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Lyr Req: Plumbers and Jiners/Plumbers and Joiners

goatfell 24 Nov 07 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,Jim I 24 Nov 07 - 12:22 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Nov 07 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,Peter 25 Nov 07 - 01:01 PM
GUEST,Jim I 25 Nov 07 - 04:36 PM
goatfell 26 Nov 07 - 06:57 AM
goatfell 26 Nov 07 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,borderghost 26 Jan 08 - 03:49 PM
Leadfingers 26 Jan 08 - 07:48 PM
GUEST,Fat Tam 09 Feb 08 - 03:53 PM
GUEST,MickB 12 Feb 08 - 07:56 AM
goatfell 07 Jun 12 - 10:59 AM
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GUEST,Kernow 28 Sep 13 - 08:04 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Plumbers & Jiners
From: goatfell
Date: 24 Nov 07 - 08:32 AM

This is a song by Watt Nicholl, I'm trying to find the words to the song so if anyone can help me I would most grateful, thank you very much.

Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers & Jiners
From: GUEST,Jim I
Date: 24 Nov 07 - 12:22 PM

I'm not sure this is exactly as written but it's how I've been singing it for the past 30 odd years or so.


THE PLUMBERS AND THE JOINERS
(Watt Nicoll)

Long time ago and never forgot
A public toilet was a penny in the slot
Its 5p now and that price goes
For a wee or a fart or to powder your nose.

Chorus:
How they tittered, how they chaffed
How the plumbers and the joiners laughed
When they saw that young girl jammed
Like a plug, in the sea, of a lavat'ry pan
Dum, dum a-dimmy dumma dimmy dum dum.... Ba...oom.

When Nan saw the door was open wide
She wasted no time and she nipped inside.
Squeezed and pressed as hard as could be
She did her best, 'coz it was free

Well Nan sat there for an hour or two
Did all the things that ladies do.
The seat was varnished, just her luck,
Like gum tae her bum, the seat wiz stuck.

Well they called for the plumbers and the joiners too
The plumbers plumbed and the joiners screwed,
They bust the flush, Nan gave a gasp
As water started rising up around her knees.

(Slowly and sadly)
A large crowd gaithered as they cairried her by
Face doon on a stretcher wi' her erse tae the sky
"I've never seen the likes," one woman exclaimed
"I have " said her husband but it's never been framed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers & Jiners
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 12:37 PM

According to Nigel Gatherer's Traditional Music Pages the title is actually PLUMBERS AND JINERS. Watt Nicoll (note spelling) recorded it on his album "Watt a Night", 1969.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers & Jiners
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 01:01 PM

Wonderful!!

Is there a chance to get the chords and the tunes?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers & Jiners
From: GUEST,Jim I
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 04:36 PM

"According to Nigel Gatherer's Traditional Music Pages the title is actually PLUMBERS AND JINERS."

Mea Culpa! (Latin for 'Jings! Ah'm awfy sorry, Jimmy!"

NB: Reading Watt's discography on Nigel's site I note with interest, (and purely for completeness), that on 'Watt a Night' the song is listed as written by Watt himself but on '5,227,706 Scotsmen Can't Be Wrong!' in 1971, it is given as 'Trad: arr Nicholl.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers & Jiners
From: goatfell
Date: 26 Nov 07 - 06:57 AM

Thnk you all

Tom


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Subject: ADD: Plumbers and Joiners (Watt Nicoll)
From: goatfell
Date: 26 Nov 07 - 11:28 AM

I remember a song called Granny's Armchair and it uses the same tune as Plumbers and Jiners.

Tom

here's the words:
PLUMBERS AND JOINERS
(Watt Nicoll)


VERSE 1
My Grandmother, she at the age of eighty three
One day, in May, was taken ill an' died
After she was dead, th will of course, was read
By a lawyer, us we all stood by her side

VERSE 2
To my brother it was found
She had left a hundred pound
To the same unto my Sister, I declare
But when he come to me
Th lawyer said I see
She has left to you her old armchair

VERSE 3
How they pittered, how they laughed
How my Brother an' my Sister too
Whent they heerd th lawyer declare
Granny only left to me
Her old armchair

VERSE 4
I thought it hardly fair
Said I didn't care
An' in th evenin' took th chair away
My Brother at me laughed
An' he said, it will come useful, John
Someday, when you settle down in life
An' find you a girl to be your wife

VERSE 5
You find it very handy, I declare
On a cold and winter night
When th fire is burnin' bright
You can set, in your old armchair

VERSE 6
What th lawyer said, was true
For in a year or two
Strange to say I settled down in married life
At first a girl did court
And then the ring I bought
Took her to the church an' made her my wife

VERSE 7
Now the dear girl an' me
Are as happy as can by
And when my work was over
Each night I stay at home
An' be seated in my ole armchair

VERSE 8
One night the chair fell down
When I picked it up I found
The seat had fallen out, upon th floor
An' there before my eyes
I saw to my surprise
A lot of notes, ten thousand pounds or more

VERSE 9
When my Brother heerd of this
Th poor feller, I confess
Went nearly wild with rage an' tore his hair
But I only laughed at him
Jim, don't you wish you had the old armchair

VERSE 10
No more they pitered, no more they laughed
No more my Brother an' Sister laughed
When they heerd th lawyer declare
Granny only left to me
Her old armchair


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers and Jiners (Watt Nicoll)
From: GUEST,borderghost
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 03:49 PM

looking for music to go to the lyrics any ideas searched net high and low


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers and Jiners (Watt Nicoll)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 07:48 PM

Guest , borderghost - The Old Armchair is the tune


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers and Jiners (Watt Nicoll)
From: GUEST,Fat Tam
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 03:53 PM

I am trying to find the words to the "poem" / "song" by Watt Nicoll A Whisky History from the album Watt a Night. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers and Jiners (Watt Nicoll)
From: GUEST,MickB
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 07:56 AM

Try:-

[G]Long time ago and [C]never forgot
A [G]public toilet was a [D]penny in the slot
Its [G]5p now and [C]that price goes
For a [G]wee or a fart or to [D]powder your [G]nose.


I've never heard the original, but these are the chords I've heard used, so may not be exact...


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Subject: Lyr Req: plumbers and joiners
From: goatfell
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 10:59 AM

Hello, has anyone got the lyrics to a song called Plumbers and Joiners by Watt Nichol.
thankyou


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: plumbers and joiners
From: goatfell
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 11:10 AM

it's all right found them sorry about that


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers and Jiners/Plumbers and Joiners
From: goatfell
Date: 08 Jun 12 - 09:09 AM

thnk you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Whisky History
From: GUEST,Kernow
Date: 28 Sep 13 - 08:04 AM

Lyrics for A Whisky History from Watt a Night album....does anyone know them?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plumbers and Jiners/Plumbers and Joiners
From: Joe_F
Date: 28 Sep 13 - 02:43 PM

The story is that of Sonia Snell.


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