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Lyr Req/ADD: Schoolyard Song

GUEST,weasel 23 Apr 12 - 06:41 PM
Bert 24 Apr 12 - 12:09 AM
Snuffy 24 Apr 12 - 03:22 AM
GUEST,Weasel 24 Apr 12 - 08:24 AM
Seayaker 24 Apr 12 - 12:31 PM
Snuffy 24 Apr 12 - 01:57 PM
GUEST,Weasel 24 Apr 12 - 03:55 PM
Joe Offer 25 Apr 12 - 06:44 AM
Weasel 26 Apr 12 - 05:08 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Schoolyard Song
From: GUEST,weasel
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 06:41 PM

Has anybody posted the lyrics to "Schoolyard Song" as sung by Harry Ogden on the LP "Deep Lancashire"? I can't find them anywhere.

(Given that they seem not to come up on any search, it may be because there are copyright implications)

Cheers,

Weasel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schoolyard Song
From: Bert
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 12:09 AM

I've not heard that title Weazy. Do you remember ANY of the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schoolyard Song
From: Snuffy
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 03:22 AM

Is it the one that starts "Our schoolyard's looked over by t' Brookside [something] wall?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schoolyard Song
From: GUEST,Weasel
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 08:24 AM

Yes, Snuffy, that's the one!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schoolyard Song
From: Seayaker
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 12:31 PM

The song is in Folk Songs and Ballads of Lancashire edited by Harry and Lesley Boardman, 1973, Oak Publications.

It is copyright so I wouldn't put the words on the 'net especially as I knew Harry Ogden when I lived in Lancashire.

If you put the title into the search on www.abebooks.com there are some copies for sale


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schoolyard Song
From: Snuffy
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 01:57 PM

In Folk Songs and Ballads of Lancashire it states "Words and tune by Harry Ogden. Copyright: Maypole Music 1972".

The song appears on the "Deep Lancashire" CD, but the original vinyl album was "Owdham Edge" LP.

You can download an MP3 from Amazon for 89p


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schoolyard Song
From: GUEST,Weasel
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 03:55 PM

Thanks very much - I'd guessed that there might be copyright issues.

Cheers,

Weasel


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Subject: ADD: Schoolyard Song (Harry Ogden)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 06:44 AM

SCHOOLYARD SONG
(Harry Ogden)

Our schoolyards looked over by the Brookside mill wall,
And up theer I have to climb, For to fetch back our ball,
Barbed wire won't stop me from climbin' up theer,
When you're brought up by the shed roof, What have you to fear?

Holt's picker-shop's looked over by th' Spodden mill brook,
And down theer at dinner time, if you but chance to look,
You'll find us fishin' for stickle-backs so neat,
An it's worth gettin' larrupin' for 'avin' wet feet.

Our cricket field's looked over by' th' Dublin mill lodge,
In th' tall grass round th' back o' theer we'll hide an' we'll dodge,
An' we'll chuck bricks in th'water, for it's fair gradely fun,
Pretending that we're soldiers an' we've got a big gun.

Or we'll go up to th' Dura to play among th' skips,
We'll build houses or charabangs, for to go to long trips,
Off to Blackpool, or Morecambe, or Southport, we've gone,
But if th' fire—beater catches us, we've not 'alf to run.

If I go down to th' weavin' shed to talk to me mum,
Picker sticks and shuttles seem noisy to some,
But they never bother me for I'm flaid o' nowt,
An' to talk down in th' weavin' shed,
You've no need to shout.

I've never, ever travelled far yet,
But some day I will,
Far away from our house down in th' shade of a mill,
To some foreign country, that's far far away,
But however far I travel, I'm sure I shan't stay.


Words and tune by Harry Ogden, ©Maypole Music, 1973

From Folk Songs & Ballads of Lancashire, compiled and edited by Harry & Lesley Boardman (Oak Publications, 1973) page 39


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Schoolyard Song
From: Weasel
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 05:08 AM

Thanks for that - that clears up a couple of words I couldn't make out,

Cheers,

Weasel


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