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Mike Ruddy 14 Oct 97 - 11:27 PM
dick greenhaus 15 Oct 97 - 02:07 PM
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Joe Offer 16 Oct 97 - 05:45 PM
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dick greenhaus 23 Dec 97 - 12:28 PM
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MR 24 Dec 97 - 03:50 PM
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GUEST,debramccann@hotmail.com 17 Nov 00 - 11:49 AM
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Subject: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: Mike Ruddy
Date: 14 Oct 97 - 11:27 PM

Anyone know the words to Clancy's Wooden Wedding: "Five years ago last Sunday night Pat Clancy took a wife She was little Bridget Haley who was wed to him for life etc." I heard it from Sam Hinton in San Diego many years ago and don't remember now how the rest of it goes. Mike


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Subject: RE: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 15 Oct 97 - 02:07 PM

Omigod! I THINK I still have (somewhere) a 78 recording of this, ca 1930 or so--I got it at the same time I acquired Cohen on the Telephone. I'll look (haven't listened to it since 1947 or so.)


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Subject: RE: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: Mike Ruddy
Date: 15 Oct 97 - 06:38 PM

The one I had was a 33LP of Sam Hinton issued probaly in 1950s


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Subject: RE: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Oct 97 - 05:45 PM

Mike - Post it to Sam's attention on the rec.music.folk newsgroup. He hangs out there. I wish we could talk him into joining us here. He's an encyclopedia of folk music, if ever there was one.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: Mike Ruddy
Date: 23 Dec 97 - 08:05 AM

I found the record! So if anyone wants the lyrics I got em.


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Subject: RE: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 23 Dec 97 - 12:28 PM

Mike- We want them! Please post 'em here.


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Subject: RE: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: Alice
Date: 23 Dec 97 - 05:05 PM

I heard this song a few months ago by an old time folk singer from Jackson Hole, WY. His son lives here and plays in a band called "Drowsy Maggie" (yes, like the tune). I'd love to compare your version with the one he sang. alice in mt


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Subject: Lyr Add: CLANCY'S WOODEN WEDDING
From: MR
Date: 24 Dec 97 - 03:50 PM

I haven't been able to figure out the chords yet but here are the words. The two XXs indicate a change of pattern and, perhaps a minor. Sure would like it if someone could help me on the chords.

(1) Five years ago last Sunday night, Pat Clancy took a wife.
'Twas little Bridgett Haley who was stuck to him for life.
He gave a Wooden Weddin' the event to celebrate,
And he sent out invitations to his friends both small and great.
XX Now everyone was s'posed to bring a present made of wood,
And some of the things they brought were bad and some were very good,
But everyone who came he did the very best he could,
When Clancy had a weddin' made of wood.

(2) The first one to get there was Pat O'Hoolihan.
He brought for a present a Japanese fan.
Then came Maloney just as neat as a pin,
And he brought a cradle for to rock the baby in.
XX O'Brien brought a sawhorse handsomely engraved.
O'Toole brought a cord a wood for which he didn't pay.
Murphy brought the clothespins. Ryan brought a broom.
It looked as though a lumberyard exploded in the room:

(3) Wood that came from China, wood that came from Spain,
Wood from Jerusalem across the raging main,
Wood that came from Russia, sent by the Czar,
Wood that came from Ireland, enough to build a car,
XX Wood that came from England, wood that came from Wales,
Wood that came from Scotland, wood that came from jails.
They passed around the whiskey and they passed around the ale,
And if the glasses wasn't big enough, they used a wooden pail.

(4) Everyone was feeling good; no one was feeling dry.
All were in the glory and the glory it was high.
Someone asked Clancy would he sing a song.
Clancy said he would but his voice was gone.
XX Up jumped Maloney and he gave a recitation
All about the kind of wood that grew in every nation.
Begorra! such a racket, I can't keep it mum.
Clancy called Maloney an educated bum.

(5) Up jumped Maloney and he hit him such a whack
That he raised up a hump in the middle of his back.
That was the signal and they all began to fight,
And the women hollered "Murder!" and they said it wasn't right.
XX Murphy threw the poker and he hit O'Hoolihan.
O'Brien threw the kettle and he threw the frying pan.
Patrick lost his false teeth and threw a window dove.
Maloney sat down on a red-hot stove.

(6) There was all kinds of wood went a-flyin' through the air.
Brady hit O'Grady with the round of a chair.
Murphy grabbed Sullivan and threw him on the bed.
Stabbed him with a clothespin and left him there for dead.
XX Police got twenty-five and thirty got away.
They took 'em up before the judge the very next day.
The judge looked 'em over as before him they stood;
He gave 'em sixty days in jail -- now they're all sawin' wood.


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From: Martin Ryan
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 01:22 PM

Any chance of an air for this?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: GUEST,debramccann@hotmail.com
Date: 17 Nov 00 - 11:49 AM

Hello!

I am doing this search for my Father who is not well at all at this time. He and my uncle were discussing this tune that my great grandmother had on an old record way back when. My Dad is very, very ill and fighting for his life. How long he will be with us is known to God alone. If I could get a copy of the music, or even better, a recording of this song, it would mean more that I can say to us all. I'd appreciate any information at all. Thank you so much for the lyrics. If I could get a recording I could learn to play and sing it for him.

Thank you, and May God Hold us all, in the palm of His Hand. Debra.


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Subject: RE: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: GUEST,J. Noble
Date: 08 Mar 04 - 10:13 PM

I have 13 verses to the song you're looking for. It's featured in a book, "Far From the Shamrock Shore" by Mick Moloney, CD included. I'll send the lyrics to you by private message. My email: noblady@hotmail.com. The forum isn't large enough to post the verses. Thanks.

Jenn


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Subject: Tune Add: CLANCY'S WOODEN WEDDING
From: Stewart
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 02:45 PM

Here's the tune..

X:1
T:Clancy's Wooden Wedding
C:Trad. Irish
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
K:D
A2|D3/2D/2 D3/2E/2 F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2|G3/2G/2 G3/2E/2 A2zA,|D3/2D/2 D3/2E/2 F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2|E3/2E/2 E3/2C/2 D2A,3/2A,/2|D3/2D/2 D3/2E/2 F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2|G3/2G/2 G3/2E/2 A2A,3/2A,/2|D3/2D/2 D3/2E/2 F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2|E3/2E/2 E3/2C/2 D2zF|B3/2B/2 F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2|F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2 F2z2| (3BBB F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2|F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2 F2zB,|F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2|F3/2F/2 F3/2F/2 F2G2|A3/2A/2 G3/2E/2 A3/2A/2 G3/2E/2 D2
w:Five years a-go last Sun-day Pad-dy Clan-cy took a wife
'Twas lit-tle Brid-get Bai-ley who was fix-ing him for life
So he gave a wood-en wed-ding the e-vent to cel-e-brate
And he sent out in-vi-ta-tions to his friends both small and great
Now eve-ry-one was s'posed to bring a pre-sent made of wood
Some of the things they brought were bad and some were ver-y good
But eve-ry-one who came, he did the ver-y best he could
When Clan-cy had a wed-ding made of wood
|]

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Clancy's Wooden Wedding
From: GUEST,Finn MacCool
Date: 01 Oct 20 - 05:30 PM

Here are the lyrics as sung by Mick Moloney here (and as understood by me):

Five years ago last Sunday Paddy Clancy took a wife.
'Twas little Bridget Bailey who was fixing him for life.
So he gave a wooden wedding the event to celebrate
And he sent out invitations to his friends both small and great.
Now everyone was s'posed to bring a present made of wood.
Some of the things they brought were bad and some were very good.
But everyone who came, he did the very best he could                                  (He actually sings "But everyone he came".)
When Clancy had a wedding made of wood.

Well, there were all kinds of wood brought to the house that night:
Softwood and hardwood and kindling wood to light,
Wood and wooden shavings, enough to fill a bed,
Were brought to Clancy's house when he was five years wed.

The first one to get there was Pat O'Houlahan.
He brought in a present, a Japanese fan.
Then came Maloney, as neat as a pin,
He brought a cradle for to rock the baby in.
O'Brien brought a sawhorse, handsomely engraved.
O'Toole, he brought a cord a wood for which he didn't pay.
Murphy brought the clothespins and Ryan brought a broom.                         (He actually sings "the broom".)
It looked as though a lumberyard exploded in the room.

And there was wood that came from China, wood that came from Spain,
Wood from Jerusalem across the raging main,
Wood that came from Russia, sent by the tsar,
Wood from County Lim'rick, enough to build a car,
Wood that came from Scotland, wood that came from Wales,
Wood that came from England, wood that came from jails.
They passed around the whiskey and they passed around the ale.
When the glass, it wasn't big enough, they used a wooden pail.

Everyone was feeling good. No one was feeling dry.
They all were in the glory and the glory it was high.
Someone asked Clancy would he sing a song.                                               (He actually sings "will he sing a song".)
Clancy said he would, but his voice was gone.
Up jumped Maloney and he gave a recitation
All about the kinds of wood that grew in every nation.
Begorra! Such a racket, it was hard to keep it mum.
O'Brien called Maloney an educated bum.

So up jumped Maloney and he hit him such a whack
(It/That he) raised up a lump in the middle of his back.                                (He doesn't sing the words in the brackets.)
That was the signal and they all began to fight.
The women hollered murder and they said it wasn't right.
O'Brien threw the frying pot and then the frying pan.
Murphy threw the poker and he hit O'Houlahan.
Patrick lost his false teeth and through the window dove.
Maloney sat down on the red-hot stove.

There was all kinds of wood went flying through the air.
Brady hit O'Grady with the handle of a chair.                                               (He actually sings "handle of the chair".)
Murphy grabbed Sullivan and threw him on the bed,
Stabbed him with a clothespin and left him there for dead.
The police caught twenty-five and thirty got away.
They took them up before the judge the very next day.
The judge looked them over as before him they stood.
He gave them sixty days in jail - now they're all sawin' wood.


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