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Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)

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BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE, MOTHER]
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB


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Lyr Req: Battle Cry of Freedom (14)
Battle Cry of Freedom - trad? (19)


GUEST,steve baughman 03 Jul 02 - 01:48 PM
Martin Graebe 03 Jul 02 - 02:51 PM
MMario 03 Jul 02 - 03:01 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 03 Jul 02 - 05:03 PM
Catherine Jayne 03 Jul 02 - 05:10 PM
Catherine Jayne 03 Jul 02 - 05:13 PM
Les from Hull 03 Jul 02 - 05:18 PM
Mooh 03 Jul 02 - 05:30 PM
Herga Kitty 03 Jul 02 - 05:53 PM
Susan of DT 03 Jul 02 - 06:29 PM
Joe_F 03 Jul 02 - 06:31 PM
Stewie 03 Jul 02 - 06:51 PM
Irish sergeant 03 Jul 02 - 09:09 PM
Mooh 03 Jul 02 - 09:52 PM
GUEST,Arjay 03 Jul 02 - 10:51 PM
raredance 03 Jul 02 - 11:19 PM
Mark Cohen 04 Jul 02 - 03:51 AM
Declan 04 Jul 02 - 05:10 AM
Micca 04 Jul 02 - 09:05 AM
Pied Piper 04 Jul 02 - 09:09 AM
Barbara 04 Jul 02 - 10:40 AM
Mikey joe 04 Jul 02 - 11:12 AM
masato sakurai 04 Jul 02 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,Penny S.(elsewhere) 04 Jul 02 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,JohnB 04 Jul 02 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Hille 04 Jul 02 - 01:26 PM
Mac Tattie 04 Jul 02 - 02:38 PM
GUEST,alinact 04 Jul 02 - 04:10 PM
The Walrus 04 Jul 02 - 08:30 PM
Haruo 04 Jul 02 - 10:55 PM
Mac Tattie 05 Jul 02 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,Eric 20 Sep 13 - 08:59 AM
Steve Shaw 20 Sep 13 - 09:11 AM
GUEST,Autoharper 20 Sep 13 - 12:27 PM
Stewie 21 Sep 13 - 12:30 PM
GUEST,Mary Katherine 21 Sep 13 - 12:46 PM
Bill D 21 Sep 13 - 07:19 PM
Joe_F 21 Sep 13 - 10:13 PM
GUEST,Musket remembering another 22 Sep 13 - 12:53 PM
GUEST,Eric 23 Sep 13 - 09:20 AM
Bert 23 Sep 13 - 10:50 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Sep 13 - 09:20 PM
GUEST,Eric 23 Sep 13 - 11:35 PM
Big Al Whittle 24 Sep 13 - 06:17 AM
GUEST,Musket curious 24 Sep 13 - 10:49 AM
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Subject: mary: lyrics urgently needed
From: GUEST,steve baughman
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 01:48 PM

I am trying to find lyrics to Mary Had A Little Lamb parody about "hurrah for the fenian boys that did not give a damn". There is one in the mudcat lyrics section but many verses are missing. Any ideas?

I appreciate your help. Thanks. steve


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Martin Graebe
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 02:51 PM

A close relative, sung by soldiers in WW1 can be found in S Louis Giraud's book 'Songs that won the war'

Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow
Shouting out the battle cry of freedom
And everywhere that Mary went, that lamb was sure to go
Shouting out the battle cry of freedom
Hurrah for Mary, Hurrah for the lamb,
Hurrah for the teacher, who didn't care a little bit
And everywhere that Mary went, that lamb was sure to go
Shouting out the battle cry of freedom
(Spoken) Baa-aa-aa-aa-aa!

Martin


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: MMario
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 03:01 PM

there are a bunch of verse here


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 05:03 PM

No wonder the Scouts are losing members!


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 05:10 PM

Mary had a little lamb
She tied it to a pylon
10,000 volts went up it arse
And now its wool is nylon

Mary had a little lamb
My father shot it dead
And now it goes to school with me
Between two hunks of bread


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 05:13 PM

Mary had a little lamb
It had a touch of colic
She gave it brandy twice a day
And now its an alcoholic


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Les from Hull
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 05:18 PM

Mary had a little lamb
She kept it in a bucket
And every time the lamb got out
The bulldog tried to put it back again


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Mooh
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 05:30 PM

Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was black as soot
And everywhere that Mary went
Its sooty foot it put.

...Or so my upbringing taught me...Mooh.


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 05:53 PM

Greenjack

As I learned it, there was an "And everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go" after "who didn't care a little bit".

On the 16th CD in the Voice of the People series ("You Lazy Lot of Bone-Shakers")the first verse of Track 18 (Sam Bond singing, "Where does Father Christmas go to in the summertime ?") goes "Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go
It followed her up hill and dale and fields where grass is blue
Now you know where Mary went, but tell me, tell me, do
Where does Father Christmas go to in the summertime?
Goosey, goosey gander wherever does he wander?
Does he go with the ice and snow to some other clime?
Oh, where does Father Christmas go to in the summertime?


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently nee
From: Susan of DT
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 06:29 PM

There are 3 versions in the digital tradition. Put Mary lamb in the blue search box or Mary lamb fenian if you want only the one version.


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Joe_F
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 06:31 PM

Mary had a little lamb --
The obstetrician was amazed.

Mary had a little lamb.
Its fleece as blood was red.
This was because its fleece was soaked.
The little lamb was dead.

Mary had a little Lamb.
When asked for Its advice
On what it should be called, It answered
"Call me Jesus Christ."

Mary had a little watch.
She swallowed it one day.
The doctor gave her Ex-Lax
To pass the time away.
Mary took the Ex-Lax,
But the time, it would not pass,
So, if you want to know the time,
You can look up Mary's aunt, who has a watch too.


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Stewie
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 06:51 PM

Mooh, the way I heard it, the third line went 'And into Mary's bread and jam'.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 09:09 PM

The original parody was Civil War era and was both a parody of Battle Cry of Freedom and Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb.
Its fleece was white as snow,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And every where that Mary went the lamb was sure to go,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

Chorus: Hurrah for Mary! Hurrah for the lamb!
Hurrah for the soldier who don't give a damn!
As we rally round the flag boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

An additional verse was invented in World War Two:

Mary had a little lamb. Its fleece was black as mud,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
Every one but Mary know the lamb had the galloping crud,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

Kindest regards, Irish Sergeant


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Mooh
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 09:52 PM

Stewie.

That's much better! Now, see if I can remember it! Thanks.

Mooh.


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: GUEST,Arjay
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 10:51 PM

Mary had a little lamb
...and some mint jelly, and some boiled potatoes...


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: raredance
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 11:19 PM

A recording of the Civil War version can be found on the Cd Songs of the Civil War by the Cumberland Three (John Stewart before the Kingston Trio years)

rich r


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 03:51 AM

When I learned it from Ed Silberman in San Francisco, he sang "Hurrah for the Fenian boys"...which would suggest it crossed over to Ireland at some point.

My version of the other version is:

Mary had a little lamb
The doctors were surprised
When Old MacDonald had a farm
They nearly shit a brick

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Declan
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 05:10 AM

Mary had a little lamb, Her father shot the Vet.


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Micca
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 09:05 AM

mary had a little lamb and then a slice of beef
and prawns and salad all laid out on a dainty lettuce leaf
Mary had some ham and pork with rosemary and thyme
how odd to find such a greedy girl in an ENGLISH nursery rhyme!!!


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Pied Piper
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 09:09 AM

Mary had a little lamb she also had a duck, nough said PP.


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Barbara
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 10:40 AM

Or you can sing this to the tune of the original:

My friends they had a tabby cat
It was the cutest thing
When Linda left her sewing out
It ate a spool of thread

The cat began to peake and pine
And soon became quite frail
From the thread that ran inside
From tooth and tongue to tail

And so the vet opened her up
And cut from stem to stern
To unthread cat gut he set out
For more money than I earn.

But when he to the colon came
He said he'd done his job
That cat would have to pass the thread
Just like a sh*t-kabob.

My friends they had a little cat --
I cannot find the words --
Because everywhere that kitty went
She trailed a string of turds.

-- Barbara Millikan
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Mikey joe
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 11:12 AM

Mary had a little lamb
I think she called it Frisky
But it contracted Foot & Mouth
And now it's burnt and crispy


Mj


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: masato sakurai
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 11:22 AM

The tune is based on the second part of "Goodnight Ladies".

~Masato


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: GUEST,Penny S.(elsewhere)
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 11:44 AM

I learned a version from my father, who probably learned it in the Boys' Brigade.

Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow,
Shouting out the battlecry of freedom,
And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go,
Shouting out the battlecry of freedom.

(Yes, it is different, honest.)

Hurrah for Mary, hurrah for the lamb,
Hurrah for the teacher, who didn't care a thr'penny bit,
We'll rally round the flag boys, and rally once again,
Shouting out the battle cry of freedom.

(there may have been a verse using it following her to school, but I don't recall it.)

ABCDEFGHIJKLM,
Shouting out the battlecry of freedom,
NOPQRSTUVWXYZ,
Shouting out the battlecry of freedom.

Chorus. Mary again, both parts)

Little Jack Horner sat in a corner, eating a Christmas pie,
Shouting out the battlecry of freedom,
He put in his thumb and pulled out plum, and said what a good boy am I,
Shouting out the battlecry of freedom.

And so on until you have run out of nursery rhymes which can be made to fit, or the adults get fed up with it, or you say "are we nearly there yet?" (We used to sing it in the car.) ......

Penny


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 12:11 PM

Mary had a little Lamb
she also had a bear
I've often seen her little lamb
But, I've never seen her bear.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: GUEST,Hille
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 01:26 PM

It's a little known fact that the original Mary is buried in the churchyard round the corner from me here in Worthing Sussex .... a folkie friend lives in her house and has a commemorative stained glass window of Mary and her lamb!

No one has yet found out what happened to the lamb though ...


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Mac Tattie
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 02:38 PM

Tell us more, Guest Hille, you can't just stop there. Mary who? and why the nursery rhyme? and when? cheers.


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: GUEST,alinact
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 04:10 PM

My version of the Marc Cohen version:

When Mary had a little lamb
the doctors were surprized.
But when Old MacDonald had a farm
they couldn't believe their eyes.

Allan


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: The Walrus
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 08:30 PM

Taken from "Diehards in the Nursery" TUNE: (Based on) Battle cry of Freedom

Mary had a little lamb
it's fleece was whita as snow
And everywhere that May went,
That lamb was sure to go
One day she couldn't find it
"Wherever can it be?"
We can't say,
but "The Diehards" all had lamb chops for tea

"Hurrah" for Mary (and the lamb, of course)
"Hurrah" for the "Diehard" wqho shouted out "Mint Sauce!"
When we're marching out in line, every "Diehard" wiull deny
That his was the voice that so upset her

Walrus


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Haruo
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 10:55 PM

Mac Tattie, I think "the original Mary" is a conflation of the BVM and Mary Magdalene. Any claim that she is buried in England, unless advanced by one of the Oxbridge colleges she founded, should be taken with a gram of salt.

Liland


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Subject: RE: mary had a lamb, parody: lyrics urgently needed
From: Mac Tattie
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 06:30 PM

...and Guest Hille's folkie friend lives in her house??? Liland this is is fantastic news, where is it, I must go there to-morrow. cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 20 Sep 13 - 08:59 AM

Who are/were "the fenian boys".

I infer that they were Irish emigrants that ended up fighting in the war of northern aggression.

But I suspect that I may not have the whole picture.

-E


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 20 Sep 13 - 09:11 AM

Mary had a little lamb
She fed it on Scotch scallops
But every time it tried to stand
It fell down on its


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,Autoharper
Date: 20 Sep 13 - 12:27 PM

Sam Hinton (1917-2009) learned this in his childhood:

MARY HAD A WILLIAM GOAT

Mary had a william goat,
A william goat, a william goat;
Mary had a william goat,
Its stomach was lined with zinc.

` It followed her to school one day,
School one day, school one day;
It followed her to school one day
And drank a pint of ink.

One day it ate an oyster can,
Oyster can, oyster can.
One day it ate an oyster can
And a clothesline full of shirts.

Shirts can do no harm inside,
Harm inside, harm inside.
Shirts can do no harm inside --
But an oyster can!

The can was filled with dynamite,
Dynamite, dynamite;
The can was filled with dynamite,
Which Billy thought was cheese.

Hew rubbed against poor Mary's legs,
Mary's legs, Mary's legs.
He rubbed against poor Mary's legs,
But the pain he could not ease.

A sudden flash of girl and goat,
Girl and goat, girl and goat.
A sudden flash of girl snd gost
And they no more were seen.

(Slowly)
Mary's souls to Heaven went,
Heaven went, Heaven went.
Mar's soul to Heaven went,
But Billy's went to --

(normal speed)
Whoop de doo, de doodle doo,
Doodle doo, Doodle doo.
Whoop de doo de doodle doo
(still faster!)
Billy's went to Heaven too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: Stewie
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 12:30 PM

I am surprised this one wasn't mentioned:

Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was black as charcoal
And every time it jumped a fence
A spark flew out its arsehole

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,Mary Katherine
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 12:46 PM

The one I learned in school as a child (New York City) was a jumping rope rhyme:

Mary had a little lamb, a little pork, a little jam
A little egg, a little toast, some pickles and a great big roast
An ice cream soda topped with fizz
And boy how sick our Mary is!
1-2-3 (etc.) counting continued until the jumper missed a turn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 07:19 PM

**begin pedantry

The original query was answered by Irish sergeant 11 years ago...

"From: Irish sergeant - PM
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 09:09 PM

The original parody was Civil War era and was both a parody of Battle Cry of Freedom and Mary Had a Little Lamb
"

The various odd poems people come up with are interesting, but they detract from the original point of the thread. I suspect people are just skimming and typing .....

**end pedantry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: Joe_F
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 10:13 PM

The "Fenian boys" version also has accreted:

Mary had a little lamb.
It had a sooty foot.
And everywhere that Mary went,
Its sooty foot it put.

Mary had a little lamb.
Her father shot it dead.
Now Mary takes the lamb to school
Between two hunks of bread.

Some other naughty-schoolboy verses I heard as a naughty schoolboy:

Mary had a little lamb.
She tied it to the heater,
And every time it turned around,
It burned its little peter.

Mary had a little lamb.
She tied it to the sink,
And every time it turned around,
It froze its little dink.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,Musket remembering another
Date: 22 Sep 13 - 12:53 PM

Mary had a little lamb
It was always gruntin'
She tied it to a five bar gate
And kicked it's little...

Memory going again. Sorry.


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Subject: Folklore: Why are fenian boys in Mary Had a Little
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 09:20 AM

Who are/were "the fenian boys" and why are they mentioned in Mary ad a Little Lamb?

I infer that they were Irish emigrants that ended up fighting in the war of northern aggression. But I suspect that I may not have the whole picture.

-E


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Why are fenian boys in Mary Had a Little
From: Bert
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 10:50 AM

In the version that we used to sing, it was "The Bolshie Boys"


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Why are fenian boys in Mary Had a Little
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 09:20 PM

Hmmm. Never heard of those versions.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Why are fenian boys in Mary Had a Little
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 11:35 PM

here is referenceto the version I am asking about here: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=49169&messages=39

However the above-mentioned thread does not answer the question raised in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 06:17 AM

we all knew that one Musket, but we were far too refined to mention it!

We only have nice people in the tradition...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,Musket curious
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 10:49 AM

We only have nice people in our tradition since you buggered off down south. .

Hi Al! How's it hanging? Ian.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: Mick Tems
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 11:01 AM

Mary had a little lime
And then a little gin
And everywhere that Mary went
She didn't know she'd bin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 04:36 PM

The original (?) Civil War version has been sitting in the Digital Tradition for many years now. No Fenians.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 06:13 PM

Eric, I've combined the two parody threads. It gets really confusing when there are two current threads going on the same subject. You should have posted your "fenian" question on the existing thread.

In the version in the Digital Tradition (click), it's "sojer boys." I think it's one of those fill-in-the-blank kinda things.

The "Fenian Boys" were members of the Fenian Brotherhood, a 19th century precursor to the Irish Republican Army that had operations both in Ireland and the U.S.

The song, of course, is a parody of the U.S. Civil War song, "Battle Cry of Freedom." I wonder how the parody came to be. According to "Irish Sergeant" in the other thread, the parody also comes from the U.S. Civil War. I found credible verification of that in a couple of Civil War books, including this one (click). This reference to the parody is dated 1867. This 1878 version comes from Yale University.

Here's the verse I like best:
    Mary had a little lamb,
    Her father shot it dead;
    Now Mary takes the lamb to school
    Between two hunks of bread.
-Joe-


The best selection of verses I've found is at this page:
    http://www.1stusinfantry.org/songs/American_tunes.html

    Battle Cry of Freedom (Mary's Lamb)


    Battle Cry of Freedom (Lamb eating hurrah!)
    Oh, Mary had a little lamb; his fleece was white as snow
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    And everywhere that Mary went; the lamb was sure to go
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (CHORUS)
    Hurrah for Mary
    Hurrah for the Lamb
    Hurrah for the soldiers
    Who didn't give a damn
    If all the lambs in Washington
    went marching off to school
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    Oh, Mary had a little lamb
    his hoof was black as soot
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    and everywhere the lamb he went
    his sooty foot he put
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)

    Oh, Mary had a little lamb
    she fed him very well
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    One day she fed him powder 
    and she blew him all to pieces*1
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)

    Oh, Mary had a little lamb
    but now the lamb is dead
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    But she still takes him to school 
    between two slices of fresh bread*2 
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)

    Why do the men love mutton so
    The captain he did cry
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    Because it makes their whiskers grow
    the sergeant he replied
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom*3

    (Chorus)

    Well, we'd eaten all the ewes;
    and we'd eaten all the rams
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    And all that we had left then
    was Mary's little lamb
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)

    So we shot him very nicely
    and we skinned him very kind
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    and we served him with potatoes
    and he really didn't mind
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)

    Oh and when this war is over
    we'll get new ewes and rams
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    and we'll give them all to Mary
    and she can have the lambs
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)

    Mary had a little lamb, it was always on the go;
    shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!
    So she staked it to a grassy spot along the 
    Shenandoah;
    shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom! 

    (Chorus)

    And often she would let it loose, 
    along the bank to play;
    shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!
    The soldiers eyed it from the shore
    in a slightly thieving way;
    shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom! 

    (Chorus)

    It swam across the Shenandoah,
    the soldiers saw it too;
    shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!
    And speedily it simmered down
    into a mutton stew;
    shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom! 

    (Chorus)

    And Mary never more did see
    her darling little lamb;
    shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!
    For the boys in blue they chawed it up
    and didn't care a damn;
    shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!

    (Chorus)

    Oh Mary had a little lamb
    She also had a bear
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    I've often seen her little lamb
    I've never seen her bear
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)

    Oh the officers the get good food
    They eat pretty fine
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    When it comes to eating lambchops
    They ain't getting mine
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)

    You can eat your hard tack
    Though it surely makes you swell
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    And the fellow that invented it
    Has surely gone to blazes
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)

    When Mary had a little lamb
    The doctors were surpised
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom
    But when Old MacDonald had a farm
    You should have seen their eyes
    Shouting the battle cry of freedom

    (Chorus)



    NOTES on dear sweet Mary

    1 (she could also have blown him all to "well" or 
    "hell", but since that's what EVERYONE 
    expects I think it sounds better the way Greg B.
    sings it, which is PIECES....!!!!....Ed.)

    2(Alternatives I've heard...
    But she still takes him to school with her
    between two slices of fresh bread

    But she still takes him to shool with her
    between two hunks of bread) 

    3( This is my best recollection of the verse
    Glen H. always sings...corrections?)

    Additional verses will be gladly accepted and 
    incorporated here, we reserve the right to keep
    the story line in the pseudo correct order (she 
    must have had a number of little lambs, all of 
    whom suffered pretty much the same fate…).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,wotcha
Date: 11 Jan 14 - 02:43 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,Wotcha
Date: 11 Jan 14 - 02:44 PM

Heard the Civil War version at the revived sea chantey sing at the Royal Mile Pub, Wheaton, MD this past Tuesday. Quite entertaining!

Cheers,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 11 Jan 14 - 04:28 PM

Nobody seems to have posted the following that I recall from waywayback, attributed IIRC to the great Max Miller as an act-ender:-

Mary had a little lamb
She also had a bear
Everybody's seen her lamb
But

--- Goodnight everybody!



~M~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 12 Jan 14 - 02:21 PM

Ah.. That'll be Mary from the Dairy.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,Kelsie
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 06:59 PM

Mary was a little cheap
she had a Sunday brunch
so she came out with some bread
"Now guys this is also lunch"

**Sorry guys this is my first one so....... btw im doing this for school**

             ***_Kelsie_***


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Had a Little Lamb (parody)
From: GUEST,silas
Date: 24 Apr 14 - 03:40 AM

Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was black as charcoal
It stuck its head behind its legs
And whistled up its arsehole


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