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Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)

NormanD 10 Mar 12 - 04:35 PM
beeliner 11 Mar 12 - 03:02 AM
NormanD 11 Mar 12 - 04:15 AM
Young Buchan 11 Mar 12 - 06:07 AM
Dave Hanson 11 Mar 12 - 12:03 PM
Nigel Parsons 11 Mar 12 - 04:32 PM
NormanD 11 Mar 12 - 05:23 PM
banjoman 12 Mar 12 - 07:58 AM
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GUEST,Sgt Wellbeloved 07 May 12 - 01:58 PM
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GUEST,John B 11 Jul 12 - 08:39 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......'
From: NormanD
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 04:35 PM

Not so much a song, more a call and response narration with audience participation.

"There's a house...."

Boo!!

"It's a public house....."

Hooray!!

"They don't sell beer....."

Boo!!

"They give it away...."

Hooray!!

There must be loads of variations. Anyone remember this one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......'
From: beeliner
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 03:02 AM

Yeah, Oscar Brand recorded that on a live performance album on, I'm not sure of the label, I'm thinking ABC/Paramount. He called it "Let's Have a Party", and it went something like this, the live audience supplying the 'boos' and "yays', and not always in agreement:

"We're gonna tear out the whole dam' bar!" ("Boo!")

"Build a new bar!" ("Yay!")

"Six inches deep!" ("Boo!")

"Five miles long!" ("Yay!")

"Soda's gonna be fifty cents a glass!" ("Boo!")

"Whiskey's gonna be FREE!" ("Yay!")

"One to a customer!" ("Boo!")

"Served in buckets!" ("Yay")

"Gonna be no bartenders at our bar!" (Boos and yays)

"Gonna be barmaids!" ("Yay")

"In long dresses!" ("Boo!")

"Made outa cellophane!" ("Yay!")

"There will be no loving on the dancing floor!" ("Boo!")

"And there will be no dancing on the loving floor!" ("Yay!")

Etc., on and on...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: NormanD
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 04:15 AM

I guessed it was an international one, thanks beeliner. Any UK variants, anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: Young Buchan
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 06:07 AM

There's only one barmaid ... (boo!)
... each! (Hurrah)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 12:03 PM

They're building a camp.........boo

A nudist camp............hooray

They're building a wall..........boo

2 foot high...........hooray

ans so on and so forth, we sang this when I was a young soldier many years ago, making it up as we went.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 04:32 PM

I quoted some of this previously (2002) Here
There's a house on the hill.   Boo!
A public house. Hooray!

They don't sell beer,
They give it away.

They don't have glasses,
They use buckets instead

There's holes in the buckets,
To drink out of

There's only one bar,
Five miles long.

There's only one barmaid,
One each that is

The barmaids wear black stockings.
Thats all.

There's a lot more to this story,
But I'm not going to tell you.


Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: NormanD
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 05:23 PM

"There's a lot more to this story,
But I'm not going to tell you."

Boo!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: banjoman
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 07:58 AM

We're gonna build a house

Boo
A Bevy house
It aint gonna sell beer
Boo
Its gonna give it away
Hooray
The barmaids aint gonna wear short skirts
Boo
They aint gonna wear NO skirts
Hooray
Aint gonna be no pint glasses
Boo
Only quart pots
Hooray

etc etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: Joe_F
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 02:00 PM

It is positively forbidden to touch the barmaids' dresses.
Boo!
Because they are made of cellophane.
Hooray!
No swimming in the pool.
Boo!
It is full of beer.
Hooray!
No fornication on the dance floor.
Boo!
And no dancing on the fornication floor.
Hooray!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST,Sgt Wellbeloved
Date: 07 May 12 - 01:58 PM

Version I believe that originated from the Leslie Thomas Virgin Soldiers film spin-offs - I think this was Stand Up Virgin Soldiers

They're building a house...BOOOO!
A public house.....HOORAY!
Only one bar......BOOOOO!
The bar's a mile long...HOORAY!
Only one barmaid...BOOOOO!
With great big tits.........HOORAY!
The barmaids having a baby....BOOOO!
A baby Guinness!...HOORAY!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: Dead Horse
Date: 08 May 12 - 01:42 PM

I think it has been in most British military regiments repertoir since time immoral. Made up as you go along of course.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST,John B
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 08:39 PM

chorus: (between the traditional lines)

Ya Boo, Ya Boo
Ya a stinking Boo
If you like it holler YEH!
If you don;t you holler BOO!



My Dad picked this up when stationed with the Canadian Air Force during WW2 and recited it to us kids when I was younger.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: Bugsy
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 09:10 PM

"They're pulling down the Rose & Crown and building a house" (BOO)

"A Public House" (RAY)

"Only one bar" (BOO)

"A mile Long" (RAY)

"No barmen" (BOO)

"Only barmaids" (RAY

"Only one"   (BOO)

"Each"       (RAY)

"No Glasses' (BOO)

"Only Buckets" (RAY)

"No whiskey sold after hours" (BOO)

"They give it away" (RAY)


I'm sure there were several other lines but the old memory ain't what it used to be.


CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST,Pete Madgett
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 03:26 PM

My dear old Dad's version:
They're building a house
Boo
A public house
Hooray
Only got one bar...
A hundred yards long...
Doesn't sell beer...
They give it away...
No glasses...
Only buckets...
Buckets with holes in...
Only in the top...
No barmen...
Only barmaids...
Only one barmaid...
Each....
Etc etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST,Peter Quinn
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 11:44 AM

I have wanted to be reminded of this for years. My father used to recite it. It could well be military as many contributors suggest but my father, who was very much older than my mother, remembered it from the Manchester music halls of the 1920s.

The only line he had that is not replicated above is:

We close at ten - Boo And open at five past - Hooray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 12:53 PM

The Barmaids all wear tin Knickers

Tin Openers supplied


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST,UMBC Booya
Date: 28 Oct 13 - 06:41 PM

On the ultimate frisbee team at UMBC, named Booya, we have our own variation:

We're gonna build a house! Boo
It's gonna be a party house! Yaaaa
It's gonna have 1 bar! Boooo
A mile long! Yaa
Were gonna throw a small get together! Boo
Of a thousand people! Yaaaa
(Whatever team were playing lets just say Georgetown) Georgetown shows up! Boo
With 100 kegs!
The party gets busted! Boooo
We turn the music louder! Yaa
A cop knocks on the door! Boooo
It's a lady cop! Ya!
She takes down your name! Booooo
And your number! Yaaaa
She takes you in.... Boooo
To her apartment! Yaaaa
She takes out her handcuffs... Booo
Fuzzy handcuffs! Yaaaa
Her husband comes in... Booo
And starts.... Filming? Yaaaa

You put both your balls in her butt, booya!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 29 Oct 13 - 03:14 AM

The version I hear started with
"There's a site down the road...Booooo
A building site.....hooray
They're building a house.....Boooooo
A Public House.... Hooray.....
Only have one bar.....Booooo
A mile long... hooray
Only have one barmaid.....Boooooo
One each.... Hooray
They won't sell beer....Booooo
They'll give it away....Hooray
Won't have glasses...Boooo
Will have buckets instead... Hooray etc etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 10:00 AM

There's a house on the hill .. Boo!!

A public house .. Hooray!!

Only got one bar .. Boo!!

Six bars long .. Hooray!!

They don't sell beer .. Boo!!

They give it away .. Hooray!!

Don't serve it in glasses .. Boo!!

They serve it in barrels .. Hooray!!

It's only got one barmaid .. Boo!!

For every customer .. Hooray!!

The waitresses wear long, dark dresses .. Boo!!

See through .. Hooray!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 02:51 AM

"There's no head on the beer"
Boo
"If you want head, ask your barmaid"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST,James Paterson
Date: 20 Mar 16 - 08:17 AM

There's a house in a hill (Boo)
It's a public house (Hooray!)

They don't sell beer (Boo)
They give it away (Hooray!)

They don't serve beer on glasses (Boo)
They serve it by the bucket (Hooray!)

They've only got one bar (Boo)
It's 5 miles long (Hooray!)

The barmaids have cocks (Boo)
In their mouths (Hooray!)

They've only got one bed (Boo)
It Vibrates (Hooray!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST,Craig
Date: 21 Mar 16 - 07:47 AM

Sang this (or a variant) at a scout camp about 30 years ago. we used a chorus (I am unsure of the tune):


chorus:
Salvation Army, Salvation Army
Put a nickel in the drum save another drunken bum
Salvation Army, Salvation Army
Put a nickel in the drum and save a soul

We're gonna have a party (yay!)
The girls are all going to wear body paint (boo!)
The boys are all bringing paint remover (yay!)

We're gonna have a party (yay!)
The girls are all going to wear tin suits (boo!)
The boys are all bringing can openers (yay!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 05:42 PM

Pulling down
building bigger one
no doors
big holes in the walls
one bar
hundred yards long
dont sell beer
giving it away
one barmaid
each
no glasses
buckets


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 17 - 11:40 AM

Oh, wow, I looked this up because I remembered only the first lines from when we recited this in summer camp. "There's only gonna be one bar in this town (Boo)....a mile long!(Yay)" Thanks to all for posting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'There's a house......' (Boo...Hooray)
From: GUEST,Tyler Gibson
Date: 16 Jun 17 - 04:25 AM

My uncle just died....awwwww
He gave me a house.... yay!!!
It up on a hill....awwww
But it's a public house... yay!!
There was only one bar...awww
A mile long... yay!!!
They didn't serve pints....awwww
Only buckets... yay!!!!
There was a hole in it.... awwwww
To drink out of.... yay!!!!
There was only one barmaid....awwww
For every man.... yay!!!!
She wore glasses...awwww
And nothing else... yay!!
I got taken to jail....awwww
That was full of hookers.... yay!!!
They cost five bucks.....awwww
I had a $20.... yay!!!!
I got out and saw a plant....awwww
A hash plant.... yay!!!
It didn't have any leaves.....awwww
Because I smoked em all.... yay!!!
And that's the end....awwww
Until next week!! Yay!!!


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