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Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat (Weston/Lee)

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BILL GROGAN'S GOAT
PADDY McGlNTY'S GOAT


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Paddy McGinty's Goat


Chris O'Flaherty 10 Mar 98 - 05:44 PM
alison 11 Mar 98 - 02:34 AM
Wolfgang Hell 11 Mar 98 - 07:57 AM
Bert 11 Mar 98 - 08:58 AM
Chris O'Flaherty 11 Mar 98 - 09:29 AM
alison 11 Mar 98 - 06:20 PM
Rosie 11 Mar 98 - 07:24 PM
Murray 11 Mar 98 - 07:55 PM
alison 12 Mar 98 - 12:44 AM
alison 12 Mar 98 - 01:24 AM
Christy O 12 Mar 98 - 09:48 AM
Nigel Parsons 06 Mar 02 - 09:07 AM
swirlygirl 06 Mar 02 - 09:12 AM
Gareth 06 Mar 02 - 02:27 PM
Nigel Parsons 07 Mar 02 - 05:10 AM
GUEST,Grandad Baker's Grandson 23 Dec 03 - 06:01 AM
GUEST,dilligaf 17 Jul 04 - 08:37 PM
GUEST 17 Jul 04 - 08:44 PM
Dilligaf 17 Jul 04 - 09:01 PM
John in Brisbane 18 Jul 04 - 08:58 AM
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GUEST,Jon 18 Jul 04 - 07:40 PM
Mr Happy 18 Jul 04 - 08:13 PM
GUEST,Jess 29 Sep 04 - 09:38 PM
Joe_F 30 Sep 04 - 05:49 PM
Lanfranc 30 Sep 04 - 07:04 PM
Bob Bolton 30 Sep 04 - 07:15 PM
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Subject: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Chris O'Flaherty
Date: 10 Mar 98 - 05:44 PM

Need help with words to Paddy M'Gintys Goat, thanks


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: alison
Date: 11 Mar 98 - 02:34 AM

Hi,

try a search for "Val Doonican" you might be lucky.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 11 Mar 98 - 07:57 AM

Chris, enter Paddy McGinty's goat (this spelling!) into the upper right search window and you'll have it.
Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Bert
Date: 11 Mar 98 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for reminding me of that one. We'll have to sing it on Friday.


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Chris O'Flaherty
Date: 11 Mar 98 - 09:29 AM

Thanks for all your assistance. I now have a number of verses leading up to the goat eating the winnings from the racetrack but I remember a last verse of the goat eating a few sticks of dynamite, blowing its self up and going to heaven. The last words are, " the angel with the whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's Goat". If any one can help finish these last verses it would be much appreciated. Again, thanks to all that responded.


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: alison
Date: 11 Mar 98 - 06:20 PM

hi,

you're right, but I don't remember much of it.

".......... he didn't give a hang, ?? he swallowed up a match and exploded with a bang, Now if you go to heaven you can bet your dollar note, That the angel with the whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's goat."

This is the last one but there is another verse where it actually eats the dynamite.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Rosie
Date: 11 Mar 98 - 07:24 PM

Paddy McGinty's Goat

Here's what I've got.

Now it's our Paddy's goat has a wonderous appetite
One morning for breakfast he ate some dynamite
A big box of matches he swallowed all (_______)
Out he went and swallowed up a quart of parafin
He sat by the fireside and didn't give a hang
He swallowed a spark and exploded with a bang
If you go to heaven you can bet a dollar note
The angel who has whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's goat

Enjoy

Rosie


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Murray
Date: 11 Mar 98 - 07:55 PM

...He swallowed with a grin [I think--at least it rhymes.


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: alison
Date: 12 Mar 98 - 12:44 AM

Hi,

the missing word is "serene", which means parafin, gets pronounced "parafene", (kerosene would be a better rhyme... but I remember it as parafin.)

Slainte

alison


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Subject: Tune Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: alison
Date: 12 Mar 98 - 01:24 AM

hi,

and here's the tune for anyone who doesn't know it.

MIDI file: PADMCGIN.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: Paddy McGinty's Goat
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
1440 1 67 050 0358 0 67 050 0002 1 65 037 0118 0 65 037 0002 1 64 040 0478 0 64 040 0002 1 64 046 0358 0 64 046 0002 1 62 041 0118 0 62 041 0002 1 60 038 0478 0 60 038 0002 1 60 019 0358 0 60 019 0002 1 62 046 0118 0 62 046 0002 1 64 040 0358 0 64 040 0002 1 62 040 0118 0 62 040 0002 1 64 038 0358 0 64 038 0002 1 65 042 0118 0 65 042 0002 1 67 051 0755 0 67 051 0085 1 64 033 0118 0 64 033 0002 1 65 045 0478 0 65 045 0002 1 65 049 0358 0 65 049 0002 1 64 042 0118 0 64 042 0002 1 62 045 0478 0 62 045 0002 1 62 028 0358 0 62 028 0002 1 64 036 0118 0 64 036 0002 1 65 040 0358 0 65 040 0002 1 64 033 0118 0 64 033 0002 1 65 035 0358 0 65 035 0002 1 67 033 0118 0 67 033 0002 1 69 044 0738 0 69 044 0102 1 67 040 0118 0 67 040 0002 1 64 038 0478 0 64 038 0002 1 64 040 0358 0 64 040 0002 1 62 026 0118 0 62 026 0002 1 60 036 0478 0 60 036 0002 1 60 038 0358 0 60 038 0002 1 62 034 0118 0 62 034 0002 1 64 045 0358 0 64 045 0002 1 62 029 0118 0 62 029 0002 1 64 043 0358 0 64 043 0002 1 65 036 0118 0 65 036 0002 1 67 048 0718 0 67 048 0122 1 64 044 0118 0 64 044 0002 1 65 038 0358 0 65 038 0002 1 65 031 0118 0 65 031 0002 1 65 044 0358 0 65 044 0002 1 64 040 0118 0 64 040 0002 1 62 031 0358 0 62 031 0002 1 62 026 0118 0 62 026 0002 1 67 034 0358 0 67 034 0002 1 65 038 0118 0 65 038 0002 1 64 037 0358 0 64 037 0002 1 60 023 0118 0 60 023 0002 1 60 034 0358 0 60 034 0002 1 60 028 0118 0 60 028 0002 1 60 038 0718 0 60 038 0122 1 67 050 0118 0 67 050 0002 1 72 065 0478 0 72 065 0002 1 72 061 0358 0 72 061 0002 1 72 050 0118 0 72 050 0002 1 67 053 0478 0 67 053 0002 1 67 051 0358 0 67 051 0002 1 67 053 0118 0 67 053 0002 1 72 058 0358 0 72 058 0002 1 72 052 0118 0 72 052 0002 1 72 053 0358 0 72 053 0002 1 72 044 0118 0 72 044 0002 1 67 057 0718 0 67 057 0122 1 69 056 0118 0 69 056 0002 1 71 048 0478 0 71 048 0002 1 71 049 0358 0 71 049 0002 1 69 038 0118 0 69 038 0002 1 67 042 0358 0 67 042 0002 1 67 038 0118 0 67 038 0002 1 67 046 0358 0 67 046 0002 1 69 057 0118 0 69 057 0002 1 71 045 0358 0 71 045 0002 1 71 045 0118 0 71 045 0002 1 71 057 0358 0 71 057 0002 1 69 039 0118 0 69 039 0002 1 67 038 0718 0 67 038 0122 1 67 041 0118 0 67 041 0002 1 69 050 0478 0 69 050 0002 1 69 050 0358 0 69 050 0002 1 69 045 0118 0 69 045 0002 1 67 042 0478 0 67 042 0002 1 67 048 0358 0 67 048 0002 1 67 049 0118 0 67 049 0002 1 65 042 0358 0 65 042 0002 1 64 034 0118 0 64 034 0002 1 65 049 0358 0 65 049 0002 1 67 043 0118 0 67 043 0002 1 64 035 0718 0 64 035 0122 1 64 043 0118 0 64 043 0002 1 65 052 0358 0 65 052 0002 1 65 049 0118 0 65 049 0002 1 65 049 0358 0 65 049 0002 1 64 044 0118 0 64 044 0002 1 62 039 0358 0 62 039 0002 1 62 044 0118 0 62 044 0002 1 67 056 0358 0 67 056 0002 1 65 051 0118 0 65 051 0002 1 64 038 0118 0 64 038 0002 1 60 032 0118 0 60 032 0002 1 60 048 0238 0 60 048 0002 1 60 050 0358 0 60 050 0002 1 60 036 0118 0 60 036 0002 1 60 048 0958 0 60 048
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the January 15 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Paddy McGinty's Goat
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
G3/2F/2|E2E3/2D/2C2C3/2D/2|E3/2D/2E3/2F/2G13/4z/4E/2|
F2F3/2E/2D2D3/2E/2|F3/2E/2F3/2G/2A3z/2G/2|
E2E3/2D/2C2C3/2D/2|E3/2D/2E3/2F/2G3z/2E/2|
F3/2F/2F3/2E/2D3/2D/2G3/2F/2|E3/2C/2C3/2C/2C3z/2G/2|
c2c3/2c/2G2G3/2G/2|c3/2c/2c3/2c/2G3z/2A/2|
B2B3/2A/2G3/2G/2G3/2A/2|B3/2B/2B3/2A/2G3z/2G/2|
A2A3/2A/2G2G3/2G/2|F3/2E/2F3/2G/2E3z/2E/2|
F3/2F/2F3/2E/2D3/2D/2G3/2F/2|E/2C/2CC3/2C/2C4|
||

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Christy O
Date: 12 Mar 98 - 09:48 AM

This is my first experience with exchanging messages thru the internet and I must admit I am blown away, much like the goat, with the responce. Thank you all for your help. I will compile the info rcvd and post all the verses later today for those interested.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 09:07 AM

Combining a couple of the above messages, and correcting(?!) from memory, the last verse (Not in the Digitrad list) with line breaks:

Now old McGinty's goat had a wond'rous appetite,
One day for breakfast he had some dynamite.
A half box of matches he swallowed all serene;
Then out he went and gobbled up a quart of parafin.
He sat by the fireside; he didn't give a hang,
'Til he swallowed a spark, and exploded with a *BANG*
Now, if you go to heav'n, you can bet a dollar note,
That the angel with the whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's goat.


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: swirlygirl
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 09:12 AM

Oh god...no more please!!

I've spent my whole life being asked where my goat is (my full name is Gwen Patricia McGinty)...

...all I ask is a little respite...

...can't get away...

:)

xxx


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: Gareth
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 02:27 PM

Additional Verse taught me be me old Irish Granmother

"Off the West Coast of Ireland,
One Morning there was seen,
As plain as a pike staff,
A Germany Submarine.

"Maloney the Coast Gaurd,
Went off into a fit,
So said Paddy McGintys Goat,
It's up to me to do me bit.

He jumped into the water,
As quilkly as a Whale,
He Swam around that U Boat,
And he wagged his little tail.

Down whent his horns,
And he stuck them in the Boat,
He sent those Huns to Heligoland,
Did Paddy McGinty's Goat.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 05:10 AM

Swirlygirl: I suppose that comment really gets your.....(annoys you).
Nigel: (punster) unable to resist a straight feed.


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Subject: RE: paddy m'gintys goat
From: GUEST,Grandad Baker's Grandson
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 06:01 AM

There's a verse here which has been added over the years I believe. I'm not sure of its authenticity but it seems to fit in pretty well.

Off the west coast of Ireland one morning there were seen
As plain as any pikes, there's the German submarines.
When Coastguard Maloney fell over in a fit,
Said Paddy McGinty's goat, "It's time for me to do my bit."

He dove into the water as frisky as a whale,
Swam around the U-boat, waggin' his little tail.
He upped with his horn and he stuck it in the boat
And sent the Hun to Heligoland did Paddy McGinty's Goat.

Now the bold Irish Guards, though you'd think it was romance,
Adopted the goat and they took him out to France.
The day that they landed, he heard the bugle blow.
He ducked his little cranium and ran to meet the foe.

The Germans retreated and hurriedly they fled,
And holding their noses, they tumbled over dead.
"Ach," said the Kaiser, "there's poison gas afloat."
It was only the effluvium from Paddy McGinty's goat.


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Subject: Lyr Req: last verses paddy mcginty,s goat
From: GUEST,dilligaf
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 08:37 PM

Wanted the last verses of Paddy Mcginty,s goat the ones about him eating dynamite and the angel with the whiskers on etc.Its not for me you understand its for a friend if mine!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: last verses paddy mcginty,s goat
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 08:44 PM

Almost certainly already in the dt.   Current memory would suggest:

Now old Paddy's had a wonderous appetite
And one day for breakfast he had some dynamite
A big box of matches he swallowed all serene
And then he drunk it down with a quart of parafin.

He sat by the fire side he didn't give a hang
He swallowed a spark and exploded with a bang
Now if you go to heaven you can bet your dollar note
That the angel with the whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's goat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: last verses paddy mcginty,s goat
From: Dilligaf
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 09:01 PM

Many thanks,no the verses are missing from dt which is why I was asking for them. Praps someone could update dt.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: last verses paddy mcginty,s goat
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 08:58 AM

Am I right in saying that there was a WWII version of this song? I may be getting confused, but PMG was part of the very large repertoire of the late Tom Fry of Skenes Creek, Victoria - who served in Darwin during the War. Darwin was bombed by the Japanese for two or three hundred days in this period.

Any clues please? Stewie, do you have any insight into this one?

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: last verses paddy mcginty,s goat
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 05:03 PM

Val Doonican did a version of this which I think was a bit different in the last verse

Now old Paddy's goat, it had a wonderous appetite
And one day for breakfast it had some dynamite
A big box of matches he swallowed all serene
And out he went and swallowed up a quart of parafin (PRONOUNCED "PARAFEENE" TO RHYME WITH "SERENE")

He sat by the fire side he didn't give a hang
He swallowed a spark and exploded with a bang
So when you go to heaven you can bet the dollar note
That the angel with the whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's goat.

He also did a similar light hearted song called "Delaney's Donkey" which ends:

"Then the bookmakers drew aside
And they all committed suicide
The day Delaney's Donkey won the half mile race"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: last verses paddy mcginty,s goat
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 07:40 PM

Guest 5:03 pm (I was the earlier guest btw), you may well be right about the differences. I learned it from a Val Doonican record but I really don't know how many changes my memory may have made over the years.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: last verses paddy mcginty,s goat
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 08:13 PM

Nice article here http://www.valdoonican.co.uk/biograph.htm
on VD & how he came to make Paddy's Goat a big hit!


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: GUEST,Jess
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 09:38 PM

I have been looking for the short version of this song for ages. It was taught to me in school, I did not know there was so much more to it.

Paddy McGinty, an Irishman of note
He came into fortune and bought himself a goat
Now this very goat had an appetite,
And early in the morning he ate some dynamite,
One box of matches a ... of kerosene,
One pint of petrol, the same of paracene.

He sat by the fire and couldn't give a hang,
A great big spark went down his throat and he went off with a bang!
Now if you go to heaven, I bet you a dollar note,
That the angel with the whiskers is paddy McGinty's goat,
Paddy McGinty's goat
Paddy McGinty's goat
Bang!

That's the one I was taught, if anyone has the correct version, could you please send it to sassy-simikikuhia@hotmail.com
I could really use some help!
Thanx


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: Joe_F
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 05:49 PM

Here is a version that was sent me by one Matthew Cline after I inquired about this song on rec.music.folk in 1994. He copied it off a record, with due caution as to accuracy.

PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
--------------------

Mr. Patrick McGinty, an Irishman of note,
Came into fortune and bought himself a goat.
Said he "sure o' goat's milk, I mean to have my fill"
But when he got his nanny home, he found it was a bill.
Now all the ladies that live in Killaloo,
They're all wearin' bustles like their mothers used to do.
They each turned a bolster beneath their petticoats
And they leave the rest to providence and Paddy McGinty's goat.

Little Laura McHardy, the night was goin' to tie,
She washed out her trousseau and hung it out to dry.
The goat came along and he saw the bits of white.
He chewed up all her falderals & on her weddin' night.
"Oh, turn out the light," she hollered out to Pat,
"Although I'm your bride, I'm not worth lookin' at.
I had two of everything - I told you when I wrote -
Now I've one of nothing all for Paddy McGinty's Goat."

Mickey Reilly to the races t'other day,
He won 20 dollars and shouted, "Hip-hooray."
He held up the note, and said, "Look what I've got,"
The goat came up and grabbed it and swallered all the lot.
"He swallowed up me bank notes," said Mickey with a hump.
They ran for the doctor and he brought his stomach pump.
They pumped and pumped for the 20-dollar note,
But he wound up with no money all for Paddy McGinty's goat.

Mrs. Berg said to her daughter, "Listen, Mary Jane.
Who was the old man you were neckin' in the lane?
He had long wiry whiskers all hangin' from his chin."
"'Twas only Paddy McGinty's goat," she answered with a grin.
Then she went away from the village in disgrace,
Came back with powder and paint on her face,
Rings on 'er fingers and wearin' a sable coat.
You can bet you hat she didn't get that from Paddy McGinty's goat.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: Lanfranc
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 07:04 PM

I sometimes astonish myself at the depths to which my sheet music collection will sink, but here's about as close as I am likely to get to a definitive version of this song!

Despite the Irish propensity to adopt any song as Irish if any Irishman ever sang it, I think they can have this one, but I'm a little doubtful about the use of the dollar for currency, even if the change did come in pence!

From the Val Doonican Songbook (c)1965 Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd

PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT

Words and Music by R. P. Weston, Bert Lee and The Two Bobs
(c)1917 F,D & H Ltd

Now Patrick McGinty, an Irishman of note,
Fell in for a fortune and he bought himself a goat.
Says he, "Sure of goat's milk, I goin' to have me fill,"
But when he brought the nanny home, he found it was a bill!
All the young ladies who live in Killaloo,
They're all wearing bustles like their mother used to do!
They each wear a bolster beneath their petticoat
And leave the rest to providence and Paddy McGinty's goat.

Missus Burke to her daughter said, "Listen, Mary Jane:
Who was the man you were cuddling in the lane?
He'd long wiry whiskers a-hanging from his chin."
"'Twas only Pat McGinty's goat," she answer'd with a grin.
She went away from the village in disgrace.
She came back with powder and paint on her face.
She'd rings on her fingers. She wore a sable coat.
You bet your life she didn't get those from Paddy McGinty's goat.

Now, Nora McCarthy the knot was goin' to tie.
She washed out her trousseau and hung it out to dry.
Along came the goat and he saw the bits of white
And chewed up all her fallderals upon her wedding night.
"Oh, turn out the light, quick!" she shouted out to Pat,
"For though I'm your bride, sure I'm not worth lookin' at.
I had two of everything, I told you when I wrote,
But now I've one of nothing all through Paddy McGinty's Goat."

Mickey Riley he went to the races t'other day.
He won twenty dollars and shouted, "Hip-hooray!"
He held up the note, shouting, "Look at what I've got!"
The goat came up and grabbed at it and swallowed up the lot.
"He's eaten me bank note," said Mickey with a hump.
They went for the doctor and they got a stomach pump.
They pumped and pumped for the twenty dollar note,
But all they got was ninepence out of Paddy McGinty's Goat.

Now ould Paddy's goat had a wondrous appetite,
And one day for breakfast he had some dynamite.
A big box of matches he swallowed all serene;
Then out he went and swallowed up a quart of paraffin.
He sat by the fireside. He didn't give a hang.
He swallowed a spark, and exploded with a bang.
So, if you go to heav'n, you can bet a dollar note,
That the angel with the whiskers is Paddy McGinty's goat!

Might even revive it at Blackmore on Monday!

Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 07:15 PM

G'day Joe F (and everyone else who has posted to this thread over the last 6½ years!),

The version (linked way above) in the DT is pretty close to the way I have absorbed this song over my lifetime - by a combination of osmosis and occasional confirmation from written sources. This is basically the same material you provide - obviously from someone whose version relies on some degree of memory / personal choice / local version.

The "German Submarine" verses quoted by Gareth and Grandad Baker's Grandson, in 2002 and 2003, seem to be World War (One ... ?) updates, some of which I have in a collection of "World War Songs" - somewhere on one of my bookshelves!

The "Dynamite" verses I remember mostly in Boy Scout campfire / Gang Shows contexts ... Both my parents were heavily involved in Scouting here in Australia and my father helped assemble the first Australian Scout Song Book (compiled, mostly, by pinching popular song texts from English "Community Song Books"!). I'm sure I would have a few of these tucked away and, between them and my own collection, I could probably probably string together enough verses of Paddy M'Ginty's Goat to tax the patience of the most dedicated!

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Cluin
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 09:11 PM

Always heard that last verse like this:

They say that that goat had a fearsome appetite
And that one day for breakfast, he ate some dynamite
A box of wooden matches and some nitro glycer - een
Then by way of dessert, he polished off a quart of kerosene

He sat by the fi - re; he didn't give a hang
Swallowed a spark and exploded with a bang
Well, if you ever get to heaven, you can bet your bottom note
That the angel you see with whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's goat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Joe_F
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 06:47 PM

Possibly the dollar denomination was inserted in America -- or the whole thing may be American (if you were in Ireland writing a song, would you bother to mention that the hero was a Irishman?). I found out about this song in _A Drinking Life_, the autobiography of the American journalist Pete Hamill, who describes it as having been in oral circulation among the American Irish during W.W. II. His father sang it in a Brooklyn bar:

"Laughter and cheers and off he went, verse after verse, even one about Hitler, added to help the war effort. Then everyone in the bar joined in the song's final lines:
And we'll leave the rest to Providence --
And Paddy McGinty's Goat!"

The acknowledgment at the back of the book says

"...by R. P. Weston, B. Lee, B. Adams, and B. Allen. Copyright 1917 renewed 1945...."

So now we know who the two Bobs were, FWIW.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: GUEST,Jodie
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 07:34 PM

Paddy McGinty, an Irishman of note
Came into fortune and bought himself a goat.
Now this very goat he had an appetite,
And early one morning he ate some dynamite,

One box of matches, a quart of kerosene,
Two pints of petrol, the same of gasoline.
He sat by the fire and didn't give a damn.
A great big spark went up his bum and went off with a bang!

Now if you go to heaven, I bet you dollar note,
The angel with the whiskers is Paddy McGinty's goat.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 09:46 AM

Actually, I think I might have the whole song for you:

Mr. Paddy McGinty, an Irishman of note,
Came into fortune and bought himself a goat.
He said. "Sure o' goat's milk, I mean to have me fill"
And when he brought the nanny home, he found it was a bill.

And now all the ladies who live in Killaloo
Are all wearin' bustles like their mothers used to do.
They each wear a bolster beneath their petticoat
And leave the rack of providence to Paddy McGinty's goat.

Mickey Riley he went to the races 'other day,
He won $20 and shouted "hip hooray!"
He held up the note saying, "Look what I have got."
The goat came up and grabbed at it and swallowed all the lot.

"Oh, he's eatin' me money," cried Mickey with a huff.
They sent for the doctor. He brought a stomach pump.
He pumped and he pumped for that $20 note
And all he got was makin's out of Paddy McGinty's goat.

And sure Paddy's old goat had a wondrous appetite,
And one day for breakfast, he had some dynamite,
A big box of matches, a quart of kerosene,
Two pints of petrol, the same of gasoline.

He sat by the fire and didn't give a hang.
He swallowed a spark and then exploded with a BANG!
So if you go to heaven, you can bet your dollar note,
That the angel who has whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's Goat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: MMario
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 09:50 AM

Looks like there are multiple versions floating around.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 06:21 PM

Im looking for the same version as Jess, It was about 7 verses long and my dad always sung it whenever we were on a long journey. I would love to teach it to my kids. zozal@tiscali.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: GUEST,Rose
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 10:25 AM

Looking for the words to an old irish song I grew up with. Kelly's cow has got no tail and flies have found it out


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 10:29 AM

GUEST Rose - you will get more response if you start a new thread with this request !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 11:36 AM

THe chords are horrid -


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Bru
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 01:41 PM

If it helps, I've got a 1965 Val Doonican songbook with Paddy McGinty's Goat (and also Delaney's Donkey and several others). 5 verses, in C, 4/4 time, with piano and bass, guitar chords at the top.

If you want a scan, let me know, send me your email and I pass it on.


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Subject: Chords Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 01:55 PM

OK, we might have a slight problem with the formatting here, so here goes: -

G           D7            G                 G#dim
Patrick McGinty, an Irishman of note
Am            D7               Am                 D7
Came into a fortune, so bought himself a goat
    G                   D7               G                 G#dim
Said he, "Sure, of goat's milk I mean to have my fill!"
    Am                    D7                    G
But when he got his Nanny home, he found it was a Bill

    G               D7           G                 D7
And now all the ladies who live in Killaloo
    Am               D7                   Am                  D7
Are all wearing bustles like their mothers used to do
      C                 Fdim       Am                  G
They each wear a bolster beneath the petticoat
    Am                       D7              G
And leave the rest to Providence and Paddy McGinty's goat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 01:57 PM

Well, that's the right shape on my screen.

The bastard chords are the Fdim and the G#dim


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Subject: Chords Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: Bru
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 05:43 PM

These are the chords on the 1965 arrangement. Hope it formats OK.

C                                    G
Now Patrick McGinty, an Irishman of note
Dm                                             G7
Fell in for a fortune and he bought himself a goat
    C                                             A7
Says he "sure of goats milk, I'm goin' to have me fill"
      Dm                G7               C       F    C
But when he brought the nan-ny home, he found it was a Bill

C
All the young ladies who live in Ki-la-loo
         G
They're all wearing bustles like their mothers used to do
      F            C          Dm7         G7      C
They each wear a bols-ter, be-neath their pet-ti-coat
      Dm7               G7               C      F       C
And leave the rest to prov-i-dence and Paddy McGinty's goat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Bru
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 05:50 PM

Well - it looks alright until the last two lines.
Change to C on "Boltster", Dm7 on "be-neath", then G7. C on the "coat" of Peticoat.
Last line - Dm7 & G7 Ok. Change C F C on Paddy McGinty's goat.

Clear as mud.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY MCGINTY'S GOAT
From: GUEST,Lukas
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 02:25 AM

Over here (Australia) it is taught as such:

Paddy McGinty found a dollar note,
And took it to the market and bought himself a goat,
Now this very goat, it had an appetite,
And early in the morning it ate some dynamite,

Heyyy one box of matches, two tins of kerosene,
Two quarts of petrol, the same of gasoline,
It sat by the fire, a spark went down its throat
And that was the end of Paddy McGinty's goat.

Now if you go to heaven, I'll bet you a dollar note,
That the angel with the whiskers is Paddy McGinty's goat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Jeanie
Date: 17 Sep 08 - 04:25 AM

Aha ! Lovely song ! I wonder if you know that this song features, specified in the script, in a very funny scene in the Alan Ayckbourn play - "Flat Spin" ? In the play, a girl is pretending she is the owner of a luxury flat and has invited a man over for dinner, wanting desperately to impress him. (She doesn't know that the minimalist furnishing is because the flat is actually not occupied - being used as a surveillance cover by the police). She picks out one of the only 2 CDs as romantic background music.....only to find that when it starts to play it is dear old Val singing Paddy McGinty at maximum volume. "Err...do you like this ?"- "Oh, yes, can't get enough of it " - she says, jigging about.

Here is the song on YouTube with a lovely film of pygmy goats and other cute creatures

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 04:05 AM

off the west coast of ireland one morning could be seen... as clear as a pike staff a german submarine... the coast guard o'grady fell over with a fit... said Paddy McGinty's goat it's up to me to do me bit. He dived into the water as frisky as a whale... he swam up to the U-boat and he wagged his little tail... he humped and he humped till he sank the german boat and sent the Hun's to heligo land did Paddy McGinty's goat.

Lol... My Grandad sang this to me every night at bedtime... happy memories


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 04:34 AM

NowPaddy Msginty's goat had a wonderous appetite
One morning for breakfast he ate some dynamite
A big box of matches he swallowed all serene
and just to wash it down he drank a quart of parafin
He sat by the fireside he didn't give a hang
He swallowed a spark and exploded with a bang
and If you ever get to heaven you can bet a dollar note
The angel with the whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's goat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: paddy m'gintys goat
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 06:46 PM

More from the prolific Weston and Lee team. Here's a few more:

Knees Up Mother Brown
I'm Henery The Eighth I Am
With Her Head Tucked Under
Brahn Boots
What A Mouth
Goodbye-Ee
Heaven Will Protect An Honest Girl
Not Old Enough To Be Old
Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts For Soldiers
When Father Papered The Parlour
A Proper Cup Of Coffee
And Yet I Don't Know!
Olga Pulloffski, The Beautiful Spy
I've Got Rings On My Fingers
Where Are The Lads Of Australia Tonight
A Little Bit Of Sugar On The Top
Lloyd George's Beer

And so many of these were the frame for local parodies, too.

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat (Weston/Lee)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 03:58 PM

As a boy we had several old 78s, one of which Kelly's Cow Has Got No Tail.
For devilment we would play it on my long dead grandfather's gramaphone when our parents were out.
I think we broke the 78 and several others - I recall using them as frisbees as young kids who had no idea of their value...needless to say my parents were none to happy with our handiwork.
I have not heard the words since we cranked up the old gramaphone well over 30 years ago.
Michael McNiffe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat (Weston/Lee)
From: GUEST,Alan McCombie
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 09:40 PM

I recall the following ditty growing up in Western Australia with Scottish parents:

Paddy McGinty had a goat
His name was Dinky Di
He swallowed a box of dynamite
and blew into the sky
Now if you go to heaven
I'll bet you a ten bob note
The angel with the whiskers
Is Paddy McGinty's goat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat (Weston/Lee)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 03:03 AM

Was it Weston and Lee who sang this with one of them standing on their head?

I recalled something ;ike that on the Brian Inglis programme called All Our Yesterdays. I've asked everyone who it was but no one seems to know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy McGinty's Goat (Weston/Lee)
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 03:59 PM

There's a great recording of this song by Frank Quinn- Irish American singer on a 78- re-released on an Arhoolie CD about 15/20 years ago- it includes the verse about the U-boat, so your Irish granny was spot on, Gareth, it goes back a while...


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