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Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this

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Subject: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Raven-Skies
Date: 28 Aug 97 - 04:13 PM

I've been combing the folk song sections of my local music stores, but can't seem to find a recording of this song. Some of you may recognize it by the "Somebody shouted McIntyre" and I'm not sure if the song appears under any other name. Anyone have an idea where I could find a recording of this?


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: rechal
Date: 28 Aug 97 - 04:24 PM

The lyrics are in the database. I have a recording on Folkways Records by the X-Seamen's Institute -- you might try getting in touch with Folkways. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 28 Aug 97 - 06:24 PM

Years ago a Irishman living in Montreal named Brendan Nolan used to sing this in the Old Dublin, and I think he recorded it. I think he is now living in Florida and may have something out so maybe you can search under his name in the bins. He had a lovely voice and a great sense of humour and I hope he kept at singing.

He wrote a wonderful parady of "City of New Orleans" called "The Train They Call The Ocean", which I possess on a 45, making fun of the notoriously slow and ancient train that used to make its way from Montreal to Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: bigj
Date: 28 Aug 97 - 06:26 PM

Another recording was :- Bob & Ron Copper on 'A Jug of Punch' EMI Records (1960) CLP 1327.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 03 Sep 97 - 08:36 AM

The Old Dun Cow is one of my favourites, If you can't dig up a recording, send me an Email (ed42@4kz.com.au) and I'll bung it on a cassette and post it to you(if you reckon you can put up with my singing) Regards Ted


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 13 May 98 - 08:53 AM

Finally found my tape of "Dun Cow" sung by Brendan Nolan. It's on his Southern Sunset. Last I heard he was living in FL. By the looks of the traffic I thought everyone was.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 05 Nov 98 - 12:41 PM

Just happened across another recording of The Old Dun Cow. This ones by Lou Killen from his "Sea Chanteys" CD.

Just seeing if I had the CD player hooked up right and tis was the CD I popped in.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Barbara
Date: 05 Nov 98 - 01:33 PM

BAZ sent me a tape recently of this old fellow (Arthur Howard) singing country songs, a capella, and on it was a song related to the Old Dun Cow called "Old Jepson Brown" that has a chorus with a similar tune that starts " There was Brown, upsidedown..." but has no mention of pub or fire. The jist of this song is that the man, always a clown, jests his way into a girl's heart, proposes and gets married standing on his head, and (of course) when their bonny bouncing boy is born, the first thing young Brown does is stand on his head.
The songs are obviously related. I wonder which came first? Howard was born in 1902, and his parents sang him the song as a child.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 05 Nov 98 - 06:40 PM

I first saw Zebra Dun in print when I was a kid, and have seen hither hide nor hair of the noun "Dun" since then. I see that it is in the DT. What does it mean?

TGIF
John


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: MMario
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 09:02 AM

I'm not sure if there are other meanings, but "dun" is a color - sort of a brownish -grayish - yellowish shade found in some breeds of cattle and horses.

mmario


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Dave Earl
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 07:35 PM

I often sing this song. i dont know what part of the world you come from but in Sussex (South Coast of England) it goes down well in pub singaround sessions.

Hope you find what you are looking for

Dave E


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 09:39 PM

I ought to start a thread ...this is an example of a song I like, but which I seldom hear done well....it requires a certain 'feel' for the vernacular.... and delicacy in the pacing and delivery...otherwise it can sound like those drunken louts 'in' the song were just bellowing it! If that is what you want, ok...but if you want to make it a hit...practice it and think about it...(#1...don't make it choppy and like a metronome...#2...don't rush it..milk those lines.*grin*)


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 12:10 PM

Seamus Kennedy's "Let The Music Take You Home" has a version slightly different from the DT's.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: jeffp
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 12:35 PM

The Pyrates Royale have recorded it on their "Lyve Behind Bars" CD, available here.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: GUEST,Penny Black
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 02:47 PM

Had it on "Hootenanny on/at the Barge"? various artists late 60's - It's down for a future Penny Black C.D. if you don't get a copy I'll post it to our MP3 sites once recorded... MySpace Penny Black"


Dunlop!


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: freightdawg
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 05:38 PM

Sinsull beat me to it. You can get Seamus' cd from cdbaby.com.

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 06:53 PM

Go to the official Seamus Kennedy website and underneath the picture of Seamus (jumping up split legged in his kilt) is an mp3 download of "The Old Dun Cow". Just download the file and play it on your computer or mp3 player. FOR FREE!!!


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 07:17 PM

WAITTTTTT!!!!!!!!!! Go pee first, THEN listen to it!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: freightdawg
Date: 25 Apr 06 - 09:22 PM

Bummer, Alaska Mike, are you trying to keep ol' Seamus from makin' an honest buck?

(I know, I know, if he put the mp3 on the site he expected folks to play it!)

I was just trying to further pad his already extravagant retirement plan.

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 26 Apr 06 - 04:09 AM

The Old Dun Cow is a pub in the Old Kent Road in South London and was still there last time I passed.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Schantieman
Date: 26 Apr 06 - 12:02 PM

Bill D - I sing this frequently and (I flatter myself, perhaps) do milk all the relevant lines. Next outing may be at Upton, if you're there.

There is another verse, written by Pete Twitchett, late of SunFolk in South London:

Then all of a sudden in the firemen rushed
And they saved us one by one;
But when they came to save the beer
They found it had all gone!
And in the daily press next day
They solemnly did say
That the firemen couldn't save the beer -
Coz it had boiled away!

(spoken)But we know better, don't we?

Chorus; big finish

I heard (but have no documentary evidence) that when The Old Dun Cow burned down, as described, it was replaced by another pub - called The Dun Cow. Perhaps that's the one that's there now. Is there a Man of Old Kent (or Old Kentish Man?) who can enlighten us?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Apr 06 - 07:00 PM

Steve...good for you..*grin* I am so weary of it being rushed thru to get to the "Macintire" line.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 09 - 12:13 PM

the best recording of this i have ever heard is Brian Clancy (www.irishrow.com) you can download it right ther, and if you happen to be in denver or the springs he does weekly pub performances. dont miss it (jack quinn's in the springs, fados andthe irish snug in denver


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: kendall
Date: 11 Apr 09 - 01:35 PM

Cliff Haslam also recorded this.


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: trayton
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 04:50 AM

It was written by Harry Wincott and Sung by Harry Champion.
See here


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Subject: RE: Old Dun Cow- Looking for a recording of this
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 09:05 PM

Here's a good one (live):
http://michael.lesauvage.name/gerryokane/14%20-%20Gerry%20O%27Kane%20-%20The%20Old%20Dun%20Cow%20%28Trad%29.mp3


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