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Lyr Req: If it's a Lady, Thumbs Up!

GUEST,Sneff 18 Aug 08 - 08:08 PM
Jim Dixon 20 Aug 08 - 10:21 PM
GUEST,Sneff 22 Aug 08 - 10:34 PM
GUEST,999 13 Sep 12 - 08:41 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 08 Dec 13 - 07:30 PM
GUEST,Philip 07 Apr 17 - 04:01 PM
Mrrzy 07 Apr 17 - 04:24 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: If it's a Lady, Thumbs Up!
From: GUEST,Sneff
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 08:08 PM

I assume that this is an old British Music Hall number but I can't find reference to it anywhere.

The chorus goes:

If it's a lady, thumbs up!
If it's a lady, thumbs up!
Don't go kicking up a row
Kicking up a row
Just say, "Wow! Wow!"
If it's a lady, all right!
Everything is sure to be sublime.
If she whispers in your ear,
"Hold me tight, Georgie dear!"
Thumbs up – every time!


I'm chasing the lyrics for the start of the verse set in a railway train ... can't remember the first few lines but the rest of the verse is:

???
???
… a fact you cannot shirk.
On the railway train you ride
Find a seat inside
But some are standing when the engine gives a jerk
And on your knees there drops a person you don't even know
Well iff that person is a man you feel annoyed, but oh!

&c

Does this ring a bell with anyone??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If it's a Lady, Thumbs Up!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 10:21 PM

According to The Sheetmusic Warehouse, IF IT'S A LADY, THUMBS UP was performed by Miss Florrie Forde, and was written by Worton David and Bert Lee, and published in 1914.

That's all the information I could find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If it's a Lady, Thumbs Up!
From: GUEST,Sneff
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 10:34 PM

Thank you! Yes, it sounds like a Florrie Forde number ... I guess I'll have to dust off the credit card and buy the sheet music!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If it's a Lady, Thumbs Up!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 08:41 AM

http://www.horntip.com/html/books_&_MSS/1910s/1917_tommys_tunes_2nd_edition_(HC)/index.htm

There is a parody of the song called "If It's a German, Guns up"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If it's a Lady, Thumbs Up!
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 07:30 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If it's a Lady, Thumbs Up!
From: GUEST,Philip
Date: 07 Apr 17 - 04:01 PM

The song was recorded in 1914 by Fred Douglas on Cinch 5252 - but I can't find a copy! Did you find out the first lines?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If it's a Lady, Thumbs Up!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Apr 17 - 04:24 PM

The visual is hilarious


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