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Lyr Req: The Temptation Song (Paddy Tunney)

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Subject: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 03:32 PM

Hey,

Anyone got the lyrics to this song from Paddy Tunney?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 04:49 PM

Hi -
Is this (click) the song you're looking for?
I can't understand it well enough to attempt a transcription.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 10:57 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 02:04 AM

That's the one Joe! Ken Kenny (Enda's brother) in Perth WA sings it. I'll mail him and ask him to put his version up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 05:06 AM

Cheers, thanks lads


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 05:22 AM

Ken Kenny (Enda's brother)

Hmmm - not unless you can find a way of spelling Enda with a K, methinks... Ask Killian!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 05:32 AM

(Enda's brother)
Isn't that bringing temptation too close to a politician Jerry?
Jim Carroll


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SONG OF TEMPTATION (Paddy Tunney)
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick Cookieless
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 05:43 AM

This is the one. From Tunney's book, The Stone Fiddle. Tunney claimed he got it from one William Monaghon of Tullyhasson.


THE SONG OF TEMPTATION

1. When the small birds of the outer air,
They sport with one another,
Then why should you and me defer
To sport all gay together?
Good music, sir, would make one dance
Unless their limbs would fail them.
I fear your wear some damp must bear
Or surely you'd reveal them.

CHORUS: With me did-dery darn ada,
With my diddery dum a da
With me diddery dum a daddle
dee a dideo.

2. For naked we came on this earth
And naked we'll go under,
So why wear clothes and costly hose
To hide the heights of wonder?
Great Adam when he wooed his Eve,
No ring she wore or diamond,
But naked they did sport and play
All round the Horn of Hymen.

3. O maiden fair, with me forbear.
Don't talk with tongue of fire,
For Holy Writ will never quit
To purge us of desire;
For chastity's a beacon bright
That beams throughout the ages
To guide us on the darkest night
When the storm of passion rages.

4. Since free will is a gift divine
For man's emancipation,
Free love's a draught of Cupid's wine
To tease us with temptation;
For laws and rules were made for fools.
Each day they're getting stricter;
So come with me. We'll sport in glee.
Let Venus be the victor.

5. When David turned from God and grace,
No armies did applaud him;
And none were saved in that depraved
And sinful city Sodom;
And look you then to storied Troy:
What led to its destruction
But vengeances for vice of rape
And ravishing seduction?

6. King Solomon, that monarch wise,
Wooed thrice three hundred lovers.
He had wives and queens and concubines,
The Scripture it uncovers.
Let curving breasts be your fond quests,
And yield to female charms,
And lie one long and lusty night,
All naked in my arms.

7. Begone, you slut! Heaven is shut
To all such fornicators,
To strumpets, whores and harlots all,
Likewise abominators.
Matrimony was God's command
And matrimonial station.
Without ado they then withdrew.
This was their conversation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 03:41 PM

Ooops! My mistake - or at least it was I who took this particular Liberty, within or without! Fine Gael you are..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 03:54 PM

I'm mad for Paddy Tunney. would love to read the book. thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Temptation Song - Paddy Tunney
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 07:09 AM

Nah Jim, you're getting your Enda's confused. This one lives in Melbourne and is a well known folksinger in Oz!


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