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St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern

16 Mar 00 - 07:39 AM (#195983)
Subject: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

Top o' the morning to youse all...

it's 20 minutes to St Pat's here in Oz..... so I thought I'd get the place set up......

there's gallons of vile black stuff .... the jello pit is full of green jello... (with a few mandarin chunks to keep everyone happy)........

plenty of room on stage for the band, (any takers???? bags I play whistle)......... enough room for some step dancing.....

Big Mick is in the kitchen whipping up a big pot of champ..... god knows where he found all those spuds.. and I really don't want to know.

Only Irish songs today people.. or it'll be the shilleleagh (how the hell do you spell that anyway?) for you.......

I'll start the songs...

"then success to bold St Patrick's fist , he was a saint so clever
he gave the snakes an awful twist and banished them forever."

slainte

alison

P.S. there'll be a prize for the best leprechaun outfit....


16 Mar 00 - 07:44 AM (#195984)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Hyperabid

If you check song challenge 15 I think you'll find around a dozen new StT Pats day songs...

Regards

Hyp


16 Mar 00 - 08:36 AM (#196010)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE HILLS OF CONNEMARA
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)

I'll bring a couple of cases of Black Bushmills and drink a toast to all hands today; cause I'm bloody working midnights on St Patrick's day. Well with the Irish breakfast I plan, my diet is shot to hell. THE HILLS OF CONNEMARA...Yours, Aye. Dave

Gather up the pots and the old tin can
The mash, the corn, the barley and the bran
Run like the devil from the excise man
Keep the smoke from rising Barney

Swing to the left and swing to the right
The Excise men will dance all night
Drinking up the tay till the broad daylight
In the hills of Connemara

RPT 1st verse as chorus

A gallon for the Butcher a quart for Tom
A bottle for poor old father John
To help the poor old dear along
In the hills of Connemara

Chorus

Stand your ground it is too late
The Excise men are at the gate
Glory be to Paddy, they're drinking it Nate
In the hills of Connemara

Chorus


16 Mar 00 - 08:36 AM (#196011)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

those new songs were great... but I was hoping for the usual old pot boilers........ and can we please save Danny boy until everyone is well oiled.......


16 Mar 00 - 08:52 AM (#196022)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Hyperabid

I'll set the pot a boiling...

Hyp


16 Mar 00 - 10:15 AM (#196066)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Cara

I'll join you all today, since I'll be serving beer instead of partaking in it on the day itself (at the Irish Embassy!!)

An easy one for early in the day...

Do you love an apple?
Do you love a pear?
Do you love a laddie with curley brown hair?
Oh still, I love him,
I can't deny him
I'll be with him wherever he goes

Before I got married, I'd sport and I'd play
But now the cradle, it gets in me way...

He stood on the corner, a fag in his mouth
Two hands in his pocket, he whistled me out

Before I got married, I wore a black shawl
But since I got married I wear bugger all

Carry on!


16 Mar 00 - 10:20 AM (#196070)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

I gotta search it up...but I think I'll do the "Unicorn Song". DON"T YOU DARE THROW THAT BOTTLE!!!

After all...it isn't empty yet.....

*ducks out to find music*


16 Mar 00 - 10:29 AM (#196071)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Molly Malone

After a 4 hour rehearsal last night, and still a full day before St. Pat's, you'd think I'd not be wantin' to partake....

Someone draw me a Guiness please. And it's only 8am. It's gonna be a long day.


16 Mar 00 - 10:31 AM (#196073)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: honestfrankie

Greetings and Good Luck to all musician mudcatters who, like myself, are squeezing in two or three gigs for a St. Patty's marathon. Toora Loora Loora....(Here's to you, Bing!)


16 Mar 00 - 10:36 AM (#196077)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Molly Malone

I'm not sure what I was thinkin'. Four gigs, and three of them are an hours drive seperated.

Ok, I'll need more than Guinness...how's about a shot of Tully please... with a Blackbush chaser.


16 Mar 00 - 11:07 AM (#196097)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alice

alison and Mick, it's great to be here in the tavern again with you all... it's been a long time! I've got my latest set of lyrics to memorize taped to my shower wall... Terence's Farewell To Kathleen

So, my Kathleen, you're going to leave me
All alone by myself in this place,
But I'm sure that you'll never deceive me,
Oh, no, if there's truth in that face.
Though England's a beautiful country,
Full of illigant boys, oh, what then--
You'ld never forget your poor Terence,
You'll come back to old Ireland again.

So, I've come back to the old Mudcat again. Lots of fresh new faces around.

How do you like this costume idea? No, that's not me in the photo, that's Eileen Martin. My outfit's green, of course, I wouldn't have a purple one on St. Patrick's day. I can't decide. Should I go with the riverdance look or not?

Alice


16 Mar 00 - 11:11 AM (#196102)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE KNIGHT AND THE UNICORN
From: MMario

*envious glance* must be nice to be able to GET gigs....*sigh*

This is by a SCAdian by the name of Bertram of Bearington, whom I have been trying to track down for a number of years. maybe this will scare him up....

THE KNIGHT AND THE UNICORN
by Bertram of Bearington

There was a knight, a lusty knight, a randy knight was he,
He had eleven mistresses and bastards thirty-three...
He indulged in ev'ry excess, in each licentious whim,
So you should have seen his jaw drop when a unicorn chose him!

Please go away my gold-maned friend, be gone I do declare!
My reputation will be shot with all the ladies fair.
I fear you've got the wrong man, of my friend with coat so fine...
I haven't been a virgin since I reached the age of nine!

I've led a very lusty life, summer winter fall or spring
I have no peers in "swords-manship", I will rut with anything!
So go away fair unicorn, if not I'll be grief-stricken --
The rampant cock upon my shield will turn into a chicken!

The ladies will reject me thinking I'm just bravado.
There must be twenty other knights with chastity their motto.
So go away fair unicorn, please leave me alone...
The ladies will not lay with me with you for chaperone!

Please go away my gold-maned friend, be gone and do not tarry.
You'll probably find the man you seek up in the monastery.
No wait, they're not the kind of monk who are celibately sleeping,
Instead of Mass and priestly vows, it's mistresses they're keeping!

The unicorn said not a word but with a soft "tap tap"
She curved her hooves around his legs, put her head upon his lap.
The knight looked in her deep brown eyes and said, "Why me? why you?"
Then the unicorn demurely said, "My lord, I'm horny too!"


16 Mar 00 - 11:14 AM (#196106)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: jeffp

How about I pull out me fiddle and scratch out a couple of O'Carolan tunes? Planxty Irwin and George Brabazon should be all right. Now a pint of Arthur's best would settle my fingers down just right.......aahh.......that's much better.


16 Mar 00 - 11:17 AM (#196111)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alice

One of my favorite jokes from the Irish joke site posted yesterday is

Have you heard about the Irish boomerang?

It doesn't come back, it just sings songs about how much it wants to.

Alice


16 Mar 00 - 12:20 PM (#196155)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

Who's that makin' all the noise out in the back room. why don't they come out here in the light and join the party?


16 Mar 00 - 02:20 PM (#196241)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

Hey! Look! It's Molly Malone!


16 Mar 00 - 02:24 PM (#196247)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Molly Malone

'lo Mmario. I like that Unicorn song better than the other one...

Sounds like an acid flashback to me... green locknecked geese, humpty backed chimps...good grief.


16 Mar 00 - 02:51 PM (#196262)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

dang! I was gonna sing a new one...but left the words at home.


16 Mar 00 - 02:59 PM (#196265)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

YAY!! All Irish songs! WOOO! I'm going to do one of my own songs, "The Wild Geese"!

THE WILD GEESE, TIS LONG SINCE THEY FLEEEEEEEEEEEW...

--Mbo


16 Mar 00 - 03:21 PM (#196276)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

hey! Mbo! it ain't in the book! Why ain't it in the book? How can we make you famous if you don't put it in the book? How can I steal it if it ain't in t...oops!


16 Mar 00 - 06:39 PM (#196371)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Lonesome EJ

LEJappears with a pint of Guinness in one hand and a shot of Bushmill's in the other, place both glasses on the bar, then shouts "May you be in Heaven 5 minutes before the Devil knows you're dead!!" then passes out between the juke box and the barstool


16 Mar 00 - 07:09 PM (#196380)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

Love the costume Aine...... got a spare and we'll do a a nice reel together... mind you that would be tow of us in black stockings.... think the fellas would cope????

Mick where's that champ? I'm hungry......


16 Mar 00 - 07:20 PM (#196386)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Osmium

So this dude dressed in white saying I look a bit like Elvis but sing better rolls in and sais;

I'll have a pint of jello and what's that black stuff in the pit?

P.S. what the hell is "champ" for the uninitiated?


16 Mar 00 - 07:40 PM (#196396)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49

Hi gang....once again I see the ususal suspects........the smell? Well it seems Cleigh has gas and uh.....(rip)..well like I said, that proves it. It must be something he got (rip) into ...CLEIGH!!!Enough already.......I dunno what it was (poot) but it su....DAMMIT CLEIGH!!!....Take it outside with the flamingos............uh....So who painted the flamindos green??? ...........WEll Os you sure as hell are gonna' be initiated if you eat that freakin' JELLO!!! Geeziz, do you know where that stuff has been??? And that ain't black vile stuff in the pit, or at least not THE black vile stuff...more like well used jello.......Used by WHAT I have no idea but I...BBARRRAAAMMMPPPPHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOSH....Holy Christ, what was that????........Aw geez Meebo...well you didn't have much hair anyway......Betcha' won't be lightin' no more possum farts for awhile.............So set me up with a Jack huh.......little bit of ice please.......and give Meebo some ice for those scalp burns..............

Spaw


16 Mar 00 - 07:46 PM (#196398)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

Ok, the words! But I still feel a bit leery about putting lyrics in the songbook that ain't mine. Only the music is, but here you go:

The Wild Geese--The Wild Geese--'tis long since they flew
O'er the billowy ocean's bright bosom of blue;
For the foot of the false-hearted stranger had curst
The shores on whose fond breast they'd settled at first;
And they sought them a home afar off o'er the sea,
Where their pinions, at least, might me thainless and free.

CHORUS: (this part IS mine, can you tell?)

The Wild Geese flee
The Wild Geese flee
The Wild Gees flee across the sea
(2x)

The Wild Geese--The Wild Geese--sad, sad was the wail
That followed their flight on the easterly gale;
But the eyes that had wept o'er their vanishing track
Ne'er brightened to welcome the wanderers back;
The home of their youth was the land of the slave,
And they died on that shore far away o'er the wave.

The Wild Geese--The Wild Geese--their coming once more,
Was the long-cherished hope of that desolate shore,
For the loved ones behind knew it would yet be free,
If they flew on their white pinions back o'er the sea;
But vainly the hope of these loved ones burned,
The Wild Geese--the Wild Geese--they never returned.

The Wild Geese--the Wild Geese--hark! hear ye that cry?
And marked ye that white flock o'erspreading the sky?
Can ye not read the omen? Joy, joy to the slave,
And gladness and strength to the hearts of the brave;
For Wild Geese are coming at length o'er the sea,
And Eirinn, green Eirinn, once more shall be FREE!

(lyrics by Michael Joseph Barry, Music by Mbo)

--Mbo


16 Mar 00 - 08:06 PM (#196409)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alice

um... alison..... you talkin' to me?.... you talkin' to ME?.... I'm the one in the costume... I haven't seen Aine yet, so far she hasn't arrived. I'm sure she will be decked out in something to fit the occasion, but in the mean time, I will lend you my long, black net gloves and the green feather boa.

There - that looks nice... MICK, OH MICK!!!

Alice


16 Mar 00 - 08:14 PM (#196415)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

Ooops, sorry Alice..... I'm a bit confused....I don't usually touch this vile black stuff... but its a special occassion *grin*.....

(Champ = mashed spuds with milk and butter, with scallions (eschallots, spring onions whatever they are called where you are) mixed through... eaten hot with butter oozing out......... mmmmmmmmm.... I like mine with a nice bit of crisp tasty bacon.......)

anyone fancy some faery hunting in the beer garden???


16 Mar 00 - 08:21 PM (#196421)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alice

Oh, my dear, this is getting interesting!!


16 Mar 00 - 08:25 PM (#196426)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49

Go ahead girls.....I think Meebo is out there running around naked.

Spaw


16 Mar 00 - 08:31 PM (#196429)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

Colcannon is better! I don't have a costume, just a stoopid platic Derby and a button that says "St. Patrick Eats Bagels" but can I come in anyway?
Meebo is nekkid??? Don't let's tell Barky and Kate!!


16 Mar 00 - 08:34 PM (#196431)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

Looking out the window it looks like typical Irish weather

but someone said they heard a tapping noise from under that tree, and a flash of a green coat..........


16 Mar 00 - 08:41 PM (#196436)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

Barky doesn't do beer gardens yet.

My curse is on ye, Sweenie
Ye have me fairly robbed
For ye sit there by the fireside
Yer pipe stuck in yer gob
Ye sit there bu the fireside
from the cold daylight 'til dawn
And ye never will bestir yerself
To plow the rocks o' Bawn.

Heidy ho, fair ones all, and a quart of brown vile stuff in a Mudcat quart jar...god I love these Mudcat ladies...oy, SPaw! put him in the showers!


16 Mar 00 - 08:45 PM (#196438)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

and Kate doesn't do fairies! *BG*
If I come in, do I have to play Irishwasherwoman?


16 Mar 00 - 08:50 PM (#196443)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

there's a dear little plant that grows in our isle
twas St Patrick himself sure that set it
and the sun on its raiment in splendour did shine
and the dew from his eye ofttimes wet it
It shines through the bog, through the muck and the mireland
and they called it the dear little shamrock of Ireland

the dear little shamrock
the sweet little shamrock
the dear little, sweet little
shamrock of Ireland

........ must remember not to drink this vile black stuff again.... it's making drag out really old songs.....


16 Mar 00 - 08:55 PM (#196446)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

Praise comes in confidently and stands the boys a round. Is that a gigbag she's got? No? But WHY is she carrying a bedroll slung over one shoulder? She wanders over to Sorcha, best bud Sorcha...

"Sorch," she says, "I still can't sleep. I give up. I'm here for the cure, and the consequences."

"It's about time, love," says wise and merry Sorcha. "What's your plan?"

"It's very simple. Would you be so kind as to drink me under the table, and then, just as I start to slide down to the floor, flip out the bedroll for me to land on... I'll sleep the night away dreaming dreams of Ireland, and all my friends around~~~ a bit of an Irish wake for the awake, while yet she lives, eh? And none the wiser! Is that not a fine plan?"


16 Mar 00 - 08:58 PM (#196449)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alice

Lovely weather there near Cushendall, alison. Frankly I would trade that rain for what I have coming down outside my window right now.... SNOW!! Lots of it, thick and fast. There will be a scary drive over the mountain pass to Butte for the St. Patrick's Day festivities. It is not yet the 17th in Montana, although you have been enjoying the day for a long time in Australia.
I think I will stay here dry and warm in the Mudcat Tavern.

Alice


16 Mar 00 - 09:01 PM (#196454)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

Save your money Praise.... we have a system here...... we've been charging our drinks on Bert's credit card since the very first tavern...... and it's still working...

so feel free to drink yourself under the table..... on bert's account

singing

lilt-a-doo-dle, lilt-a-doo-dle, lilt-a-doo-dle-dee
and she hydeled-on-the-dee, and she hydeled-on-the-dee,
and she land-ay


16 Mar 00 - 09:06 PM (#196458)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

singing

~~lilt~a~doo~dle,
~~lilt~a~doo~dle,
~~lilt~a~doo~dle~dee
~~and she hydeled~on~the~dee, ~~and she land~ay~~~~~~


It's more fun to drink with a pal...

an' I have a wee Pennsyltucky pistol to be put in the floor-safe behind the bar... Sorcha.....


16 Mar 00 - 09:12 PM (#196465)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

Woo hoo! Looks like I got an audience! Check THIS Wild Goose! HONK HONK!

--Mbo


16 Mar 00 - 09:15 PM (#196467)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: InOBU

Well, I suppose for Saint Pats I can have an E-beer, without killing myself (the oul congenital liver trouble - remember?) So, what the hell, an E-Jamisons chaser and Larry is up on his feet, eyes closed, pipes caught by Genie before they land at his feet.

Oh Danial do not cross the moor, Oh Danial I bid ye stay
I pray ye not stray from my side, til round us breaks the day
For the sun has shed, her last long bloom, and the sea does loudly roar
Tonight he will surely meet his doom, who crosses yon, Grannemoor.

Oh father pray don't reprimand, for 'tis careless I have been,
all though its true, just as ye-ve said, that last night these sights were seen
the sun is gone, the night is long the sea does loudly roar,
but I must go and seek my lamb on the mighty grannemoor.

He took his lantern in his hand, and Dewey he left behind.
He crossed that barren stretch of land, his frighted lamb to find,
but as he struggled with the heath, the torrents down did fall,
and our young Daniel sank beneath the bog of Grannemoor.

His father when he heard the news, he bitterly did cry,
He says I've lost all mine to lose, and I'd rather now to die,
they took him in to comfort him, but he ner saw springtime more,
and they laid him down, in that cold ground, of the breast of grannemoor

And now the dewey people say, they still can hear the cries,
of their young comrade once so brave, who now in his cold bed lies
and when the kneel at night to pray, they say one ave more,
(Spoken with emphasis...)For the boy whose bones are bleaching white, neath the bog of Grannemoor.
,

Happy St. Pats all,
Larry


16 Mar 00 - 09:19 PM (#196469)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49

Huh.....Ya GOTTA quit lightin' them possum farts Meebo!!!..Burned the hair off there to huh.......and what's that burned wiener looking little uh...yeah, ...uh, well....Geeziz......I dunno what to tell you.........pet some mustard on it or something..............and stay away from Cleigh.

Spaw


16 Mar 00 - 09:20 PM (#196471)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

Mbo! *shakes head sadly* That AIN'T what your suppossed to do with ....*sigh* never mind. I've obviously been reading too many of Amos and 'Spaw's posts....

So here we are all assuming "avatars that can be what ever the user want's them to be". Gee, I wonder who we can be?


16 Mar 00 - 09:23 PM (#196475)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

Guess What!?! Andre MADE it! (didn't doubt he would...) Just posted results of his audition!


16 Mar 00 - 09:30 PM (#196481)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

Larry, do you know the slow air "The Wild Geese"? I need some frolicking music! Weeeee!

--Mbo


16 Mar 00 - 09:30 PM (#196482)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: JenEllen

Just in time for StPaddy's, the bruises are turning green. What luck?
How's about a pint of the black throat oil?

I'll tell my mar when I go home
The boys won't leave the girls alone
Wreck my hair and stole my comb
But tha's all right til I go home
She is handsome, she is pretty
She is the belle of Dublin city
She is courted 1..2..3
Please can you tell me who is he
Albert Mooney says he loves her
Other boys are fighting for her
There up at the door with a ring of the bell
Saying Oh my true luv are you well?
Out she comes as white as snow
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes........

jingling to her spot FAR from the projectiles in the jello-pit....Elle


16 Mar 00 - 09:35 PM (#196486)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49

Pardon me....but temporarily, to hell with St. Patrick and let's all drink to our friend Andres who made it passed his audition with flying colors!!!!!

They're on me folks....

HERE'S TO ESCAMILLO.......OUR ARGENTINE BROTHER!!!!!!!

Congrats Andres.......I already posted my best to you on your thread, but here's a round for you!

FANTASTIC JOB!!!!!!!!!

Spaw


16 Mar 00 - 09:40 PM (#196488)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

I'll drink that that!


16 Mar 00 - 10:01 PM (#196502)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Escamillo

THANK YOU SPAW AND ALL !! Remember I pay tonight ! Pass me my first pint please.. oh, what a heck is that black vile stuff ? is it edible or drinkable ? Let me try that too. I'll try anything, I'm so happy. OOps not just ANY thing, well.. you know.
For those who did'nt see the other thread, I passed an audition today for a place in the choir of the Wagnerian Association, a first-level group in Argentina and will be singing with the main orchestras and (possibly) with the Berliner Philarmonic during their visit.
But the "amazing" thing was that I performed Amazing Grace, following advice from Mudcatters, and that's a little exotic for them, and it delighted them.
OK .. now relax .. (berp) Where's the other pint ? Yes, Guinnes - or anyone you recommend.
Un calido (30 C degrees) abrazo - Andrés


16 Mar 00 - 10:05 PM (#196506)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST

(peeks shyly around the door looking for a friendly face) H'lo? Got room for one more in here? I've got a whistle!

ceit


16 Mar 00 - 10:07 PM (#196508)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

if ceitagh should wander in, I'm leaving a round out, and a hearty welcome. Congratulations again Andre!


16 Mar 00 - 10:12 PM (#196512)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

Escamillo, El Patron! Que rico, rico rico!!! Un embrazo ENORMO para ti!!!

MM, I dunno -- I heard a story once about the Hepburn set getting hepped to the question "Who do you think you are!" and making people answer it, and laughing their asses off at the answers that came out -- big stars walking around imaging themselves to be yet other big stars...

So you can be Bill Gates or Harley Davidson his own self, if you want!!! How about Twiggy ?? You could be Thomas Aquinas or Thomas Edison...take yer pick, big guy.

(tunes up old Martin>

Oh, see! The fleet footed hosts of men!
They come with faces wan.
From farmer's hut, and fisher's cot
Far beyond the banks of Bann
They come with a vengeance in their eyes!
Too late, too late are they
For young Roddy McCorley goes to die
On the Bridge of Tooms today...

(Slugs down first pint of horrid brown stuff).


16 Mar 00 - 10:17 PM (#196516)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

YES! C'mon in Ceit! Oops, sorry! Um...anyone got a towel?

--Mbo


16 Mar 00 - 10:20 PM (#196522)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49

Welcome ceits.....I've been following your "progress" on the other thread and I'm glad you've decided to stay. There's plenty of good friendship and good music here and we're glad to have you at the 'Cat. As you notice with Andres (escamillo) we are very supportive of our own! Some of Andres and Alice's threads on the singing voice have been quite wonderful and they are both active participants in the fun had here too.

Join up and you drop the guest tag and also have a personal page and other things...have a good time and ask anything you wish. Believe me there are lots of people to help you out. Search some old threads and add to new ones. Have that drink on Mario too (he's a tightwad and rarely buys).

Welcome.

Spaw


16 Mar 00 - 10:22 PM (#196524)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alice

Andrés congratulations!! Well done! But then we know you are a seriously good singer so I'm not surprised they want you!

alice


16 Mar 00 - 10:23 PM (#196525)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST,ceitagh

Seems safe enough. Thanks for the welcome MMario! But umm.... I don't like Guinness.

Hey Meebo!!! Look, i've braved the tavern- proud of me?


16 Mar 00 - 10:25 PM (#196526)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

I heard that 'spaw!

oh CLEIGH! Have some more cabbage there, boy? and how about some of this bean dip? That's right, all you want. But make sure you sleep on 'spaw's pillow tonight. Okay? Good 'possum.

"I was born of Geordie parents, one day when I was young!"


16 Mar 00 - 10:28 PM (#196528)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

Yes I am, VERY proud indeed! As for myself...HEY who threw my clothes in the jello pit?! Just watch out for that Praise, she has a knack for losing her knickers and assaulting innocent customers! Yeeeeeeeee it's cold in here!

--Mbo


16 Mar 00 - 10:30 PM (#196530)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

'sokay ceitagh. This is a virtual tavern. The round is whatever you want. I'm usually doing quadruple expresso mocha with extra caffiene....on ice.


16 Mar 00 - 10:35 PM (#196533)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49

Mario go ahead and feed him up. I can keep Cleigh off the pillow, but you'd think Meebo would stay away from his rump with those matches....Boy looks singed pretty bad..........

Spaw


16 Mar 00 - 10:38 PM (#196536)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: thosp

i usually don't drop into the tavern -- i guess it's never been my scene -- and i'm certainly not the most verbose of persons ( possible understatement ) but i just had to stop in to wish one and all

HAPPY ST.PADDYS' DAY

peace Y thosp


16 Mar 00 - 10:40 PM (#196538)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST,ceitagh

oh my....methinks this is not for the faint of heart. I think i'll go over....here....away from the jello pit. What is there to drink around here?


16 Mar 00 - 10:42 PM (#196541)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST,ceitagh

I think i'll just have a Mike's hard and sit here...in the corner...playing my whistle...Mary Mac's Wedding, 'cause i like it...

ceit


16 Mar 00 - 10:43 PM (#196542)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario

you name it, we got it. If you can't afford it, just charge it to bert. if you can afford it, send the check to Max at the MudCat. *grin*

say - how do you know Mbo?


16 Mar 00 - 10:44 PM (#196544)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Escamillo

Donighd I may be a goodh singah bud nod serious ad all. Where's dat fourthd bint ?
You are sho good friedds - Esgabillo


16 Mar 00 - 10:49 PM (#196546)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST,ceitagh

It's on Bert's tab then...

Umm....i sorta looked Mbo up on icq 'cause i thot ot would be handy to have an ally before i started posting, Why Mbo? well, i figured there couldn't be *that* many Mbo's online!! I was right!

ceit


16 Mar 00 - 10:50 PM (#196548)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

Well, if you ain't into the liquor like me, you can get all kinds o stuff! Hey, who's tending bar tonight?

--Mbo


16 Mar 00 - 10:53 PM (#196553)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

Hi Ceitagh, glad you found your way in....... have another pint of whatever that is from me......

congratulations andre.....

what happened to the singing??

"As I was going over......."


16 Mar 00 - 10:59 PM (#196556)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST

Thanks for the welcome Alison! What shall we sing?

Ceit


16 Mar 00 - 11:00 PM (#196558)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

There are many imposters, but there is only one Mbo! Ask Spaw!

--Mbo


16 Mar 00 - 11:03 PM (#196565)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST,ceitagh

Yep. Mbo is unique (thank God!) ok, ok, just kidding....

Sadly, it seems i must go. My prescence is required elsewhere. but i'll be back!!!


16 Mar 00 - 11:08 PM (#196569)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Dave Swan

'spaw, it's time ol' Cleigh graduated to the big time. No more screwing around in the pub lighting little ones with Meebo and giggling like a Girl Scout. I've broken out the gorilla suit, the fishnets and the Zippo. Jam Cleigh under my free arm. The boy's climbing the ladder with me, but when all's been lit and we take that dive into the helmet full of jello, he'll come out a man.

Clear!!!!!

E.S.


16 Mar 00 - 11:11 PM (#196571)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

Her hair it shone like Gordie's byer You'd think she was hanged from a chain And her eyes hung down to the Shannon's shore Tho' never I saw her, once again....well....somnething like that...


16 Mar 00 - 11:18 PM (#196572)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49

.......ohmygawd....CLEIGH!!!! Don't do it little guy!!!.......El Swanno's a pro, its different......aw geez............I can't bear to watch!!!!...........oy.....................

Spaw


16 Mar 00 - 11:18 PM (#196573)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

time for a good cry

"over in Killarney, many year's ago
Me mother sang a song to me in tones so sweet and low
Just a simple little ditty, in her dear old Irish way
and I'd give the world if I could hear her song again today"
...

all together now..... with copious swaying.....

"toor-a-loor-a-loor-a............


16 Mar 00 - 11:35 PM (#196579)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: harpgirl

...did someone say LIME JELLO!!!!..(swan dives naked into the pit, singing!)

"I'll tell me ma when I get home
The boys won't leave the girls alone!
They pull my hair and steal my comb
But that's alright when I get home
She is handsome, she is pretty
She is the belle of Belfast City....
She is courting, one two, three,
Please won't you tell me who is she... "


16 Mar 00 - 11:40 PM (#196581)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

IT"S ME!!!!!!!

(leaps in equally naked beside Harpy....) "time to defend our unbroken record as champions, eh Harpy??? OK boys.... who's man enough to give it a go????"


16 Mar 00 - 11:43 PM (#196584)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

(last time we whupped big Mick and Art Thieme.... just for any newbies who weren't around then...)


17 Mar 00 - 12:08 AM (#196588)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: harpgirl

...okay 'mates...who dares to challenge this slippery tag team?????


17 Mar 00 - 12:21 AM (#196593)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

You Wastern lasses are quite a temptation, sloshing around in the jello pit! If it weren't much later here 'd have at you for a --- well, just for a new experience. But if Art couldn't handle you....I dunno. Maybe you should explain the rules. Mbo!!! Now's yer chance mate! Twins!!!

Goodnight, ladies, ladies, ladies, sweet ladies, goodnight....

(The faint sound of the deepthroated 1947 Indian again rolls sweetly over the night hills and far away, and fades into the distance....)


17 Mar 00 - 12:23 AM (#196594)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

I'll give it a go! Hauling around a 40lb backpack all day for the last 3 years has given me some strong shoulders! I'll tage team ye! Now who's gonna partner with me?

--Mbo (oh, and if you happen to have a runaway cart you need propped up, I'm you man)


17 Mar 00 - 12:24 AM (#196595)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

If you're Irish, come into the Jello
there's a welcome there for you
and if your name is Catspaw, Mick or Pat
climb down here in the green stuff and we'll get you on the mat

looks like we're going to stay undefeated Harpy!!


17 Mar 00 - 12:41 AM (#196598)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

COME ONNNN! Amos? Mario? C'mon, I NEED a partner! Ye can't set two against one! It just ain't fair I tell 'ee!

--Mbo


17 Mar 00 - 12:53 AM (#196603)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Biskit

The dark haired gent slowly saunters over to the bar carrin' a git-tar case thats seen some miles `scuse me m'am, ah jest blew into town from Newton Kansas, an a fella down the road a peice tol' me a fella could get a little side meat an cabbage roun' heah, Molly Malone notices the green jello hangin' from the brim of his hat,........Ya'll aint from aroun' here are ya! The stranger gives her that easy smile,says;nope but I'd be abliged If yud pass that brown paper wrapped thang wi' the UPS stickers all over it looks like it'd make a comfy stool, I'll jist whoop out my git-fiddle hear and croon ya a couple....by the way who's that Me blow fella I kepta hearin' `bout.


17 Mar 00 - 01:00 AM (#196606)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

(Praise, sleeping contentedly under the table, her wee Pennsyltucky pistol lovingly tucked like a pillow under her fluffy locks, opens one sleepy eye, and catches a glob of ricocheting jello in the corner of it. She mumbles something in Portagee, rubs her eye, and turns over to sleep on, entirely undisturbed and at peace at last among friends. For once a girl has publicly lost her knickers, and found them flown proud, what matters else but dreams?)


17 Mar 00 - 01:07 AM (#196609)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

Mbo, where is Cleigh when you need him, huh? I don't think we need co ed tag teams here, might be a little much for the PreacherMan Hardiman to handle, bu I'll sure 2nd ya!
Praise, honey, ya'll just go on and do what you need to do; I'll supply the pillows and Tylenol! But in the future, remember that Tylenol BEFORE indulging helps more!
Spaw, you lay offn that boy, he ain't been lightin all of them!You might ask your friend the Potato Farmer what he has been doing with that Zippo!
And, since nobody told me I had to play Irish Washer Woman, I AIN'T GONNA! I'm gonna play this sappy song called "SHALL MY SOUL PASS THROUGH IRELAND".............in Bb, so capo up good buddies!


17 Mar 00 - 01:11 AM (#196611)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

(Praise hears the sweet tones of bes' bud Sorcha in the dims of her dreams, and without waking holds the wee Pennsyltucky pistol up for Sorcha to take and stow safely down in the floor safe behind the bar.)


17 Mar 00 - 01:16 AM (#196614)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

Sluber on sweet Praise, slumber on. I'll run interference with the Green Jello, at least til tomorrow! Bu verily I say unto thee, Valerian works very well!

And for some folks who really need help"
The praties, they grow small...........


17 Mar 00 - 01:18 AM (#196615)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

And the knickers wrapped their lace around the flagpole...


17 Mar 00 - 01:22 AM (#196616)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

(Slubering softlyer now relieved of the iron...)


17 Mar 00 - 01:34 AM (#196619)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Biskit

Praise...hey PRRAaaise wake up sweetie I got yur knickers back fur ya Oh good GAAWwd! ahts a jin-u wine penssiltucky pistil!ya don't see many'a dem anymore. now where was I oh yeah! whars thet Knee bowl feller, I need a strong Bass line on this next little ditty. oh Bearyyy me naught on th' lone prarieeee.....


17 Mar 00 - 01:35 AM (#196620)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

Woo, that Pistol Packin Mama!
Hey, any good scotspersons out there? I am now the (proud?) hopefully temporary owner of a Border Collie/German Shepherd Cross puppy, only about 6 wks old. This (stoopid?) woman let her B C get bred by a Shepherd, and then gave away the puppies too soon. A boy I know took one of them, and was taking it to work with him to look after her, but his boss said that had to stop, so as we speak, I have a crying baby in my lap that really needs to be with her mama. Plan to take her to the Society AM, because I cannot have 3 dogs, and cannot deal with a Border Collie bitch!! Been here 2 hrs, and already running everybodys railroad! (I would pay shipping, if you really want her!)


17 Mar 00 - 01:54 AM (#196624)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

A Voice issues forth, striking Biskit right where he lives:

P/U/T/ /T/H/O/S/E/ /K/N/I/C/K/E/R/S/ /B/A/C/K/ /O/N/ /T/H/E/ /F/L/A/G/P/O/L/E/ /A/N/D/ /F/L/Y/ /'/E/M/ /P/R/O/U/D/!/


17 Mar 00 - 02:02 AM (#196628)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Biskit

Wheeeooooeee,YAAWWWwwwwwn you guys know what time it is? I think I'd better turn in let me put the ol'eyebenez away....oh Man! I hope thats jello praise.. praise honey gi'me a li'l o that sleepin'bag wha! whutind' hell was that a durned muskrat just runned across my neck, holie s@#t far it's a good thing IimmDrunnnnnn.........KSNooore


17 Mar 00 - 02:14 AM (#196630)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

BISKIT, YOU STEALIN MY BUD'S KNICKERS OFF'N THE FLAG POLE? MAN, O MAN, WE GOIN GET YOU GOOD BUD!Put 'em back and nuttin said! Cause the lady wrapped her knickers round the flag pole!


17 Mar 00 - 02:30 AM (#196632)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

Praise rises up in power and ejects Biskit from her sleeping bag with tremendous force, her throat wide open in a roar seldom heard on the earth.

DON'T EVER F**K WITH ME WHEN I'M ASLEEP, AGAIN!!!!!

AND THOSE KNICKERS WAS POSTED BY MY STAUNCH ALLY, AMOS!!!

I'M NOT KIDDING FOLKS!


17 Mar 00 - 02:40 AM (#196635)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

In a very small voice--sorcha says, "I think we better leave them there for posterity", and Biskit, no offense intended, but always check with the woman in charge before trying anything! (*BG*)


17 Mar 00 - 02:54 AM (#196641)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

Praise gets up again wearily. "Well that was nice while it lasted," she says sarcastically, rolling up the bedroll. "I know all Biskit needs is a good thorough FUGging but I'm just too tired to do it, he'll have to go FUG himself."

She and Sorcha cackle wildly as Praise leaves. And says over her shoulder, "Maybe Mbo will set the undies flyin' proud once more, since my other staunch ally is asleep and Hardiman too. Whatever!! FUG you vey much, all!"


17 Mar 00 - 03:09 AM (#196644)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

Say good nite Gracie,
Good nite, Gracie


17 Mar 00 - 03:20 AM (#196646)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Escamillo

BERP
sorry -ssshhhhh


17 Mar 00 - 07:52 AM (#196690)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: InOBU

CUNIS! A BIT A WHIST...! HUSH NOW and fill yer glasses...
Let us pause and raise our glasses to remember those who died bearing Irelands cross in Ireland and many lands. And this year, especially the
SAN PATRICIO BRIGADE of Mexico MURDERED BY THE US ARMY! All the best
Larry


17 Mar 00 - 08:26 AM (#196704)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler

St Pat's day in UK, POETS day at work, though I'm working Saturday for once (darn it). I don't like the black stuff, though I have some Jamesons somewhere behind all the Metaxas bottles, but at least I'm having curry tonight, so that'll do to honour my Irish grandfather (well he was born in India -you can always tell a Brummie by the shamrock in his turban). Good luck to all here
RtS


17 Mar 00 - 09:37 AM (#196723)
Subject: Lyr Add: SALLY MACLENNANE (partial)^^
From: Cara

(Cara ducks in between day job at office and night job tending bar at Irish Embassy)

"Give me two pints please, and a shot of Jameson's for the love of God!"

Jimmy played harmonica in the pub where I was born
He played it from the nighttime to the peaceful early morn
He soothed the soul of psychos and the men who had the horn
And they all looked very happy in the morning

Sad to say I must be on my way
Buy me a beer or whisky cuz I'm going far away
Sing a song of time long gone
But they knew that they'd be seein' him again

Yay Pogues! Bottoms up!


17 Mar 00 - 10:18 AM (#196733)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Molly Malone

Great irish music here for the next few minutes. here


17 Mar 00 - 12:49 PM (#196790)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

Um...so did I win in the Jello pit? And Sorch, my knickers MAY be flying on the flagpole very soon! MORE MORE MORE!! HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY EVERYONE!!!!

--Mbo


17 Mar 00 - 12:58 PM (#196793)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

Cara me-duck:

Thass jus' bootiful! What is it? (seriously)...


17 Mar 00 - 01:01 PM (#196795)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Kara

I was reminded by the reference to Mary Macs Wedding of a weekend party we had to warm our new (300 year old) house in Brittany. Loads of our mates had come from near and far to help with the party including one Al Groat, a bodhran beating verse wielding friend from Tipperary. Over the course of the weekend much grog had been scoffed and many a fine song and tune performed for the pleasure of our friends and new neighbours. Al Groat, whose repertoire had been drawn upon all weekend, and was somewhat past his peak started to sing Johnny jump up. He has a incredible ability to remember verse after verse of even the most epic ballad, in incredible states of blatant drunkenness. Well half on hour latter he arrived at the end of said epic ballad, Johnny Jump up. Only to waver on his stool for a few seconds then cry, " hey, I have remembered another one" at which he restarted Johnny Jump Up. He only got as far as the bit where " I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up" when someone gave him a gentle shove and he to fell to the ground, where we covered him with a blanket and he stayed until morning.


17 Mar 00 - 01:20 PM (#196803)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

LOL!!! Kara, I wish I'd been there!!! What a geat party it sounds like, and Al just the man for it!!


17 Mar 00 - 01:26 PM (#196812)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Kara

Well I guess it is time to leave the monitor and get on with my real life just drop the kids off at the baby sitters and off to the pub, pappy St hatricks


17 Mar 00 - 01:42 PM (#196819)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Scotsbard

Happy St.Pats to all! (outa here to start playing)


17 Mar 00 - 01:45 PM (#196821)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Fortunato

All this is making me mighty thirsty. Do you think we should stop by the Royal Mile Pub this very afternoon and have a pint of Guiness to celebrate the day in an actual pub with actual stout and music et al? Well, anyone want to join me?


17 Mar 00 - 04:19 PM (#196898)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Peter T.

Chant in distance suspiciously like cross between soccer team and celestical choir) ANDRES!ANDRES!ANDRES!ANDRES!

ANDRES!!!! (Choir enters tavern decked in shamrocks and Argentinian beef)

er, Andres? (spots fallen figure of Argentinean surrounded by jars of the black stuff, and suspicious white powder around nose. Moves closer, recognises white powder as jello mix.Hmmmmmm)

ANDRES!!ANDRES!!ANDRES!!! ANDRES!!! (figure does not move). "He once was drunk, and now is too, drunk blind and does not see!!!"

More libation poured over figure. He rests smiling. Choir moves on into the night swaying significantly.........


17 Mar 00 - 04:54 PM (#196918)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: kendall

I really shouldn'r drink you know, but, its expected on St. Patricks Day. Problem is, I get sentimental on this day.. One day as I strolled along Broadway
A vision came into my view
A vision of sadness and beauty
A beauty thats given to few.
There was I in the land of the stranger
There was she, I'd not seen her before
But, somehow I knew she was Irish
A sweet Coleen from Erins green shore...

I boldly approached this fair maiden
I asked her the cause of her woe
She said "I am crying for Ireland
The land where the green shamrocks grow."

Another Harp please..


17 Mar 00 - 06:07 PM (#196940)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST

Guinness in hand, SDShad contributes another of MacGowan:

I sat for a while by the gap in the wall
Found a rusty tin can and an old hurley ball
Heard the cards being dealt, and the rosary called
And a fiddle playing Sean Dun na nGall
And the next time I see you we'll be down at the Greeks
There'll be whiskey on Sunday and tears on our cheeks
For it's stupid to laugh and it's useless to bawl
About a rusty tin can and an old hurley ball

So I walked as day was dawning
Where small birds sang and leaves were falling
Where we once watched the row boats landing
By the broad majestic Shannon

Off to hear pipers and drink Guinness! Slainte!


17 Mar 00 - 10:55 PM (#197027)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

Don't be daft Mbo... of course you didn't win... and it's going to take months for the jello to work its way out of all those orifi........

Harpy and I win again as usual, hey I even managed to beat you, and fit in a gig (in the clammiest conditions you can imagine) and a good nights sleep... St Pat's is over here.. but I'm back to celebrate with the US!!

No takers on the best leprechaun outfit competition???

"Up the airy mountain, down the rushy glen
we daren't go a hunting for fear of little men"


17 Mar 00 - 10:57 PM (#197030)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: GUEST, Fissed as a Part

"I'm dreamin' of a whi.."

Hey Alison, where's that Champ? To hell with that Colcannon shite!

Mick?....come out here and give us a while o' yer craic.

That's that now for another year.

Anyone got any coffee or any other kind of stimulant?


17 Mar 00 - 11:02 PM (#197035)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

kendall, good to see ya letting your um...hair down. Yep. Noice to see yuh hyeah. I'll buy yoou another when your done with that one. No harm -- its purely virtual which means you can get exactly as drunk as you wish.----------------------------------------------------------------

SHe had 20, 18, 16, 14
She had 12, 10, 8, 6 4, 2, none!
She had 19, 17, 15, 13
11, 9, 7, 5, 3 and 1.
Round and round the Wheel of FOrtune
Where it stops, nobody knows!
But the fair young lasses always follow
The pretty boys where'e'r they go...

Bless you all, Catters high, low, wise and otherwise.


17 Mar 00 - 11:31 PM (#197057)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alice

alison, here's my costume for the competition- Green Jacket, scarlet cap with a feather, buckles on my shoes, ...and an invisibility cape I stole from that Harry Potter kid, so

.... I can be here, then disappear

and turn up on the other side of the bar.


17 Mar 00 - 11:45 PM (#197064)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: alison

you're winning so far Alice (seeing as you're the only contender!!)... nice pointy ears too... my skin still has a greenish tinge from the jello.... so I think I'll just be a faery....

Guest - give me yer plate and I'll take it into the kitchen and fill it up for you (BTW champ for tea at my place tonight.. missed out yesterday (St Pats) because of gigs)........ and see if I can lure Big Mick out here... but I know he's been very busy peeling spuds.. or was that playing gigs????? BTW .. we're a friendly bunch in here.. you can tell us your name.....


17 Mar 00 - 11:54 PM (#197068)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

WHADDYA MEAN I LOST! I never got a chance! NOT FAIR! NOT FAIR! It isn't fair, is it, preciousss? Hmm. Must be some Samson kinda thing. Take off my kilt and I go from Mbo Ruadh to The Pilsbury DOH! Boy.

And a fine and Happy Feast Day of Saint Padraig! CHEERS TO EVERYONE!!!!

Ha, no leprechaun outfits fer me! I'm dressed as Oisin, son of Fionn Mac Cumhal tonight! O DOMNAILL ABU!!

Amos, you got it wrong, man! It should be
"But the boys always follow
The fair young lasses where'e'r they go..."
Ahhh...much better! Here's to the ladies!

--Mbo


18 Mar 00 - 12:14 AM (#197073)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Lonesome EJ

LEJ staggers up to Alice, laying his hand upon her shoulder, and says

Either I mistake your shape and making quite,
Or else you are that shrewd and knavish sprite
Call'd Robin Goodfellow: Are you not she
that fright the maidens of the villagery?

then resumes prone position by the bar, mumbling

a Taxi, a Taxi...my Kingdom for a Taxi...


18 Mar 00 - 12:20 AM (#197075)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

Just stopped in for a quick one, am so tired I can't even think of tunes, let alone play them, and I didn't have a gig tonite! That blessed, beknighted, bloody puppy kept me up most of the night last nite, screamning, howling, whimpering. If one didn't work,she tried something else. I won, but didn't get much sleep. Is at shelter tonite, hope somebody finds her to love. Gotta go to bed, good St. Pat's to you all, g'nite!


18 Mar 00 - 12:21 AM (#197076)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Escamillo

> ANDRES!!! ANDRES!!! (figure does not move). "He once
> was drunk, and now is too, drunk blind and does not see!!!"
Figure raises head a little, shakes it side to side for a while, accompanied with a loud BBBRRRRRRR sound, (as the pros do, easying the defective neurons to be dropped out the brain), then head falls back like a stone. Wagner's spirit lurking from the sky covers his face. Another night in the Tavern.


18 Mar 00 - 12:22 AM (#197078)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Biskit

Boy! does'nt pay ta try'n be a gennelmn `round this place! if ida knowed ya wanted yur nickers up da pole ida leftum there GEEEEZZZZzzzus! smeels like burnt muskrat fARTS'roun ere barkeep! setup the house disuns on Biskit!,sorry `bout the knicker thing Praise,where I come from a fella just natchurly,tries ta hep out a lady whats lost her knickers.Well folks heres ta dear St Pattie, drink up!


18 Mar 00 - 12:27 AM (#197082)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Biskit

hey! anybody seen my underware..........


18 Mar 00 - 12:50 AM (#197088)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

Goodnight Sorcha! And may flights of The Fair Folk sing Kate and thee to thy well-deserved rest...

--Mbo


18 Mar 00 - 01:07 AM (#197089)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

A pale wraith emanates into the Tavern cackling softly to herself and evaporates up the chimney... trailing Biskit-looking knickers behind her... and drapes them neatly but not too neatly on the flagpole cleat for his recovery convenience..... she continues her slow, ethereal progress through the night vapors seeking rest, peace, and corporeal solidity....


18 Mar 00 - 01:34 PM (#197263)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alice

Andrés, I commend you not only on your singing voice, but also on your command of the English language, as you are able to hold your own so eloquently here in this crazy place!!


18 Mar 00 - 02:06 PM (#197268)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

Wodda joint -- international lunacy on a cosmic scale! Knicker-snitching ectoplasm! Leprechaun costume contests of One. Troubadours in Jello with Peté FLambé! Nom de dieu, j'me fous de ces Hiberniens foux!


18 Mar 00 - 02:42 PM (#197277)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

The phone rings.

"Help! My monkey's on Amazing Grace, and I can't find the Neil Young Center's Bedtime for Bonzo Sleep Deprivation Laboratory!"

Mel the bartender (Simpsons) "Aghh, sorry lady, no Bonzo's here, just Bozo's....."


18 Mar 00 - 05:14 PM (#197363)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Dave Swan

Hey 'spaw,

No worries, the little guy did really well. That whistling sound as we rotated bass-akwards in the three and a half really added a lot. Here he is good as new.

Anybody know how to get possum pee out of a gorilla suit?

E.S.


19 Mar 00 - 12:54 AM (#197527)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Escamillo

Thank you Alice, I'll tell you a secret. I have a natural ease for understanding and talking foreign languages (my father spoke Spanish, French, English, Italian, and some German), then how could I exploit that handicap for singing ? Singing in Spanish in a Latin American country ? Singing in Italian in a city full of italian singers ? No! sing in a decent English or German, and you'll be out of the mass ! That's why I prefer English and USA songs and negro spirituals when performing solos. Those who are British or Americans will be glad, and those who are not, will be amazed ! HAHAHAAAAAA !!
Well, no kidding, I really love those songs in the English language, for the language and for the music, and would sing them in any place ! But what I've said above is a little true too, for me and many singers, amateurs and professionals, don't you think so ?.:)
Un abrazo - Andrés


19 Mar 00 - 02:33 AM (#197560)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

Dices, Escamillo: Sabes-tu la cancion "Keep Your Hand On the Plow"? Es un spirituel de los negros muy (moving) y muy (powerful). Si tu lo no sabes, I would be glad to provide the words.

Un embrazo,

Amos


19 Mar 00 - 05:08 AM (#197597)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Escamillo

Thanks, Amos, it will be very welcome. And tell me where to find a MIDI if you know.
Un abrazo - Andrés
PS : a hug or embrace = un abrazo
a slang expression to define a really flattening piece of FEMALE = un hembrazo (So your goodbye message is much appreciated)


19 Mar 00 - 05:24 AM (#197601)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Sorcha

Escamillo, you make those of us who only have a few words of another language want to go hide our heads in shame. Your Engilish is EXCELLENT, your comprehension magnificent. (Talk about ego/ethno centrism--Do you not know that ENGLISH is the ONLY real language?)--very big stupid grin, it's a joke! And jokes, contractions, colloquials are the hardest to get: You do an excellent job! Que bueno!


19 Mar 00 - 10:04 AM (#197633)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

Andres, es el Espanol la lengua primera por usted?

PEI ("para el informacion," como BTW?) Tengo el diccionario, ahora. !A las palabras!


19 Mar 00 - 11:29 AM (#197659)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

Amigos para siempre!

--Mbo


19 Mar 00 - 12:29 PM (#197687)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: wysiwyg

!Arriba!


19 Mar 00 - 03:44 PM (#197772)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alice

Andrés, regarding singing in English, I am sure you know the difficulty is that the language is one of the worst for keeping an open sound (and the best is Italian, of course). I am sure you know this from your training, as well as the sound of all the languages you have learned. When I was 8 years old, my family had two Cuban refugees come to live with us for a year and half, a brother and sister. I remember the sound of the language as they spoke it, and I studied it in school, as well as travelling in Mexico and Central America. It has been too long since I have spoken Spanish, so I've lost any fluency I had. What I did keep, which helped me in learning to sing, was the open vowels of Spanish. It helps even in singing English, because so many English speakers stop the sound on the roof of their mouth, sing through their nose, or hang onto the consonants instead of the vowels. The English words sound like so much hissing and spitting (sounds of s, t, th, k, ch) compared to Italian or Spanish.

To be able to sing the English songs will, I am sure, bring much attention to your skill.

Alice


19 Mar 00 - 04:50 PM (#197791)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

Andres

Keep Your Hand On That Plough is a simple but powerful song. There is a version in the DT but the midi with it is in a major rather than the minor key that I learned it in.

Here is the song as I learned it -- it may have been from an old Mahalia Jackson 33, I am not sure:

Keep Your Hand On That Plow, Hold On

 

Em--------------------A7-----------
Mary wore three links of chain
Em--------------------------A7------
And every link bore Jesus' name
Em---------------------------------B7
Keep your hand on that plow,
Em------
Hold on
 
Chorus:
A7-------
Hold on,
A7--Em------
Hold on
Em----------B7-------------------
Keep your hand on that plow,
B7-----Em
Hold on

Paul and SIlas bound in jail
Had nobody for to pay their bail
Keep your hand on that plow, hold on

They began to pray and shout
The walls fell down and they walked right out
Keep your hand on that plow, hold on

Now what set Paul and Silas free
Is good enough for a  sinner like me
Keep your hand on that plow, hold on
 
 

I don't have a MIDI interface, but I can send you a small .mp3 of it if you wish -- give me an email address.

Warmest regards,

Amos


19 Mar 00 - 06:27 PM (#197818)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Mbo

Man...it's been a while since I've heard that song, Amos. It was an early song I learned to play on guitar, way back in 1994. Ah...still remember it well, it was on the same page as "Let My People Go", another good song..

--Mbo


19 Mar 00 - 09:30 PM (#197865)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Escamillo

Sorcha, I'm glad to see that my English is good ! Credit to professor Mrs.Alice Vazquez from Instituto Cambridge de Buenos Aires, and credit to my parents. And to the Mudcat too, because with all this daily activity of reading and writing, I'm improving a lot. Alas, I still don't know what a POSSUM is, but I'm afraid to ask.

Praise, yes, my native language is Spanish. However, Buenos Aires has always been an international city. Some of my school mates spoke Italian with their grandparents, some spoke English, German, Arab and Russian with them. I think it's similar to New York in this regard.

Thanks Mbo ! Thanks too to you Amos, you may send that MP3 to escamillo@ciudad.com.ar

Alice, I absolutely agree - for some reason Italians have such a rich singing tradition. However, they always teach "aperto ma coperto"- OPEN BUT COVERED. When that special sound is obtained, firm but not strident, clear but caressing, then vowels of French, English, Italian and others get closer and can be treated similarly. If one is careful enough to not sing through the nose or open mouth, and concentrate "in the mask" (that's the natural resonance of the front bones of the face), then English vowels get easier. I have listened carefully to British classical singers, and although I would never sound exactly like them, I can reasonably approach that sound. Perhaps when I grow up ! I love that "singing voice" conversations, thanks for bringing up the subject.
Un abrazo - Andrés


19 Mar 00 - 11:49 PM (#197899)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

Escamillo -- I have sent it along. BYW, what sort of machine are you using? Even only three verses makes a large file...I did not compress it but if you can undo a Stuffit file it would be smaller.


20 Mar 00 - 01:44 AM (#197951)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Escamillo

mmh.. AMos, I dont'have that "UnStuff" program. I do have WinZip. Anyway this is a Celeron 300 128Mb RAM and 8.4 Gb disk, and should pose no problem. I usually retrieve my mail at night when traffic is much lighter.
Un abrazo - Andrés


20 Mar 00 - 11:38 AM (#198090)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Amos

It bounced with a message that your mailbox is full, but that just might mean only that the file was too big. I'll send you a web location this evening where you can download it.


12 Oct 00 - 02:20 AM (#316985)
Subject: RE: St Pat's Day in the Mudcat Tavern
From: Alan of Australia

G'day,
(At last) Thanks to MMario the tune for "The Knight And The Unicorn" (see above) can be found here at the Mudcat MIDI site.

Cheers,
A