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Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee

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THE BANKS OF THE LEE
THE GREEN MOSSY BANKS OF THE LEA
THE GREEN MOSSY BANKS OF THE LEA (2)


Related threads:
Lyr/Chords Req: The Banks of the Lee (31)
Tune Req: Banks of the lee (10) (closed)


In Mudcat MIDIs:
Ba Loinnireach Grian an Trathnona (This air is used with a variation on The Banks of the Lee)


GUEST,Philippa 16 Dec 03 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,Donal 16 Dec 03 - 08:50 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 17 Dec 03 - 04:46 PM
GUEST,Philippa 07 Jan 04 - 05:20 PM
GUEST,Philippa 10 Jan 04 - 06:19 AM
GUEST,MMario 13 Jan 04 - 12:46 PM
GUEST 31 Jul 05 - 11:14 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 31 Jul 05 - 01:38 PM
GUEST,Philippa 03 Aug 05 - 01:44 PM
GUEST,carol 28 Jul 08 - 10:20 PM
MartinRyan 29 Jul 08 - 03:21 AM
MartinRyan 31 Jul 08 - 05:20 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 12:14 PM

I think there are at least 3 different songs about "Banks of the Lee" /"Banks of the Lea" (the River Lee in Cork, Ireland) already covered in Mudcat. The one I seek is different.

I have it on an old LP by Ann and Francie Brolly, but the record is old and scratched and I don't want to do more damage repeatedly playing the track. The tune is the same lovely air used for "Ba Loinnireach Grian an Tráthnóna", which I understand is Thomas Moore's "Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded"

sample lines:

When I view the green hills of my childhood
And the mist hanging low o'er the fields
The vision I have is a fair one
My home by the banks of the Lee

Every man has a wish to go roaming
For far foreign fields are more green
Than the fields of the land he was born in,
Those places he never has seen.

oh how I long for my island
and my old life at home by the Lee.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 08:50 PM

Phillipa,
          Sorry I can't help with the song directly, but when I had a similar problem I
   put the song from the record onto my computer, (the process has been described here
   several times, notably by McGrath), and then as a WAV file or whatever, you can listen
   through headphones as many times as necessary.
                                                                           Donal.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 04:46 PM

Philippa

There are a number of "Banks of the Lee" songs in older songbooks. Some are "Spirit of the Nation" or Young Ireland vintage, others more recent. Yours sounds fairly recent - maybe Irish-American?

Thre's at least one local COrk songbook with possibilities - I'll have a look in ITMA next time I'm in Dublin, if nothing turns up here before then

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 05:20 PM

I don't have the technology installed to follow Dónal's suggestion, so I'll put out the request again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 10 Jan 04 - 06:19 AM

I've sent MMario sheet music (from Bell & Ó Conchubhair, "Traditional Songs of the North of Ireland") for "Ba Loinnireach Grian an Tráthnóna"; expect to see the ABC posted here soon.


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Subject: Tune Add: BA LOINNIREACH GRIAN AN TRATHNONA
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 13 Jan 04 - 12:46 PM

X:1
T:Ba Loinnireach Grian an Trathnona
N:Bell & Ó Conchubhair, "Traditional Songs of the North of Ireland"
N:see thread 65288
Q:1/4=60
I:abc2nwc
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
z4(G A)|B3A G2|(A3G) E2|D6|E4G G|G3A B2|
c4B2|(B6|A4)G A|B B3(A G)|A3G E2|(D6|
E4)G G|(G3A) B2|A4G2|G6-|G4B2|B4c2|
d2d2e f|g6|(f4e) e|d4B2|({B}A4)G2|A6-|A4G A|
B3A G2|A2G2E2|(D6|E4)G2|G3A B2|({B}A4)G2|G6-|G4z2|]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 11:14 AM

Could I see the green hills of my childhood and my old life at home by the Lee
Then this northern American village would seem more like heaven to me
But crowding around in my dreaming are things I no longer can see
Like the places I've always been yearning since I wandered away from the Lee.

Every man has a thought to go roaming but far foreign fields are more green
Than the hills of the land he was born in, the places that he's never seen.
They told me when leaving my Ireland a new world would open for me,
But ah how I long for my Ireland and my old life by the banks of the Lee

When the dustbowl has blown all around me and weary I drag from eyes
Not the sand which is seeking to harm me but the stars of my blue Irish sky.
This Canadian land is a fair one with work flowing plenty and free
But the vision I have is a rare one, at home by the banks of the Lee.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:38 PM

Nice version, guest. Source?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 03 Aug 05 - 01:44 PM

thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: GUEST,carol
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 10:20 PM

I know that song. Do you still want the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: MartinRyan
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 03:21 AM

GUESTcarol

We do, we do - and any info on where you got it etc.
Thanks

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a different Banks of the Lee
From: MartinRyan
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 05:20 PM

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