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Happy! - Apr 5 (Mad Jack / Warner)

Abby Sale 05 Apr 06 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,A VERY grateful person 25 Mar 12 - 10:03 PM
Leadfingers 26 Mar 12 - 04:09 AM
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Subject: Happy! - Apr 5 (Mad Jack / Warner)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 08:28 AM


Happy Birthday!

Capt. John "Mad Jack" Percival

was born Apr 5, 1779
(d.9/17/1862)

        Come a sailor, come a soldier, come a captain, a king,
        If you dare me to do it I'll do anything,
        I'll take up the fight, I'll even the odds,
        I'll do what is right or I'm not from Cape Cod,
        I'm Jack the cantankerous cuss from Cape Cod.

                "The Ballad of Mad Jack" by Steve Romanoff of Schooner Fare
                (1981 LP, Closer to the Wind)

Romanoff says: "'The Ballad of Mad Jack' excerpts a fraction of the outrageous episodes in the long life of one of America's great heroes. The Cape Cod native terrorized the British navy in the War of 1812 and single-handedly saved U.S.S. Constitution ('Old Ironsides') from an ignominious scuttling." (in 1828?)                [thanx Barry Finn, May 1999]

ALSO:
Bearded fiddler, Dave Swarbrick was born 4/5/1947.

ALSO:
Singer & major collector (with wife, Anne) of Folk Songs and Ballads of the Eastern Seaboard, Jeff's dad, Frank Warner, was born in Selma, AL on 4/5/1903 (d.2/78)

Early warning notice: This series of the Happy File noncontinues beginning April 16.
Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about? See Clicky


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Apr 5 (Mad Jack / Warner)
From: GUEST,A VERY grateful person
Date: 25 Mar 12 - 10:03 PM

Hi, i just wanted to say that i cry every time i hear this song. my dad used to play it and we would sing it together. it is great to have a song that i can listen to.
thank you.


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Apr 5 (Mad Jack / Warner)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Mar 12 - 04:09 AM

Another cause for celebraton - On April 5th Maidenhead F C has Judy and Dennis Cook booked


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