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Lyr Req: Great Australian Dream (Gallagher & Lyle)

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Subject: Gallagher -Lyle 'Andy Mooney'
From: akenaton
Date: 18 Jul 03 - 06:47 PM

Any old Scottish Folkies still awake?
Back in the sixties in the pubs of this area,singers from Glasgow usedto do weekend gigs.One of the favourites was an old Gallagher and lyle song which contained the chorus line "Just being Andy Mooney take you anywhere in the world".Its been going through my head a lot lately,but I cant get the lyric or title...Anybody there?


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Subject: RE: Gallagher -Lyle 'Andy Mooney'
From: akenaton
Date: 03 Aug 03 - 07:03 PM

Still trying to find lyrics for this song somebody must know it


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Subject: RE: Gallagher -Lyle 'Andy Mooney'
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 04 Aug 03 - 11:14 AM

I used to like Gallagher & Lyle, but haven't heard any for years - old vinyl, house moving etc...
I don't recall the lyric, so did a general web search for Gallagher & Lyle. The best shot seems to be this site http://www.rito.com/g&l/frames.htm which is a fan site. It has a forum - so you could ask the question there. Best of luck!
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gallagher-Lyle 'Andy Mooney'
From: akenaton
Date: 04 Aug 03 - 05:45 PM

Thanks Geoff Ill try your link.   Back in the 60s all the young folkies were into Benny and Graeme as they lived quite near my home,and the first G+L songs were performed regularly in the pubs and hotels....This song is one which was very popular at the time and was an anthem of my youth...Ill let you know how I get on....Thanks again Ake...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gallagher-Lyle 'Andy Mooney'
From: GUEST,Dunc
Date: 14 May 10 - 03:54 PM

The song is called The Australian Dream from their first album.

It can be heard on You tube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gallagher-Lyle 'Andy Mooney'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 May 10 - 09:48 PM

Who is the Andy Mooney they're referring to? I assume it's not the Disney executive.

I've listened to the YouTube video and the sound quality is very poor. Anyone who is somewhat familiar with the song would probably do a better job of transcribing it than I would, so I won't attempt it just now (though I normally eagerly attack projects like this).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Australian Dream (Gallager & Lyle)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Sep 12 - 09:15 PM

I think the song title is "Great Australian Dream".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Australian Dream (Gallager & Lyle)
From: GUEST,Mick C
Date: 08 May 14 - 06:04 PM

I'm so pleased to have found this web page, and thereby found a song that I used to listen to in the 70's, forgot about, and then began looking for again about ten years ago!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Australian Dream (Gallager & Lyle)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 08 May 14 - 10:54 PM

The Great Australian Dream -- Gallagher and Lyle


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Subject: Lyr Add: GREAT AUSTRALIAN DREAM (Gallagher & Lyle)
From: cnd
Date: 18 Aug 15 - 02:35 PM

Lyrics:

Stealin' time for a thought, and lately I don't get a lot,
But the thoughts that I've got, they all go to you, Andy Mooney
From the newspapers it would seem
You're face-to-face with a great Australian dream
But it's alright
It's alright
Just bein' Andy Mooney takes you anywhere in the world

Now the time has arrived to pack your bags for Australia
All the boasts that we heard are born in the boats on your doorstep
Turn your back on those idle words
Say goodbye to the tripe* and all the yards
'Cause it's alright
It's alright
Just bein' Andy Mooney takes you anywhere in the world

Now and then when I'm on my own
I'd like to think that you've packed the bags and flown
Oh, but it's alright
It's alright
Just bein' Andy Mooney takes you anywhere in the world

But it's alright
It's alright
Bein' Andy Mooney you make it anywhere in the world


*"Tripe" is reportedly Australian slang for "worthless"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Great Australian Dream (Gallagher & Lyle)
From: GUEST,Gaz10UK
Date: 29 Feb 16 - 12:06 PM

Verse 2
Now the time has arrived to pack your bags for Australia
All the boasts that we heard are burning the boats on your doorstep
Turn your back on those idle words, say goodbye to the Clyde and all the yards.

Song is about a shipyard worker on the River Clyde, near Glasgow who moves to Australia in search of opportunity when the emmigration drive to Australia happened.


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