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Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens
From: GUEST,walt
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 03:43 PM

I'm looking for lyrics to a song called Maggie Pickens which I think was on an album by Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy...

I remember a few words:
Maggie Pickens had a cow
Black and White about the brow

I've searched the web and found nothing so would be most thankful for any help.
Walt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 04:24 PM

Well, there is Katie Bairdie had a coo(cow),
black and white around the moo(mouth)...found Maggie Pickens tune, but no lyrics yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 06:15 PM

Paddy Tunney sang it; it's essentially the same song, and evidently of Scottish origin, though known in Ireland since at least the 1940s both as a song and a dance tune (Molly Picking on the Shore and so on). You'll find Katie Beardie in the DT.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MAGGIE PICKENS (Paddy Tunney)
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 03:37 PM

I've found these. The lyrics are credited to Tunney.
^^
MAGGIE PICKENS

Maggie Pickens on the wall
Maggie Pickens very tall
Maggie Picken goin to fall
Maggie Pickens dancin

Maggie Pickens had a coo
Black and white abeen the brow
Open the gates and let her through
Maggie Pickens' ain coo

Maggie Pickens at Kilmore
Gatherin cockles by the score
She lifted her leg and let a roar
--What the devil ails you?

Maggie Pickens at Kilmore
She had daughters twenty-four
Wishes she could have some more
A row dil dootle deil dum

My mother sent me to the well
I missed my foot and in I fell
She really should have gone herself
What the devil ails you?

My mother sent me to the burn
With the scrubber and a churn
I fell in, was nearly drouned
A row dil dee dil dootle dum


Eugene


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 05:38 PM

Ah yes, Nathan D Rose's website. I was forgetting that he had recorded Paddy. The song appears on Paddy's The Wild Bees' Nest, which I have on a tape somewhere or other; I don't recall if he sings the full text that Nathan got, though. You can see from the lyric quoted that it's a variant of Katie Beardie / Whistle o'er the Lave o't.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 09:04 PM

Yes, the lyrics came from Nathan D Rose's website. I don't know the song so cannot comment on whether it's the full version or not.

Eugene


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens
From: GUEST,nugent
Date: 29 Apr 07 - 02:17 AM

Judy Davis sings this song in the movie "My Brilliant Career".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens
From: Jim Lad
Date: 29 Apr 07 - 02:49 AM

Tommy Makem did a version in the later years. One of his Makem & Clancy albums. The Makem & Clancy Collection, something like that!
The cassette was white & the label was orange. That's how I found it in the Civic, the Subaru, the first Tempo... & so on, for close to twenty years.
Grin!
Jim.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 10:51 PM

The lyrics posted here a re different from the ones that Tommy and Liam sang. They had the first verse, cut I can't make out the rest of the verses: Something about a coat and hay. Help, anybody??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 11:43 PM

This is what I can make out from just listening to the Makem Clancy version:

Maggie Pickens Bought a coat hairy tail and hairy troat [?????]
Brought her home in Murphy's boat
Maggie Pickens churnin'
Magie Pickens ???
??????? Murphy's hay
Maggie ????

Maggie Pickens had a duck
Had the very worst of luck
Tried to swim but didn't ??
Maggie Pickens laughin'
Maggie Pickens bought a drake
Put him out upon the lake
The duck she followed in his wake
Maggie's standin next't'm

Maggie Pickens ???
Started at the harvest dance
She thought she'd never have a chance
Maggie Pickens courtin'
Maggie Pickens always said
She didn't think she'd ever wed
She's in love with Little Ted
Maggie's gettin' wed Ted

Any corrections or real lyrics would be very helpful. :)

♣Iona


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 04:26 PM

........by the way, the question marks are where I couldn't discern the words.
You probably figured that out. ;)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: Noreen
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 04:57 PM

First line is likely goat (not coat) and troat=throat.

Hope someone else has a copy to listen to and decipher :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: Noreen
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 05:07 PM

From the short clip available at Amazon, I can make out:

Maggie Pickens bought a goat hairy tail and hairy throat
Brought her home in Murphy's boat
Maggie Pickens churnin'
Maggie Pickens' goat one day
it got into
Murphy's hay
Maggie had the bill to pay
Maggie sold her boat


Maggie Pickens had a duck
Had the very worst of luck
Tried to swim but it got stuck
Maggie Pickens laughin'
Maggie Pickens bought a drake
Put him out upon the lake
duck she followed in his wake
Maggie's standin next't'm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: Noreen
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 05:10 PM

Ah, more likely to be Maggie sold her goat !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 10:07 PM

Ahhhh, thank you so very much Noreen! That surely makes more sense than what I got.

If anybody wants a copy of the song, email me at DollyMadisonEtsy [at!] Gmail {dot!} com. I'll send it to you.

:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 11:52 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 06:36 PM

Refresh again ;)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maggie Pickens (Paddy Tunney)
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 10:44 PM

I have it *almost* pieced together. Some words may stil be wrong. I'm sure someone on Liam Clancy's messageboard could help, but the site is down at the moment. :( Thanks again, Noreen, for the help!

Maggie Pickens on the wall
Maggie Pickens very tall
Maggie Picken goin to fall
Maggie Pickens dancin

Maggie Pickens had a cow
Black and white about the brow
Open the gate and let her through
Maggie Pickens' ain cow

Maggie Pickens bought a goat hairy tail and hairy throat
Brought her home in Murphy's boat
Maggie Pickens churnin'
Maggie Pickens' goat one day
it got into Murphy's hay
Maggie had the bill to pay
Maggie sold her _____ goat

Maggie Pickens had a duck
Had the very worst of luck
Tried to swim but it got stuck
Maggie Pickens laughin'
Maggie Pickens bought a drake
Put him out upon the lake
duck she followed in his wake
Maggie's standin next't'm

Maggie Pickens big romance
Started at the harvest dance
Didn't think she'd have a chance
Maggie Picken's courtin'
Maggie Pickens always said
She didn't think she'd ever wed
She's in love with Little Ted
Maggie's getting wed Ted (?)


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