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Lyr Req: Craic We Had the Day We Died for Ireland

Allan Dennehy 30 Mar 03 - 08:04 AM
GUEST,Bimbo 30 Mar 03 - 10:32 AM
MartinRyan 30 Mar 03 - 03:54 PM
MARINER 30 Mar 03 - 06:02 PM
MartinRyan 30 Mar 03 - 06:08 PM
McGrath of Harlow 30 Mar 03 - 06:26 PM
GUEST,Mikey joe 31 Mar 03 - 07:55 AM
Allan Dennehy 31 Mar 03 - 04:46 PM
Matt R 02 Jul 05 - 02:23 AM
Wolfgang 02 Jul 05 - 11:07 AM
GUEST,Wolfgang 02 Jul 05 - 11:13 AM
Matt R 02 Jul 05 - 01:45 PM
GUEST,Allan Dennehy 11 May 10 - 10:42 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The day we died for Irland
From: Allan Dennehy
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 08:04 AM

Here's a real tough one. There's a Dublin singer called Ding Dong Denny O Reilly. He does all his own material, often songs taking the piss out of Republican ballads. Anyway he has a gas song called "The crack we had the day we died for Ireland" I've listened to it many times but can't figure out all the words. Any takers?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Irland
From: GUEST,Bimbo
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 10:32 AM

I hope someone comes up with the lyrics, Good man Ding Dong
"Life should be cherished" Poor old sods - get a life!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Ireland
From: MartinRyan
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 03:54 PM

I've never heard it - but I do recall a recitation (by Vincent Caprani?) titled "How Ned the Dancer fought and died for Ireland - and lived to tell the tale!"

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Ireland
From: MARINER
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 06:02 PM

Ding Dong Denny is ,Ithink, also known as Paul Wonderful, of the skit U2 group "The Joshua Trio"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Ireland
From: MartinRyan
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 06:08 PM

By the way, the "Ding Dong Denny" tag is a reference to an ad for sausages!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Ireland
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 06:26 PM

No words, but here is a Ding Dong site with pictures and that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Ireland
From: GUEST,Mikey joe
Date: 31 Mar 03 - 07:55 AM

"The rifles all went rat a tat tat

The cannons all went BOOM!

The craic we had the day we died for Ireland



Also writes wonderful ballads like

Flow River Flow (Fuck off to the sea)

My Heart is so Full (you'd swear I had tits)

And his song about the famine

The potatoes aren;t looking the best this year



Mj


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Ireland
From: Allan Dennehy
Date: 31 Mar 03 - 04:46 PM

Thanks for all your input, folks. I know it was a long shot. By the way I would strongly recommend his CD to every sick bastard out there with a twisted sense of humour. (Like meself)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Ireland
From: Matt R
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 02:23 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics to this as well


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Subject: Lyr Add: CRAIC WE HAD THE DAY WE DIED FOR IRELAND
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 11:07 AM

One can get the impression that there's someone taking the Irish rebel songs not as serious as others do. The lyrics are from the CD booklet (buy the CD 'Publocked'), the typos and the transcription of the spoken intro are mine.

Wolfgang

Spoken intro:

...Ballads have been sung since before people wiped their arses and as long as there's rivers, drink, and bloody Brits people will continue to sing them. So sit back and experience that warm feeling deep down you can only get from an Irish ballad or when you're pissing your trousers.

THE CRAIC WE HAD THE DAY WE DIED FOR IRELAND
(Woodfull, Rooney)

One frosty morn a rebel nose
did smell the British comin'
and Pearse said you must come and fight
or else you're a big frilly woman
so we went to catch the rebel bus
but me ma said hold your whist
if you don't ate up your coddle
well you'll feel no British fist.

Well the bus left oul' Fitz Gibbon Street
at the hour of ten past one
with the big hand at the ten
and the other on me gunon the bus we sang of Eireann
of freedom and liberty
we sang the soldier's song
and stop the bus we want a wee wee...

Chorus: Well a rat tat tat tat
a rat tat tat tat
the drummer he did roll
boom boom
the cannons they did roar
ha ha...
the rifles they did go
ah the craic we had the day we died for Ireland.

Well we lost Rafferty and Hafferty and
Clafferty and Pears
and Hanrahan and Brennan and the Rasher
Clancy's ears
we lost O'Connell and O'Donnell
O'Riordan and Oh dear
I lost my virginity to an English grenadier. Chorus

When the battle it was over
sure we all lay there in fright
there were arms and legs and bottoms
and a terrible smell o' shite
there was nowt to do but lie there
as me comrades corpses stank
so I raised the only limb I'd left
an' had myself a smoke. Chorus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Ireland
From: GUEST,Wolfgang
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 11:13 AM

Who dislikes this song will surely also dislike

The ballad af Dan McRae (Oohah up the RA)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The day we died for Ireland
From: Matt R
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 01:45 PM

Thanks, Wolfie!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Craic We Had the Day We Died for Ireland
From: GUEST,Allan Dennehy
Date: 11 May 10 - 10:42 AM

Ita a funny world sometimes. I fell over this thread by accident 7 years afterb I started it. I didnt know that Wolfgang ha dcracked it 5 years ago- Good man Wolfgang, fair play to you.
I must dig out the CD and have another look at it.


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