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Lyr Req: Keep Your Legs Together Coming Home

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GUEST,Irish Brigade 24 Mar 00 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,mike 24 Mar 00 - 04:53 PM
GUEST,Paddy(1) 25 Mar 00 - 04:32 PM
GUEST,Irish Brigade 25 Mar 00 - 07:47 PM
alison 26 Mar 00 - 11:07 PM
GUEST,Paddy(1) 27 Mar 00 - 01:52 PM
alison 28 Mar 00 - 02:50 AM
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Subject: Keep Your Legs Together Coming Home from
From: GUEST,Irish Brigade
Date: 24 Mar 00 - 03:32 PM

May also be called "Fagan, the Lodger" Starts with:Daughter, dearest daughter, there's a wakin' in Kildare And Fagan, the Lodger is sure to be there. You know he's fine and handsome You know he's tall and straight So keep your legs ....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Keep Your Legs Together Coming Home
From: GUEST,mike
Date: 24 Mar 00 - 04:53 PM

Hi email billy.johnston1@virgin.net he has the words on his computer. It is one of the songs he sings.

Tell him Mike McGarth passed on his email address.

Mike


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Subject: ADD: Fagins Wake (Foster & Allen)
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 04:32 PM

Lyrics as requested from a recording by Foster and Allen, but don't hold that against the song !!!

FAGINS WAKE

Daughter dearest daughter there's a wake down in Kildare
And the lodger, the lodger will surely be there
I know he's tall and handsome, I know he's tall and straight
But keep your legs together coming home from the wake

Oh mother dearest mother, what an awful thing to say
I'll keep away from Fagan until my wedding day
Although he's tall and handsome, although he's tall and straight
I'll keep my legs together comimg home from the wake
When Maty reached the waking house 'twas young and gay she felt
Fagan sat down by the bed and drank the dead man's health
Well gra mo chroi 'twas sad to see the oul' man on the bed
A mean oul' crature when alive, he's a fine man now he's dead

Twas early the next morning, they walked down the boreen
She kept admiring Fagan, the best she'd ever seen
Temptation proved too much for her she let him have his way
As Fagan says the best of friends get parted every day

Nine months have been and gone since Fagan rang the bell
The anxious wait has been like years for fear of any swell
Young and foolish though they were, of them I'll speak no ill
They was no cause to fret you see, 'cause Mary took took the pill

Paddy(1)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRy2c55bvbc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Keep Your Legs Together Coming Home
From: GUEST,Irish Brigade
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 07:47 PM

Thanks so much! That song was from our Foster & Allen period, around 1983. I'm so glad to have it in my archives.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Keep Your Legs Together Coming Home
From: alison
Date: 26 Mar 00 - 11:07 PM

is there a tune?

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Keep Your Legs Together Coming Home
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 01:52 PM

Alison

Iknow very little about music and I don't know how to create a 'tune' that would help you with this song.

Here is a set of chords that work, (not from any book) and with a little bit of manipulation I'm sure you can find a key thet works for you

You strum it like an up beat version of 'Sunday Morning Comin Down' or Waylon and Willie's version of 'Good Hearted Woman'

On reflection, I think I strum every song this way !!!!

The song should be sung with a deadpan expression for maximum effect

(A)Daughter dearest daughter there's a wake down in Kil(E)dare
And the lodger, the lodger will surely be (A)there
I (D)know he's tall and handsome, I know he's tall and (A)straight
But keep your legs together coming (E)home from the (A)wake

etc.

Paddy(1)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Keep Your Legs Together Coming Home
From: alison
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 02:50 AM

Thanks... get yourself a mic and you can sing it to me on hearme sometime...

slainte

alison


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