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Lyr Req: Mick McGilligan's Ball

Walpole Public Library 14 Apr 99 - 02:49 PM
14 Apr 99 - 03:01 PM
Martin _Ryan 14 Apr 99 - 03:39 PM
Brakn 14 Apr 99 - 08:28 PM
SingsIrish Songs 15 Apr 99 - 02:58 AM
SingsIrish Songs 15 Apr 99 - 03:05 AM
Philippa 15 Apr 99 - 06:10 AM
GUEST,md 01 Feb 12 - 12:51 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Feb 12 - 06:13 PM
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Subject: Mick McGilligan's Ball
From: Walpole Public Library
Date: 14 Apr 99 - 02:49 PM

We have a patron who frequently asks us for lyrics to Irish and/or Irish American songs. Is anyone familiar with McGilligan's Ball??

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Mick McGilligan's Ball
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Date: 14 Apr 99 - 03:01 PM

"Mick McGilligan's daughter Mary Ann"?


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Subject: RE: Mick McGilligan's Ball
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 14 Apr 99 - 03:39 PM

More likely one with a chorus:

So we all went down to Mick McGiligan's Ba-a-a-l
Where we had to take the pictures from the wa-a-a-l
To make room for all the people in the ha-a-a-ll
.....

Doesn't seem to be in the DT. I may have a set somewhere - I'll have a look.

Regards


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Subject: Lyr Add: MICK McGILLIGAN'S BALL (Michael Casey)
From: Brakn
Date: 14 Apr 99 - 08:28 PM

Michael Magilligan one fine day
Got a lot of money from the USA
All through the death of his uncle Joe
He got a million and a half or so
Says Magilligan "I'll give a fancy ball
Down at the old ancestral hall"
Invited the neighbours, ev'ryone
For to have some music and some rare old fun
So they.....

Chorus
All went down to Mick Magilligan's Ba---ll
Where they had to tear the paper off the wa---ll
To make room for all the people in the ha---ll
Oh the girls and boys made a devil of a noise
At Mick Magilligan's Ball

All of the neighbours came from near and far
Mulligan arrived there in a motor-car
Old Missus O'Reilly bless her heart
Came with the family in a donkey cart
Pat O'Rafferty arrived in an aeroplane
You'll never see the like again
And there was a shout when two old Skins
Came along at a gallop with two Miss Quinns
And they

Chorus
All went down to Mick Magilligan's Ba---ll
Where they had to tear the paper off the wa---ll
To make room for all the people in the ha---ll
Oh the girls and boys made a devil of a noise
At Mick Magilligan's Ball

Fluters and fiddlers near and far
Drumming on the moleskin made a lovely sound
They blew a gale on the old trombone
Then reeled and rollicked to the piper's drone
When they finished with the whiskey, beer and wine
They took a hand in "Auld Lang Syne"
There ne'er was the like, I do declare
Ask that grand old Hooley down in sweet Kildare
When they

Chorus
All went down to Mick Magilligan's Ba---ll
Where they had to tear the paper off the wa---ll
To make room for all the people in the ha---ll
Oh the girls and boys made a devil of a noise
At Mick Magilligan's B A double L
BALL

Words and Music by Michael Casey

Regards Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Mick McGilligan's Ball
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 02:58 AM

Great song! I became familiar with it from a recording by Carmel Quinn and Arthur Godfrey...though they only sing the first 2 verses...

--SingsIrish Songs


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Subject: RE: Mick McGilligan's Ball
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 03:05 AM

I forgot to add that more info about the song can be found at the following site... http://www.prof.co.uk/songs.htm

(I have no idea how to do HTML stuff to get the "blue links" [or whatever the terminology] that I see everyone else do)

SingsIrish


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Subject: RE: Mick McGilligan's Ball
From: Philippa
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 06:10 AM

to'SingsIrishSongs'. The information you need to do this trick is contained in the HTML thread if you have the patience to work through it. Another educational opportunity presented by Mudcat! Thanks, tutors.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mick McGilligan's Ball
From: GUEST,md
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 12:51 PM

does anyone know if it's public domain?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mick McGilligan's Ball
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 06:13 PM

The British Library has the sheet music, as follows:

MICK McGILLIGAN'S BALL.
Written by Michael Casey, ©1948

The date of 1948 would mean it is NOT in the public domain—unless that was a reprint of a much older song—but I think the 1948 date is probably accurate.

WorldCat.org also shows that it's included in the following songbooks:

Irish Music Hall : An Extravaganza of Lovely Ballads and Humorous Ditties, Including the Songs of George M. Cohan, Thomas Moore, and Others.
(Melville, N.Y. : MCA/Mills, [197-?])

40 Irish Hits of Our Times.
New York : Leeds Music Corp., ©1956.


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