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Thread #55538 Message #1192475
Posted By: GUEST,steve mann
24-May-04 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Irish (?) Song - Devil & Fiddler
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish (?) Song - Devil & Fiddler
I too wanted to ask if anyone knew if the soundtrack to Canterbury Tales was available anywhere and if anyone could identify the artists.
In particular there was one singer -sounded Scottish- singing a song which contained a line sounding like
"to-na-nick-a-da- to-na-nan-noo-na, (x3)
did ye ever see sech an ill figure do"
something like that anyway.
I think the singer was the same guy who sings "Poor Tommy" in the movie "Tom Jones" from 1964/65.
The words to the fiddler/ piper song are something like:
"there was a young singer, ball-a-hoorie
lived in the town, ball a moo rie
and this young singer he liked to play the music
and this was the only tune that he could play..