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Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay

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GUEST,Eoin O'Buadhaigh 17 Dec 11 - 09:03 PM
GUEST,Eoin O'Buadhaigh 17 Dec 11 - 09:06 PM
Joe Offer 17 Dec 11 - 09:12 PM
GUEST,Eoin 17 Dec 11 - 09:19 PM
GUEST,Eoin O'Buadhaigh 17 Dec 11 - 09:24 PM
GUEST,Donal 18 Dec 11 - 06:51 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 18 Dec 11 - 08:27 AM
Artful Codger 18 Dec 11 - 01:39 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 18 Dec 11 - 08:09 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay
From: GUEST,Eoin O'Buadhaigh
Date: 17 Dec 11 - 09:03 PM

I used to sing this song twenty seven years ago (that I remember) but as time goes bye.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay
From: GUEST,Eoin O'Buadhaigh
Date: 17 Dec 11 - 09:06 PM

I used to sing this thirty six years ago but would love to re-learn it and sing it again. Please can anyone help!
Many thanks
Eoin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Dec 11 - 09:12 PM

Hi, Eoin -
Can you give us what you remember of the song?
Thanks.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay
From: GUEST,Eoin
Date: 17 Dec 11 - 09:19 PM

I think it is from Co Fermanagh. I thought it was from John Maguire but I could be wrong!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay
From: GUEST,Eoin O'Buadhaigh
Date: 17 Dec 11 - 09:24 PM

I worked out the years that I sang the ballad and it shocked me! It goes back to 1965 Jeezas I now feel old!!
Eoin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 06:51 AM

It isn't in Morton/Maguire's 'Come Day, Go Day' under that name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 08:27 AM

Eddie Butcher recorded a song called Tossing The Hay, could that be the one you're after? It starts:

  It being on a pleasant evening abroad as I did go
  To saunter out for pleasure down by a shady grove,
  Down by a piece of meadow as I carelesslie did stray
  There I spied a made quite busy, she was tossing out her hay.

It doesn't mention flailing, but it does have to toss and dry the hay in three of the verses.


If it is the song you want, let me know and I'll post the rest.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay
From: Artful Codger
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 01:39 PM

Please post the rest anyway, and a tune, if you can.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tossing and Flailing the hay
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 08:09 PM

AC - I'll open a new thread for it tomorrow. I've got the text and notes, but I need to get the tune from the record. I've got information on some other versions too, so it's probably better to start a new thread. I'll post a link here when I do it (probably tomorrow - Monday), when I've time to transcribe the tune.

Mick


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