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Lyr Add: Mickey's Gone for a Larborer

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BUTTERMILK HILL
I'LL SELL MY HAT, I'LL SELL MY COAT
SHULE AGRA or JOHNNY HAS GONE FOR A SOLDIER
SHULE AROON
SHULE AROON 1


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Liam's Brother 20 Oct 99 - 03:14 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: MICKEY'S GONE FOR A LABORER
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 03:14 PM

MICKEY'S GONE FOR A LABORER

Being out of work it was no fun, so I went down and bought The Sun
And down its columns I did run ? There was a chance for laborers.
20,000 was the call so I went down to Tammany Hall,
I saw Kerrigan there, who out did bawl, "Put your name down for a Laborer!"

Having new work my heart was free so I resolved to have a spree,
I borrowed a quarter from Biddy Magee because I was a Laborer.
Shule, shule, shule agra! Little did Mickey know he was going afar
To fight Canucks in Canada, when he signed his name for a laborer.

Soon after this an order was seen to leave the city by the evening train.
I asked a fellow what did this mean. Says he, "Now you're off to your labor."
Shule, shule, shule agra! We all got aboard the railroad car.
I heard one say we were going where gold was par, the enterprising field for a Laborer.

After being out a little time we arrived at a place they called their line
Of operations and here we did dine for the first time since I was a Laborer
The General issued an ordered immediately. Says he, "We're going to make Ireland free
And shall strike a blow at Fort Erie so be prepared all you Laborers.

This was more than I could bear. The very idea of it did me scare.
They say in war times all is fair even if you enlist as a Laborer.
Just think of a place where the grub ain't seen nor whiskey placed in your canteen
Not even Jersey lightening or raw benzine to stick to the ribs of a Laborer

Says I to the General, "If you want earthworks made, I'm the broth of a boy for that's my trade.
I can dig, I can trench, I can build and grade but I never was born for a Laborer.
The only way to do things right is to get 50,000 all ready to fight
You can overrun Canada in just one night but with soldiers used to war not with Laborers.

This is a song from Col. John O'Neill's Fenian invasion of Canada in May, 1866. It comes from a period broadside. The idea was to establish a Fenian Republic in Canada and to barter that for Irish freedom. Dick Greenhaus and I are very interested in songs from this chapter of Irish-American-Canadian history. If you have any others, please let us know. Thanks.

All the best,
Dan Milner


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mickey's Gone for a Larborer
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 99 - 03:30 AM

Any way you can post the tune for us, Dan, or is there a songbook where we can find it?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mickey's Gone for a Larborer
From: alison
Date: 06 Nov 99 - 11:14 PM

Tune sounds like it should be Shule Agra...

I'll check to see if it's in the DT otherwise I'll get around to it later.

slainte

alison


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Subject: Tune Add: SHULE AGRA
From: alison
Date: 06 Nov 99 - 11:56 PM

this is the slower version of the tune (Solas does a faster more lively version... which I'll have a go at another time.)

This is in 4/4 with 2 bars of 5/4 towards the end... not sure how MIDItxt will cope....

MIDI file: SHULE_~1.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: SHULE AGRA
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: C
Start
1440 1 64 086 0478 0 64 086 0002 1 69 100 0718 0 69 100 0002 1 71 091 0238 0 71 091 0002 1 72 077 0478 0 72 077 0002 1 71 092 0478 0 71 092 0002 1 69 103 0478 0 69 103 0002 1 64 078 0478 0 64 078 0002 1 64 088 0718 0 64 088 0002 1 65 085 0238 0 65 085 0002 1 67 088 0478 0 67 088 0002 1 64 083 0478 0 64 083 0002 1 72 082 0718 0 72 082 0002 1 71 092 0238 0 71 092 0002 1 69 100 0478 0 69 100 0002 1 62 079 0478 0 62 079 0002 1 62 100 0718 0 62 100 0002 1 62 088 0238 0 62 088 0002 1 64 098 0718 0 64 098 0002 1 62 084 0238 0 62 084 0002 1 60 090 0478 0 60 090 0002 1 62 095 0478 0 62 095 0000 1 64 093 0468 0 64 093 0012 1 69 102 0468 0 69 102 0012 1 72 094 0960 1 72 081 0006 0 72 094 0174 1 74 080 0025 0 72 081 0273 0 74 080 0002 1 76 093 0660 1 74 081 0043 0 76 093 0275 0 74 081 0012 1 72 076 0923 0 72 076 0007 1 69 072 0477 0 69 072 0024 1 72 077 0427 0 72 077 0077 1 71 079 0384 1 69 076 0065 0 71 079 0429 0 69 076 0034 1 67 073 0479 0 67 073 0001 1 69 086 1441 0 69 086
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Shule Agra
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
E8|A3Bc2B2|A2E2E3F|G2E2c3B|A2D2D3D|E3DC2D2|
E2A2c4|c3/4d5/4e11/4d3/2c7/4|-c2A2c9/4B3/2A/4|
-A2G2A4|-A4||

If you'd rather hear the tune without the hassle of translating try Mudcat MIDIs

slainte

alison


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Subject: Tune Add: JOHNNY'S GONE FOR A SOLDIER
From: alison
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 11:45 PM

this is roughly the same tune as Solas uses, they call it "Johnny has gone for a soldier", (chorus still starts with "Shule agra")..

If you'd rather hear the tune without the hassle of translating the red writing... try Mudcat MIDIs

MIDI file: JOHNNI~1.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: JOHNNY'S GONE FOR A SOLDIER
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: A
Start
1440 1 66 093 0358 0 66 093 0002 1 68 069 0118 0 68 069 0002 1 69 101 0478 0 69 101 0002 1 69 101 0358 0 69 101 0002 1 66 071 0118 0 66 071 0002 1 68 088 0478 0 68 088 0002 1 68 077 0478 0 68 077 0002 1 66 090 0358 0 66 090 0002 1 68 078 0118 0 68 078 0002 1 66 090 0358 0 66 090 0002 1 64 076 0118 0 64 076 0002 1 61 083 0718 0 61 083 0002 1 59 070 0238 0 59 070 0002 1 61 093 0478 0 61 093 0002 1 61 070 0478 0 61 070 0002 1 66 090 0478 0 66 090 0002 1 66 093 0478 0 66 093 0002 1 64 094 0478 0 64 094 0002 1 64 097 0478 0 64 097 0002 1 57 082 0718 0 57 082 0002 1 59 077 0238 0 59 077 0002 1 61 090 0478 0 61 090 0002 1 61 080 0118 0 61 080 0002 1 59 082 0118 0 59 082 0002 1 57 077 0238 0 57 077 0002 1 59 103 0478 0 59 103 0002 1 57 085 0358 0 57 085 0002 1 59 059 0118 0 59 059 0002 1 61 084 0478 0 61 084 0002 1 66 080 0478 0 66 080 0002 1 69 090 0718 0 69 090 0002 1 68 073 0238 0 68 073 0002 1 69 101 0239 0 69 101 0001 1 69 090 0480 1 69 088 0005 0 69 090 0233 0 69 088 0002 1 68 093 0238 0 68 093 0002 1 71 105 0480 1 69 088 0034 0 71 105 0077 0 69 088 0009 1 68 100 0110 0 68 100 0010 1 66 112 0718 0 66 112 0002 1 64 068 0238 0 64 068 0002 1 66 090 0958 0 66 090 0002 1 69 105 0958 0 69 105 0002 1 68 087 0958 0 68 087 0002 1 66 090 0360 1 68 070 0020 0 66 090 0047 0 68 070 0053 1 66 090 0360 1 64 078 0035 0 66 090 0085 1 61 088 0043 0 64 078 0915 0 61 088 0002 1 61 099 0478 0 61 099 0002 1 61 077 0238 0 61 077 0002 1 66 107 0718 0 66 107 0002 1 66 082 0478 0 66 082 0002 1 64 094 0478 0 64 094 0002 1 64 103 0478 0 64 103 0002 1 57 092 0838 0 57 092 0002 1 59 085 0118 0 59 085 0002 1 61 093 0478 0 61 093 0002 1 61 087 0118 0 61 087 0002 1 59 086 0120 1 57 082 0006 0 59 086 0216 0 57 082 0018 1 59 108 0478 0 59 108 0002 1 57 089 0360 1 59 072 0012 0 57 089 0108 1 61 091 0014 0 59 072 0464 0 61 091 0002 1 66 088 0478 0 66 088 0002 1 69 090 0718 0 69 090 0002 1 68 078 0238 0 68 078 0002 1 69 086 0240 1 69 125 0014 0 69 086 0448 0 69 125 0018 1 69 093 0238 0 69 093 0002 1 68 084 0238 0 68 084 0002 1 71 105 0478 0 71 105 0002 1 68 097 0118 0 68 097 0002 1 68 093 0118 0 68 093 0002 1 66 109 0240 1 68 083 0006 0 66 109 0112 0 68 083 0002 1 66 090 0118 0 66 090 0002 1 64 090 0478 0 64 090 0002 1 66 093 0511 0 66 093
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Johnnie's gone for a soldier
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:A
F15/2G/2|A2A3/2F/2G2G2|F3/2G/2F3/2E/2C3B,|
C2C2F2F2|E2E2A,3B,|C2C/2B,/2A,B,2A,3/2B,/2|
C2F2A3G|AA2AGB2A/2G/2|F3EF4|A4G4|F3/2G/2F3/2E/2C4|
C2CF3F2|E2E2A,7/2B,/2|C2C/2B,/2A,B,2A,3/2B,/2|
C2F2A3G|AA2AGB2G/2G/2|FG/2F/2E2F4||

slainte

alison


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