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Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday

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JOCK STEWART
MULDOON, THE SOLID MAN


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Steve Latimer 10 Jan 01 - 11:02 AM
Tony in Sweden 10 Jan 01 - 11:11 AM
GUEST,caz2ufolk 10 Jan 01 - 11:24 AM
Steve Latimer 10 Jan 01 - 11:25 AM
Steve Latimer 10 Jan 01 - 11:36 AM
Tony in Sweden 10 Jan 01 - 11:42 AM
GUEST,caz2ufolk 10 Jan 01 - 11:51 AM
Liam's Brother 10 Jan 01 - 12:06 PM
Ebbie 10 Jan 01 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 10 Jan 01 - 01:38 PM
Hobie 10 Jan 01 - 02:24 PM
Hobie 10 Jan 01 - 02:28 PM
Bernard 10 Jan 01 - 02:33 PM
Llanfair 10 Jan 01 - 03:08 PM
Sandy Paton 10 Jan 01 - 03:44 PM
radriano 10 Jan 01 - 03:45 PM
Bernard 10 Jan 01 - 04:10 PM
Malcolm Douglas 10 Jan 01 - 07:14 PM
Malcolm Douglas 10 Jan 01 - 07:21 PM
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Subject: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 11:02 AM

I was listening to a Pogue's CD that I borrowed that had this song on it. It sounds traditional. I looked in the DT and couldn't find it. Does anyone have the Lyrics?

Thanks in advance.

Steve Latimer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Tony in Sweden
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 11:11 AM

Steve,
I'ts in the DT.
The song is called "Jock Stewart".
Cheers,
mvh. Tony.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: GUEST,caz2ufolk
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 11:24 AM

Steve, I have not heard the Pogue's singing this song but the lyrics look familiar. I believe the song is called 'Jock Stewart'an old Irish narrative ballard. (Find in Didgitrad)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 11:25 AM

Tony,

Thank you. I haven't seen your name before. If you're new, welcome to Mudcat. It's quite a place.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 11:36 AM

Caz2ufolk,

The Pogues do a nice version. I am not that familiar with them, but I found it odd that this one was done by their female singer as it is written in the male first person. My confusion was caused by the fact that they don't list it as "Jock Stewart", the CD cover lists it as "I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday".

This particular CD has a very nice version of "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" as well as some pretty raucous stuff. I'm enjoying the CD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Tony in Sweden
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 11:42 AM

Hi Steve,
It sure is! Keeps me amused.
Been around for about 4-5 months now.
Pop in from time to time. Post usually as Guest(from home).
Glad to be here!
mvh. Tony.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: GUEST,caz2ufolk
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 11:51 AM

Steve, it sounds like a good cd. A friend of mine does a nice version with an accordian. Just listening to it now. Reminds me of boxing day traveling the canals in the north of England with a few fellow jammers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 12:06 PM

There are a few, somewhat different songs written to this air.

The great Scots singer Jeannie Robertson recorded "Jock Stewart" and I think most people who sing that song ultimately get it from her singing.

The Irish (or Irish-American) song which traveled as far as Australia goes this way...

I've a nice little cabin that's made out of mud,
In the beautiful county Kildare.
I've acres of land and men at command,
And I've always a shilling to spare.
Och, I didn't come here, boys to look for a job,
But just a short visit to pay;
And as I walk through the streets people say that I meet,
"There's a man you don't meet everyday."

Chorus:
Then call for you glasses, have just what you want,
And whatever the damage I'll pay;
Boys, be airy and free when you're drinking with me,
For I'm a man you don't meet every day.

There's also a wonderful song written to the same air, "The Hard Working Miner." I'm recording that one a little later today.

All the best,
Dan Milner


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 01:29 PM

Some of these lyrics are also in a song that Mick Moloney sings, about being Muldoon,"a solid man". Which song is older?

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 01:38 PM

There are earlier threads on this, and it's been noted at least twice that there's a copy of the song on the Bodley Ballads website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Hobie
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 02:24 PM

oh my name is jock stuart i'm a canny guan man


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOCK STUART
From: Hobie
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 02:28 PM

Oh my name is Jock Stuart
I'm a canny gun man
And a rovin young fellow I’ve been

(CHORUS) So be easy and free
When you're drinkin with me
I'm a man you don't meet every day

I'm a rovin young blade
And a piper to trade
Aye, and many's the tune I can play. CHORUS

I've got acres of land
Aye and men at command
And many's the schilling in store. CHORUS

So come fill up your glass
With whiskey and wine
And whatever the cost I will pay. CHORUS

There ya go


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 02:33 PM

There's a version of it on my CD...

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Llanfair
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 03:08 PM

There's one on mine, too!!!(big grin)
cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 03:44 PM

Archie Fisher does a splendid performance of "Jock Stewart" on his Folk-Legacy CD-61 <9>The Man With a Rhyme.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: radriano
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 03:45 PM

I'm currently working on a CD of sea shanties and sea songs. One of the cuts will be "Bound to Australia", a capstan shanty which uses a variant of "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" as the verse melody and the chorus of "Jock Stewart" as the chorus melody.

Richard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 04:10 PM

Oooh, Bron, you are cheeky!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 07:14 PM

Jock Stewart  -basically Jeannie Robertson's set of the song, modified and with two additional verses added.

These two earlier discussions have some useful information:

I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day ...with more about that mud cabin.

Muldoon, The Solid Man

The Broadside copy Bruce mentions is at the Bodleian Library Broadside Collection,  here:

I'm a man you don't meet every day  -printer and date unknown.

"Muldoon the Solid Man" is a different song with a different tune, though a little in the same vein.  It seems to have begun life in America, later becoming popular in Ireland.  There is a broadside copy at the Bodleian:

Muldoon, The Solid Man  -printer and date unknown.

...and sheet music at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music:

Muldoon, The Solid Man

It turns up in Scotland, too, in much-altered form, as "I'll Lay Ye Doon, Love". Jeannie Robertson had a set of that, too.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 07:21 PM

I really shouldn't try to do links when I'm this tired.  Let me repeat the two cockups:

Jock Stewart

man you don't meet every day  ...with more about that mud cabin.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 08:27 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: GUEST,A Mac
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 05:53 PM

Does anybody know if there's a version by Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem. My uncle remembers having a lp of it many moons ago


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday
From: Reinhard
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 04:38 AM

Sotty but Nick Guida's extensive Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem discography doesn't list Jock Stewart or I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday.


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