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Tinker's Dam - Tinker's Dam album

Tinker's Dam - Tinker's Dam album Performer: Tinker's Dam
Title: Tinker's Dam
Style: Celtic
Date of release: 1987
Size MP3: 1329 mb
Size FLAC: 1656 mb
Rating: 4.8

The spelling tinker's dam is attested since 1858, and phrases. uk notes the disagreement over whether the term originated from tinkers' swearing or instead from their use of small, single-use dams to hold solder

Tinker's-dam - a wall of dough raised around a place which a plumber desires to flood with a coat of solder. The material can be but once used; being consequently thrown away as worthless. If an ingenious story seems to neatly fit the bill then it must be true. Well, in this case it isn't. The Victorian preference of 'dam' over 'damn' may also owe something to coyness over the use of a profanity in polite conversation

It’s tinker’s dam. A tinker was an itinerant mender of household utensils  . A tinker's dam is a temporary patch to repair a hole in a metal vessel such as a pot or a pan. It was used by tinkers and was usually made of mud or clay, or sometimes other materials at hand, such as wet paper. The material was built up around the outside of the hole, so as to plug it. Molten solder was then poured on the inside of the hole. The solder cooled and solidified against the dam and bonded with the metal wall. The dam was then brushed away. The remaining solder was then rasped and smoothed down by the tinker.

Home Joseph Tinker Tinker's Dam. Home. 1 2 3 4 5. think of next!"But her face sobered in an instant, and she bent forward, almostwhispering the rest: "Gyp!

Home Joseph Tinker Tinker's Dam. slowness to me.

Lore of Gelbin Mekkatorque, the King of the Gnomes.

Origin of tinker's damn. from tinker + damn: with reference to the lowly status and reputed profane speech of tinkers. also tin·ker's dam. noun. The smallest degree or amount: property that is not worth a tinker's damn. Origin of tinker's damn. Probably from the reputation of tinkers for cursing.

An early definition of tinker’s dam, recorded in the year 1877, stated that a tinker’s dam was a piece of doughy material that tinkers would use to hold metal in place when repairing it. The idea was that this material was worthless once the repair was complete, since it couldn’t be reused and could serve no alternative purpose. However, other early versions of this idiom include a tinker’s curse and a tinker’s cuss. Apparently, back when being a tinker was still a common profession, there was a stereotype that tinkers cursed often. This is similar to the modern stereotype about sailors


A1 Lannigan's Ball 3:19
A2 Drops Of Brandy/The Hills Of Ireland/Jerry Houlihan 4:52
A3 The Green Fields Of Keady 3:51
A4 The Jolly Tinker/Bryan O'Lynn/Pipe On The Hob 4:43
A5 Bucks Of Oranmore/Gravel Walks 3:20
B1 Wealthy Squire/The Ivy Leaf 4:22
B2 Bride's Fancy/Johnny Harling's Jig/Wandering Minstrel/Speed The Plough 5:48
B3 McFadden's Handsome Daughter/Virginia Reel/Mountain Road/High Reel/Farewell To Erin 5:51
B4 Shule Agra 3:26

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – January Sound Studios
  • Mastered At – Disc Mastering, Inc.


  • Accordion – Albert Alfonso
  • Arranged By – Tinker's Dam
  • Co-producer – Ken Fleming , Russ Alvey
  • Executive Producer – Travis Ener
  • Fiddle, Vocals – Ernie Taft, Peggy Fleming
  • Guitar, Vocals – Russ Alvey
  • Mastered By – Randy Kling
  • Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Guitar – Ken Fleming


Private label pressing.

Tinker's Dam, P.O. Box 214803, Dallas, Texas 75221

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): TD 001A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): TD 001B