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The Sick Note

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WHY PADDY'S NOT AT WORK TODAY (Excuse Note)


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Subject: The Sick Note
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Date: 12 Mar 99 - 09:07 AM

i'm looking for the lyrics of two irish songs: the Sick note by the Dubliners and the Query Recruit by i can't remember whom. need help.

please email me the lyrics or a link to a place where i can find them to:

gr171270@hotmail.com

thanks


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: AndyG
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 09:27 AM

The Sick Note:
KERRY RECRUIT

Links also posted to anonymous account above.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: AndyG
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 09:31 AM

The Sick Note:
KERRY RECRUIT

bugger!

AndyG


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: Philippa
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 10:13 AM

Thanks Andy for the Sick Note link; it is also in the DT under the title "Why Paddy's not at work today". A much requested song, has been discussed in threads, one very recently.


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 10:17 AM

So which came first: "The Sick Note" or

"Why Paddy's Not At Work, Today(Excuse Note)" by Pat Cooksey? See DT, type in the whole title in brackets.

The only version I'd ever heard before was Paddy.

kat


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: AndyG
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 10:59 AM

Gerrard Hoffnung, recorded by the BBC:
Speech Day, Oxford Union, December 1958 "Life begins at 38" includes the Bricklayer story.
I'd always assumed the song was based on that story. Anyone know otherwise ?

AndyG


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: George Henderson
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 11:40 AM

Yes the song was based on the address given by Gerrard Hoffnung.

Pat Cooksey wrote the song specifically for one of Dubliners whose name escapes me at the moment.

The first performance was to be at a folk club in Birmingham but the first step on the moon meant that no one turned up.

I heard just recently that Pat Cooksey has joined up with the Dubliners for a couple of gigs on their current German tour.


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: Willie-O
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 02:46 PM

So I'm sitting in my technical writing class listening to the Gerard Hoffnung "Bricklayer's Letter". The instructor is using it as an example of the ultimate technical process description.

This course has its moments.

W-O


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 06:34 PM

Sean Cannon (of the Dubliners) sang the Sick Note recently when he did a solo gig (well, solo apart from son James) at the Cellar Upstairs, and Packie Byrne sang it at the English National Festival in April.


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: GUEST,pat.
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 08:38 AM

The Sick Note under it's many alternative titles has been
recorded or is performed by numerous artists including

                     The Dubliners
                     Sean Cannon- Solo
                     Ronnie Drew- Solo
                     Foster and Allen
                     The Fureys
                     Brendan Grace
                     Seamus Creagh
                     Packie Byrne
                     Brier
                     The Corries
                     The Alexander Brothers
                     Alex Beaton
                     Galleon
                     Barleycorn
                     The Clancy Brothers
                     Robbie O Connell
                     Mike Cross
                     The Irish Rovers
                     Seamus Kennedy
                     Pat Broaders
                     Noel Murphy
                     Carl Peterson
                     The Shannon Singers
                     Finnigan
                     Ray Stevens
                     Clannamore
                     David and Ginger Hildebrand
                     Gaelic Storm
                     Ian McIntosh
                     Fr. Brian Darcy
                     Ann Feeney
                     Ten penny Bit
                     Danny O Flaherty
                     Alan and Jan Roy
                     The Scottish Fiddle
                     Orchestra
                     Winston the singing
                     Farmer
                     Jim Haynes
                     Sam Hinton                     
                     Fannigans Isle
                     Blackthorn
                     The Mc Calmans

Only a small selection, there are many more.


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Subject: RE: The Sick Note
From: Melani
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 02:16 PM

I first heard it sung by Kevin Burke!


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