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Subject: Bawdy WWI parody of 'There is a Green Hi
From: Gervase
Date: 03 May 01 - 01:07 PM

Can anyone help with the bawdy lyrics to a parody of the hymn "There is a Green Hill Far Away", popular during the Great War?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bawdy WWI parody of 'There is a Gree
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 May 01 - 01:29 PM

Gervase, could it possibly be "There's a Green Hill Out in Flanders"? I found this:

RA sound file, it's on Tape #9.
and this:

There's a Green Hill Out in Flanders
Publication Date: 1917
Composer: Allan J. Flynn
Lyricist: Allan J. Flynn
Performer: Florene Timponi
Illustrator: Starmer
Publisher: Al. Piantadosi & Co.
The RA file has lyrics, but I can't catch them......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bawdy WWI parody of 'There is a Gree
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 May 01 - 02:59 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bawdy WWI parody of 'There is a Gree
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Jul 01 - 07:21 PM

Hey, Gervase!! Maybe??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bawdy WWI parody of 'There is a Gree
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 01:22 PM

Gervase, are you thinking of a song sometimes heard in the bar of the firm we both once worked for?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bawdy WWI parody of 'There is a Gree
From: Gervase
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 09:15 AM

Keith - that's the one - but I was usually too knackered/pissed to pick up the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bawdy WWI parody of 'There is a Gree
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 01:58 PM

Shame on you!
The first verse was sung straight, then followed with "for he's a jolly good fellow" followed by an obscene and blasphemous version of "6 foot 2, Eyes of blue" Being of a church going background I didn't feel comfortable to join in this one! I also would not risk offending by posting. Watch your PMs
Are you sure it's wartime vintage?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bawdy WWI parody of 'There is a Gree
From: Gervase
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 04:04 PM

my (late) step-grandfather flew with Bomber Command dueing the war, and I vaguely remember him singing it - coughing furiously over the filthy bits and being glared at by my devout Catholic grandmother.
It is the one with freeze a jolly good fellow... though. Ta!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE IS A GREEN HILL FAR AWAY
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 12:24 AM

I can't find the parody, but my search of the DT doesn't show the original here either.

Just for S&G here it is

If this is a duplicate, just ignore.

THERE IS A GREEN HILL FAR AWAY
Gospel Hymns Consolidated, The Bigelow and Main Co and The John Church Co, New York, 1886.
Mrs. Cecil F. Alexander
Geo. C. Stebbins

notated in E, 6/8 time

1
There is a green hill far away,
Without a city wall;
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.

CHORUS
Oh! dearly dearly has He loved,
And we must love him too;
And trust in His redeeming blood,
And try His works to do.

2
We may not know, we cannot tell
What pains He had to bear;
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.

3
He died that we might be forgiven,
He died to make us good,
That we might go at last to heav'n,
Sav'd by His precious blood.

4
There was no other good enough,
To pay the price of sin;
He only could unlock the gate
Of heav'n and let us in.

Also appears in:
Songs That Never Grow Old, Syndicate Publishing Co, New York, 1913
Attributed to Charles Gounod
Verses 1 through 3, without chorus, notated in Ab, 4/4 time.
Changes to F for verse 4,
Chorus shown above appears as verse 5 (also in F)

John


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Subject: RE: Req: Bawdy WWI parody of There Is a Green Hill Far Away
From: Ralphie
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 03:00 AM

Maybe a slight tangential shift here but....
John Tams (UK songwriter) wrote the following with regard to the closure of UK mines in the early 1980's....

1
There is a pithead far away
Without a winding gear
And there they crucified the pits
And all the jobs round here

2
So, dearly,dearly, we need jobs
To earn our daily bread
The right to work is all we crave
To keep our families fed

3
There is a green hill far away
That used to be a pit
But, now it's just a grassy bank
Where picnic parties sit

4
And, deep beneath their quiche lorraine
The ghosts of minors sing
The politics of selfish gain
Has ruined everything

Regards Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Req: Bawdy WWI parody of There Is a Green Hill Far Away
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 08:20 AM

G'day Gervase,

I take it that the parody to which you refer is one from British troops (?). I seem to remember that there was one using this tune and song form relating to the brothel quarter of Cairo ... and probably sung by Australian troops, as well as British. I can't remember where I have seen it, but I will see if I can find it.

I'm just checking to see if that is what you are chasing ... but 'Keith A of Hertford's post suggests otherwise.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Req: Bawdy WWI parody of There Is a Green Hill Far Away
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 07:15 PM

I was aware of the below...apparently sung by British Para's...but I didnt know there was a full parody of it.....Lets hope someone can dig that out!

There is a green hill far away, Without a city wall; Where the dear Lord was crucified, Who died to save us all.

..Two, Three, Four..

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, For He's a Jolly Good Fellow & so say all of us...

...& thanks for posting that, Ralphie...who cares if its not strictly on-topic! ..ANYTHING by JT is worthy of being seen anywhere....


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Subject: RE: Req: Bawdy WWI parody of There Is a Green Hill Far Away
From: Burke
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 09:04 PM

I love this! I have a hymnal with 2 gospel arrangements of Isaac Watt's hymn "Alas and did my Saviour bleed?" The first is very well known with the chorus "At the cross... and now I am happy all the day." The second puts it as the verse for "Oh How I Love Jesus

There is a Green Hill followed by For he's the jolly good fellow fits right into the odd pairing of sentiments.

Don't think I want to know the bawdy part.


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Subject: RE: Req: Bawdy WWI parody of There Is a Green Hill Far Away
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 12:05 AM

Gervase & Keith A. of Hertford:

Was this ever answered? Inquiring minds over on the "Unanswered Requests" Permathread want to know!

Lin


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Subject: RE: Req: Bawdy WWI parody of There Is a Green Hill Far Away
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 04:56 PM

Not by me. Sorry.
Keith


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Subject: RE: Req: Bawdy WWI parody of There Is a Green Hill Far Away
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 03:39 AM

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