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Lyr/Tune Req: Plastic Paddy (Eric Bogle)

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Benjamin Bodhránaí 13 Nov 98 - 06:50 PM
GUEST 15 Feb 06 - 04:36 PM
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Subject: LYR & MUS REQ: Plastic Paddy
From: Benjamin Bodhránaí
Date: 13 Nov 98 - 06:50 PM

Hi all,

I was listening to our public broadcaster during a nightshift when they just stick on a stack of CD's and leave them, and a song came on Which I presume was called plastic paddy. Having had a bit of a search around I am now thinking it could Eric Bogle's plastic Paddy from his Mirrors album, but having never heard that I don't know. The song had a definite Australian flavour so this makes sense ( yes I know he's Scottish really!!!)

Anyway the song starts

He's just a plastic Paddy in a plastic Paddy Pub Singing Plastic Paddy Songs

and the in finishes along the lines of

And you're thinking as push your way to the door - Where are you when we need you Christy Moore

Anyone help on this?

Cheers all

BB


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Subject: chords for any
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 04:36 PM

i have tryed to get eric bogle song book one and two for years. still nothing


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Subject: Lyr Add: PLASTIC PADDY (Eric Bogle)
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 05:09 PM

Here ya go...

PLASTIC PADDY
-Eric Bogle

Hup! dee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee dah
Hup! dee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee dah
Hup! dee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee dah
Hup! dee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee dah
He's just a plastic Paddy, singin' plastic Paddy songs
In a plastic Paddy pub that they call The Blarney Stone.
There's plastic shamrocks everywhere. there's Guinness and green beer
And a sign in Gaelic above the bar which says "God Bless All Here".

His guitar sounds like a wardrobe, and it's out of tune at that.
His singin' voice it ranges from A sharp to A flat.
He's just desecrated "The Holy Ground", ripped apart "Black Velvet Band",
Sang "Seven Nights Drunk" and now he's sunk "The Irish Rover" with all hands.
'Cause he's just a plastic Paddy, singin' plastic Paddy songs
In a plastic Paddy pub that they call The Blarney Stone.
The publican's a proddy Scot by the name of McIntyre
Who does not allow collections for the men behind the wire.

He's done awful things to "Molly Malone" and "The Fair Rose of Tralee".
He's murdered "Carrickfergus" and poor old "Mother Machree".
He's just thrashed his way through "Galway Bay" and "The Wild Irish Rose",
And if he starts singing "Danny Boy", I'm gonna punch him in the nose!
He's just a plastic Paddy, singin' plastic Paddy songs
In a plastic Paddy pub that they call The Blarney Stone.
There's Aer Lingus posters everywhere showing pretty Irish scenes,
All peaceful and idyllic, and very bloody green!

"When Irish Eyes are Smiling" and "The Mountains of Mourne"
In his search for Celtic cliché he has left no stone unturned.
'Til he embarks upon "The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls"
Accompanying himself on the bodhrán, which takes a lot of—courage.
'Cause he's just a plastic Paddy, singin' plastic Paddy songs
In a plastic Paddy pub that they call The Blarney Stone.
Now he's just sung in his mother tongue, the ancient Irish Erse
And cleared the pub completely by the forty-second verse!

'Cause he's just a plastic Paddy, singin' plastic Paddy songs.
He's started singin' "Danny Boy", so it's time that I was gone.
And just one thought comes to my mind, as I stagger through the door"
Where are you when we need you, Christy Moore?
Where are you when we need you, Christy Moore?

*************
Note: Christy Moore is a popular folk singer in the UK and Europe, but probably not well known in the US.

Corrections from later posts have been incorporated into this one. --JoeClone, 22-Feb-06.


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Subject: RE: LYR & MUS REQ: Plastic Paddy
From: Big Mick
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 06:54 PM

What circles do you run in?????? Christy Moore not well known in the US????????? He is well known here as befits a singer of his stature. Legendary comes to mind.

Mick


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Subject: RE: LYR & MUS REQ: Plastic Paddy
From: michaelr
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 07:03 PM

Some problems in the third verse. Should be "Tara's halls", not "terraced" LOL. And can anyone correct this:
"In a central Celtic chich, the man has left no stone unturned"

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: LYR & MUS REQ: Plastic Paddy
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 07:11 PM

Sang some nights drunk = Sang "Seven Nights Drunk"

"The Farrows of Tralee" = Fair Rose of Tralee?

"Carach Fergus" = Carrickfergus

In a central Celtic chich - your guess is probably better than mine


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Subject: RE: LYR & MUS REQ: Plastic Paddy
From: Big Mick
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 07:17 PM

That verse should read:

"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and "The Mountains of Mourne"
In his search for Celtic cliché he has left no stone unturned
Till he embarks upon "The Harp Once Through Tara's Halls"
Accompanying himself of the bodhrán which takes a lot of balls
He's just a plastic paddy, singing plastic paddy songs
In a plastic paddy pub that's called "The Blarney Stone"
He's just sung in his mother tongue, the ancient Irish Erse
And cleared the pub completely by the forty-second verse


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Subject: RE: LYR & MUS REQ: Plastic Paddy
From: gnomad
Date: 16 Feb 06 - 04:52 AM

Eric Bogle Official Website gives the "misheard" lyrics just as in Sorcha's post, though I would agree with the various previous posters as to which songs poor PP is attempting.

The line about his "search for Celtic clich�", however, is as Big Mick has rendered it.

My take on this is that EB is trying to convey something of the horrors of PP's performance.


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Subject: RE: LYR & MUS REQ: Plastic Paddy
From: artbrooks
Date: 16 Feb 06 - 09:13 AM

From the liner notes to Singing the Spirit Home, CD#4: "The music goes a little haywire and is reminiscent of some of those early crazy Goon Show programmes."


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