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Lyr Req: The Lakes of Sligo

Warsaw Ed 27 Dec 05 - 08:32 PM
GUEST 27 Dec 05 - 11:21 PM
Warsaw Ed 28 Dec 05 - 05:27 PM
Fliss 28 Dec 05 - 05:35 PM
David Ingerson 28 Dec 05 - 05:38 PM
Fliss 28 Dec 05 - 05:48 PM
Warsaw Ed 29 Dec 05 - 09:29 PM
Fliss 30 Dec 05 - 08:30 PM
GUEST,bas_ten_asbroek@yahoo.com 18 Jan 06 - 04:26 AM
GUEST,carmelgunning@hotmail.com 23 Jan 06 - 05:32 PM
Fliss 04 Feb 06 - 06:27 PM
GUEST,Emmanuel Delahaye 10 Aug 09 - 04:39 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Lakes Of Sligo
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 08:32 PM

Does anyone know where I can find the lyrics to the song "The Lakes Of Sligo".   The song is mentioned in Margo O'Donnell's recording of "Lonesome Mother's Call".   The tune included in the PubScouts site as GIF and ABC Notation. But I can't find any lyrics.
Any suggestions? Thanks. Ed


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAKES OF SLIGO (from Dermot O'Brien)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 11:21 PM

I'm not sure where the last verse fits, but otherwise this is pretty much what Dermot O'Brien sings.

LAKES OF SLIGO

Fair Sligo thee I now must leave,
To part thy beauty I do grieve,
But not forever, I believe,
I'll call again to Sligo.

CHORUS: To Holy Well I bid adieu,
To Hazelwood and Cairns too,
And Toberknock that splendid view,
Which adorns the lakes of Sligo.

And fair Lough Gill with its isle so grand,
Where we often wandered hand in hand,
On a summer's evening by the strand,
Along the lakes of Sligo. CHORUS

And on that lake we often spent,
Many an hour and quite content,
And from our boat sweet music went,
Around the lakes of Sligo. CHORUS

Fair Sligo thee I now must leave,
To part thy beauty I do grieve,
But not forever, I believe,
I'll call again to Sligo. CHORUS

And then I think of Knocknarea,
With its bonny cliffs hanging o'er the sea,
It still reminds me of the day,
I left my home in Sligo. CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LAKES OF SLIGO and EMIGRATION SONG
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 28 Dec 05 - 05:27 PM

I found another set of lyrics on a site with some songs from Carmel Gunning [http://villasubrosa.com/Nathan/imaps/gunning.html]
THE LAKES OF SLIGO

Fair Sligo thee I now must leave
To part its beauty I do grieve
But not forever I believe
I'll call again to Sligo

To Holy Well I bid adieu
To Cairns Hill and Sligo too
And (?) that splendid view
Which adorns the lakes of Sligo

And then I think of Knocknarea
With its bonny cliffs hanging oer the sea
It still reminds me of the day
I left my home in Sligo

On that lake I ofttimes spent
Many's the hours in sweet content
And from our boat sweet music went
Around the lakes of Sligo

Fair Sligo thee I now must leave
To part its beauties I do grieve
But not forever I believe
I'll call again to Sligo

EMIGRATION SONG

It being in the spring and the small birds were singing
Down by yon shady arbor I carelessly did stray
Where the thrushes they were warbling, the violets were charming
To view fond lovers talking a while I did delay

She said, My dear don't leave me for another season
Though fortune may be pleasing I'll go along with you
I'll forsake friends and relations and quit this Irish nation
And to the bonny Bann banks forever I'll bid adieu

He said, My dear don't grieve me or yet deny my patience
You know I love you dearly although I'm going away
I'm going to a far nation to purchase a plantation
To comfort us hereafter all in Amerikay

Then after a short while if fortune does be pleasing
Twill cause them for to smile at our late going away
We'll be happy as Queen Victoria all in her greatest glory
We'll be drinking wine and porter all in Amerikay

The landlords and their agents, the bailiffs and their beagles
The land of our forefathers we're forced for to give oer
Now we're sailing on the ocean for honor and promotion
And parting with our sweethearts, tis them we do adore

If you were in your bed lying and thinking on dying
On sight of the bonny Bann banks your sorrow you'd give oer
For if you were one hour down in yon shady bower
All pleasure would surround you, you'd think on death no more

Then fare you well sweet Craigie Hill where oftentimes I've rovËd
I never thought my childhood days I'd part you anymore
Now we're sailing on the ocean for honor and promotion
And the bonny boats are sailing way down by Doorin shore.

I'm still looking for a vocal recording downloadable from the net.
Ed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lakes Of Sligo
From: Fliss
Date: 28 Dec 05 - 05:35 PM

I have Carmel Gunning's CD. I treated myself to it at the Coleman Centre in Gorteen, Sligo, in 2003. Ive been learning it again recently, must give it an airing.
Carmel doesnt have a chorus, but plays the second part of the tune.
Fliss


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lakes Of Sligo
From: David Ingerson
Date: 28 Dec 05 - 05:38 PM

You have accidently, no doubt, appended the words to what they have called "Emigration Song". It's usually called "Craigie Hill", a mighty song sung by Paddy Tunny, among others.

David


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lakes Of Sligo
From: Fliss
Date: 28 Dec 05 - 05:48 PM

Just had a trawl and have found that Blackthorn Ceilidh Band have music samples including Lakes of Sligo tune.

http://www.dickbolt.com/blackthorn/

The tune is also on THE MOUNTAIN ROAD - TUNES POPULAR IN SOUTH SLIGO

A great production from the Coleman Heritage Center in Gurteen, Co. Sligo.

Now all you have to do is to put the words to the music!!!
fxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lakes Of Sligo
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 29 Dec 05 - 09:29 PM

David, I was wondering why the lyrics were so long! It seems they just tied into the next song on that site. Thanks Fliss! My last trip to Ireland was centered around County Mayo [my grandparents birth places].   Next time I'll have to go across to Sligo. Ed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lakes Of Sligo
From: Fliss
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 08:30 PM

Sligo is very wild and beautiful. I stayed with an Irish friend nr Gorteen for a couple of days and explored the area. We played in a couple of sessions in the local pubs. My friend is an excellent fiddler and she took me to see the Coleman Centre and suggested about 4 CDs as a must for me to buy... tunes and songs to learn. The Carmel Gunning CD 'Lakes of Sligo' is very good, well worth buying. She is an excellent whistle player.
fx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lakes Of Sligo
From: GUEST,bas_ten_asbroek@yahoo.com
Date: 18 Jan 06 - 04:26 AM

Try the books "Where songs do thunder"and "The stone Fiddle"by the late Paddy Tunny. They include the song Craigie Hill which you call an emigration song. There are records by Paddy Tunny, I don'tknow about CD's.
And give me a call when you come to the netherlands, then we can have a traditional singing session.

Regards, Bas ten Asbroek


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lakes of Sligo
From: GUEST,carmelgunning@hotmail.com
Date: 23 Jan 06 - 05:32 PM

hi Bas, How are you? Hope you are keeping well. Thank you for the lovely present. God Bless Carmel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lakes of Sligo
From: Fliss
Date: 04 Feb 06 - 06:27 PM

Hi Carmel

Your cd Lakes of Sligo is great. My friend Anne-Marie McGowan lives near Gorteen. I enjoyed the sessions in the village pubs. It was an honour to meet Peter Horan.

I play english concertina and Anne-Marie taught me several new tunes ( she plays fiddle). She also took me thru Shule aroon line by line so I could pronounce the gaelic. THen suggested I buy your cd. Then I was very brave and sang it as one of my songs in the All Britain Fleadh... not that I got anywhere, or have done it again! But it was a great experience.

slan
fliss


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lakes of Sligo
From: GUEST,Emmanuel Delahaye
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 04:39 AM

Craigie Hill by Dolores Kean

Regards,

Emmanuel (apprentice singer from Paris)


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