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Lyr Req: Mrs Mulligan Nearly Wins the Sweep

GUEST,Robbie 08 Mar 11 - 09:58 AM
MartinRyan 08 Mar 11 - 10:17 AM
MartinRyan 08 Mar 11 - 10:21 AM
zozimus 08 Mar 11 - 06:40 PM
MartinRyan 09 Mar 11 - 02:59 AM
GUEST,999 14 Sep 12 - 10:21 AM
Matthew Edwards 14 Sep 12 - 12:54 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Mrs Mulligan Nearly Wins the Sweep
From: GUEST,Robbie
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 09:58 AM

I'm desperately trying to track down any lyrics or idea of the tune of a music hall song by Jimmy O'Dea and Harry O'Donovan called "Mrs Mulligan Nearly Wins the Sweep" - it was about the Irish Sweepstakes, performed in Dublin in the 30s or 40s, and all I have is the Parlophone record mark: E.3694.
I think it's almost certainly not in existance, but I'd be forever grateful if someone's got a copy of the words!
Robbie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mrs Mulligan Nearly Wins the Sweep
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 10:17 AM

FWIW Philip Ryan's biography of O'Dea lists the Parlophone recording as no. E3894. You may need to check. It notes it as "Recorded July 1931". No other detail in the book, on a quick scan.

I wouldn't despair too quickly - there are a few people around Mudcat with interest in Irish musichall/variety material. Keep refreshing the thread for a while.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mrs Mulligan Nearly Wins the Sweep
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 10:21 AM

Mind you - I see several online references to the number E3694.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mrs Mulligan Nearly Wins the Sweep
From: zozimus
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 06:40 PM

I see someone bought a copy on e-bay for $9.90 yesterday(7th march). The flip side was McGilligan's youngest daughter Maggie May. So there are copies still around, if you can tack down the buyer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mrs Mulligan Nearly Wins the Sweep
From: MartinRyan
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 02:59 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mrs Mulligan Nearly Wins the Sweep
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 10:21 AM

PARLOPHONE E 3894

RARE UK PRESSINGS

PARLOPHONE
                        
SIDE 1        Mrs MULLIGAN NEARLY WINS THE SWEEP                
SIDE 2        INTERVIEWING Mrs MULLIGAN
                
MADE           UK        


The record is a 78 rpm.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mrs Mulligan Nearly Wins the Sweep
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 12:54 PM

A search in the invaluable catalogue of sound recordings at the Irish Traditional Music Archive suggests that this was one of a series of comic songs and sketches by Jimmy O'Dea and Harry O'Donovan, and issued on 10" 78 records mainly by Parlophone in London, and by Regal Zonophone in Dublin.

From the holdings in the archive it seems the series includes:

Biddy Mulligan the Pride of the Coombe
Mrs Mulligan at the Telephone/ Vitamens
Mrs Mulligan at the Racecourse
Mrs Mulligan at the Abbey Theatre
Mrs Mulligan in Court
Mrs Mulligan at the Talkies/Mrs Mulligan in the Tram
Mrs Mulligan's Mother-in-Law/The Next Train
Mrs Mulligan's Sheiks/Mrs Mulligan Records Her Vote
Mrs Mulligan Wins the Sweep/McGilligan's Youngest Daughter Maggie May
Mrs Mulligan in London/Mrs Mulligan on Weddings
Mrs Mulligan and Charlie/Mrs Mulligan Buys a Turkey
Mrs Mulligan and the Motor Car/Mickey at Ellis Island
Mrs Mulligan at the Pawnshop/Irish Jaunting Car
Sweet Daffodil Mulligan/Fresh Fish
Mulligan Versus McIlhagga/Proposing
Mulligans and the McGilligans
Queens of the Bucket and Brush/Mrs Mulligan's Motor Car
Home with the Milk/Mrs Mulligan Takes a Lodger
Evicting Mrs Mulligan/Copper and the Lad
The Charladies' Ball [featuring Mrs Mulligan "the belle of the ball"]

I wonder whether the world is ready for a CD reissue of Mrs Mulligan's adventures.

Matthew


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