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Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)

Big Mick 16 Jan 99 - 12:46 PM
Frank McGrath 16 Jan 99 - 07:55 PM
Alice 16 Jan 99 - 11:34 PM
Alice 16 Jan 99 - 11:40 PM
Mike Ireland 17 Jan 99 - 12:48 PM
Big Mick 17 Jan 99 - 03:06 PM
Mbo 03 Sep 99 - 09:45 AM
Wolfgang 03 Sep 99 - 09:57 AM
Wolfgang 03 Sep 99 - 09:59 AM
GUEST,michaelr 31 Jan 20 - 01:04 PM
Steve Shaw 31 Jan 20 - 03:29 PM
Steve Shaw 31 Jan 20 - 03:36 PM
GUEST,Starship 31 Jan 20 - 03:55 PM
GUEST,guest 31 Jan 20 - 05:12 PM
Steve Shaw 31 Jan 20 - 05:32 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 02 Feb 20 - 01:40 PM
clueless don 03 Feb 20 - 06:55 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: TRIP TO JERUSALEM (Joe Dolan)
From: Big Mick
Date: 16 Jan 99 - 12:46 PM

I'm a stranger here from Ireland's shore,
Been on the road six months or more.
Hikin', workin', travel in style,
I'm a vagabond from Ireland's Isle.
My sunburned thumb stuck up in the air
Many's the lift from here to there,
Cars, buses, vans and trains
In the punishing heat, the snow and rain

CHORUS:
Whack fol de diddle fel de diro deh
Whack fol de diddle fel de dero
Mrs. Dolan, your son he isn't workin'

I cam from Dublin to Jerusalem town
Had a drink or two on the journey down
At a railway station called Gare du Nord
I missed my train through garglin' hard
Three days later in Napoli
On a Turkish boat I sailed to sea
Slept in a hot hole down below
Travelin' tourist class you know

CHORUS:

When the promised land came into sight
The customs man gave me a fright
'How much money have you got with you, Joe?'
I bluffed and said, 'Fifty pounds or so'
He said, 'Shalom,' I said 'Good day'
Grabbed my gear got fast away.
down to the desert then I went,
diggin' up history, livin' in a tent.

CHORUS:

It was in the Gulf of Aqaba
I met some Paddies and we had a fleadh
Danced throught the streets of Eilat Town
Sang 'Sean South of Garryowen'.
I was travellin', I don't know.
You pack your gear get up and go
Leave the craic for another bout,
Could damn well do with a pinto of stout

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: LYR. ADD: Trip to Jerusalem
From: Frank McGrath
Date: 16 Jan 99 - 07:55 PM

Excellent Mick.

I had just cracked open my LP to type out the words and I am currently listening to Christy in fine form and sounding very young. So I'll put in the sleeve notes for the song.

The Trip to Jerusalem was written by Joe Dolan who wrote the following:
"I wrote this song in my salad days (back in 1965) when I worked on an archeological expedition to Masada in the Negev desert. I was on general duty on top of the mountain with a walkie-talkie as a weapon and the trmperature around 120 degrees in the shade. I was thinking of how I'd got there".

Great song.

Best Regards
Frank McGrath


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Subject: RE: LYR. ADD: Trip to Jerusalem
From: Alice
Date: 16 Jan 99 - 11:34 PM

This reminds me of an article I read the other day called "The DJs of Camp Shamrock who help to keep Irish eyes smiling". It's on the Daily Star website (www.dailystar.com)click here


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Subject: RE: LYR. ADD: Trip to Jerusalem
From: Alice
Date: 16 Jan 99 - 11:40 PM

Now, if you are wondering how I found a Lebanese online news site, well, it's because I have a news tracker that I set up on my Excite page that tracks articles about folk music, and the keywords include Irish music. Isn't the internet grand?


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Subject: RE: LYR. ADD: Trip to Jerusalem
From: Mike Ireland
Date: 17 Jan 99 - 12:48 PM

Your still talking to me then Big Mick.

Many thanks for these words. Its a great saving on going to the music library and getting the tape out and trying to decipher the words. Thanks again.

Mike ps and to you Frank


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Subject: RE: LYR. ADD: Trip to Jerusalem
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Jan 99 - 03:06 PM

Mike,
Of course I am still talking to you. It wasn't you who seemed rude, it was me. Context is very difficult to get into a thread sometimes. And your response back to the apology was gracious and genuine. So, onward we go.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: Lyr Req:Trip to Jerusalem
From: Mbo
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 09:45 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics to the humorous song "Trip to Jerusalem"(by Joe Dolan) sung by Christy Moore. Please help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Trip to Jerusalem
From: Wolfgang
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 09:57 AM

make a Forum Search for "Trip to Jerusalem" and you have it.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Trip to Jerusalem
From: Wolfgang
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 09:59 AM

or write Jerusalem into the Filter and set age to 1 yr.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)
From: GUEST,michaelr
Date: 31 Jan 20 - 01:04 PM

Is this the same Joe Dolan who was a member of Sweeney's Men?

The tune, by the way, is the same as "Muirsheen Durkin."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 31 Jan 20 - 03:29 PM

The instrumental tunes at the end of Christy's singing are absolute star quality! They're Mullingar Races and The Rocky Road. It's a fabulous album. Christy live is always the best way to hear him post-Planxty, but this album is terrific.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 31 Jan 20 - 03:36 PM

It was that same Joe Dolan, Michael. It's a bit confusing because there was a different Joe Dolan who was more active in the pop music world.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 31 Jan 20 - 03:55 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Galway_Joe%22_Dolan

Good and brief Wiki article which may be of some help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 31 Jan 20 - 05:12 PM

"They're Mullingar Races and The Rocky Road".
"Mullingar Races" and "Crooked Road To Dublin", actually.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 31 Jan 20 - 05:32 PM

You're right to correct me (I was unwisely relying on memory). Sorry about that. Even more annoying in that I play both tunes. The "To Dublin" bit is often omitted from the tune name. I got the name mixed up with the slip jig, The Rocky Road To Dublin. Still, a rose by any other name...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 02 Feb 20 - 01:40 PM

"a rose by any other name ..."

Shouldn't that be "a road by any other name..."!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)
From: clueless don
Date: 03 Feb 20 - 06:55 AM

Also appears on the first Ceili Bandits CD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Trip to Jerusalem (Joe Dolan)
From: GUEST,patriot
Date: 04 Feb 20 - 12:48 PM

Google could land you in an excellent old pub in Nottingham- you wouldn't regret it!


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