Lyr Add: Darby McGuire/M'Guire (D.K. Gavan)
PADDLE MY OWN CANOE
Lyr Add: Pulling Hard Against the Stream (Clifton) (11)
Lyr Req: Songs by Harry Clifton (1832-1872) (161)
Lyr Req: Ten Minutes Too Late (Harry Clifton) (24)
Lyr Add: Where There's a Will (Harry Clifton) (27)
Lyr Add: Robinson Crusoe (Harry Clifton) (24)
Harry Clifton again (16)
Lyr Add: Weepin' Willer (Harry Clifton) (2)
Lyr Add: It's Not the Miles We Travel (H Clifton) (2)
Lyr Add: The Way to Be Happy (Harry Clifton) (2)
Lyr Add: Shabby Genteel (Harry Clifton) (3)
Lyr Req: Paddle Your Own Canoe (Harry Clifton) (16)
Lyr Add: A Motto for Every Man (Harry Clifton) (4)
Lyr Add: Where the Grass Grows Green (H Clifton) (7)
Lyr Add: Jones' Musical Party (Harry Clifton) (14)
Lyr Add: Never Look Behind (Harry Clifton) (6)
Lyr Add: The Family Man (Harry Clifton) (2)
Lyr Add: Folly and Fashion (John LaBern) (2)
Lyr Add: Very Suspicious (Harry Clifton) (7)
Lyr Add: Up with the Lark in the Morning (Clifton) (2)
Lyr Add: The Young Man on the Railway (H Clifton) (5)
Lyr Add: The Railway Belle (Harry Clifton) (4)
Lyr Add: Isabella, the Barber's Daughter (Clifton) (5)
Lyr Add: Granny Snow (Harry Clifton) (5)
Lyr Add: I Am One of the Olden Time (H. Clifton) (6)
Tune Add: Jemima Brown (Harry Clifton) (9)
Lyr Add: True Blue and Seventy-Two (H. Clifton) (4)
Lyr Add: A Jolly Old Country Squire (H. Clifton) (3)
Lyr Add: Mary-Ann or The Roving Gardener (Clifton) (3)
Lyr Add: Up a Tree (Harry Clifton) (3)
Lyr Add: My Mother-in-Law (Harry Clifton) (3)
Lyr Add: Bear It Like a Man (Harry Clifton) (2)
Lyr Req: Paddle me own canoe? / Paddle Your Own.. (25)
Lyr Req: Paddle Your Own Canoe (Harry Clifton) (14)
In Mudcat MIDIs:
Darby McGuire/M'Guire [D.K. Gavan]
Subject: Lyr Add: Darby McGuire/M'Guire (D.K. Gavan)|
From: Artful Codger
Date: 30 May 10 - 02:31 AM
This is a song that was popularized by the music hall performer Harry Clifton. It has been mentioned several threads on Clifton and his songs.
Written by D.K. Gavan. [ca. 1865]
Arranged by Martin Hobson.
Some say 'twas in England I first saw the light,
And other in Scotland would have my first night;
But as writers on heroes are often astray,
I think for myself I'll have something to say.
Oh! the night I was born sure I very well know,
When the clergyman tumbled in cover'd with snow;
He laid hold of myself and sat down by the fire,
And made a good boy of young Darby M'Guire.
Then Hurrah for ould Ireland, the land of my birth,
'Tis there you'll get plenty of pleasure and mirth,
Where the beautiful girls are sure to admire
Such rollicsome fellows as Darby M'Guire.
From christ'nings to weddings what heavenly bliss,
As I stand by the bride and obtain the first kiss,
While the creature looks sly as if nothing occurr'd,
And the husband looks daggers but daren't say a word;
Och then for the carving of praties and pigs,
The piper begins for to "rattle the jigs,"
The girls they jump up and begin to perspire,
At the pleasure of dancing with Darby M'Guire.
For twenty miles round at a market or fair,
I'm sure to be found if I don't be elsewhere,
I'm just on the spot when a row is begun,
And I'm smashing away for the sake of the fun;
'Tis then that you'd see the big blackthorns all fly,
"Milia Murther" you'd think 'twas a show'r from the sky,
And who wins the battle I never enquire,
They're all "blood relation" to Darby M'Guire.
But speaking of vows I don't wish to offend,
For I'm always the boy to assist a poor friend;
Though first in the "field," and not last in the "row,"
I can mind number one and look after the plough.
Some paint Ragged Pat with a villianous face,
But I hope none of that in my own you can trace,
To see every man happy is all I desire,
Contented and jovial, like Darby M'Guire.
Source: Period sheet music published by Hopwood and Crew, S/N 635.
Sheet music is available online in the Lester S. Levy Collection.