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Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)

wilbyhillbilly 07 Jun 08 - 05:45 AM
manitas_at_work 07 Jun 08 - 06:03 AM
John MacKenzie 07 Jun 08 - 11:18 AM
Bat Goddess 07 Jun 08 - 07:48 PM
trevek 08 Jun 08 - 12:51 PM
Gurney 08 Jun 08 - 11:12 PM
wilbyhillbilly 09 Jun 08 - 04:00 AM
The Villan 09 Jun 08 - 04:18 AM
GUEST,David Jones, Guest. 09 Jun 08 - 01:54 PM
GUEST 23 Jan 09 - 09:10 AM
Rog Peek 23 Jan 09 - 10:17 AM
Rog Peek 23 Jan 09 - 10:19 AM
breezy 23 Jan 09 - 02:06 PM
Herga Kitty 23 Jan 09 - 05:46 PM
BB 24 Jan 09 - 04:34 AM
GUEST,John from Elsie`s Band 24 Jan 09 - 07:40 AM
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BB 25 Jan 09 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,John from Elsie`s Band 27 Jan 09 - 04:31 AM
breezy 27 Jan 09 - 01:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 05:45 AM

Anyone here old enough to remember this song. I seem to recall a music hall setting and some bloke singing it, could be in a cockney accent.

I think it is a memory from my long distant past as a child, if not I must have been dreaming again. In the words of another refrain, "Fings ain't wot they used to be" anymore LOL.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 06:03 AM

It's an old Stanley Holloway number. Here's a link to a prevuious thread. thread.cfm?threadid=13952


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 11:18 AM

You'll find it here, along with others of it's ilk.

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 07:48 PM

David Jones has recorded it -- and sings it at house concerts as well.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: trevek
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 12:51 PM

I remember a chap doing it in the Jackson Jollies, an am-dram concert party in Newport, Shropshire. He looked wonderful, flat cap and muffler and even a glass of stout, or Manns Brown Ale which he kept gazing into philosophically.

It was only when he moved the glass towards him to get a better view of the text that we realised he had the words stuck on the back of the glass, hidden by the beer!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: Gurney
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 11:12 PM

It is a poem, more than a song, the way Stanley Holloway did it, with just the last verse mostly sung. Piano accompanyment all the way through, though.

Thanks for the memory. Have to look out the EP.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 04:00 AM

I finally found a Stanley Holloway LP on Ebay with it on so I'm looking forward to hearing it again.

Thanks to all for the input.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: The Villan
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 04:18 AM

If you are in the UK, you can always go and see Dave Sealey with his show Stanley Holloway With A Little Bit Of Luck. Excellent show and he does that one in the show.

Stanley Holloway - With A Little Bit Of Luck


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: GUEST,David Jones, Guest.
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 01:54 PM

Recorded on "Songs of Exquisite Taste". See www.davidjones.ws


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 09:10 AM

Oh my god, I had brown boots on at the weekend and some old boy come up to me and started singing "Braan boots, braan boots". I just thought he was a bit senile and had made it up. Anyone got the lyrics as he could only remember "braan boots, braan boots"!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: Rog Peek
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 10:17 AM

I do remember Braan Boots, but I remember better 'The Lion and Albert', and 'My Word You Do Look Queer'. Here

Rog


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRAHN BOOTS (Weston & Lee)
From: Rog Peek
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 10:19 AM

BRAHN BOOTS
by Weston & Lee

Our Aunt Hanna's passed away,
We 'ad her funeral today,
And it was a posh affair,
Had to have two p'licemen there!

The 'earse was luv'ly, all plate glass,
And wot a corfin!... oak and brass!
We'd fah-sands weepin', flahers galore,
But Jim, our cousin... what d'yer fink 'e wore?

Why, brahn boots!
I ask yer... brahn boots!
Fancy coming to a funeral
In brahn boots!

I will admit 'e 'ad a nice black tie,
Black fingernails and a nice black eye;
But yer can't see people orf when they die,
In brahn boots!

And Aunt 'ad been so very good to 'im,
Done all that any muvver could for 'im,
And Jim, her son, to show his clars...
Rolls up to make it all a farce,

In brahn boots...
I ask yer... brahn boots!
While all the rest,
Wore decent black and mourning suits.
I'll own he didn't seem so gay,
In fact he cried most part the way,
But straight, he reg'lar spoilt our day,
Wiv 'is brahn boots.

In the graveyard we left Jim,
None of us said much to him,
Yus, we all gave 'im the bird,
Then by accident we 'eard ...

'E'd given 'is black boots to Jim Small,
A bloke wot 'ad no boots at all,
So p'raps Aunt Hanna doesn't mind,
She did like people who was good and kind.

But brahn boots!
I ask yer... brahn boots!
Fancy coming to a funeral,
In brahn boots!

And we could 'ear the neighbours all remark
"What, 'im chief mourner? Wot a blooming lark!
"Why 'e looks more like a Bookmaker's clerk...
In brahn boots!"

That's why we 'ad to be so rude to 'im,
That's why we never said "Ow do!" to 'im,
We didn't know... he didn't say,
He'd give 'is other boots away.

But brahn boots!
I ask yer... brahn boots!
While all the rest,
Wore decent black and mourning suits!

But some day up at Heavens gate,
Poor Jim, all nerves, will stand and wait,
'til an angel whispers... "Come in, Mate,
"Where's yer brahn boots?"


Rog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: breezy
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 02:06 PM

oops i thought it was the one that went

'Boots as evy as lead, with a dexterous twist of his muscular wrist he could sling em right over is ed, OI !

but it seems it wasnt, sorry to butt in


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 05:46 PM

And I've heard the above guest poster, David Jones, give a very fine rendition at the Herga folk club!


Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: BB
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 04:34 AM

If anyone knows the origins of the song that Breezy mentions above, i.e. 'Large Boots', I'd be grateful for it. I know that Bob Hambleton sings it, but he didn't know who wrote it, and I can't seem to find anything on the Web.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: GUEST,John from Elsie`s Band
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 07:40 AM

Barbara,
       There may be a chance John Foreman could shed some light on it.
                                                   
                                                      John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 09:01 PM

Barbara - there's a previous thread

It was Rob Williams (Quantock) who used to sing this at Herga, and Bob Hambleton learnt it from the record of Herga singers.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: BB
Date: 25 Jan 09 - 03:39 PM

Looked at that thread, Kitty, but it doesn't really give any info. about the 'boots' version.

John, good idea. Do you have a contact for John Foreman? Can't find anything on the 'Net.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: GUEST,John from Elsie`s Band
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 04:31 AM

Barbara,
         Re J.F. try the following:-

         0207 485 6126
         15, Mortimer Terrace,
         London, NW5   
                                       Yours (and Tom`s)
                                           John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Boots (Braan Boots)
From: breezy
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 01:21 PM

barbara

It maybe that Saul Rose's Dad Pete changed the word balls for boots when he cam to the Rosehill when Saul was 17 for the sake of P c, but then again perhaps not.

the text above is the same but for minor changes

balls has more of a ring to it

hey John , please ask the venerable Tony D

regards all round

and now back to Barbara


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