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Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat

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BILL GROGAN'S GOAT
PADDY McGlNTY'S GOAT


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Frank Maher 06 Sep 99 - 08:15 PM
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alison 07 Sep 99 - 04:24 AM
Bob Bolton 08 Sep 99 - 04:09 AM
GUEST,robinandmarian@escape-art.co.uk 07 Dec 05 - 05:11 PM
EBarnacle 08 Dec 05 - 02:19 AM
GUEST,Kristen 26 Jan 06 - 05:24 PM
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Jon Bartlett 31 Jul 07 - 12:01 AM
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GUEST,999 15 Jan 10 - 08:08 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 16 Jan 10 - 05:52 AM
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Subject: Paddy McGinty's Goat- Lost lyrics!
From: Mike Clelland!
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 11:30 AM

Hello... My Grandfather would, at any family/drinking gathering would sing PADDY McGINTY'S GOAT. He had a beautiful Scottish brogue that made the old song especially wonderful.

The lyrics are on this site, but there was a few funny lines involving a GERMAN SUBMARINE that Grandpa Bob would sing that I can't locate- or remember.

Does anyone out there have any insight to these lost lyrics? I would love to re-discover this small but important part of my family tradition.

Many thanks, Mike Clelland! mikec@tetonvalley.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat- Lost lyrics!
From: archivist
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 01:22 PM

there's some alternative words at the thread M'ginty's goat but I don't think the thread has that verse. Try scanning it yourself, however.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat- Lost lyrics!
From: bill\sables
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 04:11 PM

It could be Off the West coast of Ireland one morning there was seen
As plain as a pikestaff a German Submarine

I can't remember the next two lines

He jumped from the harbour as frisky as a whale
He swam up to the U-Boat and wagged his little tail
He up with his horns and he stuck them in the boat
and he sent the Hunns to Helegoland did Paddt McGinty's goat Bheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat- Lost lyrics!
From: Frank Maher
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 08:15 PM

Off the west coast of Ireland, one morning there was seen,
As plain as any pikestaff, a German submarine.
The coast guard Mahoney fell over in a fit.
Said Paddy McGinty's goat, "It's time for me to do my bit."
He dived into the water as frisky as a whale,
Swam around the U-boat wagging his little tail.
He up with his horn and he stuck it in the boat,
And sent the Huns to Helgoland, did Paddy McGinty’s goat...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat- Lost lyrics!
From: SpitWhistle
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 12:41 AM

Has anyone gpt an ABC for this tune? ... the usual sources don't pan out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat- Lost lyrics!
From: alison
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 04:24 AM

Hi,

Here's an earlier thread with the tune in MIDI and ABC.... let me know if you need a GIF.

Paddy McGinty's Goat same thread as Archivist suggested above.....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat- Lost lyrics!
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 08 Sep 99 - 04:09 AM

G'day all,

This ditty seems to have attracted many new sets of words over the years. I have a (Dover~?) collection of early American sheet music (possibly a collection of "Irish" ... mostly written in America by music industry types of suspiciously middle European surnames) which has a version that seems to have 3 or 4 different sets of lyrics, all strung together into one long, rambling song. This includes the WWI lyrics with the German submarine.

The tune was well known among "Bush" musicians all this century and my group "Backblocks" plays a locally collected (but pretty familiar) version in one of our dance sets. So far no one has been game to sing their way through the full set of lyrics at the same time ... I think the dancers might revolt!

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: GUEST,robinandmarian@escape-art.co.uk
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 05:11 PM

Does anyone have sheet music for this song? My Mum requested it for her funeral (she died age 95) and we'd like to play the tune without lyrics at the crematorium.
Thanks in advance
Marian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: EBarnacle
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 02:19 AM

You can start with the melody of Dixie and work from there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: GUEST,Kristen
Date: 26 Jan 06 - 05:24 PM

As a child, i went to NSW Dept of Sport and Rec camps at Lake Keepit, near Gunedah. We learnt a version of Paddy McGinty's Goat - It had nothing in it about the goat being a Bill or the ladies from town or the race track incident but is obviously based on the traditional song.
Paddy McGinty, an Irishman of note,
Fell into a fortune and bought himself a goat,
Now this very goat it had an appetite,
And eary on morning it ate some dynamite,
6 box of matches, a pint of kerosene ....

is all i can remeber. It only had 2 or 3 verses.
Can anyone help with the rest?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: GUEST,.
Date: 29 Mar 06 - 12:24 AM

Patty Mc Ginty's goat had a wonderful appetitie
one morning for breakfast he ate soem dynamite
a small box of matches
he swallowed selserile
and to wash it all down he had soem karosene
i leaarned it that way from my grandma


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 29 Mar 06 - 10:14 AM

Paddy McGinty's Goat isn't traditional or Irish, it was written by the great Robert P Weston (1878-1936) & Bert Lee (1881-1946) who wrote most of the Music Hall songs remembered today, including 'With Her Head Tucked Underneath her Arm', 'Brown Boots', 'Goodbye-ee', etc, etc, and then moved on into writing for 1920-30s Revue and films.
See also lots of other Mudcat threads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 31 Jul 07 - 12:01 AM

The last verse, as remembered from the Springfield, Brighton, late sixties:

McGinty's goat he had a wondrous appetite
One morning for breakfast he ate some dynamite
A small box of matches he swallowed all serene
And then to wash it down, he drank some kerosene.
He sat by the fireside, he didn't give a hang -
He swallowed a spark and exploded with a bang.
Now if you go to heaven you can bet a dollar note
That the angel with the whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's goat.

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: goatfell
Date: 31 Jul 07 - 11:09 AM

Val Doonigan the man in his rocking chair


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 08:08 PM

Complete (?) song here.


Note: history and musical suggestions to go with the lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 05:52 AM

PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT.
Robert P Weston.

1. Patrick McGinty, an Irishman of note,
Fell in for a fortune, and he bought himself a goat,
Says he "Now of goats milk I'm goin' to have my fill"
But, when he got the Nanny home, he found it was a Bill.
All the young ladies who live in Killieloo Killaloe,
They're all wearing bustles, like their mothers used to do,
They each wear a bolster beneath their petticoats,
And leave the rest to providence, and Paddy McGinty's goat.

2. Nora McCarthy, the knot was going to tie,
She washed out her trousseau, and she hung it out to dry,
Along came the goat, and he saw the bits of white,
And chewed up all her fol-de-rols, upon her wedding night.
"Turn out the light, quick!", she shouted out to Pat,
"For, though I'm your bride, sure, I'm not worth lookin' at,
I had two of everything, I told you when I wrote,
But now I've one of nothing, thanks to Paddy McGinty's goat".

3. Mickey Reilly went to the races th'other day,
He won twenty dollars, and he shouted "Hip, Hooray",
He held up the note shoutin' "Lookit, what I've got",
The goat came up and grabbed at it, and swallowed the bloomin' lot.
"He's eaten me banknote" said Mickey, with the hump,
The sent for a doctor, and they got a stomach pump,
The pumped, and they pumped, for the twenty dollar note,
But all they got was ninepence, out of Paddy McGinty's goat.

4. Now Paddy McGinty's goat had a wondrous appetite,
And one day for breakfast, he ate some dynamite,
A large box of matches, he swallowed all serene,
And then went out, and gobbled up a quart of paraffin.
He sat by the fireside, he didn't give a hang,
He swallowed a spark, and exploded with a bang,
And if you ever go to heaven, you can bet a dollar note,
That the angel there with the whiskers on, is Paddy McGinty's goat.


That's the exact wording from the Val Doonican recording.

The submarine verse was, I think, a wartime addition

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 08:45 AM

Killaloe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 18 Jan 10 - 09:18 AM

Thanks Snuffy. I wasn't sure about the spelling of that one.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: GUEST,Heidi P.
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 04:50 PM

My mother taught me Paddy McGinty's goat when I was a child. She said that her younger brother had taught it to her when she was a child. There are at least two WWI verses that I know. The first one is:

Off the west coast of Ireland, one morning there was seen
As sure as a pipestack, a German submarine
The coast guard Mahoney, fell over in a fit
Twas up to Paddy McGinty's goat to do his very bit
He dived in the water as frisky as a whale
He swam around the U boat and wagged his little tail
Then up with his horns and he got 'em in the bow
and sent the Huns to hell-a-go land, did Paddy McGinty's goat

The second WWI verse is:

The brave Irish lads, the ones that like to dance
Adoopted the goat and took him off to France
The day that they landed, they heard the bugle blow
He ducked his little cranium and ran to meet the foe
The Germans retreated and hurridly they spread
All holding their noses, they stumbled over dead
"Ach" said the Kaiser "There's poison gas afloat"
But it was just the awful smell of Paddy McGinty's goat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: GUEST,Tony Hill
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 08:11 AM

The last verse as sung by my parents before WW2 ended:-

He dived into the water as frisky as a whale
He swam around the submarine and wagged his little tail
"Hoch" said the Kaiser "there's poison gas afloat"
but 'twas only the effluvia of Paddy McGinty's Goat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: AmyLove
Date: 07 Feb 17 - 05:11 PM

A variety of verses here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Feb 17 - 06:38 PM

Ms Boyes: Indeed, if the song had been traditional & Irish, it would not have bothered to mention that McGinty was an Irishman.


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