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

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

Post by patcat » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:52 am

As a new member, how do I get to view the PDF so that I can try it out and comment on it?

Tarbaby (1953 - 2016)

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

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:49 am

Hi Patrick.

I've given you the answer in your "introduction". :wink:

I hope you enjoy playing this piece. It's very nice!

Alan

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

Post by KeMe » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:41 am

:merci:
Thank you Arthur for making this score available to us. I really do like your arrangement.
I came across this piece on Youtube this weekend and really will enjoy playing it. I ran through it a time and it's doable.

Thanks again,

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

Post by orazio59 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:15 pm

Really nice, this Irish folk song.
I'd like to find more often transcriptions of folk songs of various nations

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

Post by AO » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:01 am

orazio59 wrote:Really nice, this Irish folk song.
I'd like to find more often transcriptions of folk songs of various nations

:merci:
paolo

Me too, thank you orazio.

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

Post by Frans van den Hombergh » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:44 pm

Nice piece

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

Post by Claus » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:30 pm

I will give this a try when I'm back from work.

Thank you for sharing and I'm looking forward in finding many more transcriptions of folk songs as well.

Claus

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

Post by Claus » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:45 pm

The words are by Cathal McGarvey, 1866-1927 who lived in Ramelton in County Dongegal. There is an almost identical English tune "Kingsfold". During the American Civil War the Irish Brigade used this music but changed the lyric and called it "The Fighting 69th".

The Fighting 69th:

Come all you gallant heroes,
And along with me combined
I'll sing a song,
it won't take long,
Of the Fighting Sixty Ninth
They're a band of men brave,
stout and bold,
From Ireland they came
And they have a leader to the fold,
And Cocoran was his name

It was in the month of April,
When the boys they sailed away
And they made a sight so glorious,
As they marched along Broadway
They marched right down Broadway,
me boys,
Until they reached the shore
And from there they went to Washington,
And straight unto the war

So we gave them a hearty cheer,
me boys,
It was greeted with a smile
Singing here's to the boys who feared no noise,
We're the Fighting Sixty Ninth

And when the war is said and done,
May heaven spare our lives
For its only then we can return,
To our loved ones and our wives
We'll take them in our arms,
me boys,
For a long night and a day
And we'll hope that war will come no more,
To sweet America

So we gave them a hearty cheer,
me boys,
It was greeted with a smile
Singing here's to the boys who feared no noise,
We're the Fighting Sixty Ninth

So farewell unto you dear New York,
Will I e'er see you once more
For it fills my heart with sorrow,
To leave your sylvan shore
But the country now it is calling us,
And we must hasten fore
So here's to the stars and stripes,
me boys,
And to Ireland's lovely shore

And here's to Murphy and Devine,
Of honour and renown
Who did escort our heroes,
Unto the battle ground
And said unto our colonel,
We must fight hand to hand
Until we plant the stars and stripes,
Way down in Dixieland

So we gave them a hearty cheer,
me boys,
It was greeted with a smile
Singing here's to the boys who feared no noise,
We're the Fighting Sixty Ninth

Dons

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

Post by Dons » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:27 pm

I love this Celtic music.
Thanks,
Don

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

Post by edmortguitar » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:07 pm

I have always loved this song and in one form or another I've been listening to it all my life. I come from Belfast( which of course is in county Down) so there's always been a deep fondness for this wee tune. I can't wait to give it a go. Oh, by the way, I can never meet a woman named Mccann without thinking in my mind of young Rosie Mccann from the banks of the Bann. Thanks for the score and thanks , too, for the lyrics. Seeing them written down made me realise for the first time how great the are.

MickeyD

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

Post by MickeyD » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:09 pm

thanks. Celtic music seems overlooked by many guitar players. I'll play this at Thanksgiving dinner.

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

Post by TheCreeps » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:23 am

I know, that the same question was asked at the begining... but I'm new here and don't know, how to look at PDF. Can anyone help me please? Thank you

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

Post by KeMe » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:33 am

Hello
Welcome to the Delcamp forum. You must make 2 posts before you will be able to view any of PDFs or MP3.
I would like to invite you to introduce yourself to the other members of the forum in the Introduce Yourself subforum here. That would give you your 2nd post that would allow your to view and download the files.
I look forward to your introduction,

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

Post by James Williams » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:14 am

Thanks for posting this, AO. It looks like a lovely arrangement. I've played another (faster) version of this song, known as "The Dog's Nose", with my fife and drum corps. This is a nice change from that.

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

Post by WarrenKearney » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:55 am

Thanks, nice clean arrangement of one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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