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Lyr Req: Ballad of Bethnal Green (Paddy Roberts)

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Folkbloke 02 Jul 99 - 08:57 PM
Mike Jackson, Brisbane, Australia 25 Jul 99 - 03:04 AM
Bugsy 25 Jul 99 - 10:23 PM
Folkbloke 26 Jul 99 - 04:14 PM
GUEST,slightlysatan 22 Sep 05 - 04:36 AM
John MacKenzie 22 Sep 05 - 05:02 AM
GUEST,Paddy 05 Aug 06 - 06:36 PM
GUEST,Peter (Belleville, Ontario) 09 Aug 06 - 06:00 PM
GUEST,old gobbo 05 May 13 - 09:20 PM
John MacKenzie 06 May 13 - 02:43 AM
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Subject: Ballad of Bethnal Green Re-visited.
From: Folkbloke
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 08:57 PM

Thanks to Bert's reply to my previous posting I am now only short of half of the penultimate verse of this comic classisc song, written, as has been reminded to me, by Mr Paddy Roberts. the bit I now need is the beginning of the 3rd verse which ends:- "then he turned quite white and he sloshed her right in the middle of her Cha Cha Cha. Nearly there. PLEASE HELP> I am going mad. you must know what it's like when you have almost all of a song stuck in your mind, and you keep singing it but don't know allthe words. It Hurts. HEEELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! folkbloke@cwcom.net


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Subject: RE: Ballad of Bethnal Green Re-visited.
From: Mike Jackson, Brisbane, Australia
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 03:04 AM

Hope this puts you out of your misery.

They went before a man of the law who said "This will not do! I've had enough of the sort of stuff I get from the likes of you" And was she peaved when he received A longish term in clink. In a fit of pique she married the Greek And now she's dressed in Mink

Chorus

Regards Mike


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Subject: RE: Ballad of Bethnal Green Re-visited.
From: Bugsy
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 10:23 PM

Mike is always in a rush (G'day Mike - It's Peter from Perth WA) and in his haste he gave the the verse following the one you wanted, which goes. It all went well because he fell for all her girlish charms but he had some doubts when he caught her out in somebody elses arms He said "Look here you know my dear this is going a bit to far" Then he went quit white and sloshed her right in the Middle of her Ooh La La.

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Ballad of Bethnal Green Re-visited.
From: Folkbloke
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 04:14 PM

Cheers bugsy, That's cleared that one up. You don't happen to have "Lavender Cowboy", When I was a Boyscout and you were a Brownie" or any other of Paddy's songs. I would also like to purchase any of his records or sheet music if you know of any for sale. Cheers, folkbloke.


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Subject: RE: Ballad of Bethnal Green Re-visited.
From: GUEST,slightlysatan
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 04:36 AM

Full Lyrics Are:

I tell a tale of a jealous male and a maid of sweet sixteen.
She was blond and dumb and she lived with her mum on the fringe of Bethnal Green,
And she worked all week for a rich old Greek and her dad was on the dole,
But her one delight on a Friday night was to have a little rock and roll.

Now one fine day in the month of May she met her big romance.
He was dark and sleek with a scar on his cheek and a pair of stovepipe pants,
And she said, 'To you I would be true through all the years to come'
For she loved the gay abandoned way he chewed his chewing gum.

Now all went well because he fell for her girlish charms,
But he had a doubt when he caught her out in someone else's arms,
And he said, 'Look here! You know, my dear, this is going a bit too far' (fa-la)
And he went quite white and sloshed her right in the middle of a cha-cha-cha.

They went before a man of the law who said, 'This will not do.
I've had enough of the sort of stuff I get from the likes of you.'
And was she peeved when he received a longish term in clink!
In a fit of pique she married the Greek and now she's dressed in mink.

Hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: Ballad of Bethnal Green Re-visited.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 05:02 AM

drain pipe pants, SS.
G.


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Subject: RE: Ballad of Bethnal Green Re-visited.
From: GUEST,Paddy
Date: 05 Aug 06 - 06:36 PM

Don't forget the chorus after each verse:
To my rit-fal-lal
To my itty-fal-lal
To my itty-bitty fal dal day
(repeat)


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Subject: RE: Ballad of Bethnal Green Re-visited.
From: GUEST,Peter (Belleville, Ontario)
Date: 09 Aug 06 - 06:00 PM

I was thinking of this song today and could not remember who sang it, but Google found you..and now I won't drive my partner nuts all evening by singing the bits I do remember.... a few differences, I think, to what your visitor remembers..

the EDGE of Bethnal Green
AS her dad was on the dole
DRAINPIPE pants
fell for ALL her girlish
THEN he went quite white
the middle of HER cha-cha-cha !!!

Good to find this entry, Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Bethnal Green (Paddy Roberts)
From: GUEST,old gobbo
Date: 05 May 13 - 09:20 PM

I tell the tale of a jealous male and a maid of sweet sixteen.
She was blond and dumb and she lived with her mum on the fringe of Bethnal Green,
She worked all week for a rich old Greek for her dad was on the dole,
And her one delight was a Friday night when she had a little rock and roll.

To my rit fal lal, to my titty fal lal, to my itty-bitty fal-dal day (repeat)

Then one fine day in the month of May she met her big romance.
He was dark and sleek with a scar on his cheek and a pair of drainpipe pants,
And she thought, 'With you I could be so true through all the years to come'
For she loved the gay abandoned way he chewed his chewing gum.

It started well because he fell for her girlish charms,
But he had some doubt when he caught her out in someone else's arms,
He said, 'Look here! You know, my dear, this is going a bit too far'
Then he went quite white and sloshed her right in the middle of her cha-cha-cha.

He went before a man of the law who said, 'This will not do.
I've had enough of the sort of stuff I get from the likes of you.'
And was she peeved when he received a longish term in clink!
In a fit of pique she married the Greek and now she's dressed in mink.
- checked against a recording by Paddy Roberts


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Bethnal Green (Paddy Roberts)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 May 13 - 02:43 AM

Still sing this sometimes, at out Wednesday night sessions.


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