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Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France

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NO MAN'S LAND
NO MAN'S LAND (3)
NOBODY'S MOGGY'S LAND (No Moggy's Land)
WILLIE MCBRIDE'S REPLY


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GUEST,macca 10 May 02 - 01:58 AM
MartinRyan 10 May 02 - 03:01 AM
GUEST,macca 10 May 02 - 05:54 AM
GUEST,macca 10 May 02 - 06:13 AM
Nigel Parsons 10 May 02 - 06:27 AM
Nigel Parsons 10 May 02 - 06:37 AM
GUEST,macca 10 May 02 - 06:49 AM
Noreen 10 May 02 - 07:05 AM
Paul from Hull 10 May 02 - 03:02 PM
Janice in NJ 10 May 02 - 10:41 PM
michaelr 11 May 02 - 12:48 AM
John MacKenzie 11 May 02 - 04:26 AM
Paul from Hull 11 May 02 - 09:01 AM
michaelr 11 May 02 - 07:37 PM
Gareth 12 May 02 - 02:32 PM
michaelr 12 May 02 - 05:53 PM
Gareth 12 May 02 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,macca 13 May 02 - 12:44 AM
Dave Bryant 13 May 02 - 05:42 AM
GUEST,macca 13 May 02 - 06:03 AM
The Fooles Troupe 05 Apr 04 - 11:23 AM
The Fooles Troupe 05 Apr 04 - 11:25 AM
GUEST,dallas dgrasby@arcom.com.au 06 Apr 04 - 07:10 AM
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The Fooles Troupe 06 Apr 04 - 08:16 AM
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Subject: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: GUEST,macca
Date: 10 May 02 - 01:58 AM

Help.... anybody....

I've heard a terrific parody on Eric Bogle's Green Fields of France in which the words tell of the drunk in the pub who insists on getting up and singing every verse. It epitomises the worst possible situation, with the real guest singer wandering out for a drink and a read of the paper (if I remember rightly) and coming back to find him "...still going on abvout gas and barbed wire."

If I can get the words I'll swap them for my own parody on the Eric Bogle Aussie war song....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: MartinRyan
Date: 10 May 02 - 03:01 AM

Click here for a version. A Forum search on "crawford howard" will turn up several threads about the song - that's the author's name BTW!

Regards


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA (parody)
From: GUEST,macca
Date: 10 May 02 - 05:54 AM

Hey MartinRyan - Thank you very kindly - that's the one all right and it'll go down a treat.. The following is the parody on THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA….. God help you all...

When I was a young man I slicked back my hair,
And I lived the wild life of a rocker.
From six o'clock rock to the Stadium aisles,
I raged like a regular ocker.
Then the Beatles took over, rock and roll disappeared.
No time for bodgies, our duck-tails looked weird.
So I sold my old hot-rod, and I grew my first beard.
And I bought an electric guitar.

And the band played "Stairway to Heaven",
And it played it again and again.
So I practiced that tune,
Till it made me a loon.
There's still something wrong with my brain.

Oh, how well I remember that terrible sound,
We made when we first started grooving.
And how in my garage we practised all night,
And the neighbours, they all started moving.
And the bass was so heavy that it shook the night air,
The beat was so solid, but we didn't care.
The rhythm and lead were lost in there - somewhere,
And the drummer wore holes in his cymbals.

And the band played "Stairway to Heaven",
And as we stopped to massage our ears.
As our senses returned,
We could smell something burn,
We had blown every fuse in the street.

Well those who stayed with us, we tried to survive
The splits to the line-up, the changing.
And for what seemed like years, my mate and myself,
Were the band, while the others kept moving.
Then a big Decca scout knocked me arse over head.
And when he came at me, I though I was dead.
But he grabbed my guitar, and he smashed it, and said,
He was doing us all a big favour.

And I'll go no more A-G-C-D – C
For the techno, heavy metal and swing.
For to strum out those things,
A bloke needs some strings.
No more paying instalments for me.

So we gathered together, my mates and myself,
And decided we'd just better chuck it.
The hopelessly tone deaf, the ones with no voice,
Who couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.
And we'd made that decision, the best of our life,
And we packed it all in, I went home to my wife,
And I found she'd run off, with some ratbag from Fife.
Who sang bleedin' Country and Western.

And the band played Stairway to Heaven,
And I just couldn't take any more,
So I laid on the floor,
Stuck my head in the stove door,
But forgot we were bloody electric.

So now every Friday, I sit in the club,
And I watch the band carry their gear in.
And I see the head-bangers slumped over their beers,
Burnt-out, tattooed, hard of hearing.
And the band plays Deep Purple, it plays all the Doors.
Boring old tunes for these tiring old bores.
And the young rebels ask, "Have they been through the wars?"
And I……'ve just forgotten the question.

And the band plays Stairway to Heaven,
And the write-offs remember their teens.
It's the same boring song,
We heard bong after bong.
But nobody knows what it means.


Line breaks added. Also changed message title so it might be found easier with a search. --JoeClone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: GUEST,macca
Date: 10 May 02 - 06:13 AM

Help - how come the line breaks don't transfer over from a Word document when I cntrl C and cntrl V ? In words of one cylinder or less........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 May 02 - 06:27 AM

I'm sure you'll get a more thorough response, but, basically, The line breaks in Word do not translate to HTML, and the systems do not automatically 'carry over'. There is a lot to be learnt on the FAQ thread, but to 'cut & paste' the short bit


"Maybe it's easier to start by using this "no-brainer" approach to inserting line breaks:

Type a line break
at the end of the first line of the song.

Highlight and copy [CTRL-C] the line break.

Paste [CTRL-V] a line break in at the end of each line, including one in the blank space at the end of each stanza (don't use

paragraph marks in lyrics you post at Mudcat)."

Whilst it is a lot easier to do this in advance, and to learn to do it so as not to impose, a brief message to the names in the 'Help' file will get posts corrected. As PMs (personal messages) are restricted to members, I have contacted the "powers that be" and hopefully your posted lyrics will be corrected with added line breaks.

Welcome to the madhouse!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 May 02 - 06:37 AM

What a "Bonehead", I cut and pasted, but included the HTML marks for line break & paragraph break!
Better leave it to the experts!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: GUEST,macca
Date: 10 May 02 - 06:49 AM

Thanks....... I think........ What happens if I press button B? Do I get my fourpence back? And to think I used to believe it was all done by mirrors. How silly I was... Now I know it's really magic... and black magic at that....... Hoo boy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: Noreen
Date: 10 May 02 - 07:05 AM

macca, type

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to insert a line break.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 10 May 02 - 03:02 PM

GUEST,Macca

"What happens if I press button B? Do I get my fourpence back?"

*LOL* Now thats a concept I havent heard for a LOOONG while! (before my time too, actually, to be honest!)

Stick around - you'll fit right in, mate! *G*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 10 May 02 - 10:41 PM

Click for GFOF parody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: michaelr
Date: 11 May 02 - 12:48 AM

Eric Bogle is scheduled to perform at our local (albeit world-class) event, the Sebastopol Celtic Festival, this year. I wonder if he'll sing either of these songs...

Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 May 02 - 04:26 AM

The mind boggles [ yes with 2 Gs ] at the name Sebastapol Celtic Festival, a fantastic and thought provoking name. I asume that The Kerry recruit is sung there on a regular basis!.....Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 11 May 02 - 09:01 AM

..& 'On RAGLAN Road' too, Giok!

Hehehe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: michaelr
Date: 11 May 02 - 07:37 PM

Giok and Paul: I don't get it! Must be a UK-only joke...

Sebastopol, California, and the nearby Russian River are named after Russian fur traders who had established trading posts on the North Coast of California, way back before the Gold Rush.

Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: Gareth
Date: 12 May 02 - 02:32 PM

Possibly European joke. About a place called the Crimea, where once upon a time there was a war.

If I've got my dates right the US of A was engaged in it's own internal unpleasentness at the time.

And yes, The Lord Raglan was one of the less competant Generals in charge.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: michaelr
Date: 12 May 02 - 05:53 PM

Ahh... thanks for clarifying, Gareth.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: Gareth
Date: 12 May 02 - 06:30 PM

Ooops ! I've missed the main point. To be pedantic the Suffet - "Wiily McBrides Reply" is not a parody, it's a rebuttal or counterblast.

Macc's Post (above) and this Click 'Ere are parodies.

There is a subtle difference !

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: GUEST,macca
Date: 13 May 02 - 12:44 AM

Re the Crimea, Gareth Giok et al, Does anyone else out there ever wonder why we chose the names of some pretty useless commanders to be associated with clothing? "Raglan" sleeves and the "Cardigan" spring to mind. Any others? I don't count the "Wellington" as at least he knew his trade and got it right mostly. I suppose this is still remotely connected with music...... Sorry I started the whole thing off now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 13 May 02 - 05:42 AM

For any non-brits who are still puzzled by the "Press Button B and get my money back" comments. Many years ago the coin boxes in telephone kiosks would only accept four (old - one and a quarter inches in dia !) pennies. If, after dialling, you got no answer (or not the person you wanted) you could press button B to get your money back. To proceed with the call you pressed button A - and the phone kept your pennies.

The Telephone Song by Sidney Carter is all about this, and the old system of having alphabetic contractions for local telephone exchanges (ie PROspect, PRImrose, HAMstead etc.).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: GUEST,macca
Date: 13 May 02 - 06:03 AM

Now what I'd like to see is a coin-operated mobile phone.... preferably one that only accepts the old multi-sided threepenny bit. Mind you, these days it would probably have to accept gold coins only.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 11:23 AM

Just saw a program on Aus TV - ch 10 with Mikey in Irish pubs - finished with a gentleman credited as 'Mick Lavelle' singing the Willie Mcbride parody...

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 11:25 AM

oops,
prog was produced in 2001 - for completeness sake...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: GUEST,dallas dgrasby@arcom.com.au
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 07:10 AM

loved Mick Lavelle's version of the Green Fields parody on that Australian show on Irish pubs - anywhere I could find the lyrics to that version? I was happy to find versions pretty close amongst these threads.

please reply to dgrasby@arcom.com.au

thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: pavane
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 07:52 AM

I suppose there is no longer any point in keep repeating the PROPER name of the song, which is No Man's Land.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 08:16 AM

The reason I put the reference in this thread is beacaue if you ACTUALLY (instead of VIRTUALLY) read it, you will find the words....

Robin
There's a method in the madness you know! :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody on Green Fields of France
From: GUEST,Fleadhman
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 01:49 PM

The parody you are looking for might be Fintan Vallellys version of No Mans Land which can be found in the Mudcat lyrics. It's brilliant


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