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Lyr Req: Bee from the Old Town of Effen (M McGinn)

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Subject: effen song
From: Denis
Date: 08 Sep 98 - 06:55 PM

Hi all I'm looking for the lyric to a song. I think its of Scottish origin about a little town called Effen (which I think is in France and I'm not really sure that this is the correct spelling). It involved a big Effen policeman somewhere in the lyric. Its one of those songs you hear at a session, that catches your ear and you wish you'd heard it all. Thanks to anyone who can help.


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: Roger Himler
Date: 08 Sep 98 - 09:41 PM

Denis,

I hope you aren't trying to get Art started. Is there a pun in this song?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: Alex
Date: 08 Sep 98 - 10:36 PM

It's a recitation by Matt McGinn entitled "The Big Effen Bee" - I will have to look up the words but will check back if someone has the words.


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Sep 98 - 11:15 PM

Over this last weekend we just had the wonderful Fux Valley Folk Festival---er, the FOX Valley Folk Festival I mean...

These F-words do confuse me sometimes.

Down with these effen things !

Art


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: BSeed
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 01:12 AM

Max, are you gonna let this effen stuff stay in the threads? You'll lose your effen license. --seed


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: BSeed
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 01:20 AM

By the way, Art, now that I have your attention--every time I try to send a message my computer crashes. I tried to reach you that way. I went to Down Home Music, our local source for folk, blues, reggae, etc., tapes, lps, and CDs to look for your "The Older I Get...." It was on their computer, but there was no listing for distributer or publisher. Do you sell it directly? --seed


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: Bert
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 10:30 AM

The Two Ronnies did a great number about "Effingham Hall"


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 05:45 PM

Mr. Seed,
My computer's crashing every time I try to post this to ya. Will now be my 4th try.
No, I'm not selling it myself at all. WATERBUG RECORDS at 1-800-466-0234 is doing all the personal orders and all distribution to stores, festivals etc.

It's called "Art Thieme--THE OLDER I GET, THE BETTER I WAS" (concert recordings from 3 decades)

Now that I'm off the road and can't pick the instruments any longer, it does feel good to have something new out there.

Thanks so much for asking. Far be it from me to pass up a chance to push the album.

A.T.


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 05:49 PM

The CD will also be for sale at the Waterbug website

http://www.waterbug.com

but not until late Sept. or early October

Art


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: BSeed
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 08:19 PM

Art, thanks. I was able to find it at Amazon and have ordered it, along with some other stuff (a couple of limelighters albums and something else I can't remember) so Mudcat will get its share also. --seed


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Subject: ADD: Bee From the Old Town of Effen (Matt McGinn)
From: skw@worldmusic.de
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 11:00 AM

The song 'The Bee From the Old Town of Effen' can be found in the book 'McGinn of the Calton' - the collected autobiography, songs and stories by Matt McGinn, published by the Glasgow District Libraries in 1987. By way of explanation, Matt writes:
'Just outside Ecclefechan, just nine hundred and twenty two and a half miles outside Ecclefechan, in fact, in France lies the sleepy little town of EFFEN, the curative quality of whose honey is renowned all over the civilised world - and in Glasgow. The very extraordinary bees who produce this honey are not unnaturally referred to as EFFEN bees in and around the town whose quaint architecture is marred by the factory in its centre where half the population are employed in the manufacturing of Gendarmes' truncheons or, as the French choose to call them, policemen's batons.

The Bee From the Old Town of Effen
(Matt McGinn)

He kept bees in the old town of Effen
An Effen beekeeper was he
And one day this Effen beekeeper
Was stung by a big Effen bee

Now this big Effen beekeeper's wee Effen wife
For the big Effen polis she ran
For there's nobody can sort out a big Effen bee
Like a big Effen polisman can

The big Effen polisman he did his nut
And he ran down the manin Effen street
In his hand was a big Effen baton
He had big Effen boots on his feet

The polis got hold of this big Effen bee
And he twisted the Effen bee's wings
But thes big Effen bee got his own back
For this big Effen bee had two stings

Now they're both in the Effen museum
Where the Effen folk often come see
The remains of the big Effen polis
Stung to death by the big Effen bee

That's the end of that wee Effen story
'Tis an innocent wee Effen tale
But if you ever tell it in Effen
You'll end up in the old Effen jail

Matt doesn't give a tune, which doesn't matter much as I wouldn't be able to send it anyway. Perhaps someone else can help? - Susanne


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: Denis
Date: 19 Sep 98 - 06:45 PM

Thanks very much for the lyric Susanne hope I can return the favour.


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: lady penelope
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 03:42 AM

On the version my parents have got it's a poem. He recites it rather than sings it.

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: Airto
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 09:01 AM

The captain of Bayern Munich football club is Steffen Effenberg. After scoring the winner for them some years ago against Cork City he became known in those parts as Effin' Steffen Effenberg.

There is also Effin, Co. Limerick. Try telling other Limerick people where you're from and you get into trouble. Or try applying for a job explaining that you went to Effin National School click


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Subject: RE: effen song
From: GUEST,senga
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 06:16 PM

this is available on the return of the two heided man, on relrecords


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bee from the Old Town of Effen (M McGinn)
From: GUEST,david jenkinnson
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 08:40 AM

that poem is bloody ace


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