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Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney

GUEST,George Henderson 19 May 14 - 01:04 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: GUEST,George Henderson
Date: 19 May 14 - 01:04 PM

A friend of mine is looking for the lyrics of the above, cumulative song. Can anyone assist please.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 14 - 01:34 PM

https://soundcloud.com/chrisl-3/sets/con-greany

I think it may be track 1.

I don't understand a thing he's singing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 19 May 14 - 06:00 PM

Sounds like it could be the version of the Farmyard Song sung by Waterson Carthy which I think may be an American variant.

It starts
'Went to market to buy me a cock and the cock did very well please me.'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 May 14 - 06:08 PM

Think we've had it before? If not - I have the lyrics somewhere...

Regards

p.s. GUEST - one of the great joys of Con Greaney was that he could communicate without making a word of sense! ;>)>


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 May 14 - 06:23 PM

Steve
- yes, it's a version of The Farmyard Song

George
I'll email/Facebook a PDF to you and post a set here later.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 19 May 14 - 06:53 PM

I was wrong about it probably being American. Most American versions don't even have this chorus. The Waterson-Carthy version which is the closest I can get on the 3 words given, comes from a version sung by the grandfather of John and Hazel Browell of Bradford, Yorkshire. It is usually titled 'I went to Market' in this version though my master title for this variant of the Farmyard Songs is 'I had a little cock.'
Roud 544.

This version can be found in print in Roy Palmer's 'Everyman's Book of English Country Songs' p191. He states that the earliest extant version of this variant is 'My Cock, Lily-Cock' of 1849 reproduced in various books. I haven't come across an earlier version, though the family of Farmyard Songs in general can be traced back much further.

For comparison with your version you have heard here is the Browell version first verse.

I went to market to buy a cock
The cock did very well please me
Every time I fed my cock I fed him under a tree.
And my cock went cock-a, cock-a, cock-a, cock-a-doodle-do
And after every farmer's cock did my cock crow.

BTW there appears to be 5 distinct variants of the farmyard accumulative theme, easily distinguished by their different choruses and tunes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: GUEST,George Henderson
Date: 20 May 14 - 04:09 AM

Martin, Didn't get that jpeg file.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: MartinRyan
Date: 20 May 14 - 04:22 AM

Saw that - check your Facebook messages again, please.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 20 May 14 - 04:35 AM

This, from the double CD, 'Around the Hills of Clare', sung by Jamesie McCarthy of Mountscott, outside Miltown Malbay
Jim Carroll

11-1 Kerry Cock (Roud 544)
Jamesie McCarthy, Mount Scott, Mullagh.
Rec. July 1976

Spoken: 'Tisn't so long now; you'll have to laugh at a lot of it.

Oh, as I was walking down the road one day
I met one cock under a tree.
Oh, sure, I love my cock and my cock love me.
My cock, Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her cock and I love my cock too.

As I was walking down the road one day
I met one hen under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my hen and my hen love me.
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her hen and I love my hen too.

As I was walking down the road one day
I met one duck under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my duck and my duck love me.
My duck wicky-wak,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her duck and I love my duck too.

As I was walking down the road one day
I met one goose under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my goose and my goose love me.
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her goose and I love my goose too.

Ah, as I was walking down the road one day
I met one goat under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my goat and my goat love me.
My goat meggle-meg,
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her goat and I love my goat too.

As I was walking down the road one day
I met one sheep under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my sheep and my sheep love me.
My sheep maa,
My goat meggle-meg,
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her sheep and I love my sheep too.

As I was walking down the road one day
I met one cow under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my cow and my cow love me.
My cow moo,
My sheep maa,
My goat meggle-meg,
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every woman loves her cow and I love my cow too.

As I was walking down the road one day
I met one big bull under a tree.
Ah, sure, I love my bull and my bull love me.
My bull mm-ooo,
My cow maw,
My sheep maa,
My goat meggle-meg,
My goose guggle-gug,
My duck wicky-wack,
My hen chuck-a-chuck,
My cock Kerry cock crew,
Every man loves his bull and I love my bull too.

This has been found extensively, both among children and adults, the children's versions being associated with a selection game, and the adult's as a test of vocal dexterity and breath control. William Wells Newell described it as having been widely distributed throughout Europe and dating back to a remote past. Nowadays it is probably best known in its re-written form as Old MacDonald's Farm.
Ref: Games and Songs of American Children, William Wells Newell, Pub. Harper and Brothers 1883.
Other recordings: George Blackman; Wisborough Green, Sussex, Songs of Animals, Folk Songs of Britain, Topic 12T198;
John Curtis, Newfoundland, Songs from the Newfoundland Outports, Folkways FE 4075


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cock Crew - Con Greaney
From: GUEST,George Henderson
Date: 20 May 14 - 07:01 AM

Thanks Jim


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