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Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat

LilyFestre 27 Jun 06 - 07:23 AM
Rman 27 Jun 06 - 12:01 PM
Louie Roy 27 Jun 06 - 02:57 PM
Slag 27 Jun 06 - 03:51 PM
Louie Roy 27 Jun 06 - 07:53 PM
Slag 27 Jun 06 - 10:01 PM
Louie Roy 28 Jun 06 - 12:18 AM
Artful Codger 28 Jun 06 - 01:47 AM
GUEST,guest 05 Mar 13 - 05:08 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 05 Mar 13 - 05:29 AM
GUEST,guest 05 Mar 13 - 04:24 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: LilyFestre
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 07:23 AM

Does anyone know the words for Drunken Billy Goat?

Thanks!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: Rman
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 12:01 PM

The only drunken billy goat i know is a Flatpicked guitar tune!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: Louie Roy
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 02:57 PM

I never heard the words to The Drunken Billy Goat,but I do have the fiddle tune and can send an MP3 if you PM me your email address.We had our own version of words for this tune when I was growing up in the 1930,but the words were our version.Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: Slag
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 03:51 PM

Perhaps "Bill Grogin's"? I vaugely remember something about him eating Bill's union suit then coughing up the red flannel and flagging down the train just in time. I'll asked my dad (86 years) as he used to play the guitar and sing this when I was a child.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: Louie Roy
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 07:53 PM

Slag that song is completely different from the Drunken Billy Goat.I've been singing this tune for over 40 years and I never did know the correct name of it and I swear that Haggard came out with this song about 1965.I can post the Lyrics if anyone is interested


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: Slag
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 10:01 PM

I, for one!


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Subject: ADD: Drunken Billy Goat
From: Louie Roy
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 12:18 AM

Slag here are the words to (Like I said I don't know the title)

DRUNKEN BILLY GOAT


Listen and I'll tell you about a little Billy Goat
Who lived alone and he was very sad
Until he met Miss Nanny all dressed up in her white coat
And she made him happy with her Baa Baa Baa

They ran away and married and were living on a farm
But they were going hungry all the time
Until one day the farmer's wife was hanging out the wash
And Bill ate three red shirts right off the line

Farmer Brown he was mad 'twas all the shirts that he had
He caught Nan and she took all the blame
He tied her to the railroad track,but when he went away
Bill coughed up the shirts and flagged the train

Billy loved Nanny and Nanny loved Billy
Now all the little goats are going Baa Baa Baa


If there is more verse to this song I never heard them and the story I heard was that Haggard wrote this song while still in the lockup since he was taking care of the barn animal.Whether this is true or false that is the story I heard 40 years ago. Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: Artful Codger
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 01:47 AM

Hmm, sounds like an offshoot of Bill Grogan's Goat. Or red shirts (in threes) must be popular capricorn delicacies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 05:08 AM

It's not a song (not in English anyway) but a cassette tape- now reissued as a CD 'The Drunken Billy Goat' by Patrick Forester and Jim Bainbridge...review on mustrad.org


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 05:29 AM

Am I mistaken or is Drunken Billy Goat not one of the tunes played by Eck Robertson in the "Brilliancy Medley" That's what I was told by a fiddling friend.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 04:24 PM

Hootenanny- written by Patrick Forester of Schull in Ireland according to my CD notes - if it's the same tune of course


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 05:28 PM

The fiddle tune by Uncle Eck was recorded in Dallas, Texas in October 1929, no lyrics.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Mar 13 - 03:12 AM

BMI lists two songs titled "Drunken Billy Goat." One was by Richard T. Fegy, the other by Sam Bush. One could be an arrangement, and the other the original song.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drunken Billy Goat
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 06 Mar 13 - 11:12 AM

thats 2 songs and one tune then


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