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Thread #65972   Message #2954638
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Jul-10 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: DT Correction: Good-Bye-Ee (Weston & Lee)
Subject: DT Correction: Good-Bye-Ee (Weston & Lee)
As stated above, the DT version of this song is incomplete. Here's the entire song, compiled from messages above.

(R. P. Weston & Bert Lee)

1. Brother Bertie went away
To do his bit the other day
With a smile on his lips
And his lieutenant 'pips'
Upon his shoulder, bright and gay.
As the train moved out, he said,
"Remember me to all the 'Birds!'."
Then he wagged his paw,
And went away to war,
Shouting out these pathetic words:

Good-bye-ee! Good-bye-ee!
Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee.
Though it's hard to part, I know,
I'll be tickled to death to go.
Don't cry-ee! Don't sigh-ee!
There's a silver lining in the sky-ee.
Bonsoir, old thing!
Cheerio! Chin-chin!
Nah-poo! toodle-oo! Good-bye-ee!

2. Marmaduke Horatio Flynn,
Although he'd whiskers round his chin,
In a play took a part,
And he touched ev'ry heart
As little Willie in "East Lynne."
As the little dying child
Upon his snow-white bed he lay,
And amid their tears
The people gave three cheers
When he said as he passed away:

3. At a concert down at Kew,
Some convalescents dressed in blue
Had to hear Lady Lee,
Who had turned eighty-three,
Sing all the old, old songs she knew.
Then she made a speech and said,
"I look upon you boys with pride,
And for what you've done
I'm going to kiss each one."
Then they all grabbed their sticks and cried:

4. Little Private Patrick Shaw
He was a prisoner of war
Till a Hun with a gun
Called him "pig-dog" for fun.
Then Paddy punched him on the jaw.
Right across the barb-wire fence
The German dropped, then, dear, oh, dear!
All the wire gave way,
And Paddy yelled "Hooray!"
As he ran for the Dutch frontier.

Written and Composed by R. P. Weston & Bert Lee, 1918
notes: first three verses from "Francis & Day's Popular and Community Song Book" (undated but priced @ 7/6)
fourth verse; source unknown
pub: Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd., 138-140 Charing Cross Road,London

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Any other corrections, additions?