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THREE JOLLY COACHMEN


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(origins) Origins: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl (21)


Micca 21 Aug 00 - 05:00 AM
Giac 21 Aug 00 - 05:41 AM
Naemanson 21 Aug 00 - 06:32 AM
MMario 21 Aug 00 - 08:23 AM
Micca 21 Aug 00 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,Joan from Wigan 21 Aug 00 - 01:43 PM
Micca 21 Aug 00 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 21 Aug 00 - 06:17 PM
GUEST,Joan from Wigan 22 Aug 00 - 02:31 AM
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Subject: Three Jolly Coachmen
From: Micca
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 05:00 AM

I know Its in the DT but there are significant differences and 2 "new" verses in this version,Mostly from the singing in the Barn at Towersey. I promised Brett I would put this up today.
Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl

Three jolly coachmen sat in a Bristol Tavern
Three jolly coachmen sat in a Bristol Tavern
And they decided ,
And they decided
And they decided
To have another flagon

Landlord fill the flowing bowl,
Until it doth run over
Come Landlord fill the flowing bowl,
Until it doth run over
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
Tomorrow we'll be sober

Here's to the man who drinks small beer
And goes to bed quite sober,
Here's to the man who drinks small beer
And goes to bed quite sober,
Fade's as the leaves do fade
Fade's as the leaves do fade
Fade's as the leaves do fade
And drop off in October

Here's to the man who drinks strong ale
And goes to bed quite mellow,
Here's to the man who drinks strong ale,
And goes to bed quite mellow.
Lives as he ought to live
Lives as he ought to live
Lives as he ought to live
And dies a jolly good fellow-

Here's to the girl who steals a kiss,
And runs to tell her mother
Here's to the girl who steals a kiss,
And runs to tell her mother
She's a very foolish thing,
She's a very foolish thing,
She's a very foolish thing,
She'll never get another.

Here's to the girl who steals a kiss,
And runs back for another
Here's to the girl who steals a kiss,
And runs back for another
She's a boon to all mankind
She's a boon to all mankind
She's a boon to all mankind
She'll very soon she'll be a mother-

If I had another brick
I'd build by chimney higher
If I had another brick
I'd build by chimney higher
It would stop my neighbour's cat,
It would stop my neighbour's cat,
It would stop my neighbour's cat,
From pissing on my fire

Come, into the garden Maude
And don't be so particular
Come, into the garden Maude
And don't be so particular
If the grass is cold and damp,
If the grass is cold and damp,
If the grass is cold and damp,
We'll do it perpendicular.

Final Chorus
Landlord fill the flowing bowl,
Until it doth run over
Come Landlord fill the flowing bowl,
Until it doth run over
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
Tomorrow we're Hungover


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Three Jolly Coachmen
From: Giac
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 05:41 AM

*LOL* Micca, I like those last verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Three Jolly Coachmen
From: Naemanson
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 06:32 AM

Thanks, Micca,

I came into Hearme late and just caught your last verse. The differences between your version and mine are minor but I'll list them below:

"Bristol Tavern" in yours is "English tavern" in mine.

"Small beer" in yours is "water pure" in mine.

"Strong ale" in yours is "dark ale" in mine.

At the end of mine I have been repeating the "Tomorrow we'll be sober" line.

I've never heard either the chimney verse or the garden verse but I love them and will be adding them into my version.

Brett


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Three Jolly Coachmen
From: MMario
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 08:23 AM

chiming in, the version I know is closest to Brett's, and I have never heard the chimney/cat verse either, though I DO know the garden verse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Three Jolly Coachmen
From: Micca
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 01:22 PM

Mario, Brett I heard the chimney verse for the 1st time at Towersey a few years ago, and suspect it originated from someone who was actually there.There are variations tho' in the other verses, ie. I have never heard it as "English tavern" in the UK.and the Dt only has the tune for the Chorous, we use a different tune for the verses. I suspect the altered last chorus was introduced by the "Booze Crew" also at Towersey.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Three Jolly Coachmen
From: GUEST,Joan from Wigan
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 01:43 PM

I have heard variations on the chimney/cat and garden verses in "Earlye in the Morning". I wonder if some of the other "Earlye" verses could be adapted?....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Three Jolly Coachmen
From: Micca
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 04:07 PM

Wanna put them up, Joan in Wigan, and we will see what we can do? or Pm them to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Three Jolly Coachmen
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 06:17 PM

For the earlier song on which it's based, do a simultaneous search on 'flowing' and 'bowl' for broadside copies on the Bodley Ballads website. It's 'Come, landlord, fill the flowing bowl' in Alfred William's 'Folk Songs of the Upper Thames', 1923 (without music).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Three Jolly Coachmen
From: GUEST,Joan from Wigan
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 02:31 AM

Suggested extra verses, adapted from "Earlye in the Morning":

Mary had a little lamb
Her father had a hatchet
Mary had a little lamb
Her father had a hatchet
Now she's got a sheepskin coat
Now she's got a sheepskin coat
Now she's got a sheepskin coat
And a pair of gloves to match it

The farmer went to the annual dance
His sickle in his hand
The farmer went to the annual dance
His sickle in his hand
Every time he turned around
Every time he turned around
Every time he turned around
He circumcised the band

There must be hundreds of verses to "Earlye" which would be adaptable - whenever we do this song, it goes around the room with various people adding verses, we timed it once and it took 45 minutes! Not really the length you could inflict on a listening audience, only a participating one.


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