonderful voice of Una Walsh.

Una's from County Louth. If they haven't sung it, request it.....it really is worth a listen.

No Fixed Abode are at Belcvoir Castle Festival this weekend and Crich Festival next, and sometime later in the year they're at the Fylde festival. catch up with them!

Incidentally Christy Moore mentions the song in his autobiography as one of his father's favourites.


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 May 06 - 09:07 AM

not at Crich - I am they're not


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 May 06 - 02:44 PM

I suspect some folkies worked up their recordings from one that Richard Dyer-Bennet did back in the 1950's, now available from the Smithsonian recording project. I can still hear his version ringing in my ears. I always thought it had a vaguely Russian sound but the lyrics are Irish dialect.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 May 06 - 02:52 PM

According to the Smithsonian Folkways website the Dyer-Bennet recording was Vol. 9, from 1960.

I note that his 1601 Mark Twain recitation is now also available on CD.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 May 06 - 03:47 PM

Thanks for info on location + explanation!


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 May 06 - 03:48 PM

Also one've my faves


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Subject: RE: Chords: Pride of Petravore
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 May 06 - 04:10 PM

Us woodchucks did it on our first ('95) tape/CD (blurb). A fairly obvious rip-off of Ian & Sylvia's version, but we figured that was OK since very few people were left alive who remembered Ian and Sylvia's version.

Peter


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