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Lyr Req: Harrigan (George M. Cohan)

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Harrigan [George M. Cohan, 1907]


Barbara Mason 16 Apr 99 - 10:26 AM
Joe Offer 16 Apr 99 - 11:06 AM
Tiger 16 Apr 99 - 12:44 PM
John in Brisbane 02 Aug 99 - 07:10 PM
Mark Cohen 15 Aug 03 - 12:27 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 15 Aug 03 - 01:17 AM
Mark Cohen 15 Aug 03 - 03:36 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 15 Aug 03 - 11:08 AM
Chief Chaos 15 Aug 03 - 01:30 PM
GUEST,MMario 15 Aug 03 - 01:35 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 15 Aug 03 - 01:52 PM
curmudgeon 15 Aug 03 - 02:13 PM
PageOfCups 15 Aug 03 - 03:29 PM
GUEST,mark harrigan 30 Jul 04 - 07:12 PM
GUEST,disco queen 17 Nov 05 - 04:15 PM
Kaleea 17 Nov 05 - 04:21 PM
GUEST,kelle 17 Mar 07 - 01:36 PM
12-stringer 17 Mar 07 - 04:47 PM
Stilly River Sage 18 Mar 07 - 01:02 PM
GUEST,Susan 25 Jul 09 - 10:30 PM
GUEST,Gerry (channeling Allan Sherman) 26 Jul 09 - 09:13 AM
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Subject: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: Barbara Mason
Date: 16 Apr 99 - 10:26 AM

I am looking for the lyrics to the song "Harrigan" written by George Cohan.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HARRIGAN (George M. Cohan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Apr 99 - 11:06 AM

HARRIGAN
Lyrics and Music By George M. Cohan, 1907
H-A- Double R-I
G-A-N spells Harrigan!
Proud of all the Irish that's in me.
Divil a man can say a word agin me!
Oh, H-A-Double R-I
G-A-N you see!
It's the name,
That no shame has ever been connected with
It's a name that a shame never has been connected with
Harrigan, that's me!

Full lyrics at the Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection


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Subject: Lyr Add: HARRIGAN (George M Cohan)
From: Tiger
Date: 16 Apr 99 - 12:44 PM

Already have 'em. Might as well post.....Tiger

HARRIGAN

Who is the man who will spend, or will even lend?
Harrigan, that's me!
Who is your friend when you find that you need a friend?
Harrigan, that's me!
For I'm just as proud of my name, you see,
As an emperor, czar, or a king, could be;
Who is the man helps a man every time he can?
Harrigan, that's me!

    CHORUS
    H - A - double-R - I - G - A - N spells Harrigan.
    Proud of all the Irish blood that's in me.
    Divil, a man can say a word agi'n' me.
    H - A - double-R - I - G - A - N, you see,
    Is a name that a shame never has been connected with,
    Harrigan, that's me!

Who is the man never stood for a gadabout?
Harrigan, that's me!
Who is the man that the town's simply mad about?
Harrigan, that's me!
The ladies and babies are fond of me,
I'm fond of them, too, in return, you see,
Who is the gent that's deserving a monument?
Harrigan, that's me!

    CHORUS


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Subject: Tune Add: HARRIGAN (George M Cohan)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 07:10 PM

I've finally found the tune courtesy of Kat's Shhet Music links posted a couple of weeks ago. Thanks Kat. I note that this was written by George M Cohan. Did he write Dixie, or was that just a beat-up for a Hollywood movie starring ????? (the little tough guy who was a mean dancer? Regards, John.

ABC format:

X:1
T:Harrigan - George M Cohan
M:4/4
Q:1/4=132
K:G
B2A3/2G/2B2A3/2G/2|B2A3/2G/2E3/2F/2G2|dBG4A2|
G8|B2A3/2G/2B2A3/2G/2|B2A3/2G/2E3/2F/2G2|
dBG4A2|G7D|GBedBGB2|BB2AA/2A/2GBed|BGA2AA3|
B2A3/2G/2B2A3/2G/2|B2A3/2G/2E3/2F/2G2|dBG4A2|
G8|d4B4|A3/4B/2A3/4E2E4|F2G2A2B2|GED6|G3/2F/2G3/2F/2G3/2A/2B3/2G/2|
A2D6|A3/4A/2A3/4A3/2^G/2A3/2B/2c3/2A/2|B2G6|
d4B4|A3/4B/2A3/4E2E4|F2G2A2^A2|B6GA|B2AGB2AG|
B2AGEFG2|dBG4A2|G8|d4B4|A3/4B/2A3/4E2E4|F2G2A2B2|
GED6|G3/2F/2G3/2F/2G3/2A/2B3/2G/2|A2D6|A3/4A/2A3/4A3/2^G/2A3/2B/2c3/2A/2|
B2G6|d4B4|A3/4B/2A3/4E2E4|F2G2A2^A2|B6GA|
B2AGB2AG|B2AGEFG2|dBG4A2|G23/4||


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 12:27 AM

As I recall (which I often do very badly), this song was used as the theme song to a 60's TV show called "Harrigan," which was about a man and his son, who were...lawyers? private investigators? sewer pipe salesmen? Anybody remember?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 01:17 AM

Found a listing at TV Tome for Harrigan and Son

It was a half hour show, but only lasted 1 season. No further details yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 03:36 AM

Wow...it was the 1960-61 season, and starred Pat O'Brien as James Harrington Sr. and Roger Perry as James Harrington Jr. I'm afraid I don't recall either of them very well. But I was only 6--it's amazing that I remember the theme song! It sounds like they were lawyers, since one episode was called "My Fair Lawyer".

Thanks for that link, George. I'm going to have to check out that site...when I have a couple of weeks with nothing else to do!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 11:08 AM

Hi Mark. Also have a look at Episode Guides.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: Chief Chaos
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 01:30 PM

The only time I have heard this sung was on an episode of MASH (Henry Morgan - Col. Potter was singing it).


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 01:35 PM

got sung a lot on car trips in my family


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 01:52 PM

I remember it from the movies. Any number of them. I can't say who for sure I remember singing the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: curmudgeon
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 02:13 PM

John - You're probably thinking of "Yankee Doodle Dandy" with James Cagney. I also think you're confusing the song/title of the film with "Dixie," which was not part of the film or had any connection to George M. -- Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: PageOfCups
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 03:29 PM

Wiseass kid that I was, I'd always sing the last line as "Harriganuc, that's me." Well, he did spell it "H-A-double R-I-G-A-N-you-see" just moments before....

PoC


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Harrigan
From: GUEST,mark harrigan
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 07:12 PM

just found ur site was wrapped to see that so many harrigans out there am from australia here and ty very much for the pleasure to hearig from others once again i ty for the site
mark HARRIGAN


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harrigan
From: GUEST,disco queen
Date: 17 Nov 05 - 04:15 PM

Does anyone remember a kid's show in the 70's called Harrigan? I believe it used this song as the theme. Haven't heard anything about it in forever. It was a kid's show about a leprechaun. That's about all I remember....I have tried to search for it but all I can find is the show called Harrigan & Son. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harrigan
From: Kaleea
Date: 17 Nov 05 - 04:21 PM

I grew up singing lots of oldtime songs, including "Harrington." The knowledge of these songs have given me a never ending supply for singalongs of all age groups.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harrigan
From: GUEST,kelle
Date: 17 Mar 07 - 01:36 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harrigan
From: 12-stringer
Date: 17 Mar 07 - 04:47 PM

Here (scroll down the page; titles are in alphabetical order) are a couple of decent condition 1907 takes on the song by the great Billy Murray, free for the download time:
http://www.archive.org/details/BillyMurray_part1

Search around the "Collected Works of Billy Murray" (there are 5 parts in all, plus a gazoodle of his collected works with other artists) on this page and two following http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Billy%20Murray%22
for additional Murray sings Cohan, including "45 Minutes from Broadway," "Give My Regards," "Grand Old Flag," and "Yankee Doodle Boy." Not to mention such Irish American classicas as "Rocky Road to Dublin," "If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews," and "You May Be Irish, Murphy, But I Think You're in Dutch." As well as some late career recordings with Harry's Tavern Band and some songs that sound like they came from one: http://www.archive.org/details/HarrysTavernBandwithBillyMurray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harrigan
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Mar 07 - 01:02 PM

Look up Mick Maloney's CD called "McNally's Row of Flats." There was an extended interview rebroadcast about this on Terry Gross' Fresh Air last week on March 16. It was rebroadcast from March 20, 2006. Here is the link. He specifically discussed the song "Harrigan" and who the man was.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harrigan (George M. Cohan)
From: GUEST,Susan
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 10:30 PM

I do remember this TV show. I'm thinking Karl Maldon played the maim character as PI.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harrigan (George M. Cohan)
From: GUEST,Gerry (channeling Allan Sherman)
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 09:13 AM

H-O-R-O-W
I-T-Z spells Horowitz.
Yesterday I took my girlfriend Peggy
To see him play a concert at Carnegie.
V-L-A-D-I-M-I
R spells Vladimir,
And he plays piano good,
Like a real piano player should.
Horowitz - hear, hear!


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