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Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?

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Subject: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 07:31 PM

Another thread of today suggests Liam Clancy may have died; others posting to the thread say he's fine. Liam Clancy's website message board can be visited for an update, just Click here

PLEASE:

Post any ongoing information here, NOT IN THE OTHER THREAD, which will then lapse.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: bob schwarer
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 07:49 PM

Well, he says he's not dead. Hope he's not pulling my leg.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 07:50 PM

Hope it's really him and not a post-imposter...


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 08:02 PM

Howard Hughes is dead. I have his Will right here and......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: Willie-O
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 08:09 PM

No wonder I couldn't find it in the news. So much for my biting analysis of the deficiency of glitzy online news coverage vis-a-vis the misunderstood folk music genre. And I checked half a dozen _unspeakably pretentious_ commercial news sites as research. I tell ya, my eyes are still hurtin. Glad Liam set the record straight his own self!

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 08:12 PM

Praise God, it would appear the man's done a Dave Swarbrick (Dave had the interesting experience of reading his own obituary a little time back.)


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: GUEST,Corbett
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 08:14 PM

I have been in contact with Liam personally, and he is certainly NOT dead. Besides, the report said that he died in his Connecticut home. He lives in Co. Waterford in Ireland! :)


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: fulurum
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 09:20 PM

i'll go with m.c.. he is a friend of liams and he moderates the liam clancy site. so your getting it pretty much from the horses mouth.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 09:24 PM

Yeah but what about this Howard Hughes Will I have?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: Amos
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 09:24 PM

Cal the judge spaw -- but use an unlisted phone number.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 09:32 PM

What do Liam Clancy and Mark Twain have in common?

Well, a Liam Clancy has died and is being waked in Connecticut. I'm sure we're all sorry for that. I just got off the phone with Robbie O'Connell and he assures me the Liam Clancy is well.

R.I.P. this story.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 09:39 PM

Hey Dan...Is that what happened really? Did a Liam clancy die in Conn? I bet his family is getting some strange calls....poor people.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 04:03 PM

refresh

POST HERE


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: GUEST,Liam Clancy
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 11:52 AM

I'm still alive folks, and sinnin' as the old song says. I like logging on to Mudcat too much to die!

If there is a Liam Clancy in Connecticut who passed away, mu sincerest sympathy to his family.

As for me - I hope to be singing for a few years yet.

Love to all

Liam Clancy


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: bob schwarer
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 11:59 AM

Thank you.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 12:30 PM

What a gracenote for the Mudcat chorus!

Nice hearing from you, Liam!! Y'all come back,hear?

Amos


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: GUEST,Praiseatworkandmissinghercookies
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 12:37 PM

Yeah, Liam--but we prayed fer yer soul anyway!!!


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: Molly Malone
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 12:56 PM

And it didn't even take a bucket o' whiskey flyin' at him...;)


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: fulurum
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 12:58 PM

wecome back liam. hope your hangover from the wake is better.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 01:06 PM

I'm waiting for Howard Hughes to check in myself.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: fulurum
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 01:22 PM

maybe he's already here just using the guest moniker. are you out there howard?


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: JamesJim
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 11:18 PM

An honor to hear from you sir. Hope your "live" (and newley recorded) voice resounds amongst us for many years to come. Looks like this might make a good song title, huh? "Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?"


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FUNERAL (from Alistair Brown)
From: sophocleese
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 11:31 PM

Well, this would seem to be an appropriate song for the occasion. Sorry there are a few words I'm not sure of. Anybody who can correct them feel free to do so. Glad to hear the rumours are unfounded.

THE FUNERAL, traditional as sung by Alistair Brown

Well, the other night I got an invitation to a funeral,
But to me disappointment, the fellow didn't die.
He said that he was sorry for having disappointed us,
And seeing he apologized, we let the thing go by.
To ease our disappointment, he took us out and treated us.
He bought a quart of porter for a company of ten.
When somebody asked him whose money he was squandering,
The fellow took his wallet out, we didn't ask again.

Well, we bought a concertina for to keep up the high hilarity,
But none of us could play it, though we tried our best and worst;
And we made an awful noise on it, and if it's any benefit,
We played the thing so carefully that all the bellows burst.
We bought a boiled potato to fix the concertina with,
When someone hit Maloney with the carcase of a cat.
He bundled up his whiskers and he read us out the riot act,
And swore that he'd put two heads on the divil that done that.

Well, the owner of the beer shop, when he saw us a rioting,
He ordered us to get out, ah, but that we all refused;,
So he whistled up some locals that were standing round the corner
And for ten or fifteen minutes, we were bodily abused.
Well, when we left the beer shop and down the road we started.
A bunch of hungry urchins, they pelted us with mud.
We ordered them to chuck it. They said that they were doing that,
And then they all ran off and they left us where we stood.

Well, the next thing we saw was a bunch of Salvationists.
They rifled all our pockets and they asked us were we saved.
Poor Little John McGinty got escorted to the station house
For asking a policeman if his appetite was shaved.
Well, all to free McGinty, we all took off our undershirts
And down to the pawnshop we marched the blooming lot.
We told them that we only wanted ten and six on them.
"Enough already on them" was the answer that we got.

Well, we got the ten and sixpence all for to free McGinty with.
Bad luck to the beer shop we met along the way.
Of course, we couldn't pass it without having some refreshment,
And we squandered every penny of the fine we had to pay.
The beer it being in us, the sense it soon was out of us,
And for a bit of rioting we quickly did repair.
We battled one another till we weren't worth three ha'pence.
Ye'd a carpet on the floor with all the skin and hair.

Now McGinty hit McGantsy and McGansty hit some other man,
And any man hit any man against who he had a spite;
And poor little McNamara who was sitting doing nothing
Got a kick that broke his jawbone for not indulging in the fight.
We fought away like Turks till the police separated us
And took us to the station with broken noses and black eyes.
I got sixty days in jail. To me it was a lesson:
I will go no more to funerals until the fellow dies.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: GUEST,Howard Hughes
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 11:44 PM

I felt it was necessary to check in here too and assure you all that I am, in fact, quite dead. I know that because Elvis is here dining with me.

Yours in Necrowhackiness,

HH


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: GUEST,Elvis
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 11:48 PM

Yezzir, I'm right here with Mr. Hughes at the table. couldja' take that tissue off the mashed potatos and pass 'em over to me Howard.......Thankya', thankya', very much.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: paddyc
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:32 AM

Maybe Liam should title his next album that. "Liam Clancy-Dead or Alive"


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:41 AM

Was that a USED tissue?


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 01:31 AM

So let me get this straight. You actually think Mr. Clancy is going to come back often to read the ongoing story of relief and ridiculosity we call our Mudcat Forum.

Hey, maybe he will! I just found out pigs can fly!


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: fulurum
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 09:02 AM

have you ever met liam? he's an o.k.guy. the night i met him he hung out with us for about forty minutes telling us great stories. i wouldn't be surprised at all to hear back from him again. go to his home page he's answered a some of the people. homepage.tinet.ie/~clan/English


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: GUEST,Praise
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 10:37 AM

I was just jokin' on us, not suggesting he was above us.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 08:02 PM

Sophocleese

rascality = "high hilarity"
bottle rack = "divil that done that"!
McGantsy = "McGinty"

The tune, curiously enough, is "The Teetotaller"!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: sophocleese
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 09:45 PM

Thank you Martin Ryan. 'the divil that done that' just seemed to get swallowed up and I couldn't figure it out at all. Its a fun song, I thought it seemed somewhat appropriate here.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 12:12 AM

He is not dead he just looks dead! Probably the quacks have took him off the juice of life. Someone buy him a copy of my brand new guide to the Irish wake just in case. Lots of songs in it....

Somehow one would expect Liam to be singing at his own. Dont watch the news watch the ticket offerings for carnagee hall! for the wake book go to:

http://www.bcpl.lib.md.us/~cbladey/hutmanA.html

the go to the bookshop link....on the right It is called The Wake which knows no sleeping and is the most complete guide to the Irish wake in existence.

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: GUEST,A Ringer
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 12:30 PM

I'm very sad to say that Liam has died today Friday 4th Dec 2009 at 1pm GMT in Cork City Ireland, this is no hoax this time - sadly. His legend will live on through his music, book and films.


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Subject: RE: Liam Clancy, Dead or Alive?
From: ard mhacha
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 01:34 PM

Very sad a true legend,
http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1204/clancyl.html

Please post to this thread: OBIT: Liam Clancy.
Thank you - mod


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