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Lyr Req: Are Yew Alright Bor (Allan Smethurst)

GUEST,james rollie 12 Jun 09 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Silas 12 Jun 09 - 09:08 AM
GUEST,Silas 12 Jun 09 - 09:12 AM
Mr Happy 12 Jun 09 - 09:26 AM
Keith A of Hertford 12 Jun 09 - 09:31 AM
The Sandman 12 Jun 09 - 09:41 AM
Mr Happy 12 Jun 09 - 09:44 AM
Mr Happy 12 Jun 09 - 09:58 AM
Nigel Parsons 12 Jun 09 - 11:25 AM
The Sandman 12 Jun 09 - 12:40 PM
goatfell 12 Jun 09 - 12:40 PM
Jim Dixon 13 Jun 09 - 01:29 PM
The Sandman 13 Jun 09 - 01:55 PM
goatfell 14 Jun 09 - 03:25 AM
Silas 14 Jun 09 - 04:37 AM
GUEST,janie 15 Jun 09 - 06:45 AM
Jim Dixon 19 Jun 09 - 05:01 AM
GUEST 14 Jul 10 - 09:29 AM
GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley 06 Jul 13 - 06:09 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Jul 13 - 04:14 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: GUEST,james rollie
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:06 AM

Hello, my nasme is james Rollie, I'm looking for the words to a song called Are Yew Alright Boy, it was sung by the singing postman from norfolk.
Thankyou


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: GUEST,Silas
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:08 AM

You don't mean 'A'yew gota loight boi?' do you?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: GUEST,Silas
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:12 AM

His name was Alan Smethurst - he went to the same school as me, though well before my time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:26 AM

wot's a nasmie?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:31 AM

Two different songs Silas.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:41 AM

it was on an lp called following the boinder round


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:44 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Singing_Postman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:58 AM

........& piles more here http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=The+Singing+Postman&aq=f


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 11:25 AM

I knew a girl, a really nice girl
Down near Wroxham way.
She was wholly nice to me back in the old schooldays
She would smile, all the while, but daddy didn't know all.
What she used to say to me behind the garden wall,
Ha' ye go' a loight boy? Ha ye go' a loight?

Molly Wimley, she smoke like a chimley
But she's my little nicotine gel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 12:40 PM

nigel,I believe that is a different song,that is Nicotine girl, he wants are yew alright boy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: goatfell
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 12:40 PM

I'm his friend I think this might be it I'm not sure


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 01:29 PM

Lyrics to HEV YEW GOTTA LOIGHT, BOY? [HAVE YOU GOT A LIGHT, BOY?] by Allan Smethurst, have been posted twice at Mudcat, here and here.

I haven't been able to identify a song called ARE YOU ALRIGHT BOY. Various lists of songs by Allan Smethurst don't include it. Are we sure it exists? Are we sure we have the right title? Are we sure it's by Smethurst? Can anyone supply any more information about it, or quotes from it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 01:55 PM

it is on the lp, follow the boinder round


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: goatfell
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 03:25 AM

This is songs by the singing postman


Th' Binder Round

Motor Bike Song

The Great Train Robbery

Oi Shot a Rabbit up a Tree

Moind Y' Hid Bor
Are Yew Alright Bor (this is the song my friend was meaning)

Followin' Th' Binder Round

Mystery of Old Tom's Grave

Halloween

Charlie in the Winter Toime

The Postman's Lament


Click here to buy 'Followin' the Binde


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: Silas
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 04:37 AM

There were a lot more than that - I wear horn rimmed glasses - Has the bottom dropped out, you can't get a nice loaf of bread etc. But I have never heard the one you are asking about.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: GUEST,janie
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 06:45 AM

Did Bennie Hill record or sing that song 'Ha' ye go' a loight boy?' It's in my head but can't remember where I heard it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the singing postman
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 05:01 AM

This seems to be a complete list of his songs and albums, copied from AnglianMusic.co.uk:


Bin Born a Long Time

* Bin Born a Long Time
* Thass Only Me
* Edna the Bar Maid
* Norwich Is a Fine City
* The Vikings
* Acle Sale
* Keep Myself Gorn
* Eating Out Me Hand
* Norfolk Poacher
* The Old North Walsham Line


45 Stringed Guitar

* 45 String Guitar
* Here I Go
* Wednesday Morning
* I'll Think It Over
* I Dunno
* Seaside Lullaby
* Long Sentence Hall J.P.
* Overspill Town
* Valentine
* Took a Long Time


When the Moon Peeps o'er the Hill

* When the Moon Peeps o'er the Hill
* Thirty Nine
* The Foxhunt
* The Postman and the Milkgirl
* The Light in the Sky
* Bubbles and the Wall
* My Boy John
* Daddy's Old Trombone
* The Ghost of Hardship Hall Willy the Verger
* My Christmas Dream


Hev Yew Gotta Loight Bor?

* Hev Yew Gotta Loight Bor?
* Dew Yar Far Keep a Dickie?
* Come along a Me
* They're Orl Playin' Dommys in the Bar
* Ha' th' Bottom Dropped Out?
* Who's That Little Ow Boy?
* Oi Can't Get a Nice Loaf a Bread
* The Cricket Match
* Sound Barrier
* A Miss from Diss


Followin' th' Binder Round

* Motor Bike Song
* The Great Train Robbery
* Oi Shot a Rabbit up a Tree
* Moind Y' Hid Bor
* Are Yew Alright Bor
* Followin' th' Binder Round
* Mystery of Old Tom's Grave
* Halloween
* Charlie in the Winter Toime
* The Postman's Lament


The Devil's Hoofprints

* The Devil's Hoofprints
* The Washday Song
* Railway Song / Runton Man
* Devil's Hoofprints
* Old Tom Tide
* Labour on Principal
* Poacher's Lament
* Wroxham Broad
* Tommy Dack
* Whut Yew on Holideer


Roundabout

* January Sales
* Suffen' Cold
* Spring Cleaning
* Thass a Lot a Squit
* Stoon Pickin' Toime
* The Ladies Darts Team
* Roundabout
* I Wear Horn Rimmed Glasses
* You Can't Keep Livin' in the Past
* Clock in th' Biscuit Tin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are Yew Alright Bor (Allan Smethurst)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 09:29 AM

Peter Massingham Will anyone sell me a c.d. of allan smethurst singing "EV YOU GOT A LOIGHT BOY"
I NEED ONE URGENTLY, PLEASE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are Yew Alright Bor (Allan Smethurst)
From: GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley
Date: 06 Jul 13 - 06:09 PM

No lyrics but here's a link to Are Yew Alroight Boy on youtube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdCJlXGRq9s

S


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YEW ALROIGHT, BOY? (Allan Smethurst)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jul 13 - 04:14 PM

Here's my attempt at a transcription of the YouTube recording. I figure it would be ridiculous for me to try to represent the dialect with spelling, so I stuck pretty close to standard spelling. My spelling of the title comes from the video, but I have no confidence in it.


ARE YEW ALROIGHT, BOY?
As recorded by Allan Smethurst, "The Singing Postman"

Now I'm a Norfolk man; a Shannock* do I be.
I am from the ... side of Sheringham by the sea.
Now if I want to go there, if only for a day,
No sooner do they see me, they turn around and say:
"Are you alright, boy? Are you alright?"

Now when I was a schoolboy, 'course, that was long ago,
Nothing could they teach me, and nothing did I know,
And then one day I told the teacher, "Two and two is four."
He looked me in the eye and he said, "Oh, my Lor'!
Are you alright, boy? Are you alright?"

I own the Shannock; I am a Shannock, and I'll always be that way.

One day I do recall, the snow was on the ground.
I took my sled to Beacon Hill to do some sliding down.
New when I broke my glasses, I could not see a thing,
And when I left the cliff behind, I heard the boys all sing:
"Are you alright, boy? Are you alright?"

I'm always thinking of a seaside town and I'm wishing I was there.

Well then I went a-fishing, and on the herring grounds,
There … an old nor'easter, and the old … went down,
And when they called a lifeboat, she come along next day,
And when she come to pick me up, I heard the coxswain say,
"Are you alright, boy? Are you alright?"

I was a Shannock; I am a Shannock; and I'll always be that way.

Now listen all you Norfolk boys; I reckon you know me.
I know all you Shannock boys from Sheringham by the sea.
Now if I want to go there, if only for a day,
I hope that when you see me, you'll turn around and say:
"Are you alright, boy?"


[* According to Wikipedia, the nickname of the Sheringham Football Club is the Shannocks.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are Yew Alright Bor (Allan Smethurst)
From: cnd
Date: 18 Aug 15 - 02:13 PM

Minor corrections to Jim Dixon's lyrics

Now I'm a Norfolk man; a Shannock* do I be.
I am from the proper side of Sheringham by the sea.
Now if I want to go there, if only for a day,
No sooner do they see me, they turn around and say:
"Are you alright, boy? Are you alright?"

Now when I was a schoolboy, 'course, that was long ago,
Nothing could they teach me, and nothing did I know,
And then one day I told the teacher, "Two and two is four."
He looked me in the eye and he said, "Oh, my Lor'!
Are you alright, boy? Are you alright?"

I own the Shannock; I am a Shannock, and I'll always be that way.

One day I do recall, the snow was on the ground.
I took my sled to Beacon Hill to do some sliding down.
New when I broke my glasses, I could not see a thing,
And when I left the cliff behind, I heard the boys all sing:
"Are you alright, boy? Are you alright?"

I'm always thinking of a seaside town and I'm wishing I was there.

Well then I went a-fishing, and on the herring grounds,
There blow an old nor'easter, and the old crab boat went down,
And when they called a lifeboat, she come along next day,
And when she come to pick me up, I heard the coxswain say,
"Are you alright, boy? Are you alright?"

I was a Shannock; I am a Shannock; and I'll always be that way.

Now listen all you Norfolk boys; I reckon you know me.
I know all you Shannock boys from Sheringham by the sea.
Now if I want to go there, if only for a day,
I hope that when you see me, you'll turn around and say:
"Are you alright, boy?"


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