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Lyr Req:One Sunday morning while on my way to mass

GUEST,Patrick Gethin/ pampat@iprimus.com.au 21 Sep 05 - 10:46 PM
jacko@nz 21 Sep 05 - 11:11 PM
Peace 21 Sep 05 - 11:46 PM
GUEST 22 Sep 05 - 11:08 AM
GUEST 12 Aug 10 - 06:53 PM
Leadfingers 12 Aug 10 - 07:33 PM
McGrath of Harlow 13 Aug 10 - 04:52 PM
Bill D 13 Aug 10 - 05:04 PM
McGrath of Harlow 13 Aug 10 - 07:17 PM
GUEST,John Moulden 20 Aug 10 - 02:48 AM
Pete Walker 22 Mar 12 - 07:09 PM
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Subject: One morning on the road to mass
From: GUEST,Patrick Gethin/ pampat@iprimus.com.au
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 10:46 PM

Many years ago at Unity Theatre folk club, we had rival orange and green socialist/communist singers. If one (Freddie McKay) gave us "The Old Orange Flute", the response (from Ted Franklin) could be, "One Morning on the Road to Mass, I killed a Protestant just for gas..". Of course the lyrics for "The Old Orange Flute" are readily available. Can anyone supply the lyrics of the other one? I am not sure if my version of the first two lines is correct. I heard them forty years and two continents ago.

Patrick Gethin


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Subject: RE: One morning on the road to mass
From: jacko@nz
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 11:11 PM

Wow. It must be all of forty years since one Paddy Doody sang me:

One sunday morning while on my way to mass
I met a bloody orangeman and asked him for his pass
I asked him for his pass my boy and sent his soul to hell
And when he returned he had a strange tale to tell

If I had a yard of an orangeman's skin
I'd turn it to drum for the bold fenian men
And when the pipes did whistle and the band began to play
We'd all march to mass on St Patrick's day

I don't think I ever had this written down and it may or may not be totally accurate.

Jack


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Subject: ADD: ONE SUNDAY MORNIN'
From: Peace
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 11:46 PM

ONE SUNDAY MORNIN'

One Sunday mornin while on me way to Mass
I met a bloody Orangeman, and I killed him for his pass
I killed him for his pass, me boys, and sent his soul to hell
And when he got back, he had a strange tale to tell!
    CHORUS:
    Fol de rol de rolly ra, fol de rol de rolly ray
    Fol de rolly rolly rolly, whiskey's in the jar!

When an Orangeman dies his toes turn cold
His bones begin to rattle, and the Devil takes his soul
The gates of hell fly open, and the Devil cries for joy:
"I've a nice spot prepared for you, my bold Orange boy!"

If I had a yard of an Orangeman's skin
Sure, I'd make it into drums for me bold Fenian men
And when the drum would rattle, and the pipes begin to play
Sure, we'd all march up t'Mass on St. Patrick's Day!

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Thanks to the post from jacko@nz.


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Subject: RE: One morning on the road to mass
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 11:08 AM

Original poster has been e-mailed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Sunday morning while on my way to mas
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 06:53 PM

thank you i have been looking for the words for years.... anyone know where i can get theodore bikel's version?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Sunday morning while on my way to mas
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 07:33 PM

I 'collected' the Three Verse version (A La Peace) from The Clancys

Tommy Makem added :-
    In Armagh where I was Bred and Buttered we had a little Rhyme
    Up the Long Ladder and down the Short Rope
    To Hell with King Billy and God Bless The Pope
    If that doesent do, We'll tear him in two
    And send him to Hell with his Red White And Blue

Recorded in the early Sixties, before the troubles Started again !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Sunday morning while on my way to mas
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 04:52 PM

I think that was also current with the personnel switched around - so it was "God save King Bily and to Hell with the Pope" etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Sunday morning while on my way to mas
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 05:04 PM

amazing... I head a fellow sing this 45 years ago, and it 'stuck' in my head, but I have only repeated it a very few times, and only to explain just how mean and ugly partisan songs could be. (For awhile, I wore a black armband every March 17th to protest the 'troubles'.)

"The Ould Orange Flute" is sort of cute...but this song makes me shudder when I think of those who sang it seriously.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Sunday morning while on my way to mas
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 07:17 PM

"The Ould Orange Flute" is a song that gets sung tongue in cheek by both Catholics and Protestants. It pokes fun a bigotry in both communions.

I don't know if there's any indication as to where it started out, in sectarian terms.

Colm O Lochlainn in Irish Street Ballads (1938) just says "learnt in Belfast 1912" - and puts it in between Kevin Barry and The Rocky Road to Dublin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:One Sunday morning while on my way to mass
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 02:48 AM

I've never heard this song sung totally seriously. As for the Ould Orange Flute, I think it was most likely composed as a parody of the more rabid Orange songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:One Sunday morning while on my way to mass
From: Pete Walker
Date: 22 Mar 12 - 07:09 PM

Theo Bikel's version can be found on Electra's LP "The Folk Scene" (SMP-6) and "Bondage to Freedom"(EKS-7200).


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