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Origins: Manchester Maggie

GUEST,Trooper1 30 Nov 13 - 06:48 AM
GUEST,Joe Doh 13 Jul 16 - 09:23 AM
GUEST,Anthony Watkinson 16 Aug 17 - 01:36 PM
GUEST,Nola Heslop 19 Jul 18 - 07:24 AM
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Subject: Origins: Manchester Maggie
From: GUEST,Trooper1
Date: 30 Nov 13 - 06:48 AM

Information, please, about a song 'Manchester Maggie' (I think!)   About 2 retired dray horses that meet in a retirement field.   I couldn't make that up!

Thanks,

Ed


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Subject: Lyr Add: MANCHESTER MAGGIE (Houghton Weavers)
From: GUEST,Joe Doh
Date: 13 Jul 16 - 09:23 AM

I have a recording by The Houghton Weavers, here are my 'heard' lyrics:

MANCHESTER MAGGIE

Dublin Boy Paddy was resting in fields close to the Liverpool track
Paddy reflected with tears in his eyes there would be no going back
Manchester Maggie was munching away; she was contented a lass
Master had pensioned them off in the fields; they had been put out to grass

The Chorus -
Paddy said "What's gonna happen to us, Maggie? gossip is rife in the street.
Workhorses all of our lives, Maggie, we have been worked off our feet
Will we be wanted again, Maggie? just give me one little sign
What's gonna happen to us, Maggie? what's at the end of the line?"

"Remember them carthorses down by the docks pulling their lumbering craft
They seemed contented and I said to you carthorses they must be daft
Remember when one of them said to his mate 'Look at them heads in the air'
Little do they know they'll be obsolete; Dobbin, let's offer a prayer

[Chorus]

Dublin Boy Paddy was resting in fields close to the Liverpool track
Paddy's poor legs were arthritic and bent; he had a pain in his back
Manchester Maggie was munching away; she was no longer a lass
Saint Peter had them out by Sugarloaf Hill in daisies and sweet meadow grass

[Chorus]


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Subject: RE: Origins: Manchester Maggie
From: GUEST,Anthony Watkinson
Date: 16 Aug 17 - 01:36 PM

Do you know were I can find this song


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Subject: RE: Origins: Manchester Maggie
From: GUEST,Nola Heslop
Date: 19 Jul 18 - 07:24 AM

It is No 6 on the album “The Best of the Houghton Weavers”.


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