Dun Laoghaire in Song

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Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Micheál » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:42 pm

Hey guys,

Lets be having you! Gimme the details of a published Song that mentions (specifically) "Dun Laoghaire".

I want the
Title,
Singer/Band/Composer
A line from the Lyrics

Heres a starter -

Summer in Dublin
Bagatelle
"So I hopped on a bus to Dun Laoghaire, stopping off to pick up my guitar"
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Gerald » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:05 pm

The Boomtown Rats - Dun Laoghaire

"How do you spell Dun Laoghaire?"

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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Strum » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:23 pm

The Patton Flyer, (Patton pending) by William Byrne. :D

Close your eyes and take the Journey. Even got Cuala Fields in there for you Michael. :D

Great writing Will. ;)

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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Micheál » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:56 pm

Nell Flaherty's Drake
Traditional / Tommy Makem

"May his spade never dig, may his sow never pig
May each hair in his wig be well trashed with the flail
My his door never latch, may his roof have no thatch
May his turkeys not hatch, may the rats eat his "male" (meal)
May every old fairy from Cork to Dun Laoghaire
Dip him snug and airy in river or lake
That the eel and the trout they may dine on the snout
Of the monster that murdered Nell Flaherty's drake"

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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Holla » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:14 am

Micheál wrote:Hey guys,

Lets be having you! Gimme the details of a published Song that mentions (specifically) "Dun Laoghaire".

I want the
Title,
Singer/Band/Composer
A line from the Lyrics

Heres a starter -

Summer in Dublin
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"So I hopped on a bus to Dun Laoghaire, stopping off to pick up my guitar"
There is a song about Dun Laoghaire I heard mister Loonam from Sallynoggin sing it I think he may helped compose it with someone else. Grammer mite know
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Rocker » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:32 am

Can we have one which mentions the old name Kingstown??

Here is a famous song "Back home in Kingstown" 2009 at the end of this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbODJP_iwuU
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Dancer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:42 am

"Dun Laoghaire"

"The Natives"

Dun Laoghaire you are the place for me
The town where I live, you've been so good to me
Grew up there, grew up without a care......
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Snowhite » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:45 am

Dun Laoghaire.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby spudseamus » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:22 am

The shores of Gallipoli

I remember the day it stands clear in my mind
We went down to Dun Laoighaire to wave you goodbye
Your ma was quietly weeping, there was a tear in my eye
your sailing to Gallipoli to die

You looked so young as you stood there with a glint in your eye
and you sang rebel songs as the streamers flew high
Your ma she turned away and I heard her sigh
you are sailing to Gallipoli to die

You were all that we had, your mammy and me
when you marched head erect you were proud as could be
but it killed your poor ma and it slowly killing me
when you were blown to kingdom come on the shores of Gallipoli

We got only one letter we knew right away
It said deepest regrets your son was bold and he was brave
you were only 19 yet your mammy and I
let you sail to Gallipoli to die

You were all that we had, your mammy and me
when you marched head erect you were proud as could be
but it killed your poor ma and it slowly killing me
when you were blown to kingdom come on the shores of Gallipoli

You fought for the wrong country you fought for the wrong cause
and your ma often said that it was Ireland's great loss
all those fine young men who marched to foreign shores to fight the war
when the greatest war of all was at home

You were all that we had, your mammy and me
when you marched head erect you were proud as could be
but it killed your poor ma and it slowly killing me
when you were blown to kingdom come on the shores of Gallipoli
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby jabra » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:51 pm

VIVA LA QUINTA BRIGADA - Christy Moore
and the bishops blessed the blueshirts in dunlaoghaire
as they sailed beneath the swastika to spain
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Rocker » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:57 am

Thanks for reviving this topic Jabra...there must be most...come on you music buffs dontknow
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Harjoe » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:16 pm

Just noticed this post I can remember in the late 1950s at one of the concerts run by Dick Mitcheal in the Town Hall a song called Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire by sweet Dublin bay can't remember any of the other lines or who performed it on stage The concert was one of many with acts like the Batchelors then know as the Harmonichords, other act were Kay Delaney ( Old Black Mammy) ,Charlie Byrne ( Livin with Lynch), Rose Tynan, and some local acts like Willie Brady from Library Road .
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Strum » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:34 pm

Sweet Dublin Bay

They sailed away on that gallant barque
Roy Neal and his fair young bride
They had ventured all on that bounding ship
That danced on the silvery tide
And his heart was young, and his spirit light
As he kissed her tears away
And they watched the shore retreat from sight
Of their own sweet Dublin Bay

Three days they sailed when the storm arose
And the lightning swept the deep
When the thunder crash broke the short repose
Of the weary sailors' sleep
Roy Neal, he clasped his weeping bride
And he kissed the tears away
"Oh, love, 'twas a fearful hour," he cried
"When we left sweet Dublin Bay!"

On the crowded deck of that doomed ship
Some fell in their deep despair
And some, o'ercome with a holier heart
Sought the God of the storm in prayer
"She has struck a rock," the sailors cried
In their breath of wild dismay
And that ship went down with the fair young bride
That sailed from Dublin Bay

They sailed away in that gallant barque
Roy Neal and his fair young bride
They had ventured all on that bounding ship
That danced on the silvery tide
But his heart was young, and his spirit light
As he kissed her tears away
And they watched the shore retreat from sight
Of their own sweet Dublin Bay
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby grammer » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:00 am

I stepped aboard the mailer me heart pounding loud
The boat at 20 to 9 began to move about
the gangways up
passengers moving about
me a young lad from the 'boro
innocent and full of stout
make me way up on deck
to wave at all me relations on the East Pier hangin' about

Waiting for the 20 to 9 to get up steam and out
out of the harbour out into the bay
so they could all run back up the town
........................................
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
anyone???????????
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Strum » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:44 am

grammer wrote:EDIT




I stepped aboard the mailer me heart pounding loud
The boat at 20 to 9 began to move about
the gangways up
passengers moving about
me a young lad from the 'boro
innocent and full of stout
make me way up on deck
to wave at all me relations on the East Pier hangin' about

Waiting for the 20 to 9 to get up steam and out
out of the harbour out into the bay
so they could all run back up the town

And they sang yippy yi yippy i eh
yippy yi yippy i eh
as they threw their Library cards
in the Harbour
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby jabra » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:51 pm

Harjoe
It was nice to hear those names mentioned
Kay Delaney Rose Tynan {who used to gig at that time in
the Noggin Inn} Charlie Byrne who also gigged in Bray in
the old eagle house no longer there and Willie Brady R I P
who was a first cousin of mine
Thanks for the memories
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Rocker » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:30 pm

Strum,

There is me going over and over them there words looking for a mention of Dún Laoghaire....there isn't one!!!
Harjoe remembers some song called DúnLaoghaire by Sweet Dublin Bay....now we have to go and find those words!!!

Harjoe,

I remember all those concerts in the Town Hall. Such professionals. It was a big outing for us to be brought and my mother was a great singer so when we went home she would relive the night and sing all the songs...she was a great one for getting sheet music and words of songs and we learned them at the fire ..everyone who came in was asked"do you know the air of such and such"??(that is if we didn't have the music).
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Rocker » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:36 pm

grammer wrote:I stepped aboard the mailer me heart pounding loud
The boat at 20 to 9 began to move about
the gangways up
passengers moving about
me a young lad from the 'boro
innocent and full of stout
make me way up on deck
to wave at all me relations on the East Pier hangin' about

Waiting for the 20 to 9 to get up steam and out
out of the harbour out into the bay
so they could all run back up the town
........................................
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
anyone???????????


The first draft is not bad :lol: ....when will Dancer be back to help out here...remember Gunther and Anna (or whatever they were called).Just thought there is a new poet in residence at the new Library...wonder if he could help out with the words :?:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Harjoe » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:56 pm

Great songs Grammer and Strum but not the one I was thinking of , Jabra those concerts were years before the Noggin Inn it would have been late 1950s because on thinking back Paddy Crosbie was another act and the bloke who dressed like a bus conductor comedian may have been Chris Casey or Chris Curran well before T V , Rose Brennan another local and Dickser Mitcheal who was the first I ever heard miming to records long long before the Barron Knights .
Just remembered more words from
D L /D L by Sweet Dublin bay to walk along the pier at the end of the day etc etc etc
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Rocker » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:57 pm

Found this Rose Brennan song. Not DúnLaoghaire but maritime. We went to London in 1962 for a while and relations took my Ma to the Palais where joe Loss was playing with Rose Brennan. She is some fine singer.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RGqGPivyc0
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Strum » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:27 pm

That was good Rocker. Powerful voice alright.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby grammer » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:10 am

Waiting for the 20 to 9 to get up steam and out
out of the harbour out into the bay

Cos they all had to run back up
to Cumberland street-
You see it was their signing on day :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Sputnik » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:39 am

Harjoe

I too remember my Da singing "Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire by sweet Dublin Bay" but cannot remember any of the other lyrics. He was in the Borough Minstrels (think Black and White Minstrels) and they put on regular Summer Variety Concerts and Christmas Pantomimes in the Town Hall up to the late 60's.
Others were Gillie Blackmore and Willie Hanlon.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby Micheál » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:19 am

Cant wait to download the new hit . . . .
Dun-Lear-y Lib-Rare-y
By Sweet Dublin Bay
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Postby skins » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:29 pm

Rocker wrote:Found this Rose Brennan song. Not DúnLaoghaire but maritime. We went to London in 1962 for a while and relations took my Ma to the Palais where joe Loss was playing with Rose Brennan. She is some fine singer.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RGqGPivyc0



I think you must be slipping, Rocker, not like you at all........she also had a hit with "My Dublin Bay".
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