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Lyr Req: (I Only Like) Dancing with Men

GUEST,George Frampton 05 Oct 11 - 12:15 PM
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Richard Bridge 05 Oct 11 - 01:22 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: (I Only Like) Dancing with Men
From: GUEST,George Frampton
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 12:15 PM

Has any 'Catter the words of (I Only Go) Dancing with Men, or put me in touch with its writer Carrie Hogston (Victory MM/Chichester FC)?

I first heard one of the Woodchurch MM sing it. I know I shouldn't want to know more, but the tune is catchy (similar to 'Bless 'Em All) and is a all-round splendid chorus song. The dichotomy lies in that it's a song from a morris man's perspective written by a er-um non-man! Yes, there are 2 YouTube versions on the net, but inaudible where it requires clarity.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (I Only Like) Dancing with Men
From: GUEST,999
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 12:35 PM

chifolksongclub at btinternet dot com

Try there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (I Only Like) Dancing with Men
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 01:05 PM

Carriehog at hotmail dot com.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (I Only Like) Dancing with Men
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 01:22 PM

Well, it's really about a woman's perspective on what a Ring morrisman might say. Victory sing it, so does Hartley, and "LisawotdidIcomeinhereforagain".

I can remember parts of it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (I Only Like) Dancing with Men
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 10:46 AM

You can hear DANCING WITH MEN at YouTube, but it's a "field recording" so the sound quality is not great. Transcribing it might be easier for someone who is already somewhat familiar with the song. I'm not.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (I Only Like) Dancing with Men
From: GUEST,George Frampton
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 11:03 AM

Carrie has emailed me the words. Regrettably, as it's her copyright, it's her prerogative to choose whether to publish them here, not mine.
I was aware of the YouTube broadcastand its quality, thank you, but am yet to compare Carrie's version with Hartley's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (I Only Like) Dancing with Men
From: GUEST,Carrie Swinburne
Date: 01 Aug 14 - 07:31 AM

Hi
the song has been recorded by Victory Morris. we have 2 cd's and it is on the first "heave the lead". it's tagged on at the end as a surprise. the main surprise is no one knows it's there, but its after Hal and toe. they are both available on I tunes and amazon and there's a little sample on you tube as well as I loaded a video montage of pictures.


they're full of self penned stuff and a lot of trad from Victory.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DANCING WITH MEN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 11:21 PM

Here's how I hear it, from a recording on Spotify:


DANCING WITH MEN
As sung by Victory Morris on "Heave the Lead" (2013)

1. We went to a do on a Saturday night.
With stockings and makeup I looked a delight.
I was backless and strapless with frock to the floor.
I pulled on me sling-backs and stood by the door.
Me husband was flat out upon the settee,
The telly full on and the dog on his knee.
He said: "I'm not coming; I don't think I'm well."
But we both knew the reason as this he did yell:

CHORUS: I only like dancing with men.
I only like dancing with men,
For women they tickle and nibble my ear.
I like to clash sticks and drink pints of strong beer.
So leave me at home if you can.
The Psalter(?) Is not in my plan.
I think you're delightful, but smooching is frightful.
I only like dancing with men.

2. We went to Paris for our anniversary.
I was hoping I'd get some romance.
He wined me; he dined me; he really enticed me.
I thought that we might even dance.
Then a lone violin struck a tune that he knew
As we stood on the Bridge of the Sighs.
His hanky he outed; "This time, boys," he shouted,
And jumped in the air with one hell of a cry: CHORUS

3. We went on safari; I thought I'd be safe.
He behaved to the end, and oh, what a relief!
But on the plane home, his ... he found.
I shook as I saw his feet tapping the ground.
And then he stood up, and holding his hankies,
To a male flight attendant he gave a broad smile.
He cried: "Dearest Dicky, hold my hand; this one's tricky."
And I heard their bells ring as they danced down the aisle. CHORUS

4. "Our pearl anniversary, thirteen years wed,
We'll go on a spree up to London," he said.
"We'll walk by the river, perhaps have a beer.
I'll make it a day to remember, my dear."
But on the train after, I heard bells a-ringing.
I heard filthy laughter; I heard chorus singing.
"Don't tell me that's them; that wouldn't be fair!"
But when we got to Waterloo, Victory were there. CHORUS

5. Our marriage is over; it is a distress.
We've gone to the high court to sort out the mess.
The judge listens long to the tale of our woe,
But he's drumming his bench and he's tapping his toe.
When we get to the end, he throws out my case,
And says: "Step aside, woman; let me take your place."
By me husband he stands in his gown and his wig.
They wink and proceed to do a double jig. CHORUS

TAG: I only like dancing,
And leaping and prancing,
And drinking and singing.
I love my bells ringing.
I only like dancing--
The true Morris dancing.
I only like dancing with men.


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