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Mrs. Murphy Tune?

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WHO THREW THE OVERALLS IN MISTRESS MURPHY'S CHOWDER?


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J. Ferrell 27 Feb 98 - 02:51 PM
Susan of DT 27 Feb 98 - 09:36 PM
Joe Offer 27 Feb 98 - 10:04 PM
Dale Rose 27 Feb 98 - 10:10 PM
Dale Rose 27 Feb 98 - 10:58 PM
Joe Offer 28 Feb 98 - 04:33 AM
06 Apr 98 - 08:46 PM
Relay 16 Mar 99 - 04:50 PM
GUEST,Bill@Herchenroder.com 21 Mar 01 - 08:36 PM
Spud Murphy 21 Mar 01 - 08:55 PM
Malcolm Douglas 21 Mar 01 - 09:02 PM
GUEST,Q 05 Feb 03 - 09:36 PM
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Subject: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: J. Ferrell
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 02:51 PM

Could someone point me toward the tune (chords, midi file, or other) to "Who Threw The Overalls In Mistress Murphy's Chowder"? Thanks!

Jeff Ferrell ninshubur@usa.ne


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: Susan of DT
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 09:36 PM

Use the blue search box in the upper right corner and search for "chowder" or some other part of the song in the Digital Tradition database. The tune is included (and downloadable). If my current problem playing the tunes is just my computer, you will be able to hear the tune from the "click here to play"


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 10:04 PM

OK, if I did it right, you should be able to access the tune by pressing CLICK HERE TO PLAY. This is the tune to "Mrs. Murphy's Chowder," and it doesn't seem to fit the lyrics about the overalls in the chowder. Are they one and the same tune, Susan?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: Dale Rose
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 10:10 PM

Well, I checked there earlier, but did not see the "Click here to play". Just now I looked again, to verify my impression~~nope, not there. Maybe you have it on the downloaded version?? You are not alone on not being able to play them anyhow. My old machine is about to collapse, I think.


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: Dale Rose
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 10:58 PM

Hey, I got it working again! (Just don't ask me to fix yours, not unless you want something else to go wrong)

Your reply was not there yet when I started mine, Joe~~not the same tune at all. I remember this from long years ago~~perhaps by Bing Crosby? Some of my musician friends do this regularly, with only small variations.


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Subject: Tune Add: WHO THREW THE OVERALLS IN MRS. MURPHY'S.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Feb 98 - 04:33 AM

That's the hint I needed, dale. My Hal Leonard fake book just has the chorus:

Who threw the overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder?"
Nobody spoke so he shouted all the louder.
It's an Irish trick that's true, but I can lick the Mick that threw
The overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder.

Here's the tune:

MIDI file: OVERAL~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder
Text: By words & music by George L. Giefer
TimeSig: 2/4 24 8
Start
0000 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 67 110 0256 0 67 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 66 110 0094 0 66 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 76 110 0094 0 76 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0256 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 76 110 0094 0 76 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0336 0 74 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the January 15 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder
M:2/4
Q:1/4=120
K:C
c2c7/2z/2B2|A2G2E2F2|G2A2G2F2|E2G11/2z/2|
c2c7/2z/2B2|A7/2z/2A2G2|^F2A2d2c2|B2G2c2d2|
e2c2d2B2|c7/2z/2c2B2|A2B2c2A2|G11/2z/2G2|
c2c2c2c2|c2d2e2c2|d7z|c7/2||


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
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Date: 06 Apr 98 - 08:46 PM

you people are really out of your minds!


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: Relay
Date: 16 Mar 99 - 04:50 PM

Hello-- You guys are insane, the program worked well, and this is still only the chorus. How about the verse melody? Still in awe, Gary Lehmann


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHO THREW THE OVERALLS IN MRS. MURPHY'S..
From: GUEST,Bill@Herchenroder.com
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 08:36 PM

I was just singing this to myself I was:

Mrs. Murphy gave a party just about a week ago.
Everything was plentiful. The Murphys, they're not slow.
They treated us like gentlemen. We tried to act the same.
If it weren't for what happened-- well, it was a doggone shame.
When Mrs. Murphy dished the chowder out, she fainted on the spot.
She found a pair of overalls at the bottom of the pot.
McGinty, he got roaring mad. His eyes were bulging out.
He jumped onto the piano and loudly he did shout:

CHO: "Who threw the overalls In Mrs. Murphy's chowder?"
Nobody spoke, so he shouted all the louder.
"It's a rotten trick, that's true.
I can lick the drip that threw
The overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder."

They dragged the pants from out the soup and laid them on the floor.
Each man swore upon his life, he'd ne'er seen them before.
They were plastered up with mortar and had patches on the knee.
They'd had their many ups and downs as we could plainly see.
And when Mrs. Murphy she came to, she b'gan to cry and pout.
She'd put them in the wash that day and forgot to pull them out.
McGinty, he excused himself for what he said that night,
So we put music to the words and sang with all our might:

CHO: "Who threw the overalls In Mrs. Murphy's chowder?"
Nobody spoke, so we shouted all the louder.
"It's a rotten trick, that's true;
And we'll lick the drip that threw
The overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder."


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 08:55 PM

"...lick the 'MICK' that threw..." not 'drip', fer crissake!!!

Spud


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 09:02 PM

In the DT, of course, long since:  Who threw the overalls in Mistress Murphy's chowder?


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 09:36 PM

Not credited to the author: George L. Geifer, 1898. Should be Mrs. Murphy, not Mistress.


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: Genie
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 01:45 PM

What is the abbreviation for "Mistress?"

I've always heard the song sung as "... Mistress Murphy's Chowder ..." and I'm pretty sure I first learned the tune from old sheet music that had it as "Mistress" too.
Also, I learned it as "Tim Nolan," not "McGinty."

Which is/are the original(s)?


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Subject: Who Threw The Overalls In Mistress Murphy's Chowde
From: Genie
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 01:59 PM

The Levy Sheet Music Collection has the title and lyric as "Who Threw ... Mistress Murphy's Chowder?"


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Subject: Edward M. Favor - "Who Threw The Overalls ..."
From: Genie
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 02:31 PM

You can also hear Edward M. Favor's 1901 recording on YouTube and you can make an mp3 from that.

I wasn't familiar with Favor, but he was an actor, singer and vaudeville star, who recorded a lot of Tin Pan Alley songs, including many written by Irish American songwriters. Several of his recordings, done on those old cylinders, are posted on YouTube now.


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Subject: RE: Mrs. Murphy Tune?
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 03:52 PM

The United States Catalogue of Copyright Proprietors, 1899, gives Giefer's title as "...Mistress Murphy's..."

Which isn't to say that it wasn't pronounced as "missus" from the start. The vast majority of references to the song since then have "Mrs. Murphy."


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