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Lyr Req: Factory Girl (from Rita Connolly)

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FACTORY GIRL
LEWISTON FACTORY GIRL
NO MORE SHALL I WORK IN THE FACTORY
THE FACTORY GIRL


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GUEST 25 Feb 00 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,Philippa 26 Feb 00 - 04:59 AM
raredance 29 Feb 00 - 10:07 PM
Susanne (skw) 01 Mar 00 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,urs a swisspiper 03 Mar 00 - 03:19 PM
GUEST,Guest: WyoWoman in Chicago ... 28 Oct 00 - 12:45 AM
oombanjo 14 Apr 05 - 04:46 PM
Willa 14 Apr 05 - 04:54 PM
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GUEST,Barnacle 18 Apr 05 - 09:25 AM
GUEST,Declan 18 Apr 05 - 10:04 AM
Seaking 18 Apr 05 - 10:13 AM
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Brían 18 Apr 05 - 12:09 PM
Brían 18 Apr 05 - 10:51 PM
GUEST,Sheridan 17 Aug 10 - 05:02 PM
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Subject: Lyrics req: Factory Girl - Same old man
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 05:53 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics maybe score / chords also of the mentioned songs made famous by rita connolly. Thanks for any help!
swisspiper urs

Same Old Man thread (click)


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Subject: RE: lyrics req: Factory Girl - Same old man
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 04:59 AM

I know of a few 'Factory Girl' songs. If it's the Itish one sung by a wealthy man who is jilted by a factory girl although he offers her land and house and gold in great store, let me know and I'll type out the lyrics.
Rita Connolly sang the songs for Shaun Davey's "Brendan Suite" about the epic voyage of St Brendan.


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Subject: RE: lyrics req: Factory Girl - Same old man
From: raredance
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 10:07 PM

there is a song called "Lewiston Factory Girl" in the DT about working conditions in New England mills in the 1830's. I also have a related version called "The Factory Girl's Come All Ye". Could that be it?

rich r


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Subject: Lyr Add: FACTORY GIRL (from Rita Connolly)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 04:15 PM

Sorry, forgot half the request:

FACTORY GIRL
(Trad)

I ain't gonna work in the factory and greasy-up my clothes
I ain't gonna work in the factory and splinters in my toes
Pity me my darlin', pity me I say
Pity me my darlin', and carry my blues away

And I ain't gonna hear that old spinning wheel rollin' round in my head
When other girls is hard at work I'll be home in bed
Pity me my darlin', pity me I say
Pity me my darlin', and carry my blues away

Repeat 1

From the CD 'Rita Connolly' as well, sung as a medley with 'Same Old Man' (or whatever the correct titles may be).


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Subject: RE: lyrics req: Factory Girl - Same old man
From: GUEST,urs a swisspiper
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 03:19 PM

susann, thanks a lot!!!

urs


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Subject: RE: lyrics req: Factory Girl - Same old man
From: GUEST,Guest: WyoWoman in Chicago ...
Date: 28 Oct 00 - 12:45 AM

Refreshing this thread because my good friend just sang this song for me tonight and she had two more verses that she got off a Alan Lomax recording some years back.

No more shall I hear the drummer wheel,
Rollin o'er my head,
When other girls are home in bed.

No more shall I wear the old black dress
Greazy all around,
No mor shall I wear th old black bonnet
With holes poked through the crown.

ww


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Subject: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: oombanjo
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 04:46 PM

I have checked in the Advanced search for this with no joy, I heard it on an old tape with the second half of it being, Same Old Man Sitting at the Mill. It started.I don't wanna work in the factory and greesy up my clothes, I dont wanna work in the factory and splinters in my toes,pity me my darling, pity me I say, pity me my darling, and take my bluuuuuues away.and thats all I remember. Cheers Oombanjo.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FACTORY GIRL
From: Willa
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 04:54 PM

Here y'are John.
<3. (a) FACTORY GIRL (Trad. Arr. Connolly/Davey)

Well I ain't gonna work in the factory
And greasy-up my clothes
I ain't gonna work in the factory
And splinters in my toes
Pity me my darlin'
Pity me I say
Pity me my darlin'
And carry my blues away

And I ain't gonna hear that old spinnin' wheel
Rollin' round in my head
When other girls is hard at work
I'll be home in bed
Pity me my darlin'
Pity me I say
Pity me my darlin'
And carry my blues away

And I ain't gonna work in the factory
And greasy-up my clothes
I ain't gonna work in the factory
And splinters in my toes
Pity me my darlin'
Pity me I say
Pity me my darlin'
And carry my blues away


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: oombanjo
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 04:57 PM

Thanks Annie, Is it sung on a round female . male ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: Willa
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 04:58 PM

You can hear it here.
http://www.taramusic.com/sleevenotes/cd3029.htm
I was in the music library the other day looking at this in a songbook - can't remember the title though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: Willa
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 05:05 PM

Different version with tune here in the DT:
NO MORE SHALL I WORK IN THE FACTORY

I've only ever heard it sung as a solo, don't know whether it is also sung as a round.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: oombanjo
Date: 14 Apr 05 - 05:10 PM

Thanks again Annie, do you fancy giving it a try. Now I have the words I will link it to, Same Old Man


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: GUEST,Barnacle
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 09:25 AM

I think the version you heard may have come from Rita Connolly's album, with the Voice Squad providing harmonies and extra voices. It is my favourite rendition.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: GUEST,Declan
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 10:04 AM

I first heard these songs sung together by Philip King from Cork (ex member of Scullion, TV producer (humming bird) and some time RTE Radio presenter). He used to sometimes do this as a duet with Rita Connolly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: Seaking
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 10:13 AM

The title of this has stirred up a vague and very distant memory of a song that I think went along the lines of

"I don't want to go to the factory
I don't want to go to (church ??)
I don't want to go anywhere at all
I just want to stay here and lo.....ve you"

Probably from the old Hit Parade and early 60's ?? Driving me nuts now trying to remember what it was !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: Seaking
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 10:23 AM

We think it might have been a playground version of something called 'I don't want to go to the party' -the original which I have no memory of. Sorry for the temporary drift.
Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: Brían
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 12:09 PM

Try NPR.org under "Pity Me All Day."

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I dont wanna work in the factory
From: Brían
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 10:51 PM

Here is the link: An Enduring 'Factory Girl'

Brían


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Subject: Factory Girl
From: GUEST,Sheridan
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 05:02 PM

Does anyone have any history for this song, who wrote it, place of origin etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Factory Girl (from Rita Connolly)
From: GUEST,sheridan
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 05:05 PM

Does anyone have any history for Factory Girl song. The version that starts..I Ain't gonna work in no factory, greasy up my cloths


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Factory Girl (from Rita Connolly)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 01:09 PM

You can hear THE FACTORY GIRL sung by Tommy O'Sullivan by clicking a link on this page at his web site.

Sheridan: Listen to the recorded broadcast at NPR. (See the link above.) It contains a bit of history.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FACTORY GIRL
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 01:25 PM

From The Voice of Southern Labor: Radio, Music, and Textile Strikes, 1929-1934 by Vincent J. Roscigno, William F. Danaher (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 2004), page 74:

1. Yonder stands that spinning-room boss.
He looks so short and stout.
I'm going to marry a country boy
Before this year goes out.

CHORUS: Pity me all day. Pity me, I pray.
Pity me, my darling, and take me far away.

2. I'll bid you factory girls farewell.
Come see me if you can.
I'm gonna quit this factory work
And marry me a fine young man.

Additional verses from Folk Music: A Regional Exploration by Norm Cohen (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005), page 138:

3. No more I'll hear that whistle blow.
The sound of it I hate.
No more I'll hear that boss man say,
"Young girl, you are too late."

4. No more I'll hear this roaring,
This roaring over my head,
While you poor girls are hard at work
And I'll be home in bed.


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