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Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song

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Colin B 22 Mar 07 - 06:19 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I can't get my winkle out
From: Colin B
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 06:19 AM

Does any one have the words for 'I can't get my winkle out' ?


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Subject: Lyr Add: I CAN'T GET MY WINKLE OUT
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 09:04 AM

I can remember some of it from the singing of the late Red Sullivan:-

I CAN'T GET MY WINKLE OUT

Last night I got an invite along to Auntie Flo's.
She always makes me welcome most every time I goes,
With lots of bread and butter and some winkles in a can.
I caught a winkle on me 'ook and then the fun began.

I cried "I can't get me winkle out. Isn't it a sin?
The more I try to get it out, the further it goes in.
I can't get me winkle out. Isn't it a dour?
I can't get it out with an old bent pin. Has anybody got a skewer?"

I went up to a woman outside a big hotel.
She said "Young man, you look quite ill." I said "I feel quite well.
But madam, I've a problem. Solve it if you can."
I put me winkle in her hand and then the fun began.

I cried, etc.

There is a third verse where he gets arrested after this lady complains to the police.

Hope this helps so far.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I can't get my winkle out
From: BB
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 05:32 PM

Pete Collins recorded it on his CD 'Time Moves On' RUST117. If you can't get hold of the CD, PM me.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I can't get my winkle out
From: Joybell
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 07:20 PM

It's in here already as "The Winkle Song". Still a few lines missing though as I recall. Also DaveS has a verse not yet on the thread, I think.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: Lyr Add: PICKING ALL THE BIG ONES OUT
From: vectis
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 07:51 PM

I have a different set of words

THE WINKLE SONG

As I was coming home to tea
I thought I'd take some company
Went into Old Mother Winkle's
Bought myself a pennyworth of winkles
Went on home to tea as happy as could be
Went upstairs met all the family

They was picking all the big ones out
Picking all the big ones out
You should have seen my face full of wrinkles
When I saw my pennyworth of winkles
All the big ones gorn It made me rave and shout
'Cos there sat the wife and 7 kids
Picking all the big ones out.

Singing,
I can't get my winkle out with an old bent pin
The more I tries to get it out the further it goes in
I can't get my winkle out isn't it a do'er
If I can't get it out with an old bent pin
Has anyone here got a skewer?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WINKLE SONG
From: Old Grizzly
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 07:58 PM

This from East Suffolk Morris Songbook

WINKLE SONG

I went to see my doctor at the behest of my wife,
To get some pills to pep me up. He said, "Not on your life."
He said, "You don't need tablets. Shellfish, I find, work well."
But it didn't please my dear old wife, and it made my life pure 'ell.

CHORUS: Oh, I can't get my winkle out. Isn't it a sin?
The more I try to get it out, the further it goes in.
I can't get my winkle out. Isn't it a doer?
I can't get my winkle out. Has anybody got a skewer?

My wife, who knows about these things, got all prepared for me,
But I struggled and I panicked. I couldn't get it free.
So she got all frustrated, and walked out without a sound.
I said, "I'm trying my very best, but the damned thing's all curled round."

After she had calmed down, she put her arms round me.
She said, "You're trying far too hard. Just caress it out, you see."
And it worked with such great results, I celebrated with a drink,
And then I had some for the road, and now what do you think?


Looks to me as if someone else could not find the original so wrote their own.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 08:18 AM

According to this page, I CAN'T GET MY WINKLE OUT, sung by Dave Andrews, is on the 2-CD album "Comic Songs Sung along the Stour Valley," published by The Helions Bumpstead Gramophone Company.

(The web site doesn't seem to be working right now, but you can see that page in Google's cache.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song
From: Joybell
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 07:45 PM

We still need a marriage here with the older thread about this song.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song
From: GUEST,steve
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 05:44 PM

I went down to auntie flos
just the other day
you should have seen the fuss she made of me
in the most peculiar way.

There were plates of bread and butter
and winkles in the can
she handed me the largest one
and then the fun began.

OH I cant get my winkle out
isnt it a sin
the more I try to pull it out
the more I push it in.

OH I cant get my winkle out
isnt it a do'r
Icant get my winkle out
anybody here got a skewer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 02:58 AM

Thanks for this memory of Redd. I alway think of that cellar under the coffie shop - the Partisan? - and how he and Martin Windsor would rag 'the boy' - Long John Baldry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 05:14 PM

Dave Andrews is in my folk club Blackmore in Exile. He sings this song and it is so different from any of the youtube versions.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 05:22 AM

Ewan, yes it was The Partisan at 7 Carlisle Street which was later bought by journalist Nicholas Faith and on Saturday evenings from about September in 1961 became "The Sevendown" the venue for the Ballads and Blues Club. This was just after Ewan Macoll and Peggy Seeger left Ballads and Blues and went off to form the Singers Club.

Hoot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song
From: GUEST,dave
Date: 02 Apr 16 - 08:18 PM

Hi, I was just interested in old songs that i vaguely remember and this is version i recall:


Every sunday night we go to Auntie Flo's.
She always makes us welcome as everybody knows,
We have brown bread and butter and winkles in a can.
She handed me the largest one and then the fun began(cor blimey)

"I can't get me winkle out. Isn't it a sin?
The more I try to get it out, the further it goes in.
I can't get me winkle out. Isn't it a do-er?
I can't get my winkle out, anybody here got a skewer?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song
From: GUEST,#
Date: 03 Apr 16 - 02:58 PM

The following link will take you to p 58 of "Gunner's Tales and Memories of WW2" by Caroline J Eddleston on which The Winkle Song appears. The footnote says the version presented was written by six serving soldiers in 1940.

https://books.google.ca/books?id=UO7xAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA58&lpg=PA58&dq=I+CAN%27T+GET+MY+WINKLE+OUT&source=bl&ots=HMiRlATIp9&sig=M74KZ


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