Mudcat Café message #371852 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29288   Message #371852
Posted By: Barbara
09-Jan-01 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: John Dwyer - Songs & Stories
Subject: RE: John Dwyer - Songs&Stories
I remember complaining to John at Singtime that too many of the bawdy songs were the same and told from a man's point of view. I think I might even have said boring. And darned if he didn't take off with a whole set I'd never heard before, and much more entertaining. I think he even sang Willie the Weaver... though he may also have sung the Ball of Ballynoor... someone did.
He taught me Zeke's outrageous parody to Maire's Wedding, the chorus of which goes: "Toora loora loora loo,
You hate me and I hate you
But there's nothing we can do:
There's no divorce in Ireland!

Was he a curmudgeon? I never noticed. I thought he was a flirt, and charming. Sure could sing wonderfully! Stayed up half the night with about 10 of us one year to sing songs with harmonies.
I miss him.

Mary, don't forget Becky Benton(?) who died this last year and wrote all those wonderful NW songs.
Blessings,
Barbara