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Chords Req: Kilkelly

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ISLIP, LONG ISLAND
KILKELLY


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Elizabeth 02 Mar 99 - 05:44 AM
o'hanrahan 02 Mar 99 - 06:17 AM
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Jaxon 02 Mar 99 - 08:14 AM
alison 02 Mar 99 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,mike olden 05 Feb 05 - 01:00 AM
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Subject: Kilkelly
From: Elizabeth
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 05:44 AM

Does anyone have the guitar chords for "Kilkelly"? I would like to teach it to my music classes in the lead up to St.Patrick's day to highlight some of the issues of emigration. Thanks in anticipation. :-)


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Subject: RE: Kilkelly
From: o'hanrahan
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 06:17 AM

You can try Ami/C/G or Emi/G/D and it should be easy 'nuff to figure it from there.

Seamus O'Hanrahan


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Subject: RE: Kilkelly
From: o'hanrahan
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 06:40 AM

...just picked up the guitar...it seems like Ami/C/G & then Ami/D/F/E works just fine...if ye can sing in that key.

O'Hanrahan


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Subject: RE: Kilkelly
From: Jaxon
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 08:14 AM

To get the bereft quality try Em,G,D,Em//G,D,C,D/Em,G,D,Em.
Jack Murray


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Subject: RE: Kilkelly
From: alison
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 08:38 AM

Hi,

Here's the ones I use...

Em Kilkelly, Ireland, G eighteen and sixty, my D dear and loving son Em John
Your good friend the schoolmaster G Pat McNamara is so D good as to write these words Em down.
Your G brothers have all gone to D find work in England, the C house is so empty and Bm7 sad.
The Em crop of potatoes is G sorely affected a D third to a half of them Em bad.
And G your sister Bridget and D Patrick O'Donnell are Cgoing to be married in Bm7 June.
Your Em mother says not to G work on the railroad and D be sure to come on home Em soon.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Kilkelly
From: GUEST,mike olden
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 01:00 AM

the song killkelly Ireland is sung by May, on'shamrock radio,"listen to the 28 jan 2005 program hosted by Tommy Murphy,from co mayo.She sings it without accompyment.live streaming, with real player.maybe this is of no help to you, but best wishes from Mike in Canada          note the 28th program stays up for a couple more weeks


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Subject: RE: Kilkelly
From: Teresa
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 02:12 AM

January 28 Shamrock Radio broadcast


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Kilkelly
From: GUEST,Jim Mc
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 03:28 AM

I worked out the same chords, apparently, but just one step down, i.e. Dm, F, C etc. It's got a slightly more tenor (Irish (g)) sound to it, but it seems even more dirgeful, if that's possible. Enjoy.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Kilkelly
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 06 - 08:25 PM

try the Dm, F, C progression with a capo at the 1st fret
Andy


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Subject: concertina notes
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 06:20 PM

Does anyone know the concertina notes between each verse in kelkelly?


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Kilkelly
From: oombanjo
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 01:56 PM

hi Sam, give Dave or Denny a ring,


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Kilkelly
From: GUEST,larsfu
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 04:27 PM

Here's the the song:

Kilkelly Ireland

[Em]                        [G]                [D]        
Kilkelly, Ireland, 18 and 60, my dear and
loving son John
[Em]                                        [G]        
Your good friend the schoolmaster Pat
            [D]
McNamara's so good
                            [Em]
As to write these words down.
        [G]                           [D]        
Your brothers have all gone to find work in England,
        [C]                       [bm7]        
The house is so empty and sad
        [Em]                    [G]
The crop of potatoes is sorely infected,
       [D]                    [Em]         
A third to a half of them bad.
        [G]                        [D]
And your sister Brigid and Patrick O'Donnell
        [C]                        [bm7]
Are going to be married in June.
        [Em]                   [G]        
Your mother says not to work on the railroad
        [D]                         [Em]
And be sure to come on home soon.

Kilkelly, Ireland, 18 and 70, dear and loving son John
Hello to your Mrs and to your 4 children,
May they grow healthy and strong.
Michael has got in a wee bit of trouble,
I guess that he never will learn.
Because of the dampness there's no turf to speak of
And now we have nothing to burn.
And Brigid is happy, you named a child for her
And now she's got six of her own.
You say you found work, but you don't say
What kind or when you will be coming home.

Kilkelly, Ireland, 18 and 80, dear Michael and John, my sons
I'm sorry to give you the very sad news
That your dear old mother has gone.
We buried her down at the church in Kilkelly,
Your brothers and Brigid were there.
You don't have to worry, she died very quickly,
Remember her in your prayers.
And it's so good to hear that Michael's returning,
With money he's sure to buy land
For the crop has been poor and the people
Are selling at any price that they can.

Kilkelly, Ireland, 18 and 90, my dear and loving son John
I guess that I must be close on to eighty,
It's thirty years since you're gone.
Because of all of the money you send me,
I'm still living out on my own.
Michael has built himself a fine house
And Brigid's daughters have grown.
Thank you for sending your family picture,
They're lovely young women and men.
You say that you might even come for a visit,
What joy to see you again.


Kilkelly, Ireland, 18 and 92, my dear brother John
I'm sorry that I didn't write sooner to tell you that father passed on.
He was living with Brigid, she says he was cheerful
And healthy right down to the end.
Ah, you should have seen him play with
The grandchildren of Pat McNamara, your friend.
And we buried him alongside of mother,
Down at the Kilkelly churchyard.
He was a strong and a feisty old man,
Considering his life was so hard.
And it's funny the way he kept talking about you,
He called for you in the end.
Oh, why don't you think about coming to visit,
We'd all love to see you again.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Kilkelly
From: GUEST,Reverend Dave
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 04:54 PM

Wow! What a treat to find this thread. I did a Google search on Steve and Peter Jones after listening to their album just now that contains this song. I purchased it at the Bethesda Co-Op back in 1985 or so and it has always been one of my favorite albums. The stereo has been in storage for many years and it has been a real treat having it out again and listening to some of these rare gems. I wanted to see if they were still playing but couldn't find any current references to them or a website for them. Anybody know if they are still playing? I've been living in California for the last 20 years but do occasionally get back to the DC area and would love to hear them play again.

At any rate, they have all the lyrics to their songs as well as the chords on the liner notes to the album and this is what they have for this song. I've used the preview function to do my best to get the chords lined up with the lyrics.

Am                      C
Kilkelly, Ireland, Eighteen and Sixty,
      G                               Am
My Dear and loving son, John
                                                       C
Your good friend the schoolmaster Pat McNamara's
      G                                           Am
So good as to write these words down
         C                                     G
Your brothers have all gone to find work in England
       F                                 G
The house is so empty and sad
       Am                        C
The crop of potatoes is sorely infected
    G                            Am
A third to half of them bad
       C                                  G
And your sister Bridget and Patrick O'Donnell
       F                                  G
Are going to get married in June
         Am                        C
Your mother says not to work on the railroad
       G                                     Am
And be sure to come on home soon.

The rest of the verses repeat this pattern. The album says this song was "taken from letters written to our great-great-grandfather from his family in County Mayo".

If anyone knows if this album, or any other material by Steve and Peter, ever made it to CD, please let me know. My email address is david at vibrant-life.org


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Kilkelly
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 05:21 PM

Hi Dave,

What is the album called. I only have the song from a 'Live at Matt Molloys' album, which doesn't even reference the artist singing it. Fantastic version though.

I Would love to hear the original, and would love to hear that album.


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