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Lyr Req: Old Dung Cow? / Old Dun Cow

Son of the Mill 17 Mar 01 - 06:53 PM
Mark Cohen 17 Mar 01 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,ROLL&GO-C 17 Mar 01 - 07:11 PM
GUEST,Roll&Go-C 17 Mar 01 - 07:15 PM
Mark Cohen 17 Mar 01 - 07:20 PM
Son of the Mill 17 Mar 01 - 07:28 PM
catspaw49 17 Mar 01 - 08:25 PM
catspaw49 17 Mar 01 - 08:27 PM
Mark Cohen 17 Mar 01 - 08:35 PM
Son of the Mill 17 Mar 01 - 09:12 PM
CRANKY YANKEE 18 Mar 01 - 12:09 AM
raredance 18 Mar 01 - 12:54 AM
GUEST,Roll&Go-C 18 Mar 01 - 10:59 AM
Mark Cohen 18 Mar 01 - 05:42 PM
Jeri 18 Mar 01 - 06:15 PM
MMario 18 Mar 01 - 10:16 PM
Noreen 18 Mar 01 - 10:31 PM
Son of the Mill 19 Mar 01 - 12:37 AM
GUEST,Roll&Go-C 19 Mar 01 - 08:47 AM
Jeri 19 Mar 01 - 10:10 AM
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Subject: OLD DUNG COW
From: Son of the Mill
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 06:53 PM

Has anyone got the lyrics to ths song.As far as I can remember it starts : < Some pals & I in a public house were playing dominoes one night> < All of a sudden through the door> Thats all I know. It`s a very funny song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 07:03 PM

It's actually "The Old Dun Cow", referring to the cow's color and not its output (actually, to a pub named for the cow). The words are at home and I'm not; if nobody posts them sooner, I will. Surprisingly, it doesn't seem to be in the Digital Tradition.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,ROLL&GO-C
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 07:11 PM

The Old Dun Cow is in the DT; try one of the wild card searches to deal with alternative speeling. I had a lot of fun sifting through the old threads. Of course, I've got the only definitive version and I wouldn't think of sharing it with anyone. ;)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 07:15 PM

Of course, I meant "spelling." I had no problem turning up Old Dun Cow directly by title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 07:20 PM

I see, I used angle brackets instead of square brackets in my DT search. What kind of self-respecting folkie do I think I am, anyway? Thanks, Charlie, I knew it had to be there.

FAWLAKS, if you click on Old Dun Cow it will take you to the lyrics.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Son of the Mill
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 07:28 PM

Thanks Mark,sorry about the spelling.I heard the song 30 years ago so my memory or my ears are faulty.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 08:25 PM

Its also a good idea to use the Forum and Lyrics Search........Enter the words dun cow and you get not only the DT listings but also a boatload of threads, several with additional lyrics, chords, etc.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 08:27 PM

Sorry, that should read DIGITRAD AND FORUM SEARCH.....its the box just above the threads and does a much better search job than the DT search. Its a lot easier having fewer "search rules."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 08:35 PM

Actually, I thought from the thread title that you knew of a parody...it would be a ripe one if anybody wrote it, that's for sure. By the way, the words in the DT have probably been folk processed more than a little. I found another set of words here, which appear more authentic, and include a verse that was spoken. I thought the song might be in the Levy sheet music collection (click on "Links" at the top of the Mudcat page), but they only have one song by Harry Wincott and this isn't it. Of course, as he said, Charlie has the definitive words...

It's amazing what one can do if one doesn't want to do work that has to be done!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Son of the Mill
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 09:12 PM

Great work Mark.This version is more like the one I remember.Many Thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD DUN COW
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 12:09 AM

Some friends an' I, in a public house,
were belting down a few one night,
When into the room a fireman came,
With his face all chalky white.
"What's up", said Brown, "Have you seen a ghost,
Orhave you seen your aunt Mariah"
"Oh me Aunt Mariah be buggered" said he,
"The bleedin' pub's on fire"
(no chorus, yet)

II
"Fire", says Brown, "What a bit of luck,
Everybody follow me"
"It's down to the cellar if it's not in flames,
And we'll all have a grand old spree".
So we all went down, with good old Brown,
And the booze we couldn't miss.
And it hadn't been ten minutes, when,
We were all bloody pissed.

(now the chorus) (chorus)
There was Brown, upside down,
Moppin' up the whiskey on the floor,
"Booze, Booze", the firemen cried,
as they came knockin' at the door.
Oh we won't let 'em in 'till it's all mopped up,
Somebody shouted, "Macintyre"
(Macintyre-cockney rhyming slang for, "the place is on fire", I think)
And we all got blue, blind,parlytic drunk
When the Old Dun Cow caught fire.

II
Then Smith went over to the port wine tub,
And gave it just a few hard knocks,
Then, he started taking off his pantaloons,
likewise his shoes and socks.
"Hold on", says Brown, "you can't do that,
You mustn't do that, in here"
"Don't you wash your "jimmies" in the port wine tub
When we have some American beer"

(chorus)

III
Just then there came a terrible crash,
Half the bloody roof caved in,
We'd have all been drowned in the fireman's hose,
Were we not already drowned in Gin.
So we took some tacks and some old wet sacks,
And bunged ourselves in tight,
Then we started drinkin, "Old Bushmills"
'Till we were bleary eyed.

(repeat chorus)

I learned it from that great blues guitarist and singer, Louis Killen. Yes, Louis does do blues, quite expertly, when pushed into it. Just tell him Jody sent you.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 6-Jun-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: raredance
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 12:54 AM

I see the fecal point of this thread is not exactly what i had expected. I was looking for a whole set of interesint parodies, "The Zebra Dung", "Dung Laid Around, Dung Stayed Around", "Sassy Frass", "Stooly Night". I guess I am up too late.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 10:59 AM

Maybe I should log in later at night so I could commune with the other stool pigeons. My parents on the farm always had misgivings about my early art endeavers, my cow pie collages. Little did they know that some other artist would gain fame in later years from a similar exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art but I digress.

Mark, I have this vision of you diligently responding to Mudcat threads while your patients are impatiently awaiting your attention in their waiting room. I wish I could attach an appropriate cartoon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 05:42 PM

Charlie, I hardly ever do this while my little patients are waiting. I do it when I'm supposed to be typing up my chart notes, or reading medical journals, or going through my mail, or....But if you could do a cartoon, I'd love to see it!
And I'm with rich r, I was expecting a wonderful new parody. Guess somebody will have to write it. Oh, no, don't look at me, I'm too busy typing up my chart notes and reading medical journals and....

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 06:15 PM

Some friends an' I, in a public house, were playin' dominoes one night,
When into the room a farmer came, with his face all chalky white.
"What's up", said Brown, "Have you seen a ghost,
Have you seen your aunt Maria"
"Oh me Aunt Maria be buggered" said he,
"The cow's got diahrrea."

Jeri, not giving up day job


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: MMario
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 10:16 PM

the DT also has an aussie version titled "THE DAY THE PUB BURNED DOWN"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Noreen
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 10:31 PM

Thanks for that, Jeri... :0)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Son of the Mill
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:37 AM

I was told "Don`t let `em in till it`s all mopped up, someone shouted MacIntyre" was actually "MacIntyre! Don`t let etc but it didn`t fit. Poetic licence I think it is called.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 08:47 AM

Jeri, thanks for your "Dairy Air."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 10:10 AM

A thread here,
another one here,
and one with the author listed here.

Thanks, but you may not want to encourage me...
So we all goes along to the farmer's barn,
To see if he was true to his word
We hadn't been there ten minutes or more,
Till we were all int....KNOCK IT OFF, JERI!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: MMario
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 10:41 AM

awwwww, jeri - more, please, more, more more!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:36 PM

"The Day the Pub Burned Down" is from New Zealand.

Mr Manuka Jones (New Zealand's finest Liar) is named after the Manuka tree. Moreporks are NZ owls - they go "morepork" instead of "too wet to woo". And shikkers are drunkards.

There I bet you wanted to know that didn't you all?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 01:05 PM

As me mother used to tell us boys, "She was only a stableman's daughter but all the horsemen knew her."

Need I explain more clearly?

Anyone know any artificial inseminator songs?

My old man is an articficial inseminator,
Now what do you think about that?
He wears an artificial inseminator raincoat
And an artificial inseminator hat;
He wears artificial inseminator glasses
And artificial inseminator shoes,
And every night when he gets home
He reads the Artificial Inseminator's News.

Where will this thread creep next?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 02:35 PM

"MacIntyre" possibly Cockney rhyming slang for The place is on fire? This is MaFazoo who has to tell cranky yankee he's better use those line breaks. We heard the song without much variation also from Cliff Haslam.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 03:10 PM

Dung Cow?

Learn it well - so you can sing it off pat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: raredance
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 07:02 PM

Is it time to change all the "BS" threads to "CD"? It would mist-ify the outsiders


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 07:20 PM

A completely different Dun Cow song. I learned the chorus off my cousin about 1960, and I think he got it from Boy Scouts or something like that. They all pretended to be Red Indians (or do I have to say native Americans now?) and sang this:

Pow-wow
Pow-wow
We are men of the old dun cow
We are red men
Feathers in our head men
Down among the dead men
Pow-wow.

Anybody know any verses to this?

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Nemesis
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 04:22 AM

Excellent! - I was going to suggest the NA/boy scout version of Dun Cow. We used to sing it at Girl Guides' camp fire - it has great actions - yep, any one know any more verses?

Hille


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Son of the Mill
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 04:33 AM

With reference to MacIntyre, I remember sometimes we would shout "Dunlops". The singer would enquire "Dunlops?" The reply was "Yes they have been MacIntyers for years!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 09:49 AM

The Dun Cow one we sang in Girl Guides was:

We are the red men, tall and quaint
With our feathers and war Paint

Pow wow, pow wow
We're the men of the Old Dun Cow
We are the red men
Feathers in our head men
Down among the dead men
Pow wow, pow wow

We come home from fighting wars
Greated by our long-nosed (long-necked?) squaws

pow wow etc...

I haven't heard it sung in years, certainly not in this era of political correctness.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Grab
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 02:39 PM

A Cockney rhyming slang dictionary has "Anna Maria", "Ave Maria", "Jeremiah" and "Obediah" as slang for "fire", but not yon "MacIntyre". Does anyone know this for sure?

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 06:05 PM

It seems clear from what appear to be the original words to The Old Dun Cow (my link above was not very clear), that McIntyre was a character in the story. I imagine he would be rather miffed at being demoted to a bit of rhyming slang.

Aloha,
Mark
(still waiting for Jeri's magnum opus!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Nemesis
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 07:34 PM

Fibula Matock!

Thanks for that - was getting lost in the bath this morning trying to think which way verses went.

Recently, a comparative stranger and I startled an entire dinner party by bursting into (almost) spontaneous rendition of this complete with actions (it is long-nosed squaws I believe)

Yes, very non-pc :)

Ah, the good old days around the camp fire!!!

Cheers, Hille


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Micca
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 07:52 PM

Jeri, how about a chorus for your "epic" ??

There was brown pouring down spreading out like treacle on the floor
Loose bowels the farmer cried as he came knocking at the door
Don't let him in as its all crapped up, somebody shouted " it smells dire"
And we all got plasterd a*** to tit when the old cow got Diahoerria


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 08:45 PM

We can fight with sticks and stones,
Bows and arrows, bricks and bones.
The Gilwell Campfire Book.  The editors remark that the song should be sung with solemnity, but that the actions are essential.  At this far distant time I can remember only a few, but "long-nosed squaws" is certainly one!

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,jo
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 05:05 AM

tie our victims to a post
spread their innards on our toast

my guide unit was obviously more into gore...

jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Son of the Mill
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 05:16 AM

Well what a response! All I did was mis-spell the title.I was blue blind at the time & it did sound like "Dung".Perhaps the singer was blue blind as well.No heaven forbid 60`s folksingers never touched the stuff.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 09:46 AM

Now that I think about it, I seem to remember it was a "dung" cow that fell from the sky and sank a Japanese fishing trawler in the Dire Straits.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: Nemesis
Date: 26 Mar 01 - 04:56 AM

Innards on our toast.....

Ah! It's all coming back! I have another thread re. repertoire suggestions - and am thinking that the old camp fire songs bear revisiting - so am off down the Scout Shop today..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 04:57 PM

We tie white men to our stakes
Burn their innards into cakes

POW WOW

We come home from hunts and wars
Greeted by our long-nosed squaws

POW WOW

We can fight with sticks and stones
Bow and arrows, bricks and bones

POW WOW


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OLD DUNG COW
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 05:54 PM

I learned as The Old Brown Cow as nobody around my neck of the woods was aware that Dun was color.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Dung Cow? / Old Dun Cow
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 11:35 PM

Tim's Boy Scout song 'Pow Wow' above, tho, misses out what connects it to this thread ~~ the chorus which went in full:

Pow Wow, Pow Wow
We're the tribe of the Old Dun Cow.
All of us are red men
Feathers in our head men
Down among the dead men
Pow Wow.

Perhaps not much connection to Harry Champion's song, tho the 'tribal name' possibly originally some sort of echoing ref to it (as well, presumably, to 'Here's a Health to the King' ..., aka, as in DT, 'Down Among The Dead Men')?

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Dung Cow? / Old Dun Cow
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 13 Aug 11 - 08:07 PM

'Somebody said to MacIntyre' ....no idea where the silly 'Somebody shouted macintyre' came from. Why on earth should anyone wish to randomly shout that?


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