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Lyr Req: Basher Green

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THE MAID OF CABRA WEST


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Subject: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: Greenm
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 08:54 AM

Back in the late 60's I remember hearing on a number of occasions a song which I think was entitled Basher Green. I can rember the last two lines of I think the first verse:

I didn't like Poles in general and
In particular I didn't like him

Any one know the song - I think it was Pete Ryder who sang it.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 09:09 AM

Are you sure it wasnt the Portuguese ? http://www.mudcat.org/Detail.CFM?messages__Message_ID=317605


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: Greenm
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 12:12 PM

That is excellent and may thanks for getting that from two incorrect lines and an incorrect title.........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 12:15 PM

It leapt out at me ! I have been singing 'Portuguese' for thirty years !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Sep 09 - 01:22 AM

Incidentally, there was a rather obscure song called THE BALLAD OF BASHER GREEN. It was featured in a musical play called "The Lord Chamberlain Regrets...!", performed in London in 1961. Lyrics by John Pritchett, music by Ronald Cass. It was also on an LP album.

That's all I was able to find out about it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: Greenm
Date: 04 Sep 09 - 04:23 AM

I suspect that I have confused two songs - I remember someone singing Basher Green around the Manchester Clubs in the 60's and put that together with the Portuguese song. It might even have been Mike Harding who had that in his repertoir - memories are getting a bit hazy.

Many thaks for all your help


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Sep 09 - 04:47 AM

Is/ isn't this the same/ similar/ variation to "I'll tell you a tale of a fair young maidwho lived in Bethnall Green" ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Sep 09 - 04:51 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbSEJ5v6zFQ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 03:52 AM

I would love to find the lyrics of The Ballad of Basher Green.

What I remember is:

"Now this lumpy lout
Was insane about
All things American
Which is why you see
He was filled with glee
When they brought
out bottled tan

He covered himself from foot to head
In a way that he thought would flatter
And awoke dismayed to find himself the shade of Jomo Kenyatta

When his landlady
brought his morning tea the horror of it all was clear
"You'll be passing," she said, "and I'll want your bed
'cos we don't take coloureds here!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 04:44 AM

I too have a dim memeory of this from my youth in Manchester. I'll have to think about it for a day or so, but I do recall the last line as

Thats how Basher Green learnt what tolerence can mean
............ now he only beats up Jews.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 08:12 AM

Penny Wager .............. thats who sang it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Basher Green
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 12:13 PM

http://www.amazon.com/The-Ballad-Of-Basher-Green/dp/B0075JVWYC

The mp3 is available there for a buck or fifty pence in the UK.


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