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(@dylan6776)
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I went to my local Open Mic on Sunday and played (nervous as hell!) Buachaill On Eirne and they loved it!!

The biggest surprise was that I didn't make a hash of it (I've been playing/polishing it for the last two weeks) and it came out perfect! I had two guys asking me afterwards what it was, and if it was mine. Of course, I told them it was Doug Sparling's and I learnt it off GN, and one guy asked me if I would teach it him. I said I would.

Just wanted to say thanks to Doug and this site - it's taking me places!

THANK YOU.

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Oh, one more thing, if I could just crack that Huron Carol....
I'm struggling with this one. Can't seem to get the speed from that note on the fifth fret then back to the second fret. I'll keep at it until I've nailed it though!! I love that tuning :D

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Congratulations mate! Sounds like you've made one giant leap! 8)

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Many congrats Dylan6776. Sounds like you can hardly contain your joy and that's a fabulous thing !

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Ahh... The smell of accomplishment...

Congrats, and keep going to open mic night. It seems you have a nack for performing under pressure!

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That's a great accomplishment. You should be proud.


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Thanks for the kind words guys!

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Congrats! You picked a great tune to play, and Doug's arrangement is very nice. I play that one on my 12-string almost every day. :)

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Yes, it is lovely. I've also found the lyrics to this song, and it would be great to sing along with it, but unfortunately the words don't seem to go with the arrangement (I think!). Not unless Doug could work his magic....

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I am a boy from Ireland and I'd coax a nice young girl,
I wouldn't ask for a dowry with her, I'm rich enough myself,
I own Cork, big as it is both sides of the glen and Tyrone,
And if I don't change my ways I'll be the heir for County Mayo.

Cow herding, my Leo, I did not never practice,
But playing and drinking with new young women by the mountain.
If I lost my wealth and I don't think I lost my sense,
And your kiss is no more to me than a show worn for a year.

My love and treasure, don't marry the old grey man,
But marry a young man, my Leo, even though he lives but a year,
Or you'll still be without a daughter or son above you,
Crying in the afternoon or in the morning hard.

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Sing it in Gaelic and it works better. :wink:

That translation seems to be a poor one. Here's how it's posted on the Corrs site:

Buachaill ón Éirne mé
'S bhréagfainn féin cailín deas óg
Ní iarrfainn bó spré léi
Tá mé fhéin saibhir go leor
'S liom Corcaigh da mhéid é, dhá thaobh
a' ghleanna 's Tír Eoghain
'S mura n-athraí mé béasaí 's mé n' t-oidhr'
ar Chontae Mhaigh Eo

Rachaidh mé 'márach
Ag dhéanamh leanna fán choill
Gan choite gan gráinnín brach' ar bith liom
Ach duilliúr na gcraobh
Mar éideadh leapa os mo chionn
'S óró sheacht m'anam déag thú
'S tú 'féachaint orm anall

Buachailleacht bó, mo leo,
Nár chleacht mise ariamh
Ach ag imirt 's ag 'ol
Le hógmhná deasa an tsliabh
Má chaill mé mo stór ní móide
Gur chaill mé mo chiall
A's ní mó liom do phóg ná'n bhróg
Atáim ag caitheamh le bliain

Translation:

I'm a boy from Ireland
And I could charm a nice young girl
I would not ask for her wealth
As I am rich enough myself
I own a good part of Cork,
Two sides of the glen in Tyrone
And not to repeat myself
I'm the heir of County Mayo

I will go tomorrow
To make ale in the wood
Without a cot, without a boat
Without a pinch of gruel with me
But leaves of the branches
As bedclothes over my head
And think well done for you
As you watch me from over there

A cowherd, my pet
I've never been accustomed to be
Instead of playing and drinking
With the nice young women on the mountainside
If I lost my riches
I probably didn't lose my senses
And your kiss is no more to me now
Than a shoe worn for a year

But it works best in English as "Come By The Hills" as done by Lorena McKennitt:

Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free
And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea
Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun
And cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done.

Come by the hills to the land where life is a song
And sing while the birds fill the air with their joy all day long
Where the trees sway in time, and even the wind sings in tune
And cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done.

Come by the hills to the land where legend remains
Where stories of old stir the heart and may yet come again
Where the past has been lost and the future is still to be won
And cares of tomorrow must wait till the day is done.

Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free
And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea
Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun
And cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done.

There's a 60 second sample on this page: http://delit.net/music/download.phtml?title_id=38970&lang=eng

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WOW! That fits so well!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! This just gets better and better!! I'm gobsmacked!

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!

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