Lyr Req: Hey-Diddle-Diddle (from Harry Champion)
Lyr Add: Music-hall songs sung by Harry Champion (18)
Lyr Req: The End of My Old Cigar (Harry Champion) (27)
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Lyr Req: Robin Redbreast (from Harry Champion) (4)
Lyr Req: Here Comes Old Father Christmas (Champion (4)
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Lyr Req: Doctor Shelley (from Harry Champion) (10)
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Lyr Req: I'm Proud of My Old Bald Head (Champion) (7)
Lyr Req: Cover It Over Quick Jemima (H Champion) (26)
Lyr Req: The Best that Money Can Buy (H Champion) (1)
Lyr Req: The Old Red Lion (Harry Champion) (1)
Lyr Req: My Wife's Sister's Pussy Cat (Champion) (2)
Lyr Req: The Girl with the Golden Hair (Champion) (1)
Lyr Req: The Ragtime Ragshop (from Harry Champion) (3)
Lyr Req: It's Cold Without Your Trousers (Champion (1)
Lyr Req: I'm William the Conqueror (f/H Champion) (1)
Lyr Req: Home Made Sausages (Harry Champion) (1)
Lyr Req: Father Looked Funny (from Harry Champion (1)
Lyr Req: A Natty Little Patch Behind (H Champion) (4)
Lyr Req: Red, White and Blue (from Harry Champion (4)
Lyr Req: Brown, Brown, Sit Down (Harry Champion) (1)
Lyr Req: Aunt Tilly (from Harry Champion) (3)
Lyr Req: Cockney Bill of London Town (H Champion) (6)
Lyr Add: I Enjoyed It (from Harry Champion) (1)
Lyr Add: Have a Drop of Gin, Joe (from H Champion (3)
Lyr Add: My Old Iron Cross (from Harry Champion) (1)
Lyr Add: Good Old Yorkshire Pudding (Champion) (1)
Lyr Add: Samuel Duff (from Harry Champion, 1914) (1)
Lyr Add: Boiled Beef and Carrots (Harry Champion) (15)
Lyr Req: That Gorgonzola Cheese (Harry Champion) (7)
Subject: Lyr Req: Hey-Diddle-Diddle (from Harry Champion)|
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 08:38 PM
I would appreciate any help in fixing any errors or missing words in the following transcription. Notice there is quite a large gap in the first line of verse 3, where I found the words unintelligible, and line 2 of that verse doesn't make much sense.
From the recording found at YouTube:
(It is the second of 2 songs in that "video.")
As recorded by Harry Champion, 1916
1. We've got a lodger. He's a funny old dodger. He's gone music-mad.
Last week the nanny-goat he went and had a fit and I had the toothache bad.
He starts to play at the break of day and also in the middle of the night.
He'll play so sweet that it tickles my feet and my old girl wants to fight.
CHORUS: With his hi-diddle-diddle on the middle of his fiddle he can fiddle-fiddle-diddle all day.
Root-toot-toot on his little bit of flute, he'll sit for hours and play
"Home Sweet Home" on a paper and a comb. His wife's gonna leave him all alone,
For all night long he's singing her a song and winding up the gramophone.
2. Last Sunday night he had a birthday and a fight, and around came all his crew.
He played ragtime, dinner time, tea time, supper time, and bedtime too.
He blew so hard on his old bombard, the ceiling in the middle had a crack.
On top of me and my old gal in bed, they all came through with a whack-tiddy-whack-whack. CHORUS
3. Our ... doing the kangaroo hop.
I had to double upstairs, undress, and bop him on the nose with a prop.
He said, "Old sport, I reckon you ought to let me live rent free."
I said with a groan, "Take your old trombone and go to Bermondsey." CHORUS
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hey-Diddle-Diddle (from Harry Champion)|
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 03:07 PM
I tried, Jim, but I couldn't figure it out. I think I hear the words swing and begin, but that's all.
I think the second line is correct, but you're right; it's awkward.