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Lyr Req: Dublin Bay + If I Was a Dog

GUEST,cwrd1ylion@hotmail.com 08 Sep 02 - 09:01 AM
Sorcha 08 Sep 02 - 10:06 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 08 Sep 02 - 10:48 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 08 Sep 02 - 10:54 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 08 Sep 02 - 11:06 AM
fulurum 08 Sep 02 - 04:02 PM
Clinton Hammond 08 Sep 02 - 10:51 PM
GUEST,cwrd1ylion 09 Sep 02 - 11:17 AM
GUEST,SelkieO' 16 Aug 15 - 06:01 PM
GUEST,Terry Sullivan 23 Feb 18 - 03:13 PM
Joe Offer 25 Feb 18 - 12:25 AM
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Subject: search for lyrics PLEASE HELP!
From: GUEST,cwrd1ylion@hotmail.com
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 09:01 AM

Hi guys, I have been looking for the words to two songs for the better part of a year now. I guess it's time to ask for help! I am seeking a song with the chorus, "the future is as big and as wide as Dublin Bay, Foghorn cutting like a scythe upon the hay, months will pass you by to the stroke of New Years Day..." The second song I believe was written by Colm Gallagher and recorded by Tommy Makem, but I still can't find. It's called, "If I were a dog". "Singin Yo ho, yo ho If I were a dog I'd have me day, Yo ho, yo ho wouldn't I be waggin me tail" If anyone has them and is willing to share, I would be very grateful! Thanks.... Rock on John P


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Subject: RE: search for lyrics PLEASE HELP!
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 10:06 AM

A portion of Dublin Bay is in this thread, along with some silly comments but no real help. I didn't find anything else on either song. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: search for lyrics PLEASE HELP!
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 10:48 AM

The Dublin Bay MIGHT be I'm On My Way to Dublin Bay

I'm On My Way To Dublin Bay mp3 at the Virtual Gramophone
At University of New Hampshire Milne Collection we find this information :

I'm On My Way To Dublin Bay
Copyright Date: 1905
Composer: Stanley Murphy
Lyricist: Stanley Murphy
Performer:
Illustrator: Starmer
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.

At the Duke University Digital Scriptorium we find:

Sheet Music in JPG form

For the other song, re-posting with some information in the subject might help.


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Subject: RE: search for lyrics PLEASE HELP!
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 10:54 AM

Tommy Makem's Web-site list of lyrics doesn't show a song of that title.

Tommy Makem - Lyrics


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Subject: RE: search for lyrics PLEASE HELP!
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 11:06 AM

Well, none of the words shown in John P's original message are in the song I'm On My Way To Dublin Bay.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF I WAS A DOG (Colm Gallagher)
From: fulurum
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 04:02 PM

IF I WERE A DOG
Colm Gallagher

1. If I was a dog, I'd wag me tail
And sit me down beside the fire.
Girls could pat me on the head
Or anywhere else their hearts desire.
I wouldn't be chasin' after cats.
I wouldn't be howlin' at the moon.
I wouldn't be bothered with things like that.
If I was a dog, what I'd be doin'!

CHORUS:
O ho! O ho! If I was a dog, I'd have me day.
O ho! O ho! Wouldn't I be waggin' me tail?

2. If I was a dog, I'd eat the best,
And only the best that money could buy.
I'd be in the butcher's shop
Lickin' the leg of the butcher's wife.
I'd be feedin' on filet mignon,
Pelican fingers and lobster fins,
And delicate frogs. If I was a dog,
I'd never go rootin' in somebody's bins. CHORUS

3. If I was a dog, I wouldn't be on
For herdin' sheep or chasin' hares.
I wouldn't be snorin' in me sleep,
Or diggin' a hole to God-knows-where.
I wouldn't be much for pullin' a sled
Like huskies up in the Yukon do.
I'd prefer to be home in me bed
With a Pekinese, poodle or Kerry blue. CHORUS

4. And woe betide the fella who tried
To spay the wife or neuter me.
Before I'd let him away with that,
Begob! I'd show him me pedigree.
Oh, I'd put up a hell of a fight
And wouldn't it be a sight to see?
With one strategic nip,
The neuterer becomin' the neuteree. CHORUS

5. And sooner or later, I'd father a litter
And teach the little ones how to be.
If ever they tried to get smart, by Jasus,
I'd chase the lot o' them up a tree.
So if you're travellin' down the street,
And a handsome dog you happen to see,
Steppin' it out, give him a shout,
'Cause you could be you, and that could be me. CHORUS


From Colm Gallagher's 'Reel in the Flickering Light'.


Gordon Bok recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFDwdu01OHk


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Subject: Lyr Add: DUBLIN BAY (Stephen Fearing)
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 10:51 PM

Dublin Bay... According to "Out To Sea" by Stephen Fearing, it's trad... his arrangement, he credits to Rob Menzies...

DUBLIN BAY

I'm going away to leave the misty mountains in the rain
I've crossed the great divide and now I'm crossing back again
I'm going to where the sun tempers gold into the grain
And the fields of waving wheat go on forever

And the future it's as big and as wide as Dublin Bay
With the foghorns cutting like the scythe upon the hay
And the months will pass you by until the stroke of New Years Day
And they'll all leave a mark upon your mind

When I was but a young man at the age of seventeen
I left my home in Dublin for to find and catch a dream
And many times I've wondered if I'm weren't completely mad
But I'd never trade my life for any other

So come near me now, good people; lend an ear to hear my tale
For the times we've spent together here will age like rusty nails
But there's something that I'd wish to say before the evening's through
May your hearts all laugh a-plenty; may your gods be good to you!


That last, "may your GODS be good" is my own change... [Fearing had "and may God be good"]


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Subject: RE: search for lyrics PLEASE HELP! ...Dublin Bay
From: GUEST,cwrd1ylion
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 11:17 AM

Wow, thanks to all on the responses! I never expected to get both songs! Let me know if you need anything... be happy to oblige!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Bay + If I Were a Dog
From: GUEST,SelkieO'
Date: 16 Aug 15 - 06:01 PM

An old thread, but I was looking for a recording of this song online today to share with a friend. Gordon Bok recorded "If I Was A Dog" on his album, 'Because You Asked'. available here: http://www.timberheadmusic.com/detail.html?id=108 There's a sound clip there too. I'd love to hear Tommy Makem's rendition!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Bay + If I Was a Dog
From: GUEST,Terry Sullivan
Date: 23 Feb 18 - 03:13 PM

Hey Guys, You were a real live saver, well at least a time saver. I was looking all over the internet and you guys had the lyrics to, "If I Was a Dog" by Colm Gallager. Boy what a ridiculous trek around the internet with a half hour of dead ends.
Thanks again,
Terry sullivan


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Subject: ADD: If I Was a Dog (Colm Gallagher)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Feb 18 - 12:25 AM

Here's the version from Gordon Bok's Websiute

IF I WAS A DOG

© 1995 Colm Gallagher, ASCAP

Gordon – Vocal & 12-string guitar

Will, Matt, Kat, Jim, David, Anne –vocals

 

I got this song from Tommy Makem. I think he told me that Colm used to play bass for him in NY City. Colm also made the words for “I Held a Lady,” an old favorite of mine.

 

If I was a dog I’d wag me tail, I’d sit me down beside the fire

And the girls could pat me on the back or anyplace else their heart would desire

I wouldn’t be after chasing cats, I wouldn’t go baying at the moon

I wouldn’t have time for things like that

If I was a dog, what I’d be doing!

 

Oh-ho, oh-ho, if I was a dog I’d have me day

Oh-ho, oh-ho, wouldn’t I be waggin’ me tail

 

If I was a dog I’d eat of the best and only the best that money could buy

I’d go down to the butcher’s shop and I’d lick the leg of the butcher’s wife

I’d be dining on filet mignon and pelican fingers and lobster fins

And delicate frogs, if I was a dog I wouldn’t go rooting in nobody’s bins

 

I wouldn’t be after chasing sheep, I wouldn’t be after hunting hares

I’d prefer to be home in me sleep or digging a hole to God knows where

I wouldn’t be after pulling the sled like huskies up in the Yukon do

I’d prefer to be home in me bed with a Pekinese, Poodle or Kerry Blue

 

And woe betide the fool that tried to spay the wife or neuter me

Before I’d let him away with that, by God I’d show me pedigree

I’d put up a hell of a fight and wouldn’t that be a sight to see

One strategic nip, the neuterer becoming the neuteree

 

And sooner or later I’d father a litter and teach the little ones how to be

And if any of them tried to get smart, be-God, I’d chase the lot of ‘em up a tree

So if you’re walking along the street and an elegant dog you happen to see

Steppin’ it out, give us shout; you could be you and that would be me

 

 

 

If I Was a Dog is recorded on the album Because You Asked.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFDwdu01OHk


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