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Lyr Req: A Drink in the Morn (from Packie Dolan)

GUEST,Heli 30 Aug 05 - 03:14 AM
Wilfried Schaum 30 Aug 05 - 11:07 AM
AKS 12 Sep 05 - 03:14 AM
Jim Dixon 25 Sep 05 - 04:13 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Dec 11 - 07:25 PM
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Subject: a drink in the morn(ing)
From: GUEST,Heli
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 03:14 AM

Does anyone happen to have or know where to find the lyrics to this song sung by the grrreat Mortimer Rabbit on the Irish-American album Ballinasloe Fair? There are bits I just can't figure out no matter how many times I listen to it. The chorus beings like so:

A drink in the morning is good for the sight, and twenty or thirty between that and night....

I'd be ever so grateful!!!


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Subject: RE: a drink in the morn
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 11:07 AM

Died a google search. Found:

... A drink in the morning is good for the sight, drink all day and you will sleep well
at night.If you sleep well at night its not a sin , so get up in the ...

The link to fiannaeireann.com/phpBB2/ doesn't connect to the database.
Sorry


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Subject: RE: a drink in the morn
From: AKS
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 03:14 AM

Hei, come on now! I refuse to believe that nobody - except Wilfried perhaps - here is familiar with 'a drink in the morn' ... ;-)

AKS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Drink in the Morn
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 04:13 PM

A DRINK IN THE MORN is performed by Packie Dolan and the Melody Boys on the various-artists compilation "Ballinasloe Fair: Early Irish Music in America (1920-1930)," Traditional Crossroads CD #4284, 1998.

(I don't know where Mortimer Rabbit comes in.)

CD Universe has a sound sample:

...draw my cruiscín lán away,
Then who'll drown the shamrock on St. Patrick's Day?
In winter or summer, in June or July,
I'll drink poitín till the day I die....

[The tune is a pleasant waltz.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: A DRINK IN THE MORN (from Packie Dolan)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Dec 11 - 07:25 PM

My transcription from the recording at Spotify:


A DRINK IN THE MORN
As sung by Packie Dolan and the Melody Boys on "Ballinasloe Fair: Early Recordings of Irish Music in America" (2005).

1. "You are charged with being drunk," says the judge with a frown
To one Dan O'Reilly, the rake of the town.
"I'll admit, yes, your honor, I seldom go dry.
If you let me explain sure I'll just tell you why

CHORUS: "Oh, a drink in the morning is good for the sight,
And twenty or thirty between that and night.
Drink it up, go to bed and just think it no sin
To get up in the morning and at it again.
Sure if I was to throw my cruiscín lán away,
Then who'd drown the shamrock on St. Patrick's Day?
In winter or summer, in June or July,
I'll drink poitín till the day I die.

2. When death does appear be it send for my sake
To claim all that's earthly of Reilly the rake.
His knock I don't answer, for all is serene,
For immune is O'Reilly from drinking poitín.


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