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Lyr Req: Bill Grogan's Goat

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BILL GROGAN'S GOAT
PADDY McGlNTY'S GOAT


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gt1844b@prism.gatech.edu 13 Feb 98 - 03:08 PM
Joe Offer 13 Feb 98 - 03:53 PM
GUEST,bob 08 Jan 10 - 01:21 AM
GUEST,999 08 Jan 10 - 01:27 AM
Charley Noble 08 Jan 10 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,Maya 10 Aug 10 - 03:23 AM
EBarnacle 10 Aug 10 - 11:24 AM
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Subject: LYRICS NEEDED: Bill Grogan's Goat
From: gt1844b@prism.gatech.edu
Date: 13 Feb 98 - 03:08 PM

I am looking for more words to Bill Grogans Goat. It is located here on Digital Tradition but I am certain there are some more versees to it. Does anyone have any ideas? Something about the conductor asking the goat for a ticket?

John Pennington


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Subject: RE: LYRICS NEEDED: Bill Grogan's Goat
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Feb 98 - 03:53 PM

Hi, John - I don't know any extra verses right off, but here is a list of Scout song sites. If you come with any new verses, please post them in this thread. that's one of my favorite songs to do with kids.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bill Grogan's Goat
From: GUEST,bob
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 01:21 AM

Bill grogan's goat was feelin fine, ate three red shirts right off the line.
Bill took a stick gave him a wack, and tired him to a railroad track
Bill grogans goat was doomed to die, when the three fifteen came rolling by.???
(Something like)
The whisle blew the train drew nigh, bill grogans goat was going to die
???bill grogans goat in a nick time, Coughed up the shirts and flaged the train

Or something like that


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bill Grogan's Goat
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 01:27 AM

"Bill Grogan's Goat

(a.k.a. "Old Hogan's Goat" or "Bill Groggin's Goat")

Words & Music:

Traditional English



I thought this tune was a traditional American one, but then I came across two versions I had acquired over the years (see attached easy arrangements) - one entitled "Old Hogan's Goat" and the other entitled "Bill Groggin's Goat". These make me think that this was an English tune. The first version given is the one I learned as a kid down South. The additional verses come from the other arrangements.



CALL:                               RESPONSE:

C

Bill Grogan's goat                        Bill Grogan's goat

            F

Was feeling fine.                         Was feeling fine.

             G7

Ate three red shirts                      Ate three red shirts

             C

From off the line.                        From off the line.



CONTINUE CALL & RESPONSE FOR EACH HALF-LINE:

Bill Grogan came and beat his back.

And tied him to the railroad track.

The whistle blew, the train drew nigh.

Bill Grogan's goat was doomed to die. [alt: "...was bound to die"]

Bill's goat, he was in mortal pain,

Coughed up the shirts and flagged the train!





OTHER VERSES:

There was a man, now please take note:

There was a man who had a goat.

He loved that goat, indeed he did.

He loved that goat just like a kid.



One day that goat felt frisk & fine; [alt: "One day that goat was feeling fine"]

Ate three red shirts right off the line.

The man, he grabbed him by the back [alt: "His master came & beat his back."]

And tied him to the railroad track.



Now, when that train hove into sight,

That goat grew pale & green with fright.

He heaved a sigh, as if in pain,

Coughed up the shirts & flagged the train!



OR:



The whistle blew, the train drew nigh.

The poor goat knew that he must die.

He gave three shrieks of mortal pain,

Coughed up the shirts & flagged the train!"

from

kristinhall.org/songbook/.../BillGrogansGoat.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bill Grogan's Goat
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 08:16 AM

aka "Bill Brogan's Goat" with similar verses.

I first ran across it in SONGS WE FORGOT TO REMEMBER edited by Sigmund Spaeth.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bill Grogan's Goat
From: GUEST,Maya
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 03:23 AM

My grandfather used to tell us this song about the goat. He lived in America for few years and then came back to Slovenia. His version is 98% the same as the song under the address "OTHER VERSES". Once when he wass telling it I wrote it down so i would not forget it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bill Grogan's Goat
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 11:24 AM

the song can be found on Burl Ives' Animal Fair album, originally published under the Children's Record Guild label. I had a copy as a kid.


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