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Subject: Time Gentlemen Please
From: PHJim
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 01:38 PM

The Pig & Whitle show used to end with a song that went something like:

Time Gentlemen Please
It's time you were no longer here
Time Gentlemen Please
It's time to drink up your beer.

Does anyone know any more of it?


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 02:17 PM

That would make a change from "Take your glasss to the bar"


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 02:42 PM

Are you thinking of a song of that title which Dick Charlesworth and the City Gents recorded in the early 1960s?

I can't remember much about it, except for

"You've been fondling all my barmaids.
Now it's time to say tata mate.
Come along, come along, come along please."

Unfortunately I've no idea where you'd get the rest of the song. But a check through some of the compilation CDs of 1960s British trad jazz bands might run it to earth.


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 03:02 PM

It was the closing theme of The Pig & Whistle TV show.
I can't remember much more..............
   We've had a few stories some laughter and song
   But the time has now come when we must say so long
   We'll be back here next week so please come along
   Now it's time gentlemen please

(Something like that but perhaps not exactly.)


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 04:07 PM

For the record, this does not appear to be Gene Raskin's Time, Gentlemen, Time (recorded by Liam Clancy & others) - but I figured the thread was a good excuse to call attention to the Raskin song.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Jacob B
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 05:31 PM

I was once in a pub where the landlord's call of "Time gentlemen please" was answered by everyone present singing, to the tune of "The Old Gray Mare She Ain't What She Used To Be",

Poor old landlord can't get the boozers out
Can't get the boozers out
Can't get the boozers out
Poor old landlord can't get the boozers out
Time gentlemen, please

Time gentlemen, please
Time gentlemen, please
Poor old landlord can't get the boozers out
Time gentlemen, please


This was followed by a second verse, which went, "Poor old boozers can't get the landlord out."

Jacob


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Snuffy
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 06:25 PM

And other verses may be added ad lib: Poor old landlord wants his nooky now, etc


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 06:49 PM

we used to follow 'Take Your Glasses' with that !


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 07:17 PM

In London, late sixties, there wa a song which included

'Ain't you got no 'omes to go to,
Come along, come along please'

Can't remember any more....ring any bells?


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 07:26 PM

Tug - Goes with Time Gentlemen !

Aint you got no homes to go to X 3
Time Gentlemen please


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 07:33 PM

Yeh, I thought it had 'time gentlemen please as well'. Google gives nothing...must be a mudcat way to put it all together!


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Art Thieme
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 07:44 PM

The late Joe Moore, founder on the No Exit Cafe (Coffeehouse) in Chicago, and later on proprietor of the Green Dragon Inn (Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin) always ended the night with the call "Time Gentlemen Please" -- followed shortly by the end of the fourth movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at top volume! It was perfect music to march into the night to. I played at his places off and on for thirty-seven years.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 08:39 PM

From Memory:

It's time Gentlemen please
It's time we were no longer here
It's time gentlemen please
I'ts time to drink up your beer
Weve had a few stories some dancing and song
well hold hands together as we say so long
We'll be back here next week so please come along
Now It's time gentlemen please.


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 08:58 PM

I think that HiHo-Silver's memory is better than mine on this!
The Pig & Whistle was a good show! I was a fan of The Carleton Showband (the show's house band) They are doing a re-union tour but some original performers are no longer able to participate.

Carleton Showband


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 03:46 AM

In this part of East Anglia, the landlords call 'Haven't you got second homes to go to?'


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 08:13 AM

Do landlords have second homes in Lesby Avenue?


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 10:21 AM

I thought that was policemen?


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 10:32 AM

Where they live on 'Irish stew in the name of the law'?


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: GUEST,sinky
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 10:35 AM

17.40


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 11:48 AM

A police saw three friends coming...hello, hello, hello!


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 11 - 07:10 PM

Time gentlemen please
It's time to drink up your beer
Time gentlemen please
It's time you're no longer here
We've had a few stories and dancing and song
We'll hold hands together as we sing along
We'll be back here next week, so Please come along
For it is time Gentlemen please.


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 21 Oct 11 - 06:57 AM

From Guest:

"It's time Gentlemen please
It's time we were no longer here
It's time gentlemen please
I'ts time to drink up your beer
Weve had a few stories some dancing and song
well hold hands together as we say so long
We'll be back here next week so please come along
Now It's time gentlemen please."

Ah - but all that's left of our traditional pub culture is the "time Gentlemen please" if at all.

Sadly impromptu song, music, [step] dance, and traditional games even dominoes have all long since been banned from 99.9999% of the local pubs in all but Southern Ireland - if the local pubs haven't been closed anyway. Carpeted floors, juke boxes, Sky Sports big-screen t.v., fancy ethnic restaurants, greedy breweries or big impersonal corporations, and draconian licencing laws have all put paid to the traditional culture of our pubs. And that's saying nothing about the straw-coloured watered-down gas-charged over-priced too-cold pi$$-like liquid stuff they have the cheek to foist on unknowing consumers; and usually served in filthy unwashed glasses or leaking plastic beakers.

Maybe the words of the rhyme above need rewriting ... ?


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 05:39 PM

I have been looking for the lyrics to this song for ages. Thankyou for providing them. My mum, dad & me used to watch The Pig And Whistle every week back in the day. Loved the show. The barmaid Kay Turner, I remember her singing 'My Old Man Said Follow The Van' and I hadn't heard that song again for years till Miss Piggy sang it once on The Muppet Show. I'd love the words to that song, too.


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 06:13 PM

My Old Man is a music hall song written in 1919[1] by Fred W. Leigh and Charles Collins, made popular by Marie Lloyd.

The song, although humorous, also reflects some of the hardships of working class life in London at the beginning of the 20th century. It joined a music hall tradition of dealing with life in a determinedly upbeat fashion. In the song a couple are obliged to move house, after dark, because they cannot pay their rent. At the time the song was written, most London houses were rented, so moving in a hurry – a moonlight flit – was common when the husband lost his job or there was insufficient money to pay the rent.
The chorus of the song is well-known.
    My old man[2] said "Foller[3] the van,
    And don't dilly dally[4] on the way".
    Off went the van wiv me 'ome packed in it,
    I followed on wiv me old cock linnet.[5]
    But I dillied and dallied, dallied and I dillied
    Lost me way and don't know where to roam.
    Well you can't trust a special like the old time coppers
    When you can't find your way 'ome.[6]

An alternative to the last two lines is:
    Who'll put you up when you've lost your bedstead,
    And you can't find your way 'ome?"

Another alternative to the last two lines is
    I stopped on the way to have me old half quarten,[7] now I can't find my way home.

Another alternative is
    "Well you can't trust a man when your life's in a van an' you can't find your way 'ome."

Another alternative is
    I had to stop to have a drop of tiddly in the pub
    Now I can't find my way home.

Another alternative:
    Stopped off to have one at the old Red Tavern
    And I can't find my way home.


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 06:19 PM

Full lyrics of My Old Man Said Follow the Van at ---

http://ingeb.org/songs/myoldman.html


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Noreen
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 06:54 PM

Amazingly enough, MtheGM, the lyrics are also here at the Mudcat's very own Digital Tradition database:

DON'T DILLY DALLY (MY OLD MAN)


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 01:26 AM

Oh. Thank you, Noreen. But why did they use a title that no-one else does? No wonder neither GUEST nor I found it there.

Actually, must admit after looking at Google index on searching 'My Old Man Said', find that 'Don't Dilly Dally' is used by some as the title, tho far more entries under 'My Old Man &c...' - see eg Wikipedia, from which the first of my above 2 posts is copied, 21 Mar 0213. The DT gives three songs called 'My Old Man', but none is this one. From the bracketed inclusion of that as alternative title as shown by Noreen above, surely it should at least be x-refd under 'My' in the DT?


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: Snuffy
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 10:21 AM

At the foot of the DT entry are the following lines:
@Irish
filename[ DILLDALL
XX
Apr98
Hands up everyone who knew it was an Irish song


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Subject: RE: Time Gentlemen Please
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 11:44 PM

Another line is

"Collect your glasses, shift your arses,
time Gentlemen Please"


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