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ADD: Bold Rogue / A Guy Is a Guy

GUEST,eddie@pre-emptive-shhh.freeserve.co.uk 10 Jun 01 - 07:15 PM
Sorcha 10 Jun 01 - 07:35 PM
Sorcha 10 Jun 01 - 07:39 PM
RoyH (Burl) 11 Jun 01 - 07:39 AM
GUEST,Charmion 11 Jun 01 - 10:48 AM
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Robby 11 Jun 01 - 03:41 PM
GUEST,tom miller 05 Jul 14 - 10:56 PM
Herga Kitty 07 Jul 14 - 09:27 AM
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Subject: Bold rogue
From: GUEST,eddie@pre-emptive-shhh.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 07:15 PM

I recently went to see the Sharper than the thorn tour - and was tickled by a song performed by Kevin Mitchell - called the Bold Rogue - or something - "He was a bold rogue, a bad rogue, a rogue of low degree.. and I'll tel you in a minute what that rogue he did ot me..." I wonder if anyone out there know the rest of the lyrics.. this is all I can remember. Do i even have the title correct?

PLEASE HELP!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ROGUE
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 07:35 PM

This it?

THE ROGUE

I walked down the road
Like a decent girl should.
The Rogue he walked down after me,
I knew the Rogue he would;
For he was a bad Rogue, a bold Rogue,
A rogue of high degree,
And listen and I'll tell you what
The Rogue he said to me.

I went into my house
Like a decent girl should,
The Rogue followed in after me,
I knew the Rogue he would,
For he was a bad Rogue, a bold Rogue,
A Rogue of high degree,
And listen and I'll tell you what
The Rogue he said to me.

I climbed up to my room
Like a decent girl should,
The Rogue he crept up after me,
I knew the Rogue he would,
For he was a bad Rogue, a bold Rogue,
A Rogue of high degree,
But divil the word I'll tell you what
The Rogue he said to me.

From: http://members.tripod.com/~songbook1/Rogue.html


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Subject: RE: Bold rogue
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 07:39 PM

Seems like there should be more, but I couldn't find it.


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Subject: RE: Bold rogue
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 07:39 AM

The wonderful Scottish singer Lizzie Higgins, daughter of Jeannie Robertson, used to sing this song. She called it 'Aul Roguie Gray'. She sings it on her Topic album 12TS260, 'Up and awa' wi'the Laverock', where it is credited to Charles Lesly, of Aberdeen, who died in 1782 at the reputed age of 105. Amazingly the song entered the pop world in the 1950s when Doris Day and Johnny Ray recorded a duet version they called 'A Girl is a Girl'. This is from memory, so it could have been 'A guy is a Guy'. The chorus ended 'Listen and I'll tell you what this fellow did to me'. I'd love to hear Kevin Mitchell sing it. he is one of the greatest around these days. BTW 'Laverock', pronounced 'Layverock', is a dialect name for the Lark. Lovely word isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Bold rogue
From: GUEST,Charmion
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 10:48 AM

This sounds like the more traditional form of a song I remember from an old Oscar Brand album of risque songs, which started something like this:

I went upstairs, just like a good girl should, And he followed right after, like I knew he would. Because a gob is a swab, wherever he may be, Just listen while I tell you what this sailor did to me.


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Subject: RE: Bold rogue
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 12:07 PM

seems like the same song to me. These old rogues certainly get around.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A GUY IS A GUY (Oscar Brand)
From: Robby
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 03:41 PM

"A Guy Is A Guy" was written by Oscar Brand. The lyrics to which are:

A GUY IS A GUY
(Oscar Brand)

I walked down the street
Like a good girl should
He followed me down the street
Like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy
Wherever he may be
So listen and I'll tell you
What this fella did to me

I walked to my house
Like a good girl should
He followed me to my house
Like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy
Wherever he may be
So listen while I tell you
What this fella did to me

I never saw the boy before
So nothing could be sillier
At closer range his face was strange
But his manner was familiar

So I walked up the stairs
Like a good girl should
He followed me up the stairs
Like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy
Wherever he may be
So listen and I'll tell you
What this fella did to me

I stepped to my door
Like a good girl should
He stopped at my door
Like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy
Wherever he may be
So listen while I tell you
What this fella did to me

He asked me for a good-night kiss
I said, "It's still good day"
I would have told him more except
His lips got in the way

So I talked to my ma
Like a good girl should
And Ma talked to Pa
Like I knew she would
And they all agreed
On a married life for me
The guy is my guy
Wherever he may be

So I walked down the aisle
Like a good girl should
He followed me down the aisle
Like I knew he would
Because a guy is a guy
Wherever he may be
And now you've heard the story
Of what someone did to me

That's what he did to me.

Robby

    Note from Joe Offer (5 July 2014). I compared this with the Doris Day recording of the song, and it's exactly the same as the recording. I didn't find an Oscar Brand recording. I wonder if there's a version of the song for male singers.


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Subject: RE: Bold rogue
From: GUEST,tom miller
Date: 05 Jul 14 - 10:56 PM

Here in Portland OR some guys sing it just as "guest Eddie at pre-preemptive" remembered, and I,m looking for those lyrics also. Can anyone get closer? Tom


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bold Rogue / A Guy Is a Guy
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 07 Jul 14 - 09:27 AM

I've been singing a version of this since I heard Maddy Prior sing it in the late 1960s, so am glad to have found this thread on Mudcat! I've not heard Kevin sing it though - hope I bump into him again somewhere so I can ask him about it!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bold Rogue / A Guy Is a Guy
From: Lighter
Date: 07 Jul 14 - 10:03 AM

Maddy seems not to have recorded this.

What are your lyrics, HK?


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bold Rogue / A Guy Is a Guy
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 07 Jul 14 - 11:45 AM

I'm sure I've modified it over the decades since I first heard it - and I also, for a Herga birthday party in the 1980s, performed a parody in which I, as a member of the Flowers of May clog morris team, was followed by the then Herga Morris bagman (some 20 years my senior). I sang it at Herga earlier this year for the first time in years, along the lines of the following:

As I came home one evening like a decent woman should
The rogue he followed after me, as I knew the rogue he would
Chorus: He was an old rogue, a bold rogue, a rogue of low degree
       Come listen and I'll tell you what the rogue he done to me

As I went into my house like a decent woman should
The rogue he slipped in after me, as I knew the rogue he would

As I was climbing up the stairs like a decent woman should
The rogue he climbed up after me, as I knew the rogue he would

As I went into my room like a decent woman should
The rogue he came in after me, as I knew the rogue he would

As I was taking off my clothes like a decent woman should
The rogue he stood there watching me, as I knew the rogue he would

As I jumped into my bed like a decent woman should
The rogue he jumped in after me, as I knew the rogue he would
He was an old rogue, a bold rogue, a rogue of low degree
But the devil if I'll tell you what the rogue he done to me.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bold Rogue / A Guy Is a Guy
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Jul 14 - 09:59 PM

It appears on Oscar Brand's _Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads_, Vol. II, with the title "A Gob is a Slob". The jacket note says "Oscar Brand's pop version of this song was once number one on the Hit Parade".


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bold Rogue / A Guy Is a Guy
From: Lighter
Date: 08 Jul 14 - 07:17 AM

Thanks, Kitty! Any way of indicating the tune? Is it a whole like another one?


Brand appears to be the first and only person to have heard a traditional version with the phrase, "A gob is a slob."

Not impossible, mind you.

American sailors became "gobs" early in the 20th century. "Slob" is older.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bold Rogue / A Guy Is a Guy
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Jul 14 - 10:18 AM

I haven't got the hang of the usual notation, but on a scale from the G below middle C to the g and a above middle C, and in a polka rhythm starting on the upbeat it would be something like this:

As         I         came         home         one         eve        ning
G        C        C        E        G        C        C

like         a         de        cent         wo        man should
E        G        C        G        C        E        g

The         rogue   he         foll        owed         af        ter         me,
g        a        a        F        a        g        g        e

as         I         knew         the         rogue         he         would
g        g        F        E        D        C        B        

He         was         an         old         rogue,        a         bold rogue,
D        G        B        C        E        G        C    E        

a         rogue         of         low         de        gree
G        C        G        C        E        g

Come                 lis        ten         and         I'll         tell         you
g                a        a        F        a        g        E

what         the         rogue         he         done         to         me
E        g        F        D        B        G        C


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bold Rogue / A Guy Is a Guy
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Jul 14 - 10:20 AM

It was tabulated so the note indicators corresponded to the words before I hit submit....

Kitty


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