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Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up

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DonMeixner 05 Dec 99 - 01:16 AM
JiB 05 Dec 99 - 03:23 AM
John in Brisbane 05 Dec 99 - 07:56 AM
DonMeixner 05 Dec 99 - 06:24 PM
Jon Freeman 05 Dec 99 - 06:47 PM
alison 05 Dec 99 - 11:52 PM
DonMeixner 06 Dec 99 - 12:36 AM
GUEST,alison skinner 12 Feb 11 - 08:49 PM
GUEST,Richard I 12 Feb 11 - 10:14 PM
michaelr 13 Feb 11 - 06:06 PM
MartinRyan 13 Feb 11 - 06:44 PM
GUEST,Guest 14 Mar 14 - 11:09 AM
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Jack Campin 14 Mar 14 - 01:47 PM
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Subject: Johnny Jump Up
From: DonMeixner
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 01:16 AM

Hello All,

I recently heard this song on a CD by a trio called Minstrals of Mayhem. This is the first band that has excited me in awhile. The Battlefield Band being the other most recent. The harmony these gents use are very sweet indeed and their arrangements are unusual and accomplisehed to say the least.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: JiB
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 03:23 AM

Fairly certain that there was a thread on this in the last 12 months. I have a flight to catch, so sorry can't help more than this.
Click here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 07:56 AM

Was that you Joe that caused to link to magically appear? Many thanks - a few hors later and I'm back home. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: DonMeixner
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 06:24 PM

Thanks John,

The lyrics are a big help. Now what I need is the chords.

I am unable to decipher this one for some reason. I can't tell if its a minor or major key, modal in nature or just what it is. Usually I can but do to my recent birthday I find I'm experiencing more senior moments.

Thanks

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 06:47 PM

I'd love to help Don but I've never been able to get the chords right for that song. As I mentioned in another thread, I learned it from a Christy Moore record and he was accompanied by Barney McKenna (playing melody on tenor banjo). It is a song that I sing fairly often but rather than playing chords, to accompany myself, I have always folowed their appoach and play melody on tenor banjo while singing it.

Jon


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Subject: Chords Add: JOHNNY JUMP UP
From: alison
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 11:52 PM

Hi don,

Here are the chords as I hear them... off the "Gaelic Storm" Cd(great CD BTW)

Well, I'll (Em)tell you a story that happened to me
one (D)day as I went out to Youghal by the sea.
The (Em)day it was hot, the sun it was (D)warm,
says (Em)I, "A quick (Bm)pint wouldn't (Em)do any harm."
I(Em)went in and ordered a bottle of stout.
Says the (D)barman, "I'm sorry the beer's all sold out.
Try (Em)whiskey, young Paddy, ten years in the (D)wood."
Says (Em)I, "I'll have (Bm)cider; I've (Em)heard that it's good."

Chorus:

But I'll (Em)never, no never, no never again
if I (D)live to a hundred or a hundred and ten.
Well I (Em)fell to the ground and I could not get (D)up
after (Em)drinking a (Bm)quart of the (Em)Johnny-Jump-Up.

chords before the words they fall on...let me know if you want the tune....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: DonMeixner
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 12:36 AM

Alison,

You are truly a joy and a delight. A friend indeed. If it weren't for the miles involved and the fact that I have a local love, I'd challenge Big Mick for your affections.

Thanks awfully.

Don


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOHNNY JUMP UP (Jimmy Crowley)
From: GUEST,alison skinner
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 08:49 PM

This song was written by Jimmy Crowley a native Cork man.

1. I'll tell you a story that happened to me.
One day as I went down to Youghal by the sea,
The sun it was bright and the day it was warm.
Says I, "A quiet pint wouldn't do me no harm."

I went in and called for a bottle of stout.
Says the barman, "I'm sorry. The beer is sold out.
Try whiskey or paddy, ten years in the wood."
Say's I, "I'll try cider. I hear that it's good."

CHORUS: Oh never, oh never, oh never again,
If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten!
I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up,
After drinking a quart of that Johnny-jump-up.

2. After leaving the third I went to the yard,
Where I bumped into Brophy, the big civic guard.
"Come here to me, boy. Don't you know I'm the law?"
I upped with my fist and shattered his jaw.

He fell to the ground with his knees doubled up,
But it wasn't I hit him. 'Twas Johnny-jump-up.
The next thing I met in Youghal by the sea
Was a cripple on crutches and says he to me,

"I'm afraid of me life I'll be hit by a car.
Won't you help me across to the Railway Men's Bar?"
After drinking a quart of that cider so sweet,
He throws down his crutches and danced in the street. CHORUS

3. I went up the Lee Road a friend for to see,
And they call it the Mad House in Cork by the Lee.
But when I got there, the truth I do tell,
They had the poor bugger locked up in a cell.

Said the guard, testing him, "Say these words if you can:
'Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.'"
"Tell them I'm not crazy; tell them I'm not mad.
It was only a sup of that cider I had." CHORUS

4. A man died in the Union by the name of McNabb.
They washed him and laid outside on the slab,
And after O'Connor his measurements did take,
His wife took him home for a bloody fine wake.

About twelve o'clock and the beer it was high,
When the corpse he sits up and says with a sigh:
"I can't go to heaven. They won't let me up
Till I bring them a quart of this Johnny-jump-up." CHORUS


The chords I use are A minor, G, and you can also put in an E minor.
Just practice the sequence by doing the chorus as the tune is the same all the way through.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: GUEST,Richard I
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 10:14 PM

I'm pretty sure the song was originally by Tadgh Jordan, from whom Jimmy Crowley learned it...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: michaelr
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 06:06 PM

Verse 2, line 1 should be "After lowering the third I went straight for the yard".


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 06:44 PM

The Tadgh Jordan ascription is backed up by a quote from Jimmy HERE

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 11:09 AM

Tadgh Jordan certainly wrote this wonderful song. I know this as he was my grandfather. My mothers father. I still have the original words in his handwriting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: MartinRyan
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 11:39 AM

Thanks for that GUEST - great to know!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 01:47 PM

The tune is the 18th century Scottish Jacobite song "My Bonny Moorhen", so you could look for chordings for that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny Jump Up
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 May 15 - 09:20 AM

I just noticed there is a polka "Johnny Jump Up" by J.E. Magruder, published in California in 1878, on the Lester Levy sheet music site:

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/download_pdf?id=levy%3A160.142

The tune is no relation to "My Bonny Moorhen" and there's no pictorial image on the cover so it's anybody's guess what the significance of the title was. Any California historians out there?


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