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Tune Req: Alice's Polka

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Subject: Alice's Polka
From: bflat
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 02:56 PM

One member,of my song circle, is also a square dance caller, who asked if mudcatters could help with a tune he would like to use. He knows it only as Alice's Polka. I heard part of a tape barely distinguishable with the following lyrics. Any help you can give in identifying the song and perhaps an artist or recording label will be appreciated.

I don't know why she's leavin'
Or where she's got to go
I guess she's got a reason
But I just don't want to know
But for 24 years I've been livin' next door to Alice

Response:

Alice? Who the hell is Alice?

I'm not sure the words are exact but they are close.

Hope you can help.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 03:03 PM

Lyrics here: Living next door to Alice by Smokie?

Type some words into Google and there's a lot about it.)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: bflat
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 03:16 PM

Noreen,

That was quick. It is a bit more of what I am searching for. I'm sure there are more lyrics than what the link showed. Still looking for an artist/band and label info. Thanks.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 03:28 PM

Google will find it for you, I'm sure, Ellen. Sorry but I'm off out now.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: bflat
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 10:07 PM

Does anyone have any additional info. I don't know how to "google."

Thanks, Ellen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: MMario
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 10:16 PM

a few more lyrics here

and chords


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 10:20 PM

How to Google--- Click here! Type in your request........as simply as possible, then at the bottom of the first page of hits, there is a Search on results clickie to refine......There is one more verse to your song
here.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: bflat
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 10:32 PM

Thank you, MMario and Sorcha, You are helpful and kind. I've been searching for a recording but as yet, nothing. I hope someone on the web can offer that info.

Thanks, Ellen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Apr 01 - 05:44 PM

Refresh to catch anyone who may know of a recording.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 06 Apr 01 - 07:43 PM

Try CDNow

Jon


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Apr 01 - 08:29 PM

This is what I got when I typed some words in to the google search engine.

http://www.google.com/search?q=living+next+door+to+alice+recording

Then by clicking on a few links, I found a MIDI of the tune here living next door to Alice MIDI

and info about a recording, by Smokie, as I told you above.

Let us know if we can do any more for you.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: Snuffy
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 09:24 AM

There was a British comedian (Roy 'Chubby' Brown?) did a novelty recording of this about 3-4 years ago and every time he sang "livin' next door to Alice" the chorus chanted "Alice? Who the fuck is Alice?" It was very popular for a while.

I went to a dance at a village hall last night and the duo played this and all the dancers did the chant - many times!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Alice's Polka
From: bflat
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 11:28 AM

Noreen and Jon, A big thank you! Much appreciation!

Ellen


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