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Lyr Req: Son of a Scoundrel (from film 'Ned Kelly'

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KELLYS, BYRNE AND HART
LONNIGAN'S WIDOW
NED KELLY'S FAREWELL TO GRETA.
POOR NED


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GUEST,LynnT 05 Dec 00 - 02:11 PM
Malcolm Douglas 05 Dec 00 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Lynn T 05 Dec 00 - 03:40 PM
Micca 05 Dec 00 - 03:51 PM
Midchuck 05 Dec 00 - 04:04 PM
Gorgeous Gary 05 Dec 00 - 04:47 PM
GUEST,LynnT 06 Dec 00 - 06:11 AM
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Subject: Was yer grandma a whore (born of Austral
From: GUEST,LynnT
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 02:11 PM

I'm looking for the words of an Aussie song, perhaps by Eric Bogle; the chorus goes:

Was your grandma a whore, was your grandpa a thief
Were they and bounders who fell to their grief?
If you're born of Australia, I know who you be
You're a son of a son of a scoundrel like me!

The verses put down various upper-crust Aussies for their hoity-toity attitudes.

A DC group called Clam Chowder recorded this many years back; no idea where they got it from. Can anybody help -- I couldn't find it in DIGITRAD...

Lynn


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Subject: Lyr Add: SON OF A SCOUNDREL (Ned Kelley)
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 03:02 PM

Found at  Shire of the Northern Outpost:

SON OF A SCOUNDREL

(Ned Kelley)

Big Barney Fish he got suddenly rich,
Got a big fancy house in Melbourne.
With buckets of loot and big black leather boots,
Acting so haughty and well born.
But we of Australia, we're children of convicts
And some of us wear it quite proudly;
So as he rides by in his carriage so fine,
I wave and I call to him loudly:

Chorus:

Was your Grandma a whore?
Was your Grandpa a thief?
Where they forgers and grafters
Who fell to their grief?
If you're born of Australia,
I know who you be;
You're the son of a son of a
Scoundrel like me.

Maggie McKay's got a sweet loving way
And I know that she does adore me,
But her parents, they feel it would be a bad deal;
They say that she's much too good for me.
So as we said good-bye with a tear in our eye,
They were smiling and glad of the breaking;
But they didn't look so proud
When I shouted out loud,
'Til the whole floggin' town was awaken:

Madame Marie loves the men from the sea;
She says that they're good for business.
Her daughters are found in a section of town
Known for a certain rudeness.
Then the cops pay a call
And the judge says, "That's all.
It's time for a new profession."
Marie laughed out loud and in front of the crowd
Says, "Judge, will you answer this question?"

Taken from an unnamed recording by "Clam Chowder"; no indication as to what the tune might be.


Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Was yer grandma a whore (born of Aus
From: GUEST,Lynn T
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 03:40 PM

That was fast -- many thanks!

A former member of Clam Chowder, Don Stallone, will likely be at tonight's DC-area chantey sing. I'm glad to have gotten it here first, so I don't have to ask him to hand-scribble it...

Lynn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Was yer grandma a whore (born of Aus
From: Micca
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 03:51 PM

LynnT, any chance of the tune from him????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Was yer grandma a whore (born of Aus
From: Midchuck
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 04:04 PM

I want the tune for that sucker!

I want it NOW!

Get it up!

(Whoops, sorry. Got excited and forgot my manners. It won't happen again until the next time.)

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Was yer grandma a whore (born of Aus
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 04:47 PM

Clam Chowder has a recent CD titled SALVAGED which has "Son Of A Scoundrel" on it. The CD is a collection of remixed tracks from their tapes. There is ordering information on their website.

--Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Was yer grandma a whore (born of Aus
From: GUEST,LynnT
Date: 06 Dec 00 - 06:11 AM

Here, I can sing it for you -- goes like this -- unfortunately, I have no idea how to do a midi and can't write notational music. Any suggestions?

LynnT


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