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Lyr Req: Bull of Kildare

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GUEST,CuriousClouseau 31 Oct 03 - 07:14 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,CuriousClouseau
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 07:14 AM

Hi,

Im looking for the lyrics to a song called "The Bull Of Kildare".
I heard it a while back at a music session in Ireland and I havent
been able to come across the song since. Another song that I havent
managed to find the lyrics to is "the missus, her mother, the bulldog and me". If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: Sorcha
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 10:05 AM

No luck at all. Anyone else?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 10:14 AM

'The Missus,Her Mother, the Bulldog and Me' was recorded by John Kennedy on 'the Girls along the road'

I found I reference to 'The Bull of Kildare' in a write up of a youth event.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: Jeri
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 10:30 AM

Might it have been the Curragh of Kildare? In a pub session with a lot of chatting going on, 'curragh' has the right vowel sound to sound like 'Bull'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 10:38 AM

I was thinking possibly....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 11:08 AM

I get the impression that The Bull of Kildare is quite modern and not known outside the part of Ireland where its writer lives; could easily be mistaken, but I can't really see anyone mistaking "curragh" for "bull", even after a long night in the pub. I find only the John Kennedy example of the other song, as MMario describes; Roud lists it at no. 13157.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: Jeri
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 12:44 PM

Malcolm, I could see ME mistaking it, if it were loud enough. I did some more poking around as your post indicated there was a song.

This page for St Kevin's Oratory contains a reference: "...sing-song on Saturday night (particularly Kev's 'The Bull of Kildare'."

There's an e-mail address on the page to A 'Kevin'. (Under 'Open House') It looks like a fairly old page, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,CuriousClouseau
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 11:33 AM

As far as I remeber the last verse in the bull of kildare
went something like:

Coming back from the desert
He passed through Belfast
The bull got caught up in a mighty bomb blast
Now the bull is not full
That's the truth I declare
Now the cows have no use for the bull of Kildare

Still havent had much luck getting the song or it's lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,Barry-Ireland
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 05:15 AM

Ok the song is "Bull of Kildare"

The chorus is:
Oh bull of kildare all the cows in the land love your horns,
I do swear, two mighty fine horns has the bull of Kildare.

I'm not sure of the rest of the words but I can get them
I'll post them here as soon as I do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 05:26 AM

"The missus , her mother, the bulldog and me" (or similar variants) is fairly well known in Ireland. I've heard John Campbell sing it live, OK - but don't have a set of words. If they don't appear here soon, i'll see what I can do.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,CuriousClouseau
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 07:36 AM

"The Bull Of Kildare" is sung to the tune of "Mull Of Kintyre". "The missus , her mother, the bulldog and me" as far as I remember is sung the the "Mountains Of Mourne" (but im not too sure).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: MartinRyan
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 04:24 PM

Yes - that's the tune alright.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,CORKONION
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 08:33 PM

WAS THIS SONG WRITTEN BY DECLAN LYNCH A MEMBER OF THE CORK FOLK GROUP ''GALLEON'' ?.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,CuriousClouseau
Date: 27 Nov 03 - 02:07 PM

I'm not sure who wrote "The Bull Of Kildare". I heard it at a music session a while back but haven't heard it since. I would assume it's a song that only appeared in recent years. It's quiet humourous so hopefully the full lyrics will appear sometime soon! :o)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,Jonathon O'neil
Date: 29 Nov 03 - 12:20 PM

Hello
I may be able to help you in your search for these lyrics if you havent allready got them. these two songs were sung by a man i used to play in a folk group with some 15 years ago, although he's moved away the old crooner aint dead yet! i will see if his memory can pull them out of somewhere, if he does, or has any information on where to get these lyrics i will pass it on. from what i remember the bull of kildare was sung to the mull of kyntire and the missuss... sung to the air of a song called a damsel of 90 years old.
Will try my best within the week for you! watch this space!!!!!
Johnny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,Jonathon O'Neil
Date: 30 Nov 03 - 06:50 AM

Shoot me down in flames! I asked him for the songs to which he replied, ah yeah I remember them, um actually s**t no i don't. Can only remeber the odd line which is sod all use. He's going to try and remeber them but he isn't too hopefull.

NOTE TO ALL SINGERS: when you have a good song,
                                          WRITE DOWN THE BLEEDIN WORDS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,John Mulcahy
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 02:17 PM

This is a song that i heard myself. Think it is a fairly local, and modernish folk song. Anyone in the Kildare area will know of course of Goffs Bloodstock, where Irelands best Throughbreads are bred, always assumed that this is what inspired the song. Cant say i know it, but snatches of it come to mind

First verse:
I'll Tell you a story about a great bull,
Who's Sex-ual life he has lived to the full
A beast this divine is surely quite rare,
Oh There's none in the land, like the bull of Kildare,

Chourus:
Oh bull of Kildare, all the cows in the land lover your horns
i do swear two mighty fine horns has the bull of Kildare

2nd verse ??
Think it mentions something about the cherelot, and the jersy from clare have all been encalved by the bull of Kildare

There is a few verses here then regarding his world travels till he ends up in the sahara, and as above the last verse goes....

Coming back from the desert, he passed through Belfast
The Bull got caught up in a mighty bomb blast,
Now the bull is not full, thats the truth i declare
And the cows have no use for the bull of KILDARE!!!!.

unfortunatly more than this i can't enlighten you. but maybe this will jog the memory of someone, posiibly GUEST BARRY. Seems a good hope ????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 02:38 PM

well folks - keep prodding your sources and share what has been found with them and we may be able to reconstruct this thang!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of kildare
From: GUEST,Wally
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 09:42 AM

Heard this song a good while back. Would love to get the lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BULL OF KILDARE
From: GUEST,Mikey joe
Date: 26 Feb 04 - 07:12 AM

This is a story about a great bull.
His sexual life he has lived to the full.
A beast this divine is surely quite rare.
Oh, there's none in the land like the bull of Kildare.

CHORUS: Bull of Kildare, all the cows in the land love your horns, I swear.
Two mighty fine horns has the bull of Kildare.

In a faraway desert, there lived an oil sheik.
With a hundred young wives, sure the man was gone weak.
Now the wives were neglected, they demanded fair play,
So the sheik sent a call for the Bull of Kildare. CHORUS

Coming back from the desert, he passed through Belfast.
His hindquarters got caught up in a mighty bomb blast.
Now the bull is not full, that's the truth I declare,
And the cows have no use for the Bull of Kildare.


HOW'S THAT?

I'd say I'm missing a verse, but sure we're getting there aren't we?

And 'tis by Galleon, I'm fairly sure anyway

Good luck

Mj


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Subject: ADD: Bull of Kildare
From: GUEST,CuriousClouseau
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 01:32 PM

Here we are at last, the full version:

BULL OF KILDARE

This is a story about a great bull.
His sexual prowess he has lived to the full.
A beast this divine is surely quite rare.
Oh, there's none in the land like the bull of Kildare.

CHORUS:
Oh Bull of Kildare,
All the cows in the land love your horns, I do swear.
Two mighty fine horns has the bull of Kildare.

Now far has he travelled and much has he seen
The Shorthorn, the White-head, the old Limousine,
the Freisen, the Charolais and the Jersey from Clare.
Oh they all loved being bulled by the bull of Kildare.

In a faraway desert, there lived an oil sheik.
Whose ten thousand wives, sure the man was gone weak
The wives weren't happy they demanded fair share
So the sheik sent a call for the bull of Kildare.

Coming back from the desert, he passed through Belfast.
His hindquarters got caught up in a mighty bomb blast.
Now the bull is not full, that's the truth I declare,
For the bomb blew the balls off the bull of Kildare.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of Kildare
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 01:09 AM

Here's a message I received from somebody who would prefer to remain anonymous. Was this song really by Paul McCartney?


    I don't know how to find old threads. I noticed in the unanswered
    thread now on Mudcat that some stanzas were missing. This may solve
    that one anyway.

    BULL OF KILDARE
    (P.McCartney - Galleon)

    1.
    This is a story about a great bull,
    O his sexual life he's led to the full,
    All the farmers around were mad I declare,
    O to have their cows serviced by the bull of Kildare.

    Chorus
    Bull of Kildare all the cows in the land,
    Love your horns I swear,
    Two mighty fine horns,
    Have the Bull of Kildare.

    2.
    Much has he travelled and much has he seen,
    The Shorthorn and the Hereford and the old Aberdeen.
    The Polly and the Charolais and the Jersey from Clare.
    O they've all been in calf by the bull of Kildare.

    3.
    In a far away desert there lived an oil sheik,
    With a hundred young wives o that man was gone weak,
    The wives were neglected they demanded fair play,
    So the sheik sent a call for the bull of Kildare.

    4.
    Coming back from the desert the bull passed through Belfast,
    His hind quarters got caught in a mighty bomb blast,
    Now the bull is not full that's the truth I do swear,
    And the cows have no use for the bull of Kildare.

    5.
    Bull of Kildare all the cows in the land miss,
    Your horns I swear,
    For the horns were blown off of,
    The Bull of Kildare.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of Kildare
From: Les from Hull
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 08:51 AM

It appears to be a song that uses the tune of 'Mull of Kintyre' which was written by Paul McCartney. I'd still like the parody we heard in Ireland years ago about faulty electrical equipment - I'll take it for repair to Curry's of Kildare.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bull of Kildare
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 08:37 AM

Joe, the song you posted at 13 Jan 12 - 01:09 AM comes from

http://www.galleons.de/BullofKildare.htm and should be a LYR ADD


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