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Lyr Req: I Made a Hundred in the Backyard at Mum's

Dug 19 Oct 00 - 06:07 PM
Bob Bolton 19 Oct 00 - 10:36 PM
JennieG 20 Oct 00 - 12:36 AM
GUEST,John Gray/Australia 20 Oct 00 - 04:17 AM
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Dug 20 Oct 00 - 01:07 PM
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Subject: I scored a hundred in the backyard....
From: Dug
Date: 19 Oct 00 - 06:07 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to that well known contemporary piece of Aussie folk doggerel "I scored a hundred in the back yard at Mum's" .(Greg Champion?) I'm also looking for other comic cricket songs. Can anybody help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 19 Oct 00 - 10:36 PM

G'day Dug,

I probably have the words in one or two books at home. I'll check this evening ... and get back if my lousy ISP has found enough capacity to provide the service it charges for. (Failing that ... Monday next)

I also have a CD by Australian humorous singer/songwriter Jim Haines called (~)It Isn't Cricket!. This is all cricket humour and was much appreciated by the cricket fanatic in my household ... my wife Patricia! I will give you the details.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: JennieG
Date: 20 Oct 00 - 12:36 AM

There is also a poem by Thomas Spencer, "How Macdougall Topped the Score"; dates from 100 years or so ago, but quite humorous even by today's standards - do you have that one too?
Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: GUEST,John Gray/Australia
Date: 20 Oct 00 - 04:17 AM

Dug, I haven't worked out TBCT yet but if you go to www.gregchampion.com.au/index.html you will find the lyrics to Greg's cricket songs plus lots of other interesting stuff. I like Greg's creation, "Guru Bob".

JG / FME


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 20 Oct 00 - 07:21 AM

I'll post the MIDI to MMario. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: Dug
Date: 20 Oct 00 - 01:07 PM

Thanks for this, folks- I'm very grateful. Nice to hear from you again, Bob. Sorry I didn't get to see you when we were home. Jennie, I know the McDougall poem and it is great. I'd love to get hold of the Haines CD! And thank you to John- I'll check this site out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: GUEST,John Gray/Australia
Date: 20 Oct 00 - 05:34 PM

Jim Haynes has put out some extremely funny songs, Since Cheryl Went Feral,I Lobster And I Never Flounder,The Chook From Snowy River etc, some in conjunction with Greg Champion. ( for our US friends a chook is a chicken )

JG / FME


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 20 Oct 00 - 06:59 PM

G'day Dug,

(I take it, my old mate from "Outback Bush Band" and other places back then?) I'm glad you got a reference site for Champs' songs, because the books I had in mind didn't have this one! I need to buy a few more recent collections.

I should also trust my memory less for spelling: John Gray is right in spelling Jim Haynes. I sat one seat behind Jim and his lady on the 5000-odd-km bus trip to the 1990 Australian Folk festival in Kuranda, Far North Queensland, and back ... a very funny bloke!) The tracks Joh Gray mentions, I have on 12" Vinyl, but I have a few of Jim's CDs: Here I am, 8314072, Kookaburra Music, 1994 (EMI private pressing?) and It's Not Cricket, 7243 5 23535 21, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1999.

There is probably an ABC site for their recordings (www.abc.gov.au/&c, &c, &c ...?)

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 03:40 AM

G'day again Dug,

I just tried my suggested guess at a URL ... and went stright into an ABC page with a link to the Shop. I did a search for a CD, by Haynes, subject cricket and got:

It's Not Cricket (CD) Jim Haynes The irrepressible Jim Haynes is back with his unique humour focussing on ou... AU$9.95

You can't go wrong at that price! (Or with the CD, it's kept me sane while Patricia was glued to the TV all summer.) They must be clearing out last Christmas stock ... I paid ~ $25 for it.

Regard(les)s,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 04:57 AM

My reference source was 'Mike Jackson's Campfire Songbook', Bluegum Music, Queensland. Many of the songs are in Public Domain, The coptright for this song is 1990 Warner-Chappell Music Pty Ltd. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: GUEST,Colwyn Dane
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 08:42 AM

G'day,

Re cricket songs, a couple I remember hearing are:

Cricket Lovely Cricket sung by Lord Kitchener
and
Battle of the Century sung by the same bloke I think.

The first one went something like this:

'Cricket lovely cricket
At Lords where I first saw it
Yardley tried his best
Goddard won de Test
They gave the crowd plenty fun
The second Test West Indies won
With those little pals of mine
Ramadhin and Valentine.'

and the otherone starts:

'The Battle of the century
May and Goddard fight for supremacy...'

Hope this points in the right direction.
Bcnu


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Subject: Tune Add: I MADE A HUNDRED IN THE BACK YARD AT...
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 09:58 AM

Some time ago I posted the lyrics and tune to Our Don Bradman - not humorous but a classic indeed.

Here's the tune for 'I Made A Hundred'. Regards, John

X:1 T:I MADE A HUNDRED IN THE BACK YARD AT MUM'S
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
K:E
B|GGGG GEE2|DDDE F2zA|
A2AA AGFF|EE2F G2zB|
BBBB BGzG|A2AB c2zG|
BB2B BBB,B,|B,C2D E2zG|
GG2G GFEF|GG2=G^G2zB|
GGGG G2EF|GF2E F2zB|
G2GG GF2E|
M:2/4
A3/2A/ AB|
M:4/4
c7z|BB2B BBB,B,|
M:2/4
B,C2D|
M:4/4
E6Z||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: Dug
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for all of this, you lot! The Greg Champion website was very useful, as was the tune. Jim Haynes- will investigate, Bob. (Outback- a long way back, eh mate?)

Does anybody know any more of this particular song:

Here come the Aussies and cricket is the game, We're all together and winning is our aim, We'll play on through the English rain And win the Ashes back again.

I think it was the 72 touring team that recorded it.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 08:22 PM

"Scored a hundred in the backyard" Uh-huh. Sounds like the kind of thing male rabbits are always going on about, eh Lepus?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 08:41 PM

Dug, I vaguely remember this one and I'll keep an eye out for it. I'll also consult with a family friend who is a form Test player, coach, administrator and writer, but I suspect that sporting songs may not be his forte. He's currently in hospital having a knee recontructed - hope to see him in the next couple of weeks. Regards, John


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Subject: Lyr Add: 50 Ways To Toss Your Wicket
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 09:31 PM

50 Ways To Toss Your Wicket

International Cricket's image has been tarnished recently with confirmation of match fixing by senior South African players.
With apologies to Simon and Garfunkel .

The problem is all inside your head, Hansie said to the team
The answer is easy if you take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to toss your wicket.
He said it's really not my habit to call for three
I usually leave that to Jonty and he's not here now, is he?
So I repeat myself, at the risk of being cruel
There must be fifty ways to toss your wicket,
fifty ways to toss your wicket

Chorus:
Just an edge to the slip, Chip, open up bat and pad, Brad
Don't need to be coy, Roy, just try to smash Shane for six.
Get yourself stumped, chump, don't need to discuss much
Off a glove to the wickey, Lee, and get yourself free
(repeats 2x)

He said it grieves me so to see you in such pain (out there at the crease)
I wish there was something I could do to make you smile again
They said, we appreciate that, then would you please explain about the fifty ways
He said, why don't we all just sleep on it tonight (and tommorrow too)
And I believe, in the morning you'll begin to see the light
And then he hugged them and they realized he probably was right
There must be fifty ways to toss your wicket,
fifty ways to toss your wicket
Alex Welte

Found at:

http://www-aus4.cricket.org/link_to_database/INTERACTIVE/MAGAZINE/FEATURES/POETRY/index.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: GUEST,Dug
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 02:40 PM

Brilliant stuff, John! If your mate was round the team in the 70s he would know this song, I'm sure! I know the tune f-or the chorus, but not , unfortunately, the verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 07:20 PM

No Dug, late 50's, but you'll certainly know of the man. I'll report later. I tried to ring him in hospital yesterday but without success. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I scored a hundred in the backyard..
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 07:04 PM

Ok, mate, I'll be interested to hear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Made a Hundred in the Backyard at Mum's
From: GUEST,Ian of Gladesville Sydney
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 04:56 AM

I Googled "We are the Aussies and cricket is the game, we're all together and winning is our aim, we'll fight on through the English rain , and win the Ashes back again..." and your web site came up. Do you know were I could get a sound file of that old great ad? Please let me know if you have the answer. highltv@gmail.com

Thanks mate.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I MADE A HUNDRED IN THE BACKYARD AT MUM'S
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 11:11 AM

Lyrics copied from the liner notes of an album "Songs of Cricket" by The London Quartet (Signum Records): Click for a PDF. There are lots more cricket songs there if you're interested.


I MADE A HUNDRED IN THE BACKYARD AT MUM'S
Greg Champion
© J. Albert & Son

As I went out to have a bat just the other day,
I had no idea what was coming my way.
I played a chanceless innings and I earned every run,
And I made a hundred in the backyard at Mum's.

Oh, I made a hundred in the backyard at Mum's.
I clobbered and I crunched every fabulous run.
I toiled and I sweated and when the day was done,
I'd made a hundred in the backyard at Mum's.

I started out real shaky-like just poking around.
Me sister with her off-breaks, well, she had me pinned down,
But when me little brother bowled, I gave him the clout,
And when we stopped for lunch I was twenty-four not out.

Well, then me uncle Nev came on, bowling his quicks,
But I was scoring freely with deflections and flicks,
As I passed me fifty, I paused for a beer,
And when I hit the roof next door they all began to cheer.

I took some on the body but they didn't hurt a bit.
I only hit the ball that was there to be hit.
I hooked 'em off me eyebrows and I tried to keep me head,
And the ton came up with a straight drive through the window of the shed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Made a Hundred in the Backyard at Mum's
From: Dug
Date: 05 Dec 16 - 08:51 PM

Just revisited this thread. Wonderful stuff. And Jim came up trumps with the song!


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