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Tune Add: Patrick Was a Gentleman

15 Jul 99 - 10:57 PM (#95659)
Subject: Tune Add: PATRICK WAS A GENTLEMAN (John J Leahy)
From: John in Brisbane

Here's the tune!

MIDI file: stpatric.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: PATRICK WAS A GENTLEMAN
Copyright: Sequenced © 1999 by John J Leahy
Text: Generated by NoteWorthy Composer
TimeSig: 2/4 24 8
Start
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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ABC format:

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15 Jul 99 - 11:22 PM (#95665)
Subject: RE: New Tune/Lyr Req; Patrick Was a Gentleman
From: Liam's Brother

Hi John!

There was a music hall song written, I believe, by Harrigan & Hart that goes something like...

St. Patrick was a gentleman his name we celebrate
And on the 17th of March the Irish congregate
With a brand new hat on each man's head,
A green necktie that's newly made,
It's right foot first and lightly tread
In the Patrick's Day parade.
And it's 2 by 2 away we go
Up Sackville Street in rain or snow
We'll face the devil friend or foe
In the Patick's Day parade.

Let me know if this is the one. I have the words on sheet music and also in a book. Both are in storage. I'll pick them up and type out the rest of the words if you'd like them.

Sackville Street was renamed O'Connell Street (Dublin's main street) after the Revolution. I believe the Harrigan & Hart original probably used "Broadway."

All the best,
Dan


15 Jul 99 - 11:46 PM (#95680)
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: PATRICK WAS A GENTLEMAN
From:

[From songbook of 1828]

Saint Patrick was a gentelman, and came o' dacent people,
He built a church in Dublin town, and upon it put a steeple;
His mother was a Callaghan, his father was a Brady,
His sister was an O'Houlihan, and his brother an O'Grady.
      Noh! noh! noh! noh!
      Success attend St. Patrick's fist, for he's a dacent saint O;
      He gave the bugs and toads a twist, he's a beauty without paint, O!

The Wicklow hills are very high, and so's the hill of Howth, too;
But I know a hill that's twice as high, and taller than them both, too,
'Twas on the top of that high mount where St. Patrick praeched his sarmint,
He made the frogs jump through the bogs, and he banished all the varmint.
      Noh! noh! &c.

No wonder that we Irish boys should be so gay and frisky,
For Saint Patrick thaught the happy knack of drinking of the whiskey.
'Twas he that brewed the best o' malt, and understood distilling,
For his mother kept a sheeban shop, in the town of Inniskillen.
      Noh! noh! &c.

Then should I be so fortunate as to go back to Munster,
Och! I'll be bound that from that ground, again I ne'er would once stir.
'Twas there St. Patrick planted turf, and plenty of the praties,
With pigs galore, a grah m'estore, and butter-milk and ladies.
      Noh! noh! &c.

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S:Clinton's Gems of Ireland, c 1840 (via SITM)
Q:120
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Song and tune are also in J. Henderson's 'Flowers of Irish Melody', Belfast, 1847.


16 Jul 99 - 12:23 AM (#95696)
Subject: RE: New Tune/Lyr Req; Patrick Was a Gentleman
From:

Note that that above muat be a different song, as it has a very different tune.


16 Jul 99 - 03:02 AM (#95743)
Subject: Lyr Add: ST. PATRICK WAS A GENTLEMAN
From: Murray on Salt Spring

The following variant text is from the Scottish Students' Song Book, circa 1890 methinks.

1. St. Patrick was a gentleman, he came of dacent people,
In Dublin town, he built a church, and upon it put a steeple;
His father was a Callaghan, his mother was a Brady,
His aunt was an O'Shaughnessy, and his uncle was a Grady.

CHORUS: Then success to bold St. Patrick's fist;
He was a saint so clever;
He gave the snakes and toads a twist,
And banished them for ever.

2. There's not a mile in Ireland's isle, where the dirty vermin musters,
Where'er he put his dear forefoot, he murdered them in clusters.
The toads went hop, the frogs went plop, slap dash into the water;
And the beasts committed suicide, to save themselves from slaughter. [Cho.]

3. Nine hundred thousand vipers blue, he charm'd with sweet discourses,
And dined on them at Killaloo, in soups and second courses;
When blind worms crawling on the grass disgusted all the nation,
He gave them a rise and open'd their eyes to a sense of their situation. [Cho.]

4, The Wicklow hills are very high and so's the hill of Howth, sir;
But there's a hill much higher still, ay! higher than them both, sir!
'Twas on the top of this high hill St. Patrick preach'd the sarment,
He drove the frogs into the bogs, and bother'd all the varment. [Cho.]


16 Jul 99 - 03:29 AM (#95749)
Subject: RE: New Tune/Lyr Req; Patrick Was a Gentleman
From: John in Brisbane

The words that I've heard are a mix of Murray's and Bruces.


16 Jul 99 - 04:07 AM (#95761)
Subject: RE: New Tune/Lyr Req; Patrick Was a Gentleman
From:

According to Helen K. Johnson's 'Our Familiar Songs, and Those That Made Them', 1881 (with considerably better notes than in most books of that ilk). The song originally consisted of 3 stanzas written by Henry Bennett and a Mr. Toleken of Cork, in 1814, and they sang alternate lines of it in a mmasquerade. Mr. Toleken slightly later added another stanza, and 2 stanzas are of unknown origin (but are obviously early ones). (Commencement of verses follows; numbers are those in her text)

Joint:
1: Saint Patrick was a gentleman
2: There's not a mile in Ireland's isle
5: The Wicklow hills are very high

Toleken's:
6: Oh! was I but fortunate

Unknown origin:
3: Nine hundred thousand vipers
4: No wonder that those Irish lads