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Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tinory)

Rick Haverty 26 Apr 99 - 12:59 PM
Jaxon 26 Apr 99 - 02:09 PM
Rick Haverty 26 Apr 99 - 02:14 PM
JOField 26 Apr 99 - 06:21 PM
Barry Finn 27 Apr 99 - 01:50 AM
Rick Haverty 27 Apr 99 - 09:34 AM
GUEST,999 10 Dec 09 - 12:19 AM
GUEST,MJ in Virginia 10 Dec 09 - 04:47 PM
GUEST,Judy Haggerty 17 Jan 10 - 07:05 PM
Mrrzy 27 Jan 10 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,rik tinory 12 Feb 10 - 10:10 AM
Joe_F 12 Feb 10 - 05:45 PM
Charley Noble 12 Feb 10 - 07:13 PM
GUEST,"Remember Ol' Scollay Square 03 Aug 13 - 01:03 AM
GUEST,nobody from nowhere 05 Feb 17 - 02:04 PM
GUEST,pauperback 06 Feb 17 - 02:41 AM
GUEST,pauperback 06 Feb 17 - 09:27 PM
GUEST,Bobby Higgins 30 Apr 18 - 06:38 PM
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Subject: Lyrics to Boston songs??
From: Rick Haverty
Date: 26 Apr 99 - 12:59 PM

Anyone have the lyrics (and Chordings?) to either of these old Boston songs?

"Southie (is My Home Town)"

"Old Scully Square" (or maybe it's "Remember Old Scully Square")

A quick look in the data base came up empty. Thanks, Rick


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Boston songs??
From: Jaxon
Date: 26 Apr 99 - 02:09 PM

Try Scollay Square.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Boston songs??
From: Rick Haverty
Date: 26 Apr 99 - 02:14 PM

Hi Jaxon; You got the spelling right, but the data base only had "Charlie on the MTA" which mentions Scollay Square. I did some search engine work for these and didn't get a bite.

Thanks, Rick


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Boston songs??
From: JOField
Date: 26 Apr 99 - 06:21 PM

I was born down on A Street, raised up on B Street,

Southie is my home town.

There's something about it, permit me to shout it,

It's the best for miles around.

There's -- -- -- , -- -- --,*

And boys from the old County Down.

Oh they'll shake you and break you, but they'll never forsake you,

Southie is my home town.

*(somebody fill this in...)

James, formerly of Boston.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Boston songs??
From: Barry Finn
Date: 27 Apr 99 - 01:50 AM

Never have heard the song about Scollay Square but I'll toss in a little backround. Scollay Square was the downtown (seeder? but not to seedy) entertainment center of Boston with it's famous burlesque houses as opposed to the more refined Theater District at the other end of downtown. During the late 50's & early 60's Boston was revamped. Scollay Square was cut out with a scalpel & replace with the newer sterile Goverment Center. At the same time, a few blocks towards the river, the whole of the West End neighborhood was ripped out in such a way the all residents were displaced in favor of high rent highrisers & Boston's West End disappeared & is no more. When goverment center went up & the area was cleansed & it shifted the entertainment back to the Theater District but what was once not to seedy turned into what became the Combat Zone. A place of comfort for those needing release while serving in the Armed Forces & later becoming the adult entertainment capital for the eastern part of the state. It has only in the past decade or so that the area's gone back to it's older & more pleasent self. Sorry if it's not relative, Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Boston songs??
From: Rick Haverty
Date: 27 Apr 99 - 09:34 AM

Thanks to James and Barry. James - you've got the right Southie song. I just can't fill in the blanks. Barry - the background you provided on Scollay square is exactly why the song was written - so it is very relevant - thanks! I think the song was sung (and maybe written) by a fellow named Dick Tierney from Boston.

Thanks again, Rick


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SOUTHIE IS MY HOME TOWN (B Drohan)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 12:19 AM

SOUTHIE IS MY HOME TOWN
Intro |D7 G7| C |
C                                                                        
I WAS BORN DOWN ON A STREET, RAISED UP ON B STREET
                        G                   
SOUTHIE IS MY HOME TOWN. THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT IT
    C              Am              D7               G        
PERMIT ME TO SHOUT IT, WE'RE TOUGH FROM MILES AROUND
        C
WE HAVE DOCTORS & TRAPPERS, PREACHERS & FLAPPERS
                 C7            F
AND MEN FROM THE OLD COUNTY DOWN
                       F#dim            C       A7        
SAY THEY'LL TAKE YOU & BREAK YOU BUT NEVER FORSAKE YOU
D7         G7      C
SOUTHIE IS MY HOME TOWN
verse      
                                                                        
C                                                   G
I HAD AN ARGUMENT THE OTHER DAY WITH A GUY FROM OSCALOO
                            C       Am    Dm                     G                    
HE WAS BRAGGIN BOUT HIS OLD HOME TOWN SAYS I TOLD HIM WHAT TO DO
C      C7         F                   D7                   G
HE GOT HOT RIGHT UNDER THE COLLAR TO THAT SCHOLAR I DID HOLLER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (Remember) Old Scollay Square
From: GUEST,MJ in Virginia
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 04:47 PM

I used to hear this song on WBZ back in the 1970s, during the Larry Glick overnight show.

As I recall the singer was Rick Tenery. Not sure of the spelling on the last name, probably has an "I" and maybe another "N" in it somewhere.

It was one of a group of specialty songs Glick used. Others included "Babaluci", and "The Piece of Baloney Song".

I'm amazed that even though the original posts here are from 10 years ago, someone else posted here just yesterday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (Remember) Old Scollay Square
From: GUEST,Judy Haggerty
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 07:05 PM

The song is entitled, "Remember Ol' Scollay Square" composed by Rik Tinory. I noticed that your writers all have the composer name spelled wrong?

Rik was born in Boston's South End and Baptized at Holy Cross Cathederal and graduated from jamaica Plain High School.

A plaque honoring Rik Tinory was erected in 1976 at 2 Center Plaza. In Boston's Scollay Square 10,000 people attended the gala.

Rik Tinory prompted Boston City Councilor Albert "Dapper " O'Neil, Mayor Kevin White and numerous dignitaries to change the name of Government Center back to the original historic name of Scollay Square.The history of which is documented in Boston's Official Gazzette.

In 1979 Rik was the Executive Producer and recorded the historic visit of Pope John Paul II

The song has found a home at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington .D.C. There is more information on www.riktinory.com

Rik now resides in Cohasset, mass.
Good Luck , Judy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tinory)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 10:45 AM

heh heh - used to be the combat zone, now it's Government Center, heh heh heh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tinory)
From: GUEST,rik tinory
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 10:10 AM

Found Mudcat cafe by accident. Keep up the good work on keeping Scollay Square alive. A very important historic part of Boston , Daniel Webster, Paul Revere, John Scollay and many lovely strippers also thank you,

Rik Tinory
riktinory@aol.com
www.riktinory.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tinory)
From: Joe_F
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 05:45 PM

To update a little the notes by Barry Finn of blessed memory: The Government Center subway station still contains a (not very conspicuous) sign identifying its location as Scollay Square.

The Combat Zone has been done in by the expansion of Chinatown. Just today I had dim sum in an enormous Chinese restaurant that (I was told) had previously been a gay porno movie theater -- and before that, a legitimate theater. Some years ago, when that process had recently started, I wrote an Elegy for the Combat Zone:

Farewell, O street of sleaze,
For even sleaze must pass.
Rebuild, O virtuous Chinese,
That true blue Boston, Mass.,
Where men still used their powers,
And women used their wits,
And "topless" went with towers,
And "bottomless", with pits.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tino
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 07:13 PM

Rik-

Thanks for dropping in, and for your good work!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tinory)
From: GUEST,"Remember Ol' Scollay Square
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 01:03 AM

"Remember Ol' Scollay Square " Now available on Amazon.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tinory)
From: GUEST,nobody from nowhere
Date: 05 Feb 17 - 02:04 PM

Yeah, right, many fond memories were made at "The Old Howard", maybe the last and certainly one of the most foremost of the old burlesque theaters/ strip joints in Boston, until it was torched by the BRA.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tinory)
From: GUEST,pauperback
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 02:41 AM

nobody from nowhere, BRA?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tinory)
From: GUEST,pauperback
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 09:27 PM

nobody from nowhere, BRA = Black-Run America


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Ol' Scollay Square (Rik Tinory)
From: GUEST,Bobby Higgins
Date: 30 Apr 18 - 06:38 PM

Does any bdy remember a song abt Franklin Park Zoo,probably recorded in the 70s and believe, sm of words were 5242 Franklin Park Zoo.


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