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Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil

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Tattie Bogle 11 Oct 17 - 07:08 PM
GUEST,Mrrzy 06 Oct 17 - 11:24 PM
Jim Carroll 04 Oct 17 - 07:04 PM
Gallus Moll 04 Oct 17 - 06:48 PM
Gallus Moll 04 Oct 17 - 06:47 PM
GUEST,Phil Racher 03 Oct 17 - 06:01 PM
GUEST,Iain Wallace 22 May 12 - 05:40 PM
Gallus Moll 19 Jan 11 - 01:08 PM
Jim McLean 19 Jan 11 - 06:07 AM
GUEST 19 Jan 11 - 01:55 AM
irishenglish 18 Jan 11 - 05:20 PM
GUEST,Joe McD 18 Jan 11 - 12:07 PM
GUEST 19 Apr 09 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,Derek 04 Mar 09 - 07:43 AM
GUEST,Derek, Edinburgh 04 Mar 09 - 06:35 AM
GUEST 22 Jan 09 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,AlanB 30 Nov 08 - 10:09 AM
Leadfingers 01 Jun 08 - 04:37 PM
Leadfingers 01 Jun 08 - 04:36 PM
GUEST,etive mhor 01 Jun 08 - 12:12 PM
Menno 01 Apr 08 - 02:13 PM
GUEST 14 Sep 07 - 06:31 AM
GUEST,Martin 14 Sep 07 - 06:25 AM
GUEST,Will Mathieson 19 Aug 07 - 11:54 PM
GUEST,Will Mathieson 19 Aug 07 - 11:38 PM
Jack Campin 03 Aug 07 - 02:55 PM
Cluin 03 Aug 07 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,Mad Jock 03 Jun 07 - 08:04 AM
Dickmac 03 Jun 07 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,Jim 30 May 07 - 02:46 PM
GUEST 18 Mar 07 - 11:18 PM
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GUEST 20 Nov 06 - 05:37 AM
GUEST,Jack Campin 19 Nov 06 - 07:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 11 Oct 17 - 07:08 PM

In reply to Gallus Moll, Adam McNaughtan does mention "Eldo" in his "Erchie Cathcairt" song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Mrrzy
Date: 06 Oct 17 - 11:24 PM

I had this by Oscar Brand, not the OJ one, the sickly wife one.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TRAVELLING DOCTOR?S SHOP
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 04 Oct 17 - 07:04 PM

Wonder if you know this medical song

Travelling Doctor?s Shop
John Connell
Miltown Malbay
Recorded in Marrinan's Bar, Miltown Malbay August 1975
Carroll Mackenzie Collection

I?ll tell you of a pal of mine as cute a sort of saint,
Who always thought he had a sort of serious complaint.
Shivers and shakes and various aches and likewise, dippedye dal,
I neves saw such a man before for taking chemical

She wore the belt, whenever he felt, a pain in her did-il-dy push.
A comical vest to save her chest the common-a or the cush
She drank quinine and spirits and wine, to cure the didy pop
Until she became- a what's the name - the travelling doctor's shop

She used to wear a nose machine whenever she went to bed;
She nailed her will to the window-sill in case they'd find her dead.
She drank a blend of treacle purify her blood,
Oh she never reached the bed in case perished in the mud.

And when she called the dipped di dal, the poor old lad was dead
Off they went, the doctor was sent for medicine to be taken
The servant girl, she couldn?t spell, for she being in the boozelem,
Shut her up and get her the stuff and now she?s in Jerusalem

She wore the belt, whenever she felt, a pain in her did-il-dy push.
A comical vest to save her chest the common-a or the cush
She drank quinine and spirits and wine, to cure the dipidy pop
Oh, ?til she became- a what's the name - the travelling doctor's shop

Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 04 Oct 17 - 06:48 PM

was El Dorado another of those type of drinks?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 04 Oct 17 - 06:47 PM

Close to the shipyards in Greenock there were pubs that used to have products like VP wine, Lanliqu (? no idea how to spell that!!) and the like on the gantry!!!
I have also heard tell that when the whistle blew for the end of shift and men poured into the various pubs, there were trays and trays of drinks ready-poured - a
bit like when you go to a wedding or funeral these days, but multiplied!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Phil Racher
Date: 03 Oct 17 - 06:01 PM

Some of the large tanks at Vine Products and Whiteways Ltd were concrete but many were traditional steel banded wood made and maintained by the onsite coopers Sid and Fred Arun.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Iain Wallace
Date: 22 May 12 - 05:40 PM

As this thread has a long way to go before it gets its pension I'll add one obscure fact.

In "VP and cider" the VP was indeed a cheap fortified wine. VP stands for "Vine Products" and was produced from imported grape juice concentrate. It was made in concrete tanks at Kingston on Thames, and could therefore call itself "British Wine".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 01:08 PM

'Sahara an ra camules' is the pronounciation I use - -!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Jim McLean
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 06:07 AM

Two different songs, obviously.

"Cod Liver Oil" is a song about a traditional medicinal drink for many Newfoundlanders. Cod liver oil in the traditional way of manufacture was sun cured and served in bottles in its raw form. The song was written by Johnny Burke (1851-1930), a balladeer from St. John's, Newfoundland. It has been recorded by the Irish band The Dubliners and by Newfoundland folk rock Band Great Big Sea on their album The Hard and the Easy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 01:55 AM

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/greatbigsea/codliveroil.html

"Cod Liver Oil"

I'm a young married man and I'm tired of life
Ten years I've been wed to a pale sickly wife,
She's nothing to do only sit there and cry
Praying and praying to God she would die.
A friend of my own came to see me one day
He told me my wife she was pining away
He afterwards told me that she would get strong
If I get a bottle from dear Dr John.

Oh doctor, oh doctor, oh dear Dr John
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong
I'm afraid of my life, I'll go down in the soil
If me wife don't stop drinking your cod liver oil.

I bought her a bottle, well just for to try
And the way that she drank it you'd think she might die
I bought her another, it vanished the same
And then she got cod liver oil on the brain.
I bought her another, she drank it no doubt,
And then she began to get terrible stout,
And when she got stout well of course she got strong
And I became jealous of dear Dr John.

Oh doctor, oh doctor, oh dear Dr John
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong
I'm afraid of my life, I'll go down in the soil
If me wife don't stop drinking your cod liver oil.

Me house it resembles a great doctor's shop
Its covered in bottles from bottom to top
Well early the morning the kettle does boil
You would swear it was singing of cod liver oil.

Oh doctor, oh doctor, oh dear Dr John
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong
I'm afraid of my life, I'll go down in the soil
If me wife don't stop drinking
Oh doctor, oh doctor, oh dear Dr John
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong
I'm afraid of my life, I'll go down in the soil
If me wife don't stop drinking your cod liver oil.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: irishenglish
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 05:20 PM

For completist sake-Great Big Sea did a version of this on their album The Hard And The Easy, I don't remember who they may have attributed it to off the top of my head.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Joe McD
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 12:07 PM

For the benefit of anybody still looking for chords. I have collated the various versions that I can find on the web.

Going to try them tonight see which one(s) sound right or possibly scrap it and try and work it out for myself.

Em
Virgin Mary had a little baby,
       Am                   Dm
Oo-ooh, pretty little baby,
          Em                  
Oo-oo-oh, glory hallelujah!
G                     B7         Em
Glory be to the newborn King!



Am G Am G

[Am] Well, oot of the [F] east, there [Am] came a hard man,
Ohh [F] oohh, all the way from [G] Brichton
Ah [Am] hahh, glory halle [G] lujah,
[Em] Cod liver oil and the orange [Am] juice.



[Am] Oot o' the [F] east there [Am] cam' a wee hard man ,
Ah, Ha [C] a' the way frae Brigton,

Chorus
[Am] Oh, Oh, Glory Hallelujah,
Cod liver oil and the [G] orange juice,


Em C Em C
WELL OOOTA THE EAST THERE CAME A HARD MAN,
Em C Em D
WOH HO HO ALL THE WAY FROM BRIGTON.
Em C Em Bm Em C D Em
AHH HA GLORY HALLELUIA, COD LIVER OIL AND THE ORANGE JUICE

Intro and between verses - strum Am/E x3
Verse
      Am       C          Am         C
Well oot o the east there came a hard man
Am C Am                   C
Oh oh aa' the wey frae Brigton
Am C   Am      C       Am       C             E    Am
Ah ha glory hallelujuh, cod liver oil and the orange juice


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 12:37 PM

This is how I play it. I think it sounds like Hamish's version.
You should get the rythm from the verse.
Intro and between verses - strum Am/E x3
Verse
      Am       C          Am         C
Well oot o the east there came a hard man
Am C Am                   C
Oh oh aa' the wey frae Brigton
Am C   Am      C       Am       C             E    Am
Ah ha glory hallelujuh, cod liver oil and the orange juice

etc, etc

Hope this helps. I'm trying to learn the 37 bus, but am finding it hard to fit Nicky Tams chords into the song. Any help gratefully received !!

Cheers

BigAl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil - 'Hairy Mary'
From: GUEST,Derek
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 07:43 AM

In Glasgow in the the 1960s a 'Hairy' had come to mean a working class female who was regarded as a likely respondent to sexual overtures.
However, I understand that the origin is after the first world war when many more females were in the workforce. 'Hairies' were those working class girls who did not wear hats. There's a reference to this somewhere in 'No Mean City', which is much derided by Glasgow folk as unrepresentative, but was still pretty accurate when I was growing up in the Grobals during the late 50s and early 60s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Derek, Edinburgh
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 06:35 AM

Dim memory of a Glasgow childhood in late 50's/early 60's Gorbals, mixed parentage and a Granny in Bridgeton gives me this:

If you're feeling sad and lonley and your heart just skips a beat
You'll get your f***ing head kicked in
If you walk down James's Street [road linking Bridgeton Cross aka The Toll to the Gorbals, across the River Clyde at Glasgow Green]
Take a walk into the Mermaid [famous Bridgeton pub for generations of Rangers supporters. Became the McKenzie, then the Bridgeton Bar, now derelict but still standing]
And you'll hear a famous noise
Get out you Fenian B***ards,
We're the Brigton Billy Boys
We're the Boys from the Toll
We are loyal and we're true
And if we meet some Fenians
We are ready for a do
To the cry of 'No Surrender'
You will know us by our noise
Good luck to the Glasgow Rangers
And the Brigton Billy Boys
Hello Hello we are the Billy Boys
Hello Hello you'll know us by our noise
We're up to our knees in Fenian blood
Surrender or you'll die
For we are the Brigton Billy Boys

There's another fragment I can't fit in anywhere:

For we chased the San Toi up the Gallowgate [road linking Glasgow Cross to the East end and not far from Bridgeton]
For we are the Brigton Billy Boys

This was being sung in full by Rangers suppoters until the late 1960s, but in the same way that the original Derry's Walls lyrics became doggerelised, so with this, which is reduced to the maximum offensiveness of the 'Billy Boys' chorus sung to the tune of Marching Through Georgia.

Now for a bit of balance, can someone take on these two half-remembered songs from games at Celtic Park in the 1960s, and fill in the blanks?

"And I'll stand in the van
Like a loyal Irishman
And stamp out the forces of the Crown"

and the version of 'Off to Dublin in the Green' with this lyric:

"We're off to Dublin
In the Green, in the Green
With our bayonets flashing in the sun
And the bayonets clash with the Orange sash
To the echo of the Thomson gun"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 09 - 07:27 AM

It's Bridgeton as in Bridgton Cross which is a suburb of Glasgow.
Hope this helps

Aw the best

Martin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,AlanB
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 10:09 AM

Many thanks to the kind tabbers who have put the lyrics and chords to this great song on the thread.
I have been looking for the chords to this song for years, having performed it a capella on a submarine and in various pubs. Armed with the chords I now plan to add "Camp bastion, Afghanistan" to the list.
Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Jun 08 - 04:37 PM

And finally 100 !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Jun 08 - 04:36 PM

Not bad - Eleven yars and still going !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,etive mhor
Date: 01 Jun 08 - 12:12 PM

thanks for putting those chords up menno.

a transpo for those sans capo(!):

[gm] [c] [gm] [c]

Well [gm]oota the [d#]East, there [a#]came a [gm]hard man
Who ho [d#]ho, all the way from [a#]Brigton
Ah [gm]hah, glory halle[a#]luia,
Cod liver oil and the [d7]orange [gm]juice.

[c] [gm] [c] [gm]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Menno
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 02:13 PM

Hmm... Those chords don't do it from me... I played along with my copy of Hamish' version, and came up with these. For the talking bits, alternate between [Em] and [A]. Mr. Imlach only needs one [A] but I cannae talk that fast...

Intro:
[Em] [A] [Em] [A]

Well [Em]oota the [C]East, there [G]came a [Em]hard man
Who ho [C]ho, all the way from [G]Brigton
Ah [Em]hah, glory halle[G]luia,
Cod liver oil and the [B7]orange [Em]juice.

[A] [Em] [A] [Em]

I should also mention that I stick the capo on fret 3 for the correct pitch, making it [Gm] rather than [Em].


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 06:31 AM

Found this info elsewhere...


Em C Em C
WELL OOOTA THE EAST THERE CAME A HARD MAN,
Em C Em D
WOH HO HO ALL THE WAY FROM BRIGTON.
Em C Em Bm Em C D Em
AHH HA GLORY HALLELUIA, COD LIVER OIL AND THE ORANGE JUICE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Martin
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 06:25 AM

What a thread!

I came on here by accident, casually looking for the chords to the famous song above.

I heard of Hamish through the BBC documentary 'Acoustic Routes', and for some reason, bought the Anthology album on a whim last week.

Loved the songs, Cod Liver Oil... being my favourite, and was just interested in trying to play it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Will Mathieson
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 11:54 PM

10 year thread!
Thanks to the developing wonder of the internet, anyone who gets this far can now hear Hamish singing the song:
http://almax.wordpress.com/2007/08/06/hamish-imlach/
Not quite so good as it was live, of course! No recording ever is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Will Mathieson
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 11:38 PM

What a wonderful thread. I loved this song. I saw Hamish do this live at least a dozen times, when he and Matt McGinn were the leaders of the Glasgow Folk Music scene, heroes and role-models for aspiring would-be guitarists, singers and song-writers like Billy Connolly, my brother Alistair and myself. Hamish, usually obviously drunk, infectiously giggly with that fantastic filthy belly laugh, would ad-lib through his performances, so new details might enter the song from one gig to another.
In the nearest alley to the gig Ali and I (about 15 and 16) would quickly guzzle a bottle of Lannie (LanLiq) and get in past the ticket desk and bouncers before the full effects hit us. We bought it at the 101 - an off-sales at 101 Union Street - like Kevin & Perry bluffing we were 18 and used to this all the time. It was nauseatingly foul stuff - but every schoolboy and alkie knew from the advert on the front page of every Glasgow evening newspaper it was the cheapest way of getting drunk. We would come home to Castlemilk on the last 37 (or 31) hot, flushed, laughing and re-singing as much as we could remember of this song.
Nearly everyone present at these gigs would be intoxicated (folk over 18 could buy drinks at the intervals), we're all watching Hamish through a cloud of smoke (most of us chain-smoking) even more funky if we all arrived in wet raincoats! We all loved to roar along with any chorus. We thought we had our money's worth if we came away hoarse, blinded and stained by tears of laughter and with aching jaws. Hamish gave us our money's worth. He was the first before Billy Connolly
to use foul language and openly cock a snoot at the system, or respectability.
This song had everything: Glasgow's incestuous love of itself, a fantastic marching strum Hamish might have knocked off a Dave Van Ronk EP, locations, situations and local dialect familiar to everyone present, social comment (including a revelation of the inadequate
Sexual Education being dished out to us then even in the finest schools like mine!) and it dealt with exactly the sort of issues my brother and I were wrestling with - getting drunk cheaply so one could survive the violent dangers of the dance-hall long enough to meet an equally drunk woman, ignore her ugliness long enough to get back to her close for a shag in the dark, then get off your mark before the horrible consequences caught up with you. I reckon the funniest humour is that which allows you to laugh at your own weaknesses and follies, so you can either overcome them or at least learn to live with them, realising all the other folk laughing have got the same problems. I actually remember Billy Connolly's first gig. He was introduced as a bluegrass banjo player to play between the sets of one of Scotland's leading Folk acts of the time (MacLellan Galleries, it might have been one of the Campbells, Ian. Josh or Alex?) After his first few songs he stopped to re-tune his guitar and admitted to us he was absolutely shitting himself with stage-fright. Then he started joking about how he was subconsciously picking his nose. From then on he never looked back, since he had Hamish's eye for the detail of Glaswegian life plus the latest fashionable Hippy 'Jesus' look.
Imagine my surprise to find out, sorting through my late father's effects around the millennium, that back in the late 60s at what was probably a crucial point in both their careers, my Dad, a founding member of Glasgow's Dangerous Drugs Squad, busted Hamish for pot (marijuana, ganja, cannabis!) at a flat in Renfrew Street, near the Art School! Dad must have told him he was our idol and we had his LPs, as Hamish gave him a signed publicity photograph dedicated to us - which the Old Man never passed on or told us about! Ironic that years later Alistair and I became activists/campaigners for legalisation of marijuana, recognising amongs other things its part in the Social Revolution of the 60s, most notably through composing musicians.
If I'm not mistaken (and I could be since some of these 40 year memories are a little vague now) there was a rather strong additional verse on this song that didn't make it to the record, for obvious reasons. The last verse described the offspring.... something like "...swinging a medallion, hairy chest and hung like a stallion"?
Last word: it was commonly assumed by the 16-year-old Glasgow Cognoscenti that Mary's noticeable hirsuteness was in her nether regions. I seem to recall some other jokes in circulation about "Herry Mary" at the time.
OK, final word: Brigton is Bridgeton, the notoriously violently Protestant area of Glasgow's East End (from which issued the Brigton Billy Boys armed gang to engage in street battle with their Catholic counterparts in the Gorbals). Refs: "No Mean City" and the song "Hello, Hello, we are the Billy Boys. Hello, Hello, you'll know us by our noise", etc. In my estimation, there is no need for a bus from Brigton to Denniston. It can't be more than half a mile, a short walk for a healthy young man!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Jack Campin
Date: 03 Aug 07 - 02:55 PM

"The Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice" is by Carl Macdougall.

I have always preferred ANYBODY's version of it to Imlach's. Are we supposed to find those wheezy monkey grunts funny? It doesn't need to be hammed up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Cluin
Date: 03 Aug 07 - 01:41 PM

Chords, schmords! Do it acapella.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Mad Jock
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 08:04 AM

After the "Dundee Cat" I thought folks would want to know thelyrics of The Glesga Cat or properly " Sam The Skull" Ill post them later unless someone else beats me to it.
By the way the great Perthshire band Tarneybackle do a very good version of it complete with actions!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: Dickmac
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 07:34 AM

My wife and I still sing this song having learned it from Hamish's singing in the 60's and 70's.We heard Hamish singing it live a number of times and we have it on vinyl.
Like all songs of this nature there are various slight changes that still tell the same story.

In the "cludgy" verse we sing
"oot came her faither goin' tae the cludgy
walkin' along like a constipated budgie"

I don't know where that line came from but it wasn't Hamish.

At the end of each chorus we add "ah juice,juice"

The chords we use are simply Am and E7 repeated throughout and Em for the "juice juice" part.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 30 May 07 - 02:46 PM

I can't believe it!

This thread has been going since 1997! THe request was for the words and CHORDS.

There are many posting about the words, many including many postings of the words of other songs.

To my memory it is a Hamish Imlach song - enve heard him sing it!

Now many years later, I'm in Oman (far from Paisley where Hamish sang it at Helen and danny Kyle's folk club) and after ages of scrolling thro' this thread the chords are not hear!

Does everyone who now play it keep it a secret?

Please the chords! Anyone out there...

Jim in Oman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 07 - 11:18 PM

Can anyone complete the lyrics for:

Take me back, take me back again,
Where sausages are square ....

Where a bottle of VP,
Costs you only 50p


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,qadzbork
Date: 16 Mar 07 - 03:16 PM

Re: Derry & Cumberland Boys (5 June 02!): First line of third Verse should read "The Derry Boys are devout Christians".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 05:37 AM

It's in Norman Buchan's and Peter Hall.s 'The Scottish Folksinger' complete with chords - lovely book.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 07:18 AM

Adam MacNaughton (who wrote the Jeely Piece Song) always sings unaccompanied.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 08:18 PM

They will be either in the appropriate thread, or even in the DT - usually found fairly easily by using the Search mechanisms.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil PLEASE HELP!
From: GUEST,louise
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 05:44 PM

I'm not looking for the words to this song but does anyone out there in Scots music land have the chords to the sky scraper wean?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 03 Sep 04 - 07:10 PM

Wolfgang..thank you...thank you...thank you....for each of your postings. Seriously, thanks Wolfgang. Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: Wolfgang
Date: 03 Sep 04 - 05:02 PM

Lisa and Georgiansilver,

may I give you the advice to read the thread to which you are posting. The lyrics you are looking for, Lisa, are posted above including explanations of difficult words.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
Date: 03 Sep 04 - 01:01 PM

Well on the grounds of never late than ever, the tenenment song referred to above in 2002 was written by Duncan MacRae, and the refrain had
Oh but ah longin for ma ain close
It was nane o yer wally, jist a plain close
An ah'm nearly roon the bend, fur ma wee bit single end
Farewell tae dear auld Gorbals an ma ain folk
Now, who's going to gloss that?


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 03 Sep 04 - 11:34 AM

I have the words on a C/D. Will transcribe them for you and put them here over the next couple of days when I have time. As for the tune...mmmm? Where are you UK or US? Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,lisa
Date: 03 Sep 04 - 11:23 AM

hiya, I am looking for the words and tune of Cod liver Oil and The Orange Juice. Can anyone help. i cannae get a hold of it and would love to have a go at singing it at the next wedding or Christmas/ New Year do.


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 Feb 03 - 07:41 PM

Eye dropper??? I just have a swig from the bottle every morning.


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: Socorro
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 08:34 PM

Oh, sorry, i thought this was a thread for people who love cod-liver oil, as i do. Really,truly love the stuff. It started when i was a child & used to sneak it from the cupboard, as did my sister (one of the few things we had in common).
I think it was mainly fascination with using an eye-dropper to swallow something; nevertheless, i still LOVE it!
Just thought you'd like to know.


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,e lyons
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 04:20 PM

in reply to query about Bricton (sic) the word should be Brigton , the actual spelling is Bridgeton on the East end of Glasgow.


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,derek
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 03:52 PM

Another very late post - did this really start in 1997?
Fascinating to read all the old songs again - must go back home to Glasgow sometime and see if people still know what the hell they're all about. Many's the time I went home on the last 37 bus from Springburn to Castlemilk.
The song about Derry and Cumbie and the later correction about the Norman Conks and San Toy ('Toi' by the 60's),reminded me of the full original version of the much more serious and provocative 'Billy Boys' from Bridgeton in the 30's and which my mixed Catholic/Protestant parents and grandparents, for their own reasons, would not discuss.
First line 'If you're feeling sad and lonley and your heart just skips a beat.....' Anyone care to finish?


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: Counterfit
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 12:37 PM

I flicked through the mass of correspondence and failed to spot the name of Ed Pickford who I've always associated with Cod Liver Oil, Orange Juice, Hairy Mary and Sand Shoes. Where is Ed now his Hewin' days are thru, thru?

Keith


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Pasia
Date: 16 Jul 02 - 11:18 AM

They call you 'pal' don't they?


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: Kenny B
Date: 08 Jun 02 - 07:45 PM

The Dennistoun Palais , the Sarry Heed with raw draught cider from the plugged barrel, black velvets and half bottles of the "White Tornado" not neccesarilly in that order, bring back memories of an enjoyable youth when the only "Folk " club in Glasgow was up a close, top floor in an attic in Montrose St. Those were the days.


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: GUEST,Rhona
Date: 08 Jun 02 - 06:36 PM

"Brigton" is short for Bridgeton - a suburb in the east end of Glasgow. Dennistoun is another Glasgow east suburb, quite close to Bridgeton. Rhona


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Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 06:51 PM

Kenny, thanks for the link to Dundee Cat! It seems to be basically the same song as The Corries' 'The Widow and the Fairy', credited to Fred Wedlock. (Should I post the lyrics for comparison?) I suppose Hamish (or maybe someone else) took and 'localised' it in time-honoured fashion. Or maybe not, for Hamish's recording is older than the Corries one I have.


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