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Lyr Req: Paraffina

jacko@nz 22 Nov 10 - 08:59 PM
Geoff the Duck 23 Nov 10 - 04:19 AM
Herga Kitty 23 Nov 10 - 01:44 PM
GUEST 23 Nov 10 - 04:53 PM
GUEST,TimFrost 24 Nov 10 - 10:07 AM
Herga Kitty 24 Nov 10 - 04:26 PM
breezy 25 Nov 10 - 07:39 AM
GUEST,Tim Frost 25 Nov 10 - 07:54 AM
GUEST 25 Nov 10 - 07:26 PM
jacko@nz 25 Nov 10 - 08:43 PM
breezy 26 Nov 10 - 10:14 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: jacko@nz
Date: 22 Nov 10 - 08:59 PM

Heard a song recently. As might be guessed from the title, it goes to the tune of the shanty, Seraphina.

Laughed like hell at the time but can't for the life of me remember what it was about.

Help, anyone

Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 04:19 AM

I first heard it about 30 years back sung by Jim Mageean.

It starts something like :-

Some drink Whisky, Some drink wine,
I drink Paraffina (paraffina, paraffina)

Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 01:44 PM

And ends in having to sell his Ford Cortina....

Jim certainly did sing this, and at least one Herga member learnt it from him... I will e-mail them the link to this thread!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 04:53 PM

That's the one, Geoff. Now can anyone take it further. As I recall it was quite an epic.

Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: GUEST,TimFrost
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 10:07 AM

would that be Jack Penman ? was I the guilty party singing at Biddy Mulligan's in Hamilton ?
If so,I'm still looking for my Sooty Blackberries book to give you the background to Jack Ashton
Have more time later
tim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 04:26 PM

Tim - thanks for picking this up!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: breezy
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 07:39 AM

Hi Tim

Please excuse this inter-rupture , but being in possession of said book I extract this short taster



Jack Edward Ashton,   attended the same school as Keith Marsden, Peel Street Juniors

A man of vivid imagination

He played in the 1920 cup final for Huddersfield Town, but during half time was transfered to their opponents Aston Villa. With no score and time running out , Villa earned a late corner. Jack took it and kicked the ball high in the air giving him enough time to run into the goal area from where he scored with a header to win the game. !


And there's more, much more, then even some more.

So

Maybe buying the book 'Picking Sooty Blackberries' the songs of Keith Marsden, may come in useful for the GCSE course for which it is the recommended text book forthcoming English lit exams as will be sat by Harrow and Eton schools where Jack distributed prizes in the late thirties.

Available from Cockersdale members,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: GUEST,Tim Frost
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 07:54 AM

I am a proud owner of Picking Sooty Blackberries
I'd just like it back from whoever I lent it to !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 07:26 PM

Tony Day sings this in the Middle bar, Sidmouth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: jacko@nz
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 08:43 PM

Yes Tim, it's me. That was a grand night at Biddys, thanks to Graham and yourself.

Can't get the damned song out of my mind.

Thanks for the Jack Ashton background breezy. Out here in the old colonies it's not easy to come by good songs never mind their history

Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: breezy
Date: 26 Nov 10 - 10:14 AM

Hi jacko, by my reckoning half your country's population is working in and around St Albans U K while the other half are playing rugby.

The rest are grazing happily awaiting the mint sauce :-]

If I can sing a Marcus Turner song you can make more of an effort.

Contact Graham Pirt on here, see a cocker's thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paraffina
From: breezy
Date: 26 Nov 10 - 10:26 AM

Oh btw , Tim

Its not me, got mine from John O'Hagan, after some bugger nicked me 1st one.

It now stays under Lock n Key, which also happens to be the name of my duo.


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