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Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity

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OLD MAID IN THE GARRET
OLD MAID SONG


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(origins) Lyr Add: Take Her Out of Pity/Old Maid's Song (41)


SINSULL 26 Sep 00 - 03:31 PM
Pene Azul 26 Sep 00 - 03:33 PM
SINSULL 26 Sep 00 - 03:45 PM
Pene Azul 26 Sep 00 - 03:47 PM
Joe Offer 26 Sep 00 - 03:54 PM
SINSULL 26 Sep 00 - 03:58 PM
Joe Offer 26 Sep 00 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 26 Sep 00 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 26 Sep 00 - 06:22 PM
Susan of DT 26 Sep 00 - 08:04 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 26 Sep 00 - 08:12 PM
Rasta 26 Sep 00 - 08:40 PM
SINSULL 27 Sep 00 - 02:54 PM
SINSULL 27 Sep 00 - 02:56 PM
poet 27 Sep 00 - 07:15 PM
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Subject: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 03:31 PM

I remember this from a 60s album but can't remember all the lyrics.

I had a sister Sally
She was older than I am
Had so many sweethearts
She had to deny them
But as for sister Sarah
You know she hasn't many
And if you knew her heart
She'd be grateful for any

Come a landsman, a kinsman, a tinker or a tailor
A doctor, a lawyer, a soldier or a sailor
A rich man, a poor man, a fool or a witty
Don't let her die an old maid
But take her out of pity.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: Pene Azul
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 03:33 PM

You can get the lyrics on this page (click).

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 03:45 PM

Thanks, Jeff. Is that a record?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: Pene Azul
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 03:47 PM

No, we've hit 2 minutes before.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 03:54 PM

What bugs me is that Pene can come up with a two-minute replay and not even work up a sweat. I don't know how he does it.
-Slow Joe, who once held the three-minute record-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 03:58 PM

Joe,
Does this help?...."Slow and steady wins the race."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 04:24 PM

Well, no, sinsull, that doesn't help at all - but I take consolation in the belief that I'm far better-looking than Pene is..
(grin)
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 04:56 PM

See "The Love Sick Maid" on the Bodley Ballds website (in Mudcat's Links), and for versions back to 1636 see "The Old Maid's complaint" in the Scarce Songs 1 file on my website (in Mudcat's Links).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 06:22 PM

I've now added Martin Parker's original version, "The Wooing Maid", 1636, to the texts in the Scarce Songs 1 file on my website (in Mudcat's Links).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: Susan of DT
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 08:04 PM

Sinsull - If you had put [out of pity] in the search box, you would have found the version you were looking for yourself. There are actually at least 7 versions in the DT, plus some cousins. If you search for oldmaid* you will find quite a few. We should probably put a DT number on it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 08:12 PM

Why not put the Roud number on it? It's Roud# 802. It would be a good idea, but a lot of work, to put Roud numbers on all in DT that have Roud numbers. R802 ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: Rasta
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 08:40 PM

The kingston trio cut this song on an album called Close Up with John Stewart,--rastaaaaaa


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 02:54 PM

Susan,
I put "Take her put of pity" in the search and got nothing. The DT hates me. I don't know why but she hates me.
Mary, whining.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 02:56 PM

Just put it in again and it took me to AllanC's thread and the lyrics. Still whining.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: poet
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 07:15 PM

also
Check out Gary and Vera Aspey Recordings

Graham (Guernsey)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Her Out Of Pity
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 08:32 PM

I knew the chorus, but never recalled the verses. I think we had this by the Kingston Trio (Phil Ochs???) when I was a wee one. However, the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem do a great version called Old Maid in the Garret (so come landsman or come tinsman, come tinker or come tailor, come fiddler, come dancer, come ploughboy or come sailor, come rich man, come poor man, come fool or come witty, come any man at all that will marry me for pity!) - in which there is a line about If I can't get a man, then I'll have to get a parrot, which I always sing as I'll have to get a carrot - makes more sense to me, it isn't the one-sided conversation I miss!


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