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The Minstrel Boy



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Another recording by my Iphone Voice Memo. The Minstrel Boy sung by the Dolan Sisters; Kristen, Laurel & Marci. Accompanied by McCormack's Plastic Paddies! I'm, On Bb tin whistle
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The Minstrel Boy
intro tin whistle-slow possible violin
capo 3rd fret on guitar to brin to key of E
[C] [Am] [C] [F]
The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone,
[C] [Am] [G] [C]
In the ranks of death you'll find him,
[C] [Am] [C] [F]
His father's sword he has girded on,
[C] [Am] [G] [C]
And his wild harp slung behind him,

Follow vocals as Tempo slows for next 2 lines

[C] [Am] [F] [Em]
"Land of Song"! said the warrior bard,

Slow tempo

[Am] [F] [C]
"Tho' all the world betrays thee,

[C] [Am] [C] [F]
One sword at least thy rights shall guard,
[C] [Am] [G] [C]
One faithful harp shall praise thee"!

2 beats then enter Dan bass solo for two liines
John maintains rhythm

The Minstrel fell but the foeman's chain
Could not bring his proud soul under,
The harp he loved ne'er spoke again
For he tore its chords asunder,

Follow vocals as Tempo slows for next 2 lines

And said "No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and bravery!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery".
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Char said 2283 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
I like it.
The sisters sound sweet together. Thanks.
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Briguy777 said 2280 days ago (June 19th, 2013)
Thanks Char!
They have incredible voices & I was very lucky to play with them!
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PeterB7858 said 2283 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
The Minstrel Boy
Kristen, Laurel and Marci sound great together. Nice rendition. The accompaniment is understated and sympathetic. Not too bad a recording, either. Thanks, Peter.
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Briguy777 said 2280 days ago (June 19th, 2013)
Many thanks Peter
I got really lucky with the acoustics with where we rehearsed. There are three more sisters that all sing together & their performing is sensational!
Thanks again Pete,
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