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Lyr Req: Typical Irishman (from Leo McCaffrey)

cleod 18 Oct 98 - 03:42 AM
Joe Offer 18 Oct 98 - 03:55 AM
cleod 18 Oct 98 - 04:04 AM
alison 18 Oct 98 - 06:24 AM
cleod 18 Oct 98 - 12:28 PM
GUEST 07 Oct 09 - 09:14 PM
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Subject: Typical Irishman - lyrics?
From: cleod
Date: 18 Oct 98 - 03:42 AM

I just got this cd called Ireland's Greatest Hits and I can't quite understand a few words. Here's the lyrics as I hear 'em -- the words with ? beside them are the ones I'm not sure of --> help!

Typical Irishman (sung by Leo McCaffrey)

1st stanza:
Twenty years ago today I left old Erin's shore
I came over to America as thousands did before
Old Ireland was too small for me so away from home I ran
And I come from the county Kerry I'm a typical Irishman

Chorus:
Tralee, sweet Tralee oh? the town that sheltered me
Since I was a little boy upon my mother's knee
I love the land where I was born and I love the famous dan?
And I come from the county Kerry, I'm a typical Irishman

2nd stanza:
The steamer I came over in, it anchored in New York
Some of the boys from home were there and some from the county Cork
I made my way to old Broadway with some friends of the famous dan?
And I come from the county Kerry, I'm a typical Irishman

Chorus

3rd stanza:
There was Sullivan, Minehan?, Moyna?, Big Hat Brennan and O'Keefe
Some of them came from Dingle and McGillicuddy's? Reef
Rory Shae?, O'Connor too, and the mighty Brosnahan?
All of them from Kerry and the typical Irishman

Chorus

4th stanza:
We sat around the table and they passed around the eats
Everyone was welcome and the cops came in to tea
They shattered up the music 'twas then the fun began
I enjoyed myself immensely like a typical Irishman

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Typical Irishman - lyrics?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Oct 98 - 03:55 AM

I see you've alread been to the Dear Old Donegal thread, cleod. Is it basically the same song? There are a lot of similarities in the lyrics.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Typical Irishman - lyrics?
From: cleod
Date: 18 Oct 98 - 04:04 AM

nope, it's not the same song, but it is on the same cd I got :) But I've noticed that this is a style of song the Irish just can't get enough of...

cleod


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Subject: RE: Typical Irishman - lyrics?
From: alison
Date: 18 Oct 98 - 06:24 AM

Hi,

Verse 3 it is McGillicuddy's Reeks. It's a group of mountains in Co Kerry... near Killarney (bottom left hand corner of Ireland.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Typical Irishman - lyrics?
From: cleod
Date: 18 Oct 98 - 12:28 PM

thanks alison!

cleod :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Typical Irishman (from Leo McCaffrey)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 09:14 PM

it's "mighty Bresnahan" and depending on who you ask, it refers to an irish boxer named james bresnahan, or his wife anna for putting up with him.


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