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Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink (Behan)

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Subject: Lyr Add: MALONEY WANTS A DRINK (Behan)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 May 02 - 03:42 PM

Just rediscovered this gem...

MALONEY WANTS A DRINK
The Dubliners, on Irish Drinking Songs (which is an anthology)

When Eve was in the garden, Adam climbed an apple tree.
He went aloft up to the top to see what he could see.
He gazed in awe, for what he saw fair made the poor man grieve.
Ah, Patrick John Maloney stood there, whispering to Eve!

CHORUS: So kiss me, love, and miss me, love, and dry your bitter tears.
My loving you'll remember now for many, many years.
Be happy, love; be satisfied I left you in the pink.
There's many a man may want a bride; Maloney wants a drink.

Salome danced for Paddy, taking off her 7 veils.
"Salome," said Maloney, "That's a trick that never fails."
Maloney put Salome's only clothing in a sack.
"I'll run along down to the pawn and bring your bundle back!" CHORUS

From London to Nebraska and from Glasgow to Hong Kong,
From Cardiff to Alaska and from Peking to Saigon,
Wherever the girls are lonely, I'm sure that in his role,
Ah, it's there you'll find Maloney, a-waiting to console! CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 May 02 - 03:43 PM

It's sung slowly except for the last line of each verse and the chorus. Lovely thing... needs more verses, though! Challenge, anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: bill kennedy
Date: 15 May 02 - 03:55 PM

here's one off the top of me head -

A lady rode through Coventry and all had shut there eyes,
except of course our Peeping Tom who though he might get wise.
'What's that?' cried Tom as he went blind, 'atop that snow white mare?'
Twas just your man Maloney, underneath Godiva's hair.

Chorus

I could write 100 more, I think, how's it sound?

(line breaks added by a Joeclone)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 May 02 - 04:05 PM

OOH, I like that one!

When Moses sent the plagues out to fester Pharoah's kin,
our Patrick John Maloney had no boils upon his skin;
What's that, now are you Jewish, our poor old Moses sighed,
Oh no said old Maloney, not on my mother's side!

(line breaks added by a Joeclone)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: bill kennedy
Date: 15 May 02 - 04:18 PM

Victoria Regina being widowed was depressed.
Until one day, in early May she entertained a guest.
A smile, a laugh, then giggles, when in rushes Mr. Brown,
'Now all me plans are gang agly, Maloney's back in town!'

(line breaks added by a Joeclone)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 May 02 - 04:27 PM

I am somehow reminded of Alabama 1968, which is not exactly happy - but we seem to be hitting all the same milestones!

Napoleon at Waterloo was fighting for his life
The English weren't happy, and neither was his wife
Before he went to exile, he checked in the canteen
and there he found Maloney with his darling Josephine!

(line breaks added by a Joeclone)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: bill kennedy
Date: 15 May 02 - 04:35 PM

Priscilla had three sisters who were sweet & well disposed,
Miles Standish now decided it was time he had proposed.
'Speak for yourself, but get in line, John Alden's at the door,
Priscilla told her suitor, '& Maloney's spoken for!' (pokin' four!)

(line breaks added by a Joeclone)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: bill kennedy
Date: 15 May 02 - 04:52 PM

or better maybe

Priscilla had three sisters who with Paddy oft had sported,
Miles Standish now decided it was time he strongly courted.
'Speak for yourself, but get in line, John Alden's in the door,'
Priscilla told her suitor, '& soon Maloney's spoken for!' (pokin' four!)

(line breaks added by a Joeclone - check out the FAQ to find out how to add them)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 16 May 02 - 10:09 AM

no other songwriters out there?

how about:

In roman days she was reknowned for beauty, wit and guile, 'If the barge is rockin', don't come a knockin'.' quoth, Cleo, Queen of the Nile. Caesar thought he was the first, her only love. Baloney! The words he cried before he died were these, 'Et tu, Maloney?'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 16 May 02 - 04:27 PM

that's it, if no one else is going to play, you get no more lyrics from me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 17 May 02 - 04:32 PM

Prince Charles thought that he'd found the one, a consort that was pleasant. Camilla Parker Bowles was fun, and certainly no peasant, A member of that horsey blood, at ease, on foot or mounted. But she, when asked her favorite stud, said 'Is Maloney counted?'

had to try one more, c'mon, nobody else? Hey Mirzy, can't you come out today?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 02 - 02:04 PM

HA HA, not bad!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 May 02 - 03:02 PM

This is fun! Sorry, Bill, I was in Boston sans computer. But I'm back now...

In France there once were scientists, a couple named Curie
Pierre was quite a catch of course, and also was Marie
Pierre thought he'd found radioactivity aglow
But no it was Maloney and Marie in afterglow!

We need more of these Kirk... many more!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 May 02 - 03:10 PM

In a search for gold in '49, some miners rode along
Although they weren't lost, not quite, they sang a lonesome song
Where are we? Cried the riders, Are we near that long-lost mine? Well, old Patrick John Maloney found Clementine just fine!

I'm thinking of other famous women... Calamity Jane? Amelia Earhart? That Paddy gets around!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: NightWing
Date: 23 May 02 - 03:41 PM

Erm, do we have a tune for this?

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 May 02 - 04:22 PM

Yes indeed. But I can't post it, I can only sing it.

The waters of the ocean are green and glassy deep
And who knows just how many underneath the waters sleep
But one Amelia Earhart went a-missing long ago
Where has she been now ever since, Maloney, he would know!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 23 May 02 - 04:52 PM

Sir Lancelot wooed Guenivere & Camelot was scandelized
King Arthur held her very dear & felt he had been vandalized
Maloney tired of always hearing Lance proclaim 'When Knights were Bold...'
He answered 'I too knew Guenivere,' and winked and sang, 'LOUD SING CUCKOLD!'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 May 02 - 10:15 AM

You can read all through the Bible, and find all the "begats"
With many men and women having lots of Bible brats
But look for any woman's name, and somewhere it is true
That next you'll read that somehow, our Maloney knew her too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 24 May 02 - 10:30 AM

'answered' in last line of last verse should be 'said' so that it scans, answered was left over from another version


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 24 May 02 - 11:08 AM

the song as performed by the Dubliners, and on the compilation Mrrzy starts this thread with was written by Dominic Behan, by the way, I started another thread of a song challenge, because no-one was contributing to this one, then Mrrzy returned from Boston, so I think I'll move the one other contribution back over here. Or maybe Joe can merge the threads?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 May 02 - 12:19 PM

Dominic Behan - any relative to Brendan Behan?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 24 May 02 - 12:40 PM

they were brothers, of course, Dominic was also a playwright, and prolific songwriter, best known for 'The Patriot Game' I would think. THere must be a thread in here somewhere about Dominic's songs, and Brendan's singing?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 May 02 - 02:05 PM

All on the Ould Sod, Ireland, Behan brothers wrote and sang
Made music, plays and fiddle tunes, and neither also-ran
One evening in the garden, I saw them and I quoth
"There's Patrick John Maloney and he's buggering them both!"

Hey, nobody can accuse me of being heteroist!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: NightWing
Date: 24 May 02 - 03:58 PM

Ahh COME on! SOMEBODY's got to have ABC of this tune. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

It's too good not to be able to sing it.

... and I've got a verse coming. It's just not there yet.

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 May 02 - 04:35 PM

So far the "spoken for/'s pokin' 4" beats all - come on, Nightwing! Who needs music when you can write words? (KIDDING!!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: NightWing
Date: 28 May 02 - 05:25 PM

Not sure whether I like this or not: either the verse as a whole or any part of it. But when speaking of famous women, the Farmer's Daughter certainly deserves mention. Our man is bound to have met her once or twice.

And I've written three final couplets, none of which *really* work. But better to get SOMEthing out than nothing at all and take all the crap for not having it.

The Farmer's Daughter's father chased him through the night and mud.
The Spanish don, the French marquis pant for Maloney's blood.
But like the marryin' parson and the Justice of the P(1)
Our hero's never, ever caught; Maloney got away.(2)

But like the scheming maiden and the parson with his book,
Our hero's never, ever caught; Maloney did a hook.(3)

But like the marrying preacher and the cardinal in red,
Our hero's never yet been caught. Better dead than wed.

(1) For those of our non-US readers, the Justice of the Peace is a local magistrate. Among his other duties, he or she is responsible for civil marriages in his or her jurisdiction, especially in small towns.
(2) Pronounce "P" and "away" halfway between "tee" and "pay" to make the rhyme work.
(3) The slang term I've always heard is "to hook off" or "to hook it off" (to escape). I don't know whether "to make a hook" or "to do a hook" are reasonable slang or not.

Now, come on, somebody's got to have a tune for this and can get it on the list. Mrrzy, can you communicate it in sound to someone who can put it in ABC? There's GOTTA be a way!!!

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 28 May 02 - 06:48 PM

Glad someone belatedly credited Dominic Behan. In my view seasoned mudcatters should not go publishing copyright material without acknowledgement.

Let's not forget that Dominic and Brendan were brothers of Brian, who is still alive I hope.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 29 May 02 - 09:49 AM

no one here has forgotten Brian, nor Séamus, nor sister Carmel nor mother Kathleen Kearney Behan, who recorded folk songs toward the end of her life, the question asked by someone was re: Brendan, and prompted the response. I agree totally, that credit should be given whenever it is due, (by those seasoned or not!) which is why I added that info, when it occurred to me that not everyone reading this thread would be familiar with the source of the song. I take it Mrrzy had it from the Dubliners' cd, which he did properly credit as his source. The credit for the song itself is not always the first thing one reads, especially when it may be lost in the fine print somewhere as D. Behan or something, or just Behan sometimes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 May 02 - 10:51 AM

THis is beginning to sound like the Tinker song - if Maloney's going to make it through the whole Behan family, he'd better get up early!

I'll keep thinking. And about how to get you the tune, NightWing... I'll keep thinking about that too, but you might have to hie thee to a music store where they let you listen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 29 May 02 - 11:06 AM

or find the Dubliner's Song Book, which I think I have somewhere, will hunt sometime soon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 May 02 - 01:31 PM

In what mythology is Death an old woman, and what is her name?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: bill kennedy
Date: 29 May 02 - 02:23 PM

well in Greek, its Geras, from which, geriatrics;
in Norse, Loki pretends to be death as an old woman,

that help?

then there's the Old Woman of Beara

'Is mise Erin...'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 May 02 - 03:00 PM

Am I thinking of the Norn? Or is that something made-up more recently than most mythologies?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: NightWing
Date: 29 May 02 - 03:59 PM

There's Lachesis of the Greek Fates. She's the one who cuts the threads of life. But a foursome Maloney + the three Fates) might be an interesting verse or two ... or three.

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: Tune Add: MALONEY WANTS A DRINK (Behan)
From: NightWing
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 01:23 AM

Well, nothing with your man and the Three Fates yet, but I did come up with another famous, though fictional woman Mr. Maloney was bound to have met: Eskimo Nell!

An Eskimo named Nell met your John Patrick in the snow.
He gave her twenty dollars and he gave her quite a go.
Said Nell, "I thought you southern men just didn't have the knack,
But if you do that one more time, I'll give your money back."

In addition, I spoke with Mrrzy an hour or so ago. My cell phone lost the signal before we were quite done, but we came up with the tune. This may not be QUITE right, but it's close:



X: 4
T:Maloney Wants a Drink
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:100
K:C
G | C>C E>G | c>c d>d | d>D D>D | D3 E |!
D>E F>G | B>B B>A | G>D E>F | E3 G |!
C>C E>G | c>c d>d | d>D D>D | D3 E |!
D>E F>G | B>B B>A | G>F E>D | C3 |!
G | C>C E>G | c>c d>d | d>D D>D | D3 E |!
D>E F>G | B>B B>A | G>D E>F | E3 G |!
C>C E>G | c>c d>d | d>D D>D | D3 E |!
D>E F>G | B>B B>z | F,<z F,/ z/ A | G>F E>D | C3 ||

The very low notes in the last line are to indicate a pause for a *clap, clap* (most probably pounding one's mugs on the table, of course)

BB,
NightWing

P.S. This had been being a very bad evening for me (mostly just the results of a bad day). A little humorous song got me out of it. Thanks, Mrrzy! Sorry my cell phone lost the signal there suddenly *G*

NW


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: NightWing
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 01:26 AM

Whoops! Last line didn't quite come out right. I think some of the ABC must've been interpreted as something else by MudCat. Let's try this:

  D>E F>G | B>B B>z | F,F E>D | C3 ||  

Hopefully, THAT comes out right.

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: NightWing
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 01:31 AM

Still not right, sorry. In between the third B and the first A, there's supposed to be a measure of rest with the claps on the 1st and 3rd beats. Maybe this way:

D>E F>G | B>B B>z |
f f/
z/
A | G>F E>D | C3 ||

Will this work? Only Goddess knows.

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 11:00 AM

Something topical mentioned in another thread:-

Roy Keane kicked up a rumpus and got himself sent home.
He'd decided that from the dear 'ol sod, it wasn't safe to roam.
Although he missed the cup, and was called a silly louse.
He'd realised that Maloney might be chatting up his spouse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 03:49 PM

Yay, topical! Like an ointment! Balmy, in other words...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: michaelr
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 09:37 PM

Jesus and the Magdalen were riding into town
When from a top floor balcony Maloney shouted down
"There cannot be a finer pair in heaven or in hell
"I'll do the Christ and Mary too, and then the ass as well!"

Michael (ducking for cover)


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Subject: Tune Add: MALONEY WANTS A DRINK (Behan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 01:13 PM

Night wing e-mailed me a corrected tune, and I posted it in Night Wing's message above (and here)
ABCMUS says there's still a couple of errors, but it plays (I like how ABCMUS plays the handclaps). The tune sounds very familiar - has it been used for something else?
-Joe Offer-
X: 4
T:Maloney Wants a Drink
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:100
K:C
G | C>C E>G | c>c d>d | d>D D>D | D3 E |!
D>E F>G | B>B B>A | G>D E>F | E3 G |!
C>C E>G | c>c d>d | d>D D>D | D3 E |!
D>E F>G | B>B B>A | G>F E>D | C3 |!
G | C>C E>G | c>c d>d | d>D D>D | D3 E |!
D>E F>G | B>B B>A | G>D E>F | E3 G |!
C>C E>G | c>c d>d | d>D D>D | D3 E |!
D>E F>G | B>B B>z | F,<z F,/ z/ A | G>F E>D | C3 ||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 03:38 PM

And down in merrie England, politicos do dwell
And some, like Margaret Thatcher, seem to come up straight from Hell
But when old Maggie went away, for privacy, not fame
Twas there she found Maloney sweetly whispering her name!

(Cho.)

So many years have come and gone, the Crown's still proud and true
The old queen Mum is gone by now, and so's her sister too
But on her Golden Jubilee, the Queen was heard to say
Where is Patrick John Maloney then? We need him on this day!!

(Cho.)

Cruel wars have raged and will again, this isn't something new
And once down in Crimea many boys and men were slew
But our dear Florence Nightingale saved officers and men
With dear old Paddy at her side, her front and back again!!

(Cho.)

When women in America were tryin' to get the vote
When men knew that they couldn't and they knew that fact by rote
But some they tried to change the law, and rioted instead
When poor old Susan Anthony found Paddy in her bed!!

(Cho.)

...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 03:39 PM

Hey, I just noticed that this line:

"Salome," said Maloney, "That's a trick that never fails"

could be written:

Salome said, "Maloney, that's a trick that never fails"

So, which makes more sense? Also, I think it's DRY, not CRY, your bitter tears, in the chorus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 03:44 PM

Byzantine Alexandria had many famous ones
But young pagan Hypatia knew math and had no sons
Although her death was terrible, her flesh scraped off and worse
By Christians in a church one day, our Paddy had her first!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: NightWing
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 05:09 PM

Shall we start an Elvis-type rumor about the former Princess of Wales?

Diana was a sweet young lass, but Charlie was a bore.
She left him for an Arab prince because she wanted more.
One August came that awful crash. Who ever could have known?
But Maloney saved the princess and he whisked her off to Rome.

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 02:32 PM

Definitely, Nightwing.

When Dorothy to Oz she flew, and landed on one witch
With house and ruby slippers, I think someone pulled a switch
For after all, the wicked one is not who did survive
But Patrick John Maloney'd left her wickedly alive!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: NightWing
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 03:58 PM

Mrrzy, I'm lost. Did your man make it with Dorothy (and if not, why not?), or with the Wicked Witch of the East?

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 10:48 AM

The Wicked Witch. I shall rephrase. He's NOT a child molester!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink
From: NightWing
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 04:49 PM

I suspect he hasn't got even a glimmer of a chance with Glinda the Good (though she will recognize him as the hero he is :)

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink (Behan)
From: buddhuu
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 04:29 AM

Pardon me dredging this up. I just encountered this thread while wandering through the dusty corridors of Mudcat.

In the original post, the third verse of 'Maloney Wants a Drink' is rendered thus:

Salome danced for Paddy, taking off her 7 veils.
"Salome," said Maloney, "That's a trick that never fails."
Maloney put Salome's only clothing in a sack.
"I'll run along down to the pawn and bring your bundle back!" CHORUS

I may be mistaken, but I always knew the last line of that verse as:

"I'll run along down to the pawn and bring a bottle back!" CHORUS

Which makes far more sense in context.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink (Behan)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 08:39 AM

The Dubliners certainly sang ' bottle '

Dave H


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