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Lyr Req: It can't be helped it can't be stopped

GUEST,Colin Dickinson 02 Jul 14 - 05:43 AM
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GUEST,CDD 03 Jul 14 - 08:46 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Jul 14 - 01:50 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: It can't be helped it can't be stopped
From: GUEST,Colin Dickinson
Date: 02 Jul 14 - 05:43 AM

Looking for full lyrics of Harry Boardman song.
Wedding toast.
I used to sing it but age and dry rot has crept in.
This I remember:
It can't be helped, it can't be stopped when all is done and said
Whatever comes whatever goes young folk keep getting wed
Old folk may kindly caution them an't marriage woes proclaim
But young uns tek no heed of em they just get wed all't same

I have a wedding 9th August and would like to sing the whole version

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It can't be helped it can't be stopped
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Jul 14 - 05:48 AM

http://forum.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/index.php?/topic/10011-whatever/

That link has the following:



It can't be helped It can't be stopped
When all is done and said
Whatever comes Whatever goes
Young folks keep getting wed

Now folks may kindly caution them
And marriage woes proclaim
But young'uns take no heed of them
They just get wed all t'same

Young chaps get lonely by themselves
And so do woman too
Therefore they go and tie themselves
In knots they can't undo

But still I wish them happiness
In every Sunday way
To t'gradely lad and bonny lass
That's reached their wedding day

May they each have t'others confidence
And may they never clem
May they allways trust each other
Even if t'grocer won't trust them

May all their lives be happiness
One endless toffee moon
No falling out especially if
They're up in a balloon

Here's luck to them Here's joy to them
a board and a bed
May they never know that they were born
Still less that they were wed

And so I end my jolly rhyme
With a wish we all may share
Enough of health, enough of wealth
To newly married pair.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It can't be helped it can't be stopped
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 14 - 09:47 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It can't be helped it can't be stopped
From: GUEST,CDD
Date: 03 Jul 14 - 08:46 AM

Excellent many thanks
Colin


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Subject: Lyr Add: GETTING WED (Charles Allen Clarke)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jul 14 - 01:50 AM

I found this copy, written in dialect, in a Google cache:


GETTING WED
Charles Allen Clarke

It corn't be helped, it corn't be stopped,
When aw is done an' said;
Whatever comes, whatever goes,
Young folk keep getting' wed.

Owd fowks may kindly caution 'em
An' marriage woes proclaim;
But t'young 'uns taks no heed of 'em,
They just get wed aw t'same.

Life is a gie-an'-tak' affair-
A tug twixt peace an' strife;
A mon mun gie hissel away
Whene'r he tak's a wife.

Young chaps feel lonely by theirsels,
So does young women too;
Therefore they go an' tee theirsels
In knots they corn't undo.

The bride's gan away by somebody else-
Well, so I have been towd;
But t'chap mun give hissel, unless
He happens to be sowd.

But still I wish aw happiness
On' mony a sunny way
To th' gradely lad an bonny lass
That's reached their weddin'-day.

May they their temper never lose,
Like plenty does that weds;
An' though they gone an' lost their hearts
May they ne'er lose their yeads.

Let each ha' t'others confidence,
An may they never clem;
May they allus trust each other-e'en
If t' grocer weren't trust them.

May aw their life be good an sweet,
One endless towfymoon;
No fawin'-eaut-especially if
They're up in a balloon.

Here's joy to 'em, here's luck to 'em
At board an' at bed;
May they never know that they are born,
Still less that they are wed!

May they keep till th' end that Eden time
That's coom to 'em today,
An' may aw their troubles be "little uns,"
As th' jolly owd jokes say.

And so I end this jolly rhyme,
In a wish we aw may share, -
Th' best of health, an' enoof o' wealth,
To th' newly-married pair.

Google also indicates that the poem can be found in:

Windmill Land by Allen Clarke, 1933.

A Lancashire Garland of Dialect Prose and Verse edited by G. Halstead Whittaker, 1936.


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