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Lyr Req: bawdy 'Valencia?'

Bob Coltman 12 Mar 08 - 12:11 PM
Bob Coltman 12 Mar 08 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 12 Mar 08 - 01:57 PM
The Vulgar Boatman 12 Mar 08 - 06:54 PM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 13 Mar 08 - 12:17 PM
GUEST,Bawdy Brown 09 Feb 19 - 12:47 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: bawdy 'Valencia?'
From: Bob Coltman
Date: 12 Mar 08 - 12:11 PM

In another thread someone mentioned offhand a bawdy lyric titled (I think):

VALENCIA

Stick your head between your legs [or knees]
And whistle Barcelona [or whistle up your Barcelona].

I've had no luck finding it. Does anyone know more of the words?   And what tune is used? Is it a parody of the 1925 Boyer/Charles "Valencia" translated from the De la Prada/Jose Padilla Spanish original? --

Valencia, in my dreams it always seems I hear you softly call to me ...
You loved me in Valencia long ago, we found a paradise of love.

Or is it either of the two "Barcelona" songs -- Donald Bestorp/Marvin Lee's 1911:

Fair maid of Spain, hear my refrain,
Soon I'll return to you again ...

Or maybe more likely the 1926 Tolchard Evans-Gus Kahn kidding song, amusing enough to quote at some length:

I'll marry the Belle of Barcelona
In beautiful Spain, I think it's in Spain,
I like it so well in Barcelona,
That's where I'll remain, I guess I'll remain,
There ev'ry night I'll serenade her,
I've bought a second-hand guitar,
If to elope I can persuade her,
We'll take along her father's car,
I'll marry the Belle of Barcelona,
She loves me I know, for I told her so.

Or is it something else completely? (The tune of Yankee Doodle fits, too.)

Thanks, Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bawdy 'Valencia?'
From: Bob Coltman
Date: 12 Mar 08 - 12:16 PM

And yes, I am aware of the "I'm One of the Nuts from Barcelona" lyrics quoted in

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=43518#646240

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bawdy 'Valencia?'
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 12 Mar 08 - 01:57 PM

Sorry can't help with more words, my brother-in-law never got past the "stick your head between your legs and whistle up your arse"

Don't know the name of the tune either but it is well known from an Italian opera I believe, where the chorus goes something like:

Funiculee Funicula, Funiculee Funicular erc etc.

Probably no help at all.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bawdy 'Valencia?'
From: The Vulgar Boatman
Date: 12 Mar 08 - 06:54 PM

No chaps, they're two different songs. Valencia is one(stick your head between etc...) and the other, with the funiculi funicula chorus is the one parodied as "I'm one of the nuts from Barcelona, I play the guitar, outside a bazaar..."
The Jameson's precludes being more informative just now.
KYBTTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bawdy 'Valencia?'
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 13 Mar 08 - 12:17 PM

Vulgar Boatman,

When you have time, do you know any more of the bawdy Valencia? That's what I'm after. Thanks. Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bawdy 'Valencia?'
From: GUEST,Bawdy Brown
Date: 09 Feb 19 - 12:47 PM

My saucy father taught me to sing "Valencia, stick your head between your legs and whistle up your 'oh' Valencia"


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