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Lyr Req: On a Monday Morning (Cyril Tawney)

12 May 03 - 03:36 PM (#951220)
Subject: Too soon to out of me bed
From: GUEST,Les the thread jumper

On a Monday morning,

A song by Cyril Tawney, excellent version by Martin Carthy:

Too soon to be out of me bed
Too soon to be on this bus-queue caper
Searching for change for me picture paper
On a Monday morning

Can any one help with the words?

Thanks


12 May 03 - 03:55 PM (#951235)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: Sorcha

This one in the DT?


12 May 03 - 04:12 PM (#951245)
Subject: Lyr Add: ON A MONDAY MORNING (Cyril Tawney)
From: Rank

ON A MONDAY MORNING
Cyril Tawney

^^^ Too soon to be out of my bed,
        To soon to be back at this bus queue caper,
Or searching for change for my picture paper,
        On a Monday morning.

Wrong end of the week for a smile,
        Wrong end of the day for being civil,
There's many a Saint would be a devil,
        On a Monday morning.

Where is the weekend now?
        Where is the Whiskey and beer I tasted?
Gone the same way as the pay I wasted,
        On a Monday morning.

If only the birds would booze,
        If only the sun was a party giver,
If I could just lend someone else my liver,
        On a Monday morning.

My lover she lies asleep,
        My lover is warm and her heart is mellow.
I'd trade you the world just to share her pillow,
        On a Monday morning.

Too soon to be out of my bed,
        To soon to be back at this bus queue caper,
Or searching for change for my picture paper,
        On a Monday morning.


12 May 03 - 04:42 PM (#951262)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: Sorcha

I hate to tell you this, Rank, since you are being helpful, but we already had it, click on my link.


12 May 03 - 05:13 PM (#951281)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: GUEST,Les the thread jumper

thanks Sorcha, thanks Rank


12 May 03 - 07:02 PM (#951337)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: breezy

thank Cyril


12 May 03 - 07:57 PM (#951369)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: Malcolm Douglas

Rank included a verse not given in the DT, and his text is, I think, more accurate. It's one of those songs that has been passed around quite a lot in a relatively short space of time, and we could probably do with an attributed set from the horse's mouth.


13 May 03 - 07:54 AM (#951657)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: Gaffer

This is not from the horse's mouth but from the groom's ear - Ive heard Cyril sing all Rank's verses
Gaffer


13 May 03 - 09:14 AM (#951701)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: Sandra in Sydney

It's a great song, thanks for posting it - one of my friends sings it without the extra verse, & changed a tad so the person in bed is not a female.

She was heading off to work one horrible Monday & sang it to the blokes digging a hole in the road after they'd made a remark about Mondays nor something. They loved it but the citizens on their way to work pretended it wasn't happening.

sandra


13 May 03 - 09:19 AM (#951706)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: GUEST,Sorcha

OK, I screwed up. Sorry.


13 May 03 - 09:22 AM (#951708)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: Watson

...and as punishment you've had your cookie removed again.


13 May 03 - 09:33 AM (#951715)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: GUEST

LOL, I guess so.


13 May 03 - 02:33 PM (#951921)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: gnomad

I have a recording of Cyril singing this, including the "extra" verse, using fumbling rather than searching for change in the first & last verses.

When he launched his Navy Cuts CD at Whitby he did mention how a missing verse got recovered for the Grey Funnel Line, perhaps something similar happened with this song.


13 May 03 - 02:42 PM (#951928)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: Malcolm Douglas

I've known that "missing" verse for nearly 30 years, so I'd think its omission was a mistake on the part of the DT transcriber. How close are the DT and lyrics in this thread to Cyril's recording? I haven't heard him sing it for many years, and can no longer remember what, of the text as I recall it (which differs in some particulars from what we already have) is his, and what later changes made by others.


14 May 03 - 07:22 AM (#952375)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: Schantieman

The verses above are almost verbatim from The Cyril Tawney Songbook. He has 'Fumbling for change....' - and (Scotch) whisky rather than (Irish) whiskey.

Steve


14 May 03 - 08:20 AM (#952400)
Subject: RE: Too soon to out of me bed
From: Dave Bryant

I think that the "Grey Funnel Line" verse which "went missing" was probably the 3rd one in the DT version as it's often left out of songbooks and recordings - what a pity as It's probably the most significant verse in the song.

Still, Cyril's had several whole songs which have been lost and found. When he used to host his weekly west country radio programme, he tried to write a new song for each show - often on topical subjects - some of these got mislaid. I believe that "In the sidings now" (About the Beeching railway cuts) was given back to Cyril by someone who'd recorded it at the time.