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Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife and Danced on Her

Efatha 27 Sep 99 - 09:01 PM
Jon Freeman 28 Sep 99 - 01:20 AM
Efatha 28 Sep 99 - 08:14 AM
Efatha 28 Sep 99 - 09:51 AM
Jon Freeman 28 Sep 99 - 11:25 AM
radriano 28 Sep 99 - 12:40 PM
PJ Curtis.Ireland. 28 Sep 99 - 02:13 PM
Efatha 28 Sep 99 - 03:09 PM
Martin Jonas 07 Oct 99 - 02:58 PM
GUEST,jack 08 May 13 - 08:28 AM
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Subject: I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave
From: Efatha
Date: 27 Sep 99 - 09:01 PM

I'm trying to find out if there are any lyrics to the song "I buried my wife and danced on her grave", a Celtic/Welsh? tune. If anyone has the chords i could also use them.

Thanks

Scott http://www.efatha.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife And Danced O
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 01:20 AM

The only time I heard this title was at when I went to hear Liam O'Flynn play in the Irish Centre in Sheffield around about 1990 and I can't even remember whether is was a jig, reel or what.

I have just searched at http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/FindTune.html and found "I buried my wife and danced on top of her" but I can not be sure that this is the same tune.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife And Danced O
From: Efatha
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 08:14 AM

Thanks for checking that out, Jon. I will check out the web site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife And Danced O
From: Efatha
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 09:51 AM

It is the same tune as " I bury my wife and danced on her." Thanks for your help. The group I play with (efatha.com) is planning on doing this song. Any history you can give to this song or anything else you can tell me would be great. thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife And Danced O
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 11:25 AM

Efantha, I'm afraid I've told you all I know. It was such a weird title that I rembered Liam O'Flynn mentioning it (I think he used to play it with something with a similar type of name).

If you don't get any responses to the history or other info here, it might be worth asking your question on rec.music.celtic

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife And Danced O
From: radriano
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 12:40 PM

I believe the tune is a jig. The title I have is "I Buried my Wife and Danced on her Grave". I have never heard words to the tune but I was wrong one time last year.

Regards,
radriano


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife And Danced O
From: PJ Curtis.Ireland.
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 02:13 PM

'I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her' is a trad. irish piping Jig(actually a double Jig) associated with Wilie Clancy the late and celebrated west Clare Uilleann Piper. There are no words as this is a Dance music piece. There is also a song called'I Am Streached On Your Grave' from an old poem with music by Philip King. I produced the original song for the debut Scullion album (which was issued back in the early 1980's on the Mulligan label). The LP is now deleted I believe. The song has also been recorded by Sinead O'Connor. Hope this helps. pjc


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife And Danced O
From: Efatha
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 03:09 PM

Thanks to everyone for their help. I appreciate you.

Efatha


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife And Danced O
From: Martin Jonas
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 02:58 PM

Hah -- I knew I had a recording of this somewhere and on CD as well. A field trip through my record collection (sorry -- old joke pinched from Planxty) brought up an official live recording of Liam O'Flynn playing "I Buried My Wife And Danced On Top Of Her"/"Bimid agol" recorded in 1978 and released in Germany only on a compilation CD on the Wundertute label (CD TUT 72.7478.2 "The Best of the Irish Folk Festival, Vol. 2"). Lovely recording.

Actually, I was positive that I had a version of the tune with lyrics as well, but after extensive search I may have to admit that I may have confused it with "The Frost Is All Over".

Martin


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Buried My Wife and Danced on Her
From: GUEST,jack
Date: 08 May 13 - 08:28 AM

Found this somewhere, dunno if it "fits" by all meanings:

Last week I buried my wife, I bundled her up and took her right out the door,
Up the hill and past the ol' oak, to where I was going to be a burying her, right in the ol' moor.
When I was finished I began a jig right then and there, she never had supported me so much afore.

J


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