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Frank Lennon's

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"Some of these songs sing of the 'terrible beauty' Yeats wrote about. Others sing of love, homesickness, emigration, the music and the craic. All of them are sung in Irish homes, halls and pubs and reflect the spirit, traditions and history of the Irish people."     Frank Lennon

Enjoy them!

SONG LYRICS

Click on the button above for the "Lyrics" page

ALL TITLES ARRANGED BY FRANK LENNON

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[IF YOU WISH TO POST ANY OF THESE MIDI FILES ON YOUR OWN WEBSITE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO SO BUT ALSO PLEASE GIVE RECOGNITION TO THE FACT THAT I ARRANGED THESE IRISH MIDI FILES, BY POSTING  WITH THEM, MY NAME AND/OR WEBSITE ADDRESS]

(while some of these songs may not be of Irish origin, they will be heard played in Irish bars)

(NB: Midi Files are like Karaoke without the words. If you click on a midi file it should use your soundcard to play. If you have a good soundcard and the midi file is well arranged it should sound realistic like music on a CD. Midi files may be song tracks, symphonies, jingles etc.)

All the following MIDI files were arranged using the 128 GM sounds and settings on a Korg  NS5R Sound Module and Roland's "Virtual Sound Canvas". As your sound source may be different, these MIDI files may require tweaking. For example, instead of using the mandolin sound from one of the many NS5R sound banks, I chose instead to "create" the sound using one of the GM guitar sounds as these GM sounds can be found on almost all sound sources. While this is acceptable on my sound source, some changes may be required on your sound source. My tenor banjo sound may also need fixing. Other settings such as reverb, chorus, transpose etc may need re-aligning. These files were all arranged to closely resemble a typical Irish ballad group (I used to play in one called "Folklore" many years ago) with a possible selection of guitar, 5 string banjo, tenor banjo, flute, tin whistle, bodhran and bass - no uileann pipes sound is possible as not even the GM bagpipes  sound is anywhere near realistic. I have used poetic licence to enhance many of the songs to sound the way I would love to have them sound. These files may be used in the teaching or learning of Irish songs or "ballads" as they're called here in Ireland or indeed may be used as backing tracks in a "live" performance situation. As a matter of fact you will find that most of them have intros, endings, key changes, additional instrumental verses etc. for use as "live" backing tracks so haul out that guitar, hitch your sound source to a PA system, crank up the volume, open the "lyrics" page and a bottle of Guinness and pretend you're in your favourite Irish singing pub in Dublin and you're the singer!!!!!!!!

(Check the "Lyrics" page for arrangements of these songs)

I strongly recommend downloading the free vanBasco's Karaoke Player to play these files as some will display words as well

No A B C D E F G H
1 A Bunch Of Thyme Danny Boy I Never Will Marry Medley Whiskey-Dicey-Tell Me Ma Rosin The Bow The Dutchman The Rising Of The Moon  
2 Aghadoe C Dawning Of The Day I'll Tell Me Ma  Molly Sam Hall E The Foggy Dew The Rocks Of Bawn  
3 All For Me Grog Dicey Riley Immigrant Eyes Bb Molly Malone Schoolday's Over The Galway Shawl The Rose Of Tralee  
4 Amhran Na Bhfiann Dirty Old Town G Irish Molly Mts Of Mourne She Moved Through The Fair Bb The Green Glens Of Antrim The Sally Gardens  
5 An Irish Blessing Don't Give Up Irish Soldier Laddie My Singing Bird Slievenamon The Irish Rover The Star Of The County Down  
6 Arthur McBride Down By The Glenside Joe Hill C Nancy Spain Sonny's Dream  The Isle Of Inisfree The Town I Love So Well  
7 Athenry Easy And Slow Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye Nation Once Again Spancil Hill The Jolly Beggarman The Travelling People B  
8 Avondale Fiddler's Green Kelly The Boy From Killane Noreen Bawn Spanish Lady The Juice Of The Barley The West's Awake  
9 Banks Of Claudy Finnegan's Wake Kevin Barry O'Donnell Abu Sweet Carnlough Bay The Lakes Of Ponchartrain D The Whistling Gipsy G  
10 Belfast Mill D Flower Of Scotland Leaving Nancy Old Maid In A Garret Teddy O'Neill The Lark In The Morning The Wild Colonial Boy C D  
11 Black Velvet Band Follow Me Up To Carlow Leaving of Liverpool Only Her Rivers The Banks Of The Lee The Lonely Woods Of Upton The Wild Rover  
12 Boolavogue Four Green Fields GA Let Him Tarry Peggy Gordon The Banks Of The Roses The Mermaid There Were Roses ***  
13 Brennan On The Moor Galway Bay Little Town In The Old County Down Quare Bungle Rye The Bard Of Armagh The Mermaid-Irish Rover Those Were The Days  
14 Bright Blue Rose Galway Girl D Liverpool Lou Raglan Road The Bold O'Donoghue The Minstrel Boy Three Score And Ten  
15 Bunclody Goodbye Mick  Lobby Washed Down Rare Oul Mt Dew The Boys From The County Armagh The Moonshiner Troubled Times  
16 Caledonia Goodbye Mick Twice Daily  Love Is Pleasing Red Is The Rose The Butcherboy The Moonshiner-Wild Rover Twice Daily 200 C D  
17 Carrickfergus Grace G Love Thee Dearest Red Rose Cafe A The Cliffs Of Duneen The Nightingale The Band Played Waltzing Matilda  
18 Come To The Bower Hand me Down The Bible Maggie Ride On The Cobbler The Night Visiting Song Weile Waile  
19 Courtin' In The Kitchen Hard Times Mary From Dungloe Rocky Road To Dublin The Connemara Cradle Song The Oul Triangle D When I Was Single  
20 Curragh Of Kildare Highland Paddy McPherson-Marie's Wedding Roisin Dubh The Croppy Boy The Parting Glass G Whiskey In The Jar  
21   I Know Where I'm Going   Rose Of Clare   The Patriot Game Will You Go Lassie Go  
22             Willie McBride  
23             You Raise Me Up  
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*** a song, borne of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, , by Tommy Sands, a fine songwriter from Mayobridge, Co.Down

SONG LYRICS

For Lyrics and Chord Arrangements to all the  songs go to "Lyrics" page