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Lyr Add: I'll 'Ave Guinness Free (Innesfree parody

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DELIRIUM TREMENS
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SHE WAS POOR, BUT SHE WAS HONEST


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GUEST,Sonja 11 Mar 02 - 03:17 AM
GUEST,Sonja 11 Mar 02 - 04:10 AM
GUEST,Arjay 11 Mar 02 - 09:18 PM
Dead Horse 12 Mar 02 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,Sonja 12 Mar 02 - 11:46 PM
Genie 17 Mar 03 - 11:34 AM
Genie 17 Mar 03 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,Sonja 17 Mar 03 - 11:46 AM
An Pluiméir Ceolmhar 17 Mar 03 - 11:48 AM
GUEST,Sonja 17 Mar 03 - 11:51 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: I'LL 'AVE GUINNESS FREE (parody)
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 03:17 AM

I'll admit that the "Guiness free" idea is far from original. I saw reference to it in other threads about "Isle of Innisfree." I didn't have anything but that phrase, so I wrote this parody of "My Isle of Innisfree." There are no doubt better parodies of it about, but since I don't know them, 'ere's this 'un.

Sonja

I'LL 'AVE GUINNESS FREE
(Parody of "Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yeats; Tune: "Dreams of Alwyn"
Parody lyrics by Sonja W. Oates © 2001)

I've met some folks who say that I'm drinker,
And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say,
But, sure, body's bound to be drinker
When 'e's got aches and pains and bills to pay.
A precious thing is drinking in an ale house.
It takes yer mind off work and misery,
Especially when somebody buys a round f'r all,
And I'm in 'eav'n, 'cause I'll 'ave Guinness free..

But draughts don't last, too soon ye reach the bottom,
And soon I'm back to stern reality.
But, though the paths to it were thorn'd and winding,
I'd choose to go where I'll 'ave Guinness free.. (Repeat last line)

(Guitar only)

I wonder if man can find in heaven
All the sweet things denied 'im 'ere below.
They say the music there is sung by angels--
Per'aps the ale there also freely flows.
So, when the bonds of this old earth I shrug off,
My dear old pub perhaps I will behold,
The mates I love around the old bar gathered,
With bended elbows singing songs of old.
So to prepare for meeting old St. Peter
I'll go to mass and say my rosary,
So when I take my leave of earthly sorrows
I sure will go where I'll 'ave Guinness free.

Sonja

Redundant line breaks removed. --JoeClone, 21-Mar-03.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'I'll 'Ave Guiness Free'
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 04:10 AM

Uh-oh. I typed the title correctly in the thread name (except "Guinness" has two "n's"), but I screwed up on the title of the parody. It's "I'll 'Ave Guinness Free," not "Isle Of Guinness Free."

Sonja


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'I'll 'Ave Guiness Free'
From: GUEST,Arjay
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 09:18 PM

Sonja, you ninny! You told me you just wrote that last week--how can you date it "2001?"

Arjay : )


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'I'll 'Ave Guiness Free'
From: Dead Horse
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 03:38 PM

In order to receive back royalties, obviously.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'I'll 'Ave Guiness Free'
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 11:46 PM

Yeah, right, Horse!

Thanks for noticing that mistake, Arjay. The post where I saw the line about "I will arise and go where there's Guinness free" was from 1998, I think, but I didn't see it until last week. The "2001" was just from force of habit (haven't quite got rid of last year yet), and it should say "2002."

Sonya


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'I'll 'Ave Guiness Free'
From: Genie
Date: 17 Mar 03 - 11:34 AM

Guinness is very refreshing on a day like today. ;-D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'I'll 'Ave Guinness Free'
From: Genie
Date: 17 Mar 03 - 11:35 AM

...but aren't there two "n"s in "Guinness?" (Thread title has only one.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'I'll 'Ave Guiness Free'
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 17 Mar 03 - 11:46 AM

I mentioned that spelling error above, but since posting the parody I've learned that the "Isle Of Innisfree" song I parodied is not the one based on W. B. Yeats's poem. It's an original composition (words and music) by Richard Farrelly, as pointed out by the author's son Gerard in another thread.

Is it possible for a clone to fix that attribution in the post of the parody above?

SWO


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'I'll 'Ave Guiness Free'
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 17 Mar 03 - 11:48 AM

With the day that's in it, a colleague has just sent me an e-mail about the fact that he's joining some others for a Patrick Pearse coffee - the coffee will be not merely free but Gaelic as well!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'I'll 'Ave Guiness Free'
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 17 Mar 03 - 11:51 AM

Is "Gaelic coffee" the same thing as what us Yanks call "Irish coffee?" *G*


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