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Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs

cnd 19 Mar 17 - 08:36 PM
FreddyHeadey 19 Mar 17 - 08:14 PM
cnd 19 Mar 17 - 05:25 PM
keberoxu 19 Mar 17 - 03:43 PM
Joe Offer 18 Mar 17 - 05:34 PM
Steve Gardham 18 Mar 17 - 04:04 PM
GUEST 18 Mar 17 - 06:42 AM
GUEST 17 Mar 17 - 04:45 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Mar 17 - 07:18 PM
Rumncoke 10 Mar 17 - 06:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs
From: cnd
Date: 19 Mar 17 - 08:36 PM

Here is the site "Good Old Days" but I don't live in Great Britain so I can't listen to it. Maybe one of the Britons can take it down for you

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08hzs4p/the-good-old-days-28021978

To shorten the process for you, this website ( http://subsaga.com/bbc/entertainment/the-good-old-days/43-28-02-1978.html#transcript ) says it starts between 0:31:08 - 0:31:14

Glad you found it Freddy, I couldn't pull up anything. Hopefully the GUEST finds it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 19 Mar 17 - 08:14 PM

re:The Pig Is Dead
mentioned in a quiz dating it as 2016 by Patrick Feeney
http://www.sligotoday.ie/details.php?id=43805 

on YouTube
https://youtu.be/3LO24kJemAI 


but I didn't see anything on his website
http://www.patrickfeeney.ie/music.html 


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs
From: cnd
Date: 19 Mar 17 - 05:25 PM

I'm assuming that GUEST was attempting to find info on that song and put it here. I couldn't find any info on it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs
From: keberoxu
Date: 19 Mar 17 - 03:43 PM

This song's chorus gets quoted in various collections, but the verses are a different matter. Can't find them online.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Mar 17 - 05:34 PM

It's an old song, I guess, Steve....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 18 Mar 17 - 04:04 PM

And the connection is?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 17 - 06:42 AM

SOLDIER ON
THERE LIVED A WIDOW IN OUR TOWN, HER NAME WAS MARY ELLEN BROWNE
EVERY YEAR THAT THE GOOD LORD SENT, SHE REARED A PIG TO PAY THE RENT
SHE HAD ONE SON HER ONLY HOPE, HE WOULD'NT KICK SNOW OFF A ROPE
HE WOULD RARELY RISE BEFORE HALF TEN, THE TALK OF THE TOWN OF BALLYFIN
THE ARMY THEN SHE MADE HIM JOIN, THEY SENT HIM TO A FOREIGN CLIME
AND AS THE BOMBS FELL ALL AROUND, LIKE A DUCK IN THUNDER HE WOULD BE FOUND
NO ONE CARED OR GAVE A DAMN, ABOUT THE BROKEN HEARTED IRISH MAN
SO HE WROTE A LETTER HOME ONE DAY, AND TO HIS MOTHER HE DID SAY
SELL THE PIG AND BAIL ME OUT, I MISS THE BINGO AND THE STOUT
BUT SHE WROTE BACK AND SAID "DEAR JOHN, THE PIG IS DEAD NOW SOLDIER ON"
LIFE WAS TOUGH IN THE DESERT SAND, HOW HE LONGED FOR IRELAND
SO ONCE MORE HE TOOK HIS PEN, AND ASKED HIS MOTHER ONCE AGAIN
SELL THE PIG AND BAIL ME OUT, I MISS THE BINGO AND THE STOUT
BUT SHE WROTE BACK AND SAID "DEAR JOHN, THE PIG IS DEAD, NOW SOLDIER ON"
MRS BROWN TWAS PLAIN TO TELL, WOULD NOT GIVE IN THAT PIG TO SELL
SHE SAVED HIS BACON MANY A TIME, SAYING I WONT BAIL OUT THAT SON OF MINE
EVERY HEN SCRATCH FOR ITSELF, WAS HER REPLY TO HIS REQUEST
THE MOTHER NEVER CHANGED HER SONG, THE PIG IS DEAD NOW SOLDIER ON
SELL THE PIG AND BAIL ME OUT, I MISS THE BINGO AND THE STOUT
BUT SHE WROTE BACK AND SAID "DEAR JOHN, THE PIG IS DEAD NOW SOLDIER ON"
SELL THE PIG AND BAIL ME OUT, I MISS THE BINGO AND THE STOUT
BUT SHE WROTE BACK AND SAID "DEAR JOHN, THE PIG IS DEAD NOW SOLDIER ON"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Mar 17 - 04:45 PM

This song is on the good old days 17 march 2017. Sung by Marti Webb. It should be on iplayer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In a gilded hall of music
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Mar 17 - 07:18 PM

WorldCat.org gives the following description:

[Title:] SING US ONE OF THE OLD SONGS
Words and music by W.B. Kelly and J.H. Woodhouse ; sung by Miss Millie Lindon.
Sheet music published in London by Francis, Day & Hunter, ©1900.

First line: In a gilded hall of music sat a bright expectant crowd.
First line of chorus: Sing us one of the old songs, George.

Copies are held by the University of Oxford and The British Library


By the way, Michael Kilgariff wrote a book called "Sing Us One of the Old Songs: A Guide to Popular Song 1860-1920" (Oxford University Press, 1998).

That's all I could find.


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Subject: Lyr Req: In a gilded hall of music
From: Rumncoke
Date: 10 Mar 17 - 06:35 PM

I've been looking for the full set of words to a song - I know the chorus.
It starts
In a gilded hall of music sat a bright expectant crowd

words and music Kelly and Woodhouse and it was sung by Miss Millie Linden

The chorus is
Sing us one of the old songs George, one of the songs we know
Try old man do what you can
and we'll make the chorus go
We'll not forget how it used to be in the days when life was new
Sing us a song and if you go wrong we'll help to pull you through

I've tried various searches - there are copies in libraries, but nowhere near here. Anyone got access?


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