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Lyr Req: On Going to the Excuse-Me (Alan Bennett)

GUEST,muzza 27 Jul 11 - 04:03 PM
Joe Offer 28 Jul 11 - 03:31 AM
Jim Dixon 29 Jul 11 - 12:37 AM
GUEST,muzza 29 Jul 11 - 04:55 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Going to the excuse me
From: GUEST,muzza
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 04:03 PM

"Going to the excuse me" anyone help with the lyric?

A colleague heard this on an LP in 50/60s....
a euphemism for visiting the loo and the only words he can recall:-

'Cold pork pies and Cornish pasties, all washed down with Benskin's Ale

Filtered down through Ruislip Marshes, fill the taps in Collingdale'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going to the excuse me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 03:31 AM

gee, this one sure deserves to be refreshed....


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON GOING TO THE EXCUSE-ME (Alan Bennett)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 12:37 AM

I extracted this text from From Fringe to Flying Circus: Celebrating a Unique Generation of Comedy, 1960-1980 by Roger Wilmut (London: Eyre Methuen, 1980), page 94:


ON GOING TO THE EXCUSE-ME
Alan Bennett

Bolding Vedas, Shanks New Nisa
The Trusty Lichfield swirls it down
To filter beds on Ruislip Marshes
From my loo in Kentish Town.
The Burlington, the Rochester -
Oh, those names of childhood loos;
Nursie knocking at the door
"Have you done your Number Twos?"
Lady typist - office party -
Golly! All that gassy beer!
Tripping home down Hendon Parkway
To her Improved Windermere.
Chelsea buns and lounge bar pasties
All swilled down with Benskin's Pale;
Purified and cleansed with charcoal
Fill the taps in Colindale.
Here I sit, alone and sixty;
Bald, and fat, and full of sin.
Cold the seat and loud the cistern
As I read the Harpic tin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going to the excuse me
From: GUEST,muzza
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 04:55 AM

Thankyou Jim...you are a star......you have made an old man happy....and thanks to Joe &Mudcat for the search community.


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