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Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould

GUEST,Charles Macfarlane 27 Apr 12 - 11:26 AM
mikesamwild 27 Apr 12 - 11:40 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Apr 12 - 12:41 PM
Snuffy 27 Apr 12 - 12:44 PM
Leadfingers 27 Apr 12 - 12:59 PM
GUEST,Charles Macfarlane 27 Apr 12 - 02:13 PM
Richard Mellish 27 Apr 12 - 06:52 PM
Leadfingers 27 Apr 12 - 07:30 PM
GUEST,Charles Macfarlane 28 Apr 12 - 07:12 AM
Tim Leaning 28 Apr 12 - 01:52 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: GUEST,Charles Macfarlane
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 11:26 AM

When I frequented the club and festival sing-a-rounds in the late 80s, I quite often heard a guy whose name, I think, was Dave Gould (I do NOT mean Dave Goulder, the writer of the fine song "The January Man" and many railway songs). IIRC, Dave Gould's wife had a wheelchair, and ISTR also reading that he died some years ago from a heart attack while driving them home, his wife managing somehow to bring the car to a halt safely.

Dave Gould often sang military songs such as "Well Never Mind". I once heard him sing, to the tune of March Of The Gladiators or something similarly appropriate, some hilarious Latin doggerel.

Can anyone point me to any source for this Latin doggerel or any other of his songs? Did he write any of them down anywhere? Does anyone have any recordings made of sing-a-rounds in which he participated, etc?

Please reply here or in private via the contact address on my website:
Charles Macfarlane


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: mikesamwild
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 11:40 AM

Tom Boulding lanflord of Fagan's the famous session pub in Sheffield sings it. I'm a roman gladiator , six foot tall in my respirator. I wear sandlas and blue bangles , I've got a box of Roman candles.

Sinister, dexter, sinister , dexter etc.

Is that the one? Wes ang it in the scouts in the 50s


I also like Old McDonald in dog Latin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 12:41 PM

Micca sings the Gladiator song, could be that one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: Snuffy
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 12:44 PM

Are you sure it wasn't Dave Houlden, who wrote this THE ROMAN GLADIATOR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 12:59 PM

The man you heard was Dave Houlden , late Chairman of Maidenhead Folk Club , and a Superb Parodst . The Gladiaor song was only partly his being originally written WAY back bt one Bruce Campbell with verses added by Mister Houlden AND David Blagove so is NOT in The Dave Houlden Song Book .
However the lyrics are available in this Thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: GUEST,Charles Macfarlane
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 02:13 PM

Thanks for all the replies ...

> Tom Boulding lanflord of Fagan's the famous session pub in Sheffield
> sings it. I'm a roman gladiator , six foot tall in my respirator. I
> wear sandlas and blue bangles , I've got a box of Roman candles.
>
> Sinister, dexter, sinister , dexter etc.
>
> Is that the one?

No, I don't think so, but it sounds promising!

> The man you heard was Dave Houlden , late Chairman of Maidenhead
> Folk Club , and a Superb Parodst . The Gladiaor song was only
> partly his being originally written WAY back bt one Bruce Campbell
> with verses added by Mister Houlden AND David Blagove so is NOT in
> The Dave Houlden Song Book .
>
> However the lyrics are available in this Thread

Yes, I think that must be the one, it certainly fits March Of The Gladiators, though I remember it has having more nonsense Latin in it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 06:52 PM

And then there was "Auntie" Beryl's spoof of the gladiator song, of which I recall only the chorus:
I'm glad, glad, very very glad
I sleep with a gladiator.
Ancient Rome, that's my home,
Knocking shop by the Hippodrome.
I'm glad, glad, very very glad
That it's not against the law.
My aunt Bess was a High Priestess,
And she made me a Roman whore.

Anyone have the rest?

Richard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 07:30 PM

RNT Beryl did have some excellent stuff , which No one seems to have collected since she died ! And she knew Dave H too !!
I am informed that The Dave Houlden Song Book will soon be avalable for download on the Maidenhead Folk Club Web Site , with a request for donations to British Heart Foundation for every Item Stolen .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: GUEST,Charles Macfarlane
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 07:12 AM

Now that my original question has been answered so unexpectedly easily, perhaps for useful future reference we should turn this thread into a listing of Latin related spoofs, by each of us mentioning the ones that we know of, giving the original tune name and the lyrics where known and not subject to copyright.

Besides the Dave Houlden one (thanks for the name correction), I always remember The Kippers' "Awayday" sung to the tune of Guadete ...

http://justintuijl.com/kipperfamily/lyrics/lyrics5.php

... but those are not quite the same words as those I heard in Beverley one year (I hope they don't mind me giving them here) ...

Chorus
Away day, away day, loco in transit
Omnibus, St Pancreas, away day
Away day, away day, loco in transit
Omnibus, St Pancreas, away day

Cleopatra virginae, terra incognito
in loco parentis Caesar multi Kama Sutra

Troilus et Cressida, con Homo Erectus
Strangulated hernia, coitus interruptus

Cosa Nostradamus est in video nasty
In Dramatis Personae My Little Pony

Romulus et Remus, in flagrante delicto
Honi soit qui mal y pense, Harry Belafonte


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latin Doggerel Sung By Dave Gould
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 01:52 PM

I heard a chap singing old mcDonalds farm in latin 2 years back that was funny ..


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