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I Had A Hat (Government Rams) videos
#623: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

I had a hat when I came in
and I hung it on the rack,
And I'll have a hat when I go out
or I'll break somebody's back;
I'm a decent man, I am, I am,
and I don't want to shout,
But I had a hat when I came in
and I'll have a hat when I go out!

Casey wore his brand new hat
to Murphy's wake last night,
Someone stole his hat and,
boys, it started up a fight;
Casey smashed the furniture,
the radio as well,
He nearly woke the corpse up
when he began to yell:

I had a hat when I came in
and I hung it on the rack,
And I'll have a hat when I go out
or I'll break somebody's back;
I'm a decent man, I am, I am,
and I don't want to shout,
But I had a hat when I came in
and I'll have a hat when I go out!

Casey kept on shouting, boys,
they couldn't keep him quiet,
Someone phoned up for the cops
to come and stop the riot;
Two cops rushed into the room,
but Casey laid them out,
He fired them through the window,
they both heard Casey shout:

I had a hat when I came in
and I hung it on the rack,
And I'll have a hat when I go out
or I'll break somebody's back;
I'm a decent man, I am, I am,
and I don't want to shout,
But I had a hat when I came in
and I'll have a hat when I go out!

Casey kept on shouting, boys,
till one-eyed Paddy Flynn,
Socked him on the whiskers
with a great big rolling pin;
He knocked poor Casey senseless,
it was an awful clout,
As he lay there unconscious
Casey kept on shouting out:

I had a hat when I came in
and I hung it on the rack,
And I'll have a hat when I go out
or I'll break somebody's back;
I'm a decent man, I am, I am,
and I don't want to shout,
But I had a hat when I came in
and I'll have a hat when I go out!

I had a hat when I came in
and I hung it on the rack,
And I'll have a hat when I go out
or I'll break somebody's back;
I'm a decent man, I am, I am,
and I don't want to shout,
But I had a hat when I came in
and I'll have a hat when I go out!

####.... James Mooney, 1941, ASCAP (Jerry Vogel Music Company Inc, c/o Edmund C Grainger Jr, 480 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison, NY, 10528 914-698-8670) ....####
The video above features a variant arranged and recorded by The Government Rams (Good Work - If You Can Get It, trk#10, 2001, Independent, St John's, NL; and Homebrew 3, trk#5, 2002, Avondale Music, St John's, NL).

The Government Rams is composed of two members of Shanneyganock (Chris Andrews and Mark Hiscock), Billy Sutton from The Fables, and Patrick Moran from The Punters.

A variant was arranged and recorded by Siochána (Siochána On Our Own: Live At Bridie Molloy's, trk#4, 2005, Independent, St John's, NL).

Siochana
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A variant was also arranged and recorded as I Had A Hat by The Punters.

See more songs by The Punters.

The video below features a live performance by Shanneyganock recorded at the St John's Arts & Culture Center Feb. 20, 2011.

See more songs by Shanneyganock.

#2214: YouTube video by shanneyganock
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

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