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WHEN FATHER PAPERED THE PARLOUR


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cudder 23 Dec 08 - 09:58 AM
The Villan 23 Dec 08 - 11:06 AM
cudder 23 Dec 08 - 11:48 AM
Musket 23 Dec 08 - 11:52 AM
Dave Ruch 23 Dec 08 - 11:55 AM
cudder 23 Dec 08 - 12:03 PM
Musket 23 Dec 08 - 12:07 PM
Dan Schatz 23 Dec 08 - 12:12 PM
The Villan 23 Dec 08 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Keith Harris 19 Sep 09 - 12:15 PM
MGM·Lion 19 Sep 09 - 02:03 PM
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Dave Roberts 19 Sep 09 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 20 Sep 09 - 09:36 AM
Billy Weeks 21 Sep 09 - 04:50 AM
BB 21 Sep 09 - 02:35 PM
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Subject: when father painted the parlour
From: cudder
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 09:58 AM

when father painted the parlour, you couldnt see pa for paint, slapping it here, slapping it there, paste and paper everywhere, kids were stuck to the ceiling, dog was stuck to the floor, you have never seen such a family so stuck up before!


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: The Villan
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 11:06 AM

And your point for the thread cudder?


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: cudder
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 11:48 AM

wondered when this wa written does anyone know?


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: Musket
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 11:52 AM

A music hall song written (or at least performed) by Harry Champion many years ago.

William Crump (1866 ? January 14, 1942), better known by the stage name Harry Champion, was a famous British music hall composer and star. Born in Shoreditch, London, he first appeared in a music hall at the age of 15, at the Queens Hall, Poplar.

In 1888 he changed his stage name from Will Conray, and with a wide repertoire of songs, many of them sung at breakneck speed and often about the joys of food, he became one of music hall's most successful artists. His songs became some of the most famous Cockney songs

Harry Champion continued working into his seventies. In January 1942 he died at Tottenham, aged 76, where he had lived for more than thirty years. He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 11:55 AM

The great singer David Jones did a wonderful version of this song just last month, at the family concert that was held in the middle of the Eisteddfod Festival in NY.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: cudder
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 12:03 PM

To Ian Mather, thank you - how do you know such detail so quick - very impressed.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: Musket
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 12:07 PM

Oh, go on then...

I knew it was Harry Champion. (Cosmotheka used to sing it.)

I then went on Wikipedia to get more details, and just cut & paste like any half decent plagiariser.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 12:12 PM

I always thought that Father papered the parlour.

"When Father papered the parlour you couldn't see Pa forpaste.
Dabbin' it here, dabbin' it there - paste and paper everywhere!
Mother was stuck to the ceiling, the children stuck to the floor.
I never knew a bloomin' family so stuck up before!"

The rest of the song only makes sense if it's paste.

The Digital Tradition has a slightly different version than I know.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: The Villan
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 12:16 PM

Just spoke with Dave Sealey this afternoon ex Cosmotheka. Wish I had known that, I would have asked him about it.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: GUEST,Keith Harris
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 12:15 PM

This song just came into my head so i looked it up and here it is my kids 2 and 4 years old love it now! lol


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 02:03 PM

Boiled Beef & Carrots; Any Old Iron; A Little Bit Of Cucumber ? just some more of Harry Champion's v famous songs...


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: Paul Davenport
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 02:39 PM

First song I remember learning, at my Grandma's knee. This was my bit at family singing gatherings (you didn't sing other peoples stuff). I was certainly as young as three perhaps even less.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 05:49 PM

Billy Cotton and His Band were still doing this, and many other Music Hall songs, on prime time Saturday night TV as late as the 1960s.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 09:36 AM

Yes, it was the Cotton band's Alan Breeze, whose speciality this song was.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:50 AM

Sorry to spoil the consensus, but it wasn't a Harry Champion song, though I can see how the confusion might arise. Billy Williams was the singer and he made it hugely popular, recording it God knows how many times in the first decade of the twentieth century (look at music hall reissue sites - eg Tony Barker's - to find several versions on CD). And, yes, he was papering the parlour, not painting it.


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: BB
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 02:35 PM

Written by Barnes & Weston, according to Kilgarriff.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 02:44 PM

Does anyone know if this song is still under copyright?

Dan


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Subject: RE: when father painted the parlour
From: Songbob
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 02:58 PM

"Does anyone know if this song is still under copyright?"

Only if Disney Corp. owns it.

Bob


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