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Folklore: Murphy and the Bricks by Noel Murphy.

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WHY PADDY'S NOT AT WORK TODAY (Excuse Note)


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GUEST,Jane Davies, Sussex. 23 Dec 05 - 05:50 PM
Folkiedave 23 Dec 05 - 05:56 PM
John MacKenzie 23 Dec 05 - 06:09 PM
The Borchester Echo 23 Dec 05 - 06:18 PM
Folkiedave 23 Dec 05 - 06:26 PM
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GUEST,Bill the sound 24 Dec 05 - 06:57 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Murrphy and the bricks by Noel Murphy.
From: GUEST,Jane Davies, Sussex.
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 05:50 PM

Many years ago, much longer than I care to admit to I heard Noel
Murphy sing this song, his own I think.
What happened to him, is he still performing, hard to beleive that
the author of such a wonderful song dissapeared without a trace, I remember he used to play with a guy who went on to back Elton John.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Murrphy and the bricks by Noel Murph
From: Folkiedave
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 05:56 PM

thread.cfm?threadid=47508#667449

will take you to the full story. Especially note the contribution by Pat Cooksey - who wrote the song and how Noel Murphy came to sing it.

And indeed Shaggis went on to play with Elton John.......


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Murrphy and the bricks by Noel Murph
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 06:09 PM

Davey Johnson a fine Scottish banjo player, now Elton John's director of music.
G.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Murrphy and the bricks by Noel Murphy.
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 06:18 PM

It's actual title is The Sick Note:

http://www.patcooksey.com/lyric_the_sick_note.html


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Murrphy and the bricks by Noel Murph
From: Folkiedave
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 06:26 PM

Davey Johnson a fine.....banjo player

Oxymoron surely.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Murrphy and the bricks by Noel Murphy.
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 24 Dec 05 - 08:52 AM

Noel lives on the lizard in cornwall and plays golf. I went to see him once, so did Derek Brimstone.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Murrphy and the bricks by Noel Murphy.
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 24 Dec 05 - 06:57 PM

I first hear about Paddy and the Bricks as a poem on an Open University audio tape about thirty years ago I've no idea where the song came from


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Murrphy and the bricks by Noel Murph
From: GUEST,Obie
Date: 24 Dec 05 - 08:44 PM

I know that Pat Cooksey wrote the song. What I just don't understand is why he does not always receive the credit due. If you want to listen to the entire song visit his site. He has been kind enough to provide it free of charge.
               Nollaig Mhath Dhuibh!
                      Obie


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Murrphy and the bricks by Noel Murphy.
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 07:59 AM

GUEST,Bill the sound

Just to re-iterate - Gerrard Hoffnung "Debate at the Oxford Union" was the record. And as it has been pointed-out that the story, perhaps not as well embellished, predated him. Folk process as ever.


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