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Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home

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GUEST,Glen in Gloucestershire 16 Mar 01 - 06:26 PM
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Subject: Parody of Rolling Home
From: GUEST,Glen in Gloucestershire
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 06:26 PM

Hello World!

I've been singing Rolling Home for ages - a truly great song, brilliant for ending a session with.

But does anybody have the words as written by "The Kipper Family" titled Rolling Drunk. A parody of the original but still worth singing. Any Ideas?

Cheers, Glen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 06:48 PM

Can't help with the Kippers, but Les Barker's version "On and On" is on this thread Mr Barkers Seasonal Gift.

Wickedly accurate!


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLING DRUNK (from the Kipper Family)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 09:26 PM

Kipper songs always tend to adjust the tune a little bit so they aren't exactly parodies, they're variants on parodies from an alternative universe.

Anyway, here's the start of this one, from The Ballad of Sid Kipper:

As I came out this evening my missus she proclaim
"Remember how you said last week you'd never drink again?"
If she thought that I'd remember, another thought she should have thunk.
It'd Friday night, and I think I might get rolling drunk.

Rolling drunk, we will get rolling drunk.
We will get rolling, rolling, we will get rolling drunk.


But it's getting late. If noone else gives the other three verses before I get back, I'll put them in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 09:20 AM

McGrath, I'm puzzling over this promising Kipper ballad because I can't make it work to "Rolling Home," "The White Cockade," or several other familiar tunes. Maybe if I had another drop of grog it would all come clear. More verses, please!


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLING DRUNK (from the Kipper Family)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 05:21 PM

That's what I meant in my preamble to my post. Most parodies just parody the words. In the Trunch tradition, the tune is parodied as well. A cunning way of encouraging people to buy the records or the books, and attend the performances.

Anyway, here's another installment.

Now some of us like cider, and some prefer the porter;
Some they like their whisky neat, and some with soda water.
Add all them somes together and the answer you can't flunk -
You'll have too much, and carry one home rolling drunk.

Bartholomew has never smoked a fag in all his life;
He only eats raw oysters and he's never had a wife;
Nor anybody else's - he lives just like a monk;
Religiously each Friday he gets rolling drunk.

Which reminds me, I've got to get a St Pat's drink - so I'll put in the last verse later, if noone else has.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 06:45 PM

McGrath, I'll trade you a Nova Scotian temperance song that you've never heard for the last verse – vividly describing the four stages of drunkedness. Please come back!


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLING DRUNK (from the Kipper Family)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 08:33 PM

Nova Scotian temperance? I trust that is temperance in the truly temperate mode, what a public health campaign in England a few years ago called "maintaining a sensible alcohol level", and not that extremist teetotalitarian thing that is sometimes grotesquely described as "temperance".

Right, here's that last verse:

And when the inn has closed I will weave my way back home,
Full of the joys of spring and singing loudly out of tune
And if you should see me standing behind some old tree trunk
I'm simply letting steam off, 'cos I'm rolling drunk.

Rolling drunk, we will get rolling drunk.
We will get rolling, rolling, we will get rolling drunk.

I think if you act out the verses with the proper spirit (anything around 40 proof upwards), you will find an appropriate sort of tune in the Trunch Tradition will emerge.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home
From: Barbara
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 03:01 AM

And Charlie, are you familiar with John Tam's Rolling Home, sung by that wonderful Ottawa group, Finest Kind? Check out this thread, Rolling Home for the song being parodied. Or call me and I'll sing it for you.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home
From: Barbara
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 03:13 AM

Looks like I lied. I learned that one from Dave Webber and Anni Fentimann, not Finest Kind.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JOCOSE DRUNKARD (from Vince Morash)
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 10:37 AM

Hi, Barbara! Not familiar as of yet but willing to be.

Thanks for the final verse, MacGrath. As promised I offer in return a significant digression from this thread into temperance, to a familiar tune:

THE JOCOSE DRUNKARD (After the singing of Vince Morash, Nova Scotia, 1995 Tune: Three Drunkard Maidens)
There is that jo-cose drunk-ard as you may com-pre-hend,
He's full of jokes and laugh-ter, and every-one's his friend;
He slaps you on the back, me lads, and or-ders up a round,
That jolly jo-cose drunk-ard's a pleasure to be found.

Chorus:

And you raise your glass,
Times have passed,
And all the lads have gone home.

One drink beyond the jocose and then it's time for tears,
For now the drunkard is morose, he's crying in his beer;
He gets so sentimental, nostalgic and depressed,
He grieves for all he might've been and wails about the rest.(CHO)

But when the crying ceases, let the innocent beware,
For now the drunkard's bellicose, with fighting spirit rare;
He loudly picks an argument and wildly swings his fist,
So bellicose a drunkard's a pleasure to be missed.(CHO)

The drunkard then becomes subdued, the liquor takes its toll,
For now the drunkard's comatose, 'tis said he's passed out cold;
These are the states of drunkenness through which we all may sink,
But, before we all are comatose – there's time for one last drink!

Well, like a lot of temperance songs this one is subject to corruption in the last verse. This song was written by one of Vince's friends, and I know one of his Halifax friends is a card carrying Mudcatter; maybe he can clear up who wrote it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home
From: GUEST,Glen in Gloucestershire
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 06:10 AM

Thanks guys for doing the Biz, yet again!

The Mudcat is my favourite site (apart from The Oysterband home page)

Cheers Glen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 10:00 AM

McGrath: You mention "The Ballad of Sid Kipper" – Is that the title of an album? Funny, I can't find any reference to it anywhere on the Internet, using Google. And is "Rolling Drunk" the title of the song you have posted? Google finds only one web page that contains "rolling drunk"+Kipper, and that's irrelevant.

I'd just like to get the title and source nailed down. Can you help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 10:18 AM

Just a note to "Jocose Drunkard" above which I posted back when I was a "guest." According to Vince Morash, this song was composed by his friend by Alistair Macdonald; Vince would intrepidly act out all the parts as the song was sung. I best post this song with chords as a new add.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Rolling Home
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 11:35 AM

Charley: Why post it as a new add? The subject line is now "Lyr Add: THE JOCOSE DRUNKARD (from Vince Morash)" which makes it as easy to find here as anywhere else, by using the Forum Search.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLING DRUNK (parody of 'Rolling Home')
From: Dead Horse
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 04:45 PM

I myself was very pleased with a self penned parody of Rolling Home entitled Rolling Drunk, and was all ready to sing it at Broadstairs Folk Fest. On the list of highly paid guests was Sid Kipper, and he sang HIS version.
I cried myself to sleep that night. Rotten bugger, stealing my moment of glory.
My version :- ROLLING DRUNK

Round goes the room, its spinning: I've had too much to drink
I'd better not have another one: The wife will make a stink
I've fallen in the lavvy: I smell just like a skunk
When I gets rolling drunk, when I gets rolling drunk
Rolling drunk, when I gets rolling drunk.
When I gets rolling, rolling when I gets rolling drunk

A pint or two of Theakstons, a quart of Sheps, and then
A couple of rounds of Hooky, topped up with Speckled Hen
A pint of something with x's in - and another brewed by a monk
When I gets rolling drunk, when I gets rolling drunk.

The Summer Madness went down well: The Winter Ale was good
While you poor weary boozers, have a Dark Mild in the wood
Them others is swilling lager, or some such awful junk
When I gets rolling drunk, when I gets rolling drunk.

The Tartar Frigate at lunchtime & on to the Wrotham Arms
I nipped into the Neptune, just to view the barmaids charms
I calls her Juicy Lucy. She calls me stoopid lunk
When I gets rolling drunk, when I gets rolling drunk

So pass the bottle down, me lads, but miss me out this round
I'd gladly buy youse another one, but I've only got one pound
My-eyes aren't closed 'cos I'm tired - I'm only having a thunk
When I gets rolling drunk, when I gets rolling drunk.
Rolling drunk, when I gets rolling drunk.
When I gets rolling, rolling, when I gets rolling drunk.

...all the references are to Broadstairs of course, so I can't sing it anywheres else, dammit.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THREE WHEELS ON MY WAGON
From: GUEST,Kath
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 12:00 PM

Here you are guys...

THREE WHEELS ON MY WAGON

Three wheels on my wagon,
And I'm still rolling along
The Cherokees are chasing me
Arrows fly, right on by
But I'm singing a happy song

I'm singing a higgity, haggity, hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die
A mile up the road there's a hidden cave
And we can watch those Cherokees
Go galloping by

SPOKEN: "George, they're catching up to us!"
"Get back in the wagon woman!"

Two wheels on my wagon,
And I'm still rolling along
Them Cherokees are after me
Flaming spears, burn my ears
But I'm singing a happy song

I'm singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die
Half a mile up the road there's a hidden cave
And we can watch those Cherokees
Go galloping by

SPOKEN: "Duh, Paw? Are you sure this is the right road?"
"Will you hush up? You and your maps!"

One wheel on my wagon,
And I'm still rolling along
Them Cherokees after me
I'm all in flames, at the reins
But I'm singing a happy song

I'm singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die
Right around that turn there's a hidden cave
And we can watch those Cherokees
Go galloping by

SPOKEN: "George? Should I get the bag of beads and trinkets?"
"Woman, I know what I'm doing!"

No wheels on my wagon,
So I'm not rolling along
The Cherokees captured me
They look mad, things look bad
But I'm singing a happy song

SPOKEN: "C'mon all you Cherokees sing along with me!"

Higgity, haggity hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die…


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