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Lyr Req: The Humour Is on Me Now

Mary Doyle 26 Dec 99 - 10:03 AM
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Subject: I will and I must get married
From: Mary Doyle
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 10:03 AM

Hi,

I'm looking for the words of the song which includes the following words:

"I will and I must get married for the humour is on me now."

All help appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: bill\sables
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 11:31 AM

Hi Mary , the title of the song is The Humour is On Me Now It was recorded by Ruby Murray in the 50s I'm sure I have the words somewhere I will try to look them up for you Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: kendall
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 11:43 AM

thats similar to one Ed Trickett recorded for Folk Legacy titled THE FIT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 12:23 PM

off the top of my head...may be minor differences in versions...

"One evening last September, as the dew lay on the lawn
A mother and her daughter went out to promenard.
And as they promenarded, the daughter made this vow,
"Oh, I must & will be married, for the fit comes on me now"

"Oh, daughter, dearest daughter, please hold your silly tongue".
"you speak of getting married when you know you are too young"
"I am sixteen next Sunday, Ma, and that you must allow,"
Oh, I must and will be married, for the fit comes on me now"

ooops..RT interruption...will post this much and type rest in a bit,,,unless someone beats me to it...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Bruce O.
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 12:33 PM

In the 'Burl Ives Songbook' it's called "Lolly To Dum". It probably comes from a broadside. C. M. Simpson in 'The British Broadside Ballad and Its Music' quotes a verse of a 19th century broadside balad "The Fit Comes On Me Now" as :

It was on a Easter Monday, in the spring time of the year,
A mother and her daughter, as you shall quickly hear,
Jane said as they were walking, I'll tell you what I'll do,
I must and will get married the fit comes on me now.

I don't have any more of it, and its probably much older, because a broadisde ballad of 1665 called for the tune "The Fit's come on me now". The 17th century tune is B140 on my website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Clifton53
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 12:55 PM

If you have a chance to see "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and company, they do this song in the wedding reception scene. Lot's of other good music in this film.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Bruce O.
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 08:19 PM

I searched DT for "Rolly:, but forgot to look again after I found out it is "Lolly". It is in DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: _gargoyle
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 08:35 PM

Bruce what is your website's address?

Currently, gathering Renaissance/Elizabethian broadsides information for outdoor singers pre/inter/post during a Drama Production in March....

The Classical Midi Collection Renaissance Period has been helpful....as has The Classical MIDI Archives Medieval MIDI

THANX


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Bruce O.
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 09:22 PM

www.erols.com/olsonw

Check the SCA Minstrel website, too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: _gargoyle
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 11:24 PM

Thank you...what a fine collection you have put together.

The links will keep me going until the eyes go blurry....
(BTW check Londonary/Danny Boy link)....
( Found it, but only after truncating to the homepage)

THANX again! The director will be ecstatic.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLY TRUDAM
From: harpgirl
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 11:54 PM

...Gargoyle and Bruce O (in the same sentence,my word!) the text of "Rolly Trudam" comes from Miss Mabel Mooney of Oxford Mississippi this way:

ROLLY TRUDAM

As I went out one morning to take the morning air
Rolly trudam, trudam, trudam, Rolly day
As I went out one morning to take the morning air
I met an old lady talking to her daughter fair
Rolly trudam, trudam, trudam, Rolly day

"Hush your foolish talking and stop your rattling tongue
Rolly trudam, trudan, trudam, Rolly day
You talk about your marrying, you know you are too young
Rolly trudam, trudam, Rolly day

"If I were willing. oh, who would be your man?
Rolly trudam, trudam, trudam, Rolly day
If I were willing, oh, who would be your man?"
"Land sakes, mamma, I'd get my handsome Sam"
Rolly trudam, trudam, Rolly day

"Doctors and lawyers and men behind the plow
Rolly trudam, trudam, trudam, Rolly day
"Doctors and lawyers and men behind the plow
They all want to marry me and marry now
Rolly trudam, trudam, trudam, Rolly day

"Now my daughter's married and pretty well to do
Rolly trudam, trudam, trudam, Rolly day
"Now my daughter's married and pretty well to do
Lord sakes, daughter, I believe, I'll marry too
Rolly trudam, trudam, trudam, Rolly day


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Bruce O.
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 01:11 AM

In the Traditional Ballad Index (Mudcat's Links) "I must and I will be married" is separated from "Lolly To Dum", because of different verse form.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: harpgirl
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 08:21 AM

...Garg...any broadside production should surely have "The Unfortunate Miss Bailey"...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: bill\sables
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 12:22 PM

Mary, I still have not found the words. I have moved home recently and I have not yet organised my song library but I will keep looking for you. Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: _gargoyle
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 12:48 PM

Appreciate the suggestion G-Harp...(certainly is an entertaining tale and would keep the audience amuzed)) but they are insistant, that all music be Elizabethian or before....no anachronisms permited.

Got an entire night's worth from Bruce's...now converting MIDI to WAV...so they can hear examples, read lyrics, and take their pick.

THANX again Bruce, this fortutious thread and your structured homepage were most helpful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 02:22 PM

harpgirl...you remind me: A lady I knew many years ago gave me an 'extra' verse to "Unfortunate Miss Bailey"...I have NO idea if it is trad or new, but it has the sound..

Next morn his man came to his door
"Oh, John, my man, come dress me;
"Miss Bailey's got my five-pound note."
Says John, "Good heavens, bless me-
"I shouldn't mind if she had got
"No more than all your riches...
"But with your five-pound,ye gads,
"She's got your only britches."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Bruce O.
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 02:34 AM

"Unfortunae Miss Bailey" is of July 25, 1803. See "Ally Croker" in the Scarce Songs 1 file on my website for further info.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 03:32 AM

Carmel Quinn also recorded it as a duet with Arthur Godfrey in the 1950's...

Music and lyrics are available at Prof's Traditional Irish Pages...click music map on the navi bar and select "songs"... here's the URL:

Prof's Pages

http://www.prof.co.uk/irish1.htm

One of my favourites to sing!

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 03:33 AM

If you do visit the Prof's site and request the music, tell him SingsIrish sent ya...though he may stumble upon this thread....

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Mary Doyle
Date: 14 Jan 00 - 04:38 PM

To Bill D. and all others who responded to my request.

Thanks for all the interesting correspondence and to Bill for half the lyrics. For various reasons I wasn't able to pick up on the thread since. I would appreciate the rest of the words, Bill. The Prof's site had them, but sadly his computer and all his data (backups are SO important) were stolen very recently.

Mary


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HUMOUR IS ON ME NOW (from Ronnie Drew
From: Mary Doyle
Date: 16 Jan 00 - 05:55 PM

Hi all,

Thanks to all who responded to my request to the words for "THE HUMOUR IS ON ME NOW". I have now found them as the song was recorded recently by Ronnie Drew in a version he learned from the singing of Delia Murphy. They are as follows:

I have come up with them as the song was recorded recently by Ronnie Drew, from a version learnt from the singing of Delia Murphy.

In case you don't have them, or have a different version here are the words:

As I went out one morning it being the month of May
A farmer and his daughter I spied upon me way,
The girl sat down quite calmly to the milking of her cow
Saying I will and I must get married for the humour is on me now.

Ah be quiet you foolish daughter and hould your foolish tongue,
You're better free and single and happy while you're young,
But the daughter shook her shoulders as she milked her patient cow,
Saying I will and I must get married for the humour is on me now.

And who are you to tell me that and you married young yourself
And took me darling mother from off the single shelf,
Ah sure daughter dear go easy and milk your patient cow,
For a man may have his humour but the humour is off me now.

But indeed I'll tell me mother the awful things you say,
Indeed I'll tell me mother this very blessed day,
Now daughter have a heart dear or you'll cause a fearful row,
Well I will unless I'm married for the humour is on me now.

Oh well if you must get married will you tell me who's the man
And quickly she did answer there's William, James and John,
A carpenter, a tailor, and a man to milk the cow,
For I will and I must get married for the humour is on me now.

Well if you must be married will you tell me what you'll do.
Sure I will the daughter answered, sure the same as Ma and you,
I'll be mistress of me dairy, and me butter and me cow,
And your husband too, I'll venture, for the humour is on you now.

So at last the daughter married and married well-to-do,
She loved her darling husband for a month, a year or two,
But John was all a tyrant and she quickly rued her vow,
Saying I'm sorry that I'm married for the humour is off me now.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 12-Jul-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: Bruce O.
Date: 16 Jan 00 - 07:07 PM

There's another 17th century tune, this time called "The Fit's come over me now", also in 9/8 time, in MS Panmure 7 = NLS MS 9454, a violin score of about 1675, but I don't have a copy.

I suspect the "The Maulster's Daughter of Marlborough" was modeled on "The fits come on now". It went through a chapbook version called "The Longing Maid" before it became the "Whistle, Daughter, Whistle" in DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will and I must get married
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 17 Jan 00 - 10:48 PM

Mary,

If you would be interested in the sheet music for this song I have it (courtesy of The Prof from a request I made not too long ago)...Email me at SingsIrish@email.msn.com if you would like them and I'll get the music to you ASAP.

Cheers,

Mary Kate


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Humour Is on Me Now
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Nov 11 - 02:50 PM

THE HUMOUR IS ON ME NOW can be found, with notation for a melody line and chords, in Ireland: The Songs by Frank Browne (Mel Bay Publications, 1995), page 34. It has one verse that is not in the version posted above:

6. A carpenter's a sharp man, and a tailor's hard to face,
With his legs across the table and his threads about the place
And sure John's a fearful tyrant and never lacks a row,
Bit I will and I must get married for the humour is on me now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Humour Is on Me Now
From: GUEST,Knud Sandbæk Nielsen
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 12:33 PM

The song is heard in the movie The Quiet Man (1952, John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Humour Is on Me Now
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 12:42 AM

I believe this song can also be heard once or twice in the BBC TV series Fingersmith during the insane asylum scenes.


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