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CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley

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RODDY McCORLEY (Gaelic)
RODGER YOUNG


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Subject: CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley
From: Megan
Date: 24 May 97 - 08:16 PM

Well, I found the lyrics in the archive, but I'm still looking for the chords and a bit of history to this Clancy / K3 song. Any offers?


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Subject: RE: CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley
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Date: 24 May 97 - 09:10 PM

My source says. Roddy McCorley was a local leader in County Antrim during the 1798 Rebellion. He was executed in the town of Toomebridge (sp). However another source spells it Tuam.

I sing this in either D or E so I leave my chord annotation in numeric form. i.e. I=Dmajor,IIm=Eminor,IV=Gmajor,V7=A7th etc for the key of D. (Classical guitar music shows the location of barres in roman numerals so that's what I'm used to.)

(I) Oh see the fleet foot hosts of men who

(IV) speed with faces (I) wan from farmstead and from

(IV) fishers (I) cot u

(IV) pon the (IIm) banks of (V7) Bann. They

(I) come with vengeance (IV) in their (I) eyes too

(VIm) late too (IIm) late are (V7) they. For young

(I) Roddy McCorley goes to die on the

(IV) Bridge of Tuam to (I) day.

Frank Phillips


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Subject: RE: CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley
From: tweed
Date: 25 May 97 - 12:27 PM

Roddy McCorley was a Protestant rebel as were many of the rebels of the '98 in Ulster. One of the reasons for the failure of the '98 was the scattered rising, although each of the risings gave us many songs. I think that McCorley was a member of the United Irishman (see Wolfe Tone, the Irish leader, not the singing group.)

I believe that the rising of McCorley was at Toomebridge in County Antrim.


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Subject: RE: CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 26 May 97 - 12:15 PM

The CLancy's song is relatively recent. There is another older song in the tradition witht he same name. It gives more of the oral history of the incident.

I'll post a set of words if I get a chance

Toomebridge is correct.

Regards


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Subject: RE: CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley
From: Alison
Date: 27 May 97 - 09:28 AM

Wolfe Tone formed the United Irishmen in 1791, an organisation dedicated to making Britain grant Irish Independence, and thus unite all the Irish people. After an unsucessful invasion attempt in 1796, they tried again in 1798. This time a British suadron captured a french frigate with Wolfe Tone on board. He slit his throat in prison rather than die on the gallows. For his part in the uprising, Roddy McCorley was hanged in Toomebridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


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Subject: RE: CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley
From: Bo
Date: 27 May 97 - 09:55 AM

I take it that is the basis for the name behind the irish group the Wolf Tones ?????


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Subject: RE: CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 27 May 97 - 11:25 AM

Bo

Yes, I'm afraid so.

Regards


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Subject: RE: CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley
From: Dave Murphy
Date: 28 May 97 - 08:13 PM

There's a nice version that Eddie Butcher of Magiligan ,County Antrim would sing..the first verse is:

You noble-hearted heros come listen unto me Whilst I relate and communicate of a mournful tragedy It's all about a galliant youth who was cut down in his bloom And hanged upon the gallows tree, close by the bridge of Toom.

I'm sure it's been recorded somewhere by now. But Eddie made a great job of it, as he did of all his songs. God bless him.


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Subject: RE: CRDS? / History? Roddy McCorley
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 29 May 97 - 05:10 AM

That's the one! There's a version in one of O'Lochlain's books (Iirsh Street Ballads or More ....") which is essentially as Eddie sang it

Regards


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