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Lyr req: 'Are you working? No, are you?

GUEST,emiaows 26 May 12 - 04:25 PM
Steve Gardham 26 May 12 - 05:45 PM
Bugsy 26 May 12 - 08:12 PM
Splott Man 28 May 12 - 10:37 AM
Scabby Douglas 28 May 12 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,emiaows (Polly) 02 Jun 12 - 10:11 AM
Jim Dixon 03 Jun 12 - 02:54 AM
GUEST 03 Jun 12 - 07:21 AM
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Subject: Lyr & cords req: 'Are you working? No, are you?
From: GUEST,emiaows
Date: 26 May 12 - 04:25 PM

I heard this song on an old cassette years ago and can't find any mention of it anywhere now, I don't know who sang it:-( The only words I can remember are (I believe) the chorus, which is: 'Are you working? No, are you?' (x2). Oh, Oh, everywhere you go, everyone you meet will say 'hello, hello', are you working? No, are you? Three cheers for the red, white and blue' (I can't remember the last two lines). Anyone out there know of this song, I'd really like to restore it for use! thanks...


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 'Are you working? No, are you?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 26 May 12 - 05:45 PM

Try Roy Bailey and/or Home Service.

I have the original sheet music somewhere but I'm offline for some time now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 'Are you working? No, are you?
From: Bugsy
Date: 26 May 12 - 08:12 PM

Are You Working.
(lyrics as heard from Roy Bailey CD, "what you do with what you've got")

Since the world began, of phrases we have had our share.
"Let them eat cake" and"On your bike" and "Lord I do declare"
But now the latest thing you'll hear when you walk down the street,
You can't be up to date if you don't call out when you meet,


Chorus:
Are you working,no are you
Are you working,no are you
Oh, Oh everywhere you go
when you meet a pall you say hello, hello
Are you working, no are you
Three cheers for the red white and blue
Tell me the old old story\
Are you working, no are you

Well Jonesy married Mary Ann and twelve months after that
Something new arrived to liven up the flat
A bonny bouncing baby boy, when he could hardly speak
looked up at his mama and asked in accent rather weak

Chorus...........


Now Katie brown she ran through town the day she finished school
She couoldn't wait to get a job, she knew she was no fool,
But day by day to her dismay there were no jobs about
And passing by the playground you could hear the kids all shout.

Chorus...........

Well back in nineteen twenty two when first this song was sung
There wasn't any work about for my old dad and mum
And now we sit and listen and these words they still are true
WHat do we say to ourkis when they ask of me and you


Chorus......

Hope this helps


Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 'Are you working? No, are you?
From: Splott Man
Date: 28 May 12 - 10:37 AM

Bugsy, the lyrics you posted are the ones I know. I think they may be a slight rewrite by Roy and possibly John K as well.
I can't help with finding the original words though.

Cheers

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 'Are you working? No, are you?
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 28 May 12 - 11:47 AM

Found a link to images of sheet music for this song.


http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview?pi=nla.mus-an6090033-s2-v


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 'Are you working? No, are you?
From: GUEST,emiaows (Polly)
Date: 02 Jun 12 - 10:11 AM

Many thanks for taking time to dig out info on this song...I hope to sing it 'out' soon :-)


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YOU WORKING? (NO! ARE YOU?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 02:54 AM

The original words from the sheet music (see link above):


ARE YOU WORKING? (NO! ARE YOU?)
The sensational catch phrase song
Written and composed by Fred. Sanford, Alec. Kendal, & Jos. Geo. Gilbert.
Sung with great success [in Australia] by Jack Cannot in J. C. Williamson's pantomime "The Forty Thieves"
Copyright 1922 by the Lawrence Wright Music Co., London.

1. Since this world began, of phrases we have had our share:
"What, ho! She bumps," "my old brown son," and "dear old bean," "there's hair!"
But now the latest thing you hear as you walk down the street,
You can't be up to date if you don't cry out as you meet:

CHORUS: Are you working? No! are you?
Are you working? No! are you?
Oh! oh! ev'rywhere you go
When you meet a pal you say hello! hello!
Are you working? No! are you?
Three cheers for the red, white and blue!
Tell me the old, old story.
Are you working? No! are you?

2. Jones got wed to Mary Brown and twelve months after that
Something you know came along to liven up the flat:
A bouncing little baby boy, as soon as he could speak,
Looked up at his papa and exclaimed in accents weak: CHORUS

3. Convict ninety-nine, a perfect gentleman was he.
His one fault it was murder and his cell was number three.
As he stood picking oakum with his poor hands blue and red,
A warder passed and jokingly peeped through the door and said: CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 'Are you working? No, are you?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 07:21 AM

Brilliant! Thank you everyone who helped with this topic:-)


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