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Thread #104496   Message #2141037
Posted By: Gurney
04-Sep-07 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Nobby Hall (Cyril Tawney)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Nobby Hall (C. Tawney)
I've never seen it written down, but I heard Cyril sing it plenty of times.
As I remember it, the second verse was:

When the shakers' voice was heard,
one there was who never stirred.
The funeral was a grand affair,
the R.N.B.T. rep was there.
Poor Nobby wept for(4?) days on end
to think he'd poisoned his best friend.

And "warned by me"
And "utmost care"
And "even better"
He slowed down to emphasize the "wardroom fan."

Cyrils lyrics didn't seem to be cast in concrete, even by him. I have an early LP, and there were slight differences to his later versions.