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8 thoughts on “ My Bonny Boy Is Young - Joe Heaney, Seosamh Ó hÉanaí* - The Road From Connemara (CD) ”

  1. Joe speaks and sings both English and Irish with equal fluency. Although here, as on his first record for Collector, JEI 5, he sings one song in Irish, an English language song. The Bonny Bunch of Roses, is the most important item on rho record. The Bonny Bunch of Roses has been collected in both England and Ireland. Some believe it to be a pro.
  2. Sue Brown and Lorraine Irwing sang My Bonny Boy in on their WildGoose CD Call & Cry. They noted: Collected by Lucy Broadwood from Mrs Vaisey, a Hampshire gardener’s wife [VWML LEB/2/66/4]. A similar ballad, My Bonny Bird, dates from the reign of Charles II. Marc Block sang My Bonny Boy in on his CD The Hawthorn Spring. He commented.
  3. My Bonny, Bonny Boy I once loved a boy and a bonny bonny boy, I loved him I vow and protest, I loved him so well, there's no tongue can tell, Till I built him a berth on my breast. 'Twas up the wild forest and through the green groves Like one that was troubled in mind, I hallooed, I whooped and I blew on my flute But no bonny boy could I find.
  4. I once loved a boy, a bonny, bonny boy And I loved him, I will vow and protest. I loved him so well, so very, very well, That I built him a bower on my breast. Well, up the long alley and down the green valley, Like one that was troubled in mind I hollered and I whooped and I played upon my flute, But no bonny boy .
  5. The Best of Joe Heaney – From My Tradition (ath-eisiúint de chuid Shanachie Records de Shraith 2: Ó mo Dhúchas, a thaifid Gael Linn i ). Roaratorio: An Irish Circus on Finnegan’s Wake (Athenäum / Mode Records ).
  6. And many a cold winter's night my love and I have seen. Of a cold winter's night, my love, you and I alone have been, Whilst my bonny boy is young, he's a-growing. Growing, growing, Whilst my bonny boy is young, he's a-growing. O father, dearest father, you've done to me great wrong, You've tied me to a boy when you know he is too young.
  7. Compact disc 1. My bonny boy is young --The west of Ireland --Skibbereen --Bean Pháidín = Páidín's wife --Ambrán na hEascainne = The song of the Eel (Lord Randal) --As I roved out --Story & song: An Droighneán Donn --The brown blackthorn --Caroline and her young sailor bold --Fishing in Connemara --Amhrán an Bhá = Song of the drowning.
  8. My Bonny Boy is an English folk song (Roud #) which is featured as the second movement of Ralph Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite. Lyrics. There exist many variants of the lyrics. The following version was collected from George Blake, Bitterne, Southampton, Hants, in May

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