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The Rhythm Of The Goat (Jim Fidler) videos
#293 YouTube video by lillian fidler
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Well, in the town of St John's that's where I chance to dwell.
One night when I was playing in a pub you all know well,
I met a girl from Carbonear who said she liked to dance,
And if I knew just what to do then maybe I'd have a chance.

Well, I asked if she was partial to the jigs or to the reels,
What was her particular fancy for kicking up her heels?
She said she was fond of a melody and the singing of the note,
But her particular fancy was the rhythm of the goat.

With me rowdy diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da;
Me rowdy dow diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da.

Well, I asked her for a particular tune that she might like to hear,
I'd play it on me mandolin, me banjo or me guitear;
I'd play it on me whistle or on me fiddle, note for note,
But all she said she wanted to hear was the rhythm of the goat.

With me rowdy diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da;
Me rowdy dow diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da.

Well, I thought I knew just what to do so then I turned to she,
With me diddle dum dis one, diddle dum dat one,
Diddle dum diddle dum dee;
With me wak fol tooralora and the story of Lukey's boat,
But still she said she wanted to hear the rhythm of the goat.

With me rowdy diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da;
Me rowdy dow diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da.

Well, I then took out my bodhran and I began to play,
A song I knew when I was young out in Conception Bay;
Well, her feet they hardly touched the floor, I knew I had her vote,
'Cause I was finally playing the rhythm of the goat.

With me rowdy diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da;
Me rowdy dow diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da.

With me rowdy diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da;
Me rowdy dow diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da.

With me rowdy diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da;
Me rowdy dow diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da.

With me rowdy diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da;
Me rowdy dow diddley dow diddley,
And me rowdy dow diddley dow da.

####.... Jim Fidler ....####
Recorded by Jim Fidler (Gypsy, trk#1, 1995, Roots Cellar Productions, St John's, NL, distributed by Duckworth Distribution).

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Bodhran - hand-held goatskin drum used in traditional Irish music and often played with a stick.

The video below features The Navigators live at the Shamrock City Pub in St John's. The Navigators also recorded the song on their earlier album Dance And Sing, trk#12, 2002, produced by The Navigators and Spencer Crewe, recorded at Audio Lab on Great Big Gear, Trademark Distribution, St John's, NL.


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#1491 YouTube video by townside99
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~


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