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Lyr Req: Pickled Pork - by Roaring Jelly

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Subject: Pickled Pork - by Roaring Jelly
From: polesden
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 04:56 AM

Anyone know the words of this song?

I think the first line is

You don't get many pimples on a pound of pickled pork


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pickled Pork - by Roaring Jelly
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 02:02 PM

this is an English song from music hall days. Check out recordings by Cosmotheka. burl


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Subject: Lyr Add: PICKLED PORK
From: roopoo
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 02:04 PM

I found the song originally on a cassette put out by BBC Radio Derby called the "Derby Tup". Here goes, bearing in mind this WAS a live performance and the gags were rife!

I've been sent out by the missus
Just to do a bit of shoppin'
In every bloomin' shop
For pickled pork have I been poppin'
I've been in Dunn's the hat shop,
But the wife don't want a bonnet.
She wants a pound of pickled pork
With lots of pimples on it.

But you can't get many pimples on a pound of pickled pork,
Whether it comes from China, or from Asia Minor.
You can go to Pimlico, Chicago or New York,
But you can't get many pimples on a pound of pickled pork.

I stood listening down the street
To several suffragettes a-shoutin'.
I raised me 'at and clapped me 'ands
Each time they started spoutin'.
At last, I says to one old gel,
All eyes and black looks scornin'
"You can get yer man, then get yer vote
Then get let out next mornin'"

But...etc.

(This is where it started to go slightly adrift as the gags seemed to be getting visual, and the next verse (sung extremely slurred) tailed off into slight disarray!)

When I started out this morning
I had sixpence wrapped in paper.
But I've only got three ha'pence now,
The rest has gone in a vapour.
When I get home my stupid (?) little wife
Will start her crockery flinging,

(Pause for gags etc.)

But.... etc.

So that's the best I can do. I think the cassette was originally issued in about 1987, and it was brilliant! It featured others such as Muckram Wakes, Rick Scollins, and Cockersdale to name but a few.

Mouldy

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 1-Dec-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pickled Pork - by Roaring Jelly
From: roopoo
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 04:14 PM

Quick correction: It should be "Carolina", not "Asia Minor" in the chorus. I don't know why my brain keeps insisting on Asia! Perhaps because my husband is currently in Kyrghyzstan!

What are Cosmotheka doing these days? Saw them in 1986 at the Amber Folk Festival. They were brilliant!

mouldy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pickled Pork - by Roaring Jelly
From: polesden
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 06:45 PM

Where is Amber Folk Festival? I know of most UK festivals Sidmouth, Towersey and Whitby etc. is it in the UK? Please tell! By the way Cosmotheka are still performing in UK clubs and Festivals Thanks for the words of the song I requested, do you know the real title of it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pickled Pork - by Roaring Jelly
From: roopoo
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 12:53 AM

Amber folk Festival used to be held about this time in November at Ripley in Derbyshire. I don't know if it is still on, but it isn't that long ago since I last saw an ad. I haven't noticed one for the last couple of years, and I haven't noticed an ad. for it on the South Riding Folk Network News, which would just about cover that area.

I think the song is perhaps "Pimples on a Pound of Pickled Pork". I can't quite remember, but it's something along those lines. I may have a way of finding out. If I do I will tell you. I haven't a clue how the song might end if it wasn't recorded at a live gig, but that is the only version I have heard.

mouldy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pickled Pork - by Roaring Jelly
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 09:22 AM

I heard this song in Bristol in 1974 I don.t know the title But I remember it/ as You won"t find no pimples on a pound of pickled pork Whether you go to Canada or stay in old New York.If you have any luck my Email is cookkj@ omninet.net.au


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pickled Pork - by Roaring Jelly
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 28 May 10 - 04:43 PM

Last verse (better late than never!):

When I started out this morning I had sixpence wrapped in paper,
Now I've only got three ha'pence, the rest has gone in vapour.
When I get home my wife is sure to start the crock'ry flinging;
It's 10 to 1 she'll kill me, then I'll hear the angels singing ...

For younger 'catters, sixpence (6d) is 2.1/2p in new money; three ha'pence is three halfpence, or a penny ha'penny, or 1.1/2d. You can work out the modern value yourself!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pickled Pork - by Roaring Jelly
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 08:03 PM

The British Library, Oxford University, and the National Library of Australia have the sheet music. It is not viewable online, but here is the description:

YOU CAN'T GET MANY PIMPLES ON A POUND OF PICKLED PORK
Words and music by Fred E. Terry
Sydney: J. Albert & Son, c1914
"Sung ... in J.C. Williamson Ltd's pantomime Humpty Dumpty".

Also:
London: Francis, Day & Hunter, [1914]


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