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Lyr Req: Sing Us One of the Old Songs

Rumncoke 10 Mar 17 - 06:35 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Mar 17 - 07:18 PM
GUEST 17 Mar 17 - 04:45 PM
GUEST 18 Mar 17 - 06:42 AM
Steve Gardham 18 Mar 17 - 04:04 PM
Joe Offer 18 Mar 17 - 05:34 PM
keberoxu 19 Mar 17 - 03:43 PM
cnd 19 Mar 17 - 05:25 PM
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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 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: Lyr Add: SING US ONE OF THE OLD SONGS
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 11 Feb 18 - 07:50 AM

Lyrics taken from the subsaga site found by cnd:

SING US ONE OF THE OLD SONGS GEORGE

In a gilded hall of music
Sat a bright, expectant crowd
Waiting for the coming singer
Whom they'd hail with praises loud

Years ago, he'd been their idol
How his wit had made them roar!
Now this benefit performance
Kept him from the workhouse door

What a storm of welcome greets him
As he steps upon the stage
But, alas, how sadly altered
What with illness and with age

"I-I c-cannot s-sing t-tonight," he falters
As he speaks, he bows his head
But his speech was interrupted
Someone in the gallery said

CHORUS

Sing us one of the old songs, George
One of the songs we know
Try, old man, do what you can
And we'll let the chorus go
We can't forget what you 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

At this show of recognition
Tears ran down the singer's cheeks
Twice he started, twice he faltered
Neither could he sing nor speak

Maybe twas the glorious triumph
That his memory still could trace
Where he'd shone the best and brightest
In the very self-same place

Well, he knew the doctor's warning
Singing would be fatal now
But the gratitude they'd shown him
Must be recognised somehow

How could he assay to please them?
All his wits were now appalled
As he stood there hesitating
Once again the gallery called

CHORUS

Then, as though a ray of sunshine
Cast a halo round the place
Stood a child before the footlights
With a smiling angel face

"Dad's been ill," she murmured softly
"And if me you will allow
"Just to let him rest this evening
"I will sing for Daddy now?

Then a strain of sweetest music
Wafted o'er the spacious hall

HESITANTLY:
After the ball is over
After the break of dawn
After the dancers' leaving
Da-da...da-da...da da?

MORE CONFIDENTLY:
Many a heart is aching
If you could reach them all
Many a heart that is aching
After? .the ball!

As she bowed her thanks
And left the stage
All eyes in haste were dried
On the night the gallery cried

CHORUS

LFF


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