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Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily

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Leadfingers 21 Feb 18 - 07:30 PM
Joe Offer 22 Feb 18 - 01:03 AM
Nigel Parsons 22 Feb 18 - 02:27 AM
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Nigel Parsons 22 Feb 18 - 02:39 AM
Leadfingers 22 Feb 18 - 05:03 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Feb 18 - 07:30 PM

I DID post this a while back in the Ladies in a Lavatory thread , with no response , so I thought a new thread might get a result . I have two verses and a chorus , so am looking for extra verses

Oh dear what can the matter be -
Several old ladies nattering happily
They were there from Monday til Saturday ,
Nobody knew they were there

The first ladies name was Elizabeth Humphrey
She sat down and made herself comfy
She revelled in scandal and she set her tongue free
And nobody knew she was there

The next ladies name was Margaret Walters
Her favourite topic was stopping her daughter
From letting the wrong man lead her to the altar
While nobody knew she was there

Any additional verses would be welcome


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Feb 18 - 01:03 AM

So now, Terry, are these lyrics we're supposed to make up, or are we supposed to find them from arcane sources?

Your two verses so far are quite clever.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Feb 18 - 02:27 AM

The third 'lady' there was a 'lady' from Goring,
(as) She told of her life of drinking and whoring.
It was thrilling, exciting, and not the least boring.
She detailed her every affair.

The fourth/next lady there was lady from Hitchen,
As plain as a pikestaff, by no means bewitching,
Her story, alas, was just cursing & bitching.
It made me wish I wasn't there.

The next lady there was a lass from the Gower,
Her fragrance, alas, was not that of a flower,
She really could do with a bath, or a shower.
She sat there polluting the air.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Feb 18 - 02:35 AM

The ladies all sat there were happily nattering,
Making quick comments which sounded quite flattering.
The truth was that each one was taking a battering.
Men wouldn't notice, nor care.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Feb 18 - 02:39 AM

While waiting for Terry to respond to Joe's query, I should point out that those four verses are 'new', not 'found'.

As for that last verse, and comments which sound flattering, it's along the lines of:
"Oh, I've always liked that dress."
Which men hear as:
"That's a nice dress".
Women hear it as:
"Are you still wearing that old thing?".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Feb 18 - 05:03 AM

"My" verses are from the depths of my memory . Mot my work .

Thanks Nigel - Thats a good start


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Feb 18 - 05:17 AM

It seems many more of the 'original' verses have been posted in the earlier thread Ladies in the lavatory linked at the top of the page.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: Lighter
Date: 22 Feb 18 - 11:11 AM

In my experience, the "Nattering Happily" words - along with thoroughly expurgated versions of other well-known "barrack-room ballads" - originated with Bob Cort:

https://www.amazon.com/Eskimo-Nell-Other-Barrack-Ballads/dp/B0049YIV90

Said to have been released in March, 1959.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: leeneia
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 09:44 PM

Which men hear as:
"That's a nice dress".
Women hear it as:
"Are you still wearing that old thing?".
=========
Nigel, I'm a woman, and I don't think that way. Speak for yourself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Ladies Nattering Happily
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 27 Feb 18 - 07:51 PM

Some of my friends have their version of this, but it's "seven" rather than "several". Then one of them wrote her own eighth verse, which goes something like this:

The eighth lady in she was called Phyllis Martin,
She sat on the pan and she couldn't stop farting,
The noise that she made could be heard in Dumbarton,
So everyone knew she was there.


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