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Lyr Req: Bovril song

pavane 07 Apr 13 - 06:05 AM
pavane 07 Apr 13 - 06:15 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Apr 13 - 12:05 PM
pavane 10 Apr 13 - 01:33 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bovril song
From: pavane
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 06:05 AM

but does anyone have any information on the following song - further details or a tune would be very helpful :
'She wouldn't call for sherry; she wouldn't call for beer;
She wouldn't call for cham, because she knew 'twould make her queer;
She wouldn't call for brandy, rum, or anything they'd got;
She'd only called for Bovril - hot! hot! hot!'

I did a search and found Bovril, but not this one


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bovril song
From: pavane
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 06:15 AM

Now found here, but more information would be useful http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Archive/March05/Page1.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bovril song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 12:05 PM

From an article "London Music Halls" by F. Anstey, in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 82, No. 488 (New York: Harper and Brothers, Jan., 1891), page 189-190:

After that there was a lady vocalist who informed us in song of her self-denial on a recent occasion when
    "She wouldn't call for sherry; she wouldn't call for beer;
    She wouldn't call for cham, because she knew 'twould make her queer;
    She wouldn't call for brandy, rum, or anything they'd got;
    She only called for Bovril—hot! hot! Hot!"
—a ditty to the moral of which not even the Brick Lane Branch Temperance Association could reasonably take exception.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bovril song
From: pavane
Date: 10 Apr 13 - 01:33 PM

Thanks Jim, but that's the same article as I mentioned already


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