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Wolfgang Hell 27 Feb 98 - 10:42 AM
Martin Ryan 27 Feb 98 - 04:28 PM
Alice 27 Feb 98 - 05:17 PM
MM 27 Feb 98 - 08:46 PM
Alice 27 Feb 98 - 09:03 PM
Joe Offer 27 Feb 98 - 10:25 PM
Alice 28 Feb 98 - 12:19 PM
Wolfgang Hell 02 Mar 98 - 03:35 AM
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Subject: Req.: Wexford mummer's song
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 10:42 AM

I'd like to find the lyrics to this song
Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Req.: Wexford mummer's song
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 04:28 PM

More info, Wolfgang - there's several!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Req.: Wexford mummer's song
From: Alice
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 05:17 PM

Do you mean the one that begins, " In Derry Town there dwelt two maids...." Mary O'Hara recorded it. Is that the one you mean? I have it memorized, just a little sketchy on the spelling of "there dwelt two maids in Shroden (sp?)"

alice


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Subject: RE: Req.: Wexford mummer's song
From: MM
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 08:46 PM

Good People All? If so, it's on the Voice Squad's album Holly Wood, and you could listen to the words on that.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WEXFORD MUMMER'S SONG
From: Alice
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 09:03 PM

Wolfgang, here is the version I know.

WEXFORD MUMMER'S SONG

In Derry Town there dwelt two maids,
There dwelt two maids in Shroden,
One of their names was Patty Grey,
The other was Nancy Hogan,
Fa la la la la la,
Fa la la la la la,
Fa la la la la la la la,
Fa la la la la la.

Now these two maids led an awful life,
An awful life and dreary,
From morn til night they'd fuss and fight,
Everything quite contrary,
Fa la etc.

Now Nancy bought a little pig,
And he grew like a wonder,
Patty bought another one,
You scarce could tell 'em asunder.
Fa la etc.

Now these two pigs went out one day,
These pigs were out a feedin',
Blackguards came and cut off their tails,
Sent them home a bleedin'.
Fa la etc.

Nancy died of a Saturday night,
And Patty died of a Sunday,
Blackguards came and dug their graves,
Buried them both on Monday.
Fa la etc.

Now these two maids are dead and gone,
Their bones they lie in Shroden,
And devil if a prayer was offered up,
For Patty and Nancy Hogan.
Fa la etc.

alice, mt


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Subject: RE: Req.: Wexford mummer's song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 10:25 PM

Alice, do you do tunes? I'd sure like to hear this one.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Req.: Wexford mummer's song
From: Alice
Date: 28 Feb 98 - 12:19 PM

Joe, I don't have a way to generate a midi for it yet. Midi keyboard is still on the wishlist. It's a great, fastpaced song, and fun to sing. When you hold onto the last word of each verse and slide into the quick "fa la las" with the same breath, it really is fun. All I can do is recommend finding a tape or cd release of Mary O'Hara's Songs of Ireland. Someone who heard me sing it once told me they had heard another recording of it done exactly the same way... so it's out there. alice


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Subject: RE: Req.: Wexford mummer's song
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 02 Mar 98 - 03:35 AM

Thanks a lot, Alice. The version I was looking for starts with these words. I'll find out tonight how close it is, but it sound very close.
Wolfgang


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