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Lyr Req: My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl (C.W. Murphy)

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GUEST,John Musgrave 29 May 01 - 08:10 AM
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Subject: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: GUEST,John Musgrave
Date: 29 May 01 - 08:10 AM

Can Anyone please suppy the words and music to the song "My Girl's A Yorkshire Girl", and the words to "She's A Lassie From lancashire". Many thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: mousethief
Date: 29 May 01 - 01:05 PM

Okay, a brief search on Google turns up the fact that "My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl" was a short movie in 1909, being basically a music video (and we thought those were something new!).

Both of these song titles are on the CD "Dancing in the Street" by Kevin Grunill (click here), although apparently he just plays the mighty Wurlitzer and there's no singing involved.

It's also called a "regimental" piece, and apparently was played by the 1st Bn Duke of Wellington Regiment as part of their marching music (click.)

It was sung by Charles W. Whittle, an early music hall star, in Yorkshire.

It's mentioned in Joyce's Ulysses.

But I'll be darned if I can find the lyrics. Sorry!

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 29 May 01 - 01:10 PM

My girl's a Yorkshire girl
Yorkshire through and through
My Girl's a Yorkshire girl
Eeh bah gum she's a(?reet?) champion

At this point CRS takes over, sorry!
RtS (mine's a Buckinghamshire girl actually!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 29 May 01 - 01:14 PM

Trying to remember the words of Lassie from Lancashire and the same last line comes into my head "Eeh bah gum" etc.), can't both be right! Northerners HELP, get me out of the hole I'm digging for myself here!
RtS (Just because I'm confident doesn't mean I'm right!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: Noreen
Date: 29 May 01 - 01:25 PM

I'm sure that Lassie from Lancashire has been posted here, but search is proving tiresome atm. I'll try again later if no-one else finds it. I don't know the other one at all.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: Lynn W
Date: 29 May 01 - 02:37 PM

I used to have "My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl" on a cylinder recording but can only remember one verse (the final one I think)- Though she's a factory lass And wears no fancy clothes I've a sort of a Yorkshire relish For my little Yorkshire Rose.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 29 May 01 - 02:45 PM

She's a lassie from Lancashire
She's a lassie from Lancashire,
Just a lassie from Lancshire,
She's a lassie that I love dear, Oh! so dear.
Though she dresses in clogs and shawl,
She's the prettiest of them all,
None could be fairer or rarer than Sarah,
My lass from Lancashire.

Loraine Hart

RtS (one verse was all I could find)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: GUEST
Date: 29 May 01 - 04:29 PM

Sweet personality, full of vitality, lassie from lancashire


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 29 May 01 - 04:34 PM

I think it's

My girl's a Yorkshire girl
Yorkshire through and through
My Girl's a Yorkshire girl
Eeh bah gum but she's champion
Though she's a factory lass
And wears no fancy clothes
I've a sort of a Yorkshire relish
For my little Yorkshire Rose.

i.e. Roger's and Lynn's sections combined.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE'S A LASSIE FROM LANCASHIRE
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 29 May 01 - 04:51 PM

SHE'S A LASSIE FROM LANCASHIRE

By C.W. Murphy, Dan Lipton and John Neat, 1907

Verse 1

From a dear little Lancashire Town,
A boy had sailed away,
Across the briny spray,
To toil in the U.S.A.
When American girls gathered round
And sought his company,
He'd say, "There's only one girl for me."

Chorus

"She's a lassie from Lancashire,
Just a lassie from Lancashire,
She's the lassie that I love dear,
Oh! so dear.
Though she dresses in clogs and shawl,
She's the prettiest of them all,
None could be fairer or rarer than Sarah,
My lass from Lancashire.

Verse 2

Night and day of his lassie he'd dream,
And under love's sweet spell,
He'd hear the fact'ry bell,
A sound he knew so well.
Home from work they would walk once again
And tho' in reverie,
He'd say, "There's only one girl for me."

(Chorus)

Verse 3

Day by day he kept plodding away,
And to his task he stuck,
Till by a stroke of luck,
A paying vein he struck.
As he wrote they would tell her that he
Would shortly cross the sea,
He'd say, "There's only one girl for me."

(Chorus)

I'll post the song from t'other side o't' Pennines tomorrow!

LFF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: Noreen
Date: 29 May 01 - 05:11 PM

Glad you got your priorities right, Freddie!

Noreen
ALassiefromLancashire


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY GIRL'S A YORKSHIRE GIRL
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 29 May 01 - 05:12 PM

MY GIRL'S A YORKSHIRE GIRL
("E By Gum She's a Champion")

By C.W. Murphy & Dan Lipton 1908

Verse 1

Two young fellows were talking about
Their girls, girls, girls
Sweethearts they'd left behind
Sweethearts for whom they pined
One said "My little shy little lass
Has a waist so trim and small
Grey are her eyes so bright,
But best best of all"

Chorus

"My girl's a Yorkshire girl,
Yorkshire through and through"
My girl's a Yorkshire girl,
Eh! By gum she's a champion!"
"Though she's a fact'ry lass,
And wears no fancy clothes,
I've a sort of a Yorkshire Relish for my little Yorkshire Rose."

Verse 2

When the first finished singing in praise,
Of Rose, Rose,Rose,
Poor number two looked vexed,
Saying in tones perplexed
"My lass works in a factory too,
And has also eyes of grey
Her name is Rose as well,
And strange, strange to say"

(Chorus)

Verse 3

To a cottage in Yorkshire they hied
To Rose, Rose, Rose,
Meaning to make it clear
Which was the boy most dear
Rose, their Rose didn't answer the bell,
But her husband did instead
Loudly he sang to them
As off they fled

(Chorus)

So this was a natural sequel to Lassie from Lancashire, written the following year by a similar team, and spiced up a bit!

TTFN

LFF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: Dorrie
Date: 29 May 01 - 07:22 PM

Woo i thought my sister had made that song up-as she used to sing it all the time


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girls A Yorkshire Girl
From: Brakn
Date: 29 May 01 - 07:57 PM

I know he wrote plenty of songs but does anyone know anything about C.W. Murphy?


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Subject: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: GUEST,Mike Cahill
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 01:31 PM

I'm looking for the words for this song as sung by Yorkshire Relish, (with the stunning Nadene)in the 60's and 70's


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: masato sakurai
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 01:50 PM

Is this the one?

"My Girl's A Yorkshire Girl"; Click here for audio & lyrics (jpg. file).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: masato sakurai
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 02:06 PM

"My girl's a Yorkshire girl" is in the following songbooks (via Plymouth Song Index search):

New busker's fake book, 1001 all-time hit songs 1994 Score
Bumper book of music hall songs, ed. p. foss 1988 Songbook
Francis and Day's community song book, vol.5 Songbook
Pub favourites for all-organ, vol.4 (songbook) Songbook
Community song book, francis & day, vol.5 Songbook


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: Les from Hull
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 02:36 PM

I'm very happy to say that my girl's a Yorkshire girl, too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: Brakn
Date: 06 Jul 02 - 03:56 AM

Written by a guy called............Murphy. He also wrote "She's A Lassie From Lancashire". Does anyone know anything about him?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 06 Jul 02 - 11:38 AM

I can't find any biographical details at the moment, but Clarence W. Murphy was also responsible, usually in collaboration with others, for quite a few popular songs at the turn of the 19th/20th century. He wrote She's a Lassie from Lancashire with Dan Lipton and John Neat; Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? with Will Letters (quoted here is a re-write localised to the USA); and Oh, oh, Antonio (don't know the details).

As indicated in Masato's link, James Joyce was quite fond of My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl, including it in The Dead; his copy of the sheet music is now held at the University of Miami.


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Subject: DTAdd: MY GIRL'S A YORKSHIRE GIRL
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 03:47 PM

Transcribed from http://www.columbia.edu/itc/english/seidel/joyce/edit/images/general/jom16_17.jpg

MY GIRL'S A YORKSHIRE GIRL
(C. W. Murphy and Dan Lipton)
("Originally sung by the music-hall star Miss Vesta Tilley.")

Two young fellows were talking about their girls, girls, girls,
Sweethearts they'd left behind,
Sweethearts for whom they pined.
One said, "My little shy little lass has a waist so trim and small.
Grey are her eyes so bright, but best, best of all...

CHO: "My girl's a Yorkshire girl, Yorkshire through and through.
My girl's a Yorkshire girl. Eh! by gum, she's a champion!
Though she's a factory lass and wears no fancy clothes,
I've a sort of a Yorkshire relish for my little Yorkshire Rose."

When the first finished singing in praise of Rose, Rose, Rose,
Poor Number Two looked vexed,
Saying in tones perplexed,
"My lass works in a factory too, and has also eyes of grey.
Her name is Rose as well, and strange, strange to say... CHO.

To a cottage in Yorkshire they hied to Rose, Rose, Rose,
Meaning to make it clear
Which was the boy most dear.
Rose, their Rose, didn't answer the bell, but her husband did instead.
Loudly he sang to them as off, off they fled... CHO.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 06:53 PM

Clarence W. Murphy certainly was a prolific songwriter, and in a short period of time, too. I've compiled a list of every song written by him that I can find a mention of on the Internet. Many of these came from one site:
http://www.truesoundtransfers.de/edi412.htm
To keep the list simple, I have always listed his name as "Clarence W." although I sometimes found it as "C.W."; and I always listed his name first although it was sometimes given second. Probably the most frequently mentioned songs are "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" and "Let's All Go Down the Strand".

CLARENCE W. MURPHY:
Boss of the House – 1910
Goo-Goo Land – 1909
Hogmanay – 1912
I Live in Trafalgar Square - 1898
In Your Old Tam-O'-Shanter – 1910
O'Brien – 1911
The Tablet of Fame - ?
We Must Have a Song about the Isle of Man – 1912
You Must Come Round on Saturday – 1912

CLARENCE W. MURPHY & ? ALLEN:
Let's All Go into the Ballroom - 1912

CLARENCE W. MURPHY & CHARLES COLLINS:
Come and Hear Him Play His Oom-Tera-Ra – 1909
On the Same Place Every Time - 1910

CLARENCE W. MURPHY & DAN LIPTON:
Beautiful, Beautiful Bed - 1915
I Only Got Married To-Day - 1909
I Shall Sulk – 1910
I'll Be Cross, Arabella - 1909
I've Got a Garden in Sweden - ?
No Wonder I Look Jolly – 1911
Oh, Oh, Antonio - ?
Plink Plonk, Or: The Skin of a Spanish Onion - 1909
Shirts – 1910
The First Time That I've Been in Love - 1910
The Ugly Duckling - 1904
We Don't Want More Daylight - 1909
We'll Treat You like One of Our Own – 1910
You Must All Do as I Do – 1912

CLARENCE W. MURPHY, DAN LIPTON & JOHN NEAT:
Lassie from Lancashire - ?

CLARENCE W. MURPHY & GEORGE ARTHURS:
Put Me amongst the Girls - 1907

CLARENCE W. MURPHY & HARRY CASTLING
Have a Banana!* – 1910
I'm the Man That Buried Flanagan – 1911
Kissing Time - ?
Let's All Go Down the Strand* - 1904
Meet Me, Jenny, When the Sun Goes Down - 1908
Pull Yourselves Together, Girls - 1909
The Girl in the Clogs and Shawl - 1909
The Singer Was Irish – 1910
We All Go the Same Way Home – 1911

CLARENCE W. MURPHY & W HARGREAVES:
Little Yellow Bird - ?

CLARENCE W. MURPHY & WILL LETTERS:
Flanagan – 1910
Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? – 1904
Hi, Hi, Hi, Mr. McKie - 1911

CLARENCE W. MURPHY & WORTON DAVID:
Follow The Footsteps In The Snow - 1912
Have You Heard John James O'Hara? – 1911
Hold Your Hand Out You Naughty Boy – 1914
Keep Your Head Down, Fritzi Boy (We Saw You) - 1918
They're All Single by the Seaside – 1911

CLARENCE W. MURPHY, NORA BAYES, AND JACK NORWORTH
How Can They Tell that I'm Irish? - ?

*Let's All Go Down the Strand---Have A Banana!
Harry Castling (d. 1930) "From the song, 'Let's All Go Down The Strand' (1904), written with C. W. Murphy. The words 'have a banana' were interpolated by audiences. Although not part of the original lyrics, they were included in later versions." (From Rees Cassell, "Companion to Quotations" (1997))


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: Brakn
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 02:05 AM

Still can't find out anything about Clarence W. Murphy. I'm starting to wonder if that was his real name. He doesn't appear on the 1881 census.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 10:58 AM

Census of which country?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: Brakn
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 03:07 PM

UK


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My girls a Yorkshire girl
From: IanC
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 11:25 AM

Can't find it anywhere here, but I'm pretty sure someone (not sure it wasn't me) posted some info about Clarence W. Murphy. I seem to recall that he chose the pseudonym so as to sound Irish.

He also wrote "Let's All Go Down The Strand"

:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl (C.W. Murphy)
From: GUEST,julie
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 07:12 AM

Hi

Dont know about CW Murphy, but ive been searching my family history. Dan Lipton was married to my Nan's aunt. He was born William James Mundy, Liverpool. During my research he worked and wrote for Charlie Chaplin, worte many songs with the likes of CW Murphy. Anyone who has any information on this man I would love to hear from you contact julie_1971_56@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl (C.W. Murphy)
From: GUEST,Dale Davidson
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 05:25 PM

Caveat: I'm over here in the States so information may be different. Here, anyway, are my "corrections" to the above:
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        I've A Garden in Sweden (note title change) = (1911); by Clarence W. Murphy, Hugh Owens & Dan Lipton, American version by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth; from Little Miss Fix-It. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj7YBD-DIvY

        Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? = (1909); written and composed by Clarence W. Murphy and Will Letters, American Version by William J. McKenna; © 1909 & publ. by T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter

        Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy = (1913); by Clarence W. Murphy and David Worton; publ. by T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter; sometimes listed as just "Naughty Boy"

        Keep Your Head Down, Fritzie Boy = by Bert Lee?; recorded by Jack Norworth in London circa June 1916 as Columbia Regal G7355; British Library (bl.uk) has several versions listed; one is by Clarence W. Murphy & David Worton but not sure it's the same as the above

        How Can They Tell Oi'm Irish (note title change) = (1910? 1912?); by Clarence W. Murphy; publ. by Bayes & Norworth, NY; from "The Sun Dodgers"; recording by Nora Bayes, recorded in Camden, NJ? or NY 1/11 as Victor 70030

        Only Bit of Ireland in Old New York, The = (1911); written by R.P. Weston and Fred J. Barnes; composed by Clarence W. Murphy; from Little Miss Fix-It; Jack Norworth recorded this in NY circa 1922 as Cleartone S-5003


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