MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Stand Up and Sing
Vince Ledwell NFLD 1 Tape 6A Track 14
Calvert Audio:
Music hall or stage song

Leach: (speaks) Let 'er go.

Michael McCoy takes the greatest of joy in the songs of the days long ago
When he hears 'Annie Rooney' he nearly goes looney
The tune of it tickles him so
His daughter Mary sings like a canary
The popular songs of today
Poor Michael goes crazy and every few days he
Gets up enough courage to say

Chorus: Sure now stand up and sing for your father
An old time tune
Please stop the trash that you sing morning night and noon
Oh I'm sick of all those ditties
About moon and spoon and June
So will you stand up and sing for your father
An old time tune

Mike has a craze for recalling the days
When the 'Lilac' was made to be sung
His daughter's delight was to run round at night
Hearing singers with only one lung
She has a voice but the songs of her choice
Seem to be just the latest in jazz
She'll sulk and she'll pout when her dad bawls her out
In a way that an Irishman has

Chorus: Sure now stand up and sing for your father
An old time tune
Please stop the trash that you sing morning night and noon
Oh I'm sick of all those ditties
About moon and spoon and June
So will you stand up and sing for your father
An old time tune


Notes

Sources:

History: Probably a music hall or stage song.

Text notes: A man disapproves of the types of modern songs his daughter sings.

Tune notes: Major key melody in 6/8   metre with ascending octaves on "stand up" creating a moment of "word painting."   Stanza and refrain.

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