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Lyr Req: All of It (from Skylark)

Celtaddict 25 Jul 03 - 10:11 PM
Sorcha 25 Jul 03 - 11:31 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 25 Jul 03 - 11:32 PM
Sorcha 25 Jul 03 - 11:32 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 25 Jul 03 - 11:41 PM
Sorcha 25 Jul 03 - 11:50 PM
Celtaddict 26 Jul 03 - 12:04 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 26 Jul 03 - 12:16 AM
Sorcha 26 Jul 03 - 12:25 AM
GUEST,Betsy McGovern 19 Dec 10 - 07:46 PM
Leadfingers 19 Dec 10 - 08:56 PM
Jim Dixon 21 Dec 10 - 08:12 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: All of It
From: Celtaddict
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 10:11 PM

I have heard a song in New Orleans sung by the wonderful Betsy McGovern called "All of It" which has several verses. One involves a server who is shorted in her tip and thinks the customer should have left all of it. One involves a sick man given a medicinal bit of whiskey who wishes to have all of it. One involves the young couple in the next apartment who at night sings the chorus which is the same for each verse:
    Give me all of it, all of it,
    Not just a bit of it.
    None of your quarters, your thirds or your halves,
    The long and the tall of it,
    Rise and the fall of it,
    All of it, all of it, all.
Anyone know the whole song, music, who made it?


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Subject: Lyr Add: All of It
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 11:31 PM

All of It

1)        Oh, dear what's the matter they're row'in and squabble'in
There seems to be something a rye
For the last forty nights, they've been having a fight
And we always can hear the same cry

Chorus: Give me all of it, all of it, not just a bit of it,
None of your quarters, your thirds, or your halves
For the long and the tall, and the rise and the fall of it
All of it, all of it, all.

2) The Priest at the alter was noticed to falter
And he seemed to be weak at the knees
When the Deacon poured drops of red wine from his cups
We could make out his virtuous pleas

3) The fiddler was play'in below in the kitchen
In the wee after hours that are best
When he left out a beat in the turn of the reel
And the dancers all stopped to request

4) The barman was spilling, and wiping and spilling
And the drinkers discussed this and that
When his thumb in the measure he aroused their displeasure
And he brought this response from one pat.

5) Now I've not the gumption nor hard neck to finish
This songs nothing less than obscene
But I trust your good taste, and I know you won't waste
Yours and mine precious time if you scream


Wouldn't let me copy the address......it's the html page of an Adobe Acrobat page.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL OF IT (Garry Ó Briain)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 11:32 PM

Would this be it? Found at http://www.3pintsgone.com/lyrics/Moose%20&%20Men/All%20Of%20It.doc

All of It

Oh, dear, what's the matter? They're rowin' and squabblin'.
There seems to be something awry.
For the last forty nights, they've been having a fight,
And we always can hear the same cry:

CHORUS: Give me all of it, all of it, not just a bit of it,
None of your quarters, your thirds, or your halves,
For the long and the tall, and the rise and the fall of it
All of it, all of it, all.

The Priest at the altar was noticed to falter
And he seemed to be weak at the knees
When the Deacon poured drops of red wine from his cups
We could make out his virtuous pleas

The fiddler was playin' below in the kitchen
In the wee after hours that are best
When he left out a beat in the turn of the reel
And the dancers all stopped to request

The barman was spilling, and wiping and spilling
And the drinkers discussed this and that
When his thumb in the measure he aroused their displeasure
And he brought this response from one pat.

Now I've not the gumption nor hard neck to finish
This song's nothing less than obscene
But I trust your good taste, and I know you won't waste
Yours and my precious time if you scream


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All of It
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 11:32 PM

Beat you by 1 minute George, but you managed to copy the address.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All of It
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 11:41 PM

That's because I fixed the spelling & apostrophe placements.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All of It
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 11:50 PM

Hey, dudes, use George's Add and take mine out. Please and thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All of It
From: Celtaddict
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 12:04 AM

That is it! Thanks! Quibbling with the site's transcriber, surely the second line ends "awry" as in something wrong.
She sings the verses in a different order, fiddler, barman, waitress (who is not here), priest, then the couple last, with the opening line of their verse something about the neighbors, upstairs perhaps.
Do either of you helpful folk know who wrote it or when?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All of It
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 12:16 AM

Sorry, haven't located it yet.

Methinks you're right about that awry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All of It
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 12:25 AM

No clues at all, CA.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All of It
From: GUEST,Betsy McGovern
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 07:46 PM

I don't know if anyone is still looking for this. I am astounded to see my own name! I learned the song from a Skylark album, and the reason you couldn't find that verse about the waitress was that I made it up to encourage our customers to tip the waitstaff in O'Flaherty's. So here is what we used to sing:
The barmaid was filling and wiping and spilling
While the drinkers all guzzled and sipped
When the man paid his check and he took back his change
She had this response to his tip.
Give me all of it, all of it, etc.

This is so funny. In my "old age" I have been trying to record the lyrics of my repertoire because sometimes I forget them!! So, I don't know if anyone cares 7 years later, but there it is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All of It
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 08:56 PM

Now all I need is the tune !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All of It
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 08:12 AM

Skylark recorded ALL OF IT on their album "All of It" (Green Linnet CD 3046, 1979). It is credited to Garry Ó Briain. You can hear a short sample on this page.

(There have been several bands named Skylark, and several songs called ALL OF IT. I think even Allmusic.com has its history somewhat confused, and has attributed some albums to the wrong 'Skylark.')

A band called Wild Mountain Thyme recorded Ó Briain's ALL OF IT on their album "Of Moose and Men" (Orchard CD 800653, 2001). You can hear a sample on this page.

David Munnelly, Helen Flaherty, and Philip Masure—calling themselves simply Munnelly Flaherty Masure—recorded Ó Briain's ALL OF IT on their album "Whenever" (Music & Words CD 4057, 2010). You can hear a sample on this page.


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