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Who sings: My Faithful friend the tortoise

GUEST,nick 13 Oct 00 - 05:45 AM
GUEST,nick 13 Oct 00 - 05:50 AM
GUEST,Dita 13 Oct 00 - 07:16 AM
Barbara 13 Oct 00 - 10:47 AM
poet 13 Oct 00 - 06:06 PM
Hollowfox 21 Oct 00 - 11:25 AM
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John Hardly 21 Oct 00 - 01:19 PM
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yirdy 01 Aug 01 - 09:45 AM
GUEST,George 15 Apr 11 - 09:11 AM
Tattie Bogle 15 Apr 11 - 09:57 AM
Jim Dixon 16 Apr 11 - 03:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: GUEST,nick
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 05:45 AM

Who sang a song called "My Faithfull friend the tortoise" I heard it in a folk club years ago and I can only remember the chorus.

"He's a faithfull friend the tortoise, who'll love you 'till the end, 'cos you don't need a person with a tortoise as a friend" The words or the title might not be quite right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: GUEST,nick
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 05:50 AM

Who sang a song called "My Faithfull friend the tortoise" I heard it in a folk club years ago and I can only remember the chorus.

"He's a faithfull friend the tortoise, who'll love you 'till the end, 'cos you don't need a person with a tortoise as a friend" The words or the title might not be quite right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: GUEST,Dita
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 07:16 AM

Tortoise song used to be sung by Bobby Eaglesham, (Five Hand Reel). He recorded it on an "Xtra" albom in the 70's.
love, john.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: Barbara
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 10:47 AM

"My Name is Morgan, But it Ain't JP", was recorded many years ago by the Chad Mitchell Trio, and within the last five by Anne Hills and Cindy Magnesen (I think with Tom Paxton) on the CD Precious Memories.
Guests Seth and Dita/john, in general is a good idea to start a new thread when you are looking for a different song and put a key phrase in the thread title. A lot of people tend to skip ones like this with generic names.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: poet
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 06:06 PM

Lanfranc Hi
If you're in email contact with Del boy please send him my highest regards and my email "grahamhyett@yahoo.com"

He's one the good ones. thank you

Graham (Guernsey)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: Hollowfox
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 11:25 AM

Well, Guest, if you're at kent.edu, then you know that all of the place names in your version are in the Cleveland, Ohio area, but that's something only us locals would pick up on. Sounds to me like a local parody of the song the other folks are discussing. I'd try asking Jim Bloom, the folk DJ at WKSU (when they've recovered from their fund drive), some old-timer regulars at Brady's Caf (you never know), going to the Arabica coffeehouse in Cleveland (if it's still there; after all, they're mentioned in the song)(I think it;s in the University Circle area), or putting the question to Dr. Demento's website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: GUEST,claudini@aol.com
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 12:42 PM

My Name is Morgan (but it ain't J.P.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: John Hardly
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 01:19 PM

Nygil Sade,

The artist was Dermot Somerville

The cassette was "For A Laugh"

1992 Skylark Records SRT-1002

Playlist;

Phil the Fluther's Ball, Sister Josephine, Neil Flaherty's Drake, The Bantam Cock, The Bonny Black Hare, The Train To Morrow, The Portugee's Murder, Drink The Old Jug Dry/General Guiness, The Devil & The Farmer's Wife, A Stitch In Time, The Limerick Rake, The Calabar.

I did a show with him about 8 years ago and bought the tape directly from him. I noticed however, you have a Kent State email name--I met him in Medina Ohio (Just south of Cleveland). Good Luck.

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 02:12 PM

The Killdares, a celtic-rock band from Dallas, TX used to perform this song. They also recorded it on their first album called "Killer Keltic".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 02:17 PM

The Killdares used to perform "Limerick Rake" and can be found on their first album called "Killer Keltic"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 02:38 PM

Diz Disley used to do "My name is Morgan, but it aint JP", may even still do so .

Jock


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: yirdy
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 09:45 AM

Reference MY FAITHFULL FRIEND THE TORTOISE. I remember this song being sung by a friend Brian Whitmee from Catterick in North Yorkshire while I was stationed at RAF Leeming (73-77). I have a vague recolection that it was written by Johnny Handle of The High Level Ranters.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: GUEST,George
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 09:11 AM

The tortoise song was written and sung by Ed Pickford from Sunderland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 09:57 AM

Of course, there's also Les Barker's wonderful parody about Myrtle the Turtle, "Will the Turtle be unbroken" to the tune of "Will the circle be unbroken". I think it may be in the DT or lurking in a thread somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Apr 11 - 03:39 PM

The correct title of the song requested at the beginning of this thread is THE TORTOISE. It was recorded by The Corries and appears on 2 of their albums: "Comedy Collection" (2003) and "Barrett's Privateers" (2007).

Lyrics have been posted at least 3 times at Mudcat:

One,

Two,

Three.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who sings this song?
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Apr 11 - 04:05 PM

There was a young lady called Myrtle
Who had an affair with a turtle
The result of her sins,
Was triplets, not twins.
Which proved that the turtle was fertile {And Myrtle!)


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