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Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic

GUEST,Paddy 27 Jan 00 - 12:58 AM
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Subject: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: GUEST,Paddy
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 12:58 AM

Does anybody have the lyrics to the 200 Year Old Alcoholic by Liam Clancy?


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 07:01 AM

You might try going to The Liam Clancy Official website and emailing them, if no one else on here turns up with them. I didn't see lyrics per se at that site, but it looks pretty new and they are asking for input on the site, itself and list an email addy, so maybe they could help.

Good luck,

katlaughing


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE 200-YEAR-OLD ALCOHOLIC (Liam Clancy)
From: fulurum
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 10:05 AM

THE 200-YEAR-OLD ALCOHOLIC

CHORUS: Oh, it’s never to late to start living,
To get out and have some fun.
The sun will just as shiny in the morning
As the first day the world begun.

When I was eighty, I started smoking. Took to drinking at eighty-five.
At ninety, I started courting. Thank God that I was alive!
Ninety-five saw me in business, determined to rake in a pile.
At a hundred, I made my first million—Whoopee!—and I started living in style. (CHORUS).

Well I moved to an uptown penthouse, used fifties to light my cigars,
Developed a taste for fine champagne, drove fast Italian cars.
But the doctor he give me a warning and a lecture on right and wrong.
If I didn't give up my sinful ways, I couldn't live very long.
But I said to him, (CHORUS)

It gets kinda sad from here on in.

Now I'm a two-hundred-year-old alcoholic and the nicotine’s caught up on me.
But worst of all, in this morning’s mail, I got a suit for paternity.
Now I'm not really unhappy ‘cause maybe I'll have me a son,
And his mornings will be just as shiny as the first day the world begun. (CHORUS)

Sing like you mean it! (CHORUS)

By Liam Clancy. From the "Makem And Clancy Concert,” Shanachie 52003

HTML line breaks added in place of double spacing. --JoeClone, 12-Mar-02.


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Kernow John
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 05:48 PM

Sorry, saw the title of the thread and thought someone wanted me!
Baz


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: GUEST,Margie
Date: 18 Jul 01 - 12:53 AM

Thank you kindly for the speedy comeback...that is the song I recalled hearing...also on that same show, they sang as the finale "My Get Up and Go Has Got Up And Went". Another favorite.


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Jul 03 - 05:22 AM

Masato,

Thanks very much for the rapid response.

Domo arigato gosai masu!!

Omedetto!,

Happy San


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 18 Jul 03 - 05:40 AM

Like Baz, I thought I had a call. Lyrics to ..My youth is all spent... and a Good Thread, if you want 'em.

Slides back to somnabulence...

Cheers - Rip van Wrinkle


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 03 - 11:55 AM

refresh! Tune anyone?


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Peace
Date: 07 Nov 03 - 07:17 PM

He was cremated. Took four days to put out the fire.


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Nov 03 - 07:23 PM

"There are more old drunkards than old doctors." -- Rabelais


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Nov 03 - 07:32 PM

Mind, there's a lot more young drunkards than there are young doctors. (And there's a lot of young drunk doctors, or at least medical students.)


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Gareth
Date: 07 Nov 03 - 07:37 PM

Kevin - Your sterotyping again !!!!

Gareth **BG**


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Turlough
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 04:31 AM

What a coincidence. I started the same thread a few days ago! Only, nobody responded (sigh...). Anyway, I will try it again: does anybody have the tune to this song?


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Subject: RE: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Amos
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 08:47 AM

Turlough:

I do not; but don't take it personally! :>))

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: NightWing
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 08:24 PM

Tune, please? ABC, MIDI, anything?

BB,

NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Marc
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 08:47 PM

REfresh . Tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: GUEST,ossonflags in the black country
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 04:40 AM

Wow!!!!!!! I learnt that song this year after a visit to the west coast of Ireland.I give credit and thanks to Tim, the manager of "Dan Foleys Pub" in Annascaul Co.Kerry for giving me the tune and words. Was not to sure were it came from though - now I know, thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Turlough
Date: 10 Nov 03 - 06:33 AM

Well, there seems to be at least one person who actually knows the tune. So, fellow tune-seekers, do not despair (yet...)

:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: NightWing
Date: 07 Mar 12 - 12:19 AM

Six years later (almost, anyway) and still no tune. Anybody?

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: saulgoldie
Date: 07 Mar 12 - 02:16 PM

Night Wing, I have the tune going through my head. Dunno how to get it to you. PM me, and we can figure it out.

Saul


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: saulgoldie
Date: 07 Mar 12 - 02:19 PM

Whatthehey?!! Here it be, by himself:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CYnuVSwyoM


Saul


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic
From: Mr Happy
Date: 13 Jan 14 - 07:14 AM

On the vid, Clancy said he got the song from an uncle, so he [Clancy] didn't write it, anyone know who did & when?


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