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Lyr Req: If I Knock the 'L' out of Kelly

C. Lou 28 Jun 99 - 01:23 PM
Frank Maher 28 Jun 99 - 06:38 PM
C. Lou 29 Jun 99 - 01:56 PM
Frank Maher 30 Jun 99 - 12:28 PM
C. Lou 02 Jul 99 - 01:07 PM
Frank Maher 02 Jul 99 - 11:04 PM
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Subject: LYR. REQ. Knock the 'L' out of Kelly
From: C. Lou
Date: 28 Jun 99 - 01:23 PM

I am looking for the words to this song. My mom who knows many can't seem to remember all the words. I have a few other song fragments were looking for too. If anyone can help we'd appreciate it. We're also looking for... "Chickery chick cha-la cha-la", "Leland Stanford Junior Farm" (this last one is similar to the Quartermaster store, but she remembers that there were a few additional verses to go along with... My eyes are dim, my teeth are dull,my ears etc.. Any help would be great!


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF I KNOCK THE 'L' OUT OF KELLY
From: Frank Maher
Date: 28 Jun 99 - 06:38 PM

IF I KNOCK THE 'L' OUT OF KELLY (IT WOULD STILL BE KELLY TO ME)
Words, Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. Music, Bert Grant.
New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., 1916.

1. Timothy Kelly, who owned a big store,
Wanted his name painted over the door.
One day Pat Clancy, the painter man came,
Tried to be fancy and misspelled the name.
Instead of "Kelly" with double-L Y,
He painted "Kely," but one L was shy.
Pat said, "It looks right, but I want no pay.
I've reasoned it out in my own little way."

CHORUS: "If I knock the L out of Kelly, it would still be Kelly to me.
Sure a single-L Y or a double-L Y
Should look just the same to an Irishman's eye.
Knock off an L from Killarney, still Killarney it always will be,
But if I knock the L out of Kelly, sure he'd knock the L out of me."

2. Timothy Kelly looked up at the sign.
He told Pat Clancy, "That's no name of mine.
As a sign painter, you'll never go far.
You're a fine painter, like Kelly you are!
Shame on you, Clancy. Just see what you've done.
You've spoiled the name of an Irishman's son."
"Don't let an L come between us," said Pat.
"I've figured it out like a real diplomat." CHORUS

I also have "Chickery Chick" around somewhere. If or when I find it, I'll send it to you.


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Subject: RE: LYR. REQ. Knock the 'L' out of Kelly
From: C. Lou
Date: 29 Jun 99 - 01:56 PM

Frank, THANK YOU so much, we've sung these songs since I was a kid, and if we were smarter we'd have done this when we were younger. I am so glad that there are people like you who were smarter than the rest of us, who are so willing to share! Thank you Cindy Paolercio


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHICKERY CHICK
From: Frank Maher
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 12:28 PM

CHICKERY CHICK

Once there lived a chicken who would say
Chick, chick, chick chick, all day.
Soon that chick got sick and tired of just chick chick, So one morning he started to say...

CHORUS: Chickery chick cha la cha la,
Checkilaromey in a bananaka,
bolica wolica can't you see
Chickery chick is me...

Every time you're sick and tired of just the same old thing,
Saying just the same old words all day,
Be just like the chicken who found something new to sing,
Open up your mouth and start to say...

CHORUS: Chickery chick etc.


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Subject: RE: LYR. REQ. Knock the 'L' out of Kelly
From: C. Lou
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 01:07 PM

Frank, Thanks so much you did it again. I called my Mom and she was so excited about the first one, she'll be even more so with this one because she remembered far less of the words for this song. Thanks again for all your help. Cindy Paolercio


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Subject: RE: LYR. REQ. Knock the 'L' out of Kelly
From: Frank Maher
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 11:04 PM

You're very Welcome Cindy..... Glad to be able to do It... All the best, Frank


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Subject: RE: LYR. REQ. Knock the 'L' out of Kelly
From: harpgirl
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 10:46 AM

It's amazing what gets into the dt, and what doesn't. kendall


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If I Knock the 'L' out of Kelly
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 11 - 08:05 AM

Define Chicory Chick, not the song per se


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If I Knock the 'L' out of Kelly
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 05:39 PM

mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy


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