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Nodding Morris Man

Soldier boy 25 Jan 10 - 03:55 PM
Joe Nicholson 25 Jan 10 - 06:08 PM
Soldier boy 25 Jan 10 - 08:46 PM
JP2 26 Jan 10 - 09:58 AM
Soldier boy 26 Jan 10 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,Connie 26 Jan 10 - 11:19 AM
JP2 26 Jan 10 - 12:51 PM
Soldier boy 26 Jan 10 - 06:02 PM
Soldier boy 26 Jan 10 - 06:09 PM
romanyman 26 Jan 10 - 06:11 PM
Edthefolkie 26 Jan 10 - 07:30 PM
Soldier boy 27 Jan 10 - 12:17 PM
grold 27 Jan 10 - 12:31 PM
Desert Dancer 27 Jan 10 - 04:14 PM
GUEST,Connie 28 Jan 10 - 03:32 AM
GUEST,suewilcock 28 Jan 10 - 06:04 PM
Soldier boy 28 Jan 10 - 07:57 PM
GUEST,Connie 29 Jan 10 - 03:28 AM
GUEST 29 Jan 10 - 04:53 AM
Morris-ey 29 Jan 10 - 05:52 AM
LesB 29 Jan 10 - 06:43 AM
Soldier boy 31 Jan 10 - 06:38 PM
Soldier boy 01 Feb 10 - 07:24 PM
Soldier boy 04 Feb 10 - 06:46 PM
GUEST,Birdseye 06 Mar 10 - 07:08 AM
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Subject: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 03:55 PM

To bring a laugh and some cheer over these long, gloomy, winter nights I attach a clip of a morris man nodding off to sleep in a pub after a very long day of dancing and drinking............!!!

His name is Andrew and he is one of my best mates.

.....sorry Andrew!

Click here : Nodding Morris Man


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 06:08 PM

It's not he dancing or the drinking that has sent him to sleep it's watching bloody pool.

Joe Nicholson


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 08:46 PM

True, very true!


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: JP2
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 09:58 AM

It would appear that he is in Slubbing Billie's kit so we don't care what he get's up to BUT if he'd been in Wrigley Head Morris kit then
our Heroic Leader,Mr Phil Shaw would have had to be informed.
Anyway,what's he doing in Slawit I though Andy S only drank in the Sair?
C'mon Andy,get a grip!!!

JP2.


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 10:30 AM

He is in Wrigley Head Morris Men kit! - quick JP2 get on the blower to your glorious leader - the honour of the whole side is at stake!!!!


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: GUEST,Connie
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 11:19 AM

He's only half in kit - where's the maroon sash?


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: JP2
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 12:51 PM

It's NOT Wrigley Head kit 'cos it's not got the maroon sash,quite right Connie.
Wrigley Head Men,I know this 'cos my son is one,can be heard muttering whilst getting their kit on"Gold on left on first" and Earlsdon Morris Men can be heard saying "Blue on right on first".
What hanky flappers get up to is anybody's guess!!!!

Ancient observer of the Morris.

JP2


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 06:02 PM

Sorry GuestConnie and JP2 but Andrew is definately in Wrigley Head Morris Men kit, but he's removed the esteemed maroon sash so he wouldn't dribble beer down it!

When this particular footage was filmed Andrew and Duggs had returned from dancing in Horwich with Wrigley Head and decided to call into 'The Swan' at Crimble,Slawit, for a few more pints and were still in kit.

I believe (but could be wrong) that the free barrel of beer at Horwich is available to morris dancers from 9.00am so it is not unusual for Andrew and Duggs to be very worse for wear on their return.

Shame on you Wrigley Header's to insinuate that Andrew is in Slubbing Billys kit! You wouldn't find a noble and self-respecting Slubbing Billys' morris man behaving in such a disgraceful manner..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................unless it was Andrew of course!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 06:09 PM

Sorry about above message - looks like all the 'dotting' has dragged the posting off to stage exit right!
Just scroll to the right and then back for the missing bits if you can be bothered.
LOL.


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: romanyman
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 06:11 PM

What hanky flappers get up to is anyones guess!!!!
obviously not having the benefit of using serios size sticks and the lack of "tatters" boredom sets in and they fall asleep


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 07:30 PM

I thought it was going to be a little one that you could put on the back shelf of your car! I was just getting my debit card out.....


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 12:17 PM

Sorry to dissapoint you Edthefolkie - but what a cracking idea!
A nodding morris man for the back shelf of your car!!

It's brilliant...and it could be modelled on Andrew from the aforementioned film clip.

We could be onto a winner here!!


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: grold
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 12:31 PM

Really interesting - I've just nodded off while watching it!


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 04:14 PM

I was going to ask, is 'e from Upper Nodding, or Lower Nodding-on-the-Woll?


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: GUEST,Connie
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 03:32 AM

We could then add a new verse to Plastic Jesus


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: GUEST,suewilcock
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 06:04 PM

as bagman for horwich i need to clarify that the barrel isn't available from 9 its usually half past at least - well maybe quarter past


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 07:57 PM

Well whatever it is Guest,suewilcock it's just too damned early in the day! Isn't it?
Just look at the results on your poor morris guests - perfectly exemplified here by Andrew from Wrigley Head Morris Men!
I future I expect some kind of 'responsible drinking code for morris people' to be introduced on the grounds of Health and Safety.
It should be mandatory that hourly checks are made on every individual morris person to check their level of inebriation.
These should include the usual tests to walk in a straight line,rant without falling over and lift a pint of beer and deliver it to the lips without spilling it AND answering difficult questions like; what is your name?/how many fingers am I holding up?/where are you now/ where do you come from and how are you getting home?
If the morris person cannot achieve a 40% success rate in these tests then they should be put into the "Cannot return home " category and put into secure and supervised indoor camping accomodation (an old church hall/youth club etc)with pre-provided sleeping bags,air beds/camping mats/mops and buckets/pie and peas supper and St Johns Ambulance personnel in attendance.
They should then be given a full English breakfast in the morning, tested again on all the above points and if successful, bussed home in a mini bus with a tag around their necks saying "Returned home for disgraceful conduct by disgusted of Horwich!"
Those that fail the early morning test should be 'adopted' into local Horwich Men's houses and supervised over a further 24-48 hour period and tested hourly following the aforementioned
testing process.

The importance and imperative of these proceedures is to ensure that morris people under your invitation and supervision are not allowed home to make a complete arse of themselves back home in their own community (like Andrew in Slawit!). You must recognise the seriousness of breaching such conditions and comply accordingly.


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: GUEST,Connie
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 03:28 AM

He could have said no! (Maybe not knowing the Morris Man in question!)


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 04:53 AM

"It should be mandatory that hourly checks are made on every individual morris person to check their level of inebriation.
These should include the usual tests to walk in a straight line,rant without falling over and lift a pint of beer and deliver it to the lips without spilling it AND answering difficult questions like; what is your name?/how many fingers am I holding up?/where are you now/ where do you come from and how are you getting home?"

I thought that this was Wrigley Heads inaugeration ceremony.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Morris-ey
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 05:52 AM

When I was a dancer for Wyre Forest anyone who passed a sobriety test was sent home in disgrace...


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: LesB
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 06:43 AM

Sorry 'Guest' above was me, (cookie must have crumbled)
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 06:38 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 07:24 PM

It's alright folks, my words were all in jest. I like a good drink or few as much as the next morris man. So don't worry, I'm not part of the Sally Army or the Sons of Temperance railing against drunken morris men!
In fact I rather go along with Morris-ey when he said "When I was a dancer with Wyre Forest anyone who passed a sobriety test was sent home in disgrace..."

Only, in the case of Wrigley Head Morris men, the (very much tongue in cheek) test I suggested wouldn't be a sobriety test it would be an insobriety test to regularly check that all team members were drinking to the full and that there were no slackers!

But it's all good fun and we equally enjoy Andrew's antics here in The Slubbing Billys, who he also dances for.
I can remember quite a few occasions over the past few years when Andrew starts to nod off and we have to carefully prise his pint glass out of his hand just in case he lets it slip but we needn't worry because he has an innate sense of 'ownership' and would never spill a drop, even in sleep!
He's that tight!
But he is a real character and we love him to bits. He's a star!
God bless him.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: Soldier boy
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 06:46 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Nodding Morris Man
From: GUEST,Birdseye
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 07:08 AM

Any how he was OK when he left Lancashire, must be the funny air in the tunnel that got him


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