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Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)

GUEST,Davy Rogers 02 Jan 02 - 11:18 AM
Sorcha 02 Jan 02 - 11:34 AM
GUEST 02 Jan 02 - 12:03 PM
Noreen 02 Jan 02 - 03:28 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 02 Jan 02 - 03:46 PM
GUEST,JTT 03 Jan 02 - 08:29 AM
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GUEST,JTT 04 Jan 02 - 07:38 AM
Murray MacLeod 04 Jan 02 - 08:46 AM
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GUEST,Andy Mitchell 04 Jan 02 - 03:53 PM
GUEST,Audrey 24 Jan 09 - 04:48 PM
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Effsee 27 Feb 09 - 11:12 PM
GUEST,Philippa 02 Mar 09 - 11:59 AM
GUEST,BMacDonald 27 May 09 - 08:55 PM
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GUEST,Edthefolkie 27 May 09 - 11:22 PM
GUEST,sarah 04 May 10 - 10:12 AM
Jim Dixon 06 May 10 - 08:05 AM
GUEST,Shirley 09 Jul 10 - 01:42 PM
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Subject: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,Davy Rogers
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 11:18 AM

Can anyone send me the lyrics to "Angus Og" a Traditional Iriah Folksong?

please send to webmaster@davyrogers.com http://www.davyrogers.com

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 11:34 AM

No luck. I tried Angus, Aengus, Aoghnus, etc. All I found was Donal Og.........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 12:03 PM

I'm not aware of a traditional Irish song by this name. Perhaps, if such a song exists, you could tell us where you saw a reference to it? Then we might be able to help you more.

Also, the spelling you are using of Angus Og is the one more often associated with the Scottish version of the tales, especially the well-known comic strip of that name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 03:28 PM

e-mail sent, asking for more information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 03:46 PM

If your "Mondegreens" are as good as mine perhaps you mean
Eileen Orr, the PRIDE OF PETROVAR

If this is the right one I read minds.
if it's not something may tell me I don't


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 03 Jan 02 - 08:29 AM

Dunno if you mean Donal Og, which should be in the database - but it strikes me you might be looking for the Yeats poem The Song of Wandering Aengus:

http://www.poemtree.com/SongOfWanderingAengus.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 02 - 09:00 AM

Good guess there, Guest JTT. I hadn't thought of that one. I don't know if anyone has put a tune to it, though I wouldn't be surprised if they had. But like I said, I'm not aware of any traditional songs which go by the title Angus Og. Donal Og or the Yeats poem are the best guesses so far. Also, one spelling of Angus as Gaeilge is Oengus. Dunno if that is any help either.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: Mac Tattie
Date: 03 Jan 02 - 03:17 PM

Angus Og was a character in a strip cartoon in the Glasgow based Daly Record. cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 04 Jan 02 - 07:38 AM

Aengus Og was one of the Tuatha de Danaan, and was always accompanied by a cloud of singing birds around his head, which must have made it hard to hear his mobile phone.

As far as I remember, he's kind of cognate with Apollo in the Greek myths. God of knowledge and inspiration.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 04 Jan 02 - 08:46 AM

If you search for "Aengus Og" on Google you will get 367 hits. Happy hunting.

I have fond memories of the Daily Record strip cartoon. The mens room in the Hebrides bar in Edinburgh used to be decorated with Angus Og strip cartoons. (Maybe still is) Much more entertaining than the usual literary offerings in such establishments.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 04 Jan 02 - 09:06 AM

As we are still completely free to speculate, may I add The dream of Aengus Og

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,Andy Mitchell
Date: 04 Jan 02 - 03:53 PM

Going back to MacTatties ref. to Angus Og in the Scottish Daily Record, I think there was actually a song written about our beloved hero from Drambeg in the Utter Hebrides. It was possible sung by the gaelic singing dentist - Alistair Gillies. The cartoon strip was written by a Glasgow Highlander called Euan MacBain who is sadly no longer with us. Re. Donal Og; There's a superb version of that great song by Dublin man Al O'Donal.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,Audrey
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 04:48 PM

Many battle's there have been
Many hero's we have seen
Who have risen up in answer to the call
Bruce and Wallace and the rest
Put the English to the test
But I'll tell you of the greatest hero
Of them all

He's a willie highland man
Making money while he can
And his antics are the talk o' all the folk
Through his wee bit but'n'ben
Come the English gentlemen
And they don't get out again
Until their stoney broke

Angus Og, Angus Og
He's a devil he's a rascal he's a rogue
From John o'Groats to Skye
Edinburgh to Milngavie
There is no-one who is half as flie
As Angus Og

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There are more verse's to this wonderful song. I am afraid that I cannot remember the rest except a portion of I believe the second verse which is :- Now in the Outer Hebrides, the port of ------
and there the song disappears from my mind. I am sorry about that but at least I hope the other bit helps a little.

I am sure that Andy Stewart made a recording of this song in the 1970's. I do not know the name of the album but it was very good.
Hope you find it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 09:45 PM

Are you still interested in this song as I see the posts are quite old now ? I can porvie some intersting information but dont want to post it pointlessly. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: Effsee
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 11:12 PM

There is never anything pointless about providing info on songs on Mudcat Guest!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 11:59 AM

guest, you could always try emailing Davy as I see he gave an email and webpage with his request. possibly doesn't even realise lyrics were finally posted here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,BMacDonald
Date: 27 May 09 - 08:55 PM

Now in the outer hebrides
the board gave angus subsidies
to build a rocket pointing to the stars
Willimeena Roquemore uploaded bottles by the score
since angus first discovered that the moon was dry
Ach said angus very soon
I'll have a pub up in the moon
and I'm going to make a fortune so I am
for when the human race starts to travel into space
I'll have the only place where they can have a Dram

Angus Og.. Etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,B MacDonald
Date: 27 May 09 - 08:59 PM

I have the album with the song Angus Og. It is Alisdair Gillies. I do not think Andy Stewart sings it but I may be wrong.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 27 May 09 - 11:22 PM

Don't know aboot the song but I thought Angus Og was the Lord of the Isles?

Not to mention a bootle conditioned ale from Islay made from the bits left over when they make the whisky! Good stuff actually.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,sarah
Date: 04 May 10 - 10:12 AM

Obviously Scottish not Irish. Angus Og well known in Scotland, and all terminoly in these lyrics relates to Scotland not Ireland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 May 10 - 08:05 AM

I wonder if the Angus Og in the song is this one (a cartoon character invented by Ewen Bain).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,Shirley
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 01:42 PM

What is the name of the album with the angus og song on it please?? Looking for it for my dad!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,Shaw Mhor
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 12:22 AM

It's certainly not an Irish song, Angus Og (young Angus) brought his Donalds from Islay to fight alongside The Bruce at Bannockburn.

The song however relates to the Daily Record cartoon character by Ewan Bain who I believe was from Skye, was sung by Alistair Gillies and goes along the lines of:

Many battle's there have been
Many hero's we have seen
Who have risen up in answer to the call
Bruce and Wallace and the rest
Put the English to the test
But I'll tell you of the greatest hero
Of them all

He's a wily highland man
Making money while he can
And his antics are the talk of all the folk
Through his wee bit but'n'ben
Come the English gentlemen
And they don't get out again
Until their stoney broke

Angus Og, Angus Og
He's a devil he's a rascal he's a rogue
From John o'Groats to Skye
Edinburgh to Milngavie
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og

Now in the Outer Hebrides
The board gave Angus subsidies
So he built a rocket pointing to the sky
Marileen and Lachie Mhor uploaded bottles by the score
Since Angus first discovered that the moon was dry

Ach said angus very soon
I'll have a pub up in the moon
and I'm going to make a fortune so I am
for when the human race starts to travel into space
I'll have the only place where they can have a Dram

Angus Og, Angus Og
He's a devil he's a rascal he's a rogue
From John o'Groats to Skye
Edinburgh to Milngavie
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og

Well he borrowed Lachie's car
And he covered it in tar
Then he stuck a jet propeller on it's tail
He put some whisky in the tank and the rest of it he drank
The he took it to Loch Oovie for its maiden sail
Well you've never saw such power it did ninety miles an hour
But it sank before it got halfway across
Ach said Angus what a boat, perhaps it didnae float
But it's the fastest little submarine there ever was!


Angus Og, Angus Og
He's a devil he's a rascal he's a rogue
From John o'Groats to Skye
Edinburgh to Milngavie
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og

Angus Og, Angus Og
He's a devil he's a rascal he's a rogue
From John o'Groats to Skye
Edinburgh to Milngavie
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angus Og (Traditional Irish Song)
From: GUEST,Slamannan Man
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 06:48 PM

I agree with GUEST,Shaw Mhor (SCOTTISH)
with some minor lyric mods (and verse sequence)

Many battle's there have been
Many hero's we have seen
Who have risen up in answer to the call
Bruce and Wallace and the rest
Put the English to the test
But I'll tell you of the greatest hero
Of them all

He's a wily highland man
Making money while he can
And his antics are the talk of all the folk
Through his wee bit but'n'ben
Come the English gentlemen
And they don't get out again
Until their stoney broke

Angus Og, Angus Og
He's a devil he's a rascal he's a rogue
From John o'Groats to Skye
Edinburgh to Milngavie
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og

Angus borrowed Lachie's car
And he covered it in tar
And he put a wee propeller on it's tail
He put some whisky in the tank and the rest of it he drank
The he took it to Old Willie's for its maiden sail
Well you've never saw such power it did ninety miles an hour
But it sank before it got halfway across
Ach said Angus what a boat, perhaps it didnae float
But it's the fastest little submarine you ever saw!

Angus Og, Angus Og
He's a devil he's a rascal he's a rogue
From John o'Groats to Skye
Edinburgh to Milngavie
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og

Angus Og, Angus Og
He's a devil he's a rascal he's a rogue
From John o'Groats to Skye
Edinburgh to Milngavie
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og

In the Outer Hebrides
The board gave Angus subsidies
So he built a rocket pointing to the sky
Marilene and Lachie Mhor filled it with bottles by the score
Since Angus first discovered that the moon was dry

Ach said angus very soon
I'll have a pub up in the moon
and I'm going to make a fortune so I am
for when the human race starts to travel into space
I'll have the only place where they can have a Dram

Angus Og, Angus Og
He's a devil he's a rascal he's a rogue
From John o'Groats to Skye
Edinburgh to Milngavie
There is no-one who is half as fly as Angus Og

At least this is how I remember hearing it on a friday night with my friend Jimmy singing it... there was beer involved though.


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