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Lyr Req: Reprobate's Lament (Bill Hill)

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Subject: Reprobate's lament
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 06 Nov 00 - 12:04 PM

Can anyone give me the lyrics to the Reprobate's Lament, as sung by Hamish Imlach? I'm having trouble understanding some of the words. Nick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: Quincy
Date: 06 Nov 00 - 06:12 PM

anyone??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 06 Nov 00 - 08:09 PM

Nick, I don't blame you! I WAS going to help - honestly! But find it is one of the 500-odd songs I can easily sing along with but haven't taken the words down to. Sorry! I'll see what I can do during the next few weeks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: REPROBATE'S LAMENT
From: jacko@nz
Date: 06 Nov 00 - 11:53 PM

REPROBATE'S LAMENT

(CHORUS:) Oh dear, what can the matter be?
I've got problems with my anatomy
Since I discovered some pounds extra fat on me
I'm scared tae stand on the scales

I'm no a fella that's partial tae joggin'
Aerobics or cycling or similar slogging
Double...?...or calorie logging
I'm scared tae stand on the scales

I once knew a man who was aye in a hurry
Tae put on a tracksuit, his health made him worry
He ran intae the road, got hit by a lorry
Now he can't stand on the scales

(CHORUS)

The health freaks all think I'm a bit of a nutter
My digestive tract is an absolute clutter
Bagged down with chips and white bread and fresh butter
I'm scared tae stand on the scales

O' eatin' junk food I got intae the habit
For I couldn't stomach the diet of a rabbit
I tied ma shoelaces it fair makes me wabbit
I'm scared tae stand on the scales

(Chorus)

Tae scarfields (?) and egg-plants I’m no a subscriber
I can't stand the...?... people...?... I'm a consistent big over imbiber
I'm scared tae stand on the scales

My dissolute life, on my health puts a levy
For I must confess I'm quite fond of a bevy
Never too much, eight or nine pints of heavy
And I'm scared tae stand on the scales

(Chorus - Last line goes).... I’ve gone and broken the scales

Hamish's accent is pretty heavy...hope you can fill in the missing bits


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: Stewie
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 12:22 AM

The line in the first verse sounds to me like 'Double unit countin' or calorie logging'.

The second last verse sounds like:

Tae Scarsdales and eggplants I'm no a subscriber
I can't stand the hamster food people nor fibre

'Scarsdale' was a popular diet.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 07:16 AM

Thanks much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 05:48 PM

What's the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: Max Tone
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 06:49 PM

Ta, folks,
Now added to my repertoire

George, the tune's "Oh, dear, what can the mattter be, two old ladies stuck in a lavatory........" or whatever tune was bastardised for that version ......any ideas?

Try also these songs (page 2 was written by Adam McNaughtan, according to Tattie Bogle) Cholesterol"
Rob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: Barbara
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 01:57 PM

And then, with the holidays coming round, there's always this tribute to cholesterol.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 09:46 PM

Thanks, Max. I know that one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: GUEST,Buzz
Date: 12 Jun 01 - 06:18 PM

used to do THE CLAPPED OUT MOTOR CAR in my act.good for a laugh anytime.


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Subject: ADD: Reprobate's Lament (from Hamish Imlach)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 05:32 PM

Have finally got round to checking the lyrics (in under five years!) and find nobody else has deposited them in the Mudcat or DT, so here's the version that Hamish Imlach sings on 'Sonny's Dream' (1985):

THE REPROBATE'S LAMENT
(lyrics Bill Hill / Tune trad)- from the singing of Hamish Imlach

          Oh dear, what can the matter be
          I've got problems with my anatomy
          Since I've discovered some pounds extra fat on me
          I'm scared tae stand on the scales

I'm no a fella that's partial tae joggin'
Aerobics or cycling or similar slogging
Carbo-unit counting or calorie logging
I'm scared tae stand on the scales
I once knew a man who was aye in a hurry
Tae put on a tracksuit, his health made him worry
He ran intae the road, got hit by a lorry
Now he can't stand on the scales

The health freaks all think I'm a bit of a nutter
My digestive tract is an absolute clutter
Bagged down with chips and white bread and fresh butter
I'm scared tae stand on the scales
O' eatin' junk food I got intae the habit
For I couldn't stomach the diet of a rabbit
I tie my shoelaces, finish up wobbit
I'm scared tae stand on the scales

Tae Scarsdale's and F-plan's I'm no a subscriber
I can't stand the hamster food people go fibre
I'm a consistent big overimbiber
I'm scared tae stand on the scales
My dissolute life on my health puts a levy
For I must confess I'm quite fond of the bevvy
Never too much, eight or nine pints o' heavy
And I'm scared tae stand on the scales

          Final chorus:
          Oh dear, what can the matter be
          I've got problems with my anatomy
          Since I've discovered some tons extra fat on me
          My God I've broken the scales

[1985:] I am fat (not plump, chubby or cuddly) and lazy (not laid back, relaxed or cool) and happy with it! (Notes Hamish Imlach, 'Sonny's Dream')

The tune is 'Johnny's Sae Lang at the Fair', and it was the thread on that song which brought me back to this one. Sorry Nick, but then you already know dealing with me requires a lot of patience ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: PoohBear
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 06:55 PM

had to chedk this thread becaus of the title!! Now I have to clean the coffee off my keyboard and monitor!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 06:58 PM

Susanne

Thanks for this. I am 36-24-36 with the other leg similarly proportioned. I will happily sing this till I die!!!

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reprobate's lament
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 11:03 AM

I refuse to disclose my measurements ...


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