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Lyr Req: Danny Farrell (Pete St. John)

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DANNY FARRELL
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Subject: Chord Req: Danny Farrell -Pete St John
From: AnneMC
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 05:27 AM

Can anyone give me some guidelines for the chord sequence for "Danny Farrell" please?
Thanks,
Anne


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: DANNY FARRELL (Pete St John)
From: Soundcatcher
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 06:48 AM

Hi Anne
Try this i don't know if the chords will stay in place but they should be on the right lines at least

Regards, Soundcatcher


                Danny Farrell                        Pete St. John

D
I knew Danny Farrell when his football was a can
                                                                A7
In his hand me downs and wellies and his sandwiches of bran
        D                                                G                        D
But now that pavement peasant is a full grown bitter man
                D                                        A7                        D                                
With all his trials and troubles of his travelling people clan

        D
He's a loser - a boozer - a me and you user
        A7
A raider - a trader - a police and people hater
        D
So lonely and only - what you'd call a Gurrier
A7                                                D
Still now Danny Farrell - he's a man

D
I knew Danny Farrell when we joined the National School
                                                                A7
He was lousy at the Gaelic - they called him Amadhan - a fool
                D                                                        G                        D
But he was brilliant in the toss school or trading objects at the pawn
                D                                        A7                        D                
By the time he was an adult all his charming ways were gone

        D
And I knew Danny Farrell when we cued up for the dole
                                                                A7
And we tried to hide the loss of pride that eats away the soul
D                                                G                        D
Mending pots and kettles was a trade lost to the past
                        D                                        A7                                D                
There's no handout here for tinkers was the answer when he asked

        D
I still know Danny Farrell - saw him just yesterday
                                                        A7
Drinking methylated spirits with some wino's down the quay
                D                                G                        D
Sure he's forty going on eighty with his eyes of hope bereft
                D                                        A7                D                
And he told me this for certain there's not many of us left


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Danny Farrell -Pete St John
From: AnneMC
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 03:50 PM

Many thanks, Soundcatcher. Can give my guitarist something to go on, now.


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Subject: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Davie_
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 06:56 AM

Lyrics required please


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Emma B
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 07:03 AM

found this - is this the one you mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 07:03 AM

Danny Farrell was written by Pete St John, the man who wrote the bloody awful Fields of Athenry.
I sing Danny Farrel, and will try to write out the words, but I'm not sure of some of the spellings

Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 07:54 AM

The words in Emma's link ARE the Pete St John ones - and this is the version of that song that I've always heard here in Cork.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 07:58 AM

BTW, great site, Emma, thanks. I've bookmarked it. Home page here:

http://www.celtic-lyrics.com/forum/index.php?act=home


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Davie_
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 09:37 AM

Lovely, theres a fella in Spain here who sings it a lot, and it is the same one..many thankx..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Shaneo
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 10:22 AM

If any body wants the chords thet are here

on my site, An easy song to play, just D, A7, and G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 02:19 PM

Lyrics of DANNY FARRELL are in the Digital Tradition database as well as the thread called Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!. The lyrics with chords are in the thread called (guess what?) Chord Req: Danny Farrell (Pete St John).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Emma B
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 02:29 PM

That's not quite the same version Jim but one "adapted" by the Dubliners.
Personally I prefer it as written by Pete St John as I linked to!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: theballadeer
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 07:59 PM

To Emma, Not sure which version you are talking about - but Ronnie Drew's version on his solo album, as well as the version he'd recorded with the Dubliners about a year later are the exact lyrics as your link...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 03:13 AM

The Dubliners firstly recorded it on an LP called ' Together Again ' produced by guess who ? Pete St John.

eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 05:25 AM

It's the same words as I learned, from the singing of Ronnie Drew too.
G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Emma B
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 06:38 AM

Unfortunately it's not the same words attributed to The Dubliners as given in the D.T. database!

I suspect, in fact, that this is probably due to someone mishearing or failing to understand some of the "cultural context" of the song while listening to a recording but I felt it was better to give the song as written rather than simply refer the person who requested the lyrics to the version given in the D.T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 06:49 AM

I think Emma's right. Some of the song's words are in Irish, which it's easy to mishear/spell; and around here at least it IS sung as "people police hater" (one of the few weak lines in this song IMHO); and the "worriers" is actually a reference to Wellington boots. Etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DANNY FARRELL..? BY Barney Rush..?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 06:54 AM

Everyone will see this at the moment because it's the next thread along, but they're bound to get separated. More info here:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=13684&messages=4


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Subject: DT Corr: DANNY FARRELL (Pete St. John)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 08:29 PM

The Digital Tradition has some serious Mondegreens. Here's what I found in the songbook titled The Fields of Athenry: Songs of Pete St. John (Soodlum).

DANNY FARRELL
(Pete St. John)

I knew Danny Farrell when his football was a can,
With his hand-me-downs and Welliers and his sandwiches of bran;
But now that pavement peasant is a full-grown bitter man,
With all the trials and troubles of his travelling people's clan'

CHORUS: He's a loser, a boozer, a me and you user
A raider, a trader, a people police hater
So lonely and only, what you'd call a gurrier
Still now, Danny Farrell, he's a man.

I knew Danny Farrell when he joined the National School;
He was lousy at the Gaelic, Called him amadán and fool
He was brilliant in the toss school or trading objects in the Pawn
By the time he was an adult all his charming ways were gone...

And I knew Danny Farrell when we queued up for the dole,
And we tried to hide the loss of pride that eats away the soul;
Mending pots and kettles was a trade lost in the past,
"There's no hand-out here for tinkers" was the answer when he asked...

CHORUS
He's a loser, a boozer, a me and you user
A raider, a trader, a people police hater
So lonely and only, what you'd call a gurrier
Still now, Danny Farrell, he's a man.

I still know Danny Farrell, saw him just there yesterday,
Taking methylated spirits with some winos on the quay;
Sure, he's forty going on eighty, with his eyes of hope bereft,
And he told me this for certain, there's not many of us left...

He's a loser, a boozer, a me and you user
A raider, a trader, a people police hater
So lonely and only, what you'd call a gurrier
Still now, Danny Farrell, he's a man


Source: The Fields of Athenry: Songs of Pete St. John (Soodlum)


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