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Lyr Req: Up Went Nelson (Go Lucky Four)

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LORD NELSON
NELSON'S FAREWELL


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skarpi Iceland 19 Mar 99 - 08:22 PM
Alex 20 Mar 99 - 01:03 AM
skarpi Iceland 20 Mar 99 - 06:09 AM
Paddy 20 Mar 99 - 01:57 PM
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GUEST,weerover 03 Nov 02 - 10:47 AM
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Subject: Need lyr.about Nelson song.
From: skarpi Iceland
Date: 19 Mar 99 - 08:22 PM

I heard a song tonight and would like get the lyric, but I cant understand what they say in the song,but I got this from the chorus: Up went ( or) with Nelson and his Pillar?

and I think the first verse start with something about the year 66?. I hope someone can help. skarpi Iceland.sl n


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Subject: RE: Need lyr.about Nelson song.
From: Alex
Date: 20 Mar 99 - 01:03 AM

You may be looking for "Nelson's Farewell" which is about the sudden and explosive removal, in the wee hours of the morning, of a relic of English Imperialism in Dublin, to wit, the column and statue of Lord Nelson that was (I believe) outside the main post office. The version I have comes from The Dubliners. It begins: Now, poor old Admiral Nelson is no longer in the air, Tooral-ooral-ooral-ooral-oo. On the eighth day of March in Dublin City fair, Tooral-ooral-ooral-ooral-oo. From his stand of stones and mortar He fell crashing through the quarter Where once he stood so stiff and proud and rude. So let's sing a celebration, it's a credit to the nation. To poor old Admiral Nelson, tooraloo!


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Subject: RE: Need lyr.about Nelson song.
From: skarpi Iceland
Date: 20 Mar 99 - 06:09 AM

Thank you Alex, but I got that song song about Nelson, that song is in thhe dadabase. I heard more of the song and it goes like this comes from the chorus: Up went Nelson in O Dublin Up went Nelson in O Dublin.

I heard three Irish men sing this song so it must come from Ireland.

Well we just have to see about this lyric, I have looked in the dadabase but with no luck. bless, bless skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Need lyr.about Nelson song.
From: Paddy
Date: 20 Mar 99 - 01:57 PM

I'll start you off .. br

One early morning in the year of 66
A bunch of Irish laddy boys were knocking up some tricks
They thought Horatio Nelson, had overstayed a mite
So they sent him on his way with some sticks of dynamite

Chorus
Up went Nelson in old Dublin .....

Memory fails me but there must be someone out there who has the rest

Paddy

Paddy


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Subject: RE: Need lyr.about Nelson song.
From: skarpi Iceland
Date: 21 Mar 99 - 07:17 AM

I hope that someone have the rest of this lyric. Is this lyric in the database? and under what word. bless skarpi .


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Subject: RE: Need lyr.about Nelson song.
From:
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 04:11 PM

refresh because Skarpi still seeks the words


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Subject: RE: Need lyr.about Nelson song.
From: Paddy
Date: 25 Mar 99 - 07:54 AM

A friend in need is a ......!!

My memory bank churned out the rest of the chorus

Chorus

Up went Nelson in old Dublin
Up went Nelson in old Dublin
All along O'Connell St the stones and rubble flew
As up went Nelson and the pillar too.

Paddy


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Subject: RE: Need lyr.about Nelson song.
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 10:47 AM

Refreshing this old thread in the hope that someone new may have input. I remember hearing this (on a record by the Dubliners?) in the late '60s - the tune is "Battle Hymn of the Republic" a.k.a. "John Brown's Body"


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Subject: RE: Need lyr.about Nelson song.
From: Fingerbuster
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 10:55 AM

There is an amusing poem called Nelson by Les Barker, often put to music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 01:57 PM

The irish poulation from miles all around
to see the english hero lying on the ground
A gaffer from the council said we better take a care
in case the corporation put king billy up there


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: GUEST,Dart
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 03:51 PM

Nothing to do with the song but a piece of folklore none the less. Many years ago I recall a score of 111 was known as a Nelson - one eye, one arm, and one a***hole. (For Americans delete one asterisk)


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Subject: Lyr Add: LORD NELSON
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 05:10 PM

There's this, copied from Tommy Makem's website (www.makem.com):

Lord Nelson

(air: 'The Sash my Father Wore')

Lord Nelson stood in pompous state upon his pillar high
And down along O'Connell Street, he cast a wicked eye
He thought how this barbaric race had fought the British crown
Yet they were content to let him stay right here in Dublin town

Chorus:
So remember brave Lord Nelson boys, he had never known defeat
And for his reward, they stuck him up in the middle of O'Connell Street

Well for many years, Lord Nelson stood and no one seemed to care
He'd squint at Dan O'Connell, who was standing right down there
He thought "The Irish like me or they wouldn't let me stay
That is except those blighters that they call the I.R.A."

Chorus

And then in 1966, on March the seventh day
A bloody great explosion made Lord Nelson rock and sway
He crashed and Dan O'Connell cried in woeful misery
"There are twice as many pigeons now will come and sit on me"

So remember brave lord Nelson boys, he had never known defeat
And for his reward, they blew him up in the middle of O'Connell Street



- Words by Tommy Makem
on subway train in New York
Mar. 8, 1966
Copyright


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Subject: Lyr Add: UP WENT NELSON
From: weerover
Date: 30 Jun 04 - 01:22 PM

Hey Skarpi, if you're still around I finally tracked this down though with one word I can't quite make out:

UP WENT NELSON

Up went Nelson in old Dublin (x2)
All along O'Connell Street the stones and rubble flew
As up went Nelson and the pillar too

One early mornin' in the year of '66
A band of Irish laddies were knockin' up some tricks
They though Horatio Nelson had overstayed a mite
So they helped him on his way with some sticks of gelignite

Up went Nelson in old Dublin (x2)
All along O'Connell Street the stones and rubble flew
As up went Nelson and the pillar too

The Irish population came from miles around
To see the English hero lying on the ground
The Dublin corporation had no funds to have it done
But the pillar blew to pieces by the ton, ton, ton

Up went Nelson in old Dublin (x2)
All along O'Connell Street the stones and rubble flew
As up went Nelson and the pillar too

A crowd of lads and lassies from a dance nearby came out
To see the bits of Nelson lyin' all about
A [gusser?] from the Coombe says we'll have to have a care
In case the corporation put King Billy there

Up went Nelson in old Dublin (x2)
All along O'Connell Street the stones and rubble flew
As up went Nelson and the pillar too (x2)

wr.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: Once Famous
Date: 30 Jun 04 - 05:52 PM

On behalf of Ozzie & Harriett Nelson and Mr. & Mrs. Full and Half Nelson, thank you for everything.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: MartinRyan
Date: 30 Jun 04 - 07:32 PM

The missing word may be "gasúr" - an Irish word for a young person. Still occasionally heard in English speech.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Jun 04 - 07:50 PM

jUST FINISHED THE BOOK "tHE vOLCANO lOVER", Crap! Capslock again! Nelson comes off as a love befuddled dope to Lady Hamilton's shrewish charms. Worth a read.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Jul 04 - 06:22 AM

ah sure now, aren't we all....?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 01 Jul 04 - 11:16 AM

I was actually working in Dublin when the pillar was blown up. I've even got photos of O'Connell Street looking down from the top of the pillar taken from a week or two before.

I'm sure that the Guarda and authorities knew that it was going to happen, because that evening all the parking places in O'Connell street near the pillar were closed off. Whoever actually did the demolition job was an expert - he had to be - the building on the West Side of the pillar was the Post Office where Pearse read the Declaration of Independence and which was held siege during the Easter Uprising - an important Republican monument. The pillar was dropped neatly on itself completely in line with the street with very little damage done to the surroundings.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: GUEST,machree01
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 05:30 AM

It was soung by "The Go Lucky Four" 1966, i have ep record. It was bombed 8th march 1966.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: goatfell
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 05:53 AM

Good and I'm a protestant as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: GUEST,Terry McDonald
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:32 AM

Wasn't it someone called Dickie Rock who had a hit with it in Ireland?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: GUEST,Terry McDonald
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 09:24 AM

Oops! Forget I said that - just checked his discography and it's not listed. I had five drunken days in Kilkenny in May 1966 and obviously my memory of that week isn't as good as I thought it was........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 10:51 AM

Further to Dave Bryant's post from some time ago, I heard that when the Irish Army demolished the remaining stump, the blast removed half the windows in the area. The general consensus was that they should have left the job to the boy that did the first part.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nelson song.
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 01:07 AM

Wikipedia has the lyrics to UP WENT NELSON, and it shows the missing/doubtful word as "gossoon"--which is probably an anglicized spelling/pronunciation of "gasúr", the word MartinRyan suggested.

Furthermore, Wikipedia says:
    "Up Went Nelson" is a song by The Go Lucky Four (a group of Belfast school teachers Gerry Burns, Finbar Carolan, John Sullivan and Eamonn McGirr) that was number one on the Irish music charts in 1966 for eight consecutive weeks.

    It was sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and is about the destruction of Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Up Went Nelson
From: GUEST,machree01
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 01:42 PM

Here's The Go Lucky Four singing "Up Went Nelson" that went to No. 1 in 1966.

    http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=__3v0eKHB_s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Up Went Nelson
From: GUEST,Ed Burns
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 07:51 AM

youtube:
up went nelson

its all there.
also on wikipedia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Up Went Nelson
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 07:54 AM

gos¡Psoon (gä so̵̅o̅n¡¬)

noun

a boy
a servant boy


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