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Thread #22972   Message #928520
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
08-Apr-03 - 05:57 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Greensleeves - parodies
Subject: Lyr Add: Parody of Greensleeves (Ice Cream Song)
Similar to the version requested by JennieG:

GREENSLEEVES (The Ice Cream Song)
(Author unknown)

Alas good folk you do me wrong
To show such animosity,
You ate my food now despise my song —
The beautiful evergreen Greensleeves.

Sweet and pure was the tune I played
As I passed each road, with my ice cream load,
That noise I made was my mark of trade
I was known by the tune of Greensleeves.

The housewife cheered when I first appeared
And she went no more to the corner store
Now angry cries stop my enterprise
And my little machine that plays Greensleeves.

A year ago there was wild acclaim
And the children ran to my ice-cream van
But the Beatles came and, I fell from fame
With my 16th century Greensleeves.

At last the 'News' aired the people's views
Ice cream shops swear I played unfair,
With much debate councils sealed my fate
Put an end to my playing of Greensleeves.

With a bit of luck I can sell each truck
And a rival team buys unused ice cream
But it's really hell when you're trying to sell
One hundred machines that play Greensleeves.

Notes: To the obvious tune; this version was copied from the 'Bangor Song Book', produced by the Scout & Guide club of the University college of North Wales (published 1970)