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Lyr Req: 'I remember the day I was christened...'

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A BUSH CHRISTENING


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ADD: The Tipperary Christening (6)
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Mick Lowe 23 Dec 99 - 08:39 PM
radriano 24 Dec 99 - 10:58 AM
Margo 24 Dec 99 - 11:50 AM
Mick Lowe 25 Dec 99 - 06:46 PM
Margo 25 Dec 99 - 10:20 PM
sophocleese 25 Dec 99 - 10:47 PM
Mick Lowe 26 Dec 99 - 08:12 PM
Margo 27 Dec 99 - 11:10 AM
sophocleese 27 Dec 99 - 12:46 PM
Mick Lowe 28 Dec 99 - 07:38 PM
Margo 29 Dec 99 - 10:06 AM
sophocleese 29 Dec 99 - 01:24 PM
Mick Lowe 29 Dec 99 - 07:57 PM
SingsIrish Songs 03 Jan 00 - 03:14 AM
JenEllen 03 Jan 00 - 03:21 AM
Margo 03 Jan 00 - 01:13 PM
John in Brisbane 03 Jan 00 - 06:37 PM
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GUEST,Connie Trigger 30 Oct 10 - 03:41 PM
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Subject: Can you Id this tune
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 08:39 PM

I've no idea what it's called, and the only snippet I have goes as follows:-

How well I remember the day I was christened
The water was cold and I let out a yell
Old Jake McGuire was up in the choir
Playing the organ, it sounded like ....

Thanks
Mick


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: radriano
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 10:58 AM

Can't say I recognize this "song"

Sorry, but this is a peeve of mine.

radriano


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Margo
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 11:50 AM

What's your peeve radriano, identifying songs or the cold christening water? Margo


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 25 Dec 99 - 06:46 PM

Just shoving it back on top


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Margo
Date: 25 Dec 99 - 10:20 PM

Thought you were talking about the cold water again, Mick. Sorry I don't have any info for you, but I'll gladly help refresh this thread! Margo


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: sophocleese
Date: 25 Dec 99 - 10:47 PM

I think radriano's peeve was in calling something that had words but with no given melody a 'tune'. The distinction is often made between a specific combination of words and melody called a 'song' and melody without words, or with many different sets of associated words, called a 'tune'. Its not a peeve of mine but when I hear someone ask about a tune I expect to hear melody but when they ask about a song I expect to hear words. So it was a little surprising to me to see words and no melody with the thread name you had given.


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 08:12 PM

Well we're pretty simple here in the backwoods of Leicestershire and often utilise the word tune, when as you quite rightly point out, it should be song.. but then if I was after the melody I would be asking you to id the music
Why call a spade a spade when you can call it an agricultural implement and confuse as many people as possible.
We may be simple, but alas life isn't (that's the thought for today by the way)..
Thanks for pointing out the errors of my ways Sophocleese.
Mick


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Margo
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 11:10 AM

Aw, gee Mick. I didn't see any "errors". I suppose getting the sematics "right" will help your cause, though. Margo


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: sophocleese
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 12:46 PM

What really peeved me Mick was that I couldn't help. I don't know much but I like now and again to get something right. It sounds alike a fun one. I hope I didn't offend I was just trying to be clear.


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 07:38 PM

Soph (may I cal you that.. I know your cousin John.. brilliant comic actor)
No you didn't offend. I have to own up to falling under the post Chrimble blues. i.e. the anti-climax of it all and winding you up somewhat..
I do notice though that seeing as it's only you ,me and Margo adding to this thread, have we created the mudcat's forst "menage les trois".. yeah I know my French spelling is awful..
I can't spell in English either..
Thanks for taking the trouble in keeping this thread alive
Love you all..
Mick


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Margo
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 10:06 AM

Menage a trois? You love me? Oh Mick! How kinky! No complaints here... Margo


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: sophocleese
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 01:24 PM

Mick Love I'll keep your threads alive anytime I notice you need me too. Sigh! He loves me, ahhhh.


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 07:57 PM

You are both very wicked.. or should that be naughty but nice..
Have a great NewYear's Eve, but above all a very happy and prosperous New Year
Mick


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 03:14 AM

UH-HEM! Tush Tush Mick! (Or in American English, "Tisk Tisk!!).....

Okay, I've only just started looking for this one...don't know why it sounds familiar...perhaps it's because it sounds like a great song! (Almost said "tune" myself)

I know who I love...

Mary Kate


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: JenEllen
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 03:21 AM

Sounds awful familiar Mick, lemme do some searching and get back to you. Elle


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Margo
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 01:13 PM

Naughty me. Nautical but nice? Now that's a song by Gordy Euler!


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 06:37 PM

Mick, this is my first day back from the Woodford Festival, and I'm pleased to say that I can help you with this one. It's called The Tipperary Christening and lyrics and tune can be found in Ballads From The Pubs Of Ireland, Vol 1, James N Healy, Page 16. I don't have a copy handy at the moment, but if no one else volunteers I can get it to you soon. Regards, John.


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 08:26 PM

I bet that was one of the songbooks I had out of the library...let's only hope it wasn't the San Francisco library seeing as how I've moved....

I'll check for you Mick and let you know if I can retrieve it...

Thanks John in Brisbane!

Mary Kate


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 08:34 PM

John
A thousand thanks.. that's one series of books I never bothered to buy because most of the material I already had in other volumes.. okay call me mean, but I hate forking out hard earned cash on a book where you are only going to get one new song at best..
Mary.. I do indeed know who you love, as indeed I know you know who my true affections lie with, we are fortunate in being able to share such confidences with each other..
Margo, I hope it was the reference to the "menage le trois" you thought kinky, as opposed to my love for you and not wishing to dilute it in anyway, I should add to all the wonderful people here on the mudcat.. though I may get you to explain more re the nautical reference.. are you hiding more than you're telling?..
And Sophocleese I could hear the "stage directions" in your "voice".. a long and prosperous career in the art of acting awaits you.. if you're not already involved even at the amateur dramatics level.. believe me.. you need to be treading the stage.. as indeed we all do, if only we knew it... Life is but one major play..
I'm glad I have such a strong cast around me here on the cat..
I wish you all the best of best of New Years and hope all your dreams and wishes come true..
Mick


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 08:46 AM

Well Mick I was wrong! The lyrics to Tipperary Christening bear no relation to the snippet you submitted. I'll post Tipperary Christening as soon as I can. In the meantime your request still has me enthralled - I have seen the lyrics quite recently as I recall the similarity in tone to Paterson's Bush Christening. I'll just have to work those brain cells a bit harder. Sorry for the misinformation. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 05:57 PM

John
You had me going for a while there.. I "found" I had a copy of Tipperary Christening which as you quite rightly say, is not the song I'm looking for.. I was wondering if you had a different version than mine.. but I see not... thanks for your time and trouble in helping to track this wee timourous song down
Mick


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 08:01 PM

Forgot to add before Mick that you're an absolute mongrel - this is going to drive me nuts until this is found. Cheers, John.


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 21 Jan 00 - 08:43 PM

John,
I might agree with you me being a dog.. but since I last visted this particular thread and having had my computer stolen and hence losing lots of invaluable material, I would be quite chuffed to be able to track this particular song down.. Do I now say Woof..Woof..??


Cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: GUEST,Joe Curran
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 08:51 PM

Hi:

I've been attempting to track down this same song for some time.
    How well I remember the day I was christened
    the water was cold and I let out a yell!
    Old Jake McGuire was up in the choir (or or)
    Playing the organ and it sounded like...
    Dee da dum do da dum die da dum day
    Dee da dum do da dum die da dum day
    De da dum do da dum
    De da dum do da dum
    De da dum do da dum
    Die da dum day

Have you had any luck finding the rest of the words?


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: Jim Lad
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 10:17 PM

I think the last line is actually 'Do da dum de dum day".


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Subject: RE: Can you Id this tune
From: DADGBE
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 11:23 PM

This may turn out to be some sort of a record for a 'Cat thread. Over seven years and still no answer - amazing!

Of course, I missed the earlier postings entirely. I was busy walking, feeding and playing with my pet peeve so perhaps I may be forgiven. It would be lovely to finaly learn what the hell this "song" is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'How well I remember the day I was...'
From: GUEST,Connie Trigger
Date: 30 Oct 10 - 03:41 PM

I've been looking for this song for years as well, Googling it every once in a while and hoping it would come up. This is the first time!

Joe Curran, are you from Troy? If so, you may be my father Matt's cousin. He used to sing this song to us when we were kids. I think I remember him saying that it was on a 78 that his father had.

Connie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'How well I remember the day I was...'
From: GUEST,Connie Trigger
Date: 30 Oct 10 - 03:41 PM

P.S. I'd be happy to sing it to anyone who would find it helpful to hear the tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'How well I remember the day I was...'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Oct 10 - 04:42 PM

It's been established that "The Tipperary Christening" is not the song requested in the original post in the thread. However, since "Tipperary Christening" was mentioned (and since I went to quite some trouble to find it before I realized it wasn't the requested song), I thought I'd post it.
You'll find it in this thread.
But we still don't have complete lyrics for the song that was originally requested in this thread. Can anyone post them?
Connie, which song is it that you know? If you'd like to sing it to me, contact me by e-mail.

-Joe-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Req: How well I remember the day I was christened
From: GUEST,Connie Trigger
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 05:48 PM

Joe - I emailed you!


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