John of Gods

John of Gods

Does anyone know where I could get the words of a song called John of God’s which is a parody of John of Dreams. I believe that the parody was done by Johnny Moynihan many years ago, possibly in the 1970s. Any ideas?

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You’d probably get more help asking at “The Mudcat Cafe”. They’re more song-oriented.

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Thank’s to all for your help. For the record, Gonzo got the right one!

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That’s a funny thread - I like the piss take on that awful dirge, the Fields of Athenry which is maudlin, sentimental guff. If I’m watching a match on TV and the crowd start singing it, it’s instant mute. Funnily the GAA fans don’t seem to have in their repertoire - it’s the Irish soccer and rugby crowds that flog it to death.

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For another parody of John o’ Dreams, try Les Barker’s “Custard Creams”.
And yes, the tune is stolen from 1st movement of Tchaikovsky’s 6th (Pathetique, innit?)- but then maybe Peter Ilyich got it from a folk musician?