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Take me Down to Durban? / Ag Pleez Daddy

Wotcha 06 Sep 99 - 12:19 PM
warren, gary, andrew 06 Sep 99 - 06:48 PM
Bugsy 07 Sep 99 - 12:44 AM
Roger the zimmer 07 Sep 99 - 10:30 AM
Wotcha 13 Jan 00 - 02:57 PM
GUEST,sonny_davey@hotmail.com 31 Aug 01 - 07:57 AM
GUEST 31 Aug 01 - 08:17 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 31 Aug 01 - 08:25 AM
Charley Noble 31 Aug 01 - 10:10 AM
GUEST,Flash 02 Oct 09 - 12:18 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Oct 09 - 03:21 PM
CupOfTea 02 Oct 09 - 09:57 PM
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Subject: Take me Down to Durban
From: Wotcha
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 12:19 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to a song I heard some of my Southern African mates sing -- imported via RSA, Malawi, and Zimbabwe in the 60s and 70s: "Daddy, daddy won't you please, take us down to Durban ... [something about) eskimo pies..."

Does anyone have the lyrics and pehaps some background to the song?

Allahamdalla, Cheers, Brian


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: warren, gary, andrew
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 06:48 PM

Ag please daddy won't you take us to the drive-in? All six, seven of us, eight, nine ten. We want to see the flick about Tarzan and the Apemen. When the show is over you can bring us back again.

(chorus) Popcorn, chewing gum, peanuts, and bubblegum. Ice cream, candy floss, and Eskimo Pie. Ag daddy how we miss nigger balls and licorice, Pepsi Cola, Ginger Beer, and Canada Dry.

Ag please daddy won't you take us to Durban? ........

we don't remember the words in between for the second verse, but it ends...

Ag please daddy won't you... FOOTSEK!!!!

this is all we can remember of this song. hope it helps.


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: Bugsy
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 12:44 AM

It's a song by Jeremy Taylor and is on an album recorded in Perth Western Australia as part of the Festival of Perth back in the 70's. I don't think it is still available but Mr Taylor is still touring and boring people with his tales of "how wonderful South Africa was in the old days".

bugsy


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for posting this, I hope someone comes up with the rest. I learned it in the 1960's from a fellow-student who was brought up in SA before his liberal parents had to decamp to the UK. Along with a lot of songs I collected at the time, it was in a little pocket notebook I lost when moving house many years ago. I understand the final word is a common obscenity!


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: Wotcha
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 02:57 PM

Well, hold on to you hat.

I just got a tape of a Jeremy Taylor concert live in South Africa. Just trying to decipher the words. Will have the verses decoded soon. Actually a pretty good kids song.

This fellow sounds like he listened to too many Ralph McTell songs while he was in "exile" in the UK ... Any more history about this fellow would be interesting.

Cheers, Brian


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: GUEST,sonny_davey@hotmail.com
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 07:57 AM

och please daddy wil you take us to the wrestling we wanna se a man called sky hi lee when he meets willy leathenburg theres gonna be a murder...........???????


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 08:17 AM

och please daddy wont you take us off to durban its only eight hours in a chevrolet theres lots of sun & sand & sea & fish in the aquarium theres no better place for a holiday ....popcorn....chorus


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 08:25 AM

I've refreshed the other thread "Ag Pleeze Daddy" which I think finally nailed the lyrics.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: Charley Noble
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 10:10 AM

A lot of Jeremy's wonderful songs began to circulate among the folk song community after they were sung in a musical review called "Wait a Minute" back in the mid 1960's. Glad that Roger is reviving the older thread.


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: GUEST,Flash
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 12:18 PM

It was around in the late 50's at least.
It was popular at the RAF Apprentices Training School at RAF Halton.
I was there 57-60.
I still find myself singing the first verse with a fairly good SA accent.
As for the rest of the song its gone now, like most of the rest of me.


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 03:21 PM

Thread 17063 has lyrics (mentioned by Roger the skiffler but not linked).
Ag Pleeze Daddy


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Subject: RE: Take me Down to Durban
From: CupOfTea
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 09:57 PM

I remember hearing this on the old WCLV Saturday Night as being from a South African musical called "Wait a Minim" I've got it around on cassette somewhere. I'll see if a quick bit of domestic archeology can round it up. Robert Conrad used to give good information on where his eccentric/ecclectic stuff came from. I was just thinking about how much good stuff I have tucked away on cassette tape that ought to be transfered to CD. Thanks for the nudge to go look for it!

Joanne In Cleveland
Go here: Lyr Add: AG PLEEZ DADDY (Jeremy Taylor)--JoeClone, 23-Feb-2010.


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