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Req: poaching song from these few words?-RowDowDow

r.padgett 16 Sep 13 - 03:06 PM
RoyH (Burl) 16 Sep 13 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,Fantum 16 Sep 13 - 07:03 PM
Joe Offer 18 Sep 13 - 03:04 AM
r.padgett 18 Sep 13 - 03:16 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: a poaching song from these few words?
From: r.padgett
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 03:06 PM

A song came to mind the other day whilst musing. It was a poaching song that Gus Grenfell?? used to sing. It went like this:
"It happened on one Friday 2 more miself and Clarkie went out a pheasant hunting in a place we knew was naughty" Anybody know it?

Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a poaching song from these few words?
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 04:15 PM

Blimey Ray, there's a name from the past. Gus Grenfell. I haven't seen him since about 1964 or 65, when I sang at a club in Halifax. I'm trying to remember the name of the pub, but I can't. I do remember it was in a street or road called Luddenden Foot. Gus and his wife had just had a baby daughter whom they named Loveday.   Whatever happened to Gus? He was a well known musician at the time. If anybody reading this knows him, please say Hello from me. Roy Harris.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a poaching song from these few words?
From: GUEST,Fantum
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 07:03 PM

Hello Ray
I have to confess the line about Clarkie did ring a bell and this came up from the DT. It was one of Dave Verril's songs.

Regards Ray


ROW-DOW-DOW

If you will listen for a while a story I will tell you,
And if you don't attention pay I'm sure I can't compel you,
But as you've asked me for to sing I'd better start at once,
I'll tell you how I got six weeks and my mate got two months.

With me, Row-dow-dow,
Fal-the-diddle-loddie,
With me, Row-dow-dow.

It happened on one Monday night, two more myself and Clarkie,
Went out pheasant shooting in a place we knew was narky,
Three keepers rushed upon the spot when guns began to rattle,
And our two mates they done a bunk and left us to the battle.

We tried our best to get away but vain was our endeavour,
We wouldn't have been taken if we all had stuck together,
But both of us was captured and then taken to the lock-ups,
And charged before the magistrate for shooting Goschen's cock-ups.

At ten o'clock next morning to the Town Hall we was taken,
We thought our case would settled be but we were quite mistaken,
For we were both remanded 'til the fourteenth of November,
And if you read the Croyden Times I 'spect you will remember.

When our remand was at an end for Croyden we came steering,
And soon before a magistrate we stood to have our hearing,
The case it was so very clear it didn't want much trying,
And when our time it was note down our wives they started crying.

We asked them to propose a fine but that they would not sanction,
So then we knew our residence would be a public mansion,
The magistrates to me I own they acted like a neighbour,
They let me off with six weeks, Clarkie got two months hard labour.

On the twenty-fourth of December my time it did expire,
When I got out I had some scran that's what I did require,
And when I had a drink of beer I really felt quite merry,
But Clarkie don't get out until the middle of January.

Trad: (Traveller?)
From Jim Eldon / Isla St.Clair
@English @poach @trial @Outlaw
filename[ ROWDOWDW
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Subject: RE: Req: poaching song from these few words?-RowDowDow
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 03:04 AM

Roud has 16 entries for this song.


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Subject: RE: Req: poaching song from these few words?-RowDowDow
From: r.padgett
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 03:16 AM

Well thanks to all for this information and song lyrics!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Req: poaching song from these few words?-RowDowDow
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 07:12 AM

I've sent this message once already. Buggar me if it didn't land. Let's try again.

It's usually called Shooting Goshen's Cocks Up, or some similar title, and you can find it on the following releases:

Musical Traditions. MTCD 320. Here's Luck to a Man: Gypsy Songs & Music from South East England. Shooting Spark's Cocks Up. Jasper Smith.

Topic. 12T 286 LP. Ye Subjects of England. SHOOTING GOSHEN'S COCKS UP. George Maynard.

Topic. TSCD. 672D. Voice of the People_I'm A Romany Rai_Songs by Southern English Gypsy Traditional Singers. The Bold Poachers Wally Fuller         

Musical Traditions. MTCD401-2. Down the Cherry Tree. Shooting Goshen's Cocks Up. George Maynard.

There's doubtless others. EG I'd be surprised if Dan Quinn hasn't recorded it at some time. But that's what I've got for now.


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Subject: RE: Req: poaching song from these few words?-RowDowDow
From: kendall
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 07:36 AM

It reminds me of a line in Arthur McBride.


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