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Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee

Soldier boy 01 Jun 09 - 10:50 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Soldier boy
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 10:50 PM

The above song I am trying to refer to has been a song 'worm' in my head for the past two weeks and I can't get shut of it. So please help me.

I know it goes smething like :

'Well I'm always glad to see a man (mon?) like thee
You're as welcome lad as welcome as can be
Pull your chair reight up to table
Stop as long as thou art able
For I'm always glad to see a man (mon?) like thee'

Trouble is that's about all I can remember - something about a tramp who is a long lost brother - and that's it!

I punched it into the 'Lyrics and Knowledge' search but came up with nothing.

I first heard it sung in a strong Lancashire (Oldham?) accent and it could be from an album I've heard called 'Uppards' and the name John Cockin comes to mind but I am not sure.

But I know it is a reight good song and want to learn it so if anyone knows all the words I would really appreciate your contribution.

I'm also searching for the 'Grandma' and 'Albert' songs.
Again I associate these with 'Uppards' and John Cockin but it is a long time since I heard them and my 'Uppards' CD is lamentably long lost.

I do remember a song about 'Albert and the Lion' and believe there was a whole series of 'Albert' and 'Grandma' songs.

So again,fellow Mudcatters, if you can help me fill in the gaps and proper educate me about these very fine songs I would be most grateful.

Thanks very much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Barbara
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 11:04 PM

Well, I don't know about the title song, but I know a whole bunch of the Albert bits are in DT. Try putting Albert into the DT search box and see what you get -- or Stanley Holloway -- I think that was the name.
And if you want to be more specific use a particular part of a line.
Try that.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 11:06 PM

No help, but thanks for asking as it led me to THIS "UPPARDS"!LOL!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Barbara
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 11:07 PM

Aahh, gwan wich ya.
You didn't use the search box here.
The title song came right up for me when I put "man like thee" into the search engine.
Here, I take pity on you. Try this
A Man Like Thee
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Effsee
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 11:21 PM

And:-   http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=51


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 11:34 PM

Try searching for "The Oldham Tinkers"
It has been their signature tune for decades!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: muppett
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 04:38 AM

Chris, next time you see me, ask me to sing it to yer, despite it coming from Lancashire it's one I really enjoy singing, I learnt it from a 5 Penny piece tape I had (and still got) many years back.
Also enjoy Ee Bar gum but I'm Cowld, Big Jim and of course as you've heard do countless times, My Brother Silvest.

Cheers

Muppett


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Artful Codger
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 05:50 PM

YouTube is a bit confused: some entries for "Albert and the Lion" (or "The Lion and Albert") instead bring up the video for the poem "Uppards!". But this link should work proper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3jXMsfLxhI

In the related links, you can also find Stanley Holloway performing "The Return of Albert" ("Albert and the Lion - The Reunion") and "Albert and His Savings", and so much more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Soldier boy
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 09:08 PM

That's brilliant folks. Many many thanks for your contributions.

I am getting well educated about where to find some smashing material - especially all that brilliant stuff by Stanley Holloway (what a star!)and also The Oldham Tinkers and work by Will Noble and John Cocking etc.

So far I have really enjoyed Stanley Holloways' 'The 'ole in the Ark', 'Yorkshire Pudden','The Lion and Albert' and of course 'Uppards' and there is still lots to trawl through!

These are the kind of monologues and Northern humour that I really enjoy and hope to learn and then share for the enjoyment of others.

Barbara, thanks so much for your version of 'A Man Like Thee'. It's really good (but) it's not the version that I am familiar with (apart from the chorus of course) - I guess that the version I know is the one done by Will Noble and John Cocking or The Oldham Tinkers (or perhaps they all do the same version).

Muppett, me old mucker,where did you spring from? I very much look forward to hearing you sing 'A Man Like Me' in your own unique and inimitable style.

Good on ya folks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Soldier boy
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 05:57 PM

Hello again
I'm having lots of problems with the computer due to some ruddy virus so can't access info on Oldham Tinkers.

So if any of you know the Oldham Tinkers version of this song could you do me a big favour please and post it here.

Many thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 06:11 PM

A MON LIKE THEE

There's an owd chap lives down our street, in a cosy cottage green house,
And on a Sunday morning when its fine,
I often goes an' sits wi' 'im to 'ave a smoke an' chat,
Because ee is a dear owd friend o' mine.
And when its gettin' dinner time, and dinner's ready then,
I think it must be time fer me to go.
But ee goes an 'angs mi 'at up, just behind the owd front door,
And then to my surprise I hear him say:

"Ee Ahm allus glad to see a mon like thee.
Tha's as welcome lad, as welcome as can be.
Fotch thi chair up to't table,
Stop as long as thou art able,
Fer Ahm allus glad to see a mon like thee."

One day when I were sat wi' 'im, there came a loud "rat-tat",
There came a loud ˙rat-tat" on Jack's front door.
He hurries o'er to open it and there to 'is surprise,
An 'ungry tattered beggar stood outside.
He asked Jack fer a crust of bread, Jack looked 'im through and through,
an' then said "bless thi 'art lad, come inside"
An' ee went and 'ung 'is 'at up, just behind the owd front door,
An' to the tramp's surprise, ee 'eard Jack say:

"Ee Ahm allus glad to see a mon like thee.
Tha's as welcome lad, as welcome as can be.
Fotch thi chair up to't table,
Stop as long as thou art able,
Fer Ahm allus glad to see a mon like thee."

from the singing of John Howarth and Pete Smith
filename[ MONTHEE
IP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 06:16 PM

That is from the DT and a thread says that they do this version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 06:19 PM

My apologies, Effsee. I now see that your link is to the same thing I cut and pasted. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 06:27 PM

The last verse in the thread.cfm?threadid=34549#2641135 version is not the same as is normally added in the sessions that I've been to. There is a verse written by Mike Harding used in stead. It's about him dying and going to heaven and meeting St. Peter. Don't have the text at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 06:47 PM

Try this thread
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=34549

It gives you more information about the song and the extra verses

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Gurney
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 12:48 AM

If you Google 'Monologues' or 'Make 'em Laugh' you will find a site, run by a Mudcatter, that contains more monologues than you can read in an evening.

Oddly enough, the man who made those 'North Country' monologues famous was Stanley Holloway, a Londoner!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Soldier boy
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:42 PM

Thanks so much Peace - But I seem to remember a conclusion to this song by The Oldham Tinkers where the final verse goes on to say that the beggar ended up streaming with tears and asking if Jack owned him - his long lost brother - who has returned and is actually very wealthy and would see him and his family right because of Jack's generosity towards him on the doorstep.

Trouble is I know the jist of it but don't know the actual words. can you help to complete this song for me ?

Many thanks.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: GUEST,Peace
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 01:21 AM

Hey, Chris. I will do some lookin' tomorrow. Great to hear from you, btw.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 04:06 AM

Soldier Boy,

It's all there in this thread, which is only a couple of weeks old


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Soldier boy
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 08:32 PM

Nice one Snuffy.
You have managed to answer all my questions and more! I've now got the 3rd verse I was looking for and the 'bonus' verse by Mike Harding when jack is knocking on the golden gates.
Brilliant! I could'nt have asked for any more.
Thanks to everyone who responded to my thread. You've all been brilliant.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Soldier boy
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 08:38 PM

P.S: the next song I'm looking for is the words to "My name is Jock Stewart - I'm a canny old man - I'm a man you don't meet everyday..."

Sorry to be a pest but can you help me with the lyrics for this song?

Muchas gracias.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Effsee
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 10:51 PM

http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3210   

All you have to do is put "Jock Stewart" into the DT search box above!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Soldier boy
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 09:23 PM

I've tried that and clicked on various relevant headings but it's not pulled up anything. It's like it is frozen and will not let me access the threads.

Has anyone else encountered problems here or is it just me (as usual!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 08:13 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: muppett
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 04:23 AM

BL**dy **ll Chris, get yer sen t' Dent on the 26th, 27th & 28th of this month, these are all the songs that are me little book, with all the last verses thrown in as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm always glad to see a man like thee
From: Soldier boy
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 01:52 PM

Will do Muppett - good lad!


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