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Subject: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 00 - 01:26 PM

Can anyone point me to any publication that contains sheet music for Jug of Punch for guitar? Preferably tab but I could muddle through without it. I'm thinking in particular of Altan's verson.

Many thanks!


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 May 00 - 01:35 PM

No, but I can give you the recipe!


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 May 00 - 02:30 PM

There is a sheet music gif HERE Will keep looking for guitar tab, I know I saw it someplace.


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 May 00 - 02:37 PM

Oops, forgot Sessioneer is a log on site, it's free, tho. Just sign up, and get a password, then go to the archives section on the left, and then click the search box. The one at Sessioneer above is a reel, there is one HERE in the Digitrad Mirror that is in 3/4 time.


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Tiger
Date: 19 May 00 - 08:06 AM

I have a simple arrangement from a Clancy songbook I can scan for you if you don't hit paydirt elsewhere. It has chords and the melody line, but no tab.

Let me know....Tig


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 11:46 PM

Does anyone have the Lyrics to Jug of Punch, from Altan perferably.
Thanks a bunch!


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: nutty
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 03:34 AM

This broadside from the Bodleian Museum has an interesting set of lyrics ......... it may be the ones you are looking for.

JUG OF PUNCH


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Subject: Lyr Add: JUG OF PUNCH 3
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 05:58 AM

another variation, cribbed from the Bangor Scout & Guide club song book


JUG OF PUNCH (3)
(anon)

As I was sittin' with lug and spoon,

On one fine morn in the month of June,

A birdie sang on an ivy bunch,

And the song he sang was a jug of punch.

Chorus:
Tu-ra-lu-ralu, (3 times)
(repeat last two lines of verse).

What more diversion can a man desire,
Than to court his girl by an open fire,
A cherry pippin to crack and crunch.
Aye and on the table a jug of punch.

Even the doctors with all their art,
Cannot cure depression of the heart,
Even the cripple forgets his hunch,
When he's safe outside a jug of punch.

The immortal Gods drink their nectar fine,
And the quality folk drink their claret wine,
I'd give them every grape in the bunch,
Just for a sip from a jug of punch.

And when I'm dead .and in my grave,
No costly tombstone shall I crave,
Just lay me down in my native peat,
With a jug of punch at my head and feet.


notes: collected from The Bangor Song Book (Bangor Scout & Guide club University College of North Wales) published Mch 1970
NP


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JUG OF PUNCH
From: GUEST,M
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 09:03 AM

For GUEST,guest of 4 Nov
The Jug Of Punch
As sung by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh on Island Angel by Altan

Bein' on the twenty-third of June, as I sat weaving all at my loom,
Bein' on the twenty-third of June, as I sat weaving all at my loom,
I heard a thrush, singing on yon bush, and the song she sang was the Jug of Punch.

What more pleasure can a boy desire, than sitting down beside the fire?
What more pleasure can a boy desire, than sitting down beside the fire?
And in his hand a jug of punch, and on his knee a tidy wench.

When I am dead and left in my mould, at my head and feet place a flowing bowl,
When I am dead and left in my mould, at my head and feet place a flowing bowl,
And every young man that passes by, he can have a drink and remember I.

According to the notes to the album "this version of the popular song is from the singing of Edward Quinn from Castlecaulfield, Co. Tyrone."

"guest" Have you just seen Altan? They were excellent at the Philharmonic in Liverpool last week on the last night of their UK tour.


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Subject: RE: Jug of Punch
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 07:36 PM

Re the version quoted by Nigel: I've got a recording of it by The Spinners, and I always understood the first line as "As I was sitting with my JUG and spoon". What's a lug, please?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jug of Punch
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 08:10 PM

One definition- a lug is a container for fruit, etc., about 17 inches long, 13 wide, and 7-8 deep.
But I remember the much smaller container, oblong basket-shaped conainer with a handle, in which we used to buy grapes. It was about 15 inches long by 7 wide and 5 deep (narrowing toward the base). I still have a couple. We incorrectly called these lugs. They were used sometimes as a lunch box.
More likely, however, the scout leader censored jug and made the boys substitute lug.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jug of Punch
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Nov 02 - 04:41 PM

A "lug" is an obscure type o' typo

Mea Culpa Nigel


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JUG OF PUNCH (1853)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 09:28 PM

From Davidson's Universal Melodist, Vol. 1 (London: G. H. Davidson, 1853), page 426:


THE JUG OF PUNCH
Sung by Mrs. Fitzwilliam, in Buckstone's drama of the "Green Bushes."

1. As I was sitting in my room,
One pleasant ev'ning in the month of June,
I heard a thrush singing in a bush,
And the tune he sang was a jug o' punch.
Tooraloo, tooraloo, tooraloo, tooraloo,
A jug o' punch, a jug o' punch,
And the tune he sang was a jug o' punch.

2. What more divarshin might a man desire,
Than to be sated by a nate turf fire;
And by his side a purty wench,
And on the table a jug o' punch?
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.

3. The Muses twelve, and Appollio fam'd
In Castilian pride drinks pernicious sthrames;
But I would not grudge them tin times as much,
As long as I had a jug o' punch.
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.

4. Then the mortial gods drinks their nectar wine,
And they tell me claret is very fine;
But I'd give them all, just in a bunch,
For a jolly pull at a jug o' punch.
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.

5. The doctor fails, with all his art,
To cure an impression on the heart;
But if life was gone, within an inch,
What would bring it back like a jug o' punch?
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.

6. But when I'm dead, and in my grave,
No costly tombstone will I ever crave;
But I'll dig a grave, both wide and deep,
With a jug o' punch at my head and feet.
Tooraloo, tooraloo, &c.


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Subject: RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch
From: AmyLove
Date: 28 Apr 16 - 10:12 PM

Has anyone sorted out the "nonsense" lyrics altan sings at the end of each verse. They start out something like

Pa da da da day


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