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goatfell 06 Jun 08 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,goatfell 06 Jun 08 - 04:41 PM
Charley Noble 06 Jun 08 - 08:10 PM
Joe Offer 07 Jun 08 - 04:10 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Jun 08 - 11:40 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: bringing home the oil
From: goatfell
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 07:34 AM


I'm looking for the words to a song by the Clancy brothers and Tommy Makem called bringing home the oil, I don't know who wrote it or what record it is on I found it on you tube.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bringing home the oil
From: GUEST,goatfell
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 04:41 PM

I have found the words to this song via Youtube

thanks anyway

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bringing home the oil
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 08:10 PM

There was a recent thread about this song.

Charley noble

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Subject: Lyr Add: BRINGING HOME THE OIL (Clancy Brothers)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 04:10 AM

I was going to ask if somebody has the lyrics, could they please post them. This video has better audio, but it's still very hard to understand.


But then, I found the lyrics at a German oil Website:

Notes: One Gulf advertisement carried by NBC had The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem aboard an oil supertanker singing a raucous maritime song ("oil" is pronounced "ail" throughout):

Bringing Home the Oil
(Clancy Brothers - songwriter unknown)

I'm an able-bodied sailor and I've often crossed the line,
On whalin' ships and sailin' ships and ships of e-ve-ry kind.
But now I have the very best job I've had in many a day,
'A workin' on a tanker bringin' oil to Bantry Bay!

    Bringin' home the oil, me boys, bringin' home the oil!
    Sailing all around the world, bringin' home the oil!
    A workin' on a giant ship, it's very hard we toil,
    Sailin' into Bantry Bay, bringin' home the oil!

She is the biggest ship, me lads, that ever sailed the sea.
As graceful as a swan she goes; we sail her at our ease.
From Arabie around Cape Hope we proudly make our way,
To keep all Europe movin' from our base at Bantry Bay!

They're building other tankers now to speed more oil to you,
The Universe Kuwait, me boys; Japan and Portugal, too.
Also the Universe Ireland, I'm very proud to say,
Is among the giant ships a bringin' oil to Bantry Bay!

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bringing home the oil (Clancy Brothers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 11:40 AM

See also the thread Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bringing home the oil (Clancy Brothers)
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 10:30 PM

I am the one who started the other thread.

I believe that it was Tommy Makem that wrote the song but I can not document it.


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