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Posted By: OldPossum
21-Aug-03 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Twang Man
Subject: Tune Add: THE TWANG MAN (from the Dubliners)
This is my best attempt at transcribing the tune by ear from the record.

S:LP: The Dubliners in Concert, Hallmark SHM 682
d | GG Bd | cHd AB | cA GG |
w: Come list-en to my sto-ry, 'Tis a-bout a nice young
HG2 Bd | d/d/d eg | aHb z1 a | ge (d/B/)d |
w: man, When the mi-li-tia was-n't want-in' He dealt in hawk_-ing
Hg2 z1 g | ad d/e/f | gHb z1 a | ge (d/B/)d |
w: twang, He loved a lo-ve-ly maid-en, as fair as a_-ny
Hg2 dd | GG Bd | cHd z1 B | cA/A/ GG | HG3 |]
w: midge, And she kep' a trea-cle de-pot one side of the Car-lisle Bridge.

The sleeve notes on the LP says:
This is a Dublin slang song which Ronnie learned from his father. "Hawking twang" means bartering home made toffee; a Mot is a woman - wife, sister, sweetheart or whatever.
So did I get it right? And does either tune resemble "Limerick Is Beautiful"?