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Lyr Req: Navvy on the line.

GUEST,Jim I 07 Jun 03 - 11:24 PM
GUEST,Q 08 Jun 03 - 12:45 AM
masato sakurai 08 Jun 03 - 01:57 AM
Susan of DT 08 Jun 03 - 06:13 AM
GUEST,Jim I 08 Jun 03 - 02:08 PM
Joe Offer 30 Jul 12 - 04:54 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Navvy on the line.
From: GUEST,Jim I
Date: 07 Jun 03 - 11:24 PM

Has anyone got the words that go with the Irish ?hornpipe known as "Navvy on the Line". Some bits go
"I'm a ripper, I'm a stripper, I'm a navvy on the line"...

I've tried several sites without success.

Jim


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Subject: Lyr Add: NAVVY ON THE LINE
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 12:45 AM

I'm a nipper,
I'm a ripper,
I'm a navvy on the line.
All the ladies love the navvies,
And the navvies love the fun,
There'll be plenty little babies
When the railway's done.

From The Traditional Ballad Index cufresno, an Australian dance tune.

Two verses in "Folk Songs of Australia":

Lyr. Add: NAVVY ON THE LINE

I'm a nipper, I'm a ripper,
I'm a navvy on the line,
I get four and twenty bob a week
Besides me overtime.
All the ladies love the navvies
And the navvies love the fun,
There'll be plenty little babies
When the railway's done.

Some like the girls
Who are slender in the waist,
Others like the girls
Who are pretty in the face.
But give me the girl
Who'll take it in her fist
And shove it right home
Into the cuckoo's nest.

A schottische tune, popular at country dances. These words from Jim Lyons of Cook's Gap.
With sheet music, p. 216-217, "Folk Songs of Australia, 1968, John Meredith and Hugh Anderson, pub. by Ure Smith, Sidney, Aus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Navvy on the line.
From: masato sakurai
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 01:57 AM

There's another one also titled "Navvy on the Line" ("I am a navvy bold, that's trampled the country round, sir") in Roy Palmer's Touch on the Times (Penguin, 1974, pp. 40-41).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Navvy on the line.
From: Susan of DT
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 06:13 AM

See also Navvy Boots in the DT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Navvy on the line.
From: GUEST,Jim I
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for your replies. The one I wanted is the one from Q although I'd better not use the second verse : ) Anyway I've got all the words of "The Cuckoo's Nest" from which that verse comes.

Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Navvy on the line.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 04:54 AM

Bob Bolton sent me a MIDI:

Click to play (joeweb)


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