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Orange And Green
Scope 525
 
    
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Orange And Green
 
ID: 6771
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

LabelScope
WEB SITE www.dosado.com
Label information
Grid list of Scope recordings
Number525
TypeSinging Call
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration3:44
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
John Winton (picture)     recordings by John Winton

John Winton

Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Join hands and circle to the left around you go
All the way around, take your Colleen home
Allemande left your corner, dosado your own
Men star left once around you go
Turn your partner by the right and corner allemande
Dosado your partner, promenade to Ireland
It was the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen
Me father he was orange, and me mother she was green


FIGURE    C4, no progression

Head 2 couples lead to the right and circle to a line
Line of 4 go up and back and then star thru
Swing thru and box the gnat, hang on tight like that
Swing thru, star twirl, and you turn that pretty girl
Line of 4 go up and back, and cross trail thru
Swing that corner lady and promenade her home
Oh, it was the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen
Me father he was orange, and me mother she was green

 
Lyrics

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The Orange And The Green Lyrics ID: 1983

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was Orange and me mother, she was green.

My father was an Ulster man, proud Protestant was he.
My mother was a Catholic girl, from county Cork was she.
They were married in two churches, lived happily enough,
Until the day that I was born and things got rather tough.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was Orange and me mother, she was green.

Baptized by Father Riley, I was rushed away by car,
To be made a little Orangeman, my father's shining star.
I was christened "David Anthony," but still, inspite of that,
To me father, I was William, while my mother called me Pat.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was Orange and me mother, she was green.

With Mother every Sunday, to Mass I'd proudly stroll.
Then after that, the Orange lodge would try to save my soul.
For both sides tried to claim me, but I was smart because
I'd play the flute or play the harp, depending where I was.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was Orange and me mother, she was green.

Now when I'd sing those rebel songs, much to me mother's joy,
Me father would jump up and say, "Look here would you me boy.
That's quite enough of that lot", he'd then toss me a coin
And he'd have me sing the Orange Flute or the Heros of The Boyne

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was Orange and me mother, she was green.

One day me Ma's relations came round to visit me.
Just as my father's kinfolk were all sitting down to tea.
We tried to smooth things over, but they all began to fight.
And me, being strictly neutral, I bashed everyone in sight.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was Orange and me mother, she was green.

Now my parents never could agree about my type of school.
My learning was all done at home, that's why I'm such a fool.
They've both passed on, God rest 'em, but left me caught between
That awful color problem of the Orange and the Green.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was Orange and me mother, she was green.
Yes, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was Orange and me mother, she was green.

Lyrics by Anthony Murphy.
Recorded by Irish Rovers.
 

Comments

Contains a "blended" movement: Swing Thru followed by Star Twirl.
 
 

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