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Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball? / Charladies' Ball

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Subject: The Cha Ladies Ball
From: D_hand@hotmail.com
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:20 AM

Does anyone have the lyrics to this old Dublin song - song by Jimmy O'Dea? Also the lyrics of 'Only a half-a-crown' also by Jimmy O'Dea (I think).


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Subject: RE: The Cha Ladies Ball
From: Philippa
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:32 AM

well, I don't but I've heard it. I think Mick Maloney and Frank Harte both sing it, so you or another Mudcatter could ask one of them. I thought it was the "char ladies"?

At the cha' ladies ball/People said one and all,/'You're the belle of the ball, Mrs Mulligan/ We did one-steps and two-steps and the divil knows what new steps/ and we swore we would never ... [do them???be well??? go home???] again ...etc.


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Subject: RE: The Cha Ladies Ball
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:44 AM

The charladies' ball can be found in a Forum Search or by this shortcut

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: The Cha Ladies Ball
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Date: 21 Jan 99 - 11:14 AM

Thanks for your help I know bits of it but would love the whole version and you are right it's 'Char'

my dad use to sing 'Half a Crown' another very funny song

we swore we would never be dull again - be dad there was wine , whiskey and porter ???????? there was ????,&??? &???? we'd a nice sit down tea but we fell down to supper the night that we dances at the Char ladies ball


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Subject: RE: The Cha Ladies Ball
From: D_hand
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 11:21 AM

Wolfgang, thank you - followed that shortcut and found what I wanted


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Subject: RE: The Cha Ladies Ball
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 04:05 PM

"Half a Crown" is in this thread, thanks to Frank Maher.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: The Cha Ladies Ball
From: GUEST,tswindles@hotmail.com
Date: 28 Mar 04 - 09:31 AM

See the Black's recording. "We had wine, Jamisons and porter" is the line.Dara Rete Darte c 192 Dara Records Unit 4 Great Ship Street Dublin 8 and it definitley is the "Char Ladies Ball" a char lady being a domestic help or cleaner.
I have a niece who is about to marry the son of an R.U.C. seargent called Mulligan and I have been warned by my family not to sing this at the reception. The choras includes " your the belle of the ball Mrs. Mulligan" I am always a trouble maker. Keep me off the Jamisons and porter!
I have all the words if anyone wants to contact me.

Slan agus a more


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CHARLADIES' BALL (O'Donovan/Brennan)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 08 - 11:16 AM

You may talk of your outings, your picnics and parties,
Your dinners and dances and hoolies and all
But wait till I tell you of the gas we had on
The night that we went to the Charladies' Ball.
I went there as Queen Anne and I went with my man.
He was dressed as a monkey locked up in a cage.
There were pirets and pirots and Hottentots and whatnots
And stars that you'd see on the music hall stage.

CHORUS: At the Charladies' Ball said one and all,
"You're the belle of the ball, Mrs. Mulligan."
We had one-steps and two-steps and the divil knows what new steps.
We swore that we never would be dull again, by dad.
We had wine, porter and Jameson. We had cocoa and all.
We had champagne that night but real pains next morning,
The night that we danced at the Charladies' Ball.

There were cowboys and Indians that came from Drumcondra,
Sweet Francis Street faries all diamonds and stars.
There was one of the Rooneys as the clock over Mooney's
And a telegram boy as a message from Mars.
Mary Moore from the Lots was the Queen of the Scots
With a crown out of Woolworths perched up on her dome.
There was Jemmy Whitehouse came dressed as a lighthouse
And a Camden Street Garbo that should have stayed home.

SECOND CHORUS: At the Charladies' Ball people said one and all,
"You're the belle of the ball, Mrs. Mulligan."
We had one-steps and two-steps and the divil knows what new steps.
We swore that we never would be dull again, be dad.
We had wine porter and Jameson, we had cocktails and cocoa and all.
We had rumbos and tangos, half-sets and fandangos,
The night that we danced at the Charladies' Ball.

Mary Ellen O'Rourke was the Queen of the Dawn.
By one-thirty she looked like a real dirty night.
Mick Farren, the bester, came dressed as a jester.
He burst his balloon and dropped dead at the fright.
Kevin Barr came as Bovril, "Stops that drinking feeling"
Astride of a bottle, pyjamas and all.
But he bumped into Faust, who was gloriously soused
And the two of them were sunk at the end of the hall.

THIRD CHORUS (same as before but with these last 2 lines):
We'd a real stand-up fight but we fell down to supper
The night that we danced at the Charladies' Ball.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 11:28 AM

Hi does anyone have the music to the charladies ball?

Ev


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball? / Charladies' Ball
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 01:44 PM

be done again


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball? / Charladies' Ball
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 02:00 PM

"Stops that sinking feeling" - it was an advertising slogan for Bovril many years ago.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball? / Charladies' Ball
From: Bugsy
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 03:29 AM

htry this
the charladies' ball


Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball? / Charladies' Ball
From: GUEST,leahyj
Date: 20 Nov 12 - 01:30 PM

Does anyone have chords for this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball? / Charladies' Ball
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 20 Nov 12 - 09:13 PM

And finally - can anyone sing this song for me while I mime it?

Come on - sort yourselves out!

All of this stuff is available all over the place if people just get off their fat butts (the American version of Arses I believe) and look for it.

It's what the internet is ideal for - if you can't use it don't waste other peoples time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball? / Charladies' Ball
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 12 - 12:12 AM

GeustYou are the only person here wasting time


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball? / Charladies' Ball
From: Ernest
Date: 21 Nov 12 - 12:35 PM

(G) You can talk of your (Em) outings, your (G) hoolies and (Em) parties
(G) your dinners and (Em) dances (C) ceilis and (D) all
but (G) wait till I (Em) tell you the (G) craic that we (Em) had
on the (C)night that we (G) went to the (D) charladies (G) ball
I was (G) there with me man, he was (C) dressed like Queen Anne
with a (G)dome out of (Em) Woolworth`s set (C) up on his (D) head
and (C) wee Willy (D) Whitehouse dressed (G) up like a (C)lighthouse
and (G) Camden street (Em) garboes who (D) should have stayed (G) home
CH:
At the (G) Charladies`ball we were (C) there one and all
you`re the (G)belle of the (D) ball Mrs. (G) Mulligan
with your (D) one steps and your two steps
and the (G)devil know what new steps
We (C) swore that we never stand (D) still again
We had (G) wine, porter and (D) Jameson
we had (G) brandies and (C) cocktails galore
we had (C) rangles and (D) tangles, (G) upsets and (C)fandangoes
The (C) night that we (Em) danced at the (D) Charladies`(G) ball

This is the version of the band Tara, I put the chord names in front of the words above which they stood on the cd-slieve.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cha Ladies Ball? / Charladies' Ball
From: leahyj
Date: 21 Nov 12 - 12:54 PM

Thank you,Ernest, for the chords . I did a lot of searching on the internet without success.Thanks again.


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