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Lyr Add: It's the Same Old Shillelagh

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Whippoorwill 29 Jul 97 - 12:53 PM
Joe Offer 30 Jul 97 - 01:00 AM
Whip 30 Jul 97 - 10:06 AM
GUEST 05 Jun 10 - 06:15 AM
Reiver 2 05 Jun 10 - 12:31 PM
GUEST,mayomick 05 Jun 10 - 04:03 PM
mg 05 Jun 10 - 04:39 PM
mg 05 Jun 10 - 04:45 PM
mg 05 Jun 10 - 05:06 PM
GUEST,mayomick 05 Jun 10 - 05:08 PM
GUEST 17 May 12 - 04:13 AM
GUEST 17 May 12 - 08:54 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S THE SAME OLD SHILLELAGH
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 29 Jul 97 - 12:53 PM

Here's one I haven't been able to find in DT. Does anyone know if there are more verses?

Fifty years ago me father left old Erin's shore;
He landed, his shillelagh in hand, and divil a penny more.
He got a job, and then a wife, and then a family;
When oops, he dies and leaves his old shillelagh stick to me.

CHORUS: Sure, it's the same old shillelagh me father brought from Ireland;
And divil a man would fash with him when he had it in his hand.
He used to take it to bed with him, he'd never part with it,
For sure, a' one would monkey with it, begorra, he'd have a fit!

Sure, with that same old shillelagh me father could lick a dozen men;
As soon as they got up, begorra, he'd knock 'em down again!
And many's the time he's used it on me, to make me understand;
Sure, it's the same old shillelagh me father brought from Ireland.

Now I'm going on the police force, 'tis the only thing to do;
And instead of having one nightstick, begorra, I'll have two.
And in a fight I'll be all right; no one will bother me;
For I'll have the old shillelagh that my father left to me.


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Subject: RE: LYR: Same Old Shillelagh
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jul 97 - 01:00 AM

Great song, Whippoorwill! I've been familiar with that one since I was a kid, but never paid attention to the lyrics until you posted them. I'm trying to remember who recorded the song - I'm imagining Arthur Godfrey, Bing Crosby, and maybe Rosemary Clooney. It would be fitting for any of the three of 'em.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: LYR: Same Old Shillelagh
From: Whip
Date: 30 Jul 97 - 10:06 AM

Joe, I didn't know it had been recorded. I picked it up in the '50s from a college buddy who had been stationed in England with USAF. Sounds like something Dennis Day might have done.


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Subject: RE: LYR: Same Old Shillelagh
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 06:15 AM

There are no more lyrics to it and I'm trying to find the music for it. Yes it has been recorded and I used to have the music but lost it some where along the way.                                                                                                                Don


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Subject: RE: LYR: Same Old Shillelagh
From: Reiver 2
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 12:31 PM

Refer to the other "Shillelagh" thread. It was Dennis Day singing on the Jack Benny radio show who popularized it. [Along with "McNamara's Band" and, later I think, "Clancy Lowered the Boom".] It's very probable that Bing Crosby also recorded it, but I've never been a Crosby fan, so I'm not positive about that.

Reiver 2


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Subject: RE: LYR: Same Old Shillelagh
From: GUEST,mayomick
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 04:03 PM

Lyrics seem more Oirish than Irish to me.


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Subject: RE: LYR: Same Old Shillelagh
From: mg
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 04:39 PM

It is not supposed to be Irish. It is Irish American. No need to insult the song or the singers. It meant a lot to a lot of people who had had to leave so much behind, including my own family. mg


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Subject: RE: LYR: Same Old Shillelagh
From: mg
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 04:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uekIRdV-vgY&feature=related

there is a link. I love songs like this..what can I say. mg


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Subject: RE: LYR: Same Old Shillelagh
From: mg
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 05:06 PM

here is a cute story about St. Patrick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0q-_gWOYjY&feature=related


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Subject: RE: LYR: Same Old Shillelagh
From: GUEST,mayomick
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 05:08 PM

No insult intended to anyone mg .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's the Same Old Shillelagh
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 12 - 04:13 AM

When I was a kid in the late '50's / early '60's, my father used to play a record of this song, sung by Morton Downey. His version had a verse about some kind of brawl, with words saying " . . . poor Culligan was in the chair when he threw it through the wall ... ". I distinctly remember laughing about the mental picture those words created as Morton Downey sang them, each time my Dad played the record. -- All my Dad's old records, (and pretty well everything else we owned for that matter), were destroyed when our house burned to the ground on Easter weekend in 1965, so I hadn't heard the song since then, -- until tonight, (May 17, 2012), when I heard just a brief exerpt of it on another website, a couple of minutes ago. The exerpt didn't play long enough to get to that verse that I was hoping to finally hear again. Isn't it funny that in spite of the passage of all these years, -- in my mind,-- I can still hear Morton's voice singing those humerous words. I hadn't thought of the song in probably many years, (perhaps even decades), until my oldest daughter got me started looking up songs on YouTube, and then I got hooked. I began to think of songs I hadn't heard in years. Eventually, this one came to mind. Oddly, none of the lyrics I've seen on-line for this song include that particular verse, --- (which had me beginning to wonder if my memory about that verse had originated in the Twilight Zone rather than in reality, but after having my memory of his voice confirmed by hearing that brief exerpt of him singing an earlier part in the song, I'm sure that my memory (of him singing about Culligan being in the chair when it went through the wall), is accurate. Doug F. ( df421@telus.net ).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's the Same Old Shillelagh
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 12 - 08:54 PM

If anyone has, and can post on-line, -- (shall I call it: "the brawl version" ???) -- of "It's The Same Old Shillelagh", by Morton Downey), which specificaly includes the verse saying "... poor Culligan was in the chair when he threw it through the wall ...", --- I would really appreciate hearing it, and/or seeing the lyrics on screen, (or both?), --- whatever you can manage to make happen. Thanks, in advance! By the way, not knowing how long it might be before anyone can satisfy the above request, (if ever, --- I see that this comment "thread" was started about 15 years ago!), and not knowing how long it might be before I get back to this website, --- I would also really appreciate it if anyone who manages to fulfil the abouve request could also send me an email to tip me off to the fact that the aboove requested version of the song has been posted, (and where). Thanks in advance for your help with that too! Doug F. ( df421@telus.net ).



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