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Thread #14316   Message #1340853
Posted By: Joybell
27-Nov-04 - 08:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Champagne Charlie (from Edward Woodward)
Subject: RE: Champagne Charlie - Old parody anyone?
Back to the song - My Mum used to sing a song using the tune of Champagne Charlie. Back in about 1910 when she was at school in Melbourne, the class had to sing it to any child who was late. She told me that it had quite an effect. Just as standing in the corner did. Ahhh the old days !!
It went:

Tardy Scholar is your name
You'll be scolded who's to blame?
See how well we know you
Then Tardy Scholar is your name.

A song-collecter friend found it in New South Wales, recently, sung by an elderly singer. Is it known anywhere else? Joy