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Lyr Add: Farm Out West

GUEST,Jaydawg 02 Nov 05 - 09:00 PM
GUEST 03 Nov 05 - 08:50 AM
katlaughing 03 Nov 05 - 10:16 AM
GUEST 03 Nov 05 - 12:24 PM
GUEST,reggie miles 03 Nov 05 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,reggie miles 03 Nov 05 - 12:44 PM
Allan C. 03 Nov 05 - 12:52 PM
MMario 03 Nov 05 - 01:06 PM
DannyC 03 Nov 05 - 01:23 PM
GUEST,Jaydawg 03 Nov 05 - 01:30 PM
GUEST,Terra Spencer 25 Jan 12 - 01:10 PM
Crowhugger 25 Jan 12 - 02:19 PM
Crowhugger 27 Jan 12 - 10:49 AM
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Subject: Looking for Farm out West
From: GUEST,Jaydawg
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 09:00 PM

Hi, all first post here. My Grandfather who just died at 98 years old used to sing this song when drinking LOL. Farm out West.

Anyway I found the lyrics to the song but I'm looking to get a recording of the song. Please help if you can.

Farm Out West

Farm Out West

       G               G7
Oh I had a farm out west
       C             G
This farm it was the best!

G                     A7                D7
I had a wall-eyed steer with freckles and brown hair.
          G                   G7
I had a long-legged Shanghai rooster
         C               G
With a wart on his left ear
          G                  D7                G C C
Now he's died and done gone climbed the golden stair

Refrain:
         C
Oh his bill was like a toothpick

G
And his comb was like an axe

A7                            D7
He has tombstone that's a sugar hogshead sta-a-ave

G                   G7
All the hens they've gone on strike,
               C                   G
They haven't laid since Saturday night
                G             D7                G C G
Cause they're weeping on my Shanghai rooster's grave.

No more he'll come home late
About the hour of half-past eight
Singin' "cock-a-doodle-doo" and a "Good-bye, Kate"
No more he'll dodge those red bricks
Thrown at some old tabby cat
Nor flirt with Murphy's pullets at the gate.

Oh no more he'll crow again
Throw his eye at some old hen
He was a masher and his middle name was Da-a-ave
All the hens they've gone on strike,
They haven't laid since Saturday night
Cause they're weeping on my Shanghai rooster's grave.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Farm out West
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 08:50 AM

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Subject: RE: Looking for Farm out West
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 10:16 AM

Great lyrics. I hopes someone knows the tune!

Thanks for sharing!


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Subject: RE: Looking for Farm out West
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 12:24 PM

I have a bit of video of my grandfather singing it but he mixes up the verses. I am hoping to get a better listen to the song.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Farm out West
From: GUEST,reggie miles
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 12:38 PM

I posted a thread a long time ago looking for a song about a Shanghai rooster. I can't recall what answers I received. I'm not even certain if the same song was offered by those who tried to help. Have you tried searching for this one in the past threads? Let me poke about and see where that thread of mine has gone.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Farm out West
From: GUEST,reggie miles
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 12:44 PM

Here's my thread. I don't know if this'll help but this is as far as I got trying to locate the melody and words for this illusive ditty.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Farm out West
From: Allan C.
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 12:52 PM

Doesn't look as if it would be of any help, Reggie. Here's the thread I think you mean.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Farm out West
From: MMario
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 01:06 PM

This is still on the "missing tunes" list for the DT - if anyone has the tune and can send me a scan , or can post it in abc, or can send out a midi it would be appreciated!

lpola@edutech.org


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Subject: RE: Looking for Farm out West
From: DannyC
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 01:23 PM

In some family papers I came across a letter of inquiry (see below) regarding Western Farming. The writer is a great-uncle in my mother's family. They had moved from Moneyglass, Co Antrim (flax)then to Glasgow, Scotland (textile mill work) and finally to Phila., PA USA (the same). I hope you enjoy it:

25?? N. 6th St.
Phila., PA

Dear Sir

Looking through one of your I. L. S. catalogues and reading of the
different courses that are taught, I have come to the conclusion, I
would like to learn the first course in the School of Agriculture,
which is, Soil Improvement and Farm Crops. I want it understood
clearly that it is Western Farming that I would like to learn as it
is in the west that I am going to take up farming. Hoping you will
send me further information, and desiring to know what such a course
would cost.

I remain your(s) truly

William McGinn


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Subject: RE: Looking for Farm out West
From: GUEST,Jaydawg
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 01:30 PM

The song Shanghai rooster is not the same tune as I've heard the sound byte on the website from the old thread.

I can send you {MMario} a bad rendition of the song my grandfather sang just so you can have a rough idea of the tune. I'm really hoping to find a better rendition though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Farm Out West
From: GUEST,Terra Spencer
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 01:10 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Farm Out West
From: Crowhugger
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 02:19 PM

It appears that the tune is still missing. I know it well--it's one that my mother and I often sang together throughout my whole life till she died. I'll now attempt to make a midi.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Farm Out West
From: Crowhugger
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 10:49 AM

I was able to make the midi and send it off to joe AT mudcat, so in due course I guess it'll find its way to a home where all can get access to it.


Click to play (joeweb)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Farm Out West
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 05:37 PM

Here are the lyrics Jaydawg posted above, in more readable format. Crowhugger, is this what you sing?
-Joe-

FARM OUT WEST

Oh I had a farm out west
This farm it was the best!
I had a wall-eyed steer with freckles and brown hair.
I had a long-legged Shanghai rooster
With a wart on his left ear
Now he's died and done gone climbed the golden stair

Refrain:
Oh his bill was like a toothpick
And his comb was like an axe
He has tombstone that's a sugar hogshead sta-a-ave

All the hens they've gone on strike,
They haven't laid since Saturday night
Cause they're weeping on my Shanghai rooster's grave.
No more he'll come home late
About the hour of half-past eight
Singin' "cock-a-doodle-doo" and a "Good-bye, Kate"
No more he'll dodge those red bricks
Thrown at some old tabby cat
Nor flirt with Murphy's pullets at the gate.

Oh no more he'll crow again
Throw his eye at some old hen
He was a masher and his middle name was Da-a-ave
All the hens they've gone on strike,
They haven't laid since Saturday night
Cause they're weeping on my Shanghai rooster's grave.


Click to play (joeweb)


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