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Lyr Add: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (MacConnell)

GUEST,Chordstrangler sans cookie 30 Sep 13 - 07:28 AM
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Subject: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Chordstrangler sans cookie
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 07:28 AM

Delighted to report that my hopefully comic song "The ballad of Lidil and Aldi" has achieved over 30'000 You Tube hits in less than a week. It's undoubtedly a hell of a vehicle for getting a song out there...M


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 07:30 AM

Lidl and Adli perhaps?


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Chord strangler
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 07:34 AM

Yes. Slip of the finger...M


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 07:48 AM

Mick,



Fab song, I added it to this thread.cfm?threadid=68349#reply
thread last week

Lidl & Aldi


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Will Fly
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 08:10 AM

Wondrous - loved it!


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 09:23 AM

Direct link to The Ballad of Lidl & Aldi - Mick McConnell

Hi Mickey- I spent some time the other evening writing out the lyrics from the video for my own use- is it OK if I post them to this thread?

Great fun!


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Chord strangler
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 09:33 AM

Sure Noreen and thanks


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Johnny J
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 09:41 AM

Great song, Mick.

Just shared it with one or two more...


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BALLAD OF LIDL AND ALDI
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 09:51 AM

THE BALLAD OF LIDL AND ALDI
(Mickey MacConnell)

Well the wife she broke her ankle when she tumbled off the bike
Leaving me to do the housework, a job I never liked
And doing the weekly shopping seemed a dreadful chore to me
'Til I discovered LidldiAldi, LidldiAldi LidldiAldi Lidldidee.
Now I just can't wait for Thursdays when the specials go on view
I'm the first man to the trolleys; I'm the first man in the queue
For now I know what women mean about retail therapy
It's LidldiAldi, LidldiAldi LidldiAldi Lidldidee.

Its angle grinders and black puddings and a pot of German jam
A lump of heavy bacon and a wet suit from Japan
And a pack of streaky rashers, a crate of Russian stout
And a portable generator just in case the lights go out
Alloy wheels and windscreen wipers and a bag of Rooster spuds
An inflatable rubber dinghy to help survive the floods
Spanners, sockets and fish fingers, they're so cheap they're damn near free
At LidldiAldi, LidldiAldi, LidldiAldi, Lidldidee.

Now there's welding rods and prime organic beef to make a hearty stew
A hiking staff and spiky boots for climbing Kathmandu
Big heads of curly cabbage to make you eat your fill
Sledgehammers and bananas and a lovely cordless drill
And there's hatchets and hamburgers and there's tins of beans and peas
And a petrol driven chainsaw for cutting bits off trees
Strimmers, sabres, saws and sausages, computers and TVs
At LidldiAldi, LidldiAldi LidldiAldi Lidldidee.

Now the wife has gone ballistic, marriage heading for the rocks
With her crutches and her shopping bag now she's hobbling round the shops
And she's cut up all me credit cards, I'm sad as sad can be
No more Aldi LidldiAldi, no more Lidldidee for me.
For the shed is full of plastic shit I didn't really want
And the gardens full of furniture and the house is full of plants
And I'm living in the doghouse; Rover, Fido, Shep and me
Because of Aldi LidldiAldi LidldiAldi Lidldidee.

So no more angle grinders nor black puddings, no more pots of German jam
No lumps of heavy bacon, no more wet suits from Japan
No packs of streaky rashers, and I'll have to do without
Another portable generator just in case the lights go out
No alloy wheels, no windscreen wipers, no bags of Rooster spuds
No inflatable rubber dinghies to help survive the floods
For I am living in the doghouse I'm as sad as sad can be,
No more Aldi LidldiAldi, no more Lidldidee for me!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL7jyXCQ2Zc


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 09:57 AM

Could find a rhyme for Netto huh?
(;-}}

Financial Ghetto?

PoundStretcher
Fletcher

(just taking the 99p)


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Chord strangler
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 10:43 AM

Just one tiny correction.. It should be "hairy bacon" rather than heavy....M.


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 11:58 AM

Ah- of course! *grin*


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Fergie
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 01:48 PM

Ah yes Hairy Bacon; I love it. Well done Micky. You'll have to come to the Góilín and sing it for us.

Fergus


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 02:00 PM

Cracking song !

Do you mind if I add it my repertoire?


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: greg stephens
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 02:11 PM

great song altogether


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Mr Happy
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 03:41 AM

Noreen,

Ta for the words, 'll save all a big chore!


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Noreen
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 08:00 AM

:)
I get the feeling that Mickey is quite tickled about 'going viral' at this stage in his career :)


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: cooperman
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 09:13 AM

Brilliant - this should be a big hit!!


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Learaí na Láibe
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 09:34 AM

Dowtcha Mick Biy. Great stuff altogether.

Well, shag it I had just spent precious time trying to type out the words from the video, when I saw Noreen's post with the lyrics. Thanks Noreen anyway - there were a few bits I couldn't make out and you solved the problem for me.

Now what am I going to do with all the rubbish I've accumulated in the garage in the last few years since Lidl and Aldi arrived?


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 06:33 PM

From 30,000 to 61,208 hits in two further days- and it's come back to be from other people.

Really taken off!


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Penny S.
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 06:43 PM

That's brilliant.

I spent too much this week on Christmas goodies and decorating materials! And duplicates of pie fillings that I already had stocks of. And Italian biscuits. To join the stash of Greek biscuits. And Swedish biscuits.

I do have a rule that I won't buy anything that I won't need, but it's possible to draw that line an awfully long way out.

Penny


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Emily
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 06:57 PM

Great song Mickey. I expect Sean and my Frank are having a little chuckle listening to it. Both would be very proud of you.


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 08:20 PM

A wonderful song, Mickey. How I envy you your ability to write with rhythm and rhyme.

As an American, I've been in Aldi stores, but I had never heard of Lidl. I think if Germans start supermarket chains named Lidl and Aldi, then they have only themselves to blame when an Irishman comes along and writes a chorus that goes lidl-dee-aldi.


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 10:01 PM

Great song. It's the Lidl things that makes a house a Home!


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 10:29 PM

brilliant! & leeneia is right - I wonder when someone will ask for the meaning of that strange old Irish chorus lidl-dee-aldi.

sandra (who also shops at Aldi)


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 09:59 AM

Loved this song. Sent it to my sister, who passed it on to her two daughters (all in Scotland) She was amazed at how Mickey remembers all the words so glibly. We have both Aldi and Lidl here in Norfolk. My neighbour calls it 'Lidl's for diddles' (meaning a rip-off) Only trouble with this song is, it stays in your head for days. I've been 'Lidl-dee-Aldi' ing all over the house, it gets the housework done cheerily.


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Chord strangler
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 08:24 PM

Thanks for the kind remarks. I'm totally astonished and delighted with the reaction...M


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 06:00 AM

calls it 'Lidl's for diddles' (meaning a rip-off)

I'm astonished that your neighbour has such a poor opinion of Lidl.

I've always found their wares of good quality & reasonably priced


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 09:21 AM

Mr Happy, I think they're brilliant, but I reckon my neighbour, like the song, has bought loads of daft stuff she didn't need, and blames the store, not herself! I've had some super things from there; they had a 'stationery' day and I got lovely decorative notebooks, sets of coloured pencils, folders and file-systems etc, all good for stocking fillers, and costing just pennies. Another time, a 'bedding' day, I got a sturdy pure cotton duvet cover made in Germany which has been much admired. I also like their vegetables at half the price of other supermarkets. As with any shop, you have to pick and choose. I'm STILL singing Lidl-dee-Aldi in my head, I'm not sure how to get rid of it!


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 09:38 AM

Aldi's good too, but I like Lidl better - more exotic stuff - riding tack, fishing reels, assorted picture hooks, lovely food, the lis is endless!


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Subject: RE: The ballad of Lidil and Aldi
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 10:15 AM

Funny song indeed. The topic as such is not new, but the "Irish" chorus is the real punchline. The two companies, and Germans generally, can feel flattered.

According to Diogenes Laertius, Socrates used to exclaim at the market: "How many things exist that I can do without!" Anonymous variant: "There are so many cheap things, that you save a lot of money if you don't buy them!"


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Subject: RE: ADD: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (M. MacConnell)
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 05:48 PM

I'm reminded a little of the old song "The Old Bazaar in Cairo" in which all sorts of daft items for sale are listed. I just adore cut-price stores like QD and Poundland, 99p Stores etc. If you don't have much spare cash, you can still have some Retail Therapy (as Micky sings) I can never resist plastic storage containers, cheap teatowels or scouring pads. Everybody loves a bargain! Do you think it's due to our hunter-gatherer origins?


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Subject: Lyr Add: DEVLIN'S GENERAL STORE (John Warner)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 08:13 PM

for Eliza

DEVLIN'S GENERAL STORE
words: © John Warner 19/10/93
tune: John Warner/Margaret Walters

Where can I get a cross-cut saw?
Devlin's General Store.
You can get a cross-cut saw
And anything else you're looking for,
It's been there since '94,
Has Devlin's General Store.

Where can I go to collect me mail?
Devlin's General Store
There you can collect your mail
That came from Melbourne town by rail
You can get a cross-cut saw [etc]

Where can I get a dozen eggs?
Devlin's General Store
You can get a dozen eggs
A washing line, some dolly pegs
There you can collect your mail [etc]

[And so on until the last verse:]

Where can I get some sly grog, mate?
Devlin's General Store,
You can get some sly grog, mate,
We just sold some to the magistrate,
* You can get a length of fuse
Several types from which to choose
You can get some gelignite,
Samsonite or dynamite,
* You can get some 12 gauge shot,
Powder, wadding, they've got the lot
You can get a liquorice strap,
A tupenny bunger, a rabbit trap,
You can get a carbide lamp,
A miner's pick or a ha'penny stamp,
You can get a set of spurs,
Flannel underwear, his or hers,
You can get a dozen eggs,
A washing line, some dolly pegs,
There you can collect your mail
That came from Melbourne town by rail,

You can get a cross-cut saw,
And anything else you're looking for,
It's been there since '94,
Has Devlin's General Store.

===========

John Warner - lyrics

tupenny bunger = loud firework, costing 2 pennies in the Good Old Days
tuppeny bungers in the Good Old DAys


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Subject: RE: ADD: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (M. MacConnell)
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 05 Oct 13 - 12:54 AM

Cracking song, Mickey, and since we're starting to get Lidl and Aldi stores here in the U.S. I wouldn't be surprised to hear it sung over here....starting with meself! Great job, sir.


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Subject: RE: ADD: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (M. MacConnell)
From: GUEST,Chord strangler
Date: 05 Oct 13 - 10:01 AM

Seamus, that would be the icing on the cake😄


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Subject: RE: ADD: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (M. MacConnell)
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 06 Oct 13 - 03:23 AM

Things are going from good to besterest here on the Isle of White. Eventually we got a Screwfix only to be followed just a few months later by Toolstation just yards away. We have had a Lidl for a few years and now, only last week, a new Aldi store opened. I'm going to have to buy another shed!


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Subject: RE: ADD: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (M. MacConnell)
From: Noreen
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 05:29 PM

136,706 :)


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Subject: RE: ADD: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (M. MacConnell)
From: Ritchie
Date: 23 Oct 13 - 04:50 PM

really good song Mickey, no wonder your granddaughter is so proud of you ;-)

here's a link (I hope) to another clever song.

http://youtu.be/RKsGKERivTQ


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Subject: RE: ADD: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (M. MacConnell)
From: Rumncoke
Date: 23 Oct 13 - 06:54 PM

They are taking over - liddle by liddle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (MacConnell)
From: GUEST,Sharen
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 03:44 AM

I've been trying to wrack my brains as to which tune/song this is sung to. Can you help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (MacConnell)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 04:39 AM

"The Cuckoo's Nest"?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ballad of Lidil and Aldi (MacConnell)
From: GUEST,skindiver
Date: 05 Dec 13 - 07:58 AM

This is one of these 'why didn't someone think of this years ago'? songs. Really true to life and everyone will relate to it! What key is it in and what chords? I'm not great at 'hearing' chord/keys?


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