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ORANGE AND THE GREEN


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Alice 28 Nov 97 - 09:34 PM
jim 12 Jun 98 - 11:09 AM
Alice 12 Jun 98 - 12:34 PM
alison 12 Jun 98 - 07:51 PM
BAZ 13 Jun 98 - 06:47 PM
Joe Offer 13 Jun 98 - 07:05 PM
BAZ 13 Jun 98 - 07:20 PM
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Subject: The Orange and The Green
From: Alice
Date: 28 Nov 97 - 09:34 PM

"The Orange and the Green"... I have a recording of this song and searched in the DT for lyrics with no results. I can get most of the words from the recording (by the Grehan Sisters), but if anyone can post them, I would appreciate it. Part of the Chorus is, "It was the biggest mixup that you have ever seen, my father he was Orange, and my mother she was Green." Same tune as "The Rising of the Moon" and "The Wearing of the Green". Alice in Montana


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Subject: orange and green song
From: jim
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 11:09 AM

looking for words and guitar cords for the song orange and green

the song goes for me farher he was orange but me mother she was green old Irish song


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Subject: RE: orange and green song
From: Alice
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 12:34 PM

Jim, I requested info on this song last November, so if you do a Forum Search with the words 'The Orange and the Green', in the subject, it will bring up the discussion.

alice


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Subject: RE: orang and green song
From: alison
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 07:51 PM

Hi,

And if you can't get the tune and chords there, it's easy to get hold of the music for "The rising of the moon" and "The wearing of the green". All basically the same tune.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ORANGE AND THE GREEN^^
From: BAZ
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 06:47 PM

I traced the thread back but didn't find the lyrics so here is as near as I can get:-
The Orange and The Green

Oh me father was an Ulsterman
Called Protestant was he
Me mother was a Catholic girl
from County Cork came she.
They were married in two churches
Lived happily enough
Until the day that I was born
Then things got rather rough.

Chorus
For it was the greatest mix-up
That you have ever seen
Me father he was orange and
me mother she was green

Baptised be father Rielly
Then rushed away be car
To be made a little Orangeman
Me father's shining star.
I was Christened David Anthony
But yet in spite of that
To me father I was William
To me mother I was Pat
Oh to church then every Sunday
With Mother I'd proudly stroll
Then later on the Orange lodge
would try to save me soul.
For both sides tried to claim me
But I was smart because
I'd play me flute or I'd play me harp
Depending where I was.
Chorus

Sometimes I'd sing those rebel songs
much to me mother's joy
Me father would lep up and shout
Look here William me boy
Sure you've sung enough of that lot
He then tossed me a coin
To sing about the orange flute
Or (??? them heroes) of the Boyne
One day me mum's relations
They came to visit me
Be chance me father's kinfolk
Were just sitting down to tea.
Well we tried to smooth things over
But they all began to fight
And being strictly neutral
I bashed everyone in sight
Chorus

Well me parents never could agree
about me kind of school
Me learnin' was all done at home
No wonder I'm a fool.
Well they both passed on
what blessed them
But I am torn between
That awful colour from the mob
The orange and the green

For it was the greatest mix-up
That you have ever seen
Me father he was orange and
me mother she was green

Oh the orange and the green
Oh the orange and the green
Me father he was orange and
me mother she was green


From the singing of the Grehan Sisters ^^
As Alison says the tune is easily available.
Regards Baz.


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Subject: RE: orang and green song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 07:05 PM

I think this (click) is the previous thread where the lyrics were posted.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: orang and green song
From: BAZ
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 07:20 PM

Joe
I think you're right and the transcription looks better than mine.....all that typing.......mutter...mutter.
Regards Baz


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Subject: RE: orang and green song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 08:06 PM

I do a lot of useless typing myself, Baz. I've been doing a lot of it today - and getting paid overtime to do it....
-Joe Offer, who had better get back to work-


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Subject: RE: orang and green song
From: alison
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 09:04 PM

hi,

Only a few alterations

2nd line "Proud protestant was he."

And the last verse "That awful colour(note the spelling Joe..(HEE HEE)) problem of the orange and the green.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: orang and green song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Jun 98 - 12:36 AM

Oh, yes, Alison, we must be authentic, mustn't we?
Picky, picky, picky...
Hey, I didn't type it, ya know - I just pasted in the line breaks. I didn't feel it was proper to correct spelling, too. I sometimes can't resist the temptation to edit out extraneous apostrophes, but I usually leave the spelling alone.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: orang and green song
From: alison
Date: 15 Jun 98 - 06:33 AM

Hi,

I hope you're not miffed with me Joe... I had my tongue firmly in my cheek.... It's usually you who gets the chance to have a dig at me about words we differ on.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: orang and green song
From: alison
Date: 25 Jul 98 - 01:51 AM

Here you go Brad. (Refresh)

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: orang and green song
From: Alice
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 01:39 PM

refresh again for question on 8/23/99

alice


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