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Lyr Req: Patrick Murphy/terrible clan

Barbara 19 Aug 11 - 09:01 PM
Jim Dixon 20 Aug 11 - 06:18 PM
Barbara 20 Aug 11 - 08:25 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Patrick Murphy/terrible clan
From: Barbara
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 09:01 PM

Hello people, a friend of mine is looking for the rest of the lyrics and the tune to this:
"My name is Patrick Murphy, which i'm not ashamed to own
    I'm quiet and I'm decent if I'm only left alone
    There's a gang hangs on our corner and they are a terrible clan
    And I have not slept for 40 nights in the house where I began

    But I'll take down the stove tomorrow..."

Search seems to still be down, but I used Max's other search to no avail.

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Subject: Lyr Add: MIKE BRADY'S SHIRT
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 06:18 PM

I found this in Wehman Bros.' Pocket-Size Irish Song Book, No. 2 (New York: Wehman Bros., 1909), page 37:


My name is Michael Brady, and I am not ashamed to own
I am honest and I am dacent if I am only left alone;
But the gang that hangs around me they are a terrible clan,
And when I moved around them I was like a crazy man.
They roar and bawl the whole night long, with conversation strong.
I haven't slept for forty nights in the house where I belong,

Now the first one to kick up a row was Chateau Jane McGee?
If my wife don't go up and fight with her, she'll come and fight with me.
She stole a shirt from our back-yard and gave it to her son Dan.
I took it from his back in a ball-room; by the owner I am the man.
I made a holy show of him; I ran him down like dirt.
And he near goes mad when the boys all cry, "Who stole Mike Brady's shirt?"

Their rooms is to let in the parlor; Italians just moved in,
With fourteen harps and fiddlers, all dacent working min.
What Mary McGaskin did last night, I swear it was a sin.
She trun her durty dish-water on the mackirony min.
Such holy murder you never heard since the day that you were born,
Was among them darned Italians in the house where I belong.

Now there's my daughter Johanna; she sings "Eilann* Asthore."
She goes to balls and picnics with a huzzy of a girl next door.
McFarling's boy he stole a goat and he put it in our wood-shed.
If he ever does the like agin, I'll break his father's head.
I am glad I am going to leave them to let them bawl and shout.
I'll take down the stove to-morrow and be heavins I'll move out.

[* Not sure I got the spelling right; the print is barely legible at this point.]

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Patrick Murphy/terrible clan
From: Barbara
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 08:25 PM

Thanks so much, Jim. I forwarded it to my friend. I don't suppose there's a clue to the tune anywhere?


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