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Lyr Req: I'm Leaving Tipperary / Goodbye Mick

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GOODBYE MICK


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Davie_ 15 Nov 07 - 08:32 AM
Geoff the Duck 15 Nov 07 - 08:36 AM
Severn 15 Nov 07 - 09:52 AM
bfdk 15 Nov 07 - 09:57 AM
Severn 15 Nov 07 - 10:56 AM
GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 15 Nov 07 - 11:22 AM
Davie_ 15 Nov 07 - 12:08 PM
Joe Offer 15 Nov 07 - 01:05 PM
bfdk 15 Nov 07 - 01:24 PM
OldPossum 15 Nov 07 - 02:36 PM
Joe Offer 15 Nov 07 - 02:50 PM
Shaneo 15 Nov 07 - 02:58 PM
OldPossum 15 Nov 07 - 02:59 PM
Emma B 15 Nov 07 - 03:01 PM
bfdk 15 Nov 07 - 03:30 PM
Emma B 15 Nov 07 - 05:54 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: Davie_
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 08:32 AM

assistance please..ty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 08:36 AM

Song recorded by De Dannan?
I haven't got the recordings any more to check.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: Severn
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 09:52 AM

Pat White's 78 Rpm version is the leadoff cut on the 4CD boxed set "Farewell To Ireland" on the UK Proper label(Properbox 3), an anthology of music recorded in America by Irish Immigrants in the 20's and 30's. Daedalus Books is a place you could order it from in the USA. I've seen it offered anywhere from $14.98 to $19.98 by them. A great deal at the price.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOODBYE MICK
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 09:57 AM

This one?

Goodbye Mick
(Trad)

The ship it sails in half an hour to cross the broad Atlantic.
My friends are standing on the quay with grief and sorrow frantic.
I'm just about to sail away in the good ship Dan O'Leary.
The anchor's weighed and the gangway's up. I'm leaving Tipperary.

CHORUS: And it's goodbye, Mick, and goodbye, Pat, and goodbye, Kate and Mary.
The anchor's weighed and the gangway's up. I'm leaving Tipperary.
And now the steam is blowing off. I have no more to say.
I'm bound for New York City, boys, three thousand miles away.

In my portmanteau here I have some cabbage, beans and bacon.
And if you think I can't eat that, well, there's where yer mistaken.
For this ship will play with pitch and toss for half a dozen farthings.
I'll roll me bundle on me back and walk to Castle Gardens. CHORUS

Now I won't come that Yankee chat, I guess I'm calculatin'.
Come liquor up, old sonny boy, when an old friend I am treatin'.
I'm deep in love with Molly Burke like an ass is fond of clover.
I'll send for her when I get there; that’s if she will come over. CHORUS

Then fare thee well, old Erin dear. To part, me heart does ache well.
From Carrickfergus to Cape Clear, I'll never see your equal,
Although to foreign parts we're boundm where cannibals may eat usm
We'll ne'er forget the Holy Ground of poteen and potatoes. CHORUS

When good St Paddy banished snakes, he shook them from his garment.
He never thought we'd go abroad to look upon such varmint,
Nor quit this land where whiskey grew to wear the Yankee button,
Take vinegar for mountain dew and toads for mountain mutton. CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M LEAVING TIPPERARY (from Frank White)
From: Severn
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 10:56 AM

The Frank White version has some differences in words and verse configurations:

I'm Leaving Tipperary

The ship will sail in half an hour to cross the broad Atlantic.
Me friends are standin' on the pier with grief and sorrow frantic.
Me trunks are stored away below in the great ship Dan O'Leary.
The anchor's weighed, the gangplank's up, I'm leaving Tipperary.

CHORUS: Goodbye Mike, goodbye Pat, goodbye Kate and Mary.
The anchor's weighed, the gangplank's up, I'm leavin’ Tipperary.
There's the steamer blazin' up. I can no longer stay,
For I'm bound for New York City, boys, three thousand miles away.

Give my respects to Mr. Mack and likewise Kitty Hagen,
And I'll come back to the christenin' when she marries Patsy Fagan.
I'm as deep in love with Molly Burke as a jackass is in clover,
And when I'm settled in, she'll come, I'll pay her passage over. CHORUS

I'm goin' on the police force in the City of New York.
I suppose I'll meet a lot of men that came from County Cork.
I'll show them when I get there, if I see they are contrary,
How an Irishman can throw a stone that comes from Tipperary. CHORUS

.... I guess the moral of it all in this version is "Beware of Policemen Throwing Stones!"

No information on the authorship or publishing, just that White was a vaudeville entertainer in his seventies when he released the song in the '30s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 11:22 AM

Another early version was, I think, by Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band.

Lhiuish,

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: Davie_
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 12:08 PM

Many many thanks for the information..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 01:05 PM

Where'd you get your version, bfdk?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 01:24 PM

I hope this doesn't show as a double post, the first reply I made disappeared into the ether somewhere..

First Google hit for +"leaving tipperary" +"goodbye pat":

http://www.kinglaoghaire.com/site/lyrics/song_157.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: OldPossum
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 02:36 PM

Goodbye Mick is in the DigiTrad already, and we have a thread about it here! It is a good idea to try searching the DT and the Forum.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 02:50 PM

It's unattributed in the Digital Tradition - anybody know where it comes from, and who might have recorded it?
Sounds like a music hall song to me.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: Shaneo
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 02:58 PM

Words and music by Brian Warfield of The Wolfe Tones


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: OldPossum
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 02:59 PM

It was recorded by the Irish group De Danann on the LP called The Star Spangled Molly, the label is Ogham records and the number is BLB 5006. The record does not state any writer's name, but simply says "Copyright control", whatever that means. The sleeve notes indicate that they got the song from Larry Griffin and the Shamrock Band.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: Emma B
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 03:01 PM

I've heard the recorded version that Severn refers to earlier Joe
Pat White (recorded 1928)
Taken from the album "Stranded in the USA - Early Songs of Emigration"
Trikont US 0326
Wiki attributes the song "Tipperary" to J. Fred Helf. I don't know if this is the same song but the date, 1907, would be about right


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 03:30 PM

The first 3 verses of the version I posted correspond by and large to the version on this CD by Danish group Paddy Doyles which is the only version I've heard. They list it as Traditional.

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: leaving tipperary/goodbye pat
From: Emma B
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 05:54 PM

"Tipperary" - described as an "Irish Love Song" with a rather pretty girl on the cover - guess it's not the same one LOL!


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