#01862
Mr McGuire Sit Down (Buddy Wasisname) MIDI, video
See also: Pat McGuire (MacEdward Leach)
#1478 Youtube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

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My name it is McGuire
and I'll quickly tell to you,
Of a pretty girl I admire
named Katie Donahue;
She's fair and fat and forty,
and believe me when I say,
Every time I go a-courting
you can hear her mother say:

Johnny, get up from the fire,
get up and give the man a seat!
Don't you see he's Mr McGuire
and he's courting your sister Kate?
You know very well he owns a farm
a little way out of town,
Will you get up out of there
and be taking the air,
Let Mr Maguire sit down.

The first time that we met
she was the patron of Tralee,
And I asked her very kindly if
she'd dance a step with me;
She wanted to know if I'd see her home
to have a cup of tea,
No sooner was I inside the door
when I heard her mother say:

Johnny, get up from the fire,
get up and give the man a seat!
Don't you see he's Mr McGuire
and he's courting your sister Kate?
You know very well he owns a farm
a little way out of town,
Will you get up out of there
and be taking the air,
Let Mr Maguire sit down.

Johnny, get up from the fire,
get up and give the man a seat!
Don't you see he's Mr McGuire
and he's courting your sister Kate?
You know very well he owns a farm
a little way out of town,
Will you get up out of there
and be taking the air,
Let Mr Maguire sit down.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional Irish folk song ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Nods 'N' Winks, trk#5, 1988, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL, recorded at St John's Arts & Culture Center and at Hotel Newfoundland).

See more songs by Buddy Wasisname.

The video above features a similar variant recorded by The McNulty Family (Let Mister McGuire Sit Down, Decca Records, 78 RPM, 1937).

Another variant was collected in 1951 from John Power [1879-1955] of Tors Cove, NL, and published as Pat McGuire in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

The video below features an excellent performance of a variant by Stephen Rowe of Gander and Heart's Content, NL.


#188 Youtube video by bodhrannf
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~


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