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Lyr Req: Lardy-Dardy Swell

Joybell 25 Sep 09 - 07:55 PM
Joe Offer 25 Sep 09 - 10:29 PM
Joybell 25 Sep 09 - 10:34 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Lardy-Dardy Swell
From: Joybell
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 07:55 PM

I'm seeking this song popular in the late 19th century. I've found several references to the title and a reference that says it was a broadside ballad from c.1876.
The same reference gives a few lines:

Tiddy fol lol he's no Lardy Dardy Swell
Though he looks and dresses well
For he lives in an Hotel
Tiddy fol lol tiddy

Anyone come across it? I'd be very grateful.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: ADD: Tiddy Fol Lol
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 10:29 PM

Hi, Joy - I found it at Bodleian Library Broadsides - Harding B20 (162)

TIDDY FOL LOL

There's a party that knows,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
He considers he's a beau,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
He's no lardy dardy swell,
Though he looks and dresses well,
For he lives at an hotel,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol.

He's got ten thousand a year,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
Moustachios down to here,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
And at pic-nic, fete, or ball,
With the ladies great and small,
He is the don of all,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,

He keeps racehorses and hounds,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
Has a shooting box and grounds,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
At the Theatre he's the sage,
For he goes behind the stage,
Flirting with some charming page,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,

He drinks champagne at the bar,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
Smokes Intimidad cigars,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
When he canters down the mile,
The duchesses all smile,
They do so like his style,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,

He's been single all his life,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
Though it's thought he wants a wife,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol,
But his parent gained renown,
As a tailor up in town,
And his ancient name is Brown,
    Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lardy-Dardy Swell
From: Joybell
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 10:34 PM

Joe, You little Beauty!! Thank you. You know I looked there!! Didn't think to use that title.
Thank you. Thank you.
Cheers, Joy


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