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Lyr Req: Bridget O'Flynn (Where've Ya Been?)

EJDoyleJr 01 Jan 99 - 11:07 AM
Frank Maher 02 Jan 99 - 11:09 AM
Ed Doyle 02 Jan 99 - 12:44 PM
Frank Maher 02 Jan 99 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,chonohan@mit.edu 18 Nov 05 - 11:31 AM
GUEST 16 Aug 10 - 08:04 PM
Beer 16 Aug 10 - 08:15 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Aug 10 - 01:08 AM
Jim Dixon 19 Aug 10 - 09:05 AM
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Subject: Help: Bridgette O'Flynn
From: EJDoyleJr
Date: 01 Jan 99 - 11:07 AM

Attempting to locate the song that begins with Bridgette O'Flynn, "Oh where have been"? Please help to locate song, lyrics, or anything relating to song....Thank you!


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRIDGET O'FLYNN
From: Frank Maher
Date: 02 Jan 99 - 11:09 AM

Bridget O'Flynn, young lady, was that you sneakin' in?
Now look at the state of your Sunday clothes!
Look at your shoes and your new silk hose!
Why, you've been doin' the rumba, I suppose.

Bridget O'Flynn, say your prayers.
You'll need them when your father comes downstairs!

Bridget O'Flynn, where have you been?
This is a nice time for you to come in!
The boyfriend took you for a ride, and did the car break down?
Or maybe you ran out of gas about ten miles from town?
Did you walk home? Look at your shoes! Ain't it a sin?
Faith, your story and your shoes are mighty thin.
I'm telling you now just what to do:
If you have any friends that own a canoe,
Don't go near the water, Bridgy darlin'.

Bridget O'Flynn! (What is it, ma?)
When you go out again, you'll not go far.
Faith, and last night you went far enough,
You and your paint and your powder puff!
Just wait until your father does his stuff!
Bridget O'Flynn, I'd just like to bet
That you can tell me who owns this cigarette.

CHORUS: Bridget O'Flynn, etc.

Bridget O'Flynn, where have you been?
This is a nice time for you to come in!
You went to see the big parade? The big parade, me eye!
Sure no parade could ever take that long in passin' by.
Bridget O'Flynn, tell me the truth. This is your chance.
There was nothing wrong. You just went to a dance.
Just keep away from the dancin' hall.
There's nobody there worthwhile at all.
That's where I met your father, Bridgy darlin'.


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Subject: RE: Help: Bridgette O'Flynn
From: Ed Doyle
Date: 02 Jan 99 - 12:44 PM

Attention Mr. Frank Maher: Thanks alot Frank......you have come through once again. I believe that I owe you another pint! Remember "Steve O'Donnell's wake" My Dad received the song and sang it on the P.A. system at his golf club in Fla. How's everything up North? Best wishes to you for a Happy and healthy new year! Your friend, Ed Doyle Jr.


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Subject: RE: Help: Bridgette O'Flynn
From: Frank Maher
Date: 02 Jan 99 - 01:32 PM

No Trouble at all Ed. We'll have those Pints one of these Days All the Best, Frank


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Subject: RE: Help: Bridgette O'Flynn "Oh where have you...
From: GUEST,chonohan@mit.edu
Date: 18 Nov 05 - 11:31 AM

Hi
I am looking for sheet music or guitar chords to Bridgette OFlynn
colleen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bridgette O'Flynn (Oh where have you been
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 08:04 PM

Frank if you are still receiving messages from this site, I too want to thank you for these lyrics. After many years now without my fahter John Dougherty, something just made me go look for the lyrics to a song he sung to me in my crib, so they all say. He sang in years later too but just sang, Bridgette O'Flynn, oh where have you been. I never knew the lyrics and I'm reminising about that man I adored so much, tonight.
thanks so much,
Briid Dougherty
St. Louis, MO


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bridgette O'Flynn (Oh where have you been
From: Beer
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 08:15 PM

The first time I heard this song it was in a church hall at Palmer Road P.E.I. and Mum was singing it at a variety show. I was around 3 or 4.
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bridget O'Flynn (Where've Ya Been?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 01:08 AM

Several libraries have the sheet music (The National Library of Australia, Brigham Young University, U of Missouri Kansas City, Dartmouth College, Stanford University, The British Library)

BRIDGET O'FLYNN (WHERE'VE YA BEEN?)
Words, Andrew B. Sterling. Music, Robert King.
New York : Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., 1926
Sydney : J. Albert & Son, c1926

"Introduced by Billy Murray and Aileen Stanley, famous phonograph stars"--Cover. Cover carries photographs of Aileen Stanley and Billy Murray. "A new catchy comedy song specially featured by Tom Kelly, Stud Foley, The Big Four, O'Mara & Burke and Mabs Howarth"--At head of Cover.

First line of verse: Bridget O'Flynn? Yes, mama dear? Was that you sneakin' in, come over here.

First line of chorus: Bridget O'Flynn, where've ya been Bridget O'Flynn this is a nice time for you to come in.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRIDGET O'FLYNN (Happiness Boys)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 09:05 AM

You can hear this recording at The Internet Archive. The voices of Mother and Bridget are sung or spoken in falsetto. Here's my transcription:


BRIDGET O'FLYNN
As sung by Billy Jones and Ernest Hare (The Happiness Boys) on Columbia # 875-D, recorded January 27, 1927.

SOUND of a cuckoo clock striking three.
SPOKEN:
MOTHER: Mike, Mike, what time was that?
FATHER: Three o'clock.
MOTHER: Three o'clock in the mornin' and you're still waitin' up?
FATHER: Well, if I'm not in bed, I'm still waitin' up, ain't I?
MOTHER: I suppose so.
FATHER: You suppose so? You know so! And what's more, I'm goin' to keep waitin' up till that daughter of ours comes home.
MOTHER: Do you think your sittin' there like an old fool will make her get in any quicker?
FATHER: I don't think it will make her get in any quicker, but I do think it will give her a chance to tell us somethin' quicker.
MOTHER: Well, don't start an argument now. The middle of the night is no time for a fight.
FATHER: Any time's the time to fight with me. Sh! There's someone comin' up the stairs now. There's the key in the door. It's her. ...
SINGING:
FATHER: Bridget O'Flynn.
BRIDGER: Yes, father dear ....
FATHER: How cute you're sneakin' in.
BRIDGET: I believe I'm here.
FATHER: Yeah. Look at the state of your Sunday clothes.
BRIDGET: Look at my shoes and me new silk hose.
FATHER: You've been doin' the Charleston, I suppose.
BRIDGET: What do you mean, Charleston?
FATHER: Bridget O'Flynn.
BRIDGET: Yes?
FATHER: Just say your prayers.
BRIDGET: What for?
FATHER: You'll need them when your mother comes downstairs. Bridget O'Flynn—
BRIDGET: What do you want?
FATHER: Where have you been?
BRIDGET: I was out.
FATHER: This is a nice time for you to come in.
BRIDGET: Well, the boyfriend took me for a ride.
FATHER: I suppose the car broke down.
BRIDGET: Why, no, we just run out of gas about ten miles from town.
FATHER: And you walked home.
BRIDGET: Look at my shoes ...
FATHER: You did. Both your story and your shoes are mighty thin.
BRIDGET: Ah, what do you want a girl to do?
FATHER: If you have any friends that own a canoe—
BRIDGET: Well—
FATHER: Don't go near the water, Bridget darlin'.

FATHER: Bridget O'Flynn—
BRIDGET: Don't holler so. I hear ya.
FATHER: You'll not get out again.
BRIDGET: Where will I go?
FATHER: After last night you went far enough.
Was it from your mother you learned this stuff?
You and your paint and fancy powder puff.
BRIDGET: You forgot the lipstick.
FATHER: Bridget O'Flynn—
BRIDGET: Uh-huh.
FATHER: You'll get it yet.
BRIDGET: Why?
FATHER: Tell me now who owns that cigarette.
BRIDGET: Ask ma. She knows.
FATHER: Bridget O'Flynn—
BRIDGET: (Sob)
FATHER: Where've you been?
BRIDGET: Leave me alone.
FATHER: This is a nice time for you to come in.
BRIDGET: (Sobs.) I went to see the big parade.
FATHER: The big parade, me eye.
Sure no parade is goin' to take that long in passin' by.
BRIDGET: Father, I'll ....
FATHER: See that you do.
BRIDGET: Give me a chance.
FATHER: Go on, go on.
BRIDGET: There was nothin' wrong. I just went to a dance.
FATHER: Well, take my advice and behave yourself,
For as long as your father's got his health,
He's a better man than you are, Bridget darlin'.

FATHER AND MOTHER: Bridget O'Flynn, where've you been, Bridget O'Flynn?
Sure am I waitin' for you to begin.
We want the truth and nothin' but. Now tell us what occurred.
And we'll inform you in advance, we'll not believe a word.
Bridget O'Flynn, don't you ...
There's information we are lookin' for.
FATHER: Just keep away from those dancin' halls.
There's nobody there worthwhile at all.
BRIDGET: That's where you met my mother, father darlin'.


[Also recorded by Billy Murray & A. Stanley, Black & White, Bob Thomas & Billy West, Harmony Bros, Jack Kaufman, Philips & Moore, The Okeh Kut-Ups. This information from the Online 78-rpm Discographical Project.]


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