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Tune Req: Billy O'Shea

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Kernow John 28 Feb 01 - 07:30 AM
Wolfgang 28 Feb 01 - 07:46 AM
Malcolm Douglas 28 Feb 01 - 07:49 AM
Liam's Brother 28 Feb 01 - 10:49 AM
MartinRyan 28 Feb 01 - 11:53 AM
Kernow John 28 Feb 01 - 03:38 PM
Liam's Brother 28 Feb 01 - 03:52 PM
Big Mick 28 Feb 01 - 08:21 PM
MartinRyan 28 Feb 01 - 08:39 PM
Big Mick 28 Feb 01 - 09:06 PM
GUEST,Stuart smyth 19 Jan 11 - 03:45 PM
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Subject: for Billy O'shea
From: Kernow John
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 07:30 AM

I heard Roger Bryant sing this shanty the other night he said he learnt it from Dan Milner when he visited Cornwall.
The lyrics are on the DT but can anyone help me out with a tune or tell me of a recording?
Roger said this was the only Irish Shanty he knew, does anyone know of others (apart from the Good Ship Mullingar which was I believe a horse drawn barge)
Regards KJ


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: for Billy O'shea
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 07:46 AM

A CD with Dan Milner singing this song is here.

'Good ship Mullingar' is a nice slip (grin) marrying 'The man from Mullingar' and 'Good ship Calabar'. It could easily come from me.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: for Billy O'shea
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 07:49 AM

For more background information and several texts (though no tune) see:  Billy O'Shea

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: for Billy O'shea
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 10:49 AM

So far, all arrows point to this being a song composed circa 1960 in Dublin by someone (or more) people associated with the Coffee Kitchen folk club.

If you are looking for working shanties from the days of sail, you could look in Sam Henry's Songs of the People Sam Henry's collection put into book form by the late Gale Huntington with assistance from Lani Hermann and John Moulden or the classic shanty book, Shanties from the Seven Seas by Stan Hugill.

All the best,
Dan Milner


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: for Billy O'shea
From: MartinRyan
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 11:53 AM

Dan

I recently picked up a nice hardback copy of Hugill's "Shanties and Sea Songs" (or is it vice versa?). I recognised the song set and thought I already had a paperback copy - which I would sell on to anyone interested. When I got home I realised that the paperback had a lovely set of photographs which weren't in the original hardback - and the hardback had a much more detailed text than the paperback! So now I have to keep both. Ah well...

See you soon.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: for Billy O'shea
From: Kernow John
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 03:38 PM

Thanks everyone for the input.
Dan do you have an outlet for your CD's in the UK?

Wolfgang twas a mix up wasn't it. I was strugling to recall the song and that's all that came to mind, still what can you expect from an ageing hippy as my son calls me.
KJ


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: for Billy O'shea
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 03:52 PM

Hi John!

Thanks for your interest. I have a way to get this to you easily. Send me an e-mail at folkmusic@prodigy.net and I'll give you the details.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: for Billy O'shea
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 08:21 PM

Martin,

I would love to have this for my collection. Email me at mlane@accn.org. We can make arrangements for the purchase and I will send a like amount to the Mudcat as a donation.

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: for Billy O'shea
From: MartinRyan
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 08:39 PM

Mick

Thanks for the offer - but I was deadly serious! I can't bring myself to get rid of either copy! That said, I'll keep an eye out and get back to you if anything turns up.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: for Billy O'shea
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 09:06 PM

Ah hell, it was worth the try. Truth be told, I quit reading and started typing after I read the part that said you would part with one.......sent you a PM as well. Now that I read the entire post.......buggers!!!! Oh well..........

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Billy O'Shea
From: GUEST,Stuart smyth
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 03:45 PM

Here is the original recording of Billy O'Shea by The Buskers, recorded April 1965, Dublin. (See other mudcat thread..)
Click the link.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/556038/billy_oshea.m4a


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