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Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'

GUEST,guest tfox 12 Dec 08 - 10:35 AM
GUEST,ciencias y artes patagonia 04 Feb 09 - 02:30 AM
GUEST,Pearl 04 Feb 09 - 07:02 PM
GUEST,J. Symonette 21 Oct 09 - 10:23 AM
GUEST 10 Jun 10 - 02:55 AM
GUEST,Barney 27 Feb 12 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,leeneia 27 Feb 12 - 10:31 AM
GUEST 30 Mar 12 - 10:56 AM
GUEST,Richard 27 Jun 12 - 04:59 PM
GUEST,leeneia 28 Jun 12 - 02:15 PM
GUEST 31 Aug 13 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,Pat 25 Mar 15 - 12:40 AM
GUEST 07 Dec 16 - 05:51 PM
GUEST,Woodcock Primary - Bamamas 04 Jan 17 - 06:18 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,guest tfox
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 10:35 AM

I found this forum while searching for the lyrics of "The pigeons in the market square" - which we used to sing in Hull (England) during the 1940s - could anyone quote or direct me to the lyrics please?

The lines I remember are:
"The pigeons in the market square/strut about the pavement there/Their feathers silver blue and green/ would make a garment for the [a?] queen"...

Many thanks in advance
TFox


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,ciencias y artes patagonia
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 02:30 AM

I too have just found this page in the same away. I used to live in Newcastle upon Tyne and I am often reminded of the same lyrics when seeing pigeons but cannot remember where I learned them or where they are from and would be interested to know.
As I remember it "strut" comes in the next line to the ones you give. This may help you remember more.
This is all that I remember.

"The pigeons in the market square/walk upon the pavement there/Their feathers silver blue and green/ would make a garment for a queen/
They strut about and nod their heads....."

Best wishes from Ciencias y Artes Patagonia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,Pearl
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 07:02 PM

"The pigeons in the market square
Walk upon the pavement there.
Their feathers silver blue and green
Would make a garment for a queen.

They strut about and nod their heads
And boldly walk on garden beds.
They are as tame as tame can be.
They're not at all afraid of me!

And when I walk from school each day,
I always go the longest way
Because I like to see them there...."


That's all I can remember!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,J. Symonette
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 10:23 AM

I remember singing this song as a little boy in Primary School. I cannot remember any additional words, other than the ones you have already. I have been trying to find my music teacher who taught it to me. I don't know if she's still alive. Does anyone know the composer of this piece?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 02:55 AM

The lyrics were in the Troubadour song books we used in Dundee in the 1950 s. I think the pigeons were in the same book as The Sweet nightingale.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,Barney
Date: 27 Feb 12 - 07:27 AM

An old man from South Down sang me that song recently. He's promised to write it down for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 Feb 12 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for resurrecting this nice children's song.

Perhaps it ended like this:

And when I walk from school each day,
I always go the longest way
Because I like to see them there...."
THE PIGEONS IN THE MARKET SQUARE.

It seems like a logical way to end the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 12 - 10:56 AM

I just happened to be sitting at my desk and thought about this song again. I played the melody and some of the harmony at the piano today.   I would love to teach the complete song to my students in Florida. I learned this song as a Primary School student in the Bahamas. Does anyone know where I can find the score? I need to know how this song ends! Please help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,Richard
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 04:59 PM

The lyrics are exactly as Pearl has written, with the correct ending by Leeneia. I sang this as a young boy in an Eistedfod in East London, South Africa. I don't know how these forums work but would be very happy to play the song to anyone who wants to know exactly how it goes. I do not however have the sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Jun 12 - 02:15 PM

To Guest from March 12th: why wait for the old music? Make up a new tune and bring this song back to life.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 01:34 PM

Hi there

When I was a child back in the 70s, my music teacher pushed me into competition singing this song.

I won the first place trophy with this damned song. I believe there is a cassette tape of me singing it at my mothers... Hmmm

Anyhow, yes the lyrics as stated in this thread are complete. So funny to stumble across this forum...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,Pat
Date: 25 Mar 15 - 12:40 AM

I sang this song in the sixties in Fulham. I loved it, but I always thought the words were 'make a carpet for a queen ' not a garment!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 16 - 05:51 PM

I remember having this sung to me and can sing it still but I heard it as the feathers silver, blue and green would make a pageant for a queen.   the lo- o- ongest way in the last verse is stretched out musically to suggest a- child going the longest way and taking their time over pigeon admiring.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The pigeons in the market square'
From: GUEST,Woodcock Primary - Bamamas
Date: 04 Jan 17 - 06:18 PM

I remember singing this song in a competition during the 1970's. Ms. Wallace was the music teacher.


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