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Origins: The Sick Note Song

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


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LukeKellylives (Chris) 05 Feb 07 - 09:15 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 Feb 07 - 12:29 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 Feb 07 - 12:31 AM
GUEST,Ingrid Frances Stark 06 Feb 07 - 12:37 AM
Scrump 06 Feb 07 - 04:16 AM
Bonecruncher 06 Feb 07 - 07:01 PM
Bill D 06 Feb 07 - 07:23 PM
GUEST,Bill the sound 06 Feb 07 - 07:51 PM
Bob Bolton 06 Feb 07 - 08:01 PM
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Subject: Origins: The Sick Note Song
From: LukeKellylives (Chris)
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 09:15 PM

I'm just curious, what was the name of the original tune that Paddy's Not at Work Today (The Sick Note Song) used? I found it in the database, but the music had different lyrics than the song. Anyone know the name of it?

Help would be much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sick Note Song
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 12:29 AM

I think what you need is found here in this OLD thread


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sick Note Song
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 12:31 AM

Quite often this sort of information can be found in older threads by searching through them using Lyric and Knowledge Search


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sick Note Song
From: GUEST,Ingrid Frances Stark
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 12:37 AM

According to this site, its "athe Garden Where The Praties Grow":
http://www.patcooksey.com/lyric_the_sick_note.html

Ingrid


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sick Note Song
From: Scrump
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 04:16 AM

Aaarrgh! Not this again. :-)

The questtion is: was the tune around before "The Garden Where The Praties Grow" used it? It wouldn't surprise me if it was.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sick Note Song
From: Bonecruncher
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 07:01 PM

Of what sort of timeline is Scrump talking?
I was singing "The Garden Where The Praties Grow" at school, more than 50 years ago.

Colyn.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sick Note Song
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 07:23 PM

"The Sick Note" has so many variations in song & story that absolute answers are not easy. It has become one of those legends that, like the hydra, has many heads.

Just enjoy it...don't try to chase it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sick Note Song
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 07:51 PM

I first heard it as a monologue on an open university tape in the late sixties
          bill the sound


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sick Note Song
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 08:01 PM

G'day Bill the sound,

That monologue was by the late Gerard Hoffnung ... an address to the Oxford Union (~ ?) ... and I don't think it was original to Hoffnung - who had adapted a music hall piece.

Regards,

Bob


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