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Lyr Req: Sammy's Bar (parody by Les Barker)

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SAMMY'S BAR or THE LAST BOAT'S A'LEAVIN


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Mr Happy 29 Aug 02 - 11:29 AM
Noreen 29 Aug 02 - 01:00 PM
Mr Happy 29 Aug 02 - 03:09 PM
Raggytash 29 Aug 02 - 07:26 PM
GUEST,Folkmonster 29 Aug 02 - 07:43 PM
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Charlie Baum 29 Aug 02 - 11:57 PM
Noreen 30 Aug 02 - 05:21 AM
Mr Happy 02 Sep 02 - 03:11 AM
GUEST,HelenJ 02 Sep 02 - 06:38 AM
Micca 02 Sep 02 - 06:58 AM
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Noreen 05 Sep 02 - 05:17 AM
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Subject: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 11:29 AM

i have some words to this parody:

I went down to Sammys bar. Hey the lampposts are leanin'. One jumped out and hit me car. Then ran away up Hyde Road.

Hyde's near Manchester UK.

anyone got the rest of the words?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Noreen
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 01:00 PM

I don't have them but I know a man who does...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 03:09 PM

Noreen,

could you ask 'yer man'please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Raggytash
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 07:26 PM

Yes please Noreen, I recall this one from ...........Oh when was it 197.....................Duke of York, Eccles ..........Oh bugger was it really that long ago!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: GUEST,Folkmonster
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 07:43 PM

It's on an LP by Robin Williams (name ?) as I recall. Or was it? Along with 'Hollands Meat Pies' (Ebony Eyes) and so on. I've lost the album I'm afraid. Anyone else help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Noreen
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 07:43 PM

will do, chaps, but maybe not until I get back from Hull shantyfest this weekend.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 11:57 PM

I once concluded a singaround--the last event at a folk festival at Glen Echo, Maryland, where almost everyone had parked offsite and needed to catch a shuttle bus back to their vehicles--with a version of "The Last Bus Is Leaving."

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 05:21 AM

Right, the words will be on their way to me after this busy festival weekend.

Words by Les Barker, recorded on Bob Williamson's Greatest Hits Volume 6? in June 1976, EMI Rcords.

I'll type them in asap, unless anyone else has them in an early Mr Barker book?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Sep 02 - 03:11 AM

and, any news on bob williamson? is he still around?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: GUEST,HelenJ
Date: 02 Sep 02 - 06:38 AM

Saw Norman last night at the Open Door FC - I very nearly asked him for the words then. Curses!

Whilst I'm here - has anyone got the lyrics to "We Never Mention Aunt Sarah"? Grateful for any contributions.

HelenJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Micca
Date: 02 Sep 02 - 06:58 AM

HelenJ, try this in the Digitrad at the top of the page, either under the title or as a search, It might be what you want!! WE NEVER MENTION AUNT CLARA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Sep 02 - 10:19 AM

Hi Helen, WE NEVER MENTION AUNT CLARA (click here) is in the DT patiently waiting for you :0)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: GUEST,HelenJ
Date: 02 Sep 02 - 12:51 PM

Thanks so much Micca and Noreen. My printer is not/has never worked so now suffering from writer's cramp but I've got it all down. Do people really sing all those verses? Wow.

Hope to see you at the next LLanstock - (should have learned it by then!)

HelenJ.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 03:33 AM

Poor old Cyril has had enough of heartbreak through the Free and Easy Sally without having salt rubbed in over his catastrophic Malta lovelife besides...... BOAB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 08:10 AM

Bugger me , I think I've got that album, Bob Williamsons greatest hits ....................damn I've got nothing that will play vinyl anymore. Lets go seek out the attic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: GUEST,HelenJ.
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 04:41 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 04:01 AM

any news of the iceberg?

any news of the words to 'lamposts are leaning'?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 05:17 AM

No news of the iceberg, and I'm waiting on the post (snail-type) for the lamppost words.

Not forgotten!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: GUEST,The Fantum
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 01:51 PM

There is nothing more dangerous than a learner on a computer so please ignore this message its a test on putting in lyrics

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Subject: Lyr Add: SAMMY'S BAR (parody by Les Barker)
From: GUEST,The Fantum
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 02:38 PM

LYRIC ADD THE BALLAD OF SAMMY'S BAR

Songwriter - (Tawney)

I went down to Sammys bar
Hey the lampposts are leaning
Just went out to have a jar
On my way up Hyde Road

I'd only had a pint or two
When the lampposts started leaning
In the way that lampposts do
All the way up Hyde Road

So I moved on to bottled stout
Hey the lampposts are leaning
The buggers keep moving about
On my way up Hyde Road

Either I'm completely canned
Or the lampposts are leaving
One just stood upon me hand
On its way up Hyde Road

Must find me car its closing time
Me and the lampposts are leaving
But the pavements so hard to climb
Up the north face of Hyde Road

I drove away from Sammy's bar
As the lampposts were leaving
And one jumped out and hit me car
And ran away up Hyde Road

They must have drunk too much light ale
The way the lampposts are leaning
Why is it me thats here in jail
And them thats free in Hyde Road

Title and Lyrics taken from Bob Williamsons "Greatest Hits" Song credited to Tawney I think Cyril Tawney wrote the original version "The last boats are leaving"? Maybe BW wrote this the parody. Or maybe Les Barker Its not possible to tell from the album sleeve Sung slow on the album

If this goes in right we will all be happy

Good luck with the song

Fantum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 09:35 PM

Thanks Fantum; saved me a job!

Cyril Tawney wrote the original Sammy's Bar, and Les Barker wrote the parody you've just typed in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody:the last boats are leavin'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 04:04 AM

thankyou very much everyone. i'm H.A.P.P.Y!


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