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Lyr Req: Donegal (from The Fureys)

16 Mar 01 - 04:38 PM (#419394)
Subject: Anyone know a song 'Home in Donegal?'
From: GUEST,TC

I put this up a few months back, thanks for the hits, but nothing panned out.

This is a Fureys song...I was told it was on an album called Claddagh Road, but no one has ever heard of the song or album...if anyone knows it, please help:

I think it is called "I wish I was home in Donegal"

Chorus is like:

I wish I was home in donegal satnding here by the sea to hear your sweet voice calling me I wish I was home in donegal

Anyone that knows it, please help....thanks


16 Mar 01 - 05:45 PM (#419449)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anyone know a song 'Home in Donegal?
From: Sorcha

Well, I finally found the album, I think. Looks like the title is just "Donegal". Site is in German, tho. Click here.


16 Mar 01 - 09:11 PM (#419613)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anyone know a song 'Home in Donegal?
From: Malcolm Douglas

If it's any help, the record is Claddagh Road (Claddagh Records CDDPR 132).  Should be quite easily available; the title of the song is, of course, as Sorcha says.  Your previous thread on the subject is here:  I wish I was Home in Donegal  -as a rule, I'd suggest that you revive a thread of this kind rather than start a new one; it would have the same effect, and would avoid silting up the search engine with duplicate references.

Malcolm


07 Dec 11 - 08:30 AM (#3269773)
Subject: Lyr Add: DONEGAL (Kevin McKrell)
From: Jim Dixon

Allmusic.com shows that The Fureys did indeed record an album called "Claddagh Road" (1995) and it contains a song called DONEGAL. It credits Kevin McKrell as the songwriter. The same song also appears on the Fureys' "At Home in Ireland" (2007) and on McKrell's own album "The Wind upon the Hill" (2007). Others who have recorded it are: Michael DeAngelis, on "Son of a Dunigan" (2005), and Hair of the Dog, on "Donegal" (2007).

A sample at Allmusic.com from the Fureys' recording contains these lyrics:

...back to my home in Donegal.
He walks upon the streets of New Orleans.
There's a strange and unfamiliar look to ev'ry face he sees.
He came in for the money, the adventure and the craic....

The following lyrics are copied (and edited a bit) from a web site called The Balladeers:


CHORUS: I wish that I was home in Donegal,
To be with you beside the sea,
To hear your sweet voice calling me
Back to my home in Donegal.

1. He walks upon the streets of New Orleans.
There's a strange and unfamiliar look to every face he sees.
He came in for the money, the adventure and the craic.
Now all he ever thinks about is someday going back. CHORUS

2. He misses all his family and friends.
There's times when he'd give all he has just to be with them again,
Before the young ones move away, the old ones are all gone,
Before his heart can realize he's been away too long.

3. Sometimes he lays there dreaming in the night,
To get a job of extra work he'd save the money for the flight,
But lonely dreams and darkness disappear before the dawn.
Familiar faces fade away all the dreams are gone. CHORUS


[The title as given at the Balladeers web site is HOME IN DONNEGAL (sic). It does not credit a songwriter.]