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Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Ireland (from Garth Brooks)

GUEST,Robert-John 21 Jul 06 - 02:29 PM
MMario 21 Jul 06 - 02:33 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jul 06 - 02:45 PM
GUEST,Texas Guest 21 Jul 06 - 06:43 PM
EllenV 14 Jan 11 - 09:48 PM
GUEST,JTT 15 Jan 11 - 01:20 AM
EllenV 15 Jan 11 - 10:32 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Looking for a Song: lyrics, chords, tune
From: GUEST,Robert-John
Date: 21 Jul 06 - 02:29 PM

Hello!

I am looking for one song in particular. the chorus goes something like this:
"Ireland, Ireland I'm coming home,
I can see rolling fields of green
and fences made of stone"

I sure wish you could help me find this song. Thank you for any effort
you're willing to make.

Kind regards,
Robert-John


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for a Song: lyrics, chords, tune
From: MMario
Date: 21 Jul 06 - 02:33 PM

Grath Brook's 'Ireland'


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Subject: ADDPOP: Ireland
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 06 - 02:45 PM

I think the lyrics are worth posting, for the sake of discussion. It's from planetgarth.com - not the usual kind of song you'd expect from Garth Brooks. Come to think of it, Garth Brooks music is what I hear all over the West of Ireland - very little of what one would call "Irish" music.
But since it's a current pop song and readily available for purchase, you won't find a tune for the song here.
-Joe-

IRELAND
Written by: - Stephanie Davis- Jenny Yates - Garth Brooks

They say mother earth is breathing
With each wave that finds the shore
Her soul rises in the evening
For to open twilights door
Her eyes are the stars in heaven
Watching o'er us all the while
And her heart it is in Ireland
Deep within the Emerald Isle

We are forty against hundreds
In someone else's bloody war
We know not why were fighting
Or what we're dying for
They will storm us in the morning
When the sunlight turns to sky
Death is waiting for its dance now
Fate has sentenced us to die

Ireland I am coming home
I can see your rolling fields of green
And fences made of stone
I am reaching out won't you take my hand
I'm coming home Ireland

Oh the captain he lay bleeding
I can hear him calling me
These men are yours now for the leading
Show them to their destiny
And as I look up all around me
I see the ragged tired and torn
I tell them to make ready
'Cause we're not waiting for the morn

Ireland I am coming home
I can see your rolling fields of green
And fences made of stone
I am reaching out won't you take my hand
I'm coming home Ireland

Now the fog is deep and heavy
As we forge the dark and fear
We can hear their horses breathing
As in silence we draw near
There are no words to be spoken
Just a look to say good-bye
I draw a breath and night is broken
As I scream our battle cry

Ireland I am coming home
I can see your rolling fields of green
And fences made of stone
I am reaching out won't you take my hand
I'm coming home Ireland

I am home Ireland

Click here for a YouTube video.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Ireland, Ireland I'm coming home
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 21 Jul 06 - 06:43 PM

I'm not a big Garth fan - but I like him; "Ireland," however, in my opinion, is a really good song. The best version to my ears was done by a Dallas/Fort Worth group called The Blarney Brothers; in fact, you
can get the CD with "Ireland" on it, "A Fine Line Between Ambition & Delusion" at their web site: www.blarneybrothers.com. You will also find a collection of other fine Celtic and American penned tunes on this disc as well, including a right-smart version of, "Witch Of The West-Mer-Land". Happy listening.


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    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: Ireland - Garth Brooks
From: EllenV
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 09:48 PM

I love the song "Ireland", written and sung by country singer Garth Brooks, but like much of my favorite "folk" music (does "Ireland" even count as such?), it's not very well-known.

Opinions, Mudcatters? What do you think of this song?

I, for one, can hardly help tearing up every time I hear it.


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Subject: RE: Ireland - Garth Brooks
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 01:20 AM

Is the song based on a particular battle?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Ireland (from Garth Brook
From: EllenV
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 10:32 AM

I've heard a couple of different theories as to what it's based on.

One is that there was a particular battle (the theorist couldn't remember the name) where there actually were just forty Irishmen against a thousand Englishmen. Apparently, the night-time surprise attack was successful.

Another theory is that a lot of Irishmen immigrated right around the time of the War Between the States, and were swept up on either side of the conflict, and the song is told from their perspective (thus the reference to "someone else's bloody war" and the longing to go home to Ireland).

Similarly, some people believe that the song is referring to the thousands of Irishmen involved in WWI.

I'm not sure which hypothesis is true -- or if Brooks even had an actual battle in mind when he was writing the song.


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