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Subject: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 12:10 PM

Recall hearing some time ago an alternative twist to the Lord Franklin story where it appears the expedition were poisoned by leasd from the tinned rations, and a parody song.

Anyone know it/ have the words?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 12:40 PM

Poisoned by "lead"?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 12:50 PM

yes lord franklin,died from lead poisoning,from his tinned rations.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 02:59 PM

Clearly it's not the Led Barker version then... !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 08:30 AM

Contributing to the death of Lord Franklin and his crew was their inability to adopt the ways of the Arctic natives for survival in that harsh climate. There is ample evidence in their recovered personal diaries that Franklin and his crew were in contact with such natives before they expired.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 09:43 AM

Wikipedia - Northwest Passage, Sir John Franklin expedition

In 1845, a well-equipped two-ship expedition led by Sir John Franklin sailed to the Canadian Arctic to chart the final unknown parts of the Northwest Passage. Confidence was high, as there was less than 500 km of unexplored Arctic mainland coast left. When it failed to return, a number of relief expeditions and search parties explored the Canadian Arctic, resulting in final charting of a possible passage. Traces of the expedition have been found, including records that indicate that the ships became ice-locked in 1846 near King William Island, about half way through the passage, and were unable to extricate themselves. Franklin himself died in 1847 and the last of the party in 1848, after abandoning the ships and attempting to escape overland by sledge. While starvation and scurvy contributed to the deaths of the crew, another factor was significant. The expedition took 8000 tins of food which were soldered with lead. The lead contaminated the food, poisoning the crew. They would have become weak and disoriented—later stages of lead poisoning include insanity and death. In 1981, Dr. Owen Beattie, an anthropologist from the University of Alberta examined remains from sites associated with the expedition. This led to further investigations, and the examination of tissue and bone from the mummified bodies of three seamen, exhumed from the permafrost of Beechey Island. Laboratory tests revealed high concentrations of lead in all three. New evidence shows that cannibalism was also a factor which may have contributed to the deaths of the crew.

Cannibalism? I didn't know that, however there's lots of interesting stuff here. Forensic results

The Baked Beans parody is not mentioned in the list of literary stuff, but then Les Barker's parody isn't there, either.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Schantieman
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 10:41 AM

John Rae (the Orcadian doctor and explorer who did finally discover the Northwest Passage) had plenty of evidence of cannibalism amongst Franklin's party.   If only I could remember the name of the book.....

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: skipy
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 10:48 AM

McGoogan, Ken (2002). Fatal Passage: The True Story of John Rae, the Arctic Hero Time Forgot. New York: Carroll & Graf.
ISBN 0-7867-0993-6.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 10:58 AM

It's Stanley Accrington's.

Starts of in a folk club...

I was in a folk club the other week
someone sang Lord Franklin and I fell asleep

or very similar.

Odd snippets

I don't think Franklin died from the effects of lead
I think the baked beans did for him instead
de de de de de...
And blew a big hole in the ozone layer.

Even the Eskimo in his skin canoe
had not only baked beans, but frozen fish fingers too...

I'll see if I can find more.

There is some dreadful Accringtonisms in it:-)

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 11:11 AM

Splendid Dave!

Looking forward to your finding rest of words.

Cheers,

Mr H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 11:27 AM

First the bad news

The only Accrington Stanley Lyrics I could find were from a song by the Waterboys. How weird is that?

The good news.

I found Stan's web site here.

No lyrics but you can contact him and he is ever such a nice bloke.

Better still news.

He is on at Swinton in July

Even worse news.

I will be in Newcastle at the time:-(

BTW - Empty your mouth of coffee before attempting any of his Stanagrams if you value your keyboard.

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Schantieman
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 11:36 AM

That's the one, Skipy! Saves me going home and looking it up!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 11:52 AM

Cheers Dave,
I'll try emailing him


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 08:48 PM

"Fatal Passage": excellent book re John Rae. Bought it while in Orkney, plenty of copies in the book shops there.
Tomb of John Rae in St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall: he was discredited by the British Government and Lady Franklin for daring to suggest that cannibalism could have happened.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 09:02 PM

I NEED to see these lyrics....

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 07:39 AM

The late (and round Madenhead VERY lamented) Dave Houlden had a Lord Franklin Two Liner - The normal first two lines , then quiet snoring !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 07:45 AM

Are you listening Mr H? Get Stan to OK a posting of the lyrics here so Joe can see 'em:-)

Incidentaly - My most famous anagram of Stanley Accrington is Can't act, yel nor sing

:D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: GUEST,mollycat
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 07:56 AM

The Duncan McFarlane Band do a fantastic version of this song - I think that it might be on their new CD that is nearly ready to be release to the world.

I wonder if they will play it at Masham over the weekend?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Ross
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 08:04 AM

I thought Lord Franklin died

because they forgot to take the tin opener


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 08:09 AM

And I suppose Lady Franklin had a "Femme Fatale Passage"...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 08:44 AM

Is there any truth that the rescue expedition actually found part of Lord Franklin's remains in a bully beef can, and shipped it back to Lady Franklin who was said to have exclaimed: "It was hard when I lost him but at least this will be some comfort!"?

Charley Ignoble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 08:51 AM

Ok Dave,

I've emailed Stan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: skipy
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 08:25 AM

There is evidence in the first verse that there was a LOT of sex the night before Franklin sailed.


It says "with a hundred seamen he sailed away"
If you only have 100! then your tanks are almost empty!
Skipy
I'll get my goat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 Jun 07 - 01:13 AM

Skipy

are you sure the ship wasn't called 'The Camel"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Jun 07 - 07:00 AM

Mr Happy - please post the lyrics if you get them - this looks too good to miss!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Jun 07 - 10:12 AM

of course, soon's I get reply from Stan.

btw,skipy, in our band, the cue for performance for this one is 'shall we do frozen semen?'!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 11:23 AM

.........still awaiting reply from Stan!


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Subject: Lyr Add: FRANKLIN (Stanley Accrington)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 07:12 AM

I think Mr H will have got this as well but I happen to know he is at Middleboat wich and folk festival.

Straight from the horses mouth -
^^
FRANKLIN (6)

Twas homeward bound one night on the deep
Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep
Dream'd a dream, and I thought it true
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew

From Baffin Bay where the whale fishes play
Across the frozen ocean in the month of May
To seek a North west passage his course was fixed
That's the North West of Canada and not up the M6

The sponsors of the expedition had limited means
The only food they gave to Franklin was cans of beans
Even the Eskimo in his skin canoe
Had not only baked beans but frozen fish fingers too

With all those beans the winds began to blow
The fate of Franklin no man doth know
The fate of Franklin no man can tell
All that was left of him was a funny smell

Now in those days cans were made out of lead
They should have been made out of aluminium instead
The crew grew sick and wished they'd never started
And as for Franklin ....... he simply departed

But now my story it gives me pain
I'll not be able to listen to that song again
Without thinking of that blunder alimentary
Whcih I heard about in a BBC2 documentary

I was down at a folk club where the admission's cheap
Someone sang Lord Franklin and I fell asleep
Dream'd £10000 was freely given
By Lady Franklin, who'd not seen the television

But I don't think that Lord Franklin died from the effects of lead
I think that the baked beans did for him instead
I think he exploded in the thin arctic air
And punched a great big hole in the ozone layer


      c   Stanley Accrington 1993

Enjoy the beans

Stan Acc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: jacqui.c
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 07:17 AM

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:19 AM

Just seen it - Thanks ever so much Dave!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody Baked Beans
From: Rowan
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 06:38 PM

Wonderful!

As an aside, a while ago there was a snippet in New Scientist about Franklin's (apparently 'pioneering') use of meteorological balloons on this expedition; each balloon had a cardboard tag where the date and location of its release were to be written just before its release. Lady Franklin received one of these tags with a date quite some time after everyone else had given Lord Franklin up as lost and she tried to encourage another rescue attempt. The clue to the tag being a fake was that the location was given as "Longitude ..., Latitude ..." when standard procedure (then as now) was to give locations as "Latitude ..., Longitude ...". More recent investigation, reported in the article, traced the tag to someone who had had access to the original stock of the balloons; there were X balloons made and all except two or three were 'issued to' and taken by Franklin's expedition. The culprit had got hold of one of the samples left in Britain and used it for his hoax.

Cheers, Rowan


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