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GUEST,Lionel Lyr Req: 'Suddenly it's Folk Song' (7) Lyr Add: SUDDENLY IT'S FOLK SONG (Peter Sellers) 11 May 02

The track "Suddenly it's Folk Song" comes from a 1950's Parlophone album by Peter Sellers called "The Best of Sellers" and as far as I know it is currently available in some form as a CD. As it was only a 10-inch album I suspect that its tracks would be mixed into a Sellers compilation CD. "Suddenly it's Folk Song" is a parody of three styles of folk; an old rustic singing a mildly bawdy song in a Zummerzet accent, a Scotsman singing Scottish Mouthmusic (sic) and an Irish ceildh band. The Zummerzet song will be the one you want as it is the only one with actual lyrics, the others are cod Scots and the Irish one is spoken dialogue. Many of the tracks were scripted by Sellers and also by Bob Monkhouse and his then writing partner Dennis Goodwin. S.I.F.S is credited to Sellers-Fisher. The lyrics as far as can I recall them are:

Would one fine morning I spied a lass there
With a muferty-dollicking-lumberdum-di,
She asked I the right road for Muckfordham Fair,
So I ups and shows her the way
Oh yarn, o yarn, oh yarn oh yi.
I ups an' I shows her the way.

Now all ye young maidens beware o' the Fair
With a muferty-dollicking-lumber-dum-di
If ye don't know the right way you'll find me right there
For the happiest times of my life I dare say
I've had showing young maidens the way.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 14-May-02.

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