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Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey

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THE HARTLEPOOL MONKEY


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GUEST,Graham Watts 26 Mar 18 - 04:22 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Feb 18 - 12:50 PM
GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP) 09 Feb 18 - 07:58 AM
GUEST 09 Feb 18 - 07:08 AM
Bainbo 21 Dec 14 - 02:51 PM
Bainbo 21 Dec 14 - 02:48 PM
GUEST,Alan Wilkinson 21 Dec 14 - 03:51 AM
GUEST,one moretime please 05 Jan 11 - 05:50 AM
GUEST,one moretimeplease 31 Dec 10 - 03:25 AM
JHW 30 Dec 10 - 06:52 AM
GUEST,one moretimeplease 30 Dec 10 - 05:00 AM
Joe Offer 30 Dec 10 - 04:28 AM
allybeag 30 Dec 10 - 04:17 AM
GUEST,one moretimeplease 30 Dec 10 - 03:01 AM
Mr Happy 05 Aug 10 - 10:29 AM
GUEST 04 Apr 08 - 07:41 AM
GUEST,Sean C 04 Apr 08 - 07:37 AM
GUEST,Hartlepool Monkey Hartlepool 04 Apr 08 - 07:09 AM
Joe G 21 Jan 08 - 08:36 AM
GUEST,hartlepudlian 19 Jan 08 - 12:03 AM
Carol 11 May 07 - 01:49 PM
smurf 11 May 07 - 12:35 PM
radicaljoe 07 May 07 - 05:17 PM
Effsee 01 Mar 07 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,Northerner 01 Mar 07 - 07:57 AM
GUEST,ruler 28 Feb 07 - 08:49 AM
EBarnacle 27 Feb 07 - 11:20 AM
Tad 27 Feb 07 - 09:16 AM
Tam the man 04 Aug 05 - 07:50 AM
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GUEST,ritchie 03 Aug 05 - 02:01 PM
The Fooles Troupe 02 Aug 05 - 08:39 PM
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GUEST,Murray on Saltspring 29 Oct 00 - 09:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST,Graham Watts
Date: 26 Mar 18 - 04:22 AM

Many thanks for your helpful reply and my apologies for this very slow response. Graham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Feb 18 - 12:50 PM

Mick Pearce: I can't move messages from one thread to another, but I did start a new thread about the song NO MORE FRYING BACON, and I posted complete (I hope) lyrics along with a quote from an old book about the legend. Here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 07:58 AM

Previous GUEST

  And now our poor bellies they are aching.


This and the previous post should be in a separate thread, perhaps a mudelf can move them.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 07:08 AM

Can anybody provide the lyrics to the Young 'Uns version of 'No More Frying Bacon'?
I can't work out the second line of the chorus which goes :

"He was mistaken about the bacon
?...............................?
No more frying bacon you, silly old man"

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey
From: Bainbo
Date: 21 Dec 14 - 02:51 PM

Sorry. Forgot to make it a blue clicky


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey
From: Bainbo
Date: 21 Dec 14 - 02:48 PM

The monkey left a legacy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQwQ_nPhx-o


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST,Alan Wilkinson
Date: 21 Dec 14 - 03:51 AM

My Website address has now changed to:

https://sites.google.com/site/alsweb99/

Sorry I just spotted the outdated posting.

Alan Wilkinson


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST,one moretime please
Date: 05 Jan 11 - 05:50 AM

Hya alybeag have you forgotten me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST,one moretimeplease
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 03:25 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: JHW
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 06:52 AM

Hartlepool River Dance


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST,one moretimeplease
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 05:00 AM

Thanks Allybeag Key of G would be good.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 04:28 AM

refesh


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: hartlepool monkey chords
From: allybeag
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 04:17 AM

What key would you like it in? I just play the obvious chords,but they work perfectly well, and the composer's original version must be more or less the same.


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Subject: Chord Req: hartlepool monkey chords
From: GUEST,one moretimeplease
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 03:01 AM

please please and again please does any one have the chords to this alan wilkinson song please!!!! No anecdotes, variations words (I have these) but THE CHORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 10:29 AM

The chorus, I think, is 'borrowed' from 'The Darkie Sunday School' song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 07:41 AM

sorry the tune's William Brown/Keep that wheel a turning.not tom brown!
sean


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BEACON SONG
From: GUEST,Sean C
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 07:37 AM

Here ye are Joe G...recently received a bunch of songs from the late Alan Todd's daughter Gill including the Ghost of the Cos, Queen St Girls and Keep the Plague out of Town. Next time your back in town try and get yerself to the Pot House on the Headland where we've a fortnightly Friday folk club (see the dates at www.folkfolk.co.uk)

The Beacon Song (tune: Tom Brown)

It happened in the days of Good Queen Bess
England was in dire distress
Phillip of Spain was giving it crutch
And Lizzy the first didnt like it much

No more firing beacons, no more firing beacons
No more firing beacons, that's what the letter said

So she caused some beacons to be manned
Day and night all around the land
When the Spanish Armada hove in sight
Rub two sticks together and set it alight

Good Queen Bess thought a letter should be sent
To Hartlepool so off it went
Threepenny stamp (second class rate)
it didnt get delivered, it was 10 days late

Now our Lord Mayor was nobody's fool
He'd been taught at Galley's Field school
But at reading letters he wasn't very strong
And that's how he came to read it wrong

He read the letter, he addressed the crowd
"Frying bacon's not allowed
Good Queen Bess says it has to stop
So you'll have to buy patties from Verill's fish shop"

Constable Parsons heard the plans
And went round collecting all the frying pans
First from Southgate, then from the Croft
Northgate, Heugh and the Spion Kop

He went to St Hilda's at the dead of night
And dug a grave by candlelight
He buried those pans I'm sorry to say
He'd filled in the hole by the break of day

That's my story and I've made it plain
Hartlepool's still at war with Spain
What with that and the trouble with France
British Foreign Policy's got no chance



cheers

Sean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST,Hartlepool Monkey Hartlepool
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 07:09 AM

Yes, JoeG,you are quite correct when you talk about the Heugh or the 'Croft' part of Hartlepool in reference to the hanging of the Hartlepool Monkey.

A little bit of Googling on the web will lead you to the Fettlers lyrics,the song itself in wma format and the exact lyrics as written by Alan Wilkinson.

Whe people say to me about being a Monkey Hanger I usually joke and say "Watch it, there's plenty of rope left!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: Joe G
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 08:36 AM

As it seems I may be the only Hartlepudlian (though exiled in Bradford) around here I'd just like to add my tuppence worth.

As I understand it, the song refers to the old town of Hartlepool, the Heugh, and not to the larger settlemtnt of West Hartlepool which was just a collection of villages I think at the time the song is set. Therefore you will probably find that those of us from West are not upset by the song at all as there was always a healthy rivalry between the two towns. I remember the ceremonial hanging of the monkey at the folk club in the Nursery and I'm glad to see that this is still continuing. I first heard the song sung by Alan Todd at the club who also had another brilliant (self penned?) song called, I think, ' No more Frying Bacon' which was a play on 'No more firing Beacons' - now if anyone has the words to that one I'd love to see them - the line I remember is 'You'll have to buy paatties from Verill's Fish Shop'

Cheers
Joe G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: GUEST,hartlepudlian
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 12:03 AM

Did you manage to get the guitar chords of 'who hung the monkey o'?
I would like them myself.   Joan-golfer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: Carol
Date: 11 May 07 - 01:49 PM

It's not that bad!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: smurf
Date: 11 May 07 - 12:35 PM

I've heard it said that the monkey took a quick look around Hatlepool and hung itself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hartleypool Monkey / Hartlepool Monkey
From: radicaljoe
Date: 07 May 07 - 05:17 PM

I too would love giutar chords for Alan Wilkinson's song. Can anyone help please?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BODDAM MONKEY
From: Effsee
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 05:11 PM

Here's a version I cut out of an Aberdeen newspaper over 30 years ago.
Attributio was given to an anonymous bluemogganer.(resident of Peterhead). Quelle surprise!

THE BODDAM MONKEY

Eence a ship sailed roond the coast
An' a' the men in her were lost
Barran' a monkey up a post
An' the Boddamers hanged the monkey-o!

Noo the funeral was a grand affair
A' the Boddam folk were there
It mind't ye on the Glesga Fair
Fin the Boddamers hanged the monkey-o!

Noo a' the folk fae Peterheid
Cam' oot expecting t' get a feed
So they made it int' potted heid
Fin the Boddamers hanged the monkey-o!

chorus.

Durra ma doo, ma doo-a-day
Durra ma doo ma daddy-o
Durra ma doo, ma doo-a-day
The Boddamers hanged the monkey, o!


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: GUEST,Northerner
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 07:57 AM

I've heard the same rumour attached to parts of Aberdeen. Hartlepool isn't alone.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: GUEST,ruler
Date: 28 Feb 07 - 08:49 AM

I had heard that the reason for the hanging was to ensure there were no survivors on the ship so the locals could claim the salvage.

Probably urban myth or a defence given out by the fair burghers of Hartlepool to explain away their actions in hanging a monkey.

As for it being a bit of shame, didn't the Hartlepudlians elect, for their mayor a bloke dressed in an ape suit claiming his name was Monkey H Angus?

Unlike the Ruardean Bear, but that's another story, and one which can still end in violence (apologies for the thread creep).

Steve.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: EBarnacle
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 11:20 AM

At out chantey sings at the Seamen's Church in New York, it is ususally done in C. Next sing is March 17, Mr. Patrick's Day.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Tad
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 09:16 AM

hi
Can anyone post me the chords for playing THE HARTLEPOOL MONKEY please ,just something basic as im only learning.Up till recently was getting a bit of instruction from an ex fettlers man (John "chalky" White) but he sadly passed away on christmas day.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Tam the man
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 07:50 AM

Only kidding. about doing your dirty work


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Tam the man
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 07:41 AM

Hartleypool, very nice place to go to see the Amercan ships full of toxins and poisons, Thanks America, sending your ships of death over here, treating Britain as your dustbin.

Aye we'll do your dirty work.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: shepherdlass
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 06:20 AM

Some people reckon that Ned Corvan's song was based on a rumour that was brought about as a result of early 19th century competition between the North and South side of Hartlepool as to who would get the railway connection. One side slurred the others by saying "Do you know they're so thick they hung a monkey?..." etc. Corvan just tapped into this - and apparently performed the song in Hartlepool! Further twist to the story is that the folk of Hartlepool have a sense of humour - a few years back they voted in the football mascot monkey as their mayor.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: GUEST,ritchie
Date: 03 Aug 05 - 02:01 PM

yes I've got a copy on CD ...let's see it perhaps would be easier if i sent you a copy but I'm not sure what

"Saves us worrying whether you are a spam address harvester.."

means. lets see.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 08:39 PM

We don't normally do that - the answer will usually be posted here on Mudcat - eventually!. Saves us worrying whether you are a spam address harvester...

and usually it is better to post the request for a song different from the one in the current thread in a new thread, helps the rest of us to keep the place a little less tangled and help us all find things.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: GUEST,Scott
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 08:09 PM

does anyone know the song lyrics for the peter reid song by a folk band?

it mentioned different places in sunderland and always wnt back to a chorus of dirty mackems dirty dirty mackems

anyone can help me?

please email me at   s_d_1975@hotmail.com

Many thanks


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Shields Folk
Date: 19 May 01 - 04:17 PM

The Hartlepool Monkey, he's now living is Sunderland, goes by the name of Peter Reid.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 May 01 - 10:44 AM

Alan Wilkinson's website disappeared from that posting. See if this works - http://homepage.ntlworld.com/alan.wilk

Wassail! V


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HARTLEPOOL MONKEY (Alan Wilkinson)
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 May 01 - 10:38 AM

We' ve finally found Alan Wilkinson - the Hartlepool United fanzine put out an appeal for info and the man himself replied as follows:
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 3:00 PM
Subject: Song "Hartlepool Monkey"

Lo,
I am he!

I wrote the song when I was a member of the Teesside Fettlers folk group (best known members were Ron Angel and - now Radio Cleveland's Stuart McFarlane - "Big Mac").

As far as I can remember, the words are more or less as I wrote them, but here, anyway, is a more "original" version based on my memory:

The Hartlepool Monkey
By Alan Wilkinson

Well, it happened up in Hartlepool, about the time that France,
And the Emperor Napoleon were leading us a dance,
The Froggies took the crew of a British man of war,
But the captain's pet monkey got washed up on the shore.
Chorus: Old folks, young folks, everyone and each,
Come and see the Frenchie who's landed on the beach,
He's got long arms, a great long tail, he's covered all in hair,
We think that he's a spy so we'll hang him in the square.
The Lord Mayor of Hartlepool was walking on the shore,
When he came upon a funny sight, he'd never seen before,
A hairy little man was sitting in the sand,
Holding a banana in his hairy little hand.

Chorus

The Mayor he went to tell the Clerk, the clerk ran to the shore,
And there they found the little man, where he had been before.
The crowd that gathered round him thought he was the finest sight,
Since the fire at the timber yard the previous Friday night.

Chorus

Constable Parsons, hurried to the scene,
Took out his notebook and licked his pencil clean.
He said 'Causing a disturbance is a serious offence,
And everything you say will be used in evidence'.

Chorus

When the monkey answered, a funny thing occurred
Constable Parsons couldn't understand a word.
The reason for his puzzlement the Clerk could plainly see,
"This little man's a foreigner from far across the sea."

Chorus

The little man's a spy, the angry crowd did roar,
Sent over by Napoleon to invade our native shore.
They grabbed the little fellow by his long and hairy tail,
And handed him to Parsons, who hoyed him into jail.

Chorus

The little man was tried, and found to be a spy,
The judge put on his little black cap and told him, "You must die".
When he heard the verdict, he didn't turn a hair -
He was peeling a banana, and he didn't seem to care.

Chorus

So they hung the monkey from the gallows in the town,
With a rope around his neck, and his tail hanging down,
As a warning to Napoleon to make himself a rule,
Not to send his little hairy spies to old Hartlepool.

Chorus


The Fettlers made a recording of it nearer the time, which will probably have an even more "authentic" version of the words. I think it was included in an album called, "Ring of Iron"

My current potted life story is on my website - along with a sample of my paintings (I am now an artist). I'd be delighted if your readers were to visit it at
Alan Wilkinson

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 09:19 PM

The sad story might not just be a Hartlepool one--I heard one time a fellow from Aberdeenshire sing (to the tune of "The Tinkler's Waddin", a fragment ending "The Boddamers hung the monkey, oh!" -- Boddam being a town just south of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: NH Dave
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 02:46 PM

I haven't seen any tune listed but it looks as if it could be sung to the tune of the song variously known as "Darkey Sunday School" or Come to our Sunday School" depending on how PC you are when you sing (or how PC your venues are.)

Dave


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Gervase
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 08:10 AM

Bob,
I'm with you on that, unless the green goo's got masses of garlic in it - enough to keep any passing vampire gagging!.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Sapper_RE
Date: 28 Oct 00 - 06:09 PM

Gervase. I recently went to a friend's barbie where they actually had some guacamole. After trying it I must say that I'd prefer pie & mushy peas any day to that revolting muck!! Bob


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 00 - 03:04 PM

still no tune for this song? CB


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: John Routledge
Date: 28 Oct 00 - 02:02 PM

A modern Music Hall style of entertainer Little Billy Fane adds another dimension to the song:

"Some people are uncharitable enough to suggest that the monkey took one look at Hartlepool and then committed suicide.A`m sayin nowt."

Geordie Broon.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Snuffy
Date: 28 Oct 00 - 12:35 PM

Does nobody know anything about Alan Wilkinson?

Vin Garbutt was unable to help.

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Long Firm Freddie (at work)
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 08:26 AM

Apparently local footy supporters regularly taunt visiting Hartlepool United fans with chants of "Who hung the monkey?".

I always liked Vin Gabutt's T-Shirt, which had a silhouette of a monkey on a gallows, and underneath it bore the legend "Songs for Swinging Primates".

LFF


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: GUEST,PKD on Teesside
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 08:18 AM

If you go to the Hartlepool Folk Club in the Causeway next to Camerons brewery on any Sunday night, you will see the monkey hanging from a rope in the corner of the room.

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Gervase
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 05:02 AM

Poor old Hartlepool. First it gets the monkey jokes, and then it gets Peter Mandelson as its MP.
At the risk of serious thread creep, the urbane and sophisticated Northern Ireland secretary and bon viveur was said once to be campaigning on the stump in Hartlepool when it was suggested he might like to show his street cred by popping into the local chippie for a pennorth of scratchings or what-have-you.
Mandy glances along the serving counter and his eyes alight on a bowl of green goo.
"Ah, so you have guacamole here too?" says Mandy to the bafflement of all.
"No mate, them's mushy peas," was the cruel but honest retort from the man behind the counter.
The tale's almost certainly apocryphal, but for anyone who knows Mandelson and Hartlepool (an unlikely pairing), it's priceless.


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Quincy
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 03:17 PM

Had to mention the comedian's contribution from the tv last night...he said, imagine the poor monkey being escorted through the town to the gallows. On reaching them, he looked up at the rope hanging and thought,

"Who's stole the tyre off the end of that???!!"

Sorry couldn't resist it, best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 08:44 AM

A friend of mine(originally from Hartlepool) is looking for more information on Alan Wilkinson and his song. Did he do any other songs/poems? Is he still alive? Can he be contacted?

Hope there's someone out there can help.

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 07:04 PM

a tune might be helpful-anyone have it? abc ok!

Conrad


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