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frank Maher fmaher@nfld.com 27 Apr 97 - 09:57 PM
Dale Rose 28 Apr 97 - 11:51 AM
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28 Apr 97 - 12:10 PM
Moira Cameron, moirakc@internorth.com 29 Apr 97 - 03:51 AM
Mad Tom 29 May 01 - 11:50 PM
JedMarum 30 May 01 - 12:11 AM
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kendall 30 May 01 - 06:03 AM
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GUEST,kathcoggins@blueyonder.co.uk 23 Aug 04 - 02:46 PM
Clinton Hammond 23 Aug 04 - 02:47 PM
GUEST 26 Dec 05 - 04:08 PM
Mo the caller 27 Dec 05 - 09:35 AM
GUEST 03 Nov 06 - 11:50 AM
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Subject: I had a Hat when I came in
From: frank Maher fmaher@nfld.com
Date: 27 Apr 97 - 09:57 PM

I am looking for the words to the song I had a Hat when I came in


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Subject: RE: I had a Hat when I came in
From: Dale Rose
Date: 28 Apr 97 - 11:51 AM

The second line [I think] goes, I'll have a hat when I go out. Nothing else comes to mind at the moment, but maybe that will help someone else along.


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Subject: RE: I had a Hat when I came in
From: Dale Rose
Date: 28 Apr 97 - 11:57 AM

The second line [I think] goes, I'll have a hat when I go out. Nothing else comes to mind at the moment, but maybe that will help someone else along.


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Subject: RE: I had a Hat when I came in
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Date: 28 Apr 97 - 12:10 PM

OK, I know I did not intentionally post that second message, and I am also sure that Frank did not REALLY mean to post his original six times! I think I have figured out how it happened, though. Before going on to anything else, I hit reload in order to see if anything else had been added to the list before moving on to something else. Then a message asked me if I wanted to repost form data. Well, I had no clear idea what it was talking about and assumed that hitting yes was just part of the reload process. It is, but with the consequence you see above. Next time, I will say NO!!


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Subject: RE: I had a Hat when I came in
From: Moira Cameron, moirakc@internorth.com
Date: 29 Apr 97 - 03:51 AM

I can only remember the chorus offhand:

I had a hat when I came in, and I hung it on the rack; I'll have a hat when I go out, or I'll break somebody's back! I'm a decent man, I am, I am, And I don't want to shout-- But I had a hat when I came in, and I'll have a hat when I go out.

I know I have the rest somewhere--I'll try and find them.


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Subject: RE: I had a Hat when I came in
From: Mad Tom
Date: 29 May 01 - 11:50 PM

Charlie Chamberlain used to sing that on "Don Messer's Jubilee", maybe it's on one of the D.M. Jubilee albums?


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Subject: Lyr Add: I HAD A HAT WHEN I CAME IN
From: JedMarum
Date: 30 May 01 - 12:11 AM

1. Casey wore his brand new hat to Murphy's wake last night.
Someone stole that hat and, Lord, it started up a fight.
Casey smashed the furniture, the radio as well.
He nearly woke the corpse up, as he began to yell:

CHORUS: I had a hat when I came in. I hung it on the rack,
And I'll have a hat when I go out, or I'll break somebody's back.
I'm a peaceful loving man, I am, and I don't want to shout,
But I had a hat when I came in and I'll have a hat when I go out.

2. Casey kept on shouting. Lord, they couldn't keep him quiet.
Someone phoned up for the cops just to come and stop the riot.
Two cops then burst in the room, but Casey laid 'em out.
As he threw them through the window, they could both hear Casey shout: CHORUS

3. Casey kept on swingin' until one-eyed Paddy Flynn
Socked him on the whiskers with a great big rolling pin.
He knocked poor Casey senseless. Man, it was an awful clout,
But as he lay there unconscious, Casey kept on shouting out: CHORUS


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Subject: RE: I had a Hat when I came in
From: JedMarum
Date: 30 May 01 - 12:16 AM

there 'tis. That's got it!

I learned of this song from my Dad. He used to sing it, but didn't know much of the verses. I posted a thread on Mudcat about a year ago, and sure enough, Kendall came to my rescue. In fact, I didn;t know the melody to the verse, so he said, "that's no problem, here's my telephone number, call me up and I'll sing it for ya!" So I did! I got out my little boom box recorder, put Kendall on the speaker phone of my cheap AT&T answering machine, and captured the melody (Yankee accent and all)!

Great song. We play it pretty frequently and the crowd always loves it!


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Subject: RE: I had a Hat when I came in
From: kendall
Date: 30 May 01 - 06:03 AM

Glad I could help Jed! My head is full of that stuff.


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Subject: RE: I had a Hat when I came in
From: JedMarum
Date: 30 May 01 - 08:13 AM

LOL - and I thought your head was full of something else!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Had a Hat when I Came In
From: GUEST,kathcoggins@blueyonder.co.uk
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 02:46 PM

Can anyone tell me if you can buy this anywhere please


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Had a Hat when I Came In
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 02:47 PM

You can contact me directly, and I'll email you an MP3 of the song!

:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Had a Hat when I Came In
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 05 - 04:08 PM

Can someone email the MP3 or WMA to Casey's hat.

shaywire@hotmail.com

Thanks very much


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Had a Hat when I Came In
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 09:35 AM

my son-in-law recites one about
Where's me jumper?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Had a Hat when I Came In
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 11:50 AM

Hi,
I would really appreciate it if anyone could e-mail me an mp3 of this song.........."I had a hat when I came in"..........can't find it anywhere.
Thanks
Norma Neufeld


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Had a Hat when I Came In
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 09:22 AM

I would love to get an mp3 of this song. stevenose@hotmail.com if anyone is willing to help me out. Would be in your debt for life. I can't find it to download anywhere!! Please and thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Had a Hat when I Came In
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Sep 08 - 08:35 PM

I hope this information will be useful to somebody:

From ASCAP.com:

I HAD A HAT WHEN I CAME IN
Writer: James Mooney
Publishers/Administrators:
Jerry Vogel Music Company Inc
% Edmund C Grainger Jr
480 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison , NY, 10528
Tel. (914) 698-8670

The The Online 78 rpm Discographical Project lists 2 recordings:

The Jesters, I HAD A HAT (WHEN I CAME IN), Decca 4164B, recorded 1/21/42.

Dan Dailey & Andrews Sisters, I HAD A HAT, Decca 24610, recorded 3/11/49.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Had a Hat when I Came In
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Sep 08 - 08:54 PM

I've looked around a lot, and haven't found any recordings of this song other than old 78s, and I'm not set up to deal with 78s. I hope somebody finds this one.
-Joe-


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