The Sportsmen Quartet was a Barbershop Quartet. They began appearances in 1938 and are most remembered for their many appearances on the Jack Benny Program from 1950 to 1961. Bill Days (top tenor) Max Smith (second tenor) Mart Sperzel (baritone) Gurney Bell (bass). John Ryan (21) With The Sportsmen Quartet And Orchesra - McNamara's Band, It's The Same Old Shillelagh.
McNamara's Band" (originally "MacNamara's Band") is a popular song composed in 1889 by Shamus O'Connor (music) and John J. Stamford (lyrics). The song was performed as a music hall routine by William J. "Billy" Ashcroft. It has been recorded by a number of artists, most notably Bing Crosby. The song is associated with Ireland and often performed on St. Patrick's Day in the United States.
The Ford MGM-51 Shillelagh (pronounced she-LAY-lee) was an American anti-tank guided missile designed to be launched from a conventional gun (cannon). It was originally intended to be the medium-range portion of a short, medium, and long-range system for armored fighting vehicles in the 1960s and '70s to defeat future armor without an excessively large gun. Developing a system that could fire both shells and missiles reliably proved complex and largely unworkable.
he used it on me To make me understand The same old shillelagh Me father brought from Ireland
Browse our 1 arrangement of "It's the Same Old Shillelagh. Lyrics begin: "Fifty years ago me father left old Erin's shore He landed here shillelagh in hand and divil a penny more He got a job, then got a wife, and then a family". It's the Same Old Shillelagh. Bing Crosby, Piano/Vocal/Guitar
|It's The Same Old Shillelagh|
|20-1827||John Ryan With The Sportsmen Quartet And Orchesra*||John Ryan With The Sportsmen Quartet And Orchesra* - McNamara's Band / It's The Same Old Shillelagh (Shellac, 10")||Victor||20-1827||US||1940|
|20-1827||John Ryan With The Sportsmen Quartet And Orchesra*||John Ryan With The Sportsmen Quartet And Orchesra* - McNamara's Band / It's The Same Old Shillelagh (Shellac, 10")||RCA Victor||20-1827||Canada||1940|