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Lyr Req: sally maclenan

GUEST, 06 Apr 00 - 02:38 PM
MMario 06 Apr 00 - 02:49 PM
SDShad 06 Apr 00 - 03:16 PM
GUEST,Frankie 06 Apr 00 - 08:48 PM
Jon Freeman 07 Apr 00 - 07:34 PM
SDShad 07 Apr 00 - 10:19 PM
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Subject: sally maclenan
From: GUEST,
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 02:38 PM

dear guys:

going nuts trying to find the lyrics to this tune. all i have is a version by an old los angles based band and they sing it poorly but it's a great tune and my band wants to cover it. please help.

thanks, marc

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sally maclenan
From: MMario
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 02:49 PM

A few hints? Do you have any of the lyrics?

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Subject: Lyr Add: SALLY MACLENNANE^^
From: SDShad
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 03:16 PM

I know it well, marc. Another gem from the pen of Shane MacGowan. For this, and pretty much more Pogues lyrics than you can shake a stick at, go to the Discography section of In The Wake of the Medusa, one of the finest Pogues sites out there. Do yourself a favor and get your fingers on the original; it's on the Pogues' Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, which is a marvelous album.

Say, there's already a few Pogues songs in the DigiTrad. From a thread like this one, how do we bring a set of lyrics we want Dick to add to his attention? Start another thread?

Sally MacLennane
by Shane MacGowan

Well Jimmy played harmonica in the pub where I was born
He played it from the night time to the peaceful early morn
He soothed the souls of psychos and the men who had the horn
And they all looked very happy in the morning

Now Jimmy didn't like his place in this world of ours
Where the elephant man broke strong men's necks
When he'd had too many Powers
So sad to see the grieving of the people that he's leaving
And he took the road for God knows in the morning


We walked him to the station in the rain
We kissed him as we put him on the train
And we sang him a song of times long gone
Though we knew that we'd be seeing him again
(Far away) sad to say I must be on my way
So buy me beer and whiskey 'cause I'm going far away (far away)
I'd like to think of me returning when I can
To the greatest little boozer and to Sally MacLennane

The years passed by the times had changed I grew to be a man
I learned to love the virtues of sweet Sally MacLennane
I took the jeers and drank the beers and crawled back home at dawn
And ended up a barman in the morning

I played the pump and took the hump and watered whiskey down
I talked of whores and horses to the men who drank the brown
I heard them say that Jimmy's making money far away
And some people left for heaven without warning


When Jimmy came back home he was surprised that they were gone
He asked me all the details of the train that they went on
Some people they are scared to croak but Jimmy drank until he choked
And he took the road for heaven in the morning


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sally maclenan
From: GUEST,Frankie
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 08:48 PM

Thanks for posting the words SD. One of my favorites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sally maclenan
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 07:34 PM

Thanks for the Pogues link, I have bookmarked it. I even had to vote while I was there cause the wrong album is winning! "Rum Sodomy and the Lash" RULES (to use an Mboism ;-))


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sally maclenan
From: SDShad
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 10:19 PM

I dunno Jon. I've been a "Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash" man for many a year (boy, don't quote that out of context), but "Fairytale of New York" and "Turkish Song of the Damned" are doing, well, their damndest, to lure me into the "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" camp.

Frankly, I can't decide to vote on their poll yet. *BG*


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