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Lyr ADD: Ballyronan Maid

mrsmac 28 Jun 06 - 05:28 AM
GUEST,kenny 28 Jun 06 - 06:04 AM
GUEST,kenny 28 Jun 06 - 08:33 AM
mrsmac 28 Jun 06 - 09:29 AM
GUEST 28 Jun 06 - 09:35 AM
mrsmac 28 Jun 06 - 09:57 AM
Big Mick 28 Jun 06 - 10:45 AM
bradfordian 22 Jan 23 - 11:21 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: BALLYRONAN MAID
From: mrsmac
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 05:28 AM

Hi folks, I have been looking for the words of this song for ages!! it's quite a lively song and the last line of each verse contains the words "my comely Ballyronan (?) Maid". I think that Roisin White used to sing it, if that helps?!

thanks

MrsMac


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BALLYRONAN MAID
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 06:04 AM

Len Graham also sings this - possibly on a recording with "Skylark".
If no-one else can help, I'll see if I can hunt it out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BALLYRONAN MAID
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 08:33 AM

I've been listening to this song in my head, "mrsmac", and I'm pretty sure Len Graham sung it under the title "Ye Lovers All", which was also the title of one of his solo records on the Dublin "Claddagh" label. I don't actually have that recording, but maybe someone else can help you if they know the song under that title, or perhaps someone might have the recording and can get the words for you from there. I hope it's the same song – I wouldn't have described it as "lively". Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BALLYRONAN MAID
From: mrsmac
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 09:29 AM

Kenny, that sounds right.. maybe lively isn't the right term. thanks a million


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Subject: Lyr Add: BALLYRONAN MAID
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 09:35 AM

BALLYRONAN MAID

Ye lovers all both great and small, of learning you've had your share,
Your genius bright help me to write the praises of a comely fair,
Your poet's mind with me combine, assist me and lend your aid,
Your voices raise, help me to praise my comely Ballyronan maid.

One evening bright by the moonlight I went my darling to see,
I being dressed all in my best I thus addressed this comely she,
Says I, 'fair maid if you'll consent, we'll join our hands in wedlock state,
If you'll prove so kind to ease my mind my comely Ballyronan maid.'

She says, 'young man I must refuse as single life I quite enjoy,
My heart's content, I pay no rent and marriage do quite deny,'
'Then if you won't marry me and you're sure I cannot you persuade,
I'll take my leave no more to see my comely Ballyronan maid.'

She says, 'young man I pray be calm, those words I spoke were only in jest,
Since I have proved you pure and true, since I have put you to the test,
In wedlock bands we'll join our hands, our happiness won't be delayed,'
The time is nigh when I'll enjoy my comely Ballyronan maid.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BALLYRONAN MAID
From: mrsmac
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 09:57 AM

Brilliant!! Now, as for the term lively - i believe that this has been sung as a lively song in fleadh competitions. Does anyone have an opinion on this as a choice?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BALLYRONAN MAID
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for asking for this one, mrsmac. I hadn't heard it in years. A band called Barley Bree recorded a smashing version and I remember wanting to add it to my repertoire, but it got laid aside. I shall begin arranging a version straightaway. Thanks for bringing it up.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyronan Maid
From: bradfordian
Date: 22 Jan 23 - 11:21 AM

Mary Dilon - Ballyronan Maid


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