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Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)

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Jim McLean 13 May 18 - 07:01 AM
GUEST,Gallus Moll (away from home!) 13 May 18 - 07:20 AM
Jim McLean 13 May 18 - 07:53 AM
Tattie Bogle 13 May 18 - 03:25 PM
Dave Hanson 14 May 18 - 02:24 AM
Peter the Squeezer 16 May 18 - 02:19 PM
GUEST,Pat Cooksey. 17 May 18 - 05:20 AM
Richard Mellish 17 May 18 - 07:06 AM
Dave Hanson 17 May 18 - 08:06 AM
Richard Mellish 17 May 18 - 08:55 AM
Jim McLean 17 May 18 - 10:55 AM
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Jos 17 May 18 - 11:54 AM
Jim McLean 17 May 18 - 11:55 AM
Jos 17 May 18 - 12:04 PM
Gallus Moll 17 May 18 - 01:15 PM
Jos 17 May 18 - 01:31 PM
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GUEST 19 May 18 - 09:42 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Royal wedding
From: Jim McLean
Date: 13 May 18 - 07:01 AM

I once was a lady who knew her own mind.
I stood up for women and all of mankind.
But along came Prince Harry to make me his bride
So I knelt down before him and swallowed my pride,
    With a toorali oorali oorali ay.

I won't need to wait for a passport like some,
Prince Harry just whispered a word to his mum
Who spoke to Theresa and they all did their bit,
They Windrushed me a passport so now I'm a Brit.
    With a ....

My wedding will cost just a few hundred grand
For horses, policemen and soldiers so grand.
And some of the public will get an invite,
But bring your own picnic for money is tight.
      With a ....

No tax on our bedrooms, you've paid for our rent,
No mortgage or gas bills, not even a cent.
And soon there'll be babies, one, two maybe three.
I won't have to worry for EVERYTHING'S FREE!
                                       
      With a ....

I'll never be Queen, there're too many up front.
Camellia and Catherine both in the hunt.
So maybe I'll move to a wee Scottish glen
For Scotland will be a Republic by then."
      With a ....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll (away from home!)
Date: 13 May 18 - 07:20 AM

Thank you Jim....another great piece of social commmentary to add to your brilliant body of work!
Thank goodness for a counter to all the sycophantic sh*te and union jackism sweeping these islands; less up here than where you are, must be difficult ignoring it all down South!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding
From: Jim McLean
Date: 13 May 18 - 07:53 AM

To be honest, BGM, I'm not really aware of much Royal fervour here in North London, Highgate borders. It's mainly the press and TV who are pushing the wedding, I see nothing in the streets but I wouldn't rule out Windsor!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 May 18 - 03:25 PM

Good to see that ye cannae keep a guid songwriter doon, Jim!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 May 18 - 02:24 AM

Nice one Jim.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 16 May 18 - 02:19 PM

Like it!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: GUEST,Pat Cooksey.
Date: 17 May 18 - 05:20 AM

Nice one Jim.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 17 May 18 - 07:06 AM

Not bad, except for "Prince Harry just whispered a word to his mum".

Tricky: she's been dead for some while. His grandmother however ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 17 May 18 - 08:06 AM

pedant.


Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 17 May 18 - 08:55 AM

I can delight in being a pedant sometimes, but I don't count as pendantry pointing out that Prince Harry's mother is long (sadly) deceased.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 17 May 18 - 10:55 AM

Richard, thanks, your 'dead right' of course!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 17 May 18 - 11:30 AM

Just change Prince Charles for Harry in verse 2.
Thanks again Richard.

I once was a lady who knew her own mind.
I stood up for women and all of mankind.
But along came Prince Harry to make me his bride
So I knelt down before him and swallowed my pride,
    With a toorali oorali oorali ay.

I won't need to wait for a passport like some,
Prince Charles just whispered a word to his mum
Who spoke to Theresa and they all did their bit,
They Windrushed me a passport so now I'm a Brit.
    With a ....

My wedding will cost just a few hundred grand
For horses, policemen and soldiers so grand.
And some of the public will get an invite,
But bring your own picnic for money is tight.
      With a ....

No tax on our bedrooms, you've paid for our rent,
No mortgage or gas bills, not even a cent.
And soon there'll be babies, one, two maybe three.
I won't have to worry for EVERYTHING'S FREE!
                                       
      With a ....

I'll never be Queen, there're too many up front.
Camellia and Catherine both in the hunt.
So maybe I'll move to a wee Scottish glen
For Scotland will be a Republic by then."
      With a ....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jos
Date: 17 May 18 - 11:54 AM

... or keep 'Prince Harry' and change 'mum' to 'gran'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 17 May 18 - 11:55 AM

Gran doesn't rhyme with some, Jos.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jos
Date: 17 May 18 - 12:04 PM

OK, Prince Charles it is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 17 May 18 - 01:15 PM

is it Camellia --- of Camilla?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jos
Date: 17 May 18 - 01:31 PM

Should be Camilla.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Pete MacGregor
Date: 17 May 18 - 02:56 PM

Sorry , I can't get beyond

Ah! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira
les aristocrates à la lanterne!

We're being too nice to these parasites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 17 May 18 - 03:11 PM

Should be Carmilla, as in, ' Carmilla ' by Sheridan Le Fanu, [ Bram Stokers nephew ]

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 17 May 18 - 04:15 PM

It should be Camilla but I'm not very good at Royal names!! I tend to call them by any old name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 17 May 18 - 05:08 PM

Good to see this is provoking more interest as the day approaches!
Though you haven't specified a tune, Jim, it seems to me it fits to "Threshing Machine/Sweet Betsy from Pike".
And just to be completely topical, how about an additional verse re Meghan's Dad's various machinations? Might fit after v2?
"I hoped that my Dad might walk me down the aisle,
But he's let loose the cameras on his new wedding style,
He said it was all done in best of intent,
But now he's in hospital getting his stent.
Toora-loo, etc"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 18 May 18 - 04:09 AM

Tattie Bogle, the tune is Villikins and his Dinah, also know to Scots as "The Wee Magic Stane" and to others as "A Soldier and a Sailer".
As to extra verses, good on ye, but I try to stick to the "truth" (?) and reports about Mr Markle are all hear say based on a PR machine. Who knows, maybe he isn't sick at all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 18 - 09:42 AM

Watched it and the music was superb.

Had a bit of a chuckle though considering the other big events of the day considering Wills being Patron of the FA. Brought to mind a verse of a Glasgow song I think is called "The Wedding". It starts:

"There's a weddin' in a wee church
Tae the side o' Glasgae Greem
Tween a lassie and a sodjer hame on leave
And there's roses and carnations
and white lilies for the bride
and her faither's got the shotgun up his sleeve


One of the verses goes

Will ye tak this wummin tae be
Yer lawful wedded wife
Tae stand by her until the bitter end
Ah for God's sake get a move on
And get this bloody ower
And we'll maybe get a pint afore the game.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: goatfell
Date: 19 May 18 - 11:40 AM

Great song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 19 May 18 - 12:42 PM

Not wishing to venture below the line but to answer the following question which might be a bit confusing for a Yank put by keberoxu:

Subject: RE: BS: of dukes and duchesses
From: keberoxu
Date: 19 May 18 - 12:00 PM

Now all we need is a Duke of Lancaster
and they can re-enact
the War of the Roses.


No need there already is a Duke of Lancaster - She's commonly referred to as The Queen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 May 18 - 03:01 PM

Thanks for the tune info, Jim!
As for "the truth" - who knows?!
Glad to see some other posts on this thread have apparently been removed!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: GUEST,bradfordian
Date: 21 May 18 - 01:09 PM

Taken the liberty of a couple of minor alterations now the event is past tense.
Also replaced republic in last verse for independent because Megs would otherwise have no chance of being a queen. That ok Jim?

Royal wedding (Jim McLean)

I once was a lady who knew her own mind.
I stood up for women and all of mankind.
But along came Prince Harry to make me his bride
So I knelt down before him and swallowed my pride,
    With a toorali oorali oorali ay.

I didn’t have to wait for a passport like some,
Prince Charles just whispered a word to his mum
Who spoke to Theresa and they all did their bit,
They Windrushed me a passport so now I'm a Brit.
    With a toorali oorali oorali ay.

My wedding it cost just a few hundred grand
For horses, policemen and soldiers so grand.
And some of the public they got an invite,
But brought their own picnic for money is tight.
      With a toorali oorali oorali ay.

No tax on our bedrooms, you pay for our rent,
No mortgage or gas bills, not even a cent.
And soon there'll be babies, one, two maybe three.
I won't have to worry for EVERYTHING'S FREE!
With a toorali oorali oorali ay

I'll never be Queen, there're too many up front.
Camilla and Catherine, both in the hunt.
So maybe I'll move to a wee Scottish glen
For Scotland will be independent by then."
      With a toorali oorali oorali ay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 22 May 18 - 03:54 AM

Hi Bradfordian, both words rely on wishes to come true. I'm a Republican and one relies on the other. Either word suits me but Republican is a stronger commitment as far as I am concerned. There may be Independence voters who are not Republicans but they wouldn't like the song anyway.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: banjoman
Date: 22 May 18 - 05:11 AM

It sickens me that we are now getting re-runs of the wedding and no doubt today will be headlined as the first public duty of the "Newlyweds" hosting a garden party at Buck House which I presume we are all paying for.
A great song which fits my sentiments thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 22 May 18 - 06:02 AM

I went through the following exercise with another song on the "Folk History" thread - Errors, misinformation and inaccuracies detailed in italics. I know it the song was written and intended as a bit of a dig but it does show how "folk history" cannot be relied upon, not that this little ditty will have any legs at all - instantly, and thankfully, forgettable.

Jim McLean's Wedding Song

I once was a lady who knew her own mind.
I stood up for women and all of mankind.
But along came Prince Harry to make me his bride
So I knelt down before him and swallowed my pride,
    With a toorali oorali oorali ay.

I won't need to wait for a passport like some,
Prince Charles just whispered a word to his mum
Who spoke to Theresa and they all did their bit,
They Windrushed me a passport so now I'm a Brit.

    With a ....

My wedding will cost just a few hundred grand
For horses, policemen and soldiers so grand.
And some of the public will get an invite,
But bring your own picnic for money is tight.

      With a ....

No tax on our bedrooms, you've paid for our rent,
No mortgage or gas bills, not even a cent.
And soon there'll be babies, one, two maybe three.
I won't have to worry for EVERYTHING'S FREE!

                                       
      With a ....

I'll never be Queen, there're too many up front.
Camellia and Catherine both in the hunt.
So maybe I'll move to a wee Scottish glen
For Scotland will be a Republic by then."
      With a ....

Not really much left of the song that reflects reality, but that was never the intention of the composer of this little ditty.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 22 May 18 - 11:02 AM

I think GUEST:Observer is in denial.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Royal wedding (McLean)
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 22 May 18 - 12:51 PM

Don't think so Jim. Do you want me to take you through them?

1: So I knelt down before him and swallowed my pride

Never happened pure invention and judging by what she said at her speech at the wedding she has clearly declared her intentions.

2: Second Verse
I won't need to wait for a passport like some,
Prince Charles just whispered a word to his mum
Who spoke to Theresa and they all did their bit,
They Windrushed me a passport so now I'm a Brit.


Meghan Markle's application was handled exactly like any other. The BBC did a report on the process the application process was begun in January 2017 - but never mind Jim never let details or the truth interfere with your attempt at humour.

3: Third Verse:
My wedding will cost just a few hundred grand
For horses, policemen and soldiers so grand.
And some of the public will get an invite,
But bring your own picnic for money is tight.


There have only been largely uniformed guestimates of what people think the wedding has cost - none of the costs guessed at have been confirmed by anyone. The major cost centres around security and ignores the fact that all the police and armed forces personnel present would all have been paid whether they were in Windsor or not. The traditional costs for a wedding were met by Prince Charles (Meghan Markle apparently bought her own dress). All 1,200 guests invited to view the wedding from inside the lower ward of Windsor Castle were given a "goodie bag" with a drink and something to eat - some are currently on sale on e-bay for £1,000 according to today's newspapers. Of the figures being bandied about wedding cost £32 million income over £100 million.

4: Fourth Verse:
No tax on our bedrooms, you've paid for our rent,
No mortgage or gas bills, not even a cent.
And soon there'll be babies, one, two maybe three.
I won't have to worry for EVERYTHING'S FREE!


This may come as a great shock to you Jim but, oddly enough, the vast majority of people in the UK do not pay tax on their bedrooms (IIRC you have to be in receipt of housing benefit before that applies). No taxpayer pays a penny for any property either owned by the Royal family, or the Crown Estate. As the entire Royal Family pay tax I dare say they also pay their household bills and everything is as free for them as it is for any other citizen. The total expenses incurred by the entire Royal Family are paid for from the incomes from The Crown Estate, the Duchy of Lancaster and the Duchy of Cornwall (Very transparent, reported annually and fully audited - look them up). Once all those expenses have been met the profits from the Crown Estate, the Duchy of Lancaster and the Duchy of Cornwall are fully taxed and contribute hundreds of millions to the Treasury each year.

5: For Scotland will be a Republic by then."

Dream on - if the SNP went for a second Independence Referendum today, they would suffer a greater defeat than they did in 2014. So far the SNP have failed Scotland miserably a fact that has not escaped the notice of the electorate of Scotland. On Brexit here is an example of the SNP idiocy: Scotland's trade with the rest of the UK is worth just over £50bn, Scotland's trade with the EU is worth £12.4bn - Guess which one the SNP feel is more important to Scotland? You got it the SNP opt for trade with the EU as being more important.

All the above easily checked.


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