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Thread #20761 Message #217673
Posted By: GUEST,Mrr
25-Apr-00 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sicknote
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sicknote
In Rise Up Singing, or somewhere, I also found an additional 2 half-verses, so that he hits some thing twice more on his way down - the verse that goes:
Now when those bricks had falledn from the barrel to the floor
Sure, I then outweighed the barrel so I started down once more
Still clinging tightly to the rope I headed for the ground
And I fell among the broken bricks that were all scattered 'round.
Apparently between starting down and hitting the floor, he hits the barrel AGAIN. I'll look up the extra stuff and post when I can find it. Basically the first and second halves of the quoted verse are really the first half of one and the second half of the next. However, whenever I've heard this performed, live or on records, it's never had the extra verse portions I saw somewhere. And poor Paddy's already plenty sick...