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Lannigan's Ball


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Briguy777

 Genre: Acoustic

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Just having fun with an old Irish tune! If you've ever heard of the Bard's this is my imitation of version. I liked his vocal style. I can't explain it!
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Lyrics
In the town of Athy one Jeremy Lannigan; battered his way til he hadn't a pound
His father died and made him a man again left him a farm with ten acres of ground
He gave a grand party to friends and relations;who didn't forget him when comes to the will
And if you'll but listen I'll make your eyes glisten of the rows and the ructions of Lannigan's Ball

CHORUS
Six long months I spent in Dublin, Six long months doing nothing at all
Six long months I spent in Dublin, learning to dance at Lannigan's Ball
She stepped out and I stepped in again, I stepped out and she stepped in again
She stepped out and I stepped in again, Learning to dance at Lannigan's Ball

There was lashing of punch and wine for the ladie's, potatoes and cakes there were bacon and tea
There were Nolans, Dolans and O'Gradys, Courting the girls and dancing away
Tunes to go round as plenty as water; "The harp that soundede thro' Tara's old halls"
"Sweet Nelly Grey' and the "Rat Catcher's daughter" all singing together at Lannigan's Ball
CHORUS
Boys were all merry the girls they were hearty and danced all around in couples and groups
Till an accident happen young Terrace McCarthy put his right leg through old Finnerty's hoops
Poor creature fainted cried, "OH ME MUTHA" called for her brothers and gathered them all
Carmody swore that he'd go no further till he had satisfaction at Lannigan's Ball
CHORUS
BOys oh boys there was e'er a ruction; meself got a kick from old Phelim McHugh
I soon replied to his introduction and kicked up a terrible hullabaloo
Ole Casey the piper was near being strangled; they squeezed up his pipes bellows canters and all
the girls with their ribbons they got all entangled and that put an end to old Lannigan's Ball
CHORUS
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Comments: 10
Fans: 8
Plays: 61
Downloads: 23
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Feb 09, 2014 - 12:20:09 PM
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2014 - 12:20:09 PM Last Played: May 10, 2017 - 04:14:07 AM
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Hardware:
iPhone & Goya nylon string acoustic
Software:
Garageband
Comments
Daugrin said 1381 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
One fan made!
Keep 'um coming my friend. You got the vibe. So much it sounds past the perfection most of us would be satisfied in...

Daug
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Briguy777 said 1381 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
Wow!
I feel really honored that such a professional with your caliber imagination compliments me so!
Thanks again,
Brian
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Daugrin said 1381 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
Naw
Just a Daug. Yer telling the stories my friend. Without you and folks like you there is no past. Except that bag of boasts lifes winners bray. I will be back for more.

Daug
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Franciscus_Henri said 1381 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
What fun!
Live and beautifully spontaneous. I would up the vocals just a little. Now I'm going for a Guinness.
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Briguy777 said 1381 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
Have a pint on me!
Thanks Francisus!I'm hoping to improve on recording quality over the next few weeks.
Cheers mate,
Brian

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PeterB7858 said 1380 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
Lannigan's Ball
I've just gone from Scotty's Tchaikovsky, via Stratcat's tele tribute to your Irish ballad, Brian. Ah, the joy's of MJ. Fine work. I like the vocal style and upbeat nature of the song, too. Well done. Take care, Peter.
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woofer3 said 1380 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
Lannigan's Ball
Love what you've done with this it's so so listenable - a very charming and engaging recording and a fave for sure.
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mandolinquent said 1380 days ago (February 11th, 2014)
Christy Moore
... nice characterful vocals. I agree that they need to be higher.
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VicDiesel said 1378 days ago (February 12th, 2014)
Just fun
is just right.

A little cutting on the low mid would make the sound a bit more transparent.

But hey, spontaneity over perfection :-)
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DWL said 1376 days ago (February 15th, 2014)
Slightly manic
but a lovely live feel.

Cheers

Dick
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