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Lyr Req: Broad Black Brimmer (Irish song) (10)


gerard killoran 21 May 97 - 09:48 AM
waltersl@cctr.umkc.edu 21 May 97 - 11:26 AM
John 22 May 97 - 12:27 AM
John 22 May 97 - 12:28 AM
John 22 May 97 - 12:30 AM
John 22 May 97 - 12:32 AM
jmayres 07 Dec 99 - 10:06 PM
Áine 07 Dec 99 - 10:23 PM
InOBU 09 Dec 99 - 02:13 PM
styley 19 May 01 - 12:12 AM
catspaw49 19 May 01 - 12:22 AM
Mrrzy 08 Jun 01 - 11:19 AM
Mrrzy 08 Jun 01 - 11:20 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 08 Jun 01 - 11:25 AM
Mrrzy 08 Jun 01 - 11:33 AM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 08 Jun 01 - 04:33 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 08 Jun 01 - 06:12 PM
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Subject: broad black brimmer
From: gerard killoran
Date: 21 May 97 - 09:48 AM

If anyone has the lyrics to the Irish rebel song above, could they email them to me at gkilloran@compuserve.com

Thanks

Gerard


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Subject: RE: broad blck brimmer
From: waltersl@cctr.umkc.edu
Date: 21 May 97 - 11:26 AM

You can find a recording of this song on the twenty-fifth anniversary album by the Wolf Tones. I don't have the CD handy at the moment, but I can get the lyrics for you off the tape I have of it. I'll e-mail them to you from home tonight. I like the song too, and I'd rather have them in print, But I can't locate them through the net either. It's a popular song here in KC, with the Irish community.

Leslie


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Subject: RE: broad blck brimmer
From: John
Date: 22 May 97 - 12:27 AM

This song and 199 other fine examples are published on a combo tape (sampler)and book published by Soodlum (in Ireland or UK) 100 Favourite Irish Songs Vol 1 and 2. There is a similar collection for Scottish songs. All contain lyrics, music notation, guitar chords and a musical sample of at least the first verse and chorus.

I have searched high and low for mine but cannot find.

In relation to an earlier thread for :Limerick You're a Lady", I believe that this also appears in this collection of both traditional and more contemporary songs.

Whoops - have you checked the DT?

John


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Subject: RE: broad blck brimmer
From: John
Date: 22 May 97 - 12:28 AM

This song and 199 other fine examples are published on a combo tape (sampler)and book published by Soodlum (in Ireland or UK) 100 Favourite Irish Songs Vol 1 and 2. There is a similar collection for Scottish songs. All contain lyrics, music notation, guitar chords and a musical sample of at least the first verse and chorus.

I have searched high and low for mine but cannot find.

In relation to an earlier thread for :Limerick You're a Lady", I believe that this also appears in this collection of both traditional and more contemporary songs.

Whoops - have you checked the DT?

John


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Subject: RE: broad blck brimmer
From: John
Date: 22 May 97 - 12:30 AM

This song and 199 other fine examples are published on a combo tape (sampler)and book published by Soodlum (in Ireland or UK) 100 Favourite Irish Songs Vol 1 and 2. There is a similar collection for Scottish songs. All contain lyrics, music notation, guitar chords and a musical sample of at least the first verse and chorus.

I have searched high and low for mine but cannot find.

In relation to an earlier thread for :Limerick You're a Lady", I believe that this also appears in this collection of both traditional and more contemporary songs.

Whoops - have you checked the DT?

John


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Subject: RE: broad blck brimmer
From: John
Date: 22 May 97 - 12:32 AM

This song and 199 other fine examples are published on a combo tape (sampler)and book published by Soodlum (in Ireland or UK) 100 Favourite Irish Songs Vol 1 and 2. There is a similar collection for Scottish songs. All contain lyrics, music notation, guitar chords and a musical sample of at least the first verse and chorus.

I have searched high and low for mine but cannot find.

In relation to an earlier thread for :Limerick You're a Lady", I believe that this also appears in this collection of both traditional and more contemporary songs.

Whoops - have you checked the DT?

John


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Subject: lyr req - broad black brimmer - irish
From: jmayres
Date: 07 Dec 99 - 10:06 PM

looking for lyrics to Broad Black Brimmer, an IRA song, I think. "It's just a broad, black brimmer with the ribbons frayed and torn, by the carelessness of many a mountain breeze", etc. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: lyrics req - broad black brimmer - irish
From: Áine
Date: 07 Dec 99 - 10:23 PM

You can find the lyrics by clicking here.

Click here for the Northern Lights Search engine that I used to find the lyrics site.

-- Áine


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Subject: Lyr Add: BROAD BLACK BRIMMER
From: InOBU
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 02:13 PM

There’s a uniform hanging in what’s known as father’s room,
A uniform so simple in its style.
It has no braid of silk nor gold, nor hat with feathered plume,
But me mother has preserved it all the while.
One day she made me try it on, a wish of mine for years,
“Just in memory of your father, Sean,” she said,
And as I tried the Sam Brown on, she was smiling through her tears
As she placed the broad black brimmer on me head.

It’s just a broad black brimmer, its ribbons frayed and torn
By the carelessness of many's a mountain breeze,
An old trench coat that’s all battle stained and worn,
And the breaches almost threadbare at the knees,
A Sam Brown belt, with a buckle, big and strong,
And a holster that’s been empty many's the day,
And when men claim Ireland’s freedom
The ones they choose to lead 'em
Will wear the broad black brimmer of the IRA.

That Uniform was worn by my father long ago
When he reached me mother’s homestead on the run.
That uniform was worn in the little church below
When father Mac, he blessed the pair as one.
And after truce and treaty, and the parting of the ways,
He wore it when he marched out with the rest,
And as they bore his body down the rugged heather brays,
They placed the broad black brimmer on his head.

It’s just a...etc.

That’s from memory, so any mistakes, please feel free to correct, and also, it is often sung as a sort of rowdy fight song, which takes away from the meaning, of what I have to remember, thinking of when I first heard it, is a meaningful and lovely song, so please! Try it once, as a softer, more - listen to this, kind of a song, Just once for your old pal in the one Big Union, eh?
Larry


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Subject: The Broad Black Brimmer
From: styley
Date: 19 May 01 - 12:12 AM

There's a uniform that's lying in what's known as Father's room,
A uniform so simple in its style.
It's got no braid of gold or silk, no hat of feathered bloom,
Yet my mother has preserved it all the while.
One day she let me try it on, a wish of mine for years,
“In memory of your Father dear,” she said.
And as I placed the Sam Brown on, she was smiling through her tears
As she placed the Broad Black Brimmer on my head.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Broad Black Brimmer
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 May 01 - 12:22 AM

Dunno' what you're looking for, but try this thread and the links in it........CLICK HERE FOR PREVIOUS THREAD

Spaw


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Subject: Lyr Add: BROAD BLACK BRIMMER (Wolfe Tones version)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 11:19 AM

I have it by the Wolfe Tones, and it isn't in the Trad nor could I find a thread about it... can anyone fill the little holes in the lyrics? Also, feel free to correct lyrics throughout... I'm making vaguely educated guesses.

Thanks!

BROAD BLACK BRIMMER

The Wolfe Tones' version as remembered by Mrrzy

Anything in parens is shouted by the band; the rest is sung by the lead singer.

Chorus:
It's just a broad black brimmer, ribbons frayed and torn
By the careless whisk of many's the mountain breeze
An old trench coat that's all battle-stained and worn
And breeches almost threadbare at the knees
A Sam Brown belt with a buckle big and strong
And a holster that's been empty many's the day (but not for long!)
But when men (…) Ireland's freedom
The one she'll choose to lead'm'll
Wear the broad black brimmer of the IRA.

There's a uniform that's hanging in what's known as Father's room
A uniform so simple in its style
It's got no braid nor gold nor silk, no hat with feathered bloom
Yet me mother has preserved it all the while
One day she made me try it on, a wish of mine for years
"In memory of your father, dear" she said
And when I put the Sam Brown on she was smiling though her tears
As she placed the broad black brimmer on me head
Chorus
It was the uniform being worn (…)
When he reached me mother's homestead on the run
It was the uniform being worn in that little church below
When our Father Mike he blessed the pair as one
After truce and treaties and the parting of the ways
He wore it when he marched off with the rest (And the best!)
And when they bore his body down (…)
They placed a broad black brimmer on his breast.
Chorus
Repeat first verse with rousing drums and fifery
Chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broad Black Brimmer
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 11:20 AM

I should have said any WORDS in parens are shouted. Ellipses in parens are the missing lyrics...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broad Black Brimmer
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 11:25 AM

If you put "brimmer" in the forum search box you'll get links to versions posted by Big Mick and Larry (InObu).
I don't know if these are the right versions.
RtS (Ignorance is bliss, that's why I'm smiling)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broad Black Brimmer
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 11:33 AM

I tried brimmer and got nothing. I'll try again...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broad Black Brimmer
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 04:33 PM

Found the old thread. It has a mistake or three, but here are some of the words needed: Chorus, line 7: But when men CLAIM Ireland's freedom, 2nd verse: It was the uniform being worn BY me father long ago, When he reached--- It was the uniform me father wore in that little church--, When OUL' Father Mike ---. Next to last line: And when they bore his body "down the rugged heather braes", they placed---. I have corrected old to oul, and I am not happy with the thread's "the rugged heather braes." Perhaps the word down should be through. I will check my cd (Wolfe Tones "Rifles of the IRA") when I get a chance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broad Black Brimmer
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 06:12 PM

Mrrzy, I found it on "Live alive-oh!, not the "Rifles." "It's just a broad black brimmer, WITH ITS (said very fast) ribbons frayed and torn", is the first line of the chorus. It is CLAIM in the 7th line. In the 1st verse, 3rd line, it is "with feathered PLUME." In line 6, "It's a memory of" rather than In Memory of. Second verse 1st line is "It was the uniform being worn by me father long ago When he reached ..." You are right, "It was the uniform being worn in that little church..." It sounds like "OLD Father Mike" rather than "oul" as in the thread. The next to last line of the 2nd verse still bothers me. It sounds like "And when they bore his body down that rugged meadow braes" which doesn't sound right. Sorry, my ears can't pick up that last one.


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