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Chord Req: Seven Drunken Nights

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FIVE NIGHTS DRUNK (OUR GOODMAN)
SHICKERED AS HE COULD BE
THE TRAVELER(Our Goodman)


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Subject: Chrd Req: Seven Drunken Nights
From: Rob O
Date: 07 Sep 98 - 10:56 PM

Hey y'all,

A few months ago everyone was kind enough to provide me with many many colourfull verses to this jaunty little tune. Might anyone have the chords to go with it. I've sung it straight without guitar accomp, but would like to add it since my singing voice is a little lacking without something to help me find pitch.

Thanks

Rob


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Subject: Chords Add: SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS
From: Jerry Bryant
Date: 08 Sep 98 - 07:55 PM

Rob,

I do it in C, on concertina, using these chords:

The [C]very first night that I come home, so drunk I [G]could not [C]see

And [F] there was a horse in the [C]stable where [D7]my own horse should [G]be.

So I [C]says to my wife, my sweet little wife, "Please tell this [G]thing to [C]me.

[F]What's that horse in the [C]stable where [G]my own horse should [C]be?"

Whether this will fit your version I don't know. Good luck.

JB


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Subject: RE: Chrd Req: Seven Drunken Nights
From: Wildcare
Date: 08 Sep 98 - 09:26 PM

How interesting! My husband and I perform a version of this called "5 Nights Drunk" at Renaissance Festivals. Do you still have the lyrics someone sent you? I'll ask him about the chords when he comes home.

Wildcare


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS
From: Rob O
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 11:40 PM

Well, I think they might be in the database, but here's what I usually sing:

When I came home on Monday night as drunk as drunk can be,
I saw a horse out side me door where mine own horse should be.
SO I called to my wife and I says to her, "Would you kindly tell to me:
Who owns that horse out side me door where mine horse should be?"
She says, "You're drunk, you're drunk, you silly old fool, and still you cannot see.
That's a lovely sow that me mother sent to me."
Well, many's the day I've traveled, 100 miles or more,
But a saddle on sow sure I never saw before.

Tuesday:
A coat behind the door,
..It's a woolly blanket that..
..but buttons on a blanket..

Wed:

A pipe upon the chair,
... it's a tin whistle
... but tobacca in a tin whistle

Thurs

Two boots beneath the bed
... two geranium pots ...
... but geranium pots with laces...

Fri

A head upon the bed
... a baby boy ...
... a baby boy with his whiskers on...

Sat

A man running out me door with his pants about his knees
... the tax collector that the King sent to me...
... an Englishman who could last past ten.

I know that makes 6 nights, but the other 2 are pretty raunchy and I usually don't perform them. Hope you can decipher my notation here. I didn't want to type them all the way out.

Thanks for looking into this for me.

Rob


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Subject: Chords Add: SEVEN NIGHTS DRUNK
From: Roger Himler
Date: 10 Sep 98 - 10:22 PM

Rob,

Here are the chords I use. It's a bit different than the concertina version given above.

[C]Now I came home the other night, drunk as I could be; [F]Found a horse [C]in the stable where [G]my horse ought to [C]be.

Oh, come my wife, my pretty little wife, explain this thing to me How come that [F]horse in the [C]stable where [G]my horse ought to [C]be.

You [F]blind fool, you [C]drunken fool, [G]can't you never [C]see? [F]That's only a [C]milk cow my [G]granny sent to [C]me.

I've traveled this wide world over, a [F]hundred miles or [C]more, But a [F]saddle on a [C]milk cow I [G]never did see be[C]fore.

Enjoy the song!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Chrd Req: Seven Drunken Nights
From: Jerry
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 12:01 AM

For you history fans, supposedly a Scots version of this song, called "Hame Came Our Guidman at E'en" was a favorite of Benjamin Franklin's. It's got verses, among others, about a "muckle coat" and a sword (which the wife passes off as a spurtle).

JB


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Subject: Seven Days Drunk or Drunk AS drunk Can B
From: GUEST,Loknrock@aol.com
Date: 08 May 00 - 09:52 AM

I have been tring to locate a song I heard a few years ago about a man who comes hame 7 days and finds another mans things in the places where the drunk man puts his and his wife tells him that these things where giving to her by her father and mother.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Seven Days Drunk or Drunk AS
From: GUEST,me
Date: 08 May 00 - 09:57 AM

as i came home so drunk i couldn't see-o there i saw a horse where no horse should be-o i says to me wife, tell this to me-o why is ther a horse where no horse should be-o

ye old fool, ye silly fool can't you plainly see-o tis nothing but a milk cow me mother sent to me-o long have i traveled, a thousand miles or more-o a saddle on a milk cow, i've never seen before-o

and four days drunk, i think he was

boots to flowerpot hat to chamberpot man to baby


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Seven Days Drunk or Drunk AS
From: GMT
Date: 08 May 00 - 11:07 AM

Guest Locknrock



Seven Drunken Nights

[C]As I went home in Monday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I [F]saw a horse outside the door where [C]my old [F]horse should be.
Well, I [C]called my wife and I said to her: Will you [F]kindly tell to me,
Who [C]owns that horse outside the d[F]oor where [G7]my old horse should [C]be?

Are you [C]drunk, you drunk, you silly old fool? Still you cannot see,
That's the lovely sow that my [F]mother had [G7]given to [C]me.
Well, it's [C]many a-day I travelled, a hundred miles and more,
but a sattle on a sow sure I [G7]never saw be[C]fore.


As I went home on Tuesday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a coat behind the door, where my old coat should be.
Well, I called my wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that coat behind the door where my old coat should be?

Are you drunk, you drunk, you silly old fool? Still you cannot see,
That's the woolen blanket that my mother had given to me.
Well, it's many a-day I travelled, a hundred miles and more,
But buttons in a blanket sure I never saw before.


As I went home on Wednesday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a pip upon the chair, where my old pipe should be.
Well, I called my wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that pipe upon the chair where my old pipe should be?

Are you drunk, you drunk, you silly old fool? Still you cannot see,
That's a lovely tin whistle that my mother had given to me.
Well, it's many a-day I travelled, a hundred miles and more,
But tobacco in a tin whistle sure I never saw before.


As I went home on Thursday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw two boots beneath the bed, where my old boots should be.
Well, I called my wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that boots beneath the bed where my old boots should be?

Are you drunk, you drunk, you silly old fool? Still you cannot see,
That's the geraniene pots that my mother had given to me.
Well, it's many a-day I travelled, a hundred miles and more,
But laces in a gernaniene pot sure I never saw before.


As I went home on Friday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a head upon the bed, where my old head should be.
Well, I called my wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that head upon the bed where my old head should be?

Are you drunk, you drunk, you silly old fool? Still you cannot see,
That's a lovely baby-boy that my mother had given to me.
Well, it's many a-day I travelled, a hundred miles and more,
But a baby and his whiskers sure I never saw before.


As I went home on Saturday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw two hands upon her breasts, where my two hands should be.
Well, I called my wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that hands upon your breasts where my two hands should be?

Are you drunk, you drunk, you silly old fool? Still you cannot see,
That's a lovely new night-gown that my mother had given to me.
Well, it's many a-day I travelled, a hundred miles and more,
But fingers in a night-gown sure I never saw before.


As I went home on Sunday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a thing in her thing, where my old thing should be.
Well, I called my wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that thing in your thing where my old thing should be?

Are you drunk, you drunk, you silly old fool? Still you cannot see,
That's that lovely tin whistle that my mother had given to me.
Well, it's many a-day I travelled, a hundred miles and more,
But hair on a tin whistle sure I never saw before.

Phew !! Hope this is what you are after.

Cheers Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Seven Days Drunk or Drunk AS
From: Marion
Date: 08 May 00 - 12:48 PM

A variation for Friday night that I've seen is:

I saw two heads upon the bed where my two heads should be...

I like this line - I think it captures the hero's level of intoxication quite well!

Marion


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Seven Days Drunk or Drunk AS
From: Marion
Date: 08 May 00 - 12:50 PM

I also heard a band play a version of this where they would stop the instruments in the middle of each verse and yell, "Hey, wife!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Seven Days Drunk or Drunk AS
From: simon-pierre
Date: 08 May 00 - 01:01 PM

Another thread about this one:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=7291&messages=47

You'll find many variations.
SP


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Subject: seven drunken nights
From: GUEST,vicarsbike
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 12:35 PM

hello there.....

hope somebody can help me here.

i'm after the chords & the last two verses of "seven drunken nights"

don't know the author, but the Dubliners have done it a few times

cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: MMario
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 12:44 PM

if you put the words drunken nights into the forum Digital tradition search box on the main forum page and then click the "go" button you will find various discussions and versions of this.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS
From: Fiddlin' Sid
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 12:45 PM

Don't know the source, but here is the rarely heard 6th night verse.

Be careful where you sing them, but I guarantee, in the right venue you'll get the whole crowd listening!

Well, I came home on Saturday night as drunk as drunk could be.
I saw a tool inside the bed where my old tool should be.
I called my wife and I said to her, "Will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that tool inside the bed where my old tool should be?"
"Well, you're drunk, you're drunk, you silly old fool, and still you cannot see.
That's a lovely vibrator that my mother sent to me."
It's many the day I've travelled, a hundred miles or more,
But a vibrator with a foreskin on I've never seen before!

If anyone really wants the 7th night, just let me know!

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 9-Aug-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: GUEST,vicarsbike
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 12:47 PM

nice one dom,

trust me, i'll get away with this in the place we're playing.....

if you have the seventh verse, i'd be very grateful....


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: UB Ed
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 12:48 PM

Check these out:

Click here

Click here

We only sing six verses.

Ed


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS
From: Fiddlin' Sid
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 12:53 PM

Here goes,

Well, I came home on a Sunday night as drunk as drunk can be.
I saw two balls inside the bed where my old balls should be.
I called my wife and I said to her, "Will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns these balls inside the bed where my old balls should be?"
"Well, you're drunk, you're drunk, you silly old fool, and still you cannot see.
They're two lovely golf balls that my mother sent to me."
It's many the day I've travelled, a hundred miles or more,
So I got my bloody golf club and I whacked them out the door!

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 9-Aug-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: GUEST,vicarsbike
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 01:09 PM

thanks very much indeed....

i think i'll use dom's version, which sounds as near to the one i've heard before.

nice one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 01:41 PM

Dom, quit drinking


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 01:50 PM

I've traveled this world over, heard many versions of this song, but never heard one like Dom's before


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: GUEST,vicarsbike
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 01:55 PM

i've heard it performed by a band in halifax, w. yorks, and this is the nearest thing to it i could find....

phil.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 01:57 PM

There's a zillion different verses to this, aren't there? I've heard (or read) probably about 8 or 9, but never more than about 5 in one particular "version".

My favorite verse is the one about the Stetson chamber pot.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 06:17 PM

For the oldest known version (c 1776) and its 18th century traditional tune see "Our Goodman" in the Scarce Songs 2 file on my website. www.erols.com/olsonw


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 07:08 PM

I got slapped singing that song in Portsmouth with a few lads from HMS Ark Royal. Good days those were. Neil


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: Fiddlin' Sid
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 04:11 AM

You probably enjoyed it....'The only traditions of the royal navy are rum,sodomy and the lash'-Winston Churchill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 09:25 PM

Dom: Being a Yankee, I was glad it was a barmaid and not the landlord of the pub. Her friend weasn't nearly as vicious about our choice of song. Kindest reguards, NEil


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAME CAME OUR GUDEMAN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Sep 10 - 11:32 AM

This is the oldest version I could find. There's no spurtle, the coat isn't muckle, and the spelling is "gudeman," not "guidman," but it's the best I could do. Funny, this version hasn't been posted at Mudcat before.

From A Pilgrimage to the Land of Burns by Hew Ainslie (Deptford: Printed for the author, 1822), page 117:

[I have boldfaced the words that change from verse to verse.]


HAME CAME OUR GUDEMAN.

1. Hame came our gudeman at e'en
  An' hame came he,
An' he saw a horse
  Whare nae horse sou'd be.
How came this horse here,
  An' how came he?
How came this horse here,
  Without the leave o' me?
A horse quo' she!
  Aye a horse quo' he.
Ye auld blin doited carle
  It's blin'er may ye be;
It's but a milk cow
  My mither sent to me
A cow quo' he!
  Aye a cow quo' she.
It's far hae I ridden
  An' farer hae I gane;
But a saddle on a cow's back
  Saw I ne'er nane.

2. Hame came our gudeman at e'en
  An' hame came he,
An' he saw a pair o' boots
  Whare nae boots sou'd be.
How came thir boots here,
  An' how may it be?
How came thir boots here,
  Without the leave o' me?
Boots quo' she!
  Aye boots quo' he.
Ye auld blin doited carle
  It's blin'er may ye be;
It's but a pair o' water stoups
  My mither sent to me
Stoups quo' he!
  Aye stoups quo' she.
It's far hae I ridden
  An' farer hae I gane;
But siller spurs on water stoups
  Saw I ne'er nane.

3. Hame came our gudeman at e'en
  An' hame came he,
An' he saw a big coat
  Whare nae coat sou'd be.
How came this coat here,
  An' how may it be?
How came this coat here,
  Without the leave o' me?
A coat quo' she!
  Aye a coat quo' he.
Ye auld blin doited carle
  It's blin'er may ye be;
It's but a pair o' blankets
  My mither sent to me
Blankets quo' he!
  Aye blankets quo' she.
It's far hae I ridden
  An' farer hae I gane;
But buttons upon blankets
  Saw I ne'er nane.

4. Hame came our gudeman at e'en
  An' hame came he,
An' he saw a man's wig
  Whare nae wig sou'd be.
How came this wig here,
  An' how may it be?
How came a wig here,
  Without the leave o' me?
A wig quo' she!
  Aye a wig quo' he.
Ye auld blin doited carle
  It's blin'er may ye be;
It's but a clockin' hen
  My mither sent to me
A hen quo' he!
  Aye a hen quo' she.
It's far hae I ridden
  An' farer hae I gane;
But powder on a clockin' hen
  Saw I ne'er nane.

5. Hame came our gudeman at e'en
  An' hame came he,
An' he saw a man
  Whare nae man sou'd be.
How came this man here,
  An' how came he?
How came this man here,
  Without the leave o' me?
A man quo' she!
  Aye a man quo' he.
Ye auld blin doited carle
  It's blin'er may ye be;
It's but a milk maid
  My mither sent to me
A maid quo' he!
  Aye a maid quo' she.
It's far hae I ridden
  An' farer hae I gane;
But a black-bearded milk maid
  Saw I ne'er nane.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: GUEST,Turtle
Date: 16 Mar 12 - 06:54 AM

As I came home one Sunday Night, as drunk as drunk could be...
I saw a man run out the back at quarter after three...
So I calls me wife and I says to her, will you kindly tell to me
Who was that man runnin out the back at quarter after three
Ahhh, you're drunk you're drunk you silly old fool
So drunk you cannot see, that was the tax man sent by the queen
Well many a night I travelled, a hundred miles or more,
But an Englishman that could last 'till three I've never seen before.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: seven drunken nights
From: GUEST,exasperated
Date: 16 Mar 12 - 08:00 AM

has any one got the chords that was requested?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seven Drunken Nights
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Mar 12 - 04:07 AM

Hi, exasperated -
We have too darn many threads on this song, so the chords got lost. I combined all the chords threads, so now you'll see some above. Hope that helps.

-Joe Offer, Mudcat Archivist-


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