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Thread #109962 Message #2304771
Posted By: Richard Bridge
02-Apr-08 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Father's Got the Sack from the Water Work
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Father got the sack from the Waterworks
My father probably got it from his mother and her sisters. Maud played the piano (and could vamp and transpose to very great effect). Grace was the beauty but also had brains (actually, family name was Brain back then) and could memorise whole poems at a single hearing. My grandmother Alice was the only one who married. She was also the one with the common sense.
Their parents used to send the three sisters to the music hall, and then when the sisters had returned they would re-play the evening's entertainment in its entirety for the rest of the family assembled.