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Lyr Req: Spencer the Rodent (parody)

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IRVING THE ROVER
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GUEST,OLDTIMER 07 Jul 12 - 02:01 PM
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MGM·Lion 07 Jul 12 - 02:10 PM
The Sandman 07 Jul 12 - 02:43 PM
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Big Al Whittle 07 Jul 12 - 03:51 PM
Vic Smith 07 Jul 12 - 04:19 PM
Dennis the Elder 07 Jul 12 - 06:57 PM
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Dennis the Elder 02 Feb 13 - 03:12 PM
Jeri 02 Feb 13 - 03:24 PM
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Subject: SPENCER THE RODENT
From: GUEST,OLDTIMER
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 02:01 PM

I have , just now , heard a beautiful song on the wireless , title as above I think .Who was Spencer ,? where did he live ?.Did he write any more beautiful lines like those ?Help please
Oldtimer


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Subject: RE: SPENCER THE RODENT
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 02:05 PM

Are you sure it was not Spencer the Rover?


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Subject: RE: SPENCER THE RODENT
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 02:10 PM

I suspect that was OT's little joke, Den. No doubt he nibbled Great Britain & most parts of Wales.

~M~


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Subject: RE: SPENCER THE RODENT
From: The Sandman
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 02:43 PM

it is a song from the copper family, called spencer the rover.


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Subject: RE: SPENCER THE RODENT
From: Rozza
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 02:47 PM

I've often wondered whether Spencer ended up at the "Cottage of Content" pub at West Melton, near Rotherham. Checked a few records but didn't find anything. I hope he did.

Ruairidh


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Subject: RE: SPENCER THE RODENT
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 02:59 PM

Stanley the Rat, on the other hand,....


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Subject: RE: SPENCER THE RODENT
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 03:51 PM

I ws hoping for something by the Kipper Family or Les Barker.


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Subject: RE: SPENCER THE RODENT
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 04:19 PM

If you travel around North Carolina, you will see posters and adverts in local newspapers saying:-

SPENCER PEST CONTROL
Rodents & Critters


with a phone number.

It made me think of it as "Spencer The Rodent"
(Just checked that this was accurate by locating the website at http://www.spencerpest.com/rodents.html)


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Subject: RE: SPENCER THE RODENT
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 06:57 PM

Rozza, been in the Cottage of Content many times, its a good pub. Never saw any rats, as an
EHO shut a few places down for rat infestations but not that one.


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Subject: RE: Spencer the Rodent
From: GUEST,gazza2
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 12:54 PM

On the third stanza of Spencer the Rodent, if it is in someone's repertoire please let me know before I get to the prittle prattling stories bit!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SPENCER THE RODENT (parody)
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 03:12 PM

Thought "Spencer the Rodent" was a good title for a song, so I amended the original accordingly. Some verses I hardly changed at all.
Sang for the first, and probably last time at Wath Folk Club last Sunday, I think it needs more work.
Any suggestions?

SPENCER THE RODENT

These words were composed for Spencer the Rodent
Who nibbled around Markham and most parts of Wath.
He had been so active, which caused an infestation
And that was the reason he went on the road

In Yorkshire, near Rotherham, he had been up to mischief
Being weary of procreation, he sat down to rest
At Old Moor, Dearne Valley, abstinence he considered
But with bread and cold water he did himself, refresh

It gave him the energy and he made up the time wasted
More sweeter than beer, at the Cottage of Content
But the thoughts of his puppies, lamenting their father
Brought tears to his eyes, which made him lament

The night fast approaching, to the woods he resorted
With woodbine and ivy, his bed for to make
There he dreamt about sighing, lamenting and crying
Go home to your family, and philandering forsake

On the fifth of November, he'd a reason to remember
When first he arrived home, to his family and wife
They stood so surprised, when first he arrived
To behold such a stranger, once more in their sight

His children came around him, with their old ratting stories
With their old ratting stories to drive care away
Now they are united, like birds of one feather
Like bees in one hive, contented they'll stay

So now he is a living, in his cottage contented
With woodbine and roses, growing all around his door
He's as happy as those who have thousands of riches
Contented he'll stay and go a nibbling no more


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Subject: RE: Spencer the Rodent
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 03:24 PM

Not this one:
These words weren't composed by Spencer the rodent
For he is a rodent and he cannot write
And I think this song will be shorter than long
For I plan to catch him in my mouse trap tonight


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Subject: RE: Spencer the Rodent
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 03:28 PM

Thats why they were composed FOR Spencer the Rodent Jeri.
He was clever, but not that clever.


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Subject: RE: Spencer the Rodent
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 08:08 PM

Sid Kipper does have a song called Spencer the Wild Rover, which is in the DT. It's a sort of cross between StR and Wild Rover. No rats in it though!
So I guess Spencer the Rodent is just a poor warfarin stranger?


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Subject: RE: Spencer the Rodent
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 10:40 PM

Dennis-

Excellent work. I love songs that fill in the gaps of our folk music repertoire.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Spencer the Rodent
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 07:31 AM

Thanks Charley for your encouragement.


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