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Subject: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Mr Red
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 03:38 AM

heard on a round the Horne replay recently

1)
KH - Oh, good

RSR - yes, after a hard day in the grunge foundary, hammering their artefacts, the jolly grungemen repair to the local hostelry or fumbleshop and charge their thunderjugs with the foaming nut brown meths and then they link nadgers and let forth this stirring refrain. As follows:

Come fellows raise your fumblejugs, until your nadgers plungin'
Come raise aloft your nutbrown splod, for soon we'll all be mungin'
for tonight I'll drain the potted dry, every man shall do the same as
I
If he don't I'll wordle in his eye.............., tomorrow he'll be grungin'
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

tune is come Landlord fill the flowing bowl.

2)
Keneth Horne - Now what are you going to sing for us this week?

Rambling Sid Rumpo - 'Tis a master fumblers's tradling air, and tells of a fair young maid from Hackney Wick for whom he'd glady wordle his stunging troon and it goes after this fashion

In 'Ackney Wick there lives a lass whos grommets would I woggle,
Her gander partsnan puts her pass and her posset makes me boggle.
Her moolies fine, her grunge devine. The way her loomers tick,
I'd give up work for one quick nerk, (I won't go into a long explanation of the precise meaning of the word nerk as it would weary you)
Sweet lass of Hackney Wick,
Sweet lass of Hackney Wick, Sweet lass of Hackney Wick,
I'd give a groat for one quick scrote, Sweet lass of Hackney Wick.

For non-UK 'Catter and those too young to know - it was Kenneth Williams and - well yopu can guess - better heard than read.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: alanabit
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 06:44 AM

I am not sure if Rambling Sid Rumpo was up there with Woody Guthrie among the folk icons of the twentieth century, but I would not have wanted to miss his contribution!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 07:25 AM

Ramblin Sid! We were too young to understand all the nuances, but Round the Horne was a major part of my childhood.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 07:47 AM

Strange that Kenneth Williams was so loved, even through such homophobic times as we were living.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 01:46 PM

He always made me laugh and I couldn't have given two hoots about his sexual predilictions. I was too young then (and we were generally YOUNG in those days) to even be aware of the idea of homosexuality.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Mr Red
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 02:12 PM

I know


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Mr Yellow
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 02:13 PM

I know you know


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: The Walrus
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 02:21 PM

Round the Horne BBC7 Wednesday 12:00 and 19:00 BST (also available on BBC 'Listen Again' facility).

Mr Red,

In the first song you quoted, I believe

"...for tonight I'll drain the potted dry, every man shall do the same as I..."

should be

"...for tonight I'll drain the posset dry, every man shall do the same as I
Walrus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Dave Earl
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 03:34 PM

I is a nuther wot grew with RTH.

Sunday afternoon wunnit?


Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 04:24 PM

along with the Billy Cotton Bandshow, Two Way Family Favourites.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Dave Earl
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 04:36 PM

My my!

I remembers them too

Us is showing us ages aren't we Jacquie?

However us wears well dunnus?

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: terrier
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 06:25 PM

I rememberhearing it many times,many many times.
...many many many many many times.

Oh dear, am I that old!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 07:39 PM

My personal favourite:

Ye nurgles and bogles
Of Bonnie Glen Pustule,
Oft have I greebled
Amongst your trees,
And wurtled my lassie
Among your nettles,
Swore my devotion
And stung both my knees...

We bogled and grundled
And grundled and bogled -
I grotted my muckles
For bonnie wee Joan,
Now she's run away with
A plumber from Sidcup,
So I lurk in the forest
And wurtle alone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: The Walrus
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 08:57 PM

Ah memories - Sunday Lunch, Round the Horne on the Radio (sorry - Wireless) followed by "Family Favourites" (2 or 3 way, depending on the link up - I seem to remember Cyprus and Aden were fairly frequent links*)

Walrus


* I suspect that I'm really showing my age here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 09:41 PM

I have a few Rambling Sid lyrics if any one is interested !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: alanabit
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 06:29 AM

Oh dear... I don't remember "The Navy Lark" or "The Clitheroe Kid" either - must have heard about them from me Granny...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 06:36 AM

How about Rays a Laugh, and Meet the Huggets, and flyin' Doctor!

Wolumbula base to flyin' doctor.......can y'hear me, Snowy?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Dave Earl
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 07:23 AM

Now look 'ere.

I fessed up to being old (enough to know better)but recalling all those other wireless progs.makes me feel even older.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:44 AM

alanabit - you are not alone... I too, am of such tender years as to have little or no idea what they are on about here, but - Sapristi knuckoes!! Thanks to the invention of the BBC type talking thing called BBC7, we can hear them and others of their ilk, all over agaaiiiiiiiiiin!

Bona to vada their jolly old ekes on Listen Again too!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Bainbo
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:01 AM

Liz, you're obviously far too young to know that we can't vada anything on the radio. It means see.

But what you would vada, if you could, would be someone's eek. Short for eekaff. Or ecaf. Which is face spelled backwards.

As any fule kno.

Right. That starts another one. Who else remembers nigel molesworth?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:04 AM

isn't it vada their DOLLY old ekes?

Not that i'm a pedant or anything...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Dave Earl
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:12 AM

I recall Julian and his friend Sandy who would vada their lallies on RTH and Beyond our Ken but I don't recall which came first.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:33 AM

OK, so I'm not up on the polari - it's not my scene... but at least I've heard of them!

And... to be even more pedantic - some time ago, the BBC7 website did have pictures of Kenneth Willaims and Hugh Paddick so I COULD vada their dolly old eeks.

Besides - the pictures are always better on the radio.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Flash Company
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:46 AM

Is it only me, or does anyone else look forward to Geraldine McEwen in her role as 'Marple' being required to say the line 'Many Times'?
She sounds just like J Peasemold Gruntfuttock already, but that would be the clincher.

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 01:02 PM

I'm amazed no-one from Derby has yet mentioned the Peasmouldia folk club.....

OK, so Alanabit doesn't remember Leslie Phillips saying "left hand down a bit"?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Gray D
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 07:48 PM

Wasn't just Leslie Phillips ("hehhhhhhhhlohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"), Dr Who was on there as well in the form of Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer "Everybody DOWN!" Pertwee and even Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson. Look here.

Anyone on this thread got bona lallies then . . . how about yer riah?

Gray D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Bugsy
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:44 PM

Nigel Molesworth - "How to be top"

Luvd it!


Cherz

bugzi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Splott Man
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:11 AM

My grandfather's grunge ws too big for the house, so he kept it outside by the door.
It was bigger by half than the old man himself, and it weighed half a hundredweight more.
He would whirl it around with a mighty booming sound, while my granny looked on in surprise.
But, he's stop short, never to grunge again, when it's cold outside.

therre was more but I can't remember it.

Additions and corrections welcome.
----

And Walrus, I think 2 way Family Favourites (which my Mum always called Forces Favourites) was first, then I think Bill Cotton (Wakey Wakey), and then Round the Horne, or Navy Lark, or Clitheroe Kid. These were followed by Movie-go-Round, with the theme from Carousel as the signature tune.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:31 AM

My riah is perfectly bona, thank you but the lallies leave a lot to be desired - like about 6 more inches in length!

When Limpit and I go shopping we navigate the trolley through the aisles with 'Right turn, Clyde' (Any which way but loose) and 'Left hand down a bit'. It's caused many an amused look from older shoppers...

As an aside, Jon Pertwee was probably the only main cast member who was actually in the navy. He overlapped his time on HMS Troutbridge and in the TARDIS and in 'Dr Who and the Sea Devils', he disguised himself as a Naval officer. There are a couple of 'in jokes' on the Navy Lark about him 'moonlighting' and requests for a doctor which are greeted with giggles.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Folkiedave
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:34 AM

We seem to have forgotten H.h.h.h.ancocks Half Hour - a radio programme long before it was on TV and "Educating Archie".

For any American or older readers "Educating Archie" was a fine example of that little known phenomenon, a radio programme featuring a ventriloquist and his dummy.

Yes, a ventriloquist and his dummy - but doesn't that mean?????......Yes it does.

I'll get mi coat. I am still struggling with the concept even though I was there at the time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 06:07 AM

Not forgotten it Dave, just never found it that funny.

Educating Archie is WAY before my time and hasn't been on BBC7 yet.

I am enjoying the replays of 'Round the Horne' though... but 'The Embassy Lark' is not doing it for me.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 06:16 AM

Educating Archie was a springboard into the 'Big Time' for a LOT of good comedians - Max Bygraves , Tony Hancock , Beryl Reid and a whole string of others .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Flash Company
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:03 AM

I am old enough (just) to remember Jon Pertwee in his Navy days appearing with Eric Barker in a Radio show in war time which ran parallel to Kenneth Horne/ Richard Murdoch in Much Binding in the Marsh and Charlie Chester in Stand Easy.
Pertwee played an assortment of characters including The Postman, always reminiscing about his days as a bugler at Plymouth, The Padre, named Wetherby Wett, and Flying Officer Kyte of the Fleet Air Arm.
But enough of this, back to Rambling Sid....

I took out my cordwangle oh, and let me moolies dangle oh.
Then she took hold of my artefacts, and gave them a couple of hearty whacks,
Which took me breath away!

To the tune of 'Dashing Away with a Smoothing Iron.

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: GUEST,pavane
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:29 AM

Beyond our Ken was the earlier (and in my opinion funnier) show.

For Round the Horne, there was a new scriptwriter (Marty Feldman) who apparently HATED folk music, which was the reason for Ramblin' Sid, but it backfired a bit when he became a success.

Does anyone have "Spotty Lil of the Balls Pond Road"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: GUEST,Young Buchan
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:49 AM

The one noone has mentioned yet is Life With The Lyons (Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon). It immediately followed Billy Cotton, and my father who hated American comedians, as soon as he heard the words 'And now Life With The Lyons', would jump up and switch it off. I was about 10 efore I found out it was a comedy. I genuinely believed that it was a natural history programme about lions, and that my father was switching it off because he believed it would be too scary for me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 12:28 PM

I got a Rambling Sid Rumpo CD from Amazon. They've still got copies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 06:40 AM

A classic here:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Dct_VJNLvAk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 02:34 PM

"I got a Rambling Sid Rumpo CD from Amazon. They've still got copies."

yeh, I bet they have. I made the mistake of buying the double cassette of Julian and Sandy. After about ten minutes you get a bit fed up of flirtatiousness. Double entendre doesn't sustain that long. I just kept wishing they'd get married and settle down in a bungalow - somewhere nice.

Bonar Bottoms, maybe?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Folkiedave
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 03:21 PM

For all you radio fans - have you caught the new Radio 4 on Wednesday - His Master's Voice? Very funny IMHO.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Flash Company
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 04:58 AM

Life with the Lyons was the later version of the show, featuring their son and daughter as well as Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon.
Dad used to love it, but it did nothing for me,

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 11:25 AM

Plenty of Rambling Sid lyrics, etc on this thread Kenneth Williams


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: GUEST,Beastly
Date: 18 Jan 20 - 10:28 PM

I haven't read through to if it's there but I remember a verse form
another Rambling Sid ditty...

I'll tell you a tale of a highwayman bold,
Whose feats were remarkable, so we are told.
He'd scrope all the ladies and wurdle the men,
And he'd straddle his nadger and ride off again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: beachcomber
Date: 19 Jan 20 - 06:09 AM

What a nostalgia trip reading through all the above.
I rem that Julie Andrews began her radio career on "Educating Archie".
What has surprised me somewhat is the fact that no-one has mentioned the great serial "DICK BARTON - Special Agent, who took on all kinds of crooks and spies with the help of his loyal "Jock" the Scotsman and "Snowy" the chirpy cockney .
If I remember correctly the show was at 7.30pm on the BBC Light Programme (1500 Med Wave) ?
There was also a show on Sunday mornings, repeated , I think, on some weekday evening, called RIDERS OF THE RANGE, does anyone remember that ?
It featured a rancher, Cal McCord, and his cowboys, driving cattle to the railhead many , many miles away and having to fight off rustlers, "Red Indians" and Coyotes etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Howard Jones
Date: 21 Jan 20 - 09:34 AM

Beastly, that song is The Black Grunger of Hounslow


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rambling Sid Rumpo (x 2)
From: Jim Martin
Date: 21 Jan 20 - 12:22 PM

Was on 'Round the Horne' BBC Radio 4 Extra lunchtime today.


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