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The Pogues — I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day
Album: Rum Sodomy & the Lash [Remastered]
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Released: 1989
Length: 2:52
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Rum, sodomy and the lash.
In exactly that order, one might hope. 
I'm also rather sure that this prescription is the best Donald Trump and his pals can or will offer for what ails us.  
{#Stop}
 phlattop wrote:

I think the original was written by Ewan MacColl, a Scottish folksinger and the father of Kirsty MacColl, if I'm not mistaken.
 
That would be correct.

KaaBooom....{#Drummer}..hmmm
Great song, great band. I´ve seen them last week at the museumsplatz in Bonn, Germany. Best concert i´ve seen in a while.
Everything else is weak sauce.
 helgigermany wrote:
Terrible cover!!
 
Why?

Terrible cover!!
Aye!{#Drunk}


cool music...  love it...


 Sloggydog wrote:

Fine so long as you're not dyslexic cause supping a pint of stuff from the black dingle may not result in the same outcome.
 
{#Clap}

 EssexTex wrote:
Ah...I shut my eyes and I'm supping a pint of the black stuff in Dingle
 
Fine so long as you're not dyslexic cause supping a pint of stuff from the black dingle may not result in the same outcome.
 j7 wrote:
Ugh. Meh. Blah. "Fill My Pint, wench!"
 

Sorry, I don't think I am overly sentimental, but I love this song, which I find moving, and I love the Pogues, forever.
Ugh. Meh. Blah. "Fill My Pint, wench!"


 EssexTex wrote:
Ah...I shut my eyes and I'm supping a pint of the black stuff in Dingle
 

Sounds nasty.
Ah...I shut my eyes and I'm supping a pint of the black stuff in Dingle
very pretty Irish song! love it!{#Biggrin}
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Jul 18, 2008 - 12:01 < Reply >

aflanigan wrote:

I think it's Cait O'Riordan.



Reminds me of that old joke about the sailor/parrot love child.
{#Lol}
 Kittee wrote:
Thank you Bill. =)

I don't know if it's genetic or what, but being a good part Scottish and a good part Irish, I just cant' get enough of this type of music. {#Lol}
 

Well, I don't know that I have a drop of Celtic blood, but Irish music, and the Pogues' music especially, moves me very much.
Song - 8
Pipes - 20

song: 7
album title: 10

 manbirdexperiment wrote:
Nope. They're disbanded. All the baby-murderers have now become politicians.
 
...on both the green and orange sides. 'Twas always the way after a war.

Thank you Bill. =)

I don't know if it's genetic or what, but being a good part Scottish and a good part Irish, I just cant' get enough of this type of music. {#Lol}
 madaxeman wrote:
I'm pretty sure this is a variation of a Scottish drinking song.I've NEVER heard of an Irishman called Jock.
I'm new to this site and I'm not sure of the legality of quoting lyrics but I'm sure the following now comes under the "traditional"banner.:
 
I think the original was written by Ewan MacColl, a Scottish folksinger and the father of Kirsty MacColl, if I'm not mistaken.
me neither   {#Angel}
 nmcvaugh wrote:
Try The Tossers - I especially like their Purgatory album. I've heard good things about The Popes, including Shane doing an album with them when he got out of rehab. Dropkick Murphy has some good stuff too, but it's more on the punk side of the Irish/punk fusion.
 
There's Flogging Mollys.  Saw them at Lollapalooza and they were great high energy Irish folk punk.

 Hannio wrote:


Reminds me of that old joke about the sailor/parrot love child.
 

Love it!
aflanigan wrote:
I think it's Cait O'Riordan.
Reminds me of that old joke about the sailor/parrot love child.
kayaksurf4fun wrote:
Raw Irish at its best.... I wanna join the IRA, are they recruiting. Hmmm, maybe I'll just watch Braveheart again and support the lone krazy Irishman who supported Braveheart to his death....
Nope. They're disbanded. All the baby-murderers have now become politicians.
Raw Irish at its best.... I wanna join the IRA, are they recruiting. Hmmm, maybe I'll just watch Braveheart again and support the lone krazy Irishman who supported Braveheart to his death....
Sounds like Newfie music to me
Try The Tossers - I especially like their Purgatory album. I've heard good things about The Popes, including Shane doing an album with them when he got out of rehab. Dropkick Murphy has some good stuff too, but it's more on the punk side of the Irish/punk fusion. DungEye wrote:
I know the Pogues stand in their own class, but looking for more bands. Also, saw them in Chicago last tour. For the song Fiesta, Shane threw into the audience (quite forcefully I might add) a real think cookie sheet he was banging on, luckily I put my hand up in face and saved my neck. Did get a nice cut with blood on my hand though. THANKS SHANE! Heard they are doing another US tour too.
Seamus! Seamus! Get outta the beans, ya flamin' arse! Gah! Where the hell did I put my Guinness?
And today's musical programming is brought to your courtesy of "young people looking forward to the weekend in hopes of ending a long dry spell", ................. The Boy With the Arab Strap and now Rum, Sodomy and the Lash ...... yeee haw! :eh: :eek: :angel: :whipit: :stop: :hug:
Quote away, Madaxeman, and if there's any that's complainin', I'll personally kick their arse all the way to Cap Breton, the louts. madaxeman wrote:
I'm pretty sure this is a variation of a Scottish drinking song.I've NEVER heard of an Irishman called Jock. I'm new to this site and I'm not sure of the legality of quoting lyrics but I'm sure the following now comes under the "traditional"banner.: Oh, my name is jock stewart Im a canny gaun man, And a roving young fellow, Ive been. So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day. I have acres of land; Aye and men at command; I've many a shilling in store. So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day Now, I took out my gun, Wi' my dog I did shoot, All down by the county of Ayr, So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day Im a piper to trade And a roving young blade And many's the tune I can play So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day Let us catch well the hours And the minutes that fly And we'll share them together this day So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day So, come fill up your cups, Wi' brandy or wine, And whatever the cost, I will pay. So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day I copied and pasted this,I couldn't be bothered to correct the punctuation.
DungEye wrote:
I know the Pogues stand in their own class, but looking for more bands. Also, saw them in Chicago last tour. For the song Fiesta, Shane threw into the audience (quite forcefully I might add) a real think cookie sheet he was banging on, luckily I put my hand up in face and saved my neck. Did get a nice cut with blood on my hand though. THANKS SHANE! Heard they are doing another US tour too.
If they are too hard....you are too weak.
lemmoth wrote:
The former Mrs. Declan Patrick Aloyisius MacManus on vocals, and Mr. Costello himself as producer.
Interesting and unexpected! :music: Btw: The whole album is worth listening to.
The former Mrs. Declan Patrick Aloyisius MacManus on vocals, and Mr. Costello himself as producer.
I know the Pogues stand in their own class, but looking for more bands. Also, saw them in Chicago last tour. For the song Fiesta, Shane threw into the audience (quite forcefully I might add) a real think cookie sheet he was banging on, luckily I put my hand up in face and saved my neck. Did get a nice cut with blood on my hand though. THANKS SHANE! Heard they are doing another US tour too.
"Kiss my arse"
go_ski_mully wrote:
I'm pretty sure this is Kristy MacColl who also did "Fairytale of New York" with the Pogues.
No no no no, it's Cait O'Riordan. "discochuck" already wrote this in the second comment here. AMG (click here) says:
Bassist Cait O'Riordan's haunting performance of "I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day" is simply superb (it must have especially impressed Costello, who would later marry her)
Costello and O'Riordan would later feature in the lyrics of "Fiesta".
....becoming thirsty ;-)
:devil_pimp: 8
Great band...even better when drunk
An Irish tune on Radio Paradise? Pinch me!
YUMMY! Thanks Bill!! :hungry:
aflanigan wrote:
I think it's Cait O'Riordan.
I'm pretty sure this is Kristy MacColl who also did "Fairytale of New York" with the Pogues.
God Bless the Pogues & Mr Shane MacGowan ...even though he has become a wee bit tragic as of late, due to his health ...the scope of music he covered during his tenure leading this amazing group of musicians and rabble rousers is legendary ...and if you were blessed enough to see this man perform when he was half-assed sober ...bye the jesus could he perform with emotion! ...and yes this is Kristy MacColl singing so I guess I should save my praise for Mr MacGowan for another tune
eastcoast wrote:
Shouldn't this be a Guinness?
Not dark enough.
pattiecovert wrote:
Is this Kirsty MacColl (sp?) singing?
I think it's Cait O'Riordan.
is it st. paddy's day already? boy, how time flies!
I've never liked The Pogues. I respect what they are able to do. But I don't like their music.
Makes me want to drink, just so that I can sway on the barstool along with this song.....
volvo245 wrote:
From the Gaelic "pogue mahone"? :think:
Sure is. In the Scots Gaelic: "pòg mo thòin", meaning "osculate my donkey" ;-) Tìoraidh an-dràsta (bye the noo)
Mind your P's Q's (pints and quarts) when becomeing unruly from drinking the bartender would yell this as a way to keep some drinkers from out of control and to settle down or they would be cut off.. stabby wrote:
at the risk of sounding "Cliffish", there is no definitive agreed upon origin for this term (as, I believe, you tend to agree and are pointing out). If I were a betting man, I'd wager on the explanation below. Link at bottom offers several other options. In the pubs, bartenders would keep a "tab" on the amount of pints and quarts consumed by their patrons. Pint was shortened to "p" and quart became "q." "Minding your p's and q's" was (1) a way to keep track of how much money was owed and (2) a way to keep some drinkers from over-indulging. (click here)
The Pogues without the ear-grating voice of Shane McGowan - a very nice change indeed. Not that yer man doesn't suit many of the numbers, but I have to be in the right mood to appreciate his rough-as-old-boots 40-a-day pissed-as-a-fart voice, whereas this is quite restful on the ears, and tuneful.
From the Gaelic "pogue mahone"? :think:
:wall:
Shouldn't this be a Guinness? 67nj wrote:
Is this Kirsty MacColl (sp?) singing?
The Pogues just finished a triumphant east coast US tour! Anyone who caught these guys this time around know what awesome shows they were! more dates are possible in the UK in the Fall of 2007
Thank you to the person who uploaded this classic! Takes me back too. And Snowbug, I get a bit choked up every time I heard this, too. Are ye Irish? Methinks that's why it affects me so... :cheers:
Shesdifferent wrote:
Takes me back alright! Nice bit of pub song there...
I'm pretty sure this is a variation of a Scottish drinking song.I've NEVER heard of an Irishman called Jock. I'm new to this site and I'm not sure of the legality of quoting lyrics but I'm sure the following now comes under the "traditional"banner.: Oh, my name is jock stewart Im a canny gaun man, And a roving young fellow, Ive been. So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day. I have acres of land; Aye and men at command; I've many a shilling in store. So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day Now, I took out my gun, Wi' my dog I did shoot, All down by the county of Ayr, So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day Im a piper to trade And a roving young blade And many's the tune I can play So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day Let us catch well the hours And the minutes that fly And we'll share them together this day So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day So, come fill up your cups, Wi' brandy or wine, And whatever the cost, I will pay. So be easy and free When youre drinkin wi me. Im a man you dont meet every day I copied and pasted this,I couldn't be bothered to correct the punctuation.
parrothead wrote:
Make's me want to go drink a pint...me will mind me p's and Q's too..
Takes me back alright! Nice bit of pub song there...
Zep wrote:
P's and Q's... Pints and quarts? Prices and quality? Please and thank you? Schoolchild rubric learnt whilst practising handwriting? Typesetter's shortsightedness with descending (and in a box, adjacent) letters? Keys and pews? :ask:
at the risk of sounding "Cliffish", there is no definitive agreed upon origin for this term (as, I believe, you tend to agree and are pointing out). If I were a betting man, I'd wager on the explanation below. Link at bottom offers several other options. In the pubs, bartenders would keep a "tab" on the amount of pints and quarts consumed by their patrons. Pint was shortened to "p" and quart became "q." "Minding your p's and q's" was (1) a way to keep track of how much money was owed and (2) a way to keep some drinkers from over-indulging. (click here)
...and speaking of great album names common "Rum Sodomy & the Lash" :cheers: ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS FROM AN AMAZING BAND
The pogues are just amazing. I love this song, goes down nice with Sinead's latest album of irish ballads
Varan_Komodsky wrote:
Bizarrely enough it means 'please's & thank you's' in common (British) english speech. Basically, someone who says they will mind their P's & Q's means they will pay attention to their behaviour and ettiquete.
Hey, thanks for that info! Always wondered where that saying came from.
reduce, reuse, recycle :biggrin:
Amazing album.
Zep wrote:
P's and Q's... Pints and quarts?
Bizarrely enough it means 'please's & thank you's' in common (British) english speech. Basically, someone who says they will mind their P's & Q's means they will pay attention to their behaviour and ettiquete. Weird, huh? My favourite one is when politicians go on about 'the three R's'. Bet you can't imagine what that means.
I really don't know why, but I can't listen to this song without singing along. And I can't sing it without getting all teary. Seriously, I cry every time I hear it.
parrothead wrote:
Make's me want to go drink a pint...me will mind me p's and Q's too..
P's and Q's... Pints and quarts? Prices and quality? Please and thank you? Schoolchild rubric learnt whilst practising handwriting? Typesetter's shortsightedness with descending (and in a box, adjacent) letters? Keys and pews? :ask:
This was sung by 'Cáit' O'Riordan, the bass player for the band at the time. She eventually fell in love w/ the producer Elvis Costello, got married and left shortly after this period.
Make's me want to go drink a pint...me will mind me p's and Q's too..