the wit and humour of old irish songs/ballads

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Postby Kav » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:37 am

grammer wrote:its lack of Kav :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:



:alco: Mmmm........... :D
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Postby Kav » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:52 am

grammer wrote:its lack of Kav :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


Well get on the :alco: grammer :D
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Postby grammer » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:26 pm

tonights lotto night
:D :D :D
only 8/9 hours away from being a possible millionare :D :D :D :roll: :roll:
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The wit and humour of old Irish songs/ballads.

Postby Chiropodist » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:45 pm

Has anyone managed to download and listen to some of the music on the Monkstown site yet. I use Windows Media Player for mine and listen through earphones
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Postby Strum » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:01 pm

grammer wrote:tonights lotto night
:D :D :D
only 8/9 hours away from being a possible millionare :D :D :D :roll: :roll:


The Dam first mate! Roight! You're taking me roight? :D
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Re: The wit and humour of old Irish songs/ballads.

Postby spudseamus » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:50 am

Chiropodist wrote:Has anyone managed to download and listen to some of the music on the Monkstown site yet. I use Windows Media Player for mine and listen through earphones

Yes Chiro i have been doin a lot of it thank you ! over the last couple of yrs i have been tryin to learn the RIGHT words to a lot of these songs so thanks for your effort
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Humour ofold Irish songs and ballads

Postby Chiropodist » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:27 pm

Glad you liked it Spud. I have ten of my favourite ones on my desk top and play them regularly, by just clicking on them. The rising of the moon, Jatendrai, and Maries Wedding, are three of them.
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Postby Jacqui » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:20 am

The Kerry Recruit- KEY OF F

About four years ago, I was diggin the land
-------F-------------------------C7
With my brogues on my feet and my spade in my
--------------------------------------------F
Say's I to myself what a pity to see
-----------------------------C7
Such a fine stapping lad footing turf in Tralee
-----------------------------Bb------------------F

So I buttoned my brogues and shook hands with my spade
And went to the fair like a dashing young blade,
When up comes a sergeant and asks me to "list",
"Arra, sergeant a gra, put the bob in my fist".

And the first thing they gave me it was a red coat,
With a wide strap of leather to tie round my throat,
They gave me a quare thing I asked what was that,
And they told me it was a cockade for my hat.

The next thing they gave me they called it a gun,
With powder and shot and a place for my thumb:
And first she spit fire and then she spit smoke,
lord, she gave a great lep and my shoulder near broke.

The next place they sent me was down to the sea,
On board of a warship bound for the Crimea.
Three sticks in the middle all rowled round with sheets,
Faith, she walked thro' the water without any feet.

We fought at the Alma, likewise Inkermann,
But the Russians they whaled us at the Redan.
In scaling the walls there myself lost my eye,
And a big Russian bullet ran off with my thigh.

It was there I lay bleeding, stretched on the cold ground,
Heads, legs and arms were scattered all around.
Says I, if my man or my cleaveens were nigh.
They'd bury me decent and raise a loud cry.

They brought me the doctor, who soon staunched my blood.
And he gave me an elegant leg made of wood,
They gave me a medal and tenpence a day,
Contented with Sheila, I'll live on half-pay.
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Spud, enjoy :D :party:
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Postby spudseamus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:59 am

with me turna me nahh
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Postby grammer » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:35 am

brilliant words are'nt they -- :jig: :jig:
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Postby spudseamus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:24 am

man when ya can put this one over yer on yer way!! :D
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Postby Jacqui » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:20 pm

De words and de voice , brilliant :cool: :D
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Postby grammer » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:33 pm

thats anorher goody -spud -
ronnie's voice was described one time as being "like finger nails being scraped across a blackboard (or in these pc times a "chalkboard") :D :D
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Postby spudseamus » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:03 am

his voice was also described as "the mating call of a rustic file" :D
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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:01 am

spud wrote
his voice was also described as "the mating call of a rustic file

very insulting to a poor innocent rustic file :D :D
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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:08 am

words and music by Tom Lehrer

About a maid I'll sing this song sing rickety tickety tin
... who did not have her family long
Not only did she do them wrong.
She did everyone of them in.
Them in. She did every one of them in

One morning in a fit of pique sing rickety tickety tin
... she drowned her father in the creek
The water tasted bad for a week
And we had to make do with gin
With gin. We had to make do with gin

Her mother she could never stand sing rickety tickety tin
... stand and so a cyanide soup she planned
The mother died with a spoon in her hand
And her face in a hideous grin
A grin. Her face in a hideous grin

She set her sisters hair on fire sing rickety tickety tin
... and as the smoke and flame grew higher
Danced around the funeral pyre
Playing a violin
O-lin. Playing a violin

She tied her brother down with stones sing rickety tickety tin
... and sent him off to Davy Jones
All they ever found were the bones
And occassional pieces of skin
Of skin. Occassional pieces of skin

One day she had nothing to do sing rickety tickety tin
... she cut her baby brother in two
Served him up in an Irish stew
And invited the neighbors in
-Bors in. Invited the neighbors in.

When at last the police came by sing rickety tickety tin
... these terrible deeds she did not deny
To do so she would have to lie
And lying she knew was a sin
A sin. Lying she knew was a sin

ADDITIONAL VERSE
[Just one last thing before I go sing rickety tickery tin
... there is something I think you ought to know
They had no proof so they let her go
And they say she was tall and thin
And thin. They say she was tall and thin.]

My tragic
tale I won't prolong sing rickety tickety tin
... and if you did not enjoy this song
You've yourself to blame for letting me go on
You should never have let me begin
Begin. You should never have let me begin!

KEY Dm

verse:
Dm
Dm Gm Dm
Gm Dm C
Dm Gm Dm Gm

chorus:
Dm C Dm C
Dm C Dm
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Re: the wit and humour of old irish songs/ballads

Postby Chiropodist » Mon May 31, 2010 9:20 pm

Strum
Have a go at this link to Irish songs and ballads. HTTP
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Re: the wit and humour of old irish songs/ballads

Postby Strum » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:39 am

Chiropodist wrote:Strum
Have a go at this link to Irish songs and ballads. HTTP
Chiro



I'm singin', I'm singin' :mrgreen:

Sorry Chiro, no direct link there. :D
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Postby Chiropodist » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:34 pm

Sorry about that Strum I will try again.

HTTP://INGEB.ORG/Folksongs.html

I am not sure about the upper or lower cases however, you may get lucky.
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