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Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries

KarenH 28 Sep 18 - 06:33 PM
CET 28 Sep 18 - 07:20 PM
GUEST 29 Sep 18 - 10:54 PM
Thompson 30 Sep 18 - 07:46 AM
GUEST,KarenH 30 Sep 18 - 09:26 AM
Dave Sutherland 30 Sep 18 - 05:05 PM
GUEST 30 Sep 18 - 09:38 PM
Joe Offer 30 Sep 18 - 11:07 PM
KarenH 01 Oct 18 - 07:46 AM
GUEST,Charmion's brother Andrew 12 Oct 18 - 08:32 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: KarenH
Date: 28 Sep 18 - 06:33 PM

I was walking down the street
On me plates of meat




I said what do you mean a chopper, I never had one at all
He said You will have when I gets you up against the charge room wall
ANd I wouldn't be surprised he said to find that isn't all
When you're helping the police with their enquiries.

Can anybody help with the rest of the lyrics and the name of who wrote this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: CET
Date: 28 Sep 18 - 07:20 PM

That is definitely one that I want!

CET


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 18 - 10:54 PM

Hi Karen H,

Before the "Cats of Hell" are unleashed from the Mudcat kennel....A little information will help regarding your request

WHEN - approx dates
Where - approx geographic location
WHO - might have sung it....any other bands before after
NAME of hand or Venue

WHY - do You want these lyrics?I

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Some searches may cover a decade...before the puzzle is solved...There "why" is important...it frequently provides the " steam for discovery. "


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: Thompson
Date: 30 Sep 18 - 07:46 AM

I want them too - sounds like a great song!

Location: I'd assume from the wording it's English rather than American.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: GUEST,KarenH
Date: 30 Sep 18 - 09:26 AM

Sorry,

It is English, I heard it in pubs in Northern England in the late 70s/early 80s.

No idea who might have recorded it or wrote it. I was hoping to find enlightenment on the topic.

I can remember bits of the words, he ends up in a cell, along with the copper as a bit of poetic justice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 30 Sep 18 - 05:05 PM

The late Jim Boyles of The Marsden Rattlers used to sing this one so maybe Jim Bainbridge might be able to help. Possibly try album tracks from Hamish Imlach as Jim used to sing a few of his songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 18 - 09:38 PM

Northern England is a very big place...I
Do you recall a venue?

The approximate date?
August/December/April 1977 or 1983 or somewhere inbetween?

WHY?

I can virtually promise if you provide details...it WILL be found.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Sep 18 - 11:07 PM

I found lots of stuff about crime, but not much about music. I did find two instrumental pieces on Spotify with the title "Helping the Police With Their Engquiries." In short, I found nothing of value.
Can anybody contact Jim Banbridge and see if he knows of the song?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: KarenH
Date: 01 Oct 18 - 07:46 AM

Well thanks all. Perhaps more Midlands, North Midlands than North as in Durham etc. Can't be more helpful on dates. No 'known' venue, just informal singarounds. Pretty sure the chap who used to sing it did not write it. He used to do the 'Close the coalhouse door, boys,' song as well. And Mr Tambourine Man.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
From: GUEST,Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 12 Oct 18 - 08:32 AM

I can well imagine that CET would like to get to know such a song. I would as well.


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