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Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis (Dave Waddington)

GUEST,Suffolk Miracle 10 Nov 08 - 04:35 AM
GUEST,Ray 10 Nov 08 - 07:08 AM
GUEST,Rog Peek 10 Nov 08 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,North Easterner 10 Nov 08 - 10:25 AM
nutty 10 Nov 08 - 10:42 AM
Bat Goddess 10 Nov 08 - 06:55 PM
GUEST,Suffolk Miracle 11 Nov 08 - 08:51 AM
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MMario 06 Mar 09 - 07:28 PM
MoorleyMan 13 Oct 09 - 06:05 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 04:35 AM

Anyone remember a song the chorus of which was
Oh the gastroent- the gastroent- the gastroenteritis?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 07:08 AM

Wasn't he a famous tennis player?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: GUEST,Rog Peek
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 10:21 AM

Sounds to me like Tom Lehrer should have written it!

Rog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: GUEST,North Easterner
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 10:25 AM

Trevor Lister from the North East (UK) folk scene sang it at a local club last month.
Trevor is the editor of the 'Folk Roundabout' which lists whats on locally.
Next time I see him I will ask him for the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: nutty
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 10:42 AM

it's a long time since I've heard this.
Definitely not by Tom Lehrer - it's a parody of the Keith Marsden song "A Pint of Old Peculiar"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 06:55 PM

Sounds as if it could go to "Gary, Indiana" from the musical "The Music Man".

Linn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 08:51 AM

Having spent many years at Stockton Sun, Trevor Lister sounds very likely to me. At least I can stop worrying about where I heard it. But I would still appreciate the words. I don't want my friend who has it to get completely better before I have sung her the song - that would be a waste!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 02:55 PM

Trevor tells me (with typical modesty!) that the author is a Dave Waddington of Robin Hood's Bay, but that he hopes to be able to forward the words when he gets a moment. Watch this space (or one very like it)!
M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: MMario
Date: 06 Mar 09 - 07:28 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 06:05 PM

Success at last!
With thanks to Trevor Lister for supplying the words.
(This one will run and run...)

The GASTRO-ENT... (Dave Waddington)
(To the tune of Old Peculier by Keith Marsden)

Some people go on holiday and drink their fill of booze, sir
Some people book a package tour and some they book a cruise, sir
Whate'er the type of holiday, whate'er your ship or flight is
There'll always be one passenger with Gastro-enteritis

(Chorus:)
The gastro-ent, the gastro-ent, the gastro-enteritis
The trots, the runs, the Gippy tums:
The Gastro-enteritis...

Some people fly with QANTAS (AIR) and some fly with SABINA
Some fly to France, some Istanbul, and some fly to Medina.
Whate'er the place you're going to, whate'er your place to alight is
There'll always be one passenger with Gastro-enteritis

When drinking water overseas, first always you should boil it,
Make certain that the room you book has got an ensuite toilet;
You'll stand for hours in corridors in 'jamas or in nighties
If the poor sod locked in the bog has gastro-enteritis.

Don't eat the seafood in Korea, nor the mutton in Namibia
Avoid the wine in Austria and everything in Libya
'Cos whether you're on tropic shores or where the Northern Light is
There'll always be one passenger with gastro-enteritis.

Avoid those greasy foreign foods, especially those with meat, sir
And stick to good old British grub, like fish and chips and pizza
'Cos whether you're on foreign shores, or whether you're on Blighty's
You could be that one passenger with gastro-enteritis.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gastroenteritis
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 09:17 AM

As the original requester - thank you very much. I am afraid it will no longer be of any use to my friend since in the meantime she has regretably - recovered.

But you never know when you might get the chance to use it again!


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