[PDF] Anon. - Star of the County Down, Irish folk song

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[PDF] Anon. - Star of the County Down, Irish folk song

Post by AO » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:13 pm

Thought I'd share this,
Cheers,AO.
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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by oski79 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:19 pm

Thanks! It sounds good in my head--I'll give it a run this afternoon!
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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by GeoffB » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:42 pm

Very nice, Arthur, thank you!

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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by Vesuvio » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:54 pm

THank you very much, Arthur, this does look interesting,

Best wishes, V :) :merci:
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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:16 pm

This is lovely, Arthur! This goes right into the list of "Beautiful pieces that are not hard to play"!

As the forum's resident music editor, I must say that I've given this a thorough read-through and couldn't find a single error. :lol:

This is just wonderful. I think "Our scores for guitar" is my favorite part of this forum!

Thank you and keep them coming,

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ps. I was curious about the lyrics, so I looked them up:
Near Banbridge town, in the County Down
One morning in July
Down a boreen green came a sweet colleen
And she smiled as she passed me by.
She looked so sweet from her two white feet
To the sheen of her nut-brown hair
Such a coaxing elf, I'd to shake myself
To make sure I was standing there.

From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay
And from Galway to Dublin town
No maid I've seen like the sweet colleen
That I met in the County Down.

As she onward sped I shook my head
And I gazed with a feeling rare
And I said, says I, to a passerby
"Who's the maid with the nut-brown hair?"
He smiled at me, and with pride says he,
"That's the gem of Ireland's crown.
She's young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann
She's the star of the County Down."

I've travelled a bit, but never was hit
Since my roving career began
But fair and square I surrendered there
To the charms of young Rose McCann.
I'd a heart to let and no tenant yet
Did I meet with in shawl or gown
But in she went and I asked no rent
From the star of the County Down.

At the crossroads fair I'll be surely there
And I'll dress in my Sunday clothes
And I'll try sheep's eyes, and deludhering lies
On the heart of the nut-brown rose.
No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke
Though with rust my plow turns brown
Till a smiling bride by my own fireside
Sits the star of the County Down.
Very clever lyrics, huh? I especially like "I'd a heart to let and no tenant yet".

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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by owl » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:10 pm

Thanks Arthur, this looks great :)

And thank you Alan for the lyrics
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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by oski79 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:01 pm

Yes, nice find on the lyrics, Alan. I'll be humming this tune all evening, for certain!
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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by AO » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:14 am

Here is a lead sheet for all the vocalists. They are clever lyrics Alan,

I was always suspicious of "Sure the coaxing elf, I had to shake myself" :roll:

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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by David Crooks » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:37 pm

If anyone is looking for a less nauseating lyric to go with this great tune, you could try the traditional song Dives and Lazarus (cf RVW) or a more modern song, Crooked Jack, by Dominic Behan, brother of Brendan.

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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by Anthony Campanella » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:22 pm

Great work AO!

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Re: [PDF] Anon. - Star of the County Down, Irish folk song

Post by Sean » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:23 am

This looks like a very well done arrangement! Thank you!

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Re: [PDF] Anon. - Star of the County Down, Irish folk song

Post by eales » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:03 pm

It's really nice, not hard to play and clearly laid out.
Thanks very much AO.
:merci: :merci:
.[... I thought I recognised Dives and Lazarus Cookie!]

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Re: [PDF] Anon. - Star of the County Down, Irish folk song

Post by Dave W » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:28 pm

Appreciate you time & effort, it's on my to learn list now. :merci: :bye:

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Re: [PDF] Anon. - Star of the County Down, Irish folk song

Post by AO » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:15 am

eales wrote:It's really nice, not hard to play and clearly laid out.
Thanks very much AO.
:merci: :merci:
.[... I thought I recognised Dives and Lazarus Cookie!]
I know this is an extremely old post, and I appreciate all the nice comments but what is Dives and Lazarus Cookie?

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Re: [PDF] Irish folk song - Star of the County Down

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:05 am

cookie wrote:If anyone is looking for a less nauseating lyric to go with this great tune, you could try the traditional song Dives and Lazarus (cf RVW) or a more modern song, Crooked Jack, by Dominic Behan, brother of Brendan.

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I think she was referring to Cookie's post, Arthur. I certainly understand your confusion. :wink:

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