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Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions

Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive) 02 Apr 00 - 08:52 PM
GUEST,Philippa 03 Apr 00 - 06:04 PM
Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive) 03 Apr 00 - 06:14 PM
Jack Blandiver 26 Sep 09 - 04:23 PM
Jack Blandiver 27 Sep 09 - 02:47 AM
GUEST 16 Nov 09 - 02:21 PM
Dave Hanson 17 Nov 09 - 02:55 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 24 Feb 12 - 09:31 AM
*#1 PEASANT* 25 Feb 12 - 08:51 AM
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Subject: The Oakey Strike Evictions
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 08:52 PM

The Oakey Strike Evictions

It was in November an' aw niver will forget,
When the pollises and the candymen at Oakey's hooses met;
Johnny the bellman he was there, a squintin roond aboot,
An' they put three men on ivery door for te torn the pitment oot.

Chorus-
Oh, what wad aa dee, if aa'd the poower mesel?
Why, aa'd bang the twenty candymen an Johnny whe carries the bell.

They went from hoose te hoose an' then they put things on the road.
But mind, they diddn't hort themselves wi' carryin heavy loads.
One would carry the poker oot, the fender or the rake,
But if they carried two at once, why, it was a great mistake.

Some o' these dandy candymen was dressed up lika cloon;
Some had hats wi'oot a flipe, an' same wi' oot a croon;
An' there was one chap with them, ay, an' a'll vow that he was warse,
For ivery time he had to stoop, why, it was a laffable farce.

Some o' them had ne laps, nor had ne buttons on thor coats,
Another had a bairnie's hippin lapped aroond his throat;
(hippin= apron)
One o' them had a pair o' breeks that belanged tiv a boy;
One leg was a sort o' tweed, an' the other was corduroy.

Next there comes the maisters, an' aa think they should be 'shemd,
Deprivin wives an' families of a comfortable yem.
An' when ye shift from where ye live, aa hope ye'll gan te hell,
Alang wi' the twenty candymen an' Johnny whe carries the bell.

-Tommy Armstrong


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 06:04 PM

Written by Tommy Armstrong, according to contributor at a previous Oakey Strike evictions thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 06:14 PM

yes actually that is true! I did type it in! Conrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 04:23 PM

Refresh - and add??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 02:47 AM

Oh, and that should be hang the twenty candymen, not bang them, which puts rather a different slant on things...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 02:21 PM

Does anyone know what chords or indeed tuning this is done in?
much rather hang than bang the old Candymen..... :-P


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 02:55 AM

According to Karl Dallas in '100 Songs Of Toil ' the tune is called, ' The Pride Of Petticoat Lane '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 24 Feb 12 - 09:31 AM

Refresh. And add. Conrad's are closer to the original than those given elsewhere.

My new version: http://soundcloud.com/sedayne-fiddlesangs/oakey-strike-evictions


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 25 Feb 12 - 08:51 AM

typos will happen- the tradition you know


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