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Lyr Req: The Galway Hooker

GUEST,Manfred Kleiner 29 Jan 07 - 12:49 PM
McGrath of Harlow 29 Jan 07 - 01:20 PM
GUEST,Manfred 29 Jan 07 - 01:50 PM
sapper82 29 Jan 07 - 05:04 PM
Stewart 29 Jan 07 - 05:37 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Jan 07 - 05:49 PM
Stewart 29 Jan 07 - 05:52 PM
GUEST,Manfred 30 Jan 07 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,clintbarde 29 Jul 20 - 06:19 AM
Noreen 29 Jul 20 - 08:20 AM
cnd 29 Jul 20 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,clintbarde 31 Jul 20 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,clintbarde 03 Aug 20 - 12:56 PM
cnd 04 Aug 20 - 07:25 PM
Joe Offer 05 Aug 20 - 06:07 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 06 Aug 20 - 05:51 AM
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Subject: 'The Galway Hooker' lyrics required
From: GUEST,Manfred Kleiner
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 12:49 PM

On a (German) CD "The Irish Folk Festival 2006 / Tribute to the Galway Hooker Boats" I found a version of "The Galway Hooker" sung by Colm Breathnach of Arcanadh. Unfortunately, the CD did not contain the lyrics, and Colm's singing is so blurred that it left me helpless as far as a meaningful text is concerned. All I could make out with at least some reliability was the chorus:

"Swinging to the left and swinging to the right
There's a hooker on the seas tonight
There'll be drinking, dancing at the ceilidh mor
When the hooker's cargo comes ashore"

Is there anybody out there who can supply the verses? Please?


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Subject: RE: 'The Galway Hooker' lyrics required
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 01:20 PM

I take it this is a song about a boat?


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Subject: RE: 'The Galway Hooker' lyrics required
From: GUEST,Manfred
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 01:50 PM

As far as I can gather the song is about the important role the hookers played along the Irish west coast, including the Arans. Inishmaan and Inisheer also figure in the text.


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Subject: RE: 'The Galway Hooker' lyrics required
From: sapper82
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 05:04 PM

Thought it was about rugby!


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Subject: RE: 'The Galway Hooker' lyrics required
From: Stewart
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 05:37 PM

She was no lady,

She was a boat

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: 'The Galway Hooker' lyrics required
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 05:49 PM

The howker, or hooker was a small merchant ship used in the coastal waters of northern Europe.
http://website.lineone.net/~dee.ord/Golden.htm
Golden Age of Sail

It is track one of a cd, "Irish Folk Festival- Tribute to the Galway Hooker Boats," MMCD 1037.
Anyone have this disc?
Dealers can be found through Google.


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Subject: RE: 'The Galway Hooker' lyrics required
From: Stewart
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 05:52 PM

Here she is on Kinvara Bay with Dunguaire Castle in the background.

S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: 'The Galway Hooker' lyrics required
From: GUEST,Manfred
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 08:51 AM

Need information about the ships? Go to www.galwayhookerassociation.ie.
What I need is the song text.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Galway Hooker
From: GUEST,clintbarde
Date: 29 Jul 20 - 06:19 AM

A friend asked me to write out the lyrics,but I only get 90 % of what he´s singing.I´m sure the text must be somewhere in writing ?!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Galway Hooker
From: Noreen
Date: 29 Jul 20 - 08:20 AM

GUEST, clintbarde- please post here what you have and others may be able to fill in the gaps.
It'll be better than we have got so far!

Is the song available onine to listen to?

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Galway Hooker
From: cnd
Date: 29 Jul 20 - 09:48 AM

Just for clarity, the song is "The Galway Hooker" by Arcanadh.

You can listen to a sample here. The website allows you to create a free account, but apparently you can add a library card to listen to it? I'm not Dutch so I doubt it would work for me.

You can buy the CD here

Can't find anything more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Galway Hooker
From: GUEST,clintbarde
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 11:22 AM

Hi Noreen,
it looks like this thread has been going on for 13 years now.Wouldn´t it be more constructive to contact either Martin Gallen or Colm Breathnach via Facebook and ask them to post the lyrics ? I´m not a member,but I could ask a friend of mine.Let´s go for it instead of filling gaps how it might be right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Galway Hooker
From: GUEST,clintbarde
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 12:56 PM

Hi Noreen ! Done ! My pal got the lyriccs from the band via Facebook.I don´t know how to attach the open document to this message,though.If needs be,I can send an email.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Galway Hooker
From: cnd
Date: 04 Aug 20 - 07:25 PM

Clint, if the group is ok with sharing it publicly, highlight the text and then copy and paste it here.

If it's a format where you can't copy and paste the text, you would have to keep the text open in one tab and type it out in another.


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Subject: add: The Galway Hooker (Martin Gallen?)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Aug 20 - 06:07 PM

Ah, this request has been unanswered since 2007. Somebody from Germany emailed the lyrics to Max, who sent them on to me. Here they are - any corrections?

GALWAY HOOKER
(composed by Martin Gallen)

Near the land of Grainne Mhaol
The mighty Galway Hookers sail
At Claddagh, Carna and Galway Bay
They bring their cargo night and day

CHORUS
Swaying to the left and swaying to the right
There’s a hooker on the seas tonight
There’ll be drink and dancin at the Ceili Mor
When the hooker’s cargo comes ashore

With pitch –black stern and crimson sail
These vessels carry news and tales
To Inis Mean and Inis Thiar
Where people gather at the pier
CHORUS

With turf and stout they’re laden down
And workers coming from the towns
Land ahoy we’re drawing near
Sights of friends and families dear
CHORUS

From the city of the tribes
Across the Maine to Aran’s isles
Their name remains a burning light
For every traveller’s homeward flight
CHORUS



I found YouTube playlists for two albums by Arcanadh but no "Galway Hooker." Can anybody find a recording of the song?

Here's a rather nice video of a Galway hooker race. Those mainsails are huge!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Galway Hooker
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 06 Aug 20 - 05:51 AM

"Across the main..." makes more sense.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Galway Hooker
From: GUEST,clintbarde
Date: 06 Aug 20 - 11:32 AM

Joe,that must have been me that sent the text on to Max.I didn´t know,how to copy and paste and just emailed it.Good to see it written out now ! And I agree,that across the main makes more sense,Martin.


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