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Lyr Req: Old Ragadoo

whiffens@nfld.com 10 May 98 - 01:17 PM
dulcimer 10 May 98 - 03:30 PM
Kyra 10 May 98 - 09:19 PM
Bruce O. 11 May 98 - 12:25 PM
Moira Cameron 16 May 98 - 03:08 PM
OneJumpFwd@aol.com 18 May 98 - 05:30 PM
dick greenhaus 18 May 98 - 09:46 PM
Joe Whiffen 22 May 98 - 09:13 PM
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Subject: Looking for lyrics of
From: whiffens@nfld.com
Date: 10 May 98 - 01:17 PM

looking for the lyrics of "Old Ragadoo" as sung by Anita Best or Tamarack

Please e-mail Tks Joe whiffens@nfld.com


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics of
From: dulcimer
Date: 10 May 98 - 03:30 PM

Look for Little Beggarman in the DT at top of page, unless there is a version you have heard by a specific group.


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics of
From: Kyra
Date: 10 May 98 - 09:19 PM

That would be the one that goes "I am a little beggarman and beggin' I have been for threescore and more in this little isle o'green, I come from Liffey and down to Segoo and I go by the name of ol' Johnny Dhu"?


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics of
From: Bruce O.
Date: 11 May 98 - 12:25 PM

This seems to be a late reworking of an old song. The mid 17th century "Politick Beggar Man" on my website is undoubtably a rewritten version of a popular song, probably Scottish. See "The Juggler" (Gaberlunzie?) in the 'Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection', vol. 7. The second verse in that you click on above is in many beggar songs, and is from rhymed dialogue in the play 'The Three Ladies of London', 1584. The verse is usually traced to "The Beggars Chorus in the Jovial" (1684), but isn't found in all the early broadside copies, and had appeared earlier in another beggars' song. [Child #279, Jolly Beggar", and Appendix = "Gaberlunzie Man are undoubtably parlor song rewrites of the "Politick Beggar Man"]


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics of
From: Moira Cameron
Date: 16 May 98 - 03:08 PM

I think you're talking about the one that goes like:

I'm a hardened Newfoundlander, Michael Chaser is me name. I was born in ? harbour; I'm a fisherman by trade-- Born in the mornin' at a quarter after two With me hands in me pockets of me old ragadoo.

I can't recall the rest very well. I've only heard Tamarack's version of this.


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics of
From: OneJumpFwd@aol.com
Date: 18 May 98 - 05:30 PM

I have all the lyrics to "Beggarman" as performed by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. If you're interested please email me.


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics of
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 18 May 98 - 09:46 PM

Hi OneJumpFw, We have 'em too, in the Digital Tradition database., At the Mudcat Cafe, we encourage fol;ks to post lyrics that we're missing, rather than E-mail them privately; that way, everyone can get them.


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Subject: RE: Looking for lyrics of
From: Joe Whiffen
Date: 22 May 98 - 09:13 PM

Thanks all. Much appreciated

Joe


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