Home is Where My Friends are – EM2 With Fan Applause

Home Is Where My Friends Are

William brought  this song to the Rapalje repertoire. He heard a song during a nice evening in his favorite Pub, part of the lyrics just stuck in his head and even his dreams, eventually Home is Where my Friends Are came out of this. We found the original song played in Williams pub, this was “Back to Donegal” by Rory McLoad, so this was the inspiration for Home is Where my Friends Are

The tune we play in this song is called Pride of Petravore, other songs have also been written for this.

Pride of Petravore

As far as we know, William Houston Collisson (1865-1920) is the writer of Pride of Petravore and is a traditional hornpipe tune. Percy French (1854-1920) wrote the lyrics to the song, which means it is now also called Eileen Og. The two were friends, stage partners, and college composers. In our CD “Into Folk” we have written the musical notes.

sheet music Pride of Petravore

Lyrics of “Home is where my friends are”

I’d like to introduce you to the band that’s playing
All the way where we came from, you don’t want to know
Going down to Tager, play for pints of lager
I’m just following the road, I go to Donegal

Home is where my friends are
You are all part of me
I leave you with this song
Are you comming, are you going, are you trying to stop me

Play six and reels and jigs at one time, I just think I’m going fine
I don’t care what’s going on and I could be alone
Coming through St. Prady’s and all the pretty ladies
But none of them is as beautiful as down in Donegal

I love ladies, I can’t get enough I dance with them ’till my legs fall of
Pretty ladies I see them and side by side we go
I’m drinking ’till I’m pissed of, going ’till I have to mud down
In the bars of Rotterdam I dream of Donegal

I love you true Alida but I think I’m gonna leave you
I don’t want to sit at your place watching years go by
Sitting with your fatty on your ugly satty
I’m dreaming away the plans I’ve got when I return in Donegal

The barman rings the bell, in announcement to everybody:
“Have you got no homes to go to”
And I sing: “I ain’t got no home in this world anymore
I’m just passing through”

(You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here)

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Video: “Still Into Folk” Theatre concerts with Irish dance – Rapalje Show 56

We are still into folk for 22 years right now!

And I hope you are too. So let me know if you are still into folk, if you’re into folk. Or if you’ve been into folk. Or you don’t want to be into folk. Or you want to be into folk.

“Into Folk” is one of the CDs we made many years ago. Made in the “Archeon” in The Netherlands. We are also going to do a theatre concert Called “Still Into Folk”. With or without Irish dancing.

The CD “Into Folk” Is actually our first Album We’re going to play songs from this CD in our theatre show And we will also play, of coarse, songs from our new upcoming Album.

You also can tell us which song you like from this Album and then tell us that you want to hear it in the theatre show If you want to know which songs are on this CD go to our homepage: rapalje.com. Go to the shop. Go to the CD “Into Folk. You can listen to all the songs for free on our homepage. You don’t have to buy this CD These are the last CDs.

We are selling the CDs and we’re not making new ones. Not from this older “Into Folk” Album So they are available as long as we have supplies

Be easy and free.

And I see you next Tuesday live on Facebook At 20:00 in the evening. CEST.

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Video: I’m Into Folk from The Radios

Performance from “Into Folk” by Dieb and Maceál from Rapalje in a theatre in the Netherlands.

Dieb demonstrates his LOUD violin trick. The Radios was a Belgian pop band that was founded at the end of the 1980s by singer/songwriter Bart Peeters.

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Collector’s item – our wooden CD box!


Who doesn’t know this one? A collector’s item and must-have for every fan!

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Listen to our music for free!


In our Webshop you can listen to all of our CDs for free! On our CD ‘Into Folk’ are many well known songs like “Whiskey in the Jar”. Enjoy!