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Kerry Dancers
Irish Roots cafe ^ | 1875 | J.L Molloy

Posted on 03/17/2010 12:43:42 PM PDT by JimVT

Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing Oh, the ring of the piper’s tune Oh, for one of those hours of gladness Gone, alas, like our youth, too soon!

When the boys began to gather In the glen of a summer’s night And the Kerry piper’s tuning Made us long with wild delight! Oh, to think of it Oh, to dream of it Fills my heart with tears!

Chorus

Was there ever a sweeter Colleen In the dance than Eily More Or a prouder lad than Thady As he boldly took the floor. Lads and lasses to your places Up the middle and down again Ah, the merry hearted laughter Ringing through the happy glen!

Oh, to think of it Oh, to dream of it Fills my heart with tears!

Chorus Time goes on, and the happy years are dead And one by one the merry hearts are fled Silent now is the wild and lonely glen Where the bright glad laugh will echo ne’er again Only dreaming of days gone by in my heart I hear. Loving voices of old companions Stealing out of the past once more And the sound of the dear old music Soft and sweet as in days of yore.

When the boys began to gather In the glen of a summer’s night And the Kerry piper’s tuning Made us long with wild delight! Oh, to think of it Oh, to dream of it Fills my heart with tears!


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Poetry
KEYWORDS: dancing; days; kerry; of
In honor of the day, I thought folks might like to see (or hear) lyrics of a song from a quieter time.

Check the website for the vocal rendition.

1 posted on 03/17/2010 12:43:43 PM PDT by JimVT
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To: JimVT

Kerry was well represented in the parade today in NYC.

Will post video later.

I thought you would like this for posterity, it’s a first:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zakvVSeToI

What would St. Patrick say? LOL


2 posted on 03/17/2010 12:50:13 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: AliVeritas

That would-be hero had naught to do with this.

If he ever gets to Ireland he’ll be banished with the rest of the snakes!


3 posted on 03/17/2010 1:29:52 PM PDT by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: sionnsar

Not really pingworthy, but you may want to see it. :’)


4 posted on 03/18/2010 3:19:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: JimVT

That wildman will do just about anything when he's got enough beers in him.

5 posted on 03/18/2010 3:23:59 PM PDT by x
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To: Twotone; Knitting A Conundrum; ThanhPhero; Julia H.; DuncanWaring; snuffy smiff; ottbmare; ...
Not really pingworthy, but you may want to see it. :’)

Ya never know... wrong kind of pipes nae doot... *\;-) but 'twas worth a ping!

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6 posted on 03/18/2010 5:39:33 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: sionnsar

Good music but Raymond Kelly is a disgrace to the Celtic blood!


7 posted on 03/18/2010 7:33:32 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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