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Thread #56362   Message #881225
Posted By: GUEST
03-Feb-03 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Thing-Ummy-Bob (Arthur Askey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thingummybob
This is the CD produce by Emporio records that featured songs from the Cosmotheka show

Keep Smiling Through - Cosmotheka
Emporio EMPRCD509

Track Listings
1. Smiling through
2. Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
3. I love to sit with Sophie in the shelter
4. I did what I could with my gas mask
5. Whitehall warriors
6. Lili Marlene
7. D day dodgers
8. Roll me over
9. We'll meet again
10. Follow the white line
11. I get along without you very well
12. Hey little hen
13. Dig dig dig to victory
14. They're all under the counter
15. I'm gonna get lit up (when the lights go on in London)
16. Knees up Mother Brown
17. Medley

I think this CD is now out of print but "Thingummybob" isn't on it anyway.

This is also the title of the tape that I've got with Arthur Askey's version on although as someone taped it for me I haven't got the details of it.

I've got quite a few tapes and CDs of wartime songs (including one with someone singing "Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler" - totally anachronistic as it wasn't written until 1968!)They came out when anniversaries of the war were looming - you have to look out for them. I was surprised nobody brought a record out of the songs that were featured on Dad's Army - or did they?

Sophie - If you want a copy of Arthur or Gracie's version, drop me an email with your details and I'll send you a tape of them.