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Lyr Req: Dundee Ghost (Matt McGinn)

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GUEST,John 02 Nov 04 - 09:35 AM
Sorcha 02 Nov 04 - 10:07 AM
GUEST,Barrie Roberts 02 Nov 04 - 10:34 AM
The Fooles Troupe 02 Nov 04 - 06:30 PM
Davetnova 03 Nov 04 - 03:51 AM
Steve Parkes 03 Nov 04 - 03:57 AM
Snuffy 04 May 07 - 04:22 AM
Tattie Bogle 04 May 07 - 08:52 PM
GUEST,Wullie 05 May 07 - 11:09 AM
GUEST,Moira 23 Jan 09 - 04:15 PM
Susanne (skw) 23 Jan 09 - 07:02 PM
Tattie Bogle 24 Jan 09 - 12:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: haunted single-end
From: GUEST,John
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 09:35 AM

Anyone out there got the lyrics for The Haunted Single End by Matt Mc Ginn?

Would much appreciate a response

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: haunted single-end
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 10:07 AM

Is it by any chance Dundee Ghost?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DUNDEE GHOST (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,Barrie Roberts
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 10:34 AM

I thought it was called 'The Dundee Ghost', but here goes?
^^
Oh, a deid man seldom walks,
He very rarely talks,
Its no' very often you'll see them running around',
But I am a refugee
Fra' a graveyard in Dundee,
And I've come tae haunt some hooses in Glescae Too, oo, oo, oon,
I've come tae haunt some hooses in Glescae Toon.

Noo, the reasion I arose
Was tae get myself some clothes,
For it gets one hell of a cauld below the ground,
But I whispered tae mysel'
'Jock, you might as well'
Hang about for a while and hae some fyn'.

Noo a mab pit oot his light,
One cauld and wintery night,
I showed him one my eyes and slapped his heid,
He said 'Ooh!'and I said 'Booh!'
And he said 'Who the hell are you?'
I said, 'Don't be feart, I'm only a man that's deid'.

Well, the fella knelt and prayed,
And this was what he said,
'Why in the name of God have ye' picked on me?'
So I pulled away his rug
And I skelped him oor the lug,
'The reason' I said, 'is just to let you see'.

So he called a polisman in,
I battered him on the chin,
The polisman turned aroon' and he blamed my friend.
He marched him tae the jail
And he'll be in there a hell of a while,
But I'll see naebody rents his single end.

HAPPY HAUNTING!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: haunted single-end
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 06:30 PM

Ok cultural difference - why is it called a 'single end'?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: haunted single-end
From: Davetnova
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 03:51 AM

A single end is/was a one room flat usually with a sink (cold water only) under the window and a coal fired open range for cooking/heating. The toilet would be somewhere else, either in the tenement building or in the back green behind it. Bathrooms were something Americans had in the movies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: haunted single-end
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 03:57 AM

What we used to call a bed-sit[tting room], and now call a studio flat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Haunted Single-End / Dundee Ghost (McGinn
From: Snuffy
Date: 04 May 07 - 04:22 AM

On the recording I have (in the car, so can't check) there is a final verse

Well the polis thought him daft
And a lot of people laughed
When the feller sayed a ghost was in his hoose
But what the feller said was true
And I might be visiting you
So just remember I'm still on the loose


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Haunted Single-End / Dundee Ghost (McGinn
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 04 May 07 - 08:52 PM

You can get a lot of the words to his songs on his own website: just Google it. We do a Matt McGinn night every year in Linlithgow, and there is a concert in Glasgow this coming Sunday as a tribute to his songs - "We'll have a Mayday". It was just 30 years in January since he died.
TB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Haunted Single-End / Dundee Ghost (McGinn
From: GUEST,Wullie
Date: 05 May 07 - 11:09 AM

Why is he nicknamed 'biscuit' McGinn?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: plummers and Joiners(Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,Moira
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 04:15 PM

My husband trys to sing this and can never remember the words please!!
HELP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dundee Ghost (Matt McGinn)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 07:02 PM

Moira, what's wrong with the lyrics Barrie Roberts posted on 2 Nov 04 above? Copy them, print them out nioce and large and put them up on the kitchen wall ... :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dundee Ghost (Matt McGinn)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 12:03 PM

Just take a look at the new re-vamped Matt mcGinn website, for lots of videos of folk singing his songs, even some rare archive footage of himself, and the lyrics and tunes to many of the songs. The site is being added to all the time by members of Matt's family.

http://www.mattmcginn.info/


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