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Lyr Req: Oh Molly McIntyre (I'll Be a Scotchman...

GUEST,Molly 14 Apr 17 - 10:28 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Apr 17 - 05:11 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Apr 17 - 05:47 PM
BobKnight 16 Apr 17 - 05:54 AM
GUEST,Kath 17 Jul 17 - 04:05 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I'll be a Scotsman for you.
From: GUEST,Molly
Date: 14 Apr 17 - 10:28 AM

Does anyone else remember this song from the 1940s or 50s? I tried googling it but ... nothing! I can only remember the chorus (?)
"I'll wear a kilt and look so bold, I'll even kiss you with a cold. I'll be a Scotsman for you." It isn't a folk song, possibly Music Hall, possibly American. I sang the line to my husband (a real Scot!) who knows practically every song ever written and he gaped as though I'd gone mad. HELP!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'll be a Scotsman for you.
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Apr 17 - 05:11 PM

It is indeed a music-hall song. As catalogued:

OH! MOLLY MCINTYRE (I'LL BE A SCOTCHMAN FOR YOU)
Words and music by Fred Godfrey and Billy Williams ; sung by Billy Williams.
London : Francis, Day & Hunter, ©1913.

First line: Patrick Malone from County Tyrone.
First line of chorus: Oh! Molly McIntyre.

More information:
http://www.fredgodfreysongs.ca/Songs/Oh_Molly_McIntyre.htm

There's a recording on YouTube.

I can't find any sheet music images online, but I might be able to transcribe it from the recording. Keep watching this thread.


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Subject: Lyr Add: OH! MOLLY MCINTYRE (I'LL BE A SCOTCHMAN`
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Apr 17 - 05:47 PM

OH! MOLLY MCINTYRE (I'LL BE A SCOTCHMAN FOR YOU)
Words and music by Fred Godfrey and Billy Williams, ©1913
As recorded by Billy Williams.

1. Patrick Malone
From county Tyrone
Found himself one day in Aberdeen.
He met up there
A Scotch lass so fair,
The neatest and the sweetest ever seen.
She worked inside a fact'ry making jam there all the day.
Young Pat would meet her coming out and raise his hat and say:

CHORUS: "Oh, Molly McIntyre,
You're the girl I do admire.-[1]
You'll make my poor heart ache.
You're sweeter than the jam you make.
I'll do anything for you.
I'll change my name to McAdoo.
I'll wear a kilt and look so bold.
I'll even kiss you with a cold.[2]
I'll be a Scotchman for you."[3]

2. "Molly, my dear,"
Says Patrick, "look here.
We'll be nice and happy, you and me.
Though Irish I am,
I'll please you, my lamb.
We … without a family.
When he comes along my dear, well, easy does the trick.
To save a lot of trouble, we will call him Sandy Mick." CHORUS TWICE.


1. On one of the repeats, he sings "You're an awf'ly little—I never said it!" (I don't know what he had in mind.)
2. I doubt this is correct, but I couldn't come up with anything better, so I left it as you quoted it.
3. On one of the repeats he sings: "I'll sit on a thistle for you."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'll be a Scotsman for you.
From: BobKnight
Date: 16 Apr 17 - 05:54 AM

Obviously some English guy trying to cash in the popularity of Harry Lauder. Jam was made almost exclusively in DUNDEE, not Aberdeen. It's terrible...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Molly McIntyre (I'll Be a Scotchman...
From: GUEST,Kath
Date: 17 Jul 17 - 04:05 PM

I was reminiscing about this song as my family used to sing it when I was little. Very similar, but they sang ' I'd wear a kilt and look so bold and half kill myself with the cold...I'd sit on a thistle for you. Also......You're a naughty little.....oh I didn't say it. Very similar. Think it was a music hall song. Thanks for reminding me about it.


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