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Lyr Req: Umbrella Man (Rose/Stock/Cavanaugh)

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judyram@igrin.co.nz 17 Jul 99 - 09:07 PM
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Subject: English Music Hall
From: judyram@igrin.co.nz
Date: 17 Jul 99 - 09:07 PM

Not strictly folk music - but does any have the lyrics for:

Any Umbrellas (Flanagan and Allen - I think) and

Ukulele Lady

Needed for a church concert


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 18 Jul 99 - 07:44 PM

Judy, just bringing this to the top again. I would've sworn that we've had a thread on Ukelele Lady quite recently - but I can't find it. There are some great thread sleuths here, but I'm not blessed with a good memory. Perhaps someone else can help.

Re 'Any Umbrellas' I have one Flanagan and Allen vinyl at home which I'll check for you. When is your concert?

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 03:32 PM

I can't find these in my music hall songbooks. Can anybody help?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Alice
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 09:28 PM

Is it "any umber-ellas, any umber-ellas, to fix today?" My mother knew this song. Seems like it was on the radio in the 1940's.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANY UMBRELLAS?
From: peter bugden
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 10:47 PM

The words - as I remember them from singing it with my father (now passed on) are as follows;

ANY UMBRELLAS?

Toodle-um-a-duma, Toodle-um-a-duma, Toodle-i-ay
any umbrella any umbrellas to mend today
bring your parasol, it may be small it may be big
he repairs them all, in what he calls a thingumijig.

pitter patter patter, pitter patter patter it looks like rain
let it pitter patter, let it pitter patter, dont mind the rain.
he'l mend your umbrella then go on his way, singing toodle-uma-duma toodle-ay
toodle-uma-duma toodle-ay
any umbrella to mend today

when things are dull
and there's a lull
he sharpens knives
for all the wives
in the neighbourhood
and he's very good
he mends the toys for girls and boys
He'll mend a cart, a broken heart
he'll mend anything, but he'd rather sing
toodle-uma-duma toodle-ay
toodle-uma-duma toodle-ay
any umbrellas to menD today

he'll mend your umbrella then go on his way
singing toodle-uma duma (etc)


I hope this helps, good luck!


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Alice
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 10:50 PM

peter - that was great. reminded me of my mom singing.


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: mm
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 05:16 PM

I wonder if this relates to the rude song that has the chorus:

"Up went me little umberella... Ti di di di di di di Up went me little umberella"


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 03:42 AM

mm - no! Somebody should start a Harry Champion thread - maybe there's a HC website somewhere? If not, there's some music hall songs here (but not that one).

Steve


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 99 - 12:12 AM

Hey - take a look at this Music Hall CDiscography Wow!
Here's an English Music Hall thread.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: The Umbrella Man
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 May 03 - 03:19 PM

A version of this song was posted (erroneously classified, I think) in a thread titled English Music Hall.

The Indiana State University Library has the sheet music in their collection. Images are not available online, but here is the catalog entry:

Title: The Umbrella Man.
First Line: Umbrellas! Umbrellas! Umbrellas! Umbrellas!
Chorus: Toodle luma luma, toodle luma luma, toodle I-A any umbrellas any umbrellas to fix today?
Music by: Cavanaugh, James, Vincent Rose, and Larry Stock.
Words by: Cavanaugh, James, Vincent Rose, and Larry Stock.
P/P/D: New York : Harms, Inc., c1938.
Location: SPC, KIRK SHEET 1936-1939

According to AMG, this song has been recorded by Benny Goodman, Flanagan & Allen, Ray Gelato, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Sammy Kaye, Kay Kyser, and possibly some others.

I haven't found any authoritative-looking lyrics on the web, but I found this set--apparently transcribed from Kay Kyser's recording--at http://www.elyrics4u.com/t/the_umbrella_man_kay_kyser.htm.
This was apparently altered or shortened from the original, because it lacks the first line given above. Also, I doubt that this would be correctly classified as a British Music Hall song, since all the people connected with it seem to be American.

THE UMBRELLA MAN

CHORUS: Toodle-luma-luma, toodle-luma-luma, toodle-oh-lay.
Any umbrellas, any umbrellas to mend today?
Bring your parasol. It may be small. It may be big.
He will fix them all on what you call a thing-a-ma-jig.
Pitter patter patter! Pitter patter patter! It looks like rain.
Let it pitter patter. Let it pitter patter. Who cares for rain?
He'll mend your umbrellas, then go on his way,
Singing toodle-luma-luma, toodle-luma-luma. Any umbrellas to mend today?

When there's a lull,
And things are dull,
He'll sharpen knives
For all the wives
In the neighborhood,
And he's very good.
He'll darn a sock,
Or fix a clock,
An apple cart,
A broken heart --
He'll mend anything,
But he'd much rather sing... CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Umbrella Man
From: 2feathers
Date: 18 May 03 - 08:48 AM

We sang the last line of the verse as
Toodle-lama-lama, Toodle-lama-lama, Toodle-ay (sung twice) Any um-ber-ellas, any um-ber-ellas to fix, today?
Not that it matters, really.
Brings me back to the time of the Trolley Song.   Ah, youth!


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: GUEST,Bonny Anne
Date: 06 Oct 06 - 06:30 PM

CLARICE MAYNE songs.
I am trying to find out as much as I can about my Great Aunt CLARICE MAYNE - the English Music Hall artist.
She performed between (approximately) 1906 to 1939.
I am particulary interested in any songs that she sang.
Lyrics and music would be very much appreciated.
I seem to have exhausted everything on the Web and eBay.
I have some sheet music including Joshua, Broken Doll, I am longing for someone to love me, Ta-ra-boom-de-ay, and a few more - but there must be more songs that she sang.

ALSO any information on performances or if anyone remembers her.

folkmania@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 06 Oct 06 - 08:41 PM

If you haven't already done so, see Michael Kilgarriff, Sing Us One of the Old Songs (Oxford University Press 1998). Clarice Mayne's core repertoire is listed; though words and music are not detailed.


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: GUEST,Tanyer
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 07:42 PM

Here are a few linkes for Bonny Anne
http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?LinkID=mp51060
She performed as a Clarice Mayne & "That"

She also sang one of my faves (which I do have sheet music for if you want it) called "I was a good little girl till I met you"

Here is another fun link that has audio clips of her singing both the song above and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith":
http://www.its-behind-you.com/audiomedia.html

She also sang an Irving Berlin song called: When that Midnight Choo, Choo, leaves for Alabam'[a]

i think i have sheet music with her on it somewhere too that i'd be happy to find and send you a copy of.


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 08:19 PM

"http://www.its-behind-you.com/audiomedia.html"

Says it's not there.


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 09:13 PM

Wow, that Real Audio link still works after all these years.
The Jim Kweskin Jug Band recorded a nifty cover of Ukelele Lady.
Speaking of nifty covers, I have a tattered copy of the sheet music, dated MCMXXV--a barefoot flapper on the beach with palm trees, ocean liner, and sunset in the background. Inset is a photo of two dapper vaudevillians with the legend "Featured by Correll & Gosden".

Anyway, as to the authorship of Ukelele Lady:
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Richard A. Whiting


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: GUEST,Tanyer
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 09:15 PM

Foolestroupe -- I just cut and pasted it again and it worked for me. I'm sorry if it isn't working for you. eep!


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: eddie1
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 04:56 AM

Hi Bonny Anne
I find a great website for info and audio is http://www.dogpile.com/

This lets you choose what kind of info you're looking for and then uses all the usual search engines.
There's lots of pages for Clarice Mayne.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: billybob
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 11:01 AM

Hi Bonny Anne
have you contacted John Foreman, the broadsheet king? He knows everything and more about the Music Hall,
I do no know if he is on mudcat, or has e mail but I can give you a phone number if you pm me
Billybob


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 11:33 AM

Missing from the CD disco that started this thread was any mention of Tony Barker as a prolific producer of music hall records of outstanding quality. He is mentioned there in relation to 'Round the Town' but anyone who hasn't sampled his catalogue should really look at http://mysite.freeserve.com/musichall.


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 08:40 PM

Is MUSIC HALL / Tony Barker actually still functioning - e-mails
to him are not replied to, and the website shows a 2002 last updated date!
Anyone have any successful correspondence in the last few months?
Thanks, Thomas.


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 11:00 AM

Tony Barker is still firing on all cylinders (I spoke to him a couple of weeks ago) but he may not be the best of correspondents. His postal address and phone number are on his website


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Subject: RE: English Music Hall
From: mustradclub
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 05:15 AM

A hint to folk club organisers.Dave Sealey did a night at the M T club recently and was in excellent form.

So if you want to hear these great old Music Hall songs performed superbly get on to him.


Ken Hall


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE UMBRELLA MAN (Rose, Stock, Cavanaugh)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 05:10 AM

[This is sort of a composite from different sources found on the Internet. Some versions are in the first person: "I sharpen knives," etc.]

THE UMBRELLA MAN
(Vincent Rose / Larry Stock / James Cavanaugh)

Toodle-uma-luma, Toodle-uma-luma, toodle-aye-ay
Any umbarellas, any umbarellas to mend today?
Bring your parasol. It may be small. it may be big.
He repairs them all with what you call a thingamajig.
Pitter-patter-patter, pitter-patter-patter! Here comes the rain.
Let it pitter-patter. Let it pitter-patter. Don't mind the rain.
He'll mend your umbrella then go on his way
Singing, "Toodle-uma-luma, toodle-ay,
Toodle-uma-luma, toodle-ay!
Any umbarellas to mend today?"

When there's a lull
And things are dull,
He sharpens knives
For all the wives
In the neighbourhood
And he's very good.

He'll darn a sock.
He'll mend a clock,
An apple cart,
A broken heart.
He mends anything
But he'd rather sing:

Toodle-uma-luma, toodle-uma-luma, toodle-aye-ay
Any umbarellas, any umbarellas to mend today?
Bring your parasol. It may be small. It may be big.
He repairs them all with what you call a thingamajig.
Pitter-patter-patter, pitter-patter-patter! Here comes the rain.
Let it pitter-patter. Let it pitter-patter. Don't mind the rain.
He'll patch up your troubles then go on his way
Singing, "Toodle-uma-luma, toodle-ay,
Toodle-uma-luma, toodle-ay!
Any umbarellas to mend today?"

He'll patch up your troubles then go on his way
Singing, "Toodle-uma-luma, toodle-ay,
Toodle-uma-luma, toodle-ay!
Any umbarellas to mend today?"

[Recorded by Flanagan & Allen, 1939; Kay Kyser & His Orch. (vocals: Ginny Simms & Harry Babbitt), 1939; Johnny Messner & His Orch. (vocals: Three Jacks), 1939. Also recorded by: Louis Armstrong; Gracie Fields; Ray Gelato; Dizzy Gillespie; Benny Goodman; Michael Grange; Woody Herman; Sammy Kaye; Lenti Piano Duo; Mantovani; Lee Morgan; Lawrence Welk.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Umbrella Man -and- Ukulele Lady
From: Susan A-R
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 08:18 PM

We had the Louis Armstrong recording, with Dizzie singing, fun song. Arlo Guthrie also does a nice rendition of Ukulele Lady.

Wow! What a church concert!!

Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Umbrella Man -and- Ukulele Lady
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 02:17 AM

Michael Gambon in "The Singing Detective" sings (or mimes?) "The Umbrella Man" - any very well, too. "The Singing Detective" was a Dennis Potter BBC TV series. I found it on video at our local library. Highly recommended.

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Umbrella Man -and- Ukulele Lady
From: GUEST,winterland
Date: 11 Jun 08 - 09:05 AM

Mr Humphries sings a little of the Umbrella Man with Mr Spooner in an episode of Are You Being Served.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Umbrella Man -and- Ukulele Lady
From: GUEST,James
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 07:07 AM

Does anyone know where I can find the sheet music to the Umbrella Man? My friends need it so we can perform an accompanying dance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Umbrella Man
From: GUEST,s. nichols
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 05:35 PM

I have a recording from around 1950

change:

Pitter patter patter, pitter patter patter it looks like rain.
Pitter patter patter, pitter patter patter don't mind the rain.
He'll patch up your troubles and go on his way, singing toodle lama lama toodle lay any unbrellas to fix today.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Umbrella Man
From: Snuffy
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 09:55 AM

Flanagan & Allen were both British and music hall entertainers. Wikipedia calls the song 'Any Umbrellas'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Umbrella Man
From: GUEST,Kern, Sara
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 01:28 PM

My mother sang this to me as a lullaby, and it always went:

Toodle-lama-lama, Toodle-lama-lama, toodle-[eye]-ay
Any Um-ber-ellas, Any Um-ber-ellas to fix to-day?
Bring your parasal, it may be big, it may be smaaaaall,
He will fix them all, with what we call, a thingamajig.

Pitter patter patter, pitter patter patter, it looks like rain.
Let it pitter patter, let it pitter patter, don't mind the rain.
He'll mend your umbrella, then go on his way, singing,

Toodle lama lama, toodle-ay, toodle lama lama, toodle-ay,
Any um-ber-ellas to fix, to-day?


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