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Lyr Req: The Blind (Foster and Allen)

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Holly Tannen 13 May 97 - 02:25 AM
Bobby O'Brien 13 May 97 - 07:28 AM
Holly Tannen 14 May 97 - 03:07 AM
Bobby O'Brien 15 May 97 - 08:13 AM
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Jim Dixon 22 Jun 11 - 11:18 AM
Jim Dixon 22 Jun 11 - 11:21 AM
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Subject: Come in and Pull Down the Blinds
From: Holly Tannen
Date: 13 May 97 - 02:25 AM

Yo! One of my readers has been looking for tune and words to a song that goes "Remember when you were young yourself/ Come in and pull down the blinds."

Anyone? I"ll credit you in the SONGFINDER if you let me have your full name. Best, Holly


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BLIND (from Foster & Allen)
From: Bobby O'Brien
Date: 13 May 97 - 07:28 AM

This little ditty, recorded by Foster and Allen, then by
Brendan Shine, is simply called "The Blind"

If ever you go on a railway train,
Well, don't look out of the window pane,
For I was in the carriage once and did it to my regret.
This is what happened to me:
Well, this old devil he said to me,
"Would you look out the window and see if the train is coming yet?"
So I looked out of the window.
Me hat did blow away.
Then I leaned out to get it
In an idiotic way.
Me pants were tight and they bursted.
The passenger sat behind
Said, "I see those little short shorts you've got.
You'd better pull down the blind".
The other night at 12 o'clock
I was given a hell of a shock
When out the back yard clearly
I heard a terrible row.
Me wife said, "It's a German band
Coming to drive us off the land."
Then I looked out the window
And I heard a faint "Meow, meow."
Yes, I looked out of the window
And saw a cat below.
He was making quare arrangements
With the ginger cat next door.
I drownded him with water.
Me wife "You're unkind!
You did it yourself when you were young.
You better pull down the blind!"

We live in a narrow street.
Across the road is just eight feet.
When I look out the window,
I see into the house inside.
So I looked out of the window
And saw a room with light,
And there I saw a big fat dame
Retiring for the night.
First she pulled down her knickers,
And then she changed her mind.
She was pullin' 'em up and pullin' 'em down
And forgot to pull down the blind!


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Subject: RE: Come in and Pull Down the Blinds
From: Holly Tannen
Date: 14 May 97 - 03:07 AM

Thanks, Bobby! I'd thought it was going to be a sentimental Victorian song. I'll print your answer, including some of the words, in Sing Out. Is it a Music Hall song? Do you have first names for Foster and Allen?


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Subject: RE: Come in and Pull Down the Blinds
From: Bobby O'Brien
Date: 15 May 97 - 08:13 AM

Yes, it's Mick Foster and Tony Allen, and if you want a tape of the song Id be happy to send you one so you know the melody of it.

Leave me your address on my email: kincasslagh@worldnet.att.net

Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Come in and Pull Down the Blinds
From: GUEST,the3oaks'EIRCOM.NET
Date: 27 Dec 10 - 09:10 AM

ANYONE HAVE THE MELODY OF COME IN AND PULL DOWN THR BLIND


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Subject: Lyr Req: THE BLIND (Foster and Allen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 11:18 AM

I listened to the recording at YouTube and made corrections to the lyrics that Bobby O'Brien posted above. Note there is one whole verse that Bobby omitted:


THE BLIND
As sung by Foster & Allen

If ever you go on a railway train, well, don't look out of the window pane,
For I was in the carriage once, and I did it to my regret.
This is what happened, you see: well, this old packet(?) she says to me,
"Will you look out the window and see if the train is started yet?"
So I looked out of the window. Me hat it blew away,
And I leant out to get it in an idiotic way.
Me pants were tight and they bursted. The passenger sat behind.
"I see with that little short shirt you've got, you better pull down the blind".

Then another day I went on a railway train to Kent,
And on the seat in front of me a lad and lassie sat.
I felt rather out of place; I read the paper to hide me face.
When the lad kissed the girl, sure I could not take that.
So I looked out of the window, and they began to spoon.
They were just like a couple startin' on their honeymoon.
Then the fellow he said to me, "Would you ever be so kind?
The sun is too hot for me, old stot(?). You'd better pull down the blind."

The other night at twelve o'clock, well, I was given a hell of a shock,
For there below in our back yard I heard a terrible row.
Me wife says, "It's a German band coming to drive us out of the land."
And I says, "It's an earthquake" and I heard a faint "Meow, meow."
So I looked out of the window; I spied our cat below.
He was making queer arrangements with a ginger cat next door.
I drownded him with water; me wife says, "You're unkind!
You done it yourself when you were young. You better pull down the blind!"

We live in a narrow street. Across the road is just ten feet.
When I look out of the window, I see into the house outside.
So I looked out of the window; I spied a bit of light,
And there I sees a big fat dame retiring for the night.
First she took down her garments, and then she changed her mind.
She was pullin' it up and pullin' it down and forgot to pull down the blind!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Blind (Foster and Allen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 11:21 AM

The song is already in the DT under the title COME IN AND PULL DOWN THE BLINDS. No doubt the lyrics were copied from the version that Bobby O'Brien posted above, errors and all.


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