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Lyr Req: Good Ship Ragamuffin

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GUEST,Degsy 31 Mar 00 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,Noel P 31 Mar 00 - 09:01 AM
Ranks 31 Mar 00 - 09:42 AM
SDShad 31 Mar 00 - 10:18 AM
Alan of Australia 31 Mar 00 - 10:23 AM
GUEST,degsy 23 Aug 00 - 11:41 AM
MMario 23 Aug 00 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,degsy 23 Aug 00 - 11:53 AM
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Subject: Good Ship Raggamuffin
From: GUEST,Degsy
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 08:38 AM

I am trying to find the words for this song. The chorus I think goes like this:

Farewell to your bricks and mortar, farewell to your dirty lies, Farewell to your ganger men and your gang-bangs and to hell with your over-time, For the good ship Raggamuffin is lying in the quay, To take ould Pat with his shovel on his back to the shores of Botany Bay.

Anyone? I've run a hlf dozen searches to no avail.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Ship Raggamuffin
From: GUEST,Noel P
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 09:01 AM

Hi Degsy, if you do a search for Botany Bay in the forum with a filter of Botany you will find a number of threads with the lyrics you require. Noel P.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Ship Raggamuffin
From: Ranks
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 09:42 AM

I never heard of this song, but the title is brilliant. I wonder who sailed with it. Bounty Killer, Beenie Man or Shabba Ranks?

Greetings

Ranks


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Subject: Lyr Add: BOTANY BAY (Clancy and Makem)
From: SDShad
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 10:18 AM

I've heard this as "Botany Bay," sung by Clancy and Makem. I found this version of the lyric, which I've modified to more closely resemble [my memory of] the Clancy/Makem version, in just a few places. I've found several verions of it on the web, actually, none of them exactly like the one I've heard.

Chorus:

Farewell to your bricks and mortar, farewell to your dirty lime
Farewell to your gangers and gang planks
And to hell with your overtime
For the good ship Ragamuffin is lying at the quay
For to take oul Pat with a shovel on his back
To the shores of Botany Bay

I'm on my way down to the quay, where the ship at anchor lay
To command a gang of navvys, that they told me to engage
I thought I'd drop in for a while before I went away
For to take a trip on an emigrant ship to the shores of Botany Bay

(Chorus)

The boss came up this morning, and he says to me "Hello,
If you don't fix your mortar right I'm afraid you'll have to go"
So since he did insult me, I demanded all my pay
And I told him straight, I was going to emigrate to the shores of Botany Bay

(Chorus)

And when I reach Australia I'll go and dig for gold
There's plenty there for the digging of, or so I have been told
Or else I'll go back to my trade and a hundred bricks I'll lay
Because I live for an eight hour shift on the shores of Botany Bay

(Chorus)

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Ship Raggamuffin
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 10:23 AM

G'day,
The title of the song is "The Shores Of Botany Bay". There is an earlier thread with words here.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: Good Ship Raggamuffin
From: GUEST,degsy
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 11:41 AM

Just a guest with a request. Ran a search for the lyrics and drew a blank. I would appreciate any help. Chorus starts "Farewell to your bricks and mortar......"

degsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Ship Raggamuffin
From: MMario
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 11:46 AM

it's here Shores of Botany bay

found using the supersearch and "botany bay"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Ship Raggamuffin
From: GUEST,degsy
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 11:53 AM

MMario go raibh mile maith agat

degsy


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