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Thread #67929   Message #1141779
Posted By: Jim Dixon
20-Mar-04 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Poor Little Angeline (clean version)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Little Angeline (clean version)
POOR LITTLE ANGELINE
(Will [Wilhelm] Grosz & Jimmy Kennedy, 1936)

has been recorded by:
Willie Lewis and His Entertainers, on "1936-1938" [1996]
Slim Whitman, on "I'm a Lonely Wanderer" [1963]
Joe Loss
Gracie Fields
Vera Lynn with Jay Wilbur and his band
Roy Fox & His Band

Does anybody know anything about the original clean version of this song? Especially, can anyone quote any lyrics that are NOT in the bawdy version?

More info: POOR LITTLE ANGELINE is one of several songs associated with the Palais Glide, a popular dance "invented at the Hammersmith Palais, a famous London dance hall, executed in long rows with a lot of stamping and leg kicking." In a couple of instances, it has been recorded under the name "Poor Little Angeline (Palais Glide)" or "Palais Glide (Poor Little Angeline)."

Click here for some pictures of some Australians performing the Palais Glide, near the middle of the page.

There is a sound sample of the Willie Lewis recording of "Poor Little Angeline" at Yahoo! Shopping > Music, but he is speaking, not singing, in French. I can't understand much of the French, but my guess is, he's giving instructions on how to perform the Palais Glide.