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Lyr Req: Dear Boss (Clancy Brothers)

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WHY PADDY'S NOT AT WORK TODAY (Excuse Note)


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sbarkley@compuserve.com 26 Aug 97 - 06:37 PM
rechal 26 Aug 97 - 06:45 PM
Bill D 26 Aug 97 - 06:50 PM
GUEST 19 Feb 05 - 10:31 PM
Joe Offer 19 Feb 05 - 10:48 PM
Peace 19 Feb 05 - 10:52 PM
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paddymac 20 Feb 05 - 10:03 AM
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Subject: Looking for a Clancy Brothers tune
From: sbarkley@compuserve.com
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 06:37 PM

Anybody have the words to an old Clancy Brothers tune called "Dear Boss" in which a poor guy maims himself trying to lower a bucket full of bricks from a building?


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Subject: RE: Looking for a Clancy Brothers tune
From: rechal
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 06:45 PM

It's in the database. Try "Why Paddy's Not At Work Today" or "Excuse Note".


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Subject: RE: Looking for a Clancy Brothers tune
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 06:50 PM

there was an entire thread on this awhile back...this seem to be one of the most enduring songs/stories/jokes I have ever heard! It has been quoted as fact as happening to an apple farmer in Nova Scotia...


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Subject: RE: Looking for a Clancy Brothers tune
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 10:31 PM

Does anyone know where I can obtain a copy of this song as sang by the Clancy Brothers? I can find this song by other artist's but noone seems to have he clancy brother's singing this one? HELP!!!


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Subject: RE: Looking for a Clancy Brothers tune (Dear Boss)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 10:48 PM

The Clancys call the song "Dear Boss," and it's on a Vanguard CD called The Clancy Brothers/Live!. It's available at Amazon and the usual suspects.
Mike Cross has it on Creme de la Cross, also titled "Dear Boss."
If you look in our "Origins" thread for this song, you'll find lots of background information from the songwriter.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Looking for a Clancy Brothers tune (Dear Boss)
From: Peace
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 10:52 PM

CLANCY BROTHERS lyrics // Clancy Brothers song lyrics... Connel or somesuch. The song is called Dear Boss. Dear Boss I / Clancy Brothers / ___Other Songs___ / Why Paddys Not At Work Today /. ...
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Clancy Brothers/OConnell Music CDs - BestPrices.com's Clancy ...... on CD $11.17 From Clancy Brothers/OConnell Tracks: As I Roved Out, Love Of The North, She Didnt Dance, Dear Boss (Bricks), Logger Lover, Green Fields Of France ...
www.bestprices.com/cgi-bin/vlink/musicartists/ cds-by-artist-Clancy-BrothersOConnell.html - 6k - Cached - Similar pages


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Subject: RE: Looking for a Clancy Brothers tune (Dear Boss)
From: Nerd
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 11:47 PM

The songwriter frequently posts as a guest here. As Joe pointed out, you will find a lot of info on this song here in the forum, including the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a Clancy Brothers tune (Dear Boss)
From: paddymac
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 10:03 AM

This song really does seem to have an amazing appeal. I've been doing it a capella for the last ten years or so, and it always gets a warm response, in slight part because I always dedicate to "anybody who ever had to earn a paycheck by the sweat of their brow." I even did it over the phone at work for a reporter trying to track it down. My boss asked me about that after the story came out in the paper. That was before Mudcat and the incredible community resource it became. I think the appeal of the song is that it is so utterly believable, and just plain funny. The melody is very similar to that for "In The Garden Where The Praties Grow," but I suspect there are as many variations as there are performers.
Go here: Lyr Add: THE SICK NOTE (Pat Cooksey) --JoeClone, 3-Dec-2009.


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