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Tune Req: Later on, later on

GUEST,Terry Moylan 21 May 15 - 03:07 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Later on, later on
From: GUEST,Terry Moylan
Date: 21 May 15 - 03:07 PM

I've come across two songs which I think were written to be sung to pre-existing airs, and I'm trying to locate the airs.
The first has a chorus line "Later on, later on". There was a music-hall song by that name, sung by Slade Murray, around 100 years ago, but I can't locate the music. The verse structure should look like this:

"How lonely we shall all be when we have to leave the scene,
Later on, later on.
Where we waxed so fat on mouldy bread, thin soup and margarine,
Later on, later on.
No more the morning bugle note shall call us out of bed,
The crows and seagulls prancing in derision overhead,
But we'll ne'er forget the naughty things our comrades of them said,
Later on, later on."

The second one has the following chorus:

I'm one of the Curfew birds,
I'm an internee,
O! Loydy, Loydy, George,
See what you've done for me.
You started out to buy a dog,
And only got a pup,
O! Loydy, Loydy, George,
See what you've rounded up.

This seems likely to be a parody on a 'plantation' song, or something by Stephen Foster with a line like "O Lordy, Lordy" or "Lawdy, Lawdy".

Any ideas?


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