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Lyr Req: farmers boy

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THE FARMER'S BOY
THE FARMER'S BOY (2)
THE REST OF THE DAY
THE REST OF THE DAY'S YOUR OWN


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GUEST,fairypunk 24 Jul 12 - 05:58 PM
GUEST,999 24 Jul 12 - 06:17 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: farmers boy lyrics
From: GUEST,fairypunk
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 05:58 PM

please could anyone help with the lyrics for a song my irish grandad used to sing to us children we believe was called farmers boy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 06:17 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtq_ILhmDkY

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 07:11 PM

http://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6263 The Lyrics in the D T


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 06:45 PM

Thank you for your help but im sorry this wasnt the song. Im not sure if there are any more with farmers boy in the title. It may even be farmers girl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: GUEST,Fantum
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 08:51 PM

THE REST OF THE DAY'S YOUR OWN
(Jack Lane)

One day when I was out of work, a job I went to seek
To be a Farmer's Boy
At last I found an easy job at a half-a-crown a week -
To be a Farmer's Boy.
The farmer says 'I think I've got the very job for you,
Your duties will be light for this is all you've got to do;
Rise at three every morn, milk the cow with the crumpled horn,
Feed the pigs, clean the sty, teach the pigeons the way to fly,
Plough the fields, mow the hay, help the cocks and the hens to lay,
Sow the seed, tend the crops, chase the fly from the turnip tops,
Clean the knives, black the shoes, scrub the kitchen and sweep the flues,
Help the wife, empty the pots, grow the cabbages and shallots.
Make the bed, dust the coal, tune the gramophone,
Then if there's no more work to do - The rest of the day's your own.'

So I scratched my head, I thought it would be absolutely prime
To be a Farmer's Boy
The farmer says, 'Of course you'll have to do some overtime
When you're a Farmer's boy.
Said he, 'The duties that I've given you, you'll be quickly through,
So I've been thinking out a few more things that you can do;
Skim the milk, make the cheese, chop the meat for the sausages,
Bath the kids, mend their clothes, use your dial to scare the crows,
In the milk put the chalk, shave the knobs off the pickled pork,
Shoe the horse, rake the coal, take the cat for a midnight stroll,
Cook the food, scrub the stairs, teach the parrot to say his prayers,
Roast the joint, bake the bread, shake the feathers up in the bed,
When the wife has got the gout, rub her funny-bone,
Then if there's nothing else to do - The rest of the day's your own.

I thought it was a shame to take his money, you can bet
For being a Farmer's Boy,
And so I wrote my duties down in case I should forget
That I was a Farmer's Boy.
I took all night to write them down, I didn't go to bed,
Somehow I got them all mixed up for this is how it read;
Rise at three every morn, milk the hen with the crumpled horn,
Scrub the wife every day, teach the nanny-goat how to lay,
Shave the cat, tune the cheese, fit the tights on the sausages,
Bath the pigs, break the pots, beat the kids with a few carrots,
Roast the horse, dust the bread, put the cocks and the hens to bed,
Boots and shoes black with chalk, shave the hair on the pickled pork,
But all the rest I forgot, somehow it has flown,
But I got the sack this morning, so - The rest of my life's my own.

Written in 1915 by English music-hall performer Jack Lane.
This version comes from a 1972 recording by Bob Arnold who used to play
Tom Forrest, the gamekeeper in the BBC radio series The Archers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 05:28 PM

Is there anything else you remember about the song, fairypunk?

Even a phrase or two might help us to find the song you're looking for..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 07:08 PM

I dont remeber alot. I remember it was along the lines of a child running away from home and the mother wanting them back. Going on about how the family and all the animals miss them. Im sorry its not much help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 09:09 PM

1) About what year was it you heard the song from your grandfather?
2) Does the fact he was Irish bear on the song? That is, was it an Irish song?
3) What country are you in, and if it's not a problem, what part of that country?
4) Was it a 'children's song' or an 'adult song'?
5) Not that it's cogent to a search, but is there a special reason you want to find this song?

As Noreen said, even a phrase or two could be a great help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: scouse
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 03:55 AM

Maybe.......

I be a Farmer's Boy,
I looks after the Farmers chickens
An the Cocks, are cockin' 'ere, and the Cock's are cockin' there,
"ere a cock, there a cock, cockin' every where,
To Be a farmer's Boy, To be a Farmers Boy!

I be a Farmer's boy,
I looks after the Rabbits,
And the Bucks are buckin' 'ere, and the Bucks are buckin' there,
"Ere a buck there a buck,buckin' everywhere,
To be a Farmers Boy

Then you have the pigs and a few more animals, Sorry, can't remember the rest!!

As Aye,

Phil.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 10:34 AM

@ guest 999. Im not sure if it was an irish song. My grandmother believes it was. It may have been a childrens song as he always sang it to the children.he was from dublin and it was sung to him when he was younger. I remember a line being about the mum calling the child home saying the childs name and then " come home to mummy. The pigs and chickens miss you, i want to hug and kiss you. "thats all i temembet


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: Beer
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 10:47 AM

Wish I could help. I will be watching this thread.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: zozimus
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 03:49 PM

In researching another thread, I looked up Irish songwriter Leo Maguire, and he wrote a song called "The Farmer's Boy". If you rae in Dublin, you can find a copy in The National Library Archives. If not, I hope to get in there soon and copy the lyrics. Sounds like it could be what you are looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 09:30 AM

That would be a big help. Thank you. Im from the westmidlands my grandad was from dublin. He came over here when he was 14.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 02:00 PM

I had a look at Leo Maguire's song "the Farmer Boy". It does not tell the story you describe, unfortunately


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: farmers boy
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 05:18 PM

thank you for your help. there was another bit of a song which was sung but we're not sure if its the same one as we only remember bits. it goes " when mummy went to belfadt on a saturday morning train. she said be good boys and gotls till i come home again. be kind to little baby and also brother mick. when i come back i'll bring you back a monkey up a stick. hickory dickory dick, a monkey up a stick. you are the greatest fellow that i know".
some family members think its the same song. some say its the same one.


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