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Lyr Req: Bridie Murphy and the Kamikaze Pilot

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GUEST,marysig@yahoo.com 30 Jan 00 - 02:06 AM
fulurum 30 Jan 00 - 11:13 PM
Barbara 31 Jan 00 - 01:28 AM
GUEST,katie 31 Jan 00 - 01:53 PM
fulurum 31 Jan 00 - 02:41 PM
CRANKY YANKEE 15 May 01 - 09:30 PM
Charley Noble 15 May 01 - 10:46 PM
Murray MacLeod 15 May 01 - 11:22 PM
BK 15 May 01 - 11:29 PM
Robby 16 May 01 - 08:07 AM
Murray MacLeod 16 May 01 - 09:01 AM
Robby 16 May 01 - 01:15 PM
Little Hawk 16 May 01 - 02:31 PM
Little Hawk 16 May 01 - 02:48 PM
GUEST,ray 08 Nov 14 - 03:08 PM
GUEST,# 08 Nov 14 - 03:27 PM
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GUEST,George henderson 09 Nov 14 - 02:39 AM
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Subject: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: GUEST,marysig@yahoo.com
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 02:06 AM

does anybody have the words for this Clancy/Makem song? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: fulurum
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 11:13 PM

are you sure its a Clancy/Makem song? i've been following them for a long time and never heard of it. They do the Ballad of St. Annes reel. could this possibly be what your looking for.


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: Barbara
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 01:28 AM

The one written by Michelle Shocked?


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRIDIE MURPHY AND THE KAMIKAZE PILOT
From: GUEST,katie
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 01:53 PM

Tommy Makem recorded this song, but it was only released in Ireland. The title is

BRIDIE MURPHY AND THE KAMIKAZE PILOT.

Bridie Murphy lived on the Island of Oahu
In the Convent of the Holy Cross.
Bridie was a nun. she wasn't havin' any fun.
She was thinkin' of kissin' it off.
"St. Ann, St. Ann won't you send me down a man
So I can get the hell out of here.
I don't are if he's short or if he's tall or if he's fat,
Just as long as he's not queer."

Yashihiri Yashimoto was a kamikaze pilot
In the land of the rising sun.
He climbed into his plane on the 7th of December,
Nineteen-forty-one.
Then he bombed the Arizona shoutin' "Tora! Tora! Tora!"
Then he thought that he would take his own life.
Says he, "I'm goin' to kill meself. I'd better try to kill meself."
He'd just had a row with his wife.

He crashed through the briars and he crashed through the brambles
And he crashed through the convent wall,
And he landed in the middle of Bridie Murphy's bedroom,
And Bridie Murphy started to bawl:
"It's a man! It's a man!, St. Ann, St. Ann,
I knew you would not let me down!
With his lovely little nose and his lovely little chin
And his propeller blade swingin' around."

Bridie Murphy married Yashihiri Yashimoto
And they had a little baby gacon
One eye was round and the other eye was slanted
So you'd think that he was winkin' when he wasn't


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: fulurum
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 02:41 PM

i stand corrected. how long ago was this recorded? what album was it on?


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 15 May 01 - 09:30 PM

And, What the hell is the melody?


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 May 01 - 10:46 PM

I'm in awe...


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 15 May 01 - 11:22 PM

OK, any of you thinking of learning this song (and why would you) let me tell you that unless you have served your apprenticeship singing "The Rocky Road to Dublin", taking only ONE breath per verse, then you haven't a hope of singing this song.

Murray


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: BK
Date: 15 May 01 - 11:29 PM

I get short of breath LISTENING to "The Rocky Road to Dublin."

Cheers, BK


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: Robby
Date: 16 May 01 - 08:07 AM

I heard Tommy Makem perform Bridie Murphy at one of Pittsburgh's Irishfests, some years ago. I am quite certain that, while a certain amount of lung capacity is helpful, the tune is not that for "The Rocky Road to Dublin", for which lung capacity is also a plus.
Robby


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 16 May 01 - 09:01 AM

Robby, I wasn't implying that the tune WAS the same, simply that the same breath control would be required. There are a lot of words in there. How about somebody posts the tune?

Murray


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: Robby
Date: 16 May 01 - 01:15 PM

Sorry, Murray,
Didn't mean to imply that you had made that suggestion. I just tried Rocky Road to Dublin and Bridie Murphy just didn't fit. However, please let me second your suggestion for a postion of the tune.
Robby


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 May 01 - 02:31 PM

And in this thread too, I repeat....

That song is the most godawful piece of tripe I have ever read in my life! I doesn't even scan half-decently. For sheer frigging ignorant know-nothing hillbilly dimwit Ozark-mentality idiocy I have seen nothing to quite equal it, except for a few of Spaw's tales about Cletus and Paw and the Reg boys (and those were supposed to be idiotic).

It's this kind of low class, moronic American BS that may have driven some Japanese to consider death preferable to life in postwar Japan.

I say:

EAT LEADEN DEATH, YANKEE DOGS! TENNO HEIKO BANZAI!!!

- LH (Grinning as he pulls the bomb release lever over Pearl...)


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Subject: RE: sister ann and the kamikaze pilot
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 May 01 - 02:48 PM

Phooey. Should have said it doesn't even scan half-decently.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bridie Murphy and the Kamikaze Pilot
From: GUEST,ray
Date: 08 Nov 14 - 03:08 PM

I can sing it for you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bridie Murphy and the Kamikaze Pilot
From: GUEST,#
Date: 08 Nov 14 - 03:27 PM

http://www.darbyogill.com/SngBridieMurphy.html

Song authorship. Short read. Still no answer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bridie Murphy and the Kamikaze Pilot
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Nov 14 - 03:50 PM

Mmmmm.... Should be able to find out...

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bridie Murphy and the Kamikaze Pilot
From: GUEST,#
Date: 08 Nov 14 - 04:02 PM

http://www.roguery.com/gurrier/irish_songs/kamikaze.htm

At that site it is attributed to Colm Gallagher.

I look forward to what you come up with, Martin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bridie Murphy and the Kamikaze Pilot
From: GUEST,George henderson
Date: 09 Nov 14 - 02:39 AM

Both Pat (the verse) Burke and Barry Gleeson sing this very funny song, but they have more verses.

Will try to find a recording and post later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bridie Murphy and the Kamikaze Pilot
From: CupOfTea
Date: 11 Nov 14 - 03:52 PM

I heard Clancy & Makem do this one on several US tours in the 80s. I remembered it, including melody, when I was searching for an entry for a "Worst Song" Contest. (Columbus Ohio Folk festival) Understanding that it wasn't the worst PLAYING that won, and that the previous year's winning song was Les Barker's parody "Will the Turtle be Unbroken." I knew that parodies were the mainstay, and since I was giving a parody workshop that festival, I wanted something else.

I came in second (to a parody, of course) after a couple rounds of elimination boo-offs. I was just as glad to come in second, as the winner gets to wear an enormous rosette (pink white and black with polka dots) that would interfere greatly with holding my autoharp. In an age of aggressive PC, and lots of sensitivity to racial issues, there are a very limited number of places where one can get away with this song- this may be the only place I'll ever sing it.

Joanne in Cleveland (St. Ann came through for me in a much less dramatic way)


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