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Lyr/Chords Req: Agricultural Irish girl

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AN AGRICULTURAL GIRL


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An Agricultural Irish Girl


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Subject: Lyr Add: AGRICULTURAL IRISH GIRL ^^
From: Alice
Date: 26 Sep 98 - 12:23 PM

I have some of the lyrics of this song from a tape of singalongs. If anyone can add more, I would appreciate it.

AGRICULTURAL IRISH GIRL

Take all the girls in Ireland and put them all together,
The girl I love would beat them all in any kind of weather,
The rain won't wash the powder off, because she doesn't wear it,
Her face and figure are all her own, tis true 'cause I declare it.

chorus
For she's a fine, big, strong, lump of an agricultural Irish girl,
She wears no paint nor powder, and her figure is all her own,
When she can hit that hard (*clap*), oooh, you would think it's the kick of a mule you'd got,
But full of your arms with Irish love, is Mary Anne Malone.

She was only seventeen last class, and still improving greatly
I wonder what she will be like when her bones are set completely.
You'd think your hand was in a vice the moment that she shakes it,
And if there's any gin around, it's Mary Anne that takes (makes?) it.

chorus
For she's a fine, big, strong, lump of an agricultural Irish girl,
She wears no paint nor powder, and her figure is all her own,
When she can hit that hard (*clap*), oooh, you would think it's the kick of a mule you'd got,
But full of your arms with Irish love, is Mary Anne Malone.

alice in montana

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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Frank Maher
Date: 26 Sep 98 - 10:01 PM

Here's one more Verse Alice!!!!!

She has no grand education, for She's only past Her Letters,
But for anything like a Lady, faith,You'll seldom find Her betters,
She does not speak Italian, or read the fashion pages,
Whenever there's a strike about, She's the Divil to kick for Wages.


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Alice
Date: 27 Sep 98 - 01:18 AM

Hey, thanks, Frank (I can always count on you). alice


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Moira Cameron
Date: 28 Sep 98 - 10:13 PM

God! I haven't heard this one since my father died. Thanks, so much, Alice, for posting it. I forgot I even knew this song. I've definitely got to learn this one.

Moira


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Subject: Agriculure Irish girl
From: lajka
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 02:30 PM


Click for related thread
Looking!
Looking for chord to:
Agriculture irish girl
I dont mindif i do
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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: lajka
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 02:33 PM

sorry!

My spelling isn´t correct!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: TerriM
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 06:30 PM

I have some of the words if that's any use to you as my mother used to sing it to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 06:51 PM

It's on page 98 of 'First Book of Irish Balads' by James N Healy, I suspect without tune or chords. It will take me a couple of days to get to it, but I suspect that Lajka that this song is not that hard to find in other sources. Regards, John


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Subject: Lyr Add: AN AGRICULTURAL IRISH GIRL^^
From: Frank Maher
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 08:35 PM

Here's one version of "AN AGRICULTURAL GIRL"

If all the girls that's in the town were bundled up together,
The girl I love would beat them all in every kind of weather.
The rain can't wash the powder off, because she does not wear it.
Her face and figure is all her own. That's the truth, for I declare it.

CHORUS: For she's a great big, stout lump of an agricultural Irish girl.
She never paints nor powders, for her figure is all her own.
She can strike that hard you'd think you were hit by the kick of a mule.
The full of the house of Irish love is Mary Ann Malone.

She has no grand education, for she's only passed her letters,
But for anything like a lady, faith, you'll seldom find her betters.
She does not speak Italian, or read the fashion pages.
Whenever there's a strike about, she's the divil to kick for wages.

She was only seventeen last grass, and still improving greatly.
I wonder what she will be like when her bones have set complately. :-)
You'd think your hand was in a vice whenever she goes to shake it,
And if there's any free beer about, she's the darlin' girl to take it.
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: Alice
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 10:01 PM

Here is a link to the previous post of lyrics to this song, September 1998. click here Agricultural Irish Girl


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 06:12 PM

Joe, is the tune for this in Kennedy's book? Regards, John


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Subject: Agricultural Irish girl
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 03:16 AM

John, this is a new one for me. I couldn't find it in Sam Henry, Kennedy, Cole, Penguin (England) and not even in Milner (grin).
Hey, Milner, you got something to say about this song?
Anybody else who might be able to give us a lead to a tune? Frank?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 07:29 AM

Hi!

The Agricultural Irish Girl is #66 in Colm O Lochlainn's More Irish Street Ballads. What Frank Maher shows as a second verse above is given as the chorus by Mr. O Lochlainn, who writes, "Origin unknown, probably American, a firm favorite of racegoers."

All the best,
Milner


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: Dale Rose
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 04:56 PM

Yeehah! Found it, didn't think I could. It is at Library of Congress, and if that url is too complex to come through, try this one instead, skim down and click on Mary Ann Malone; The Agricultural Irish Girl, and YOU GOT IT, by J F Mitchell, copyright 1885.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 06:25 PM

Dale, that's absolutely fantastic - top marks for tenacity. The quality of the .TIF images is astounding, far better than any other sites of this ilk that I've seen. When I get some time I'll notate it to place on Mudcat Midis. Congratulations again. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: GUEST,Marybeth of Philadelphia
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 02:36 PM

Years ago, a neighbor that came from Ireland called me a fine, agricultural girl. I just looked it up and ya know what? She was right!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 02:48 PM

Mary Ann Malone

Link I gave three+ years ago doesn't work anymore. This one should.


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for that, Marybeth. I've always liked the song and the thought. Glad to know there's some of you still about.

I posted a link to the sheet music in the other thread. Here it is again. Mary Ann Malone


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Big Tim
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 02:58 PM

"last grass" (Spring) not "class" in 3rd verse?


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: GUEST,sorefingers
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 04:11 PM

I think the word you can't decide on has to be 'takes it'. It all sounds very familiar to me who can barely remember the tune or the band which recorded it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MARY ANN MALONE...AGRICULTURAL IRISH GIRL
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 04:54 PM

I have tried to transcribe the 1885 sheet music exactly as written (more or less). You'll see it has changed a bit over the course of nearly 130 years.

MARY ANN MALONE,
THE AGRICULTURAL IRISH GIRL,

SONG AND REFRAIN
Sung with great success by MISS ST. GEORGE HUSSEY.
Words and Music by J. F. Mitchell.

1. If all the girls in New York State were march'd along together,
I've got the one that beats them all in any kind of weather;
The rain can't wash the powder off, Because she does not wear it;
Here stands the only man she loves, Tho' 'tis I myself declare it..

CHORUS: For she's a big, strong, stout lump of an agricultural Irish girl,
She neither paints nor powders, and her figure is all her own;
But she can hit that hard That you would think you were struck by the kick of a mule,
The full of the house of Irish love Is Mary Ann Malone.

2. She's only seventeen last grass, And still improving greatly,
I've got no idea what she'll be When her limbs are set completely;
You'd think your hand was in a vice, The minute that she shakes it;
And if there's any cake about, Faith, it's Mary Ann that takes it.

3. She doesn't bang her hair in front, Nor walk upon her toes-es;
Her fist is like John Sullivan's, 'Twas made for smashing noses;
She doesn't read your Seaside snaps, Or study fashion's pages;
And when there's any strike on hand, She's the devil to kick for wages.

Copyright 1885 by Chas. D. Blake & Co., Boston, Mass.


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 04:58 PM

Bad math. How about 118 years?

Do a search for John L. Sullivan for those who might miss that reference.

I'll have to work on the Seaside snaps bit.


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Big Tim
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 04:35 AM

According to O'Lochlainn's note in his "More Irish Street Ballads" (1965), "the tune is a hornpipe 'Off to California' ".


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Gurney
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 06:09 AM

Val Doonican used to sing it. May have it on record somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: ard mhacha
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 03:24 PM

Song title, The Agricultural Irish Girl, can be had on LP, Shagbag Records,sung by Val Donnican. Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 04:29 PM

I learned the chorus--
She was a big strong lump of an agricultural Irish girl
Her figure was all her own She had hands and feet upon her like a man
and where ever she would go sure everybody'd know
she was Mickey Magilligans daughter Mary Ann


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish girl
From: GUEST,tony@netpoint.co.za
Date: 20 Nov 05 - 11:08 AM

Has anybody got the chords to this song?

thanks
Tony


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Subject: Lyr Add: AN AGRICULTURAL IRISH GIRL
From: Gurney
Date: 21 Nov 05 - 01:18 AM

Bob Davenport sings:

I tell you, lads and lasses, I'm frightened for my life,
For by this time tomorrow I'll be buckled to a wife,
An agricultural Irish girl, just twice the size of me,
And upon me soul, I'm frightened what the consequence will be.

CH. For she's a fine, big, woman; she's one you couldn't tame,
And early in the morning, she'll possess me name.
I feel so dreadful nervous, I don't know what to do,
For tomorrow, I'll be buckled under twelve stone two.

She made me sit upon a bench, then sat upon me knee.
Imagine twelve stone two on a little chap like me.
She did all the courting. I hadn't a word to say,
And like a helpless little lamb, I gave myself away.

For...

I'd like to break the contract off, but that would never do.
My life would not be worth a groat, between meself and you.
I don't think she'd put me in a breach-of-promise case,
But with her two big fists, she'd put the breaches in me face!

For...

That's from memory, so there may be other verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Nov 05 - 02:38 PM

Can anyone explain the following phrases that appear in the sheet music that Guest Dale posted above?

"the full of the house"

"last grass"

"Seaside snaps"

p.s. I have looked at the sheet music and I believe the transcription is accurate.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Gurney
Date: 23 Nov 05 - 02:23 PM

Conjucture, this, entirely.

'Last Grass' would possibly mean "last spring, when the new grass grew."?
'The full of the house.'   Possibly A house-full (large quantity of).
'Seaside Snaps" From context, a magazine.

The last line of the verse puzzles me though. Is she pro or anti striking? Or is industrial striking the meaning?

Val Doonican's version had it 'and if there's any GIN around, 'tis ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Lighter
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 08:23 PM

Mr. Marketing Troll gives me the opportunity to observe that this perfectly innocent song may lie behind the well-known bawdy ditty of "Mary Ann Barnes, the Queen of All the Acrobats."

It's easily Googled.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Flash Company
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 05:32 AM

My dentist, Clare, now unhappily departed back to Dublin, fitted this to a T, as I used to tell her regularly. She had a marvellous cartoon in her surgery of Tony Blair, teeth to the fore, with Clare bearing down on him with a big pair of pincers saying 'Now this wont hurt a bit!'

FC


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWELVE STONE TWO
From: Mick Tems
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 06:11 AM

Bob Davenport used to sing about an Agricultural Irish Girl - a completely different song, but I thought you might share it:

Twelve Stone Two

Well, I'll tell you, friends and neighbours, that I'm frightened for me life,
'Cos by this time tomorrow I'll be buckled to a wife;
An an agricultural Irish girl just twice the size of me,
And I'll tell you that I'm frightened what the consequence will be.

CHORUS: She's a fine, big woman, she's one you couldn't tame,
And by tomorrow morning she'll possess me name.
I feel so dreadful nervous that I don't know what to do,
For tomorrow I'll be buckled under twelve stone two.

She made me sit upon the bench, then sat upon me knee,
Imagine twelve stone two on a little chap like me.
She did all of the courting, I hadn't a word to say,
And like some helpless little lamb, I gave meself away. (CHORUS)

I'd like to break the contract off, but that would never do,
Me life would not be worth a jot, between meself and you.
I don't think she'll put me in a Breach Of Promise case,
But with her two big fists she'll put the breaches in me face.(CHORUS)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: GUEST,Beachcomber
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 05:01 PM

I always heard the line as

"The full of yr arms of Irish love was Mary Ann Malone"

makes more sense (If that is what is required ??)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Agricultural Irish Girl
From: Gurney
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 05:16 AM

Dr Price, I heard the line to be "Me life would not be worth a GROAT... not that it makes a difference.

Different words, different tune, different attitude from the suitor. Different song. Good one, though.
I've sung both.


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Subject: Lyr Add: AGRICULTURAL IRISH GIRL
From: GUEST,CelticWarrior
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 05:26 PM

Born and bred in Ireland, here's the info on THE correct version for ye; Hope it works!
AGRICULTURAL IRISH GIRL
(J. F. Mitchell)
Val Doonican - 1964


If all the girls in Ireland
Were gathered up together
There's none like my Mary Ann
In every kind of weather
The rain won't wash the powder off her face
She doesn't wear it
And her figure and face are all her own
The truth I must declare it

Chorus:
She's a fine stout lump
Of agricultural Irish girl
Her face is worth a fortune
And her figure is all her own
She can strike that hard you would think
That you were hit by the kick of a mule
But the full of a house of Irish love
Is Mary Ann Malone

She was never e-d-i-cated
She doesn't know her letters
But she's all a lady wants my boys
And better than her betters
She doesn't speak ital-i-an
Or read the sporting papers
But she knows the horse will win the race
She knows the form by jabers

She was only seventeen last year
But still she's growing greatly
I wonder what her form will be
When she fills out completely
You's think your hand was in a vice
The minute that she'd take it
And if there's any cake at hand
Tis Mary Ann will ate it

Repeat Chorus

Alternate Chorus:
For she's a fine stout lump
Of an agricultural Irish girl
Her face is worth a fortune
And her figure is all her
But she can hit that hard....Oooh
You'ld think it the kick of a mule you got
The fill of your arms of Irish love
Is Mary Ann Malone


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agriculure Irish gir
From: GUEST,Celtic Warrior
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 05:32 PM

Sorry the words on the chorus didn't edit properly. Chorus shud be like this

For she's a fine, big, strong lump of an agricultural Irish girl
Her face is worth a fortune - sure her figure is all her own
And she hit that hard, you'd think 'twas the belt of a mule ye got
The fill of your arms of Irish love is Mary Ann Malone.


That's how I learned it in my youth.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Agricultural Irish Girl
From: GUEST,GUEST,maidhc
Date: 27 Jul 08 - 01:05 AM

"Twelve Stone Two" was recorded by "Patrolman" Frank Quinn, who made a large number of Irish-American records, both songs and instrumentals, in the 1920s and early 1930s.

It's a bit hard to make out, but I think his version of the chorus goes:
She's a fine big woman and she knows that same
...
buckled ON TO twelve stone two

(Twelve stone two is 174 pounds.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Agricultural Irish girl
From: GUEST,Passing guest . . .
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 08:38 PM

Donn Byrne in his book Hangman's House records the chorus as follows:

She's a fine, strong, supple lump of an Irish agricultural girl,
She neither paints nor powders, and her figure is all her own.
When she gives you a slap of the jaw, sure you think it's the kick of a mule you've got -
The full of my arms of Irish love is pretty Kate Malone!


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