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Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But

Jim Dixon 21 Aug 18 - 07:25 PM
Jim Dixon 21 Aug 18 - 08:26 PM
BobL 22 Aug 18 - 02:42 AM
G-Force 22 Aug 18 - 05:30 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 22 Aug 18 - 05:45 AM
Nigel Parsons 22 Aug 18 - 07:35 AM
Bob the Postman 22 Aug 18 - 03:37 PM
Jim Dixon 22 Aug 18 - 05:11 PM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 23 Aug 18 - 04:08 AM
Joe_F 23 Aug 18 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,Gerry 24 Aug 18 - 05:47 AM
GUEST,Derrick 24 Aug 18 - 05:58 AM
Nigel Parsons 24 Aug 18 - 06:36 AM
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Mr Red 29 Aug 18 - 04:13 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE WAS ONLY A POSTMASTER'S DAUGHTER, BUT
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 07:25 PM

SHE WAS ONLY A POSTMASTER'S DAUGHTER, BUT—
Words, Jack Jevon; music, Hal Dolphe, Emdey Wolfe & Lola Gordon; ©1932.
As recorded by Roy Leslie (as Leslie Holmes), found on YouTube:

[Part 1]

Many girls I’ve met whom I can’t forget,
Little bits of nonsense who were all the world to me:
Ladies big and small, ladies short and tall,
From Hong Kong and ... to merry gay Paree,
Fat girls, thin girls, girls as sweet as sweet.
Listen while their stories I repeat:

She was only a postmaster's daughter, and I met her in the Strand.
She gave me a glad optic, so I took that girl in hand.
We cuddled in the darkness, and that baby wasn't stale.
She was only a postmaster's daughter, but she knew how to handle a mail.

She was only a dressmaker’s daughter, and we met in the Old Kent Road.
She said that she was sleepy, so we went to her abode.
She showed me all her mending, all her hats and pants and coats.
She was only a dressmaker’s daughter, but she knew how to sew wild oats.

She was only a pork butcher’s daughter and we met at Golder’s Green.
Her figure was entrancing, and by golly, I was keen!
She asked me for some money as we sat upon a seat.
She was only a pork butcher’s daughter but she couldn’t make both ends meat.

She was only a scoutmaster's daughter, and we met in Seven Dials.
I was driving a two-seater, and she gave me thrilling smiles.
I whispered, "Like to drive her?" and she quickly jumped inside.
She was only a scoutmaster's daughter, but couldn't that little girl guide!

[Part 2]

Here’s the second part; it’s a funny part.
Yes, it’s even better than the one you heard before.
If you want to smile, listen for a while.
Send the wife out shopping while you barricade the door.
Ev’ryone should learn this little song.
The words are cute and the chorus isn’t long.

She was only a magistrate's daughter, and I met her near the court.
Ten minutes in the darkness and I knew she was a sport.
She was so very pleasing that I had to kiss the wench.
She was only a magistrate's daughter, but she knew what to do on the bench.

She was only a traffic cop's daughter, and we met upon the hill.
She was woolly, wild and wicked, and she gave me quite a thrill.
We wandered o'er the meadows and she told me of her pop.
She was only a traffic cop's daughter, but she just couldn't get me to stop.

She was only a bus driver’s daughter; where we met Lord only knows.
She was fitted out completely with this and these and those.
We drove in her two-seater with so many skids and swerves.
She was only a bus driver’s daughter but Kaye Don couldn’t equal her curves.

She was only an actress’s daughter and I met her in the wings—
A snappy little lady with all the cutest things.
I guessed without her telling that she loved the acting art.
She was only an actress’s daughter, but by ... she’d marvelous parts!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE WAS ONLY SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 08:26 PM

I have left out a lot of patter from this transcription. It mainly establishes a military marching context. There are shouts of “Hey, I’ve got one,” and “Let the drummer have a go” and so on.


SHE WAS ONLY SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER
Words and music by the Western Brothers (Kenneth & George), ©1932.
As recorded by Billy Cotton & His Band – found on YouTube

INTRO: Here’s a song for you to sing at morning and night.
Here’s a song for you to sing; you must get it right.
All about a sweetie who has strayed from the nest.
Listen to this ditty and imagine the rest:

1. She was only a corporal’s daughter (3x)
But now she’s an officer’s mess.

CHORUS: No wonder Dad was angry; no wonder he was wild.
She never had no mother, poor little orphan child.

2. She was only a busman’s daughter (3x)
But she never knew when to stop.

3. She were only a butcher’s daughter (3x)
But how this makes her chops(?).

4. She was only a drummer’s daughter (3x)
But she was always on the tap.

5. She was only a greengrocer’s daughter (3x)
But she gave ‘em raspberries too.

6. She was only a fisherman’s daughter (3x)
But she lost her plaice, poor sole.

7. She was only a sergeant’s daughter (3x)
But she never shouted “halt!”

8. She’s only a barber’s daughter (3x)
She’d do anything for a bob.

9. She was only a bookie’s daughter (3x)
But she came home at five to four.

10. She was only a poet’s daughter (3x)
But she said she wasn’t averse.

11. She was only a photographer’s daughter (3x)
But look you! She was overexposed.

CODA: Please don’t throw stones at her.
She’s only an orphan child.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: BobL
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 02:42 AM

Oh well…

She was only the pig-breeder's daughter
but was happy to go the whole hog.

She was only the programmer's daughter
but her software ne'er needed support.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: G-Force
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 05:30 AM

She was only the colonel's daughter
but she knew what Reggie meant

She was only the fishmonger's daughter
bvut she laid on the slab and said 'fillet'

and a slightly more modern one:
She was only the grocer's daughter
but she showed Sir Geoffrey how


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 05:45 AM

She was only the goalkeeper's daughter but she liked her Huddersfield and Arsenal.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 07:35 AM

Lots of additional verses already on the Mudcat Here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 03:37 PM

She was Shostakovich’s daughter but she sure knew how to conduct herself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 05:11 PM

She was only a ranch hand's daughter, but all the horsemen knew 'er.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 23 Aug 18 - 04:08 AM

Filthiest one I've heard:
She was only the Admiral's daughter but her naval base was full of discharged seamen.

I believe that it was actually broadcast on the BBC!

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Joe_F
Date: 23 Aug 18 - 09:17 PM

She was only a gravedigger's daughter, but she liked lying under the sod.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 24 Aug 18 - 05:47 AM

She was only an Australian Prime Minister's daughter, but she liked to Morris On.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 24 Aug 18 - 05:58 AM

She was only a road menders daughter,but she liked her asphalt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 24 Aug 18 - 06:36 AM

or even, "she liked her hot asphalt"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 18 - 07:28 AM

Some oldies here ....

She was only a crofter's daughter but she preferred peat to heather.

She was only a ship captain's daughter but she had many a steamer in her naval base.

She was only a gardener's daughter but she was a dandelion in the grass

She was only a baker's daughter but she liked a roll in bed with honey


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Aug 18 - 12:04 PM

I always thought there was more than this one verse:


"She was only a stableman's daughter but all the horsemen knew her!"

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: BobL
Date: 25 Aug 18 - 02:11 AM

She was only the telegraphist's daughter but she didit … didit … didit.

She was only the cartoonist's daughter but she knew where to draw the line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Tradsinger
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 04:56 AM

She was only the ornithologist's daughter but she'd see a cockatoo.

And a couple I made up:

She was only the cricketer's daughter but he stroked her through the covers.

She was only the cricketer's daughter but he tickled her through the slips (or the gully).

Tradsinger


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Aug 18 - 04:13 AM

She was only a postman's daughter but she letter lot in her mail box.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: GUEST,nickp (cookieless)
Date: 29 Aug 18 - 06:34 AM

I recall an old 78 I used to listen to in the 60's with a number of this sort on line and the chorus "No wonder Dad was angry, no wonder he was wild, she never had no mother, poor little orphan child"

Nick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: GUEST,nickp again
Date: 29 Aug 18 - 06:36 AM

Would have been an idea if I had searched first!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Aug 18 - 10:27 AM

...or if you had looked at the first 2 messages in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But
From: GUEST,nickp
Date: 30 Aug 18 - 05:51 PM

Indeed Jim, the second one specifically. Ooops.


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