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Tune Req: Bridget O'Flynn

Ceridwen 28 Sep 01 - 01:12 PM
MMario 28 Sep 01 - 01:31 PM
MMario 28 Sep 01 - 01:38 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Mar 05 - 11:51 PM
GUEST,Paul Burke 09 Mar 05 - 06:31 AM
Frank Maher 09 Mar 05 - 12:57 PM
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Subject: Bridget O'Flynn
From: Ceridwen
Date: 28 Sep 01 - 01:12 PM

There's a song called "Bridget O'Flynn, where have you been". Does anyone got sheet music or at least a midifile for this song? Would be very appreciated. It's for a friend of mine in the USA.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Bridget O'Flynn
From: MMario
Date: 28 Sep 01 - 01:31 PM

this one? click


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Bridget O'Flynn
From: MMario
Date: 28 Sep 01 - 01:38 PM

a web-search on google shows a couple of music books with it for sale, and some recordings - but I couldn't find a midi.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRIDGET O'FLYNN (WHERE'VE YA BEEN?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Mar 05 - 11:51 PM

I don't have the tune, but here are the lyrics. I, too, would love to hear what this song sounds like.

Lyrics copied from http://www.shsu.edu/~lis_fwh/book/appendex/Appen1-2.htm (and edited a bit by me)

BRIDGET O'FLYNN (WHERE'VE YA BEEN?)
(Words by Andrew B. Sterling, music by Robert King, copyright 1926, Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., New York, NY)

VERSE 1: "Bridget O'Flynn?" "Yes, Mama dear?"
"Was that you sneakin' in? Come over here.
Look at the state of your Sunday clothes!
Look at your shoes and new silk hose!
You've been doin' the Charleston, I suppose.
Bridget O'Flynn, just say your pray'rs.
You'll need 'em when your father comes downstairs.

CHORUS 1: Bridget O'Flynn, where've ya been? Bridget O'Flynn,
This is a nice time for you to come in.
The boyfriend took you for a ride? And did the car break down?
Or maybe you ran out of gas about ten miles from town?
Did you walk home? Look at your shoes! Ain't it a sin?
Faith, your story and your shoes are mighty thin.
I'm tellin' you now just what to do:
If you have any friends that own a canoe,
Don't go near the water, Bridget darlin'."

VERSE 2: "Bridget O'Flynn?" "What is it, Ma?"
"When you get out again, you'll not go far.
Faith, and last night you went far enough,
You and your paint and powder puff!
Just you wait till your father does his stuff.
Bridget O'Flynn, I'd like to bet
That you can tell who owns this cigarette.

CHORUS 2: Bridget O'Flynn, where've ya been? Bridget O'Flynn,
This is a nice time for you to come in.
You went to see the big parade? The big parade, me eye!
Sure no parade could ever take that long in passin' by.
Bridget O'Flynn, tell me the truth. This is your chance.
There was nothin' wrong? You just went to a dance?
Just keep away from the dancin' hall.
There's nobody there worthwhile at all.
That's where I met your father, Bridget darlin'!"

[Recorded by The Happiness Boys (Billy Jones & Ernest Hare); by Billy Murray & Aileen Stanley; and by Jack Kaufman.]


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Bridget O'Flynn
From: GUEST,Paul Burke
Date: 09 Mar 05 - 06:31 AM

This is the version as sung by my friend Paul Rea, from at least back in the 60s:

Bridget O'Flynn, where've ya been?
Don't you know it's a fine time for a girl to come in.
You went to see the big parade? The big parade, me arse!
It surely took a hell of a time for that big parade to pass!

Bridget O'Flynn, where've ya been?
You've been out on the dancehall floors again!
Oh don't go out on the dancehall floors,
They're full of the pimps and they're full of the whores,
That's where I met your mother, Bridget darlin'.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Bridget O'Flynn
From: Frank Maher
Date: 09 Mar 05 - 12:57 PM

I have a Recording of THe Song..I will email it to anyone who wants it
Frank


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