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Subject: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 00 - 01:26 PM

Can anyone point me to any publication that contains sheet music for Jug of Punch for guitar? Preferably tab but I could muddle through without it. I'm thinking in particular of Altan's verson.

Many thanks!


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 May 00 - 01:35 PM

No, but I can give you the recipe!


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 May 00 - 02:30 PM

There is a sheet music gif HERE Will keep looking for guitar tab, I know I saw it someplace.


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 May 00 - 02:37 PM

Oops, forgot Sessioneer is a log on site, it's free, tho. Just sign up, and get a password, then go to the archives section on the left, and then click the search box. The one at Sessioneer above is a reel, there is one HERE in the Digitrad Mirror that is in 3/4 time.


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Tiger
Date: 19 May 00 - 08:06 AM

I have a simple arrangement from a Clancy songbook I can scan for you if you don't hit paydirt elsewhere. It has chords and the melody line, but no tab.

Let me know....Tig


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 11:46 PM

Does anyone have the Lyrics to Jug of Punch, from Altan perferably.
Thanks a bunch!


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: nutty
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 03:34 AM

This broadside from the Bodleian Museum has an interesting set of lyrics ......... it may be the ones you are looking for.

JUG OF PUNCH


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Subject: Lyr Add: JUG OF PUNCH 3
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 05:58 AM

another variation, cribbed from the Bangor Scout & Guide club song book


JUG OF PUNCH (3)
(anon)

As I was sittin' with lug and spoon,

On one fine morn in the month of June,

A birdie sang on an ivy bunch,

And the song he sang was a jug of punch.

Chorus:
Tu-ra-lu-ralu, (3 times)
(repeat last two lines of verse).

What more diversion can a man desire,
Than to court his girl by an open fire,
A cherry pippin to crack and crunch.
Aye and on the table a jug of punch.

Even the doctors with all their art,
Cannot cure depression of the heart,
Even the cripple forgets his hunch,
When he's safe outside a jug of punch.

The immortal Gods drink their nectar fine,
And the quality folk drink their claret wine,
I'd give them every grape in the bunch,
Just for a sip from a jug of punch.

And when I'm dead .and in my grave,
No costly tombstone shall I crave,
Just lay me down in my native peat,
With a jug of punch at my head and feet.


notes: collected from The Bangor Song Book (Bangor Scout & Guide club University College of North Wales) published Mch 1970
NP


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JUG OF PUNCH
From: GUEST,M
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 09:03 AM

For GUEST,guest of 4 Nov
The Jug Of Punch
As sung by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh on Island Angel by Altan

Bein' on the twenty-third of June, as I sat weaving all at my loom,
Bein' on the twenty-third of June, as I sat weaving all at my loom,
I heard a thrush, singing on yon bush, and the song she sang was the Jug of Punch.

What more pleasure can a boy desire, than sitting down beside the fire?
What more pleasure can a boy desire, than sitting down beside the fire?
And in his hand a jug of punch, and on his knee a tidy wench.

When I am dead and left in my mould, at my head and feet place a flowing bowl,
When I am dead and left in my mould, at my head and feet place a flowing bowl,
And every young man that passes by, he can have a drink and remember I.

According to the notes to the album "this version of the popular song is from the singing of Edward Quinn from Castlecaulfield, Co. Tyrone."

"guest" Have you just seen Altan? They were excellent at the Philharmonic in Liverpool last week on the last night of their UK tour.


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 07:36 PM

Re the version quoted by Nigel: I've got a recording of it by The Spinners, and I always understood the first line as "As I was sitting with my JUG and spoon". What's a lug, please?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 08:10 PM

One definition- a lug is a container for fruit, etc., about 17 inches long, 13 wide, and 7-8 deep.
But I remember the much smaller container, oblong basket-shaped conainer with a handle, in which we used to buy grapes. It was about 15 inches long by 7 wide and 5 deep (narrowing toward the base). I still have a couple. We incorrectly called these lugs. They were used sometimes as a lunch box.
More likely, however, the scout leader censored jug and made the boys substitute lug.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jug of Punch
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Nov 02 - 04:41 PM

A "lug" is an obscure type o' typo

Mea Culpa Nigel


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JUG OF PUNCH (1853)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 09:28 PM

From Davidson's Universal Melodist, Vol. 1 (London: G. H. Davidson, 1853), page 426:


THE JUG OF PUNCH
Sung by Mrs. Fitzwilliam, in Buckstone's drama of the "Green Bushes."

1. As I was sitting in my room,
One pleasant ev'ning in the month of June,
I heard a thrush singing in a bush,
And the tune he sang was a jug o' punch.
Tooraloo, tooraloo, tooraloo, tooraloo,
A jug o' punch, a jug o' punch,
And the tune he sang was a jug o' punch.

2. What more divarshin might a man desire,
Than to be sated by a nate turf fire;
And by his side a purty wench,
And on the table a jug o' punch?
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.

3. The Muses twelve, and Appollio fam'd
In Castilian pride drinks pernicious sthrames;
But I would not grudge them tin times as much,
As long as I had a jug o' punch.
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.

4. Then the mortial gods drinks their nectar wine,
And they tell me claret is very fine;
But I'd give them all, just in a bunch,
For a jolly pull at a jug o' punch.
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.

5. The doctor fails, with all his art,
To cure an impression on the heart;
But if life was gone, within an inch,
What would bring it back like a jug o' punch?
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.

6. But when I'm dead, and in my grave,
No costly tombstone will I ever crave;
But I'll dig a grave, both wide and deep,
With a jug o' punch at my head and feet.
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: AmyLove
Date: 28 Apr 16 - 10:12 PM

Has anyone sorted out the "nonsense" lyrics altan sings at the end of each verse. They start out something like

Pa da da da day


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: toadfrog
Date: 03 Jul 18 - 01:26 PM

Does anyone have the words Joe Heany used to sing?


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 03 Jul 18 - 02:42 PM

At the Joe Heaney archive / Cartlanna Sheosaimh Uí Éanaí

With this caveat : 'This is the simpler of two versions of this song that Joe knew. The other can be heard on the double CD compilation The Road from Conamara, assembled from recordings made by Ewan Mac Coll and Peggy Seeger in 1963. '

One pleasant evening in the month of June
As I sat weaving on my loom
I heard a bird singing on a bush
The song he sang was ‘The Jug of Punch.’
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
I heard a bird singing on a bush
The song he sang was ‘The Jug of Punch.’

What more pleasure can a man desire
Than sitting down beside the fire
On the table a jug of punch
And on his knee one tidy wench.
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
On the table a jug of punch
And on his knee one tidy wench.

What more hardship can a man endure
Than sitting down behind the door
On the table no jug of punch
And on his knee no tidy wench.
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
On the table no jug of punch
And on his knee no tidy wench.

No learned people with all their art
Can cure the impression that’s on me heart
Even a cripple forgets his limp
When he’s snug inside with a jug of punch.
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
Even a cripple forgets his limp
When he’s snug inside with a jug of punch.

If I get drunk, the money’s my own
And if you don’t like me, just leave me alone!
I’ll tune my fiddle and rosin my bow,
And I’ll be welcome where’er I go.
Toora loora loo, toora loora lay
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
I’ll tune my fiddle and rosin my bow
And I’ll be welcome where’er I go.

And when I’m dead and in my grave
No costly tombstones do I crave
Just lay me down in my native heath
With a jug of punch at my head and feet.
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
Toora loora lay, toora loora lay
Just lay me down in my native heath
With a jug of punch at my head and feet.


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: Reinhard
Date: 03 Jul 18 - 02:58 PM

The Jug of Punch (Roud 1808)
Sung by Joe Heaney on "The Road from Connemara" Topic TSCD518D

It being on the third of June,
as I sat weaving all by my loom. (repeat)
A birdie sang on an ivy bunch
and the song he sang was the jug of punch.

CHORUS:
Laddly fol the diddle idel idel um.
Skithery idle diddle dum,
Skithery idle diddle um dum de.

What more diversion can a man desire
than sit him down oh beside the fire? (repeat)
On the table a jug of punch
and on his knee one tidy wench.

But what more diversion can a man endure
than sit him down oh behind the door? (repeat)
On the table no jug of punch
and on his knee no tidy wench.

When I am dying and my drinking's over,
I'll take one drink and I'll take no more.
When I am dying and my drinking‘s over,
I‘ll take one drink into the fold.
In case I wouldn‘t get another chance
I will take it now and then pass on.

But when I am dead and in my mould
at my head and feet lay a flowing bowl, (repeat)
And every man that passes by
they can take one drink and remember I.


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: leeneia
Date: 05 Jul 18 - 12:15 PM

I was curious about the tune called Jug of PUnch, so I searched at ABCnotation.com

They have 4 pages of tunes in 2/4, 4/4, 3/4 and even one in 9/8. Many of them are much the same, maybe identical. It would take too much time to figure all that out. But I like the looks of some of them and will work on them further.

Clearly when somebody asks about Jug of Punch, it's difficult to know exactly what they mean.


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 05 Jul 18 - 02:17 PM

I don't think the question about the tune is all that relevant at this time, as the question was asked eighteen years ago. One would assume the OP has found it by now or lost interest. Current activity is centered on the words of Joe Heaney's version(s), which at this point have been located and posted.


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 06 Jul 18 - 07:17 AM

my favourite version is by the McPeake family, on theoit wonderful LP in the early 60s.... try it sometime


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: clueless don
Date: 06 Jul 18 - 07:43 AM

Perhaps this has already been pointed out (and leeneia alludes to it), but the Irish reel "Jug of Punch" has nothing to do with the song "Jug of Punch". There is precedent for this sort of thing - there is also a reel called "The Wind that Shakes the Barley", which has nothing to do with the song of the same name, and a reel called "The Sally Gardens" which has nothing to do with the song/poem "Down by the Sally Gardens".

Don


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 06 Jul 18 - 10:38 AM

'my favourite version is by the McPeake family, on theoit wonderful LP in the early 60s.... try it sometime'

Yes, Old Francie McPeake, that would be my reference version as well.


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: leeneia
Date: 06 Jul 18 - 11:32 AM

Peter, I have the right to be interested in the tunes, even if other people are talking about lyrics at present.

I made MIDI files of a reel and two waltzes and decided that they didn't appeal to me enough to do further work on, such as chords or accompaniment.


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 06 Jul 18 - 03:07 PM

You have all right to be interested in whatever takes your fancy, in the context of this thread, your response, to the OP, I assumed, sounded a bit well, late.


There's an absolutely wonderful recording of Tommy Peoples playing a version of the reel the Jug of Punch on the CD 'Maiden Voyage' (if I remember correctly). It's a bit of trivia, and not at all relevant to this thread. The tune has nothing to do with the song that is the subject of this. And there's no reason whatsoever to include it in this thread. So there you have it.


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