Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Add: The Ghost that 'Aunted Bunty

Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive) 03 Apr 00 - 07:25 AM
Genie 06 Sep 02 - 02:29 AM
John Routledge 06 Sep 02 - 01:29 PM
bill\sables 06 Sep 02 - 04:55 PM
John Routledge 06 Sep 02 - 08:04 PM
GUEST,Joe. Cook 21 Aug 15 - 08:28 PM
GUEST,JTT 22 Aug 15 - 07:18 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: The Ghost that 'aunted Bunty
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 07:25 AM

The Ghost that 'aunted Bunty

This is a sang that's just come out,
Ye'll want te hear it, there is ne doot,
So aa'll try te tell ye aal aboot
The ghost that 'aunted Bunty
Bunty lives not far frae here,
He's a terrible chap for drinkin beer;
An' from his yem he went way,
But manny's the time he rued the day.
As he was comin yem that neet,
Something white he chanced te meet;
He stood an' leuked, he said Aalreet-
But thou cannot frighten Bunty.

Chorsu-
Fol de rol de rol de ray
Fol de rol de rol de ray
Fol de rol de rol de ray,
The ghost that 'aunted Bunty.

Bunty sais, If aa'd a gun,
Aa wad knock tha doon or make tha run,
Aa wad let tha see tha'd not make fun,
Or try te frighten Bunty.
Come oot o' the way, an' let me past,
An' dinna make thisel se fast;
Thou think aa dinna knaa whe thou is,
But aa ken nicely whe it is.
The ghost then spread his airms baith oot,
Which made poor Bunty shake an' shoot,
Thou's a fairly ghost there is ne doot,
But keep away frae Bunty.

Bunth then began te say,
Aa wish aa'd gyen the tother way,
Or sat an' drank another day--
An'aa wadn't ha' been se frightent.
Aa've getten drunk noo many a time,
But never did commit a crime;
Aa love me neighbour as mesel;
the worst o' me, aa like me yell.
But O canny ghost, if thoo'll let me be,
Aa'll never mair gan on the spree,
Aa will aalways choose good company
Te gan alang wi' Bunty.

Bunty stooped te pick up a stane;
He grappled about, but findin nane,
He said O Ghost, let me alane,
An aa'll be Teetotal Bunty.
Aa'll try te mind me aan affaris,
At neets an' mornins say me prayers;
Aa'll make the bairns aal say theirs,
At neets, before they gan upstairs;
Aa'll try to be a diff'rent man;
Aa'll bide at yem beside wor Nan.
He turned about, an' off he ran,
But the ghost ran after Booty.

He ran till he was short o' breeth;
He said, There's nowt for me but deeth.
the ghost was there, an' scringed his teeth;
He still is wantin Bunty.
He took poor Bunt up in his airm,
Just like as if he'd been a bairn;
He clashed him doon upon a stane;
When he got up the ghost was gyen.
He sais, Thank God, yence mair aa's free;
He's had a nice bit fun wi' me
As wonder whe the ghost can be,
That has been after Bunty.

Strite off yem poor Bunty ran;
He knocked at the door an' shouted, Nan!
Be as sharp as ever thou can;
The ghost's been after Bunty!
She turned the lock an' eased the sneck;
He flung his arms around hor neck;
His hair stood strite up frae his heed.
He sais, As's nearly flaid te deed.
Lock the door, he'll be here just noo!
Get out, says Nan; it isn't true!
Sa that again, an' aa'll bring him to thoo
For he's been after Bunty!

Tommy Armstrong
 


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Tune Req: The Ghost that 'aunted Bunty
From: Genie
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 02:29 AM

Now, this seems like a nice little ghost song to add to a Hallowe'en repertoire. Anybody got a MIDI?

Genie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ghost that 'aunted Bunty
From: John Routledge
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 01:29 PM

Great song from NE England.Thanks Conrad
Srictly should be haunted not 'aunted as letter h is pronounced in NE England even though other words are incomprehensible :0)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ghost that 'aunted Bunty
From: bill\sables
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 04:55 PM

This song is about a bloke called James Hunt known locally as Bunty Hunt who lived in Waverley Terrace, Dipton, County Durham, just oposite to where I was born. Bunty was a drinking pal of both my Uncle Jim and Tommy Armstrong, and was a great story teller, usually for a free pint. One night a few of the local lads thought they would teach him a lesson and hid themselves, covered in a white sheet, in the church yard of St. John's church Dipton when Bunty was due to roll home from the pub. Legend has it that from that day he never touched a drop again and even joined the methodist chapel in Delight Row Dipton.
Bill


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ghost that 'aunted Bunty
From: John Routledge
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 08:04 PM

Thanks Bill - I had forgotten the background.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ghost that 'Aunted Bunty
From: GUEST,Joe. Cook
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 08:28 PM

When my Grandfather used to sing this in the 1940's, it was the ghost that "frighted-" Bunty but he didn't have so many verses.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ghost that 'Aunted Bunty
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 22 Aug 15 - 07:18 PM

Poor man, the spirits will get you in the end.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 18 June 12:11 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.