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Lyr Req: Constable Joy (Arrest These Merry...)

Zany Mouse 13 Dec 04 - 01:29 PM
12string growler 13 Dec 04 - 02:23 PM
Tattie Bogle 13 Dec 04 - 08:02 PM
12string growler 14 Dec 04 - 03:29 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 14 Dec 04 - 03:49 PM
Zany Mouse 14 Dec 04 - 05:26 PM
GUEST 19 Oct 10 - 06:48 PM
FreddyHeadey 05 Dec 18 - 06:23 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Constable Joy
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 01:29 PM

I used to know a great parody of God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen but can't remember the words now.

The chorus is:

'Oh send tidings to Constable Joy, Constable Joy
Oh send tidings to Constable Joy'

The only words I can remember from the verses is:

'They started out one Christmas eve, to drink without control'

Does anyone recognise it?

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Constable Joy
From: 12string growler
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 02:23 PM

Arrest these Merry Gentlemen and take them all away
Arrest these Merry Gentlemen, it may be Christmas Day
But they're singing and they're dancing and they're causing an affray
So take tidings to Constable Joy.......

It's a Sid Kipper song, I can't remember any more but I think a friend of mine has the song book.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Constable Joy
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 08:02 PM

It's in another thread of christmas parodies! It runs to 70-odd pages if you try to print it off! Just type in Arrest these merry Gentlemen and you'll get it and a lot of other stuff!
TB


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARREST THESE MERRY GENTLEMEN
From: 12string growler
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 03:29 PM

I copied it across from the above link for you.
Thanks go to the Catter that placed it there.

ARREST THESE MERRY GENTLEMEN (C) Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden


Arrest these merry gentlemen and take them all away,
Arrest these merry gentlemen, it may be Christmas Day
But they're singing and they're shouting and they're causing an affray,
So take tidings to Constable Joy, Constable Joy,
So take tidings to Constable Joy,

They started off on Christmas Eve to drink without control,
And in the cellar of the Inn the drunkards they did roll,
And now they've set off home to try to find the wassail bowl,
Chorus

The merry coachman blows his horn as he comes riding past,
The passengers all shout for joy now they've arrived at last,
But Joy arrests the coachman for he's driving much too fast
Chorus

Arrest these little children who go begging in the street,
They're dirty and they're ragged, they've no shoes upon their feet,
They're not the type of person who we really wish to meet,
Chorus

It was a silent night until some rough, unruly lout
Began to pick an argument and loudly he did shout,
And now I think I see some Christmas boxing breaking out,
So take tidings to Constable Joy, Constable Joy,
So take tidings to Constable Joy,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Constable Joy
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 03:49 PM

All that is needed is to link the thread: Christmas Parodies
(Posted by GeorgeH from "The Kipper Family Songbook.")

But it's a good one, having it twice doesn't hurt.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Constable Joy
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 05:26 PM

Thanks all of you. I will now have a song to sing at the club christmas party.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Constable Joy (Arrest These Merry...)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 06:48 PM

What we need is a silent night,
A little law and order sounds nice.
When all of these census crowds are driving us crazy.

What we need is a clean sweep,
less noise so we can get some good sleep.
We're thinkin'these shepherds are beginning to sound a little shady.
Can you tell by now we're saying...
ARREST THESE MERRY GENTLEMEN!!!

Bridge:
We gotta have a little peace tonight,
this chaos has been out of sight.
We wish the citizens would be polite,
we need a night that's calm and bright.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Constable Joy (Arrest These Merry...)
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 05 Dec 18 - 06:23 PM

the other thread
Christmas Parodies
thread.cfm?threadid=28249#352995 

YouTube
first track
https://youtu.be/FDNmEFvSvFI 


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Constable Joy (Arrest These Merry...)
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 05 Dec 18 - 06:45 PM

thread for Gower Wassail(tune)
thread.cfm?threadid=125833#3965029


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