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Lyr Req: Hairy Eggs and Bacon

GUEST,Matt 17 Jul 01 - 01:39 AM
Brían 17 Jul 01 - 07:13 AM
MMario 17 Jul 01 - 09:42 AM
Jeri 17 Jul 01 - 10:32 AM
MMario 17 Jul 01 - 10:51 AM
wysiwyg 23 Jul 01 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,999 17 Sep 12 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,dr mike 11 Nov 12 - 06:39 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Nov 12 - 08:29 AM
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Subject: Words to Irish Song
From: GUEST,Matt
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 01:39 AM

I trying to locate the words to an Irish Song that I have heard played on St. Patrick's Day in the pubs. All I can remember of the tune is that it starts out: "When I was just a young lad.....

cho. "Well, its Hairy Eggs and Bacon....

T'was little I knew, what I had to do....

Anyone out there recall what the name and lyrics of this song are. Thanks

Matt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to Irish Song
From: Brían
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 07:13 AM

Ther are 2 references to the song if you plug "Hairy eggs"into the box marked "DT and forum search" at the top of the page. I'd put in a blue clicky thing, but I'm in a rush.

Slán go fóill,
Brían.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to Irish Song
From: MMario
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 09:42 AM

The references are both to "BallyBay" - the song Mrzzy mentioned - which doesn't appear to be the right one from Matt's description.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to Irish Song
From: Jeri
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 10:32 AM

From an earlier thread:


Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hairy Eggs and Bacon
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17-Jul-01 - 01:40 AM

"She fed them on potatoes And on soup she made with nettles And on lumps of hairy bacon that she b'iled up in the kettle" - that one?


I've moved mrrzy's message here since most folks were replying in this thread, then retitled this one from "Lyr Req: Words to Irish Song," because the "Hairy Eggs" one is more specific.

Matt, if you goof up a thread, please do NOT start duplicate threads. Click your way on over to the Help forum (clicky at top) and ask us to fix it. We don't bite - honest! --JC the JC (JoeClone)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hairy Eggs and Bacon
From: MMario
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 10:51 AM

whoops! I got confused meself!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hairy Eggs and Bacon
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 10:33 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hairy Eggs and Bacon
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 01:29 PM

It's on a CD entitled Up for the Craic by Murphy and His Gang. You can hear a thirty second piece of it--with clear lyrics--at

http://www.amazon.com/Hairy-Eggs-n-Bacon/dp/B007CFOEVW


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hairy Eggs and Bacon
From: GUEST,dr mike
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 06:39 PM

i think it might start:

While working on a Kerry farm
At a place they call the Strand
It's there I took employment in
The house of an Orangeman.
He said to me 'Young Johnny
You seem like a daycent man,
But it's little I knew what I'd have to do
At Brady's of Killane.

With your hairy eggs and bacon
Your hairy eggs and ham
It's little I knew what I had to do
At Brady's of Killane.

(First recorded on a single by the Wolfetones, in 1967 (it was the B-side) and written I think by Noel's brother-in-law, Tony Butler. At least he told me that he'd written it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAIRY EGGS 'N' BACON
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 08:29 AM

Here's my attempt at a transcription from recording(s?) found on Spotify. Notice there are a few gaps and uncertainties:


HAIRY EGGS 'N' BACON
As sung by Murphy and His Gang on "Up for the Craic" and Alan Rose on "Past & Present" (They sound like the identical recording to me.)

1. I worked down on a Kerry farm in a place they call the Strand,*
For I was hired for nine long months by a miser of a man.
The morning I was hired by him, we strolled down by the sea.
He promised me a patch of land and then shook hands with me,
Saying, "Welcome to you, Johnny, for you are a dacent man,"
But little I knew what I had to do at Brady's of the Strand.*

CHORUS: With your hairy eggs and bacon, hairy eggs and ham,
But little I knew what I had to do at Brady's of the Strand.*

2. Oh, the wife she was a bit of a hag with a tombstone for a gob,
And whenever I told a bit of a joke, she laughed … it from the hog(?).
The poor old creature lost her mind, no hair upon her head,
But Brady's head was shinin' from the rashers and fried bread.
Old Brady he got jealous when his poor old wife would smile,
So … made up and … and pushed the dog(?) outside.

3. The bed was walkin' with lice and fleas; the mice ran up and down.
They were there now in their millions; sure it was a little town,
With scratchin' and with tearin' till my poor old head was sore
Until one night the mat got up and walked right out the door.

4. When nine long months I waited for Brady and his one
To take me to the funny farm 'cause my mind had nearly gone.
And now to finish and conclude, take this advice from me:
Stay away from … [place name?] farmers with their hairy eggs and tea.


[* I don't think "the Strand" is correct; it is probably some other place name that I don't recognize.]


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