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Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer's Song

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GUEST,Sheridan 31 May 00 - 06:05 PM
SeanM 31 May 00 - 06:07 PM
Wolfgang 13 Jun 00 - 08:30 AM
GUEST,goddard@ireland.com 19 Sep 00 - 08:48 AM
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Subject: Seeking lyrics: Wexford Murmmers song
From: GUEST,Sheridan
Date: 31 May 00 - 06:05 PM

Does anyone out there happen to know the lyrics to the Wexford Murmmur's song??


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Subject: RE: Seeking lyrics: Wexford Murmmers song
From: SeanM
Date: 31 May 00 - 06:07 PM

Do you happen to remember any excerpts? Anything besides the name to go off of? I know a few songs that involve "Wexford", but can't place this one...

M


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Subject: RE: Seeking lyrics: Wexford Murmmers song
From: Wolfgang
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 08:30 AM

a (too?) late response: Wexford mummer's song.

Wolfgang


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Subject: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: GUEST,goddard@ireland.com
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 08:48 AM

We were listening to a Mary O´Hara L.P. the other night (an L.P. from 1958) and one of the songs took our fancy. The song is called "The Wexford Mummer´s Song" but actually concerns two women, P***? Grey and Nancy Hogan, who "lived in Derry Town, in Derry Town in Troden/Shroden"(?). They each buy a pig, whose tails are cut off by two blackguards. When they (the women) die (the day after eachother) they are buried by some more blackguards (or possibly the same ones). It´s a short song and probably one of many Wexford Mummer´s songs. We managed to get most of the words down but are unsure of a couple of things - particularly the name of the first woman and just what Troden or Shroden might be. If anyone knows the words to the whole song then please get in touch. All the best from Tim & Sussie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: Wolfgang
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:00 AM

click here for earlier thread

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: WEXFORD MUMMER'S SONG (from Mary O'Hara)
From: Alice
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:04 AM

I thought I had already added these lyrics on another thread, but can't find them in a forum search or the DT.

THE WEXFOR MUMMER'S SONG
As sung by Mary O'Hara

In Derry town there dwelt two maids,
There dwelt two maids in Shroden,
One of their names was Patty Grey,
The other was Nancy Hogan.

Fa la la la la la
Fa la la la la la
Fa la la la la la la la
Fa la la la la la

Now these two maids led an awful life,
An awful life and dreary,
From morn 'til night they'd fuss and fight,
Everything quite contrary.

Fa la la la la la....

Now Nancy bought a little pig,
And he grew like the wonder,
Patty bought another one,
Scarce could tell them asunder.

Fa la la la la la....

Now these two pigs were out one day,
These pigs were out a feedin',
Blackguards came and cut off their tails,
Sent them home a bleedin'.

Fa la la la la la....

Now Nancy died of a Saturday night,
And Patty died of a Sunday,
Blackguards came and dug their graves,
Buried them both on Monday.

Fa la la la la la....

Now these two maids are dead and gone,
Their bones they lie in Shroden,
And Devil if a prayer was offered up,
For Patty and Nancy Hogan.

Fa la la la la la....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: Alice
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:06 AM

Thanks, Wolfgang. I got error messages when I searched. Must be the heavy traffic.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:13 AM

Thanks very much Wolfgang, I´m amazed at the speed of reply. All the best from Tim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: MMario
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:17 AM

Alice - we're still shy the tune. Are you midi capable yet?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: Robby
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:40 AM

I wonder if this is the same LP that was later reissued as part of collection of 150 Irish songs, jigs, etc., which, in addition to Mary O'Hara, featured Judy Mahan, David Hammond, John McCormack, the Gallowglass Cieli Band, as well as the Clancys and Makem. In any event, I too appreciate having the words to this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: Wolfgang
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:42 AM

Robby,
to the best of my knowledge: yes

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: Alice
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 02:17 PM

MMario, no I can't make a midi. I can send a sound file to someone who can make a midi for the DT. Let me know who wants the music (mp3). Alternatively, get Mary O'Hara's recording. She belongs in every collection (my opinion). Just look in CD now and you will find several, including the one with this song.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 07:52 PM

Robby, I agree with Wolfgang. I've got the 5-LP-set, and Alice sent me the notes from her LP - mine is obviously a reissue. Have you got it? - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Mummer´s Song
From: Robby
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 02:51 PM

Hi Susanne. Yes, I have the 5-LP set also.

I can't remember when I got it, but I think it was in the mid to late 70s. I believe that set is a re-issuance of prior releases by, at least some, if not all of the artists in the collection because I have some original 78rpm recordings by John McCormack, one of which is so old, it is only cut on one side. Robby


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