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Lyr Req: Back Home in Derry (Bobby Sands)

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BACK HOME IN DERRY
THE EDMUND FITZGERALD
THE NERVOUS WRECK OF THE EDNA FITZGERALD


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Gypsy 22 May 00 - 10:31 PM
Bugsy 22 May 00 - 10:38 PM
Bugsy 22 May 00 - 10:44 PM
Pene Azul 23 May 00 - 12:57 AM
GUEST,Bex McK 23 May 00 - 01:48 PM
Gypsy 23 May 00 - 08:30 PM
Malcolm Douglas 23 May 00 - 09:12 PM
GUEST,joebigun@dfsi.net 06 Apr 03 - 06:02 PM
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GUEST,mick chick 07 Apr 03 - 06:22 PM
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Subject: Take me home to Derry
From: Gypsy
Date: 22 May 00 - 10:31 PM

This is the original set of lyrics to the tune that is now known as "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" Similar idea, but instead, the man is on a prison ship bound for (i believe) Botany Bay. Heard Around the Hearth perform it, and really want to get the lyrics. Will email them if i must, but with their schedual....Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: Bugsy
Date: 22 May 00 - 10:38 PM

I think the song is called "I wish I was back home in Derry".

Recorded by Christie Moore.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: Bugsy
Date: 22 May 00 - 10:44 PM

Yes, It's called Back Home In Derry, by Christy Moore from his 1984 album "Voyage".

Try the webpage below for mor info.

http://www.ceolas.org/artists/Christy_Moore/cdiscog.html#cm9

cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: Pene Azul
Date: 23 May 00 - 12:57 AM

There are lyrics to a song called "I Wish I Was Back Home In Derry" in this message (click) contained in this thread (click).

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: GUEST,Bex McK
Date: 23 May 00 - 01:48 PM

The lyrics to Back Home in Derry were actually written by the hunger striker Bobby Sands (and MP elect), from Derry in Northern Ireland. Christy Moore set it to Gordon Lightfoot's tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: Gypsy
Date: 23 May 00 - 08:30 PM

Thanks guys! I really appreciate the help in getting the lyrics for this wonderful song. Now if i may impose further, i was told that the tune was quite old, and predated Gordon Lightfoot. Is this so, or is it one of those sets of lyrics with a lost tune set to current music?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 23 May 00 - 09:12 PM

Probably not; Bobby Sands was born in 1954.  I have no idea, though, if he had a particular tune in mind when he wrote the words; could anyone help with that?

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: GUEST,joebigun@dfsi.net
Date: 06 Apr 03 - 06:02 PM

Not downgrading Gordon Lightfoot ,he is a great singer., However, I believe he took the tune or music from the tune "The Edmund Fitzerald
(Wreck of the Edmund Fitzerald) & matched it to Bobby Sands lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 06 Apr 03 - 08:49 PM

Another old thread resurrected from the dead for no apparent reason; probably it is the only one on the subject here that doesn't contain substantive information. For more up-to-date information, very easily found through the onsite search engine, see, among a great many other discussions:

Origins: Puzzle:Edmund Fitzgerald and Bobby Sands

...where it is explained quite clearly that Bobby Sands' poem was set to the tune of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which Gordon Lightfoot wrote.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: GUEST,mick chick
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 06:22 PM

For a modern rendition you should check out the Jeff Greer Band's version, simply called "Derry." They changed it up for their 2001 CD and have since made it even better. Until their new CD comes out you can check out a decent video of it on their website, www.jeffgreerband.com.
They are a celtic alternative (celternative) band but this isn't too in your face if you are all trad!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take me home to Derry
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 07:07 PM

"celternative" - what a label to stick on anybody!


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