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Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)

Joe Offer 20 Jun 22 - 08:21 PM
GUEST 21 Jun 22 - 05:30 AM
GUEST 21 Jun 22 - 07:05 AM
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Steve Shaw 21 Jun 22 - 08:48 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 21 Jun 22 - 09:16 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 21 Jun 22 - 09:23 AM
GUEST,MISch 21 Jun 22 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,MISch 21 Jun 22 - 10:52 AM
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Subject: Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jun 22 - 08:21 PM

Any background information, corrections?


AFTER HOURS
(C. McGettigan)

Go in thru the side door, no need to worry now the coast is clear
We can make a little music for the night is ours,
it will sound a lot sweeter, after hours

After hours, really let your hair down
After hours when the lights are low
Forget about your troubles and mornin blues
Put up another round (2x)

Paddy sings a song like a good man,
sing it in your own way like only you can
You can give it all you feeling for the floor is yours
it will sound a lot sweeter, after hours

Chorus, then slow tune

Out in the clear light of mornin',
the street seems so strange in the early mornin
Never hears the birds sing like this before
and they sound a lot sweeter, after hours

Chorus

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Recorded by The Battlefield Band
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Subject: RE: Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 22 - 05:30 AM

https://youtu.be/in5I1AxA7h4


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Subject: RE: Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 22 - 07:05 AM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vowdF0Kkgbg, giving a little introduction while at it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 22 - 07:08 AM

Here is the man himself, giving it a little introduction.


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Subject: RE: Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 21 Jun 22 - 08:48 AM

Two grand tunes interleaved with the song, The Green Gates and Ship In Full Sail!


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Subject: RE: Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 21 Jun 22 - 09:16 AM

Caught a bit of Whiskey in the jar there. Didn't make make it far enough to reach the Green Gates.


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Subject: RE: Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 21 Jun 22 - 09:23 AM

That was me, by the way, trying to insert the link to McGettigan"s own version. I don't think there's a lot more background than it's a song about music at a lock-in, specifically at the place he mentions in his introduction in the video. He likes to paint pictures from memories in his songs. Won him (and Paul Harrington)the Eurovision too, once upon a time.


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Subject: RE: Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)
From: GUEST,MISch
Date: 21 Jun 22 - 10:34 AM

There's a reference to a specific pub in the liner notes to The Battlefield Band's album "After Hours":

»AFTER HOURS / THE GREEN GATES / THE SHIP IN FULL SAIL
Charlie McGettigan's 'After Hours' came to us as a result of Alistair's solo touring days in Ireland. The song was written in praise of the good times to be had in Kate's Bar, County Leitrim. No after hours drinking session — in Ireland or Scotland, or anywhere else we've been — would be complete without a tune or two, so we've included a pair of old session favourites in our arrangement here.
From: 'On The Rise', Temple TP021«

... and while I've got "Home Ground" in front of me, I'll type out the note as well:

»Charlie McGettigan, an Irish friend of Alistair's wrote this homily to the "after hours" pint, in good company. The Band have thrown a few well loved "session" tunes to add to the atmosphere and Alan fondly makes use of the Ronnie Drewaphone, in his renidition of a few bars of "Whisky in the jar".«


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Subject: RE: Origins: After Hours (C. McGettigan)
From: GUEST,MISch
Date: 21 Jun 22 - 10:52 AM

Spotted a few minor differences in the lyrics as well, so before I put the keyboard away again...

AFTER HOURS

1. Going in through the side door,
No need to worry now, the coast is clear.
We can make a little music now, the night is ours,
And it'll sound a lot sweeter after hours.

/Chorus/
After hours, really let your hair down,
After hours when the lights go low,
Forget about your troubles and morning blues,
Put up another round.

2. Paddy, sing a song like a good man,
Sing it in your own way like only you can.
You can give it all your feeling now, the floor is yours,
And it'll sound a lot sweeter after hours.

3. Out in the clear light of dawning,
Street seems so strange in the early morning.
Never heard the birds sing like this before,
And they sound a lot sweeter after hours.


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