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Subject: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: GUEST,Lyndi-loo
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 01:43 PM

Help! I've tried googling but can't find this one. A song about a greyhound called Caroline who was leading at a race when a black pudding supper landed on the track. the lines I know are
"she never drank water, she only drank wine" and "Caroline she just stood there, wi her mouth fu' o' chips". The son originated in the West of Scotland and I believe The Corries used to sing it in concerts. Thanks Catters


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 03:13 PM

This was sung by Billy Connelly to the tune of 'Stewball' - I think that it would be on an early 'Humblebums' album if it was ever recorded.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 03:51 PM

Nope. No luck theer. I've tried the Humblebums and Billy Connolly solo discographies with no luck. THnakd for the suggestions, but keep them coming! Cheers Lynda


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: Kenny B
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 06:36 PM

I believe the song is called "McGinty" and is on the CD Transatlantic years by Billy Connolly.
If "Scabby Douglas" sees this message I think he has the words
Kenny B


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Subject: Lyr Add: MCGINTY (Billy Connolly)
From: GUEST,Jim I
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 05:21 PM

Happy to oblige

Caroline

MCGINTY
(Billy Connolly)

1. Now McGinty had a greyhound
She was called Caroline
And when she won races
McGinty drank wine

2. Now McGinty he loved her
And he took her for walks
Up by Bellahouston
And doon by the docks

3. Yes McGinty he loved her
But it's no what ye think
For the mair she won races
The mair he could drink

4. Noo an incident happened
Tae McGinty's career
For Caroline wiz a glutton
As ye shortly shall hear.

5. She wiz gaun like the clappers
Wi' the field at her back
When a white pudding supper
Flew on tae the track

6. Noo Caroline jist stood there
Her mooth fu' o' chips
When on rushed McGinty
Wi' a curse oan his lips

7. "Ach! Away ye big eedgit"
Wiz the expression he used
As he aimed at poor Caroline
Wi' the toe o' his shoe

8. He let fly another
But his aim it went wide
His foot hit the rabbit
And he wiz instantly fried.

9. He disintegrated
And he's no' been seen since
But Caroline kept eating
She thocht it wiz mince.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 05:35 PM

Sandy was a fox..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: Kenny B
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 06:21 PM

Thanks Jim I, I've been looking for the word too
Kenny B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 06:37 PM

Obviously intended to go to the (P, P, M?? Limelighters??)version of "Stewball". Doesn't go to older tune/rhthmic pattern from Southern Black trad. A presentation of the latter may be found on the elsewhere-mentiioned "Goin' Down To Town" record album (I think). See thread on Hally Wood's version of "Mary Hamilton", posting by johnross.   Par O Ds R Us. What fun.   Tw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: GUEST,Lyndi-Loo
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 04:14 AM

Brilliant! Many thanks Catters


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 05:33 AM

Belatedly....


KennyB:"If "Scabby Douglas" sees this message I think he has the words
"
Well, actually, Kenny, ah didny..

It wid be wur mutual friend, Dave Coia, who wis wont tae sing this yin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: Kenny B
Date: 27 Sep 04 - 07:12 PM

Thanks for the correction
I seem to have dyslexic memory flashes
Hows the source cafe these days?
Where is Dave Coia playing thes days?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 09:38 AM

The song is called MCGINTY and it was written by Billy Connolly, whose performance is on 3 albums:

"Humble Beginnings: The Complete Transatlantic Recordings, 1969-74" Fabulus 6-CD box set #201, 2003.
"Live" Fabulus CD #201/4, 2003. (This seems to be the same as number 4 of the 6 CDs in the box set.)
"Transatlantic Years" Castle CD 209, 2003.

--Information from allmusic, and I have listened to sound samples to confirm that it is the same song. The words I heard were somewhat different, however:

...Away up by Bellahouston
And sometimes doon past the docks.

Oh, she ran at White City
And aa different tracks...

The tune seems to be the same as STEWBALL as done by Peter, Paul & Mary, but Connolly sings it at a slow, mournful tempo.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MCGINTY (Billy Connolly) Stewball parody
From: GUEST,Muddyman
Date: 09 May 07 - 08:13 AM

Full song - with all verses is:
^^
MCGINTY
(Billy Connolly)

1. Now McGinty had a greyhound
She was called Caroline
And when she won races
McGinty drank wine

2. Oh he gave her devotion
he even took her for walks
Up by Bellahouston
And doon by the docks

3. Yes McGinty he loved her
But it's no what ye think
For the mair she won races
The mair he could drink

4. She won at White City
An a' different tracks
Ivry time Ah saw McGinty
He was flat on his back

5. But disaster struck wan night
Tae McGinty's career
For Caroline wiz a glutton
As ye shortly shall hear.

6. She wiz gaun like the clappers
Wi' the field at her back
When a white pudding supper
Flew on tae the track

7. Noo Caroline jist stood there
Her mooth fu' o' chips
When on rushed McGinty
Wi' a curse oan his lips

8. "Ach! Away ye big eedgit"
Wiz the expression he used
As he aimed at poor Caroline
Wi' the toe o' his shoe

9. He let fly another
And Caroline cried
Then McGinty kicked the rabbit
And wiz instantly fried.

10. He simply disintegrated
He's no' been seen since
Caroline just kept eating
She thocht it wiz mince.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 04:27 PM

still got the mono album.
awesome banjo!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: Wolfgang
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 12:41 PM

How could I miss this the first time?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caroline was a greyhound
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 08:01 PM

When I saw the subject line, I thought it was about a sequel to Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog, q.v.


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