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Lyr Req: Bucketmouth/Bucket Mouth McGinty/McGuinty

GUEST,Jerry (MadSigntist@renet.com) 18 Jun 01 - 12:25 PM
wysiwyg 18 Jun 01 - 12:35 PM
GUEST,Jerry 18 Jun 01 - 12:39 PM
Sorcha 18 Jun 01 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,jerry 18 Jun 01 - 12:47 PM
wysiwyg 18 Jun 01 - 12:50 PM
madman 18 Jun 01 - 01:06 PM
wysiwyg 18 Jun 01 - 01:10 PM
madman 18 Jun 01 - 01:34 PM
Charley Noble 18 Jun 01 - 01:45 PM
Charley Noble 18 Jun 01 - 01:47 PM
Sorcha 18 Jun 01 - 01:56 PM
Sorcha 18 Jun 01 - 02:00 PM
madman 18 Jun 01 - 02:07 PM
madman 18 Jun 01 - 02:29 PM
GUEST,Allan S. 18 Jun 01 - 02:46 PM
madman 18 Jun 01 - 02:49 PM
madman 18 Jun 01 - 02:52 PM
GUEST,Allan s. 18 Jun 01 - 03:01 PM
GUEST,Allan S. 18 Jun 01 - 03:08 PM
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Sorcha 18 Jun 01 - 03:47 PM
Charley Noble 18 Jun 01 - 04:17 PM
wysiwyg 18 Jun 01 - 05:39 PM
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Subject: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcohol
From: GUEST,Jerry (MadSigntist@renet.com)
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 12:25 PM

I'm desperately searching for lyrics. My grandfather used to sing this little song for my Father. My grandfather died when I was six months old. My father is turning 50 on the 28th. He has lost the lyrics to this song. What I know goes something like this...

Ol' Bucket Mouth McGinty (name may be wrong) he was quite a drinkin man... Captain of the steamer they called him Peter Pan... When ol mac was loaded you could hear him call... Save the women save the kids and save the alcohol!

Before ol mac would leave the port he'd call his crew aside... as he gave each man his orders his chest would swell with pride... then as he'd dismiss him he'd tell them one and all... throw the cargo overboard, but save the alcohol!

CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THE CORRECT LYRICS? I would be forever grateful.


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 12:35 PM

Well, we'll do some checking, and welcome to Mudcat.

Where have you looked so far?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 12:39 PM

I've searched every place I could find on the net. I have had no luck whatsoever. Thank for the help!


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 12:42 PM

I found this thread in the forum, but am confused as to whether Bucket Mouth is the same song as Booze Yacht.......I think not, but it's hard to tell. Nothing else on Google.


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: GUEST,jerry
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 12:47 PM

Bucket Mouth McGinty is referenced in the discussion, but I don't believe it is the same as Booze Yacht... thanks though!


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 12:50 PM

Jerry, do you know about Mudcat membership, and do you know how to find a thread later on when you want to check back?

Reason I am asking is, it can take a long time before someone wanders in here who happens to know the piece you want, and spots the request. When you don't get an answer right away, the requestor needs to come back to the the thread and post in it to bounce it back onto the current day's thread list. But as a member you can "trace" the thread-- it's all in the Mudcat FAQ. Or you can just bookmark the thread from your browser and go to it anytime.

And if you should find the song anywhere else, I hope you will come back and post it right in this thread.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: madman
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 01:06 PM

I am now a member...thanks for the information!


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 01:10 PM

Yup!

Check that FAQ thread... that's where all the really smart information is!

PM me any time for help. MOST of us here are pretty nice! *G*

~S~


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: madman
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 01:34 PM

gonna check around some more...wish me luck!


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 01:45 PM

This one's a puzzler; it may be one of those unique family songs that we'll have to reconstruct. Any clues about the tune?


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 01:47 PM

The reference to "Peter Pan" may help dating this one.


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 01:56 PM

Nothing at Levy,Bodlean or Duke.


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 02:00 PM

Peter Pan first performed in 1904.........


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: madman
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 02:07 PM

I certainly appreciate the help folks! The best information I can find is a reference to the song's title. Sorcha found it. it came from:

Subject: RE: Booze Yacht Song - know where to find it
From: Allan S.
Date: 19-Nov-98 - 11:10 PM

I doubt it was a family song... the only clue I have would be that my Grandfather would only sing it when he would be driving his boat. My Father was born in 1952, I am assuming my grandfather knew the song before that.


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: madman
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 02:29 PM

My father's parents were in their fifties when they had my dad. This may help with date issues.


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 02:46 PM

I have the words as soon as I find them I will put them on


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: madman
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 02:49 PM

Allan, thank you very much... I can't thank you enough. This will make my dad very happy.


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: madman
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 02:52 PM

Who got in touch with Allan S? I would like to thank you!


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Subject: ADD: Bucket Mouth McGinty^^
From: GUEST,Allan s.
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 03:01 PM

BUCKET MOUTH McGINTY

Bucketmouth McGinty was quite a drinking man.
He was skipper of the schooner they call the Peter Pan.
Whenever he got loaded, he would call the men aside

CHORUS: Save the kids and women first, then save the alcohol.

Each time they left the harbor, he would call the crew aside,
Give each man his orders?his chest would swell with pride?
And then as he'd dismiss them, he'd tell them one and all

One day the ship was rolling upon the stormy sea.
The waves were getting higher and the wind was making free.
McGinty told his crewmen "we're in for quite a squall

"I'm going to my cabin and pour myself a drink.
I don't give an awful damn if this tub should sink,
But if this thing should happen," he added with his drawl,

They rushed into his cabin in time to see him go.
As they gathered round him, he spoke with words so low:
"Just bury me at sea, boys. I hear the angels call."

Oh, whiskey got old Mac at last. It finally caused his death.
40 years before the mast without a sober breath.
He tripped upon a bottle and perished from the fall.
They couldn't save McGinty but they saved the alcohol.

McGinty's in the ocean with lots of sea above.
The mermaids follow him around, their hearts so full of love.
No matter how they smile at him, he can't hear them at all.
He just keeps yelling, "ring me out and save the alcohol."

Learned from Gene Patten U-Conn 1951 ^^


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 03:08 PM

THat last line of the 1st verse should be When ever be got loaded the crew would hear him call

Sorry for the typing. Havent learned to use the scanner yet Allan


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: madman
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 03:08 PM

Allan S, Thank you very much! I have been looking for this on and off for over five years now!


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Subject: Lyr Add:Bucket Mouth McGinty
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 03:47 PM

Just throwing a Lyr Add in the subject box; see Allan S.' post 3 up from this one. Ain't Mudcat grand?


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 04:17 PM

Allan, thanks for the catch. I bet the last line runs:

He just keeps yelling "WRING me out and save the alcohol!"
;-)


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Subject: ADD: Bucketmouth McGuinty, or Save the Alcohol ^^
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 05:39 PM

With line breaks:

BUCKETMOUTH McGUINTY

Bucketmouth McGuinty was quite a drinking man
He was skipper of the schooner they call the Peter Pan
Whenever he got loaded, the crew would hear him call:
"Save the kids and women first, then save the alcohol!"

Each time they left the harbor, he would call the crew aside;
Give each man his orders... his chest would swell with pride.
And then as he'd dismiss them he'd tell them one and all:
"Save the kids and women first, then save the alcohol!"

One day the ship was rolling upon the stormy sea;
The waves were getting higher and the wind was making free!
McGuinty told his crewmen they were in for quite a squall--
"So save the kids and women first, then save the alcohol!"

"I'm going to my cabin and pour myself a drink!
I don't give an awful damn if this tub should sink!
But if this thing should happen....," he added with his drawl,
"Save the kids and women first, then save the alcohol!"

They rushed into his cabin in time to see him go;
As they gathered 'round him, he spoke with words so low.
"Just bury me at sea, boys! I hear the angels call...
Save the kids and women first, then save the alcohol!"

Oh whiskey got old Mac at last, it finally caused his death;
Forty years before the mast without a sober breath!
He tripped upon a bottle and perished from the fall--
They couldn't save McGuinty but they saved the alcohol!

McGuinty's in the ocean now with lots of sea above;
The mermaids follow him around, their hearts so full of love.
No matter how they smile at him, he can't hear them at all;
He just keeps yelling "Wring me out and save the alcohol!"


Learned from Gene Patten U-Conn 1951

AS^^


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 05:57 PM

It's those magic fingers again!;-)


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 05:59 PM

Hey, sooz, what does the AC mean? If it's posters initials, it should be AS........


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 07:55 PM

They mean All Cretinous here (me), that I missed the S and thought it was C, so now I need a clone myself!

YOU ask, bes/'bud, I'se embare-assed.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 08:14 PM

They're probably tired of me today too; I been reporting all those duplicates!! LOL, ok, I'll go ask 'em.


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Aug 08 - 08:32 AM

WYSIWYG mentioned the time that could elapse before "...someone wanders in here..." Well, I just "wandered in," and remember that the chorus was not always the same. For example, after the verse that begins: One day the ship was rolling..., I remember the chorus being :"Throw the cargo overboard, but save the alcohol."

Another verse that I remember was missing from the WYSIWYG post:

At last the storm abated
And quiet reigned once more
When from McGinty's cabin
There came a drunken roar
The First Mate saw him stagger,
The Bos'n heard him call
Pick me up...etc.

I also remember the chorus after the verse that begins "We rushed into his cabin" as being:
Save the watch and save the chain
And save the alcohol.


    Please note that anonymous posting is no longer allowed at Mudcat. Use a consistent name [in the 'from' box] when you post, or your messages risk being deleted.
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    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 07:35 AM

I suspect you'll enjoy this as well, from our own Annie:

thread.cfm?threadid=52897#812178

Dani


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Severn
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 07:42 AM

Now, does anybody have the tune?


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 06:09 PM

Couple of other threads on this song:
Origin: Bucketmouth McGinty (Eugene Gunter)
Origins: 'Bucketmouth McGinty 'additional info.


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Subject: RE: Help: Throw the cargo overboard save ' alcoho
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 06:26 PM

If McGinty was the skipper, wouldn't he be behind the mast instead of before it?

Or maybe he was "forty years before the mast" and then he became a captain?

How realistic is that?

Am I over-analyzing?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bucketmouth/Bucket Mouth McGinty/McGuinty
From: GUEST,happyhunter81
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 02:04 AM

the last line is "save the women and children first , but save the alcohol"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bucketmouth/Bucket Mouth McGinty/McGu
From: GUEST,Shreddermetal_matt1984
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 03:09 PM

I have the 78. I can't remember the artist, but its titled "Save the Alcohol" and its was recorded in the late 30s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bucketmouth/Bucket Mouth McGinty/McGuinty
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 08:52 PM

Data compiled from various sources:

Title: SAVE THE ALCOHOL
Artist: Larry Cassidy (Cliffie Stone Orchestra)
Media: 78-rpm
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number: 40058
Issued: 1947
Lyricist/Composer(s): Johnny Jones & Gene McCoy


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