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Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)

GUEST,Derek 17 Jan 07 - 07:36 AM
Scrump 17 Jan 07 - 09:32 AM
Scrump 17 Jan 07 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,Eoghan 11 Feb 08 - 08:21 AM
Shaneo 11 Feb 08 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,Eoghan 12 Feb 08 - 05:29 AM
GUEST,fintan 16 Sep 08 - 10:45 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Sep 08 - 02:14 PM
GUEST 04 Feb 09 - 04:09 PM
Fergie 05 Feb 09 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,ste 09 Jul 09 - 05:14 AM
GUEST 12 Jul 09 - 03:28 PM
GUEST,Elizabeth Nevin 17 Dec 09 - 08:54 AM
GUEST 02 Sep 11 - 01:16 PM
GUEST 19 Nov 11 - 06:59 PM
GUEST 12 May 12 - 04:31 PM
GUEST 07 Jul 12 - 06:17 AM
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GUEST,John 08 Jul 12 - 08:04 AM
GUEST 08 Jul 12 - 03:01 PM
GUEST,Claire 21 Jul 12 - 10:01 PM
GUEST,Elizabeth Nevin 24 Aug 12 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,Cgricko 06 Dec 12 - 08:35 AM
GUEST,Jimmy 14 Oct 14 - 03:58 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Dublin song - Liberty Boy
From: GUEST,Derek
Date: 17 Jan 07 - 07:36 AM

Hello to all. Love this site. Has the lyrics of songs i never thought i could get. But there's one song, i think its called Liberty Boy, which i would love to get the lyrics to.
It starts something like: 'I was born and raised in a darling spot...'. If anyone could help me out with the lyrics and chords i would be extremely grateful.
Cheers all and, once again, great site


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin song - Liberty Boy
From: Scrump
Date: 17 Jan 07 - 09:32 AM

Irish comedian/singer Brendan Grace recorded it - it may be available on CD, in which case you could get the CD and transcribe the words.

His website is at http://www.brendangrace.irl.com, but I couldn't find the song on any of the currently available CDs (I should check though, I only had a quick look).

HTH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin song - Liberty Boy
From: Scrump
Date: 17 Jan 07 - 09:41 AM

Eureka! The song is not on CD, but on an audio tape available from his website (link above).

HTH (again)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin song - Liberty Boy
From: GUEST,Eoghan
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 08:21 AM

Hello,

Interested to see this correspondence. As I understand it, the lyrics were written by my late grandfather, Edward Nevin (1910-1997). He was born and bred in the Liberties (Ardee Street). I have neither the lyrics nor the music for this but I think it might feature on a Brendan Grace LP called "His Grace in Dublin" or something like that. Wasn't it a single also?


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Subject: Lyr Add: SAILING HOME (Dublin City Ramblers)
From: Shaneo
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 08:32 AM

Would it be the one The Dublin City Ramblers had out?

Dublin city ramblers singing sailing home.. Lyr...
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Added: January 19, 2008
Dublin city ramblers singing sailing home.. Lyrics

I'm a liberty boy; that I'll never deny
And I love the old town I was born in
And I rue the day that I sailed away
On a grey November morning

Me love shed a tear as she stood by the pier
But I told her I had to be going
She's my treasure and pearl
She's my old darling girl
But my wild oats I have to be sowing

CHORUS: I'm sailing home to Dublin city
To the one who's waiting for me there
Home again to Dublin city
Oh, how I'm longing to be there

I've seen all the sights of this great world's delights
And I've sailed from Vancouver to Dover
I've hunted the whale and weathered the gale
Now my roving days are all over

For I miss Moore Street smell and the auld Liffey swell
And the pigeon-house lights in the evening
On Sandymount strand where we walked hand in hand
And we watched while the mail boat was leaving. CHORUS TWICE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin song - Liberty Boy
From: GUEST,Eoghan
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 05:29 AM

Shaneo,

No, that's a different song but the Ramblers do come up a lot in searaches and now I know why!

EO'R


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST,fintan
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 10:45 AM

i was born and raised in a darling spot quite famed in history,
in the auldest part of dublin and its called the liberties,
Me da he got an awful shock when he heard me lusty cry
i will drink all night and be polite, a liberty boy am i.

Thats all i remember


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 02:14 PM

The link above that was referred to as Brendan Grace's web site is now a dead link.

However, Brendan now owns a pub in Killaloe, Co Clare, known as Brendan Grace's Bar & Restaurant. I couldn't find anything about his music there, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 04:09 PM

has anyone any information on liberty boy,i have the single has it any value.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: Fergie
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 04:10 PM

Hi Guest

Who recorded the single?
If you could transcribe the words and put them here in this thread then the single would be of great value to us Mudcatters.

Regard

Fergus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST,ste
Date: 09 Jul 09 - 05:14 AM

My Grandad sings it like this:

I was born and bred in a darling spot, famed in history
Tis the auldest part of Dublin they call the liberty
Now i'm very proud to come from there i'll wave me banner high
Sure i'll drink all night and be polite
A liberty boy am i

Now me ma me pa called me Jamesy just like my uncle Jim
He was known throughout the provinces by the women and the men
Now an Irish casanova with a twinkle in his eye
Sure i'll drink all night and be polite
A liberty boy am i

That is all i know, and to be honest my grandad is known for getting lyrics wrong, he also drinks all night.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 03:28 PM

My surname is also nevin and music is one of my interests last night 11thJuly i met a gentleman by the name of arthur nevin who came from the liberties and this song was composed about him by his dad edward nevin. Hope this is of some interest to you.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A LIBERTY BOY AM I (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST,Elizabeth Nevin
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 08:54 AM

The Complete Words for "A Liberty Boy Am I"

A LIBERTY BOY AM I
(Edward Nevin)

I was born and bred in a darlin' spot, well famed in history
In the oldest part of Dublin and it's called the Liberties
I'm really proud to come from there, I'll keep the banner high

I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I

Now me Ma and Da got an awful fright, the night that I was born
I came a little early for I wasn't due till morn
Me Da he nearly fainted when he heard me lusty cry

I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I

There and then they called me Jamesie just like me Uncle Jem
He was loved throughout the Liberties by the women and the men
He taught me all the things I know that money couldn't buy

I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I

Now me school days they were happy ones I'm very glad to say
How I loved to play in Patrick's Park, I went there every day
I loved to stroll round Christ Church place and watch the Mott's go by

I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I

I began to notice Ladies when I was in me teens
A one and one in Burdocks and I'd take her to the Queens
A Dublin Casanova with a twinkle in me eye

I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I

And now you've heard the story of how Jamesie came to be
And of that darlin' Neighbourhood that's called the Liberties
I'm a Dubliner and proud of it, with that I'll say goodbye

I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 11 - 01:16 PM

I have been looking for these for years thank you so much, it seems the song itself has just vanished , can't be found anywhere .I remember brendan singing it as I am now in my 50's.If any 1 finds it please contact me at pathart1@hotmail.com. Kind Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 11 - 06:59 PM

Dear ALL,

As one of the grand daughters of Edward Nevin, I know he would be very honoured to know that you have so much interest in the song that he wrote back in the seventies. He was a man who was born in the heart of the liberties (1910)and was really proud of it. He passed away in 1997 but is remembered very fondly by us all. I am very proud to be related to such a fine and kind man and hope that his song will continue to be remembered so fondly. Last night Brendan Grace was a guest on the Ryan Tubridy show and they showed a clip of him singing the Liberty Boy. I can tell you it brought back some very happy memories of my grandfather Edward.

Thank you all for your very kind word about his song.

His grand daughter Niamh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 12 - 04:31 PM

Is there a site online to listen to it been sung by anyone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 06:17 AM

I was born and bred in a darlin' spot, well famed in history
In the oldest part of Dublin and it's called the Liberties
I'm really proud to come from there, I'll keep the banner high
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
Now me Ma and Da got an awful fright, the night that I was born
I came a little early for I wasn't due till morn
Me Da he nearly fainted when he heard me lusty cry
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
There and then they called me Jamesie just like me Uncle Jem
He was loved throughout the Liberties by the women and the men
He taught me all the things I know that money couldn't buy
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
Now me school days they were happy ones I'm very glad to say
How I loved to play in Patrick's Park, I went there every day
I loved to stroll round Christ Church place and watch the Mott's go by
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
I began to notice Ladies when I was in me teens
A one and one in Burdocks and I'd take her to the Queens
A Dublin Casanova with a twinkle in me eye
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
And now you've heard the story of how Jamesie came to be
And of that darlin' Neighbourhood that's called the Liberties
I'm a Dubliner and proud of it, with that I'll say goodbye
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I
I will drink all night and be polite a Liberty Boy am I


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 04:16 PM

can anybody tell me ahere i can get a recording of this.thankyou.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST,John
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 08:04 AM

"i will drink all night and be polite, a Liberty Boy am I!"

Is this the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 03:01 PM

yes john thats the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST,Claire
Date: 21 Jul 12 - 10:01 PM

If anybody can get a copy of that song I would love to get a copy.
My grandfather was also Born in the liberties and lived to be 100 ..he used to play that song and sing along as loud and pround as you can be. The tape he had disappeared and I have never been able to get another copy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST,Elizabeth Nevin
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 11:24 AM

I have a copy of the song. I wrote to Brendan Grace's management company and they kindly sent me a copy that plays on windows media player. If anyone wants to leave their email, I will forward it on to them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST,Cgricko
Date: 06 Dec 12 - 08:35 AM

Hi I would love a copy of the song

Can you send to cgricko@optonline.net

Thanks

Claire


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Subject: RE: Another Liberty boy song
From: GUEST,Jimmy
Date: 14 Oct 14 - 03:58 PM

The paintwork is peeling, there's damp on the ceiling
The rats they are squealing, this tenements freezing
Your da's not been paid, the strike calls been made
Sleep now my Liberty boy, sleep now my Liberty boy

Chorus

Oh your Da's on the picket line fighting for better time
Larkins been taken the strikes nearly breaking

"................

Sadly all I remember, I know it recalls the great strike of 1930 in Dublin, of which Philip Larkin fought for better working conditions.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 14 Oct 14 - 04:56 PM

Do you mean James (Jim) Larkin and the 1913 strike?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liberty Boy (Edward Nevin)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jun 16 - 12:48 PM

That Song is on Youtube since 2012 I wrote it out today from Brendan Grace singing. Edward Nevin wrote a brilliant song Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Eddie Ó Mórdha


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