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ADD: Moet & Chandon

Jack Campin 22 Dec 09 - 10:59 AM
Nigel Parsons 22 Dec 09 - 11:23 AM
Bill D 22 Dec 09 - 11:39 AM
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Subject: ADD: Moet & Chandon
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 10:59 AM

From Reddall & Buck, "Songs That Never Die", 1894.


X:1
T:Moet and Chandon
M:3/4
L:1/4
K:C
E|E2F| G2 G|A2^G|A2
A|B2A|(GB)e|d2 c|G2
G|E2F| G2 G|A2^G|A2
A|B2A|(GB)e|d2 G|c2
z|cAB| cB A|A2_A|G3 |
G2G| B3 |G2 G|c3 |
cAB| cB A|A2_A|G3 |
G2G| B2 B|c3- |cz2|
P:Chorus
E2F| G2 G|A2^G|A3|
B2A|(GB)e|d2 c|G3|
EEF| G2 G|A2^G|A2
A|BBA| GB e|d2 G|c2|]


What care I if the world's turn'd round?
No, let it turn and turn again,
No matter if it's upside down,
It still produces good Champagne.
Never care I how the times may go,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Moet and Chandon drowns each woe,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!

CHORUS
Champagne Charlie was my name,
Champagne drinking gained my fame;
So as of old when on the spree,
Moet and Chandon's the wine for me.

White wines are pale and have no taste,
The red indeed have too much hue,
Moselle in pleasing often fails,
Still Hock's too slow and suits but few,
Burgundy, Sherry, Greek wines, Bordeaux
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Like Port from Spain do but taste so-so,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh! CHORUS

Champagne's the wine for giving toasts,
Let husbands toast their buxom wives,
Whilst lovers drink to sweethearts true,
And bachelors to married lives,
They'll not keep single for long I know,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Bach'lors by "Cham" will be turn'd to beaux
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh! CHORUS


TEMPERANCE VERSION

What care I if the world turns round?
It must, and will; that's one thing sure,
No matter if it's upside down,
It still affords us water pure.
Never care I how the times may go,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Water, pure water can bring no woe,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!

CHORUS
Champagne Charlie was my name
Champagne drinking gained my fame;
Moet and Chandon made me spree,
But water today is the drink for me.

White wines are pale and have no taste,
The red indeed have too much hue,
Moselle in pleasing often fails,
Still Hock's too slow and suits but few,
Lager is heavy and thick you know,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Water is dainty and free to flow,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh! CHORUS

Champagne's the wine for giving toasts,
For headaches, and for waste of wealth;
But water pure is better far
To quench the thirst or drink one's health.
Down on the banks where the lilies grow,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh!
Sparkling and bright do the streamlets flow,
Oh! I oh! oh! I oh! CHORUS


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Subject: RE: ADD: Moet & Chandon
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 11:23 AM

Killer Queen, by Queen also mentions Moet in the first verse:

She keeps Moet et Chandon
In a pretty cabinet
'Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Khrushchev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline


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Subject: RE: ADD: Moet & Chandon
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 11:39 AM

A different version, from even earlier

Performed by Derek B. Scott, Professor of Critical Musicology, University of Leeds, to his own piano accompaniment c. 1985.


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