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Raven 
Posted: 24-Nov-2003, 12:55 PM
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Can anyone help me out on this. I would like to be able to find a CD with a recording if possible and I can figure everything out that I need from that.

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Posted: 24-Nov-2003, 08:26 PM
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Mike
Here is one version

Tim Finnegan lived in Walkin' Street
A gentleman, Irish, mighty odd;
He had a brogue both rich and sweet
And to rise in the world he carried a hod.
Now Tim had a sort of the tipplin' way
With a love of the whiskey he was born
And to help him on with his work each day
He'd a "drop of the cray-thur" every morn.
cho Whack fol the darn O, dance to your partner
Whirl the floor, your trotters shake;
Wasn't it the truth I told you
Lots of fun at Finnegan's wake!
One mornin' Tim was feelin' full
His head was heavy which made him shake;
He fell from the ladder and broke his skull
And they carried him home his corpse to wake.
They rolled him up in a nice clean sheet
And laid him out upon the bed,
A gallon of whiskey at his feet
And a barrel of porter at his head.
cho:
His friends assembled at the wake
And Mrs. Finnegan called for lunch,
First they brought in tay and cake
Then pipes, tobacco and whiskey punch.
Biddy O'Brien began to bawl
"Such a nice clean corpse, did you ever see?
"O Tim, mavourneen, why did you die?"
Arragh, hold your gob said Paddy McGhee!
cho:
Then Maggie O'Connor took up the job
"O Biddy," says she, "You're wrong, I'm sure"
Biddy she gave her a belt in the gob
And left her sprawlin' on the floor.
And then the war did soon engage
'Twas woman to woman and man to man,
Shillelagh law was all the rage
And a row and a ruction soon began.
cho:
Then Mickey Maloney ducked his head
When a noggin of whiskey flew at him,
It missed, and falling on the bed
The liquor scattered over Tim!
The corpse revives! See how he raises!
Timothy rising from the bed,
Says,"Whirl your whiskey around like blazes
Thanum an Dhul! Do you thunk I'm dead?"
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Posted: 25-Nov-2003, 09:59 AM
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Thanks a lot Macerca!

And thanks for popping in the Chat to let me know you posted. I really appreciate your efforts. smile.gif

Now all I need do is find a recording so that I can see how it goes tongue.gif any more help would be greatly appreciated

Slainte

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Raven 
Posted: 25-Nov-2003, 10:21 AM
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I just found this site by Roger McGuinn (former front man for the Byrds) and he has some pretty hip MP3's of traditional folk music http://www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/folkden/
Including Finegan's Wakes

Yea!!

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Posted: 25-Nov-2003, 04:43 PM
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Good deal

Hopefully one on these days I'll your group on Highlander radio, what is the name of the group.

Keep bending the strings man.
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Posted: 08-Jan-2004, 11:43 AM
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Kilbrannan, a celtic band from western New York performs this tune and it's on their Live at O'lacys CD. You can listen to it on their website.

www.kilbrannan.com

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Posted: 09-Jan-2004, 01:58 PM
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QUOTE (Macerca @ Nov 25 2003, 04:43 PM)
Good deal

Hopefully one on these days I'll your group on Highlander radio, what is the name of the group.

Keep bending the strings man.

Hi Macerca

My band is Arminta and we will be working this song up in the very near future

Peace

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Posted: 11-Jan-2004, 05:12 PM
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cool definitly one of my favourite irish songs smile.gif
the "dropkick murphy's" version is fun, you might like it!


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