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Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne

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GUEST,bigdaviedoc 05 Dec 11 - 08:12 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bill Copland
From: GUEST,bigdaviedoc
Date: 05 Dec 11 - 08:12 PM

I was at a party at the weekend and we could only remember the chorus to a fantastic parody I think was written by Bill Copland, "You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne". Does anyone hnow it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bill Copland
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Dec 11 - 01:15 PM

This blog says it was sung by Joe MacAtamany at an open mic night in Glasgow on 18 February 2009. That's all I can find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Dec 11 - 01:29 PM

I did hear a parody entitled, You Picked a Fine Time to Leave me Loose Wheel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: Tangledwood
Date: 08 Dec 11 - 03:57 PM

There's a skydivers' version:
You picked a fine time to fail me reserve,
five hundred feet and I'm loosing my nerve.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Dec 11 - 06:28 PM

Please, somebody post this song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 06:51 AM

Shep Woolley has an excellent rewrite , 'A Fine Time' on his CD 'Life in a Blue Suit'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: GUEST,Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 07:23 AM

I seem to remember another parody based on truck driving "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: peregrina
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 09:37 AM

There's a 'Fine time to leave me loose wheel' up on youtube somewhere, written and sung by Ed Pickford at a miner's strike benefit during the early 1980s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: peregrina
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 09:42 AM

here -- a 'country and western song from morpeth'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 12:12 PM

Thanks, peregrina.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: banjoman
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 12:26 PM

The one I know begins:
I was riding quite freely in a flash jensen healey that I'd got on loan from a friend
All my feelings were hazy coz I'd just met this lady and together were off for a (dirty) weekend.
The engine was hummin' my brain it was numbin'
and thats when I dropped a clanger
@cos without knowing when she asked where are we goin'
I told her I was going to Bangor (in Wales)

you picked the wrong time to try for a feel
there's a Panda behind me and he's hot on my heels
His blue light is flasihn'my mind it is crashin'
you picked the wrong time to try for a feel

Crossing the Severn well that where I first saw him
Commin'up fast from behind
Bleu lights all flashin' my mind started crahin
and seven pints came to my mind.

You picked the wrong time to try for a feel etc

Sorry can't recall the last verse but will try


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 01:03 PM

That last is I think You Picked A Fine Time To Try For A Feel. Joe Stead used to sing it at one time. I don't think he wrote it, but I could be wrong. There are several recordings of it on youtube.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 10:01 PM

I've found all the other "You Picked a Fine Time to Leave me Lucille" parody except the one I am looking for. The first couple of lines are,

"At a bar in the Gorbals,
Just doon frae the orange halls,
At a bar room he lay on the flair."

and the chorus goes,

"You picked a fine time to leave me Yvonne,
With the rent over drew and the bank over drawn.
I filled you with Buckfast,
How long would our love last..."

and now i cant even remember the chorus!!

If anyone can help me please post ASAP!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 05:54 AM

Try For a Feel is Shep Wolleys song that I referred to 9th December


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 08:06 AM

There's also a silkie parody, i. e., "You picked a fine time to leave me, you seal!"

Here's my notes from 2004:

To the tune of "Lucille" by H. Bynum and R. Bowling, parody lyrics by Elizabeth Scarborough ©2004
Adaptation by Muriel Doris 2004

You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me, You Seal

Chorus:

You picked a fine time to leave me, you seal
The babe that I bore you just makes my head reel,
He'll only eat kippers, has four lovely flippers,
Likes to dive down to the well for his meal,
You picked a fine time to leave me, you seal


Oh, you are a silkie, or that's what you told me
Though I'd sworn you were a man;
A right comely boy, oh, you gave me much joy, oh,
But I never did understand;
I'd have cause to regret, once you got your feet wet
For a silkie as I've come to know
On hitting the water can swim like an otter
And balance a ball on his nose.

Though we parted friendly, I think you should send me
Some child support, that is my wish;
Since I moved to Ohio, it's so hard, don't you know,
Just to keep that poor kid in fish;
And if I should remarry it must be to some faery
Of silkie descent, or at least
To some understanding and most undemanding
Boy in the employ of Greenpeace.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 12:26 PM

So far as I can recall, Charley has them right, but I also think I remember that the lyrics for "You Seal" were published in Sing Out!, probably some time near the © date (2004) cited. The lyric submittal may have been by the author of the lyric, or it may have been from an "as sung by" version.

I'm quite sure I've got a note on it somewhere, if I could just remember where I was keeping my notes of that kind back then. ...

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Yvonne
From: GUEST,CoriSCapnSkip
Date: 26 Jul 15 - 02:00 AM

Once I found a website with about 25 different parodies of the Lucille song including one about a "loose heel" on a bride's wedding shoes!

I still can't find lyrics for the version I would like to hear--about a realistic fancy dress cow costume and stopping to bend down while taking a short cut across a field with a bull in it. It seems to have been done by the Barron Knights but they did a number of medleys of parodies of popular songs. Anyone know where this might be found? Thanks.


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