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Paddy Doyle

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Title - Paddy Doyle
Contributors - Ewan MacColl
Reporters - Unknown (adult, gender unknown)

Summary - A short-drag sea shanty about Paddy Doyle, an unscrupulous boarding master in Liverpool:

[Refrain:]
To me way-ay-a-ay yah!

We'll pay Paddy Doyle for his boots!

[Refrain]

We'll all drink whisky and gin!

[Refrain]

We'll all shave under the chin!

Ewan MacColl demonstrates how different bowdlerised songs like 'Bobby Shaftoe' were from these more honest shanties.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:31
Date Recorded - 1953.10
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 61809
Original Tape ID - SA1953.242
Original Track ID - SA1953.242.A1b
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R4695;


Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh

Item Notes - 3 verses and refrains of 1 line. 'Bobby Shaftoe' is Roud Folk Song Index no. 1359.
See:
'Sam Henry's Songs of the People' (G. Huntington, 1990) p. 97
'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' (W. M. Doerflinger, 1972) p. 10

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