Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: A Blighty One (from Vesta Tilley)

GUEST,Edhat1 26 Feb 09 - 10:59 AM
Jim McLean 26 Feb 09 - 12:24 PM
edhat1 26 Feb 09 - 08:04 PM
Jim Dixon 27 Feb 09 - 10:29 PM
edhat1 06 Mar 09 - 08:34 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Req: I've a bit of a blighty one (vesta Tilly
From: GUEST,Edhat1
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 10:59 AM

Hi, I am looking for the lyrics of a song by Vesta Tilly called I've a bit of a Blighty one, and recorded by her in 1916, but I cannot find the lyrics anywhere. Any ideas welcome,please. Thanks.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've a bit of a blighty one (vesta Tilly
From: Jim McLean
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 12:24 PM

Go here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blighty and scroll down where you'll find a link to hear her singing.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've a bit of a blighty one (vesta Tilly
From: edhat1
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 08:04 PM

Thanks, although am finding it a bit difficult to hear the words!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: A BLIGHTY ONE (from Vesta Tilley)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 10:29 PM

Here it is, partly from various fragments found on the Internet, but checked against the sound file (see link above):


(I'VE A BIT OF) A BLIGHTY ONE
Herman Darewski/Arthur Wimperis
From the revue "As You Were", 1918.
As sung by Vesta Tilley

1. Here I am, here I am,
Patted and petted as though I were
A real live lord
In the convalescent ward.
It's a treat, lots to eat.
Who was it said we were short of meat?
But I felt queer
When I first got over here.
"What is the matter with you?" the M. O. said.
I said as they lifted me in my little bed:

CHORUS 1: I've a bit of a blighty one, but nothing to speak of,
A bit of a blighty one, that's all.
All through a splinter from a four-point-two,
I'm in blue, but I'm never feeling blue.
I'm having a cootchie [cushy?] time but nothing to speak of.
I'm treated like a long-lost son.
When the saucy little nursie
Tucks me in and calls me Percy,

Oh, I'm glad I've got this bit of a blighty one.

2. No complaints, no complaints.
Ev'ryone's satisfied, no complaints.
Just ask my chums
And you'll hear them all say "Thumbs!"
Yesterday Lady Grey
Brought us some chocolates. Oh, I say!
Such lovely chocs!
We each had a three-pound box.
We guzzled those sweets till our faces all turned white,
Then, oh, what a casualty list there was that night!

CHORUS 2: [Same as above but substitute for lines 7-8:]
When they mop my brow with sponges
And they feed me on blancmanges,


CHORUS 3: [Same as above but substitute:]
When I think about my dugout
Where I dare not poke me mug out,


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Blighty One (from Vesta Tilley)
From: edhat1
Date: 06 Mar 09 - 08:34 AM

Many many thanks friends, much appreciated. A great help. Ed,


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 22 June 5:39 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.