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Subject: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Eric@Lackford20.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 24 Sep 99 - 03:42 PM

I know it's not strictly folk, but it is is my opinion as folk music and stories are often born out of common, recent and or real events. I am searching for the words to Stanley Holloway Monologues, particularly the one about "The Battle of Hastings". If anyone in the mudcat has the words. PLEASE contact me. Thankyou all. Eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Bert
Date: 24 Sep 99 - 04:26 PM

You've come to the right place, search for holloway in the Digitrad Lyrics Search.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: wildlone
Date: 24 Sep 99 - 08:57 PM

have sent you battle of hastings email.Ihad it saved on 3.5 floppy but i am new to computers so it was easier that way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: GUEST,Tom Hamilton
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 10:15 AM

I am looking for a monolouge by Stanley holloway about a man who wears brown boots to a funeral. I would most grateful to anyone who has it. my E.mail adress is tom@hamiton200.fsnet.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 11:22 AM

If someone has the words, please post them. Private E-mail isn't what Mudcat is about.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 11:40 AM

There is a book called "The Stanley Holloway Monologues" edited by Michael Marshall in 1979, which I believe contains the monologues you are looking for. I have a copy of the Penguin edition of this book. I believe it's still in print, but available only in the UK. (Amazon.com considers it a "special order.")

There is also "Stanley Holloway, More Monologues and Songs" edited by Michael Marshall in 1980, which is out of print. I haven't seen this one.

Then there is "The Book of Comic and Dramatic Monologues" edited by Michael Marshall in 1981. I have seen this book in my local public library. It contains a few monologues as performed by Holloway in addition to lots of others. I think it's out of print, too.

Tom, the monologue you're referring to is called "Brahn Boots." I wasn't able to find it on the Internet, although a search for "Stanley Holloway monologues" turned up 65 references using google.com. If nobody else beats me to it, hopefully I will have it for you in a couple of days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Ciaran
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 12:32 PM

If you don't get the words and want to purchase a book or a recording of Brown Boots, then I found the following at: http://www.primeline.net/panto/monolog.htm

Good luck.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRAHN BOOTS (R. P. Weston & Bert Lee)
From: AndyG
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 12:53 PM

his is as the song appears in my fourth impression (1981) of
The Stanley Holloway Monologues

(Complete with spelling mistakes, as well as I can copy it.)
NB the many inconsistencies in the writing of the cockney accent which are part of the version I've got.

Also note the is not a true monologue but is partly sung as well as spoken.

Brahn Boots,br. by R.P.Weston and Bert Lee (1940)

Our Aunt Hannah's passed away,
We'd her funeral today,
And it was a posh affair -
Had to have two p'licemen there!

The 'earse was luv'ly all plate glass,
And wot a corfin! oak and brass!
We'd fah-sands weepin', flahers gaore,
But Jim, our cousin - what d'yer fink 'e wore?

Why Brahn boots! I ask yer - brahn boots!
Fancy comin' to a funeral in brahn boots!
I will admit 'e 'ad a nice black tie,
Black finger nails and a nice black eye;

But yer can't see people orf when they die in brahn boots!
And Aunt 'ad been so very good to 'im,
Done all that any muvver could fer 'im,
And Jim, her son, to show his clars

Rolls up to make it all a farce
In brahn boots - I ask yer - brahn boots!
While all the rest
Wore decent black and mourning suits.

I'll own he didn'y seem so gay,
In fact he cried best part the way,
But straight, he reg'lar spoilt our day
Wiv 'is brahn boots.

In the graveyard we left Jim,
None of us satd much to him,
Yus we all give 'im the bird,
Then by accident we 'eard

'E'd given 'is black boots to Jim Small,
A bloke wot 'ad no boots at all,
So p'raps Aunt Hannah doesn't mind
She did like people who was good and kind.

But brahn boots! I ask yer - brahn boots!
Fancy coming to a funeral in brahn boots!
And we could hear the neighbours all remark
`Wot, 'im chief mourner? Wot a bloomin' lark!

`Why 'e looks more like a Bookmaker's clerk - in brahn boots!'
That's why we 'ad to be so rude to 'im,
That's why we never said `Ow do!' to 'im,
We didn't know - he didn't say.

He'd give 'is other boots away.
But brahn boots! I ask yer - brahn boots!
While all the rest
Wore decent black and mourning suits!

But some day up at Heaven's gate
Poor Jim, all nerves will stand and wait
Till an angel whispers `Come in mate,
Where's yer brahn boots?'

AndyG


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRAHN BOOTS (R. P. Weston & Bert Lee)
From: AndyG
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 01:01 PM

No! that's not how I'd write it.

(always, always, pruefrede)

And here's how I'd write it down if it was up me;

Brahn Boots
by R.P.Weston and Bert Lee (1940)

Our Aunt Hannah's passed away,
We'd her funeral today,
And it was a posh affair -
Had to have two p'licemen there!

The 'earse was luv'ly all plate glass,
And wot a corfin! oak and brass!
We'd fah-sands weepin', flahers galore,
But Jim, our cousin - what d'yer fink 'e wore?

Why Brahn boots! I ask yer,
brahn boots!
Fancy comin' to a funeral in brahn boots!
I will admit 'e 'ad a nice black tie,
Black finger nails and a nice black eye;
But yer can't see people orf when they die
In brahn boots!

And Aunt 'ad been so very good to 'im,
Done all that any muvver could fer 'im,
And Jim, her son, to show his clars
Rolls up to make it all a farce

In brahn boots - I ask yer,
brahn boots!
While all the rest
Wore decent black and mourning suits.
I'll own he didn'y seem so gay,
In fact he cried best part the way,
But straight, he reg'lar spoilt our day
Wiv 'is brahn boots.

In the graveyard we left Jim,
None of us satd much to him,
Yus we all give 'im the bird,
Then by accident we 'eard

'E'd given 'is black boots to Jim Small,
A bloke wot 'ad no boots at all,
So p'raps Aunt Hannah doesn't mind
She did like people who was good and kind.

But brahn boots! I ask yer,
brahn boots!
Fancy coming to a funeral in brahn boots!
And we could hear the neighbours all remark
`Wot, 'im chief mourner? Wot a bloomin' lark!
`Why 'e looks more like a Bookmaker's clerk,
in brahn boots!'

That's why we 'ad to be so rude to 'im,
That's why we never said `Ow do!' to 'im,
We didn't know - he didn't say.
He'd give 'is other boots away.

But brahn boots! I ask yer,
brahn boots!
While all the rest
Wore decent black and mourning suits!
But some day up at Heaven's gate
Poor Jim, all nerves will stand and wait
Till an angel whispers `Come in mate,
Where's yer brahn boots?'

^^

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: kendall
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 07:42 AM

David Jones, (the Englishman) recorded this years ago on, I think it was "Songs of exquisite taste". I can't find my copy because Jacqui puts everything in order.
Anyway, this is a great collection done by a master. I believe it is still available from Folk Legacy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Crane Driver
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 07:50 AM

Try this link:

Monologues

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Susan of DT
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 09:03 AM

search for recitation or keyword recitation. We have LOTS of them in the DT.


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