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Lyr Req: Hey Ronnie Reagan (from Christy Moore)


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05 Feb 97 - 01:45 AM
Bo Vandenberg 05 Feb 97 - 01:48 AM
Bobby O'Brien 06 Feb 97 - 07:13 AM
dick greenhaus 06 Feb 97 - 09:31 PM
Bo Vandenberg 07 Feb 97 - 09:50 AM
GUEST,Sean 23 May 09 - 04:05 PM
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Subject: lyr Christy Moore Reagan Song
Date: 05 Feb 97 - 01:45 AM

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Subject: RE: lyr. Christy Moore Reagan Song
From: Bo Vandenberg
Date: 05 Feb 97 - 01:48 AM

Dont know what happened to last post?

I heard this song by Christy Moore in concert and wonder if anyone knows all the words.

The chorus went"

Hey Ronald Reagan I'm black and I'm Pagan I'm Gay and I'm Left and I'm free I'm an unfundamentalist, Environmentalist Hey buddy, dont bother me.

anyone else know more of the words? Please?

Thanx for reading and any help. BO

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Subject: Lyr Add: WELCOME MR. REAGAN
From: Bobby O'Brien
Date: 06 Feb 97 - 07:13 AM

After President and Mrs. Reagan's trip to Ballyporeen, County Tipperary, Ireland, several songs were recorded their visit, including this Christy Moore song.

However, my personal favourite is "WELCOME MR. REAGAN" set to the air of "Come Back Home to Erin".

Some of the words are hysterical:

We know we've nothing fancy here like you have in Washington.
It's a good old Irish welcome with lots of Irish fun.

You won't find any limousines or Cadillac Sevilles.
Them Yankee cars would never make it up those Galway Hills.

We know that you and Nancy wouldn't want to be apart,
So we're gonna let you ride together in the ass and cart.

The 45, which was never released on an album, is on the now defunct Prime Records label out of Long Island. Irish drummer Johnny Butler, Jr. who has played with the Martin Flynn Irish Band, among others, can frequently be found in East Durham NY (the 33rd county of Ireland) during the summer months, gigging between resorts. He owned Prime Records and might possibly have copies left.

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From: dick greenhaus
Date: 06 Feb 97 - 09:31 PM

(Words, John Maguire; music, Karl Byrne and Tony Walsh)

I remember the show twenty-one years ago
When John Kennedy paid us a visit,
Now the world's rearranged--not improved, only changed--
But our heart's in the same place--or is it?

CHORUS: Hey Ronnie Reagan, I'm black and I'm pagan
I'm gay and I'm left and I'm free.
I'm a non-fundamentalist environmentalist
Please don't bother me.

You're so cool, playing poker with death as the joker
You've nerve, but you don't reassure us.
With those paranoid vistas of mad Sandinistas
Are you really defending Honduras?
You'll be wearing the green down at Ballyporeen
The town of the little potato
Put your arms around Garret and dangle your carrot
But you'll never get me to join NATO

Do you share my impression the world's in recession
There's rather too much unemployment?
Still with Pershing and Cruise we'll have nothing to lose
But millions in missile deployment.
We can dig shelter holes when we've bartered our souls
For security then we can shovel
While the myth of our dreams turns to nightmares, it seems
From the White House straight back to the hovel.

Since the Irish dimension has won your attention
I ask myself just what's your game
Do your eyes share the tears of our last fifteen years
Or is that just a vote-catcher's gleam?
Your dollars may beckon, but I think we should reckon
The cost of accepting your gold.
If we join your alliance, what price our defiance
What's left if our freedom is sold?

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Subject: RE: lyr. Christy Moore Reagan Song
From: Bo Vandenberg
Date: 07 Feb 97 - 09:50 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I've only heard it once but I liked it so much I've kicked myself for not remembering the words. The self hate and madness can finally end! :)

Thanx all esp. DG.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hey Ronnie Reagan (from Christy Moore)
From: GUEST,Sean
Date: 23 May 09 - 04:05 PM

Anyone have the chords to Hey Ronnie Reagan? Love the song, and I want to start playing it!

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