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Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can't get rid

GUEST,Fantum 14 Dec 16 - 07:38 AM
Joe Nicholson 14 Dec 16 - 02:14 PM
Joe Offer 14 Dec 16 - 03:09 PM
Leadfingers 14 Dec 16 - 03:54 PM
FreddyHeadey 14 Dec 16 - 05:44 PM
FreddyHeadey 14 Dec 16 - 05:51 PM
GUEST,Fantum 14 Dec 16 - 06:12 PM
FreddyHeadey 14 Dec 16 - 06:23 PM
leeneia 15 Dec 16 - 11:55 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can,t get ri
From: GUEST,Fantum
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 07:38 AM

I am looking for the lyrics to this song. The tune is very close to SAnta Claus is coming to town. Any help appreciated


Fantum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can,t get ri
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 02:14 PM

The line is from a song called Silly Old Fool by Brian Bedford I think


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Subject: ADD (draft): Silly Old Fool (Brian Bedford)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 03:09 PM

Good call, Joe. "Silly Old Fool" is on a 1993 album by Artisan called Breathing Space:Members of Artisan were Brian Bedford, Jacey Bedford and Hilary Spencer.

Here's what I have so far. Can anyone fill in my weak spots?


CHORUS
Silly old fool, look at him there,
Snoring away with his legs on the chair, oh,
Anybody want him? What am I bid?
I won him in a raffle and I can’t get rid.

He’s no great looker, I have to admit,
I’d hide him in a cupboard but I know he wouldn’t fit.
[There?] He stings like a butterfly and bumbles like a bee;
Someone has to love him, [love ???] but why choose me?
CHORUS

When I was a young lass, [trim and neat???]
Along came a prince, and he swept me off my feet;
Then he took me to his castle, had his wicked way,
He’s been sitting [in my ???] ever since that day.
CHORUS

He’s got most of his teeth, and most of his hair;
With very low mileage but an awful lot of wear;
He’s got a funny little habit, I think you ought to know,
But I’d better not tell you ‘cause it really doesn’t show.
CHORUS

He’s a snake, he’s a rat, but he’s cuddly like a Teddy;
Though he eats like a horse, he’s a tiger in the bed,
He is a silly old fool, but what can I do?
I won him, so I’ll keep him; I’m an old fool, too.
CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can't get rid
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 03:54 PM

The U Tube video is not available , but it seems to be on Spotify


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can't get rid
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 05:44 PM

Spotify, Artisan
http://open.spotify.com/track/0gFWlFvg9s8HTmKChFpiPY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can't get rid
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 05:51 PM

Artisan, website, CDs

http://www.artisan-harmony.com/albums.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can't get rid
From: GUEST,Fantum
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 06:12 PM

Thank you all my correspondents the foray into the Mudcat has proved successful once again. One of the lasses in the folk club wants to sing this song and my friend and I are the backing and moral support at least that's the plan. I was tasked with finding the details so it shows how desperate things are.

Joe N
I knew that Mo had the words to this song because I sat next to her in Ugthorpe when she sang it just for you.If the electronic system failed I was going to have to start hunting you through the undergrowth through mutual friends.

Joe O
Thanks Joe for your help it's been a while since we last chatted but you remain as helpful as ever.

To my other correspondents thank you for helping with the music I actually found a second version on you tube. Sadly Spotify hates me, I shall have to take the big guns to them and get one of my grandchildren to sort them out

Regards
Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can't get rid
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 06:23 PM

Fantum, what's your other yt link please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can't get rid
From: leeneia
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 11:55 AM

Stings like a butterfly?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I won him in a raffle and I can't get rid
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 01:06 PM

Yup. Reference to Cassius Clay.


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