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Lyr Req: Bringing Home the Oil (Clancy Brothers)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 01:46 PM

We have to go back to the early 1970s for this one. This was a time when the Alaska pipeline from Valdez to Prudhoe Bay was coming on line.

I am not sure but I think that it was Exon who aired a television commercial showing one of their super-tankers in Alaskan waters. The Clancy Brothers were singing this commercial song entitled "Bringing Home The Oil". The words may have been written by Exon but the tune was clearly "The Gallant Forty TWA".

If anybody remembers this I would like to get the words to that commercial.
                                                   SOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: Jim Lad
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 02:12 PM

Interesting thread on it, here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 03:18 PM

Thank you Jim.

According to this website it was Gulf and not Exon that ran the commercial and the ship was the tanker Universe Ireland.

We have the chorus here but we still need all the stanzas since the song was 2 minutes long. The title of the song is "BRINGING HOME THE OIL" Here is the chorus, (Tune: same as "The Gallant Forty TWA")

Bringing home the oil, me boys
Bringing home the oil
Sailin' all around the world
Bringing home the oil
A workin on a giant ship
It's very hard we toil
Sailin in to Bantry Bay
Bringin home the oil

Can anyone please supply the verses.

                                              SOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: Teribus
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 05:12 AM

This looks like the one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEDhf5Zjv6A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 10:54 AM

Amazing!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: Jim Lad
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 11:42 AM

Did you get to the part where that ship sank?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: Cool Beans
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 12:54 PM

The Clancys sang anotehr Gulf commercial, too, for Gulf's detergent gasoline. "We're the rocker arm assembly; we don't like dirt...but Gulf detergent gasoline keeps us running smooth and clean" (It's a car part.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 03:05 PM

I have a slow dial up connection to the internet and can not access You Tube. Can someone please post the lyrics on this thread or e-mail the song in MP3 form (from the video) to me at solz@att.net ?
TIA

                                                 SOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brother
From: GUEST,aduckmasters
Date: 22 Nov 07 - 10:44 AM

I distinctly remember this commercial from having recorded some Apollo moon shots on cassette tape (microphone in front of the TV speaker) in the early 1970s when I was a teen...I had not heard the audio of this song since that time period until I discovered it again on YouTube...every time I think of that song, it reminds me of the moon shot telecasts


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRINGING HOME THE OIL (Clancy Brothers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 05:12 PM

Wikipedia has a set of lyrics in its article on Gulf Oil. I copied them and made a few corrections based on how I hear it. I'm very doubtful about the phrase "as graceful".

BRINGING HOME THE OIL
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

1. I'm an able-bodied sailor and I've often crossed the line,
On whalin' ships and sailin' ships and ships of every kind;
But now I've got the very best job I've had for many a day.
I'm workin' on a tanker bringin' oil to Bantry Bay.

CHORUS: Hey! Bringin' home the oil, me boys, bringin' home the oil!
Sailin' all around the world, bringin' home the oil!
A-workin' on a giant ship, it's very hard we toil,
Sailin' into Bantry Bay, bringin' home the oil!

2. She is the biggest ship, me lads, that ever sailed the sea.
As graceful (?) as a swan she goes; we sail her at our ease.
From Araby around Cape Hope we proudly make our way,
To keep all Europe movin' from our base in Bantry Bay. CHORUS

3. They're building other tankers now to speed more oil to you,
The Universe Kuwait, me lads, Japan and Portugal, too.
Also the Universe Ireland, I'm very proud to say,
Is among the giant ships that's bringin' oil to Bantry Bay. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brother
From: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 12:17 AM

The video is not as I remember it. The commercial I remember ended with a high overhead shot of a tanker in port. Also, the video I remember seeing wasn't as slipshod as in the You-tube clip. There were no fishing poles to be seen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 01:02 PM

The person who posted the video on Youtube clearly stated that this was NOT the original but his best try at recreating what he remembered from many years ago.

                                                   SOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil Commercial Song by Clancy Brothers
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 06:11 PM

I had the foresight to write down the words (in 1969, I think), and they're identical to what's posted above, except for "seas" to rhyme with "ease."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil commercial song (Clancy Brothers)
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 06:14 PM

Here is another you tube (no video, but the music is much, much, clearer :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQZLde4tL8g&feature=related

By the way, I too remember seeing this commercial so many years ago. However, being only about 10 in 1969, and not knowing much Irish music, I thought it was based on something like "Bringing in the Sheaves" or "Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech", lol.

Just love the song, and hearing it now kind of brings tears to me eyes. Also, enven though the images in the video aren't from the commercial, seeing images of how huge ships like ULCC's roll in the seas truly relates the power of the oceans!

Mike


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil commercial song (Clancy Brothers)
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 08:40 PM

Thanks Mike.

You really CAN hear the words in this new video.

                                          SOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil commercial song (Clancy Brothers)
From: Stringsinger
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 01:18 PM

I knew the Clancys and Tommy personally. I think they might be embarrassed today.

They were sucked in by Exxon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil commercial song (Clancy Brothers)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 01:45 AM

The song "We're the rocker arm assembly," was for Mobil; not Gulf. The animated valves sang in an irish brogue.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil commercial song (Clancy Brothers)
From: autoharper
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 06:17 AM

Commercials are among the best paying jobs for professional musicians. Jack Elliot did a commercial for Wells Fargo that is still running 25 years later, and probably still paying residual royalties. I sincerely doubt that anyone involved was "suckered".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oil commercial song (Clancy Brothers)
From: Gweltas
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 08:44 PM

Terribus,
Being Irish,I thought I had heard every song that the Clancy Brothers had ever recorded, but this one was complete news to me !! Thanks for posting the link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bringing Home the Oil (Clancy Brother
From: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 08:11 AM

This is the ad I remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEyF80FFpTw


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