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Lyr Req: The Jolly Tinker (Oscar Brand)

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Subject: Oscar Brand's 'The Jolly Tinker'
From: RWilhelm
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 05:26 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to "The Jolly Tinker" as recorded by Oscar Brand. It's different from any of the verisons in the DT database. Actually, I have everything but the last two lines of the chorus:

With his long john diddly whacker
Overgrown kidney cracker
Looking for a ...
Around the ...

Any help would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand's 'The Jolly Tinker'
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 06:54 PM

Looking for a scrimmage
Below the belly band

I have it in "Roll Me Over". do you need the rest of the words or confirmation of any others? And a scrimmage is what football players do when they pile up, did you know that?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JOLLY TINKER (Oscar Brand)
From: Mungo
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 10:08 PM

THE JOLLY TINKER

There was a jolly tinker and he hailed from France( x2)
With his long john tiddledy whacker fiddle de whacker pants

CHORUS:
With his long john tiddledy whacker overgrown kidney cracker, looking for a shindy stack around the belly whang!

There was a farmer's daughter coming from the ball (x2)
She met the Jolly tinker leaning up against the wall
(CHORUS)

My darling, oh my darling oh my darling I love you (x2)
She told the jolly tinker, just a haf a dollar'll do
(CHORUS)

And when the fun was over he shouldered up his load (x2)
Brushed off his clothes went a-whistling down the road
(CHORUS)

Mother, oh, mother, I'm sad and I'm alone(x2)
The tinker took his pleasure and he left me here to moan
(CHORUS)

Daughter, you're a ninny, for you left it all to chance (x2)
Don't ever lay a tinker till he pays you in advance
(CHORUS)

I've been singing this one since the early 60's.

The Oscar Brand song book says "Scrimmage) but the record clearly says "shindy stack." This colorful folk expression is from the term, "shindy" or "shindig," meaning a dance party--and is the name of the dance a couple are doing when one is stacked atop the other.

Mungo
Bob McElroy


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Subject: RE: Oscar Brand's 'The Jolly Tinker'
From: RWilhelm
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 09:23 AM

Thanks Barara and Mungo. "shindy stack" is what I heard, I just couldn't make any sense of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Jolly Tinker (Oscar Brand)
From: Lighter
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 05:01 PM

The words I hear are (and have always been) "sidney stack," which mean nothing at all to me. Nor is "shindy stack" much better.

Any theories? My impression is that Brand rewrote the words extensively - to make them less, not more, bawdy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Jolly Tinker (Oscar Brand)
From: Joe_F
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 08:16 PM

The Tinker

As sung at St Andrews University, 1958:

A jolly old highland tinker was walking down the strand
With his ballocks o'er his shoulder and his penis in his hand,

    With his jolly old kidney-wiper and his ballocks hanging free
    And a yard and a half of foreskin hanging down below his knee --
          Hanging down (INCHES THICK!)
          Swinging free (WHAT A PRICK!)
    And a yard and a half of foreskin hanging down below his knee.

[Alternative shouted parts to the chorus:
          (ALL AGLOW!)
          (WHAT A SHOW!)
or
          (WHAT A BEAT!)
          (FEEL THAT HEAT!)]

The lady of the manor was dressing for a ball
When she saw the highland tinker pissing up against a wall.

She wrote to him a letter, and in it she did say,
"I would rather be fucked by you, sir, than my husband any day."

The tinker got the letter, and when it he did read,
His balls began to fester and his prick began to bleed.

He went up to the manor, he strode into the hall.
"God save us!" cried the butler, "He has come to fuck us all!"

He fucked them in the parlor, he fucked them in the hall,
But the time he fucked the butler was the finest fuck of all.

When he fucked the butler, 'twas such a fucking farce --
For the heat of the fucking fucking fucking decomposed his arse.

The tinker's dead and gone now; he's buried in St Paul's --
It took four-and-twenty bastards just to carry in his balls.

Tune in solfa (scale is TdrmfsltD):

s.mms.s.s.m.d.....d.D.D.t.l.s...
l.t.d.d.t.d.l.s.m.s.l.r.r.m.r...
s.s.mms.s.s.m.d...d.D.D.t.l.s...
l.t.D.DDt.D.l.s.m.d.r.d.d.r.d...
D.t.l...........D.l.s...........
m.f.s.sss.s.l.s.D.D.t.t.l.t.D.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Jolly Tinker (Oscar Brand)
From: Lighter
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 08:49 PM

Thanks, Joe. But Brand's song is based on a different version, the one in Ed Cray's book about a tinker who "came from France."

It has a farmer's daughter in it instead of a lady, and a "tiddlywhacker" refrain.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Jolly Tinker (Oscar Brand)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 15 - 07:00 AM

Those last two lines that seem to be giving trouble were sung on a recording I heard as:
"With his long Tom tiddlywacker, overgrown kidney cracker, looking like a chimneystack around his belly way."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Jolly Tinker (Oscar Brand)
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 13 Oct 15 - 08:16 AM

Brand's 1960 book of "Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads" prints the chorus a bit differently than what he sings on the record:

"With his long john tiddlee whacker,
Overgrown kidney-cracker,
Looking for a scrimmage around the belly whang."

I still hear only the nonsensical "sidney stack" on the album. Brand's lyrics sometimes vary somewhat from appearance to appearance.

BTW, this particular jolly tinker song has not often been collected.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Jolly Tinker (Oscar Brand)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 13 Oct 15 - 05:22 PM

The tinker against the wall is what Oscar Brand sings as the Student.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Jolly Tinker (Oscar Brand)
From: Amos
Date: 13 Oct 15 - 07:49 PM

He fucked them on the carpets, he fucked them on the mat
He went into the stable, and he fucked the stable cat.

With his bloody great kidney wiper, etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Jolly Tinker (Oscar Brand)
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 14 Oct 15 - 11:13 AM

The text in "Immortalia" (1927) has "Looking for a scrimmage/ Around the belly whang."


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