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Lyr Req: song about 'a goat becoming a bodhran' ?

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Subject: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: GUEST,Jody Conrad
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 12:00 PM

I saw a performance by an Irish chap last year in Chester Nova Scotia. His name escapes me, but he played a tune on the bodrahn telling the story of a goat becoming a bodrahn. The song was written from the perspective of the goat (poor fella).

Anyone heard of it or know where I could get the tune/ lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 12:07 PM

I've found the name of the song, "When I Grow Up," but evidently you are not the only one who is having trouble identifyiong the performer! I found the following request on this page:

"We have received the lyrics for "When I Grow Up", a song about a goat who desires to become a bodhran when he passes on. Unfortunately, we as yet have not been able to determine authorship of the lyrics and/or song and consequently do not have permission to reproduce them on The Bodhrán Page. If you are the author of the lyrics for "When I Grow Up", or if you can put us in touch with the author, please contact us."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 12:37 PM

Oh! I am SUCH and idiot! It's in the DT...look for "Bodhran Song" in the lyrics and knowledge search box above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 01:44 PM

Brian O'Rourke wrote it - amongst many other great songs. I think I posted details some time ago - haven't time to check it out.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 02:51 PM

Tim Dennehy recorded it http://www.sceilig.com/

Fred McCormick of Liverpool also wrote the Bodhran's reply.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 03:56 PM

It's in the DIgital Tradition HERE .

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:46 AM

Following this thread around the web for a few minutes I found refrence to a song by Four Men and a Dog called Moron with a Bodhran.

Anyone know it?

It does not seem to be in DT.

Dave
www.collectorsfolk.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:40 PM

Moron with a Bodhran is named Wrap it Up by Neil Johnson and Arty McGlynn and is on a CD called Barking Mad by Four Men and a Dog.
On the Topic label cd no TSCD461 ...........it's good too !
Arty McGlynn guests on the CD too

There you go

Raggy


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Subject: Lyr Add: WRAP IT UP / MORON WITH A BODHRÁN
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:14 PM

From http://www.ceolas.org/instruments/bodhran/wrap.shtml

Wrap it Up
Words by Neil Johnston, Music by Arty McGlynn.

Now listen you people
Better take this down:
I'm the Bodhrán player
And I'm back in town.
It's me lays down the rhythm
For the diddely I dil dee
Ain't no Flashy Fiddlers
Any good without me!
I can do it on the Bodhrán,
I can do it on the Bones;
Don't need a fancy drum-kit like
The Rolling Stones.
I'm a raker, I'm a shaker,
I make that white top hum:
The man who puts the Iddery in the
Skiddery I dil dum!
 
Skiddery I dil dum!
 
Just set up the liquor,
Make sure there's enough,
Then clear the decks for action
Let me strut my stuff.
 
Hear me talkin'?
Let's go walkin'!
 
Now the fiddle's fine and dandy,
It's the voice of Irish folk;
And if you've gotta banjo handy,
He can make the music smoke.
Throw in a melodeon --
You've gotta have a box --
and you've the makings of a session
But it isn't one the rocks
Till the goat skin hero
Hits it with his little rhythm stick:
I'm the man supplies the heartbeat,
I'm the dude that makes it tick!
 
He's the diddley dee director,
He's the dude that makes it tick!
 
Hear me talkin'?
Let's go walkin'!
 
At the pub and at the party,
I'm the session's heart and soul;
Hey, it's me who puts the backbone
Into Irish rock 'n' roll.
You can keep your fiddle player,
Your banjo pickin' man,
But the man who minds the goatskin
Is the leader of the band.
When I hear the reels a rollin'
Then it's time for me to start;
I'm the star of syncopation,
I'm the statesman of the art.
Watch the dancers how they dig it,
They say who's the heavy dude?
He's no moron on the Bodhran,
He's our Gino be goode!
So I'm giving you the message and
I've got it right perhaps:
The show is never over 'til the fat man raps!
 
You paying?
I'm staying.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:00 PM

Thanks folks.

Dave
www.collectorsfolk.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:36 PM

You're welcome, Dave. Enjoy now!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:02 PM

Ah but what about the tunes? I got the words of "when I grow up" some time ago, but no tune, so I just sing it to the tune of "All for me Grog" which is as good a 6/8 jig tune as any, and the words seem to scan. If anyone can do a midi of either this one or "Wrap it Up" I'd be eternally grateful, being one of they posers wi' a bodhran meself.
Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: GUEST,Jody Conrad
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 11:13 AM

Thanks everyone for your responses...
This has got to be the most active forum I have ever visited.

J.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: MMario
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 10:03 PM

Tatie Bogle - the tune is posted on the mudcat midi page - Bodrhan Song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics for 'a goat becoming a bodrahn' ?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for that MMario: I take it that's the tune for the first-mentioned Bodhran song and not the Gino Lupari (Wrap it Up) one?
Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song about 'a goat becoming a bodhran' ?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 10:58 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RUE01N1VK0&feature=related. Brian O'Rourke? Lyrics are on google, but are steadily evolving. I first heard this song in Lena's bar in Feakle county Clare.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song about 'a goat becoming a bodhran' ?
From: Young Buchan
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 11:28 AM

Back in the 70s Mike Henry used to sing this - note the third verse:

She came from the mountains, her stockings were black;
I'd like to be tickling the small of her back.
She came from the mountains, her stockings were white;
I'd like to be tightening her garters.

While walking the road to sweet Athy,
I saw an old petticoat hanging to dry;
So I took off my trousers and left them near by
To keep the old petticoat warm.

Paddy McCarthy, he had a fine goat.
He tied it up with a rope by the throat.
Along came some fellow and stole off its coat,
And now it's a bloody great bodhran.

I met a girl and she was quite fair.
Her only drawback was her surplus of hair.
She came from Athy in the County Kildare,
And she shaved before Mass every Sunday.

Maggie McCarthy she said unto me,
'I never will marry, no never,' said she.
But now she is happily married to me
And the mother of seventeen children.

Tune is approximately The Limerick Rake, with a chorus of mouth music.


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