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The Famous Muldoon/Reedy Lagoon

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JOCK STEWART
MULDOON, THE SOLID MAN


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Don Meixner 01 Jul 99 - 11:51 PM
Martin _Ryan 02 Jul 99 - 02:55 AM
The Shambles 02 Jul 99 - 02:50 PM
The Shambles 02 Jul 99 - 08:42 PM
GUEST,Don Meade 22 Mar 00 - 02:11 PM
Amos 22 Mar 00 - 03:57 PM
DonMeixner 23 Mar 00 - 08:14 AM
GUEST,georgina muldoon 20 Jun 08 - 12:36 PM
Ernest 20 Jun 08 - 01:56 PM
Frank_Finn 20 Jun 08 - 09:07 PM
kendall 21 Jun 08 - 06:38 AM
GUEST,georgina muldoon 27 Jun 08 - 06:55 AM
Dave the Gnome 27 Jun 08 - 10:59 AM
Jack Campin 27 Jun 08 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,Dave 22 Sep 08 - 01:14 PM
GUEST,Aeola 22 Sep 08 - 03:37 PM
John MacKenzie 22 Sep 08 - 03:37 PM
Phil Cooper 29 Jun 14 - 09:37 AM
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Subject: The Famous Muldoon
From: Don Meixner
Date: 01 Jul 99 - 11:51 PM

In an Australian song that Gordon Bok sings he mentions, .

" And Mac, the big Scottsman, I once heard him say, he'd wrestled The Famous Muldoon...."

And in The Glory Road by Robert Heinlein, he mentions a character called "The Strong Muldoon".

Are they the same people? Is it coincidence? Was there a Famous Muldoon?

Don


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 02:55 AM

"Muldoon, the Solid Man"?

Regards


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 02:50 PM

You must know, the FAMOUS one.

Sorry I don't know, but the late Peter Cook wrote a song about one of his characters, called 'Spotty Muldoon'?

He was "famously spotty".

Not, I suspect the one you are looking for?


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 08:42 PM

http://www.scream.demon.co.uk/pcook/dom.html.For a brief mention of said 'Spotty Muldoon'.


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: GUEST,Don Meade
Date: 22 Mar 00 - 02:11 PM

The Famous Muldoon, the wrestler was a fellow named William Muldoon, a New Yorker of the late 19th century. He won renown by winning bouts in Harry Hill's, a famous concert saloon on Houston Street. He was also a cop and later an actor. He was also a boxing trainer (John L. Sullivan was one of his trainees), a member of the NY State athletic commmission and the operator of the "Muldoon Institute," a fitness outfit that catered to celebrities. Edward Harrigan's song "Muldoon, the Solid Man" was not written about him (it was about a fictional politician), but many people thought it was.


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: Amos
Date: 22 Mar 00 - 03:57 PM

Dang, Don, the things you learn on the 'Cat! Thanks!


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: DonMeixner
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 08:14 AM

Aye, Amos ,

I have learned some considerable stuff. Now I need to know who Strong Muldoon is/was. :-), And it only took nine months.

Don


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: GUEST,georgina muldoon
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 12:36 PM

hi ma names georgina muldoon and iam looking for the song muldoon the solid man , if any one knows where i could get a copy from plaese email me as i have been looking for this song for many years as my father and gradfather (who are both dead) who where irish men used to sing this song i have the words but i would really like to listen to this song again i come from scotland its really hard to try and find. my email adress is georginamuldoon@hotmail.co.uk thank you if some one can get intouch and lead me in the right direction


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: Ernest
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 01:56 PM

Hi Georgina,

there are several versions by Mick Moloney

here

or here

The book should contain a cd which has the song on it - but be careful, there is a cd without the book by the same name (also by Mick Moloney) that comes without the song.

Best
Ernest


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: Frank_Finn
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 09:07 PM

Georgina, I have the words and sheet music of Muldoon The Solid Man in PDF format. If you PM me , with an email address, I can send it to you. I think because you are a guest, I cannot PM you.
It's a great song that I sing quite a lot.


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: kendall
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 06:38 AM

That song is "The Reedy Lagoon". I used to sing it too, but I got it from Gordon. Nice song.


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: GUEST,georgina muldoon
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 06:55 AM

hi frank thank you for replying my email is georginamuldoon@hotmail.co.uk


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 10:59 AM

Did he ever hold a picnic? Or was the host of the shambles that gave name to any badly organised event a different Muldoon altogether?

Cheers

Dave
(Who's events Muldoons picnics...)


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 11:45 AM

Do you have the misfortune to be related to Robert "Piggy" Muldoon, Prime Minster of New Zealand and arselicker-in-ordinary to Richard Nixon and Margaret Thatcher?


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 01:14 PM

Frank can I get a copy of the song words and sheet music? Dave


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon
From: GUEST,Aeola
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 03:37 PM

Try googling Muldoon's Picnic, this a capeela group have some background on origins of name.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BANKS OF THE REEDY LAGOON
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 03:37 PM

As Kendall says, it's from this song.

THE BANKS OF THE REEDY LAGOON

The sweet scented wattle sheds perfume around,
Enticing the bird and the bee,
As I lie and take rest, in a fern-covered nest
In the shade of a Currajong tree.
High up in the air I can hear the refrain
Of the butcher bird piping his tune,
For the Spring in her glory has come back again
To the banks of the reedy lagoon.

I've carried my bluey for many a mile,
My boots are worn out at the toes,
And I'm dressing this season in different style
From what I did last year, God knows!
My cooking utensils, I'm sorry to say,
Consist of a knife and a spoon;
And I've dry bread and tea, in a battered Jack Shea
On the banks of the reedy lagoon.

Oh where is poor Frankie (and how he could ride!)
And Johnny the kind hearted boy?
They tell me that lately he's taken a bride
A Benedick's life to enjoy.
And Mac the big Scotsman? I once heard him say.
He wrestled the famous Muldoon.
But they're all far away, and I'm lonely today
On the banks of the reedy lagoon.

Oh where is the lady I often caressed,
The girl with the sad dreamy eyes?
She pillows her head on another man's breast
Who tells her the very same lies!
My bed she would hardly be willing to share
Where I camp in the light of the moon!
But it's little I care, for I couldn't keep square,
On the banks of the reedy lagoon.

If you want to hear it sung to perfection, listen to Martyn Wyndham-Read singing it.


JM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR9cXMket5M -recording by Lionel Long- (Joe Offer)


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Subject: RE: The Famous Muldoon/Reedy Lagoon
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 29 Jun 14 - 09:37 AM

I recall that on Richard Thompson's first solo recording, Henry the Human Fly, that there was a dedication on the song Shaky Nancy to "the big Muldoon." Not sure it's the same one, as in the Reedy Lagoon song. I loved Gordon Bok's version from his folk-legacy recording.

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