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Lyr Req: Poor Billy Flynn (music hall song?)

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Subject: 'Poor Billy Flynn' English music hall
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 11 Sep 00 - 11:19 PM

Hi!

A friend asked me whether I had ever heard a song containing the following verse (or part of a verse)...

Oh can anybody kindly tell me have they seen poor Billy Flynn,
It is no joke his nose is broke, and one eye in a sling,
He hops about on a wooden leg, the thought of it makes me cry,
He makes a little round hole in the mud as he goes, and thats how we tell him by.

A sixth sense tells me... English music hall.

Does anyone know it? Have the words? Know the background? Your comments are appreciated.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Poor Billy Flynn' English music ha
From: Brendy
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 02:04 AM

ref


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Poor Billy Flynn' English music ha
From: BB
Date: 31 Jan 08 - 07:47 AM

Does anyone have the tune for this verse? We got the words from someone who said that his grandfather learnt it in the navy, but it was some years ago, and we can't remember the tune.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Poor Billy Flynn' English music ha
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jan 08 - 10:11 AM

Oh can anybody kindly tell me have they seen poor   
          Billy Flyne,
          It is no joke his nose is broke, and one eye in a sling,
          He hops about on a wooden leg, the though of it makes
          me cry,
          He makes a little round hole in the mud as he goes, and
          thats how we tell him by...


Found this on another site. But that person has had no luck in his search either.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Poor Billy Flynn' English music ha
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jan 08 - 10:11 AM

Oh, was with a google of

"he hops about on a wooden leg"

in the quotation marks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Poor Billy Flynn' English music ha
From: BB
Date: 31 Jan 08 - 11:27 AM

Gee, thanks, Peace! :-)

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Poor Billy Flynn' English music ha
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jan 08 - 11:54 AM

https://listserv.heanet.ie/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0009&L=IRTRAD-L&P=56922


It seems there is more info on that site. However, I am not a member and joining places seems to be a task and a half for which I don't really have time--no offense. Perhaps if anyone is a member, that person could follow-up on the post.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Billy Flynn (music hall song?)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Sep 12 - 08:40 PM

http://www.umbermusic.co.uk/BTQtexts.htm

Go to that link and scroll down to the section named "The short song set."

In there is the following:

Billy Flynn (words: trad. tune: B.Brown)
            
Has anyone seen my poor Billy Flynn?
Has anyone passed him by?
It's no joke, his nose is broke,
And one eye is in a sling.
As he hops upon his wooden leg -
And the thought of it makes me cry –
'Cause he leaves round holes
in the mud where he goes
that's what you can tell him by.


I'm guessing that that's all there is, but that's a guess.


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