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GUEST,Julie Airs 15 Jul 01 - 01:41 PM
MartinRyan 15 Jul 01 - 03:31 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 07 Mar 05 - 02:21 PM
MartinRyan 07 Mar 05 - 05:34 PM
GUEST,WIL 17 May 08 - 09:29 AM
Flash Company 17 May 08 - 09:58 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 17 May 08 - 10:44 AM
GUEST,Mavis 18 Nov 08 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,MerseysideVideos 30 Jan 09 - 01:03 PM
GUEST,MerseysideVideos 30 Jan 09 - 05:29 PM
GUEST,Carol 07 Apr 09 - 03:43 AM
Mr Happy 07 Apr 09 - 07:58 AM
Mr Happy 07 Apr 09 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,a Malone wife 14 Apr 09 - 11:25 AM
GUEST,Deman 08 Oct 09 - 05:34 AM
Brian Peters 08 Oct 09 - 06:02 AM
GUEST 08 Mar 10 - 12:24 PM
GUEST 01 Apr 10 - 10:59 AM
GUEST 29 Apr 10 - 04:22 PM
GUEST,Guest 10 Aug 10 - 03:53 PM
GUEST 12 Jan 11 - 03:37 PM
GUEST,Scouser 08 Apr 11 - 05:00 AM
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Subject: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,Julie Airs
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 01:41 PM

Does anyone know any more lyrics to a song called the Brothers Malone??

so far, the only ones I know are:
    chorus
    We are the brothers Malone, we come from the county Tyrone
    We are two dandys, we are two swells
    And to the ladies we raise our straw cadies
    In a neat little style of our own, we are the brothers Malone from Tyrone.
    You can tell by our hats we're a right pair of pratts
    We are the brothers Malone

    In a fight or a fuss, you will always find us
    Two heads are better than one
    How d'you do, how are you, what do you think, have a drink
    And down to the boozer we go
    It's the gear, have a beer - two heads are better than one
    You can tell by our hats we're a right pair of pratts
    We are the brothers Malone


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Subject: RE: Brothers Malone
From: MartinRyan
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 03:31 PM

Having lived in Athlone for thirty years - I know this one only too well...! Seriously, though: there are versions around. I thought we had discussed it before, but can't find it.
I'm fascinated by "raise our straw cadies.." Here they sing "raise shillelaghs"! And now, I'm not trying to start a row!


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Subject: RE: Brothers Malone
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 02:21 PM

Martin, it sounds like you have more lyrics that you could share?


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Subject: RE: Brothers Malone
From: MartinRyan
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 05:34 PM

George

Used to hear it regularly in Athlone. I thought I had posted a set years ago - the memory cells are beginning to decay rapidly.... I'll have a look.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,WIL
Date: 17 May 08 - 09:29 AM

ANOTHER VERSION OF BROTHERS MALONE / THE ASHTON MASHERS

We are the two Ashton Mashers,
We often go out on the bash,
We wear no tall hats and no shirts to our backs,
It's seldom we have any cash.
We always try out the new fashions,
While others they stick to the old,
And though we are just twenty-seven,
We are handsome, stout-hearted and bold.

And we sing - tra-la-la-la-la, as we walk down the street,
For style and perfection we ne'er can be beat,
All the ladies declare, that we are a treat,
We're the two Ashton Mashers from Back Preston Street.

And we dance, and we sing,
And we don't care a jot, we're a jolly fine lot,
We're all right, when we're tight,
And we're jolly good company.

Last Saturday we were invited,
To the steamer by two ladies fair,
Their cheeks were in bloom, as the roses in June,
As we danced with that beautiful pair.
We had dancing and singing 'til midnight,
We had whisky, tobacco and rum,
Then after the dancing was over,
With those ladies we had lots of fun,

From Harry Boardman
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: Flash Company
Date: 17 May 08 - 09:58 AM

GUEST, WIL..... I heard that version from the Oldham Tinkers and used to sing it. Interestingly, the term Ashton Mashers appears to have passed into common usage in North Manchester. Two of my rather 'wide boy' staff were referred to by another non folkie member of the company as' a right pair of Ashton Mashers'

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 17 May 08 - 10:44 AM

Looks like I never dug out my version!

Sounds like a musichall song that got adapted from place to place on the circuit.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,Mavis
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 03:39 PM

Another adapted version

We we we are the brothers Malone,
We we we come from the County Tyrone,
We are two brothers we are two swells and two the ladies we show our sillelaghhs,
A right pair of ah ha Molones born in the County Tyrone,
You can tell by our fronts we're a right pair of ah ha ha's
We are the brothers Malone.

And we dance and we sing and we're jolly good company you can tell by our ears we're a right pair of ah ha ha's we are the brothers Malone.

You can tell by our ....... And so on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,MerseysideVideos
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 01:03 PM

I've got a video clip of this song being sang in a Liverpool pub in 1963. It's going to be on You Tube soon look out for it. The title will be "Beat City [Merseybeat Film] (2/5).

MV


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,MerseysideVideos
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 05:29 PM

As per my previous post a clip of this song can now be found on clip 2 of the 5. Clip 3 may also interest people here as it includes amongst others The Spinners singing Whip Jamboree. Here is the playlist link for the whole show:-

http://uk.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3A93EFD4D717A7D6


MV


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 03:43 AM

I remember the men at the working mens club that my mum and dad ran singing this. Their lyrics were:

Oh we are the brothers Malone
The brothers Malone from Tyrone
Oh we are two dandies and we are two swells
as to the ladies we'll raise our (never knew this lyric!)
We're a beautiful pair on our own
the brothers Malone from Tyrone
You can tell from our fronts
We're a right pair of ....
And we are the brothers Malone

So we'll sing
And we'll dance
We're the men of the highest degree
For we are two dandies.....etc.




Oh such happy memories


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 07:58 AM

Whenever I've heard it, they were the 'Brothers Mahone'!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 08:15 AM

Your YTube link http://uk.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3A93EFD4D717A7D6 says the videos are unavailable??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,a Malone wife
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 11:25 AM

I'm married to a mwlone brother from Athlone and I don't knor the song but would like to


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,Deman
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 05:34 AM

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

We are the brothers Malone
we come from the town of Athlone
We are two dandys, we are two swells
and to the ladies we show our sillelaghhs
Were a right shower of AHahahaha
Were the brothers malone form athlone
You can tell by our ears were a right shower of ahahahaha
We are the brothers Malone
And well sing, And well dance, and were jolly fine company
Jesus Christ were alright when were tight
Oh we are the brothers Malone x3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: Brian Peters
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 06:02 AM

Like GUEST,WIL, the one I know is the Ashton (or sometimes Rochdale) Mashers, although my memory is that Harry Boardman sang that they were from 'Old Stamford Street' and went on the pull to the Friendship.

But how about this for an unusual parody?

We are two Irish Maltese
We come from the island of Gozo
The first time we met, it was down in Vallett
We are two Irish Maltese

We're the twins tinga linga ling
We're the twins tinga linga ling
We're the brothers St. John and you know where we're from
When we're out
There's no doubt
We're so much alike in our figure and height
As we stroll along the prom
The brass band plays tiddley-om-pom
They say as we pass, 'There go two blades of grass'
Me and my brother St John

In the summer, you know
To the seaside we go
Where the air is so fresh and so bracing
We sing and we shout when there's no-one about
Me and my brother St. John

From Cyril Tawney's 'Grey Funnel Lines' - Cyril remarked that "this was the least lewd assemblage of elements from various versions that I've been able to manage."

Tommy Morrissey & Charlie Pitman sing a version of this on the Veteran Records compilation 'Stepping It Out'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 12:24 PM

Words of song Brothers Malone.Would much appreciate the full version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 10:59 AM

I remember (yeeeeeears ago) hearing the song in Ma Egerton's pubs in Liverpool (UK).

The version I remember contained the liverpool expression 'no-marks'

ie: "You can tell by our fronts, we're a right pair of...no-marks, we are the brothers Malone"


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Subject: Lyr Add: BROTHERS MALONE
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 04:22 PM

THE BROTHERS MALONE

We are the Brothers Malone, We come from the town of Athlone,
We are two dandys, we are two swells,
And to the Ladies we show our Shillelaghs,
We're the Brothers Malone from Athlone,
You can tell by our fronts, We're a right shower of Ah-Ha-Ha.
We are the Brothers Malone.

And we'll sing (And we'll sing) And we'll dance (And we'll dance)
And we're jolly fine company.
Jesus Christ we're alright when we're tight - HEY.
We are the Brothers Malone.

We are the Brothers Malone, We come from the town of Athlone,
We are two dandys, we are two swells,
And to the Ladies we show our Shillelaghs,
We're the Brothers Malone from Athlone,
You can tell by our frolics, We're a right shower of Ah-Ha-Ha.
We are the Brothers Malone.

And we'll sing (And we'll sing) And we'll dance (And we'll dance)
And we're jolly fine company.
Jesus Christ we're alright when we're tight - HEY.
We are the Brothers Malone.

We are the Brothers Malone, We come from the town of Athlone,
We are two dandys, we are two swells,
And to the Ladies we show our Shillelaghs,
We're the Brothers Malone from Athlone,
You can tell by our tricks, We're a right shower of Ah-Ha-Ha.
We are the Brothers Malone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 03:53 PM

Liverpool's music scene in the early 60s - Brothers Malone

heres the link
Liverpool's music scene in the early 60s - Brothers Malone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 03:37 PM

I come from Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary and we grew up singing that song with the title:
'The Two Carrick Smashers'

Oh we are the two Carrick Smashers,
We often go out on the mash
We wear no tall hats
Or no shirts to our backs,
And we seldom have got any cash (cash, cash).
We often bring out the new fashion,
While the others, they stick to the old.
Although we are scarce 27
We are daring, quite handsome and bold.
Chorus:
And we'll sing tra la la la as we walk down the street
For style and perfection we nere can be beat,
all the ladies delclare that we are a treat,
We're the two Carrick Smashers
From off Greystone Street.

And we'll dance and we'll sing,
And we don't give a jot, we're a very fine lot,
We're alright when we're tight,
We're jolly fine company.

Last Saturday we were invited, to the Town Hall by two ladies fair,
Their cheeks were in bloom, Like the roses in June,
and we danced to a beautiful air,
We were singin' and dancin' til midnight
Drinkin' whiskey and porter and rum,
And when the dancin' was over
With the quare wans we had lots of fun.
Chorus!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

My Mam and my five sisters and I always sang that at family parties, weddings etc. Mam has passed away now but, I and my five sisters still give a rendition at family gatherings.

Ann Hurley-Lonergan, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,Scouser
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 05:00 AM

Way back in 1929 my older sister had a gramophone record which she played repeatedly. On one side was "Simon the Cellera" and on the other: "We are the brothers Malone".
We are the brothers Malone,
Everywhere we are known.
We take our stand with the lords of the land
And men of the highest degree.
Have you noticed our elegant style-
And the way the ladies all smile?
As we pass them by you can hear them all sigh
"There go the brothers Malone".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 06:15 AM

The version I recall hearing in the late 70's in Liverpool went

'We are the brothers Mahone
We come from the county Tyrone'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brothers Malone
From: GUEST,youngnik
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 09:37 AM

My Aunty who is 97 confirmed that 1929 are correct.
The verses are:
Just stand and gaze this way if you please
unto men of the greatest renown
we will have you to know
that wherever we go
we are the two smartest men in our town.

At a wake or a fuss you will always find us
for its ourselves that enjoy the fun
we can dance, we can sing
we can drink like two fish
we hold ourselves second to none.
So well say to the rest of the day
to the nearest and very best pub
And each time we meet
we'll stand you a treat down at the (name of your favourite pub) pub.

We are the Brothers Malone
Everywhere we are known
we take our stand
with the Lords of the land
We're men of the highest degree
Have you noticed our elegant style
and how the ladies all smile
and as we pass them by
you'll here them all cry
There go the Brothers Malone.


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