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Lyr Req: Seven Drunken Nights - Irish

DigiTrad:
FIVE NIGHTS DRUNK (OUR GOODMAN)
SHICKERED AS HE COULD BE
THE TRAVELER(Our Goodman)


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noahd6451@aol.com (Noah Bullock) 14 Mar 97 - 07:24 AM
Tim Rossiter 14 Mar 97 - 08:11 AM
mackay 23 Mar 97 - 02:32 AM
GUEST,Jonni@islandia.is 20 Feb 00 - 11:25 PM
alison 21 Feb 00 - 02:00 AM
Paul S 21 Feb 00 - 08:36 AM
GUEST,joe hare 01 Mar 00 - 06:51 PM
Gary T 01 Mar 00 - 07:29 PM
SeanM 01 Mar 00 - 07:30 PM
Gary T 01 Mar 00 - 07:31 PM
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Subject: looking for lyrics to "seven Drunken Nights"
From: noahd6451@aol.com (Noah Bullock)
Date: 14 Mar 97 - 07:24 AM

I'm looking for lyrics to the above song, as sung by "The Dubliners", but I'm also looking for the last two verses. (the dirty ones) So if you could print them here or point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it. thanks, Noah


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Subject: RE: ?Lyrics for
From: Tim Rossiter
Date: 14 Mar 97 - 08:11 AM

Look in the database for "Five Nights Drunk". Also there is some variations a month or so back in this list. Tim


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS
From: mackay
Date: 23 Mar 97 - 02:32 AM

Here are the lyrics for Saturday and Sunday nights:

When I came home on Sat. night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a man climbing out of the window of the room where I should be.
So I call to the wife and I says to her, "Hey wife, would you kindly tell to me,
Who is that man climbing out the window of the room where I should be?"
"Ah, yer drunk, yer drunk, ya silly old fool, till ya cannot see.
That's an English tax collector that the queen has sent to me."
As many a day I've travelled, 100 miles or more,
But an Englishman who could last a week sure I've never seen before.

Sunday: There was a thing there in the thing...
That's a lovely cucumber...
But a foreskin on a cucumber sure I've never seen before.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 9-Aug-02.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sheet Music
From: GUEST,Jonni@islandia.is
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 11:25 PM

I´m looking for the lyrics for the song seven drunken nights whit dubliners made in 1967-1969 do you have any idea where I can find it ,sorry my english is not perfect maby because I live in Iceland and Englis is not our first langwitch .with my thanks if you can help my. Jonatan Mar Gudjonsson.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sheet Music
From: alison
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 02:00 AM

Hi Jonatan it is in the database and there have been several threads on it before..... do a search and you will find them....

it is easier to find your request and it usually gets answered quicker if you start a new thread with part of the title of the song in it.....

welcome to mudcat

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Irish Sheet Music
From: Paul S
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 08:36 AM

Hey Jonni

CLICK HERE to go to the lyrics for Seven Drunken Nights in the DT database. It's called The Traveler, but looks like the song as I recognize it.

Also if you'll click HERE, HERE, and HERE, you will find some of the previous threads discussing this song.

Paul.


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Subject: IRISH-Seven nights
From: GUEST,joe hare
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 06:51 PM

I need to find the lyrics of an irish folk song. i thin the nale is "seven nights" but i'm not sure. its the one that go's: i came home on a monday night, as drunk as drunk can be, i saw a pair of shoes where old shoes should be,

and so on. thanks fors the help lads joey


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: IRISH-Seven nights
From: Gary T
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 07:29 PM

We had a thread on this at the end of this past January, titled "seven drunken nights". You can look it up for more info. Here's what I posted in it:
    Years ago I was routinely hearing 6 verses from Irish groups that played here in Kansas City (and most of them were from Ireland--what a pity those days are gone). The bands would never sing the seventh verse, saying it was too risqué for mixed company. The sixth verse is a light-hearted dig at the English, which usually gets lots of laughs here in the US, but I don't know if it would be considered rude or offensive in England.

    The first five verses are:
    horse outside the door/milk cow/a saddle on a milk cow
    coat beside the door/blanket/buttons on a blanket
    pipe upon the table/tin whistle/tobacco in a tin whistle
    boots beside the bed/chamber pots/laces on a chamber pot
    head upon the pillow/baby/whiskers on a baby
    In these five verses, each gift has been sent by her mother

    The sixth verse:
    As I came home on Saturday night, as drunk as drunk could be
    I saw a man run out the door, and it was after three!
    So I said to me wife, me pretty little wife, Oh won't you tell to me
    Who is this man run out the door, and here 'tis after three?
    She said You're drunk, you're drunk, you silly old fool, it's a pity you canna see
    'Tis the English tax collector that the Queen has sent to me
    Well, I've roamed this world for many a day, a hundred miles or more
    (Pause briefly here to heighten the effect)
    But an Englishman that could last 'til three I never saw before

    I have never heard the seventh verse sung, but it was whispered to me once, and it is obscene. All I remember is the wife said it was a sausage--I'm sure you get the drift.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: IRISH-Seven nights
From: SeanM
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 07:30 PM

This song is more often known by the name "Seven Drunken Nights".

The lyrics are in the Digital Tradition database, which you can use by entering lyric fragments or titles (or a lot of other parameters) in the blue box in the upper right hand corner. The version in the DB is "Five Nights Drunk", but is a close variant. It's here.

There have also been several interesting threads about the song. Here is the most recent one.

Hope this is of use to you. Stick around, and enjoy the fun.

M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: IRISH-Seven nights
From: Gary T
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 07:31 PM

Well, shoot, that copy and paste messed up the neat arrangement of lines. It's easier to read in the aforementioned thread. Anyway, hope this helps.


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