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Lyr/Tune Req: Danny Doogan's Jubilee

A. Maguire 12 Mar 99 - 03:35 PM
MartinRyan 18 Nov 00 - 07:25 PM
MartinRyan 29 Nov 00 - 08:37 AM
MartinRyan 04 Jul 02 - 07:09 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Apr 04 - 11:32 PM
GUEST 08 Feb 05 - 12:46 PM
Jim Dixon 10 Feb 05 - 08:25 AM
MartinRyan 26 Mar 09 - 03:11 PM
Jim Dixon 27 Mar 09 - 09:34 PM
Curious Clouseau 31 Mar 09 - 09:35 AM
MartinRyan 31 Mar 09 - 10:41 AM
Curious Clouseau 02 Apr 09 - 07:29 AM
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Subject: Danny Duggin's Jubilee
From: A. Maguire
Date: 12 Mar 99 - 03:35 PM

Looking for the words and music for Danny Duggin's Jubilee


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Subject: RE: Danny Duggin's Jubilee
From: MartinRyan
Date: 18 Nov 00 - 07:25 PM

Heard this for the first time recently - from the inimitable Luke Cheevers. He used the "Teetotaller" air which is also used for "Invitation to a Funeral". Must ask him where he found it.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Danny Duggin's Jubilee
From: MartinRyan
Date: 29 Nov 00 - 08:37 AM

Luke learned it from Barry Gleeson, another Dublin singer. He learned it from a recording by Jimmy O'Dea. O'Dea was a famous Irish stage comedian - last vestige of vaudeville, really. Many comic songs were written for him by scriptwriters Seamas Kavanagh and Harry O'DOnovan. Barry reckons O'DOnovan wrote this one.

Regards

p.s. Kavanagh wrote "Biddy Mulligan, the Pride of the Coombe."


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Subject: RE: Danny Duggin's Jubilee
From: MartinRyan
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 07:09 PM

"Biddy Mulligan" was based on a song called "The Queen of the Coombe" which Kavanagh found in an old (19C.) Theatre Royal programmme.

Just tidying up!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Danny Duggin's Jubilee
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 11:32 PM

DANNY DOUGAN'S JUBILEE, sung by Danny Doyle, appears on an album called "Spirit of the Gael" which is being sold by the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Danny Duggin's Jubilee
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 12:46 PM

does anyone else find it annoying and odd that the lyrics seem to exist no where on the internet?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Danny Duggin's Jubilee
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 08:25 AM

The song is also on Geraldine & Danny Doyle's album "Emigrant Eyes." There, the spelling is DOOGAN. I found a sound sample at CyberMusic Surplus:

...ev'rything but tea.
The night we celebrated down at Gilligan's* jubilee.
So he wrote the invitation to the best of his ability
And ev'ryone accepted and replied with great nobility
And all the neighbors wondered if they ought to come in evenin' dress
For "collar and tie is optional" was printed on the card.
The girls dressed in silky things and as the fashion...

[*It certainly sounds like they're singing "Gilligan's."]

Rego Irish Records also has an album "Through the Eyes of an Irishman," by Tony Kenny which contains DANNY DOOGAN'S JUBILEE in a medley.

It's also on an album called "Irish Pub Songs" by Steve O'Shea.

Based on the lyrics above, it seems to have a lot in common with several songs in the thread Lyr Add: Irish songs about balls, wakes, soirees.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Danny Duggin's Jubilee
From: MartinRyan
Date: 26 Mar 09 - 03:11 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Danny Duggin's Jubilee
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Mar 09 - 09:34 PM

I found another sound sample of DANNY DOOGAN'S JUBILEE, this one sung by Tony Kenny on his album "Through the Eyes of an Irishman" (Rego Irish, 1995). Authorship is credited to "O'Dea/O'Donovan"?that must be Jimmy O'Dea and Harry O'Donovan.

...before the celebratin'.
If there's nothin' else, says he, to start the drinkin' and the 'atin'
Although I don't know what it is, I'll have it, you believe.
He's a divil and all the rest of it; he always makes the best of it,
A decent Irish gentleman; his humour is ...
We toasted him and drank his health in ev'rything but tea,
The night we celebrated Danny Doogan's jubilee.

So he wrote the invitations to the best of his ability....


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Subject: Lyr Add: DANNY DOOGAN'S JUBILEE (O'Dea, O'Donovan)
From: Curious Clouseau
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 09:35 AM

Here's the full lyrics:

DANNY DOOGAN'S JUBILEE
Jimmy O'Dea and Harry O'Donovan

1. In the town of Tipperary, there's a man of great vitality,
Respected by the neighbours for his pleasant cordiality.
A hooley or a party, a wedding or a funeral,
Would never be complete if Danny Doogan wasn't there.
He had a spree for everything; 'twas very aggravatin',
And he couldn't find a good excuse for further celebrating.
"If there's nothing else," says he, "to start the drinking and the eatin',
Although I don't know what it is, I'll have a Jubilee."

CHORUS: He's a devil and all the rest of it; he'll always make the best of it.
A decent Irish gentleman, his humour is the test of it.
We toasted him and drank his health on everything but tea,
The night we celebrated Danny Doogan's Jubilee.

2. So he wrote the invitations to the best of his ability,
And everyone accepted and replied with great civility,
And all the neighbours wondered if they ought to come in evening dress
For "collar and tie is optional" was printed on the card.
The girls dressed in silky things, and as the fashion rests with them,
Their mothers came in flowery things. the birds could build their nests in them.
The fellas came in starchy shirts. you should of seen the chest of them,
Wearing wedding hats that had been polished up with lard. CHORUS

3. So Danny met the guests and everyone congratulated him,
And devil a thing could shake his grin though everybody bated him.
We asked him, was his Jubilee a silver, brass or golden one?
But Danny is the lad that isn't easy to annoy.
When dancing had begun, the shirts and collars started choking them.
Their necks were twisted round so much you'd think they might have broken them.
Dooley got so mad when Maggie Murphy started joking him,
He tore his shirt asunder like the famous Minstrel Boy. CHORUS

4. So the ladies all were exercised by violent curiosity,
And Danny's quiet grin aroused a female animosity,
But when the lads had finally removed their starchy finery,
A Christening or a Jubilee they didn't care a hair.
Well, you might as well have tried to wrest a secret from a fairy,
Though the mystery is often make the womenfolk contrary
Unanimously voted by the lads of Tipperary,
The Doogan's Jubilee should be an annual affair. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Danny Doogan's Jubilee
From: MartinRyan
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 10:41 AM

Great! Thanks.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Danny Doogan's Jubilee
From: Curious Clouseau
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:29 AM

I don't suppose anyone has the original recording of this done by Jimmy O'Dea? I have been collecting old 78 records of O'Dea over the past number of months but I have not come across this one yet.
Any help would be appreciated :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Danny Doogan's Jubilee
From: Curious Clouseau
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 06:31 AM

I did manage to obtain the original recording of this song. It is sung by both O'Dea and Harry O'Donovan.


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