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Lyr Add: The Campsite at Drumcree

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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CAMPSITE AT DRUMCREE
From: GUEST,Purple And Orange
Date: 16 Jan 02 - 08:59 AM

As an occasional visitor to this place, I'm bothered by the preponderance of songs in your databases that celebrate the Nationalist tradition in Ireland.

It's time this imbalance was redressed.

So here's a wee song I collected at a true blue sing-song a wee while back.

It's to the air that the other side uses for their "Wearing Of The Green".

THE CAMPSITE AT DRUMCREE

Oh then Sammy, dear, did you hear the news that's going round
Our brethren are forbid by law to march through Portadown
That's a piece of news, my boy, that makes my blood run cold
To think the loyal Orange cannot walk Garvaghy road
Cannot walk Garvaghy road, cannot walk Garvaghy road
To think the loyal Orange cannot walk Garvaghy road

They say the whinging fenians are kicking up a fuss
Along their road they do not want to see the likes of us
With our colours and our emblems and our bands, so young and keen
With their "Derry's Walls" and "Dolly's Braes" and the oul' "God Save The Queen"
The oul' "God Save The Queen", the oul' "God Save The Queen"
With their "Derry's Walls" and "Dolly's Braes" and the oul' "God Save The Queen"

If we're not allowed to march, whatever shall we do?
For we must show the world that we are loyal, brave and true
We'll put up such resistance, we'll bring England to its knees
So come on, Sam, stout Orangeman, we'll camp out in Drumcree
We'll camp out in Drumcree, we'll camp out in Drumcree
So come on, Sam, stout Orangeman, we'll camp out in Drumcree

Such a loyal encampment, you never 'fore did see
As the camp that was erected by the brave boys of Drumcree
Whenever there's a long weekend, the only place I'll go
Is to the orange campsite near the oul' Garvaghy Road
Near the oul' Garvaghy Road, near the oul' Garvaghy Road
Is to the orange campsite near the oul' Garvaghy Road

I love to go a wandering along the mountain track
But when I'm in those distant hills I'm longing to get back
For I long to sleep beneath the stars that twinkle high above
The camping site near Portadown, the wee town that I love
The wee town that I love, the wee town that I love
The camping site near Portadown, the wee town that I love


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 02 - 12:54 PM

Yes a work of art.The All Ireland Cringe Champion.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Hillheader
Date: 16 Jan 02 - 02:03 PM

Good to see the Unionist ability to rewrite history is alive and well.

To whom are you loyal? The Queen?? It was her government who appointed the Parades Commission so not accepting their ruling means you are disobeying a Royal command!!

Are you part of the same Loyal brethen who throws pipe bombs at BRITISH soldiers? Or even primary kids on their way to school?

Until I saw this I did not realise that people could type with their buttocks.

And before anyone spouts on about intolerance -- that works both ways. What would American say if the KKK wanted to march in Harlem? Or what would our "Guest" friend say if Nationalists in Ulster wanted to parade down the Shankhill Road every St Patrick's Day?

I know it takes all kinds to make a world, but we could be doing with a few less of some of them -- on BOTH sides of the Irish divide.

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 16 Jan 02 - 05:56 PM

Davebhoy ...

I think some hallion might be havin' us on ...

"I love to go a-wandering along the mountain track"?

A parody of "Wearing Of The Green"?

I reckon it's a joke ... like Lurgan Town was a pisstake in the last century.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 16 Jan 02 - 07:24 PM

Here's a nice little article (thanks Fib for pointing out this site).. *grin*

Drumcree special edition of the Portadown News

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Hillheader
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 12:49 AM

Alison

Thanks for the link. That is superb!!

Robert Burns line about seeing "ourselves as others see us.." springs to mind.

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 12:52 AM

the thanks goes to Fibula Matlock she posted it in another thread... I laughed a lot....

the Christmas and Election editions are worth a look too

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Purple And Orange
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 04:16 AM

Derrymacash

(Why anybody would want to name themselves after thon wee shinner huxter is beyond me … but there, as they say, you go.)

That remark you made about is wide of the mark, boyo, by a long shot. It's common knowledge that the "Campsite At Drumcree" was written by our loyal brothers as they camped out in that first summer of discontent. All hands chipped in, feverishly editing the words and honing it to perfection. Sorry if I'm coming on like a Queens University lecturer, but it's this authenticity which gives the song such resonance among our community.

The disparaging remarks you've made continue the age-old fallacy that it's only the taiglodytes that have any element of creativity or soul. The type of urban myth which no doubt contributes to the fact that Daniel O'Donnell records sell in cartloads the world over, whereas a troubadour from our own tradition, the Rev. William McCrea for example, struggles to shift any units whatsoever.

I'll give yous all a hand to think with a few more verses which a fellow white-glover passed my way.

On holidays some brethren go up North to Portrush Town
But I like to spend my fortnight in a field near Portadown
There are no flashing slot machines and no foaming billows roar
But we sit around the fire and sing "The Sash My Father Wore"
"The Sash My Father Wore", "The Sash My Father Wore"
We sit around the fire and sing "The Sash My Father Wore"

We don't care if it's lashing, our camp we'll not desert
For the causes's sake me boys, I'll proudly wade through dirt
(Besides my family residence is a few yards down the road
I sneak in round the back some nights when it gets a wee bit cold
When it gets a wee bit cold, when it gets a wee bit cold
I sneak in round the back some nights when it gets a wee bit cold)


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 04:26 AM

If I was religious (which I'm not) I would say 'God deliver us from these pillocks'. I grew up in West Central Scotland of Protestant (Church of Scotland) upbringing and was surrounded by bigots like you 'Purple and Orange'. Live in the future not in the past. And while you talk about your right to march remember those wee boys who the bigots torched to death in their own house. They had a right to live.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Purple And Orange
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 05:06 AM


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Purple And Orange
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 05:07 AM

You left me speechless above there, hi!

Help! All han's are swingin' for me now. Seems that the world just isn't ready yet for the heartfelt paeans of the poets laureate of the causes of stagnation, pomposity and trimuphalism.

So I'll l'ave yous all with with a last verse … with many thanks to Brother Isaac McKittery of LOL 1690 who reminded me not to forget it.

All the string vest Brother Fat.

The on-site facilities are hardly up to scratch
We pooly in a bucket and do the rest we crouch
Down in a corner of a field where the nettles sting our ass
For the cause of dear oul' Ulster, we wipe with a clipe of grass
We wipe with a clipe of grass, we wipe with a clipe of grass
For the cause of dear oul' Ulster, we wipe with a clipe of grass






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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Hillheader
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 01:48 PM

I too am from West of Scotland Presbyterian stock and "Orange and Purple" you are a dinosaur with a broken neck and thus can only look back.

The bible claims that the prophet is never recognised in his own land. That's why Daniel O'Donnell sells all over the world and McCrea only sells in the Shankhill -- or is that analogy too deep for you?

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Hillheader
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 03:53 PM

Alison/Fubula Matlock

I have just looked at the Portadown News site and it is absolutely hilarious!!

The ability to take the most extreme views on either side and laugh at them both equally is a tremendous skill == and it works.

I don't feel as as bad about our "Orange and Purple" friend now.

Thanks to both of you.

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 05:58 PM

to be honest I think he should send his song off to them.. they'd probably publish it....lol

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: paddymac
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 06:46 PM

I'm crying so hard from laughing at the the song (especially the later verses), and some of the exchanges, that I can hardly see to type. I think that this thread cries out for the talents of our many skilled versifiers -maybe it should even be a "song challenge." Let the invisible O&B poster feel the sting of the thousand quills of the MCOL (Mudcat Corps of Lyricists). But on the upside, isn't it better to be ranting in cyberspace than in the real world?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 07:17 PM

My guess is Guest purple and orange is Conrad Bladey, Internet Orange kook, who maintains an "Irish" website. He isn't Irish, and he lives in Baltimore, and is universally loathed by the DC/Baltimore Irish session folks, as I recall.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 07:19 PM

I thought he was serious until it got to the verse

On holidays some brethren go up North to Portrush Town
But I like to spend my fortnight in a field near Portadown
There are no flashing slot machines and no foaming billows roar
But we sit around the fire and sing "The Sash My Father Wore"

brilliant!!! lol..... maybe he can do another verse about going to Portrush to buy Paisley, McCrae and Robinson family group postcards (I kid you not!!) in Grahams, so you can send them around the world to people who don't believe such things exist!!...........

meanwhile in this weeks Portadown news

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Jimmy C
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 11:48 PM

Alison.

The Portadown News is a scream, we need more of this type of attitude. Just yesterday I was listening to a taped talk by "Patch Adams", (the doctor whose story was made into a movie starring Robin Williams.). He dresses like a clown and treats his patients with humour instead of drugs. He was speaking to a gathering in Ottawa, Canada, Part of his speech was about "the value of humour" and was quick to point out that throughout the ages, " Scientific research has yet to prove that being serious is beneficial in any way ". Sure makes you think.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BOUL' ORANGE CAMPSITE AT DRUMCREE
From: GUEST,Isaac McKittery
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 04:26 AM

First of all a word to the detractors and apologists …

In a post above one of youse claims that "until now you didn't know anyone could type with their buttocks".

Well I've got news for you! People with fundamentalist Protestant views can do just about anything with their buttocks. Typing's a doddle, it's wee buns. If you want a case in point, think only of our dear American Brother in Christ, the Reverend Brother Jerry Lee Lewis, a man that could likely play The Green Grassy Slopes Of The Boyne on the piano with his arse. (And could probably make a good stab at it farting down a mouth organ as well.)

So before proceeding any further, let's hear it for the nimble buttocks of Lutheranism, the spry arse-cheeks of Calvinism (and I'm not talking Klein) and the dextrous rumps of fundamentalism.

And another correction! Purple and Orange is in no way connected with Brother Conrad, whose views he describes as namby-pamby and liberal. Purple and Orange is none other than Brother Gordy McMordy, Grand Master of LOL 666, Hell's Mouth, and henceforth shall contribute to this debate in his own name.

To proceed! Brother McMordy – a bare tit and a furled trouser to you! I think you're a wee bit confused. I didn't write the fine song you've published. I was responsible for "The Boul' Orange Campsite at Drumcree" which goes to the tune of the shinners' "Kelly The Boy From Killane". An aisy mistake, so rest aisy on your camp-bed.

I reproduce it below for the greater glory of our vengeful Lord.

THE BOUL' ORANGE CAMPSITE AT DRUMCREE
(Copyright Isaac McKittery)

What's the news, what's the news, my boul' Orangeman, with your bowler, your brolly and your sash?
Why in such haste through the streets do you race and why in such hurry do you dash?
Goodly news, goodly news do I bring unto you, goodly news do I carry to thee
For all of its might England quakes at the sight of the boul' Orange campsite of Drumcree

Though we're up to our oxters in cow-clap and glar, with no telly, no toilet nor no bath
We will still stand our ground like those men of renown who held out in Derry to the last
Oh the Fenians may wrap the green flag around as into the grave they are sent
But when I'm deceased, if oul' Ulster's not released, you may wrap Brother Isaac in a tent

And when I'm enrolled in the heavenly fold I won't need no mansion in the sky
Some cloth and some pegs in a canvas kit-beg is all that I'll need to get by
When Glory I gain, I will never complain if I'm quartered along with my kind
Cos I'd hate for to spend my days without end living like a pearl among swine


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: paddymac
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 06:44 AM

Isaac - "LOL 666"? is that like "lol" or "rotflmao". There's been so many great jokes here over the years, I can't remember which one was number 666. Can you refresh for us?

You chose a great tune for your parody, and your sense of humor peeks through throughout your post. Is it possible you're an orangeman without horns and a tail?

I have a dear friend who, in all honesty, proclaims himself an "Orangeman for a united Ireland." His origins are in an ultra conservative brand of orangeism, but he's grown way beyond it. I empathised with him when his son married a papist and converted.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE NEW JERUSALEM
From: GUEST,Brother Gordy McMordy, LOL 666
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 06:48 AM

Brother Isaac … tit bared and trouser furled, y'oul' goat! Yer a cat man so y'are for givin' me away like thon!

I wonder if the owners of the Mudcat are aware that their site is situated on a traditional cyber high way route used by generations of cyber-Orangemen?

Your wee song is all very well and good. But I'm in a highbrow frame of min' right now and so I thought I'd reprint the lyrics of "Till We Build The New Jerusalem (Along The Oul' Garvaghy Road)".

Keep the faith.

THE NEW JERUSALEM

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk up the oul' Garvaghy Road?
And did the holy Lamb of God
Round Edenderry take a stroll?
And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon this loyal town?
And was Jerusalem builded here
In dear oul' Orange Portadown?

Bring me my bow of burning gold
Bring me my arrows of desire
Bring me my spear! Oh, clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire
I will not cease from mental fight
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
Til we have built Jerusalem
In Ulster's orange and pleasant land!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Geordie McMordy
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 08:17 AM

Hello there …

Geordie McMordy, son and heir to the bitterest bigot ever to spend the afternoon of the 12th pissed out of his skull on warm Guinness and Mundies in the field at Scarva.

Ye alright there, da, ye big bollocks, ye?

The mention up above there by Alison (are you our sort, girl and if so are you coortin'? ) prompted me to write in.

I'm in a Pretenders cover band. We play Orange Halls, Black Preceptories, Coming-Out Parties, Weddings (not Mixed!!) … you know the type of thing. We're called "The Defenders". (If you want to book us ddrop me or me da a line!)

One of our more poignant songs is about a Drumcree veteran receiving a Paisley family picture postcard … here it goes

Back on the chain gang (with thanks to Chrissie Hynde)
I found a picture of you, oh oh oh oh
You had your big burly arm around Kyle
The world doesn't know like I do, oh oh oh oh
The pain 'neath that big cheesy smile
We're back on the train
Oh, back on the chain gang

A circumstance beyond our control, oh oh oh oh
Made the front of the 'Tele that night
Said we'd die or be cast into hell, oh oh oh oh
They threw sand in our eyes and said it was lies
We're back on the train
Oh, back on the chain gang

The Powers That Be
That force us to live like we do
Bring me to my knees
When I see what they've done to you
But I'll die as I stand here today
In clabber from instep to knee
If up our traditional route
To walk we're not free

I found a picture of you, oh oh oh oh
It was the happiest day of my life
Your big bulldog face seemed to say oh oh oh oh
Continue the fight
Now we're back on the train
Back on the chain gang


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAISLEY'S FUSILIERS
From: GUEST,Isaac McKittery
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 08:51 AM

The awr one I min' is to the tune of a song the tims sing which is called "McAlpine's Fusiliers", written I believe, by one of a rake of gather-ups from thon hellhole in the Free State, Dublin.

Anyways, it's about our side's vale of tears and sea of woes. It's called "Paisley's Fusiliers".

PAISLEY'S FUSILIERS

(spoken)
It was in the year of '98 when I became a brawr
The smile on my oul' fawr's face; the pride on that of mawr
They had a do that very night at the local LOL
(Not a temperance lodge, thank God, we all got drunk to hell!)
With me sash, me gamp and bowler, I looked the very part
As out I strode out upon the twelfth, I near broke me mawr's heart
But the grantin' of that honour's nearly been the death of me
For I'm frozen to my bollocks in a churchyard in Drumcree

As down the glen came the Orangemen with their banners furled before them
With their flutes and drums down the road they come; it's hard for the Catholics to ignore them
They're headed for Garvaghy Road, but their journey will soon end in tears
When the cops say "No, back up the road you go" to Paisley's Fusiliers

These well-dressed gents sit in their tents and think of the glories of the past
Aughrim, Boyne, The General Strike, each image ever greater than the last
It sours our gall and it breaks our balls, I don't think about it else I'd near explode
That we can't process a hundred yards more or less up the Garvaghy Road

The shanty town outside Portadown shines like a beacon through the land
From this very site is being waged the fight some call the Ulster Protestants' last stand
We'll pursue our cause, and we'll challenge the laws, though the battle it may last for many years
But the day will come, when we'll overcome, say Paisley's Fusiliers


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 08:58 AM

Holyland

Palestine, Jerusalem, Damascus, Cairo
Shall we gather by the river
For a crusade to Lower Ormeau?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Portadown News Editor
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 10:13 AM

Hi there folk music types

I'm the Editor of the Portadown News, and I thought I'd fry your heads a little by revealing that I have always considered myself a Unionist. (Although not an Orangeman.)

Yours The Editor


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 10:30 AM

Editor of the Portadown News, if indeed it is you, sure you're evidently an equal-opportunity satirist and as such are probably entitled to a whole host of cross-community grants to bring our divided communities togther in peace, love and harmony. You might even get enough lottery funding to take Freeserve to court.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Portadown News Editor
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 10:34 AM

Hell I'm not even allowed to keep my own job. The Andersonstown News got my fired three days before Xmas after printing my name and where I worked, then calling my company and threatening to call the police and their solicitors over my 'sectarianism'.

Besides, they don't give grants to websites with tits in them. I checked.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 10:55 AM

Andytown News calling the police! Sweet Mother of God, the reforms have worked!!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Portadown News Editor
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 11:11 AM

The irony was lost on no-one (except Robin Livingstone, Editor of that mighty organ.)

I thought an accusation of sectarianism from the Angrytown News was pretty ironic as well.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 11:22 AM

Indeedy. The sort of irony that belts you round the head like a breeze block. I suppose it explains why they don't find your esteemed organ amusing, since they have about the same concept of irony as Alanis Morrisette.

Aah, but still, they'll never suffer from splinters in their arses. Mind you, there's that entire dinner table in their own eye...


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 10:06 PM

lol... love the songs boys... and sure isn't it a pity I am courtin'.... because the picture you paint of cold nights in the campsite is so appealing... how could a girl resist????? ...*grin*

if you really are the editor of the Portadown News... thanks for a job well done..........

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Hillheader
Date: 19 Jan 02 - 02:47 AM

Sorry it took so long to come up with this but work is greatly interfering with the rest of my life!!!

Oh Paddy dear and did you hear
The news that's going abroad
The Orangement on 12th July
Will walk Garvaghy Road

An in consideration
The Unionists will deem
That pavements on the Shankhill
Will be orange white and green

On St Patrick's Day in Dublin
I swear I've heard it said
That the Reverend Ian Paisley
He will lead St Paddy's parade

The pipes will play The Soldiers Sash
And with Orange Bands in tow
Our Ian will lay a laurel wreath
Outside the GPO

As as this new enlightenment
Across the land we see
Gerry Adams and McGuinness
They will visit at Drumcree

With Martin playing the Lambeg
And Gerry on the Flute
They'll treat the boys to Boulavougue
And The Foggy Dew to boot

They boys will fly their banners high
As the campsite fills with hope
And Martin and our Gerry
Hand out pictures of the Pope.

And then they're o'er to London
At the Palace they'll be seen
As they receive their Knighthoods
And have Guinness with the Queen

As they all sit round the telly
There right before their eyes
They'll watch as Mad Dog John Adair
Get the Nobel Peace Prize

Davebhoy


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Subject: Lyr Add: ME OUL DRUMCREE TENT
From: GUEST,Isaac McKittery
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 05:54 PM

Aye Davebhoy, yer a bunnel o' laughs ... proof positive that scotchmen should keep their nebs out of our business.

Nigh ... to work!

This one goes to the tune of a song once sang by Richard Hayward - with a name like thon, surely one of ours - called "The Bright Silvery Light Of The Moon".

It's based on an ecumenical nightmare I once had.

It's called "Me Oul' Drumcree Tent".

ME OUL DRUMCREE TENT
Down the oul Garvaghy Road
On the Twelfth the Orange strolled
With our banners and regalia on display
And the taigs on either side
Opened up their windows wide
To list upon the tunes that we did play

We played "The Proddy Boys"
(And it was a glorious noise)
"The Sash" of course and "Croppy, Lie You Down"
As the Fenians danced a reel
And we sauntered to The Field
The Bowler-Hatted Boys of Portydown

Gerry Adams gave a speech
After Doctor Paisley preached
And Johnny Hume looked on us with a smile
And the army and police
Kindly bade us "Go in peace"
As we walked along the oul' Garvaghy mile

Then I woke up with a shock
As my oul alarum clock
Further such oul folly did prevent
I was stiff and coul and sore
And I farted and I swore
As I gret the day in my oul Drumcree tent


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,mgarvey@pacifier.com
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 06:15 PM

Do they ever march together in Ireland? I saw a parade of sorts in Newfoundland and there marchers in both Orange and Green and they all went to church after as I recall. mg


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Subject: Lyr Add: SAMMY I HARDLY KNEW YE
From: GUEST,Issac McKittery
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 07:19 AM

This wee one's to the air of "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye" – a song which, I am told, is popular with the booze- and priest-ridden unfortunates of the Unfree State.

SAMMY I HARDLY KNEW YE
While walking the road from Sweet Drumcree ha-roo ha-roo
While walking the road from Sweet Drumcree ha-roo ha-roo
While walking the road from Sweet Drumcree
I met with Doctor Pais-a-lee
"In the name of God, what's up with thee?!
Sammy, I hardly knew ye"

"Where are your gloves that once were white, ha-roo, ha-roo
Where are your gloves that once were white, ha-roo, ha-roo
Where are your gloves that once were white
And now are plastered with dort and shite
An offence they are unto my sight
Sammy I hardly knew ye"

"And your sash was once was so fine and old, ha-roo, ha-roo
Your sash was once so fine and old, ha-roo, ha-roo
Your sash was once so fine and old
Its edges trimmed with thread of gold
Now it's splattered with gutters and spotted with mould
Sammy, I hardly knew ye"

"Your shoes that once shone like the sun, ha-roo, ha-roo
Your shoes that once shone like the sun, ha-roo, ha-roo
Your shoes that once shone like the sun
Are muddy and squelchy and covered in dung
You're altogether a disgrace to us Huns
Sammy I hardly knew ye"

"Oh Reverend Doctor if I might speak, ha-roo, ha-roo
Oh Reverend Doctor if I might speak, ha-roo, ha-roo
Oh Reverend Doctor if I might speak
Your forgiveness I most gravely seek
I know I look like a bit of freak"
Sammy I hardly knew ye

"But I'm living rough these days, you see, ha-roo, ha-roo
I'm living rough these days, you see, ha-roo, ha-roo
I'm living rough these days you see
In a tent in a campsite in Sweet Drumcree
I live like a tramp for the Orangery"
Sammy I hardly knew ye

"Here's forgiveness Brother Sam ha-roo ha-roo
Here's forgiveness Brother Sam ha-roo ha-roo
Here's forgiveness Brother Sam
And all who camp and caravan
In that spot not far from the River Bann
Sammy I hardly knew ye"


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAIS-A-LEE
From: GUEST,Isaac McKittery
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 09:10 AM

This wee ditty that's been doin' the roun's of lodges throughout mid-Ulster is based on thon oul' Amerikayne come-all-ye "Stack-a-lee". It's called "Pais-a-lee".

PAIS-A-LEE
In a pub in Portydown on a dark and drizzly night
Gerry Adams and Pais-a-lee had one terrible fight
All about that Orange bowler hat

Pais-a-lee walked to the bar-room and he called for a glass of beer
Turned around to Gerry Adams, said "What are you doin' here?"
"Waitin' for a train, please bring my woman home"

"Pais-a-lee, oh Pais-a-lee, please don't take my life
Got three little children and a weepin' lovin' wife
You're a bad man, bad man Pais-a-lee"

"God bless your children and I'll take care of your wife
You stole my Orange bowler, now I'm bound to take your life"
All about that Orange bowler hat

Pais-a-lee turned to Gerry Adams and he shot him right through the head
Only taking one shot to kill Gerry Adams dead
All about that Orange bowler hat

Sent for the doctor, well the doctor he did come
Just pointed out Pais-a-lee, said "Now what have you done?
You're a bad man, bad man Pais-a-lee"

Six big horses and a rubber-tired hack
Hauled him off to Milltown, but they failed to bring him back
All about that Orange bowler hat

Back home in oul' Portydown I heard the bulldogs bark
It must have been oul' Pais-a-lee stumblin in the dark
He's a bad man, gonna land him right back in jail

Police walked on to Pais-a-lee, he was lying fast asleep
Police catched oul' Pais-a-lee, and he jumped forty feet
He's a bad man, gonna land him back in jail

Well they got oul' Pais-a-lee and they laid him right back in jail
Couldn't get a man around to go Pais-a-lee's bail
All about that Orange bowler hat

Pais-a-lee turned to the jailer and said "Jailer, I can't sleep
'Round my bedside Gerry Adams began to creep"
All about that Orange bowler hat


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 09:15 AM

March together down the Garvaghy Road! What a novel idea. Catholics celebrating their own oppression with the oppressors.

While we're at it, why doesn't Ariel Sharon go to a Muslim temple to pray?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DICKS OF MAGHERALIN
From: GUEST,Raparee
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 11:23 AM

Various people were commenting on the Ducks of Magheralin a few weeks ago. Here's the update!

THE DICKS OF MAGHERALIN
It was just about a year ago that I went to Magheralin
The kerbstones were red, white and blue, the flags blew in the wind
Such hallions as were on the street would grace a looneybin
Sez I "Who are these boyos?" "They're the dicks of Magheralin"

CHORUS:
Oh it is a grand oul' city in the grand oul' Irish style
But I'd give it a wide berth, me boys, of six or seven miles
Such a bunch of in-bred keowboys you'll not see their likes again
The slack-jawed snattery poghals, the Dicks of Magheralin

Well one comes up and sez, sez he "Through here you will not pass
Or me and may compadres will kick your Fenian ass"
So I went back the road to home as fast as blew the wind
For I wouldn't like to tangle with the Dicks of Magheralin

CHORUS

Of all the bitter hamlets in Ulster's bitter heart
Magheralin's the bitterest, it really is quite tart
To burst their bitter bubble would take more than a pin
The boys who breathe through open mouths, the Dicks of Magheralin

CHORUS

To finalise my story, and bring it to an end
Its tarnished reputation you must not try to defend
For you'll struggle in your quest to find a bitterer little town
Magheralin will never win the Star of the County Down



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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 10:21 PM

Isaac...... I have been wondering..... what sort of trousers do you have?

you don't have any of those gorgeous purple ones with the orange piping down the seams, do you?....

you know the ones they team up with the subtle orange jackets with the fringed epaulettes?.........

time for a cold shower I think.........

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Hillheader
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 01:14 AM

Alison

You have to get out more!!!

Stop this now or you're in danger of dragging your knuckles as you walk.

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Issac McKittery
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 04:49 AM

Alison … would you away outa thon, chil' dear. Sure I couldn't be doin' wi' thon frippery. A black suit and a black tie, white shirt, white gloves, an umbrella and a bowler hat, topped off with me oul' da's sash … that's more my style. Though, min' you, daughter dear, there's damn the bit of cleanness I can keep about myself at all livin' like a wild baste with nothing over my head but an oul' bit of waxed cloth propped up on a few oul' sticks. Like a bedouin … an' me that has lan' an' men under me an' all! Oh Lord, damn the sowl of whoever got us into this tight spot.

Now, the Reverend William Marshall, "The Bard of Tyrone", wrote a wee poem one time called "Me An' Me Da" – which you might know otherwise as "Livin' In Drumlister". Myself and a clatter of the oul' diehards were sittin' roun' the fire night before last, tryin' to gain a bit of heat before lyin' down in our tents and between us we made a new poem out of his oul' one.

See what you think.

Oh, and by the way, Raparee, you're a guttery-gubbed glipe and an ingnorant big gulpen. I'll hear no more of your runnin' down the good people of Magheralin!

I'm camped in Drumcree churchyard
Though I'm getting' very oul'
I love to wear my fawr's sash
But it doesn't bar much coul'
There's de'il a man in this townlan'
Was claner r'ared nor me
But I'm in clabber since I listed
To camp out at Drumcree

I lie down in the gutters
To have my nightly rest
A stripe o' cloth above me
And me wi' a bawd chest!
But till the struggle's over
And dear oul' Ulster's free
I'll pad through Drumcree churchyard
In clabber to the knee

You'll never fin' me wav'rin'
I'll be loyal to the en'
Our freedom and religion
I'm committed to defen'
Though I'm a tiny bit arthritic
In my elbow and my knee
I'll defy the worl' by campin'
In the churchyard at Drumcree

Oh me name is Brother Isaac
And I'll never ben' me knee
To London or to Dublin
Or the Roman Holy See
I'll live an' die in clabber
If that it is what's required
For Ulster, like a hippo
I will wallow in the mire

So come all ye sons of William
And the boul' Ahoghill Doc
Ye fifers and drum-baters
Of good oul' Orange stock
Come gather up your sleeping bags
Your tents and pegs and ropes
And camp in Drumcree churchyard
This bastion of hope!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 06:55 AM

Fair play to you Issac, Yer right there, it`s all for a good cause. I have just come out of Ward 3 North in Craigavon Hospital after a Kidney transplant and it was all due to the gutters and damp on thon hill in Drumcree. I tell you now Brother Issac I will be back on thon hill again and the good Lord help the crater that`s lying next to me, for he`ll be like a Mexican wet-back. Derryadd Sam.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 06:58 AM

I'm sorry to hear that Isaac, (although I did love the verse... )... I thought we'd have made a lovely couple... you in your orange and purple, and me in my tartan mini skirt, sexy white knee socks and DMs..... *grin*

mind you I suppose my knee socks wouldn't have stayed white with all that crawling around in sheughs!!

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:02 AM

alison! Ye dorty wee hoor!!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:21 AM

takes one to know one wee doll... and don't come over all high and mighty wi' me ...... I know what you Ards peninsula girls are like.... sneaking around collecting sashes...... *grin*

slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: STONES IN ME KIDNEYS
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:28 AM

Ach, Sam, me boul' stalwart. Glad that the Craigavon mob got your kidney sorted out. Sure if it had give you any more bawr I'd've wheeked it out myself with my Swiss Army Knife. If you'd been one o' the awr sort, they'd've pickled thon oul' kidney and preserved it as a relic. The oul' Shinners would've been ben'in' the knee to it and mutterin' into their oul' beads for the salvation of their sowls.

But sure when you were away, didn't we write you a wee song about your kidney stones … it's to the tune of thon oul' "Waltzing Matilda".

STONES IN ME KIDNEYS

Once a jolly Orangeman
Put up his oul' tent upon
A hill in the spot
That is known as Drumcree
He went for a slash
And he poolied pebble-dash
On the ground he did thrash
From his oul kid-a-nees

Stones in me kidneys
Stones in me kidneys
Cause me to howl
Aye, they cause me to moan
It's ruined my vacation
In my canvas habitation
I must get an operation
On me oul' kidney stone

And as for you, Alison, you dorty-minded huzzie. I'd say you'd have a sheugh or two on you that a man'd be inclined to crawl around in right enough. Thon outfit you describe ... it would torn a b'y on, so it would!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Isaac McKittery
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:30 AM

Ach, sorry there now, people. Forgot to sign myself in thon last time. Wouldn't want thon Alison to think she was bein' chatted up by one of the awr brethren.

Heaven above ... but the thought of it. I might need to crawl into my tent and twirl me baton ...


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:48 AM

never really went for baton twirlers myself... but you know thon boys that twirl the long string things on the banners..... now thon really gets the juices goin'......lol

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:53 AM

Good lord, above, Alison … but I'm getting the hots for you big time, so I am. I'm only after making up this wee song for ye. Would it tempt ye to come visit me in me lonely vigil on Drumcree hill. Mine's the big frame tent on top o' the hill, orange (naturally), with a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts flyin' from the top o' it.

The wee verse is to the tune of a Donegal march called "Kitty O'Connor", which Altan play as part of a set with that fine oul' Scottish tune "Cam' Ye By Atholl". (There ye go, nigh! Ye didn't think I had any knowledge of thon sort of music, did ye? Well let's keep it a wee secret between ourselves …)

By the way ... that lol thing ... I'll go one better. Here goes. lol rbp. D'ye get me?

Once a fenian filly
Took a shine to this oul' Billy
Who lived out on a hilly
Overlooking Portydown
He spurned all her advances
Didn't like oul' mixed romances
Till at last the circumstances
Fairly brought him roun'

She dressed up like a billy girl
It fairly made his baton whirl
And his oul banner did unfurl
And his arch fair straightened out
And on his fife she played a tune
"The Rising of the Fenian Moon"
It nearly made oul' Isaac swoon
And his eyeballs to pop out


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Issac McKittery
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:54 AM

Holy Book!

You've got me that flustered I didn't sign in again!

Thon was me up above, there, hon!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Geordie McMordy
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:58 AM

This flirtin' business has got to stop. Isaac ... remember ... No Surrender.

Better a same-sex relationship between two right-thinking men than a mixed-sex relationship between a stalwart and a hunker-slider.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:05 AM

well you know.. we could have made some beautiful music together.. you on your flute and me on my accordion......

but maybe you shouldn't have given such a good description of your tent... it makes it so much easier for my orange grandmother to come after the man who called her wee alison a fenian!!!!!.....lol

no idea about rbp BTW.......lol

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Isaac McKittery
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:29 AM

It's Bother Ike McKittery and my heart is all a-twittery (my bowels a wee bit skittery ... the nervousness you see). If it's true that you've got Orange blood then come and join me in the mud, the music we'd make would indeed be good in me tent in sweet Drumcree.

Neither Geordie, no nor Gordy, or any oul' McMordie would think that it was dorty for we two to do the deed. Since we share a drop of "sang rιal", into my tent why don't you crawl? I'm sure we two could have a ball out here in the Drumcree field.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Brother Gordy McMordy, LOL 666
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:33 AM

Isaac ... I've been taught a lesson. Your union has my blessin'. Thank God that you're not messin' with a chuckie through and through. If she's got purple in her veins, no barrier indeed remains. Sate your lusts! Your turnips, drain! And the best of luck to you!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:36 AM

well it was lovely of you to offer Isaac.... but its the middle of winter over there...... and I'm lovely and warm here in Australia.... could you maybe arrange for someone to deliver a SuperSer to your tent... then I might consider it......

if its proof you need I could bring the "proud to be a baby prod" bib I was sent for one of my kids (I wish I was joking about that one.. but there you go)......... or can I just do a spelling test of some words with "h" in them?

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Geordie McMordy
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 08:53 AM

This Ali's not all that she seems. She doesn't know that RBP is Royal Black Preceptory ... it had her foxed. And I said to my da, Gordon, this talk of her accordion, it's just some other wordin' for an oul' squeeze box. She's bein' euphemistic, perhaps a bit artistic, and you're so narcissistic that you didn't see the trap. The flute, of course, is phallic ... you dozy-minded ballick ... she's led you up an alley of dorty-minded crap! So beware, Ike McKittery that your heart is not soon flittery. Eeverything that's glittery is not all gold. I'd give this blade a miss, sir for if you tried to kiss her you'll be sucked in the abyss, sir. You have been told!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Isaac McKittery
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 09:11 AM

Alison …

Houl' on to yer drawers girl! I'm on me way over! You might have a "Proud To Be Baby Prod" bib in your accoutrements, but I'm clutchin' my pack of "Proud To Prod A Prod" rubber johnnies in me fist as I write and I know who I'd like to use them on!!

So this'll be the last song you hear from me till I light on your doorstep.

There was a wild colonial boy
McKiittery was his name
He was born and r'ared in Ulster
In a place called Killicomaine
He was his father's only son
His mother's pride and joy
And dearly did his parents love
Their wild colonial boy

He went one day in proud display
To walk Garvaghy Road
But the b'ys who lived up thon oul' street
Near threatened to explode
"With yer whistlin' and your drummin'
We taigs will have no truck
So whisht your noise, ye billy boys
And go away to …. Hell"

And so for many lonely years
He camped out at Drumcree
A vigil for the Orange
Till Ulster would be free
Of the oul' Parades Commission
Who piss from a great height
On a rake of Orange marches
Which we claim as our birthright

Till a letter from Australia
From a blade who turned him on
Set oul' Ike a-thinkin
Of a new home in the sun
He thought long and hard upon it
Till up! without delay
He moved his Drumcree campsite
To the shore of Botany Bay


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 02:18 PM

Hi, listen Allison thon oul kittery McKittery has a face like billy goats ass, sure I have a lovely wee cottage on the shores of sweet Lough Neagh, come over and i`ll show you the sites. When my loyal brethern release me from this Hell of Drumcree,to welcome you home, I will give the oul place a bit of a dung-out. love Derryadd Sam.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 06:51 PM

well here I am after a good nights sleep.....

Derryadd Sam....... your wee cottage sounds lovely but doesn't the noise of speed boats from Lough Neagh keep you up at night?

but how can I resist a man like Isaac?...... he sure has the gift of the gab..... the way he can string all thon fancy words together just turns my legs to champ.......... and then there's the white gloves........... mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

maybe we can make a start on some Ozzie songs now

Farewell to oul' Drumcree forever
Farewell to my brethren as well
Farewell to the hill of Garvaghy
I'm off to get out of the smell

singing toor-a-ly-oor-a-ly-addity
singing toor-a-ly-oor-a-ly-ay
singing toor-a-ly-oor-a-ly-addity
Isaac's bound for Botany Bay

slainte
alison



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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Issac McKittery
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 04:20 AM

Derryadd Sam … you back off, now, big fella. I'm coortin' herself now. All thon nice words and songs and stuff. Can you not see sure that the wee girl's in me pocket.

Alison, honey. The boat's just pulled outy Larne no more'n five minutes ago. We'll land in the England in a coupla hours time and then I'm gonny motor like blazes down to th'oul' Dover and catch some sort of a boat till Australyee.

Oul' Issac is sailin' the briny
The ship is just leavin' the quay
My hair is all oiled-up and shiny
I'm headin' for Botany Bay

Chorus … you know it!

I've been summoned abroad by a huzzy
Isaac, dear, won't you come forth
She pretends that's she's one of them Ozzies
But it's clear that she's from the Wee North

Chorus

Such times we will have when I'm with her
I'll dress her in billy girl gear
We'll march through the outback togither
On the twelfth of July every year

Chorus

I'm closin' the distance between us
To our sour-faced oul' God ye should pray
That you'll soon meet your romantic genius
When he lands in sweet Botany Bay


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,NEWSFLASH!!!!
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 04:39 AM

News has just reached us that Isaac McKittery's bid to be the first Orangeman to row single-handedly from Larne to Sydney has failed.

After 66 days at sea, authorities lost radio contact with the love-stricken billy-boy. Last night, the body of the middle-aged marching man was found washed up on a beach in Thailand. He was naked except for his beloved LOL 666 sash. This, and the new tattoo - a heart bearing the legend "Alison" - helped identify the body.

Police have confirmed that the sash was used to strangle Mr McKittery. They do not suspect a sectarian motive. However, they have confirmed that they have arrested an alleged "love rival" who goes by the name of Derryadd Sam.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 05:47 AM

Houl on there Allison, that oul dosser McKittery is alive and well. He had one of them Bangcock good time wimmin send thon message, he has tied up many a Thai in his time. He heads aff regular to see thon wee Thai bits, the Lord knows what dis-ais he gets aff them. For your own good take a trip to Lough Neagh. Derryadd Sam.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DERRYADD SAMMY
From: GUEST,Isaac McKittery
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 06:30 AM

Alison …

There's somethin' not right goin' on here. At first I thought it might have been the boys on the Falls spreadin' a smear. But I've figured it! It's thon dorty back-stabber Sam o' Derryadd.

Every time I get within a whiff of a coort, he's in leck a badger to drive them away.

Now take my advice, Alison and stay well clear of him. He's a nice-lookin' wee cottage right enough. But th'oul' hovel's fallin' to bits. You can see daylight through the thatch and the place is fair leppin' wi' wildlife o' every sort … mice, rats, flays, bed-bugs, clocks, eary-wigs and hairy eels. You wouldn't know if you were in a house or a David Attenborough programme.

As for Sam hisself; this wee song that follows'll gi'e you an idea of the class of character you're dealin' wi'. It goes to the air of "Donegal Danny".

DERRYADD SAMMY

I remember the night he first came in to our loyal Drumcree camp
A smelly oul' bugger, with shite on his boots, and a faint odour off him of the damp
He scratched his flabby arse and let out a great big fart and then he rifted long and loud – near made me boke
"How's it goin', lads? I'm big Sam o' Derryadd, come to join you loyal campin' folk"

CHORUS

So here's to those that are dead and gone
I wish that oul' Sam was in that crew
For he's fryin' my oul' head
From I wake till I hit bed
If I'd a hammer I would bate him black and blue

He picks his oul' nose and he fiddles with his toes (the smell is like a gorgonzola cheese)
His flies are always open (I reckon that he's hopin' it's a way to attract an oul' main squeeze!)
His teeth have never tasted paste and the dorty ignor'nt baste would like to give all weemin a quick grope
His head is full o' nits and his dingly-dangly bits have never been acquainted with the soap

Chorus

The size of his oul' butt and the girth of his oul' gut indicate that he's a glutton and a groo
He'd ate from dawn till eve, and anything you'd leave, he'd stuff it in his bake – I'm tellin' you
He's a gulpin and a carn, his mammy never larned him lessons about daycency and class
He's a shite-bag and a coolie, stains his trousers when he poolies, I could spend a fortnight kickin' his oul ass

Chorus


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 08:30 AM

Sowl down the river an by one of m` own, McKittery i`ll go round and piss all over your young Nettles, that`ll taste your Champ.Sad Sam from Derryadd.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 08:58 AM

geez boys you had me worried there.... for a moment I thought poor Isaac had written his last song........

I just love the imagery of

We'll march through the outback togither
On the twelfth of July every year


although Derryadd Sam's cottage does sound charming.... which one of yous can cook the best Ulster fry???


slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,NEWSFLASH!!!!
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 09:10 AM

Portadown – 30th January 2002

From Our Special Correspondent

There's an air of anticipation here in Drumcree. The rift between supporters of Isaac McKittery and those of Samuel McAutry threatens to split the local Orange Order asunder. It is alleged that McAutry – otherwise known as Derryadd Sam – has been waging a smear campaign against his rival for the hand of "Ozzie Alison". Matters came to a head this morning when McKittery retaliated with a harsh rebuke of Sam for his lack of attention to personal hygiene and his cavalier disregard for decent manners.

Now the camp at Drumcree has split into two factions. Dapper McKittery – resplendent in full marching regalia – has returned from his feted attempt to row single-handedly from Larne to Melbourne. He has been gathering signatures for a covenant that pledges signatories to leave the old Orange Order and be initiated into his newly-formed "Loyal (To Alison) Orange Order of New South Wales via Edenderry" unless Brother McAutry is dismissed dishonourably from the Orange Order. For his part, McAutry has been attempting to win support for his motion that McKittery should be expelled from the Order.

McKittery has so far garnered some 20,000 signatures. McAutry only one, besides his own, and that from a boy from the Montiaghs who got confused by the milling crowds and thought he was signing for his dole money!

The Orange Order so far is keeping its cards close to its chest. But sources close to the Grand Master reveal that they are not treating the matter as a cause of serious concern. "A wee bit of controversy about a coortship never did any lasting harm, did it?" quipped a spokesman.

Oh aye?! Try telling that to Parnell!!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 09:25 AM

lol............

boys, boys........ I'm not worthy of all this attention.... and I really don't want to be known as the woman who split the orange order ........ and anyway it'd need to be a very wide sash to fit all of LOONSWE 1 on it.........

maybe I should give up on yis both and run off with some nice clean catholic boy......

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,NEWSFLASH!!!!
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 09:43 AM

The ugly scenes of the past few nights are behind us now. An uneasy peace has resumed in Portadown. The followers of Sam McAutry, the self-proclaimed High Priest Of Orangery have closed ranks around their now-elusive leader and the old guard who stood behind his rival, the late Isaac McKittery, now face the future with uncertainty.

But there was a veiled hint of more trouble to come in the graveside panegyric delivered over the corpse of McKittery by his great friend in life, Gordy McMordy, now in hiding – a wanted man. McMordy obviously suspects that the schism which the events of the past few days has opened up has been engineered by forces outside the Order …

"The Defenders of this Realm have worked well in secret and in the open. They think that they have pacified the orange. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools!---they have left us our orangeman dead, and while Ulster holds these graves, Ulster unfree shall never be at peace. "

We here at "the centre that cannot hold, but must" hold our breaths and pray to our Gods that commonsense will prevail.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 09:48 AM

is that one of those Bangkok lies again? or has someone really murdered Isaac McKittery... what a terrible loss to the world of songwriting!!!!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Gordy McMordy
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 09:58 AM

Alison ...

On behalf of the few remaining Kitteryites, holed up in a arch of Shillington Bridge, to confirm that Brother McKittery is no longer with us. A great loss to the world of songwriting, a greater loss to the world of moderate orangery. But thank God his words are preserved for generations to come, that they may listen and learn from this great man.

But, hark! Alas the enemy is at the door. The Bann is a-fire and the brute forces of Derryaddism which have assailed us so often in the past few days are once again confonting us.

I go now to my own death.

Farewell, and remember

"He's a gulpin and a carn, his mammy never larned him lessons about daycency and class
He's a shite-bag and a coolie, stains his trousers when he poolies, I could spend a fortnight kickin' his oul ass
"


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Daniel O'Donnell
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 11:12 AM

Alison ...

Is that wee offer to coort a nice clean Catholic boy still on? I've asked my mammy if I could go out with somebody and she says I'm old enough now.

So what do you say?

Let me know?

Daniel


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,I hate Daniel O'Donnell
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 11:45 AM

I remember the night that he came in from the wintry cold and the damp
A blow-dried flick, a total hick, a ginny, effeminate and camp
He stood at the bar and he asked for a cup that cheers but doesn't wreck your head
"On a night like this, some PG Tips, then by ten o-clock I'm all hopped-up in bed"

Chorus

So here's to those that are dead and gone
The friends that I love dear
And here's to you and I'll bid you adieu
Saying Donegal Danny's been here, me boys
Daniel O'Donnell's been here



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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Derryadd Sam
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 12:38 PM

Youse wans can fairly take a han` out of of man doing his bit for my wee country. There I was stuck up in the Hill and i heerd youse wans were puttin the boot in. Well let me tell ye that I will make sure thon oul slabber McKittrick will get his comeupance, `I`ll make sure the next time I see him comin` out of Craigavon Hospital after getting his wickly scraping, that larn him mixing with thon hussies in Bangcock. Derryadd Sam.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Rev. Payne Jaysley
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 06:33 PM

Let me tell you...the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh awayth. I'll rent any man asunder if he come between me and sister Alison. She could do much worse than to step lively down the road, with a man of the cloth and a small holding in Ahoghill. So now sister Alison what is your word? Say you aye or nay? The most Reverand Payne Jaysley.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 06:59 PM

Ya barmy buggers!

You've had me in fits of laughter here! GREAT Thread!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 07:18 PM

I don't believe it.. Daniel O'Donnell on Mudcat!!!!

errrrrrrr... Daniel... when I said a nice clean Catholic boy...... I really wasn't expecting one so clean as yersel'...... anyway I didn't think you liked girls...... mind you if you want to slip out of your lovely cuddly jumpers well I'm sure I could organise something.... what time does your mammy need you home?

Reverend Jaysley.. I know you have hands like shovels and I was sort of hoping the rest of you would be in proportion!!..... but you mention only a "small holding"... say it isn't so......


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 07:45 PM

oops I forgot to mourn for poor Isaac!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh God NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

WHY Isaac!!!!!!!.. How could you leave me?????......... I'll never get to hear you sing again (OK so maybe that's not such a bad thing!!)......

I'll never get to feel those muddy white gloves against my skin, ( mind you I've got Daniel O'Donell's nice cuddly jumper instead!!)

I won't get to stay in a cold tent on the hill....... (sounds good to me!!)

ooops better get back to the wailing.......

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Rev. Payne Jaysley
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 09:57 PM

Tear yourself woman from the notions of soiling your pure soul with the likes of that papish nancy boy and stuff your wee hand into the big mit of the Lord's right hand man...the organ of the big man you might say...the most Reverend Payne Jaysley


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 11:43 PM

you know when I started posting here at Mudcat I never realised that one day I'd have to choose between Daniel O'Donnell and the Rev Payne Jaysley!!!


Rev..... are you capable of whispering sweet nothings in my eye... or will I have to go and stand about 5 miles away to get the volume right?..... well let's face it your tones are about as dulcet as a foghorn...... and I'm only a wee thing..... you might squash my little fingers and then how would I play the tin whistle????

.... so many things to consider......*grin*


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 11:44 PM

and here's a picture of my wee Daniel in a lovely orange shirt.... (you can only see the shirt because I've got his jumper)....lol


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 11:52 PM

and on the other hand here's one of yerself Rev....... and I could be wrong but I think you're saying a very naughty word... the sort of thing that would never come out of my Daniel's clean little mouth......

he's got a cute house too....... I'm afraid that blows Derryadd Sam's cottage away too......


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Elvis Paisley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 05:00 AM

A little number I did on my 1690 comeback tour.

The Green, Green Grass of Home

Drumcree looks much the same.
On the hill above the plain,
Flaps the residence of Kittery and McAutry.
There's broken glass and wire that's barbed
And boys decked out in marching garb
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

Oh yes they'll all come to greet me
Arms outstretched and smiling sweetly
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

My oul' tent is still standin'
And me sleepin' bag is dry
And there's the oul' latrine I used to wee in
Down the road I walk that's called Garvaghy
A trip that always makes me happy
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

Oh yes they'll all come to greet me
Arms outstretched and smiling sweetly
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

The army and the lawmen
Say "Up the road you go, men!
Never mind the residents complaining"
And we play "The Ducks of Magheralin"
Even though the tune's a din
And then we play the Green Slopes Of The Boyne

Oh yes they'll all come to greet me
Arms outstretched and smiling sweetly
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

But then I wake and look around me
A thousand cops surround me
And I realise that I was only dreamin'
For the hoors in thon oul' Walks Commission
On our parades are forever pishin'
So we're camped out on the green, green grass of home

Oh yes they've stifled our ambition
The hoors in the Walks Commission
So we're camped out on the green, green grass of home


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Elvis Paisley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 05:14 AM

Here's anawr one that I do from time to time … it's a song of great social and political import.

Oh Bob won't you give anawr degree
I don't mind the level if it's honorary
I don't want to do any study you see
Oh Bob won't you give me anwar degree


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Philomena Begley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 06:43 AM

Howdy-doodie yez-all.

Philomena Begley, here. Norn Irn's quane of country … yes indeedie, the oul' Quane o' the Silver Dollar herself.

Now, I've been thinkin' that th'oul Orange icon tribute market's one I've not yet dabbled in. So in the interests of market research, could any well-informed orangemen (or weemin) tell us if this is likely to go anywhere. It's based on that oul' Elvis number "(Marie's The Name Of) His Latest Flame".

Paisley's The Name Of Her Latest Flame

A very old friend came by today
And she was telling everyone in Portydown
Bout the new love that she'd foun'
And Pais-a-lee's the name of her latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were burnin'
I wished her luck and then she said goodbye
She was gone but still her words kept returning
What else was there for me to do but cry

She talked and talked and I heard her say
That the way that he called the pope a tramp
Fairly turned her legs to champ
And Pais-a-lee's the name of her latest flame

Would you believe that yesterday
That man was in my arms and swore to me
He'd be mine eternally
And Pais-a-lee's the name of her latest flame

Keep on truckin!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Ray Lynam
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 07:04 AM

Jaysus, girl ... you've still got it!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Big Tom
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 07:09 AM

Wheeeeze ....

Wheeeeeze ...

Good on you for tryin', Philomena ... but you'll find it a hard market to break into. I re-recorded "Four Country Roads to Glenamaddy" as "Four Country Roads To Oul' Garvaghy (And We're Not Allowed To Walk Them)". Didn't sell damn all!

G'luck anyway!

Your oul' friend Tom.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:26 AM

this thread is turning into a regular who's who of Irish music... (and it makes damned scary reading!!!!)

with a bit of luck Tommy Makem will appear soon with a new Garvaghy Road version of "four green fields"....

where'd my wee Daniel go? he hasn't gone running home to his mammy already has he?


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Subject: Lyr Add: CRUMLIN PRISON BLUES
From: GUEST,Dickie Rock
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:32 AM

Tom …

Take my advice … re-release it under a new name.

I recorded a cover version of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues". I called it "Crumlin Prison Blues" and it sold in bucketfuls all over the Wee North.

I called myself "The Reverend Richard Rock" … that's a big draw for the "Not On A Sunday" brigade.

And then I gave myself a wee nickname – "The Bishop of the Ballads" …

Why don't you call yourself "The Reverend Thomas Biggs, Ballymena's Blubbery Balladeer"?

Your friend

Dickie

PS here's the lyrics to "Crumlin Prison Blues". See what you think!

CRUMLIN PRISON BLUES
(with apologies to John R Cash)

I hear that train a-comin'
Rollin' round the bend
I ain't seen no sunshine
Since Lord I don't know when
I'm stuck in Crumlin prison
Time is draggin' on
And that train it keeps on rollin'
Back home to Portydown

When I was a baby
My ma done tol' me "Son
Always be a good boy
Don't you mess about with guns"
But I shot a man in Lurgan
Cos he was a taig
And I kidnap petty criminals
And then I break their legs

I bet there's alkies drinkin'
Buckfast and Scotch Mac
And the odd dope-smoker draggin'
On a bit of wacky bacc
But I knew I had it comin'
I know I have to pay
But them people keep a-movin'
That's what tortures me

If I was out of Crumlin
And that railroad train was mine
I guess that I would move
A little further down the line
Far from Crumlin Prison
That's where I long to be
Camping with my brethren
Out in ol' Drumcree


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Dana
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:37 AM

Tom ...

Pay no heed to Dickie Rock. He's an old cynic.

(And as for you ... Alison, or whatever you call yourself ... you keep your dorty hands off Daniel O'Donnell, y'hear!)

Peace and love.

Your ever fragrant Dana.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:48 AM

fight ye for him Dana!!!!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Tommy Makem
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 09:08 AM

Alison …

I wouldn't compromise the artistic integrity of my finest creation. However I do not wish to be unhelpful. So I'll give you a bit of a fiddle-about with another song with which I'm associated, "The Dealin' Men From Crossmaglen (Put The Whiskey In Me Tay)".

The Marchin' Men From Portydown (That Camp Out At Drumcree)

When out in full regalia on the Twelfth I gamely strode
To exercise my right to march along Garvaghy Road
A dorty big policeman said "Up this road you will not pass
Turn around, you Orange houn' before I kick your ass"
I said "You must be jokin'! Marchin' is our right!"
He said "Aye, in your bollocks! Not if it starts a fight!"
And then he drew his baton and he gave me such a smack
It left me sprawling on the street on the flat of my oul' back

From The Tunnel to Kilwilkie as any man will vow
There are no prods but catholics for mile and miles around
It isn't taigs but loyal bloods who'll stand four square with me
It's the marching men of Portydown who camp out at Drumcree


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Dana
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 09:11 AM

Alison ...

I believe my commitment to non-violence is well-known. However if you persist in staking a claim to Daniel O'Donnell then I shall fly to Australia and sing "All Kinds of Everything" to you till you relinquish all interests in him (strategic, selfish or whatever).


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 09:20 AM

Jaysus but you know how to play dirty don't you???... anything but "all kinds of everything"... and what was that other load of oul' shite you did? "something's cooking in the kitchen"?????

yis are welcome to each other.......

I'm just going to sit back here and wait in case Liam Clancy turns up... I think his wee cap is dead sexy.........


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Liam Clancy
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 09:56 AM

Alison …

Liam here! Chubby cheeks, wry smile, wee hat cocked rakishly.

I've hastily rewritten a song with which I'm most associated, although it was of course written by Ripley … sorry, I mean Eric … Bogle. The original would have a wee resonance for you in your current location. But I'm sure that this version will resonate even more!

THE BAND PLAYED LILLIBULLERO

When I was a young man, each twelfth of July
We'd march wherever we chose to
Our banners and flags, we would carry them high
There was never a road we were closed to
Then the fenians got cocky and said "Billy boys
We don't like your swagger, we don't like your noise
Your intimidation, in fact, we despise"
And they sent us back home to Drumcree

And the band played Lillibullero
As we pitched our oul' tents on the hill
By the end of the year we thought we'd be clear
But some boys are livin' there still

Boom boom!!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:20 AM

Good Jaysus it hasn`t stopped raining for the last wick and me washed out of my bloody tent I had to do the breast stroke [no Orange Lil wasn`t in the tent, worse luck] to get home for a clean pair of long-johns and what do I find but thon slabber McKittrick showing the wife his war wounds, some war wounds a bloody dose from his Thai Tiger. I can tell you he won


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:20 AM

Good Jaysus it hasn`t stopped raining for the last wick and me washed out of my bloody tent I had to do the breast stroke [no Orange Lil wasn`t in the tent, worse luck] to get home for a clean pair of long-johns and what do I find but thon slabber McKittrick showing the wife his war wounds, some war wounds a bloody dose from his Thai Tiger. I can tell you he won


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:20 AM

Good Jaysus it hasn`t stopped raining for the last wick and me washed out of my bloody tent I had to do the breast stroke [no Orange Lil wasn`t in the tent, worse luck] to get home for a clean pair of long-johns and what do I find but thon slabber McKittrick showing the wife his war wounds, some war wounds a bloody dose from his Thai Tiger. I can tell you he won


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:23 AM

Sorry folks it was that slabber McKittrick back for more punisment, Allison my wee Koala, he wont be much good to you or any of them Fenian Banshees he invited on to this Site, Lough Neagh and it


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:25 AM

Third time under GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD BYEEEEEEEEEEE. Derryadd Sam.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Rev. Payne Jaysley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:41 AM

Sister Alison in that photo you showed of me I was sayin' the word, "for", as in "for fucks sake what do you people not understand about the word NO". Anyway I hope that clears that up. Remember brothers and sisters Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right, peace, The Rev.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Dana
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:47 AM

Daniel …

Don't you be botherin' your head wi' thon Alison one.

Now I might look like butter wouldn't melt … but once I get a couple of Diamond Whites in me, I'm up for all sorts. If you took up with me you'd get "All Kinds Of Everything" three times a night … know what I mean?

Your admirer from afar

Rosemary Brown


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Mary O'Hara
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:49 AM

Alison and Dana

Would the pair of you jezebels just get your dorty paws off Daniel O'Donnell. I seen him years ago. He's mine!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Shane MacGowan
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:50 AM

Fuxxxakes.

Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right and Ulster will shite!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Joe Dolan
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:51 AM

Hi there, keep your nickers on girls. Alison you shouldn't be wastin your time on ould codgers like Dickie Rock. Did you know he needs a zimmer frame to get on de stage. You need a young buck like me who can still wiggle the hips and perform the pelvic thrust like a pneumatic drill. Oh that, achin' breakin' heart of mine....


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Jean Butler
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:55 AM

Hello there! Any chance of some dancing? I'm dead good!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Michael Flatley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:56 AM

You are in your bollocks, you flat-footed harpie!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Brendan Bowyer
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:56 AM

Calm down folks. I know what will cure the aches of all the poor peolpe up der fightin' in the wee nort six counties. A Hucklebuck tour. I think that I'll organize one now if I ever get a day off performing the Hucklebuck round the clock for ex pats and yanks here in sunny Las Vegas.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Rock Stewart
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:58 AM

Bowyer ...

You talentless bollix, how did you ever make it to Las Vegas? You should never have made it further than the Four Seasons and the Ashburn!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Rev. Payne Jaysley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:00 AM

Let me tell you Mr. Flatley. Do you think there's any chance that you could come over and choreograph one of our parades. I think the brethren would look sharp skippin down the Garvaghy road and with a bit of luck it might confuse the taigs. And would you take that hair band aff your head. Here put this sash on.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Donal Lunny
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:02 AM

Right, I'm here now lads ... what key are we in?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Brendan Bowyer
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:03 AM

Fake aff Stewart who do you think you are with all that paint on your mush. You look like Gene Simmond's arse.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Steve Cooney
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:04 AM

I'm right beside you there, Donal!

The best rhythm section out, what?!

(There you go, Alison, anawr Ozzie in the thread!)


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Ringo MacDonagh
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:07 AM

Shove over there lads, I need a bit 'a room to get at 'er right.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Gino Lupari
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:12 AM

Fuck me!

It's a tight oul' squeeze, what?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Barry Devlin
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:14 AM

Christ, lads! Get yer heads down! It's Brush Shiels!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,April South
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:16 AM

Whay-hay, boys ... get an eyeful of this!!! And this!!!

A couple of nights wi' me Gino'd get a bit of the beef off ya!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Brush Shiels
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:19 AM

Howya boys any chance of an ould tune. Anybody know the rocker. I think its in c.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Gary Moore
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:26 AM

Shiels ...

I'm fuckin warning you there's only room for two guitarists in this outfit. There's me and Cooney. That's enough.

G'wan with you now befoe you get the back of my hand!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Gino Lupari
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:44 AM

"Donie, Cooney ... Stop your racket! Isn't that Jake Burnes over there?"

Lunny ... "Aye, looks like him right enough!"

Lupari ... "Could you play "Alternative Ulster"?"

Lunny ... "Aye!"

Cooney ... "No probs, mate!"

Lupari ... "Hi there, Jake! Fancy giving us a blast of "Alternative Ulster"?"

Jake Burns ... "Sorry lads. Gotta gotta getaway!"


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Brian Downey
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:47 AM

Come on now lads there's no call for that ould craic. But I'll tell you one thing, that MacDonagh's doin' my head in. Any more outa him and he'll be wearin' that fakin' bodhran like a horse coller.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Snowy White
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:50 AM

Lads ... yes're cookin' so yez are!

Shall we do "Emerald" next?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Rev. Payne Jaysley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:53 AM

There'll be no Alternative Ulster here.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Scott Gorham
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:57 AM

Hi guys can I stay till John Sykes shows up?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Brian Robertson
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 12:00 PM

Shut the fuck up Gorham and hand me that bottle. Hey big yin... aye you with the wee lambeg and the beer belly. Can you sing still in love with you?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Brush Shiels
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 04:59 PM

Moore ...

I'm hacked off being slagged by youse crowd.

So you've driven me to outing you!

Folks ... Moore's responsible for the red, white and blue painting on kerbs in orange parts of the North.

See, when Parisian Walkways came out, the boys in Richill loved it. And as a tribute decided to deck out their "walkways" in the colours of the flag which flutters over Paris.

True as God!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST, John Sykes
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 05:24 PM

Yes, ye can Gorham....but I'm here now, so ye can feck off, if ye likes


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 07:08 PM

roflmao...........

Rock Stewart the last time I saw you .. you were onstage (at a dance in Purdysburn Hospital... that was the local psychiatric hospital for anyone who doesn't know....) dressed as Rasputin and pretending to hang yourself to the strains of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid"...... I'm surprised you're still going....lol

I love this band.. can I join in on my whistle......

we need a good bodhran player.. where's Christy? I'm sure he could do a great rhythm to "the green grassy slopes of the Boyne"!!!!


awwwwwwww Liam... didn't notice you there...... c'mere 'til I give those wee chubby cheeks a squeeze.....

dana... I knew ye were nothing but a wee trollop......


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 07:25 PM

oops sorry gino.. didn't see you there..... sorry Christy we don't need another bodhran... but you could sing wi' us......

is Michael Flattley still about?...... does he still need to shag within an hour of finishing dancing?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST, Michael Flatley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 07:35 PM

Are ye OFFERING there, mi'girl?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 07:47 PM

well it seems a better option than you shovin' yer head in a bucket of ice doesn't it? (or was that yer feet???.........)

nice the way you've got that orange sash round yer waist Michael.. matches the fake tan!!!!!!!!!

meanwhile.. this week in the Portadown News


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,angela corr
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:14 PM

I miss him, so I do.

All alone, staring on, watching her man march by,
When his hair grey and his hat is black,
His sash a lovely mandarin
and his one eyed furry toy
he brings into their bed has often made her sigh
And made her whisper out a name long forgiven, but not forgotten,

Isaac McKittery you're not forgotten
Isaac McKittery you're not forgotten
Isaac McKittery you're not forgotten
You're not forgotten

A bleeding heart torn apart, left on an icy hill,
In the tent where they once lay, face to face, nothing gets rid of the chill,
But now the memories of a man are haunting her days and the craving never fades,
She's still dreaming of a man long forgiven, but not forgotten,

Isaac McKittery you're not forgotten
Isaac McKittery you're not forgotten
Isaac McKittery you're not forgotten
You're not forgotten

You're not forgotten,
You're not forgotten
No, You're not forgotten


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,the Cranberries
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:31 PM

oh fer feck sake... this is making me feckin' angry

Another night falls slowly
on the men down at Drumcree
And the dark comes with such silence
covering the hill of Garvaghy

But You see it's not me,
It's not my family
On your hill, in your
tents you are hiding

With your hats, and your gloves
And your brollies, and your sash
On your hill,
In your tents you are freezin'

In your tents, in your tents
Orangies, Orangies, Orangies-ies-ies
What's in your head, in your head
Zombie, Zombie, Zombie-ie-ie,

Another dawn is breakin'
Hatred's taken over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken

It's the same old theme since 1690
by your tents,
by your tents you're still fightin'

With your fifes, and your drums
your accordions, and your pipes
On your hill,
by your tents you're still fighting

In your tents, in your tents
Orangies, Orangies, Orangies-ies-ies
What's in your head, in your head
Zombie, Zombie, Zombie-ie-ie,


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST, Michael Flatley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:41 PM

Sure & I'm in stitches here, at that, Alison!

*grins*


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:45 PM

c'mere Michael...... Brendan Bowyer offered to play the huckle buck... are ye up for it?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Ned Of The Hill.
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 09:13 PM

Laugh.....I almost shat myself.

This is the best bit of craic that I have seen on any web site for a long time. Its great to find a site that has not been infected by the boring pedants.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 09:27 PM

Sure an' I am, right enough!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Rev. Payne Jaysley
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:47 PM

Let me tell you, I'm glad to see the back of all them hippies from the south. Is this what north south cooperation is all about. Those people are foriegners.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Brendan Boywer
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:50 PM

Actually your reverence most of dem played with that Thin Lizzy fella. Alison are you still lookin' to huckle buck..."well here's a dance you should, know hey"...


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: alison
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 12:00 AM

come on Rev....

wriggle like a snake, waddle like a duck and when we're finished that we can go and have a..... nice cup of tea

lol


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Sinιad O'Connor
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:16 AM

Alison, Mary O'Hara, Dana ... the lot o' yez can feck off.

I'm pregnant with Daniel O'Donnell's lovechild!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Gary Moore
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:19 AM

Hey ...

Is it true that Brush Shiels got the idea for naming his band "Skid Row" when he saw a line of his oul' knickers hanging out to dry?


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,A Saw Doctor
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:20 AM

Shove your arse up a bit there and let a fella in to sing yez a funny song!

"She has fallen for an udder ..."


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Sean O'Riada
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:24 AM

And to think I gave me life for Irish music and now this!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Van Morrison
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:27 AM

Away outy that O'Riada, you miserable skinny-arsed oul' bugger. I was talking to Paddy Moloney th'awr day and he sez you were and even bigger pain in the hole than me!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Greg Cowan
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:29 AM

1-2-3-4

"What'll I do, do, do? Im self conscious over you ..."

Er ... shit!

I think I'm in the wrong thread, boys!

This is scary!!!!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:31 AM

Jesus, I go away for a couple o' days an when I get back there's a dose of diddley-dee-ers, a host of culchie-n-westerners, and even the bee-yoot-ee-ful Corrs have taken time off from dieting and applying make up and being smug to show up.
Now folks, altogether in the words of Charlie Lansborough: "you're my forrrreeeeever friend....".


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Ernie Badness
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:31 AM

Nah, hi!

You're welcome enough so y'are! Stick around!

Punk rock, there, hi!

(I was hopin' one of "The Bogmen" might torn up ...)


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Charlie Lansborough
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:33 AM

Sorry, there Fibula ... I'd have said hello but me and Ronnie Drew and the Pecker Dunne were having a bit of a beard contest!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Christy Moore
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:54 AM

Hullo, there, Portydown … how's it goin'?

This wee number's based loosely on Lisdoonvarna to the tune of A Boy Named Sue … except for the wee bit at the end where youse can all join in!

Well here we are in Portydown
The rain is fairly chuckin' down
And we're stranded in the campsite at Drumcree
There's a bit of music in tent number four
So I pull down the zip of thon oul' front door
And holy feck! The sight that's greetin' me
There's Donal Lunny, Gary Moore
(No relation … rest assured)
Barry Devlin, Van the Man, Sinead
Feargal Sharkey, Sharon Corr
Sharon Shannon, how's it goin' a stor?
And April South – now there's a tidy blade!

There's Michael Flatley fit and lean
But he can't step it out like Jean
Who says she's on a promise with MacGowan
And oul' Bob Dylan's come along
(To nick some tunes for some new songs!
"God On Our Side?" You'll not live thon one down!")
And there's Bill McCrea, the rev who croons
And Luv Bug, Boyzone, playing tunes
The Wise Maid and The Maid Behind The Bar
And Andy Irvine, Jackie Daly
Paddy Keenan, what a ceili
I wish to fuck I'd brought me oul' guitar!

Oh Drumcree campsite
Drumcree Drumcree Drumcree Campsite
Ad nauseam


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Andy Irvine
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 05:57 AM

Would somebody kick thon bollix Moore away to hell outa this tent?

We had a great wee group going in Planxty till he kept bangin' on. "Andy, can I sing a funny wee song? Please Andy!"

And on to Liam, as well. "Liam! Can you ask Andy if I can sing a wee funny song that I wrote myself?"

I would have let you, Christy, if your funny songs weren't so shite!

Why do you think Donal left?

(Mind you thon last few months with Brady in tow ... what a nightmare ... he's a bigger eeejit than you!)


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Tannoy Announcement
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 06:18 AM

Is there a barber in the house?

Could a barber please make his way to the rear of the tent where Charlie Lansborough, Ronnie Drew, Pecker Dunne, Daithi Sproule and Jackie Daly are currently beard-locked.

This is an emergency!

Repeat.

There is a serious case of beard-lock underway at the rear of the tent! Musicians with splendid facial hair are advised to make their way to the front of the tent as quickly as possible and to maintain a safe distance from other musicians who are well-endowed with hair in the gub region.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Noel Purcell
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 06:19 AM

Jaysus ... that's scary news, boys! I'm outta here!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Tannoy Announcement
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 06:46 AM

Ladies and gentlemen

Could I please ask you all to houl' yer whisht for a few minutes. There are rumours that Liam Reilly of Bag O'Hell and Chris de Burgh have been spotted in the Edenderry area, asking if people know the way to "the great session" that's goin' on ...

We've sent a few boys out to put them off the scent. But unless you keep 'er down for a bit they'll hear us.

So, remember ... keep it down ... else ye'll be listenin' to Lady In Red and Summer In Dublin!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Tannoy Announcement
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 06:51 AM

Ladies and gentlemen

Thank you for your co-operation.

We have it on good authority that Reilly and de Burgh are back on the train to Dublin.

While I've got your attention, could anyone that's lost a wee child please contact the information desk. The child was found during the emergency barbering operation that took care of the earlier beard-lock incident.

He's about three foot high, a skinny ugly wee bugger with a set of uilleann pipes on him.

No ... houl' on. Stand down! It's Paddy Moloney!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Radio Ulster Traffic and Travel Update
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 07:09 AM

There is a security alert on the main Belfast-Dublin railway line. Police are investigating a suspicious device on the track outside Newry. The device, which resembles an upturned bucket, is likely to delay services for at least a week. Passengers are being bussed back to Portadown. Translink apologises for not having a better excuse.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Chris de Burgh
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 07:46 AM

Ah well, Liam ... at least we'll get another crack at finding that Portydown session.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Liam Reilly
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 07:48 AM

Aye ... I know what you mean Chris. I'd love to do "Summer in Dublin" with Lunny on bouzouki. You could do "Lady In Red", unaccomapnied but for Gino Lupari and Christy Moore doing a bodhran duet in the background!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,NEWSFLASH!!!!
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 07:55 AM

Reports are coming in that a replacement bus service, instigated because of an earlier bomb threat on the Dublin-Belfast line outside Newry, has been hijacked.

Two of the passengers - believed to be Liam Reilly of crap Dublin band "Bag Of Hell" and crap musician and crap person generally, Chris de Burgh - were seen to have been led away by masked men before the bus was allowed to continue its journey back to Belfast via Portydown.

A statement from the Popular Front for the Prevention of Shite Music has claimed responsibility for the hijacking and subsequent kidnapping.

It claims that both "musicians" are being well-treated and being subjected to regular exposure to recordings by The Bothy Band, Thin Lizzy, Horslips, Planxty, Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones and other "credible" Irish acts in an effort to rehabilitate them prior to their release back into society.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Wolfgang
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 08:02 AM

May I ask you for the benefit of your regular readers with slow computers to continue the brilliant work in Campsite at Drumcree II.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,A spokesman
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 08:18 AM

Jaysus Wolfgang ... it'll be some going to get all hands across from here to the awr thread. 'Specially since Drew and Lansborough's beards are all fankled in amongst each awr again and ... oh no, sweet mawr of Jaysus! ... Shane MacGowan and Sharon Corr are snoggin' the faces off each awr!

Still ...

I know a way!

WHISTLE!!!!!!!

(Silence ...)

Lads ... c'mon over to Drumcree 2 ... there's free booze to the first coupla dozen to get in!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 03:24 AM

There have been at least 4 campsite at Drumcree threads and then a couple more Drumcree threads. I have contributed to any of them, under any pseudonym, but I am here now just to tell you about an article in this month's edition of Beo on-line. Liz Curtis tells of the feud between the editors of the Portadown News and the Andersontown News. The Andytown News condemns the humour of the Portydown News and since the A'town News doesn't find the Portydown News funny, the latter has satirised columnists of the A'town News (I don't know how significant it is that the two columnists Liz mentions are also known as Sinn Fιin activists). After the Portydown News was first condemned by the rival paper, it was kicked off its site due to complaints to the server. The on-line mag found another server, but as a result of the name and shame campaign, its (formerly anonymous)editor eventually resigned his job with a computer company. He is now a freelancejournalist.


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 03:45 PM

"I have contributed to any of them" above should of course be "I have not contributed to any of them" [until today]
West of the Bann we prefer Mundies


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Eastern Eye
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 07:12 PM

WEST of the Bann!!

Hear you! Who d'ye think y'are anywez! I'd neck four bucky for every three mundies you'd neck (and I'd ha'e a quiet swig at a bottle o' Scotch Mac between-times!)

Up the People's Republic of The Right End O' The Lough. Thon's what I say!


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Buck Fast & Bob Geldorf
Date: 14 Apr 02 - 05:54 PM

I don't like Mundies, I don't like Mundies, I don't like Mundies
Gonna sma- ash the bottle on ...

Scotch Mac...I thought we swigged Black Bush both sides of the Bann? (calls for a parody of Both Sides of the Tweed?)


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Only a little bit Oirish
Date: 14 Apr 02 - 06:54 PM

Aaarrrggghhh, ya spalpeen! Is it the Holy Bob ye would claim ta be, den? O'im here to tell ye that it be spelled Geldof, not GelDORF...is it a Jairman ye are den, wid sich a name? Ya wee slabba!

An what is dis 'buck fast & bob'? Shure an I've niver heard of sich a dance step!

Liked your joke though.....'I dont like Mundies'....*LOL*


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Dept of Paleo-ethno-alcohology, QUB
Date: 15 Apr 02 - 03:45 AM

The following lines were found written in Ogham script in a bottle unearthed yesterday in a moss near Derrytrasna, close by Lurgan, Co. Amagh.

Translation courtesy of Dr Breandann O'Hairyfeatures.

I am Ireland
I am older than the Hag of Beara
Great is my glory
I who drunk the ruby buckie
Great is my shame
I drunk Clan Dew and started bokin'
I am Ireland
I am lonelier than the Hag of Beara


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CAMPSITE AT DRUMCREE
From: Wolfgang
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 12:42 PM

Copied and pasted from several posts in the first Drumcree thread.

Wolfgang

THE CAMPSITE AT DRUMCREE

Oh then Sammy, dear, did you hear the news that's going round
Our brethren are forbid by law to march through Portadown
That's a piece of news, my boy, that makes my blood run cold
To think the loyal Orange cannot walk Garvaghy road
Cannot walk Garvaghy road, cannot walk Garvaghy road
To think the loyal Orange cannot walk Garvaghy road

They say the whinging fenians are kicking up a fuss
Along their road they do not want to see the likes of us
With our colours and our emblems and our bands, so young and keen
With their "Derry's Walls" and "Dolly's Braes" and the oul' "God Save the Queen"
The oul' "God Save The Queen", the oul' "God Save The Queen"
With their "Derry's Walls" and "Dolly's Braes" and the oul' "God Save The Queen"

If we're not allowed to march, whatever shall we do?
For we must show the world that we are loyal, brave and true
We'll put up such resistance, we'll bring England to its knees
So come on, Sam, stout Orangeman, we'll camp out in Drumcree
We'll camp out in Drumcree, we'll camp out in Drumcree
So come on, Sam, stout Orangeman, we'll camp out in Drumcree

Such a loyal encampment, you never 'fore did see
As the camp that was erected by the brave boys of Drumcree
Whenever there's a long weekend, the only place I'll go
Is to the orange campsite near the oul' Garvaghy Road
Near the oul' Garvaghy Road, near the oul' Garvaghy Road
Is to the orange campsite near the oul' Garvaghy Road

I love to go a wandering along the mountain track
But when I'm in those distant hills I'm longing to get back
For I long to sleep beneath the stars that twinkle high above
The camping site near Portadown, the wee town that I love
The wee town that I love, the wee town that I love
The camping site near Portadown, the wee town that I love

On holidays some brethren go up North to Portrush Town
But I like to spend my fortnight in a field near Portadown
There are no flashing slot machines and no foaming billows roar
But we sit around the fire and sing "The Sash My Father Wore"
"The Sash My Father Wore", "The Sash My Father Wore"
We sit around the fire and sing "The Sash My Father Wore"

We don't care if it's lashing, our camp we'll not desert
For the causes's sake me boys, I'll proudly wade through dirt
(Besides my family residence is a few yards down the road
I sneak in round the back some nights when it gets a wee bit cold
When it gets a wee bit cold, when it gets a wee bit cold
I sneak in round the back some nights when it gets a wee bit cold)

The on-site facilities are hardly up to scratch
We pooly in a bucket and do the rest we crouch
Down in a corner of a field where the nettles sting our ass
For the cause of dear oul' Ulster, we wipe with a clipe of grass
We wipe with a clipe of grass, we wipe with a clipe of grass
For the cause of dear oul' Ulster, we wipe with a clipe of grass


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Wolfgang
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 12:44 PM

Sorry, wrong thread. That was meant as a service for the Mudcat CD liner notes.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 03:44 AM

However, not all of the verses are sung in the CD version ....


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Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,TANNOY
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 12:12 PM

This is a public service annoyncemunt.

This thrad is hereby refreshed, for the benefit of whoever thought Drumcree 2003 was a political thrad.

Talkin' o' refreshed, pour us a glass o' Bucky, willya, Missis?


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