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Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke

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BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM
LILY THE PINK
LILY THE PINK (3)


Related threads:
Lyr Req: Pinkham Compound / Lydia Pinkham (67)
Lyr Add: Lily the Pink (20)


In Mudcat MIDIs:
Winke, Winke (German song "Winke, Winke" - same tune as "Lily the Pink")


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Sorcha 26 Sep 01 - 06:08 PM
kendall 26 Sep 01 - 06:22 PM
Gareth 26 Sep 01 - 06:39 PM
Deckman 26 Sep 01 - 07:39 PM
Jon Freeman 26 Sep 01 - 07:40 PM
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RWilhelm 26 Sep 01 - 11:08 PM
Snuffy 27 Sep 01 - 08:15 AM
Jon Freeman 27 Sep 01 - 09:03 AM
Micca 27 Sep 01 - 09:40 AM
RWilhelm 27 Sep 01 - 09:56 AM
Jon Freeman 27 Sep 01 - 10:37 AM
MMario 27 Sep 01 - 10:54 AM
Mrrzy 27 Sep 01 - 10:59 AM
Rollo 27 Sep 01 - 05:18 PM
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Gareth 29 Sep 01 - 09:30 AM
GUEST,Annraoi 29 Sep 01 - 10:26 PM
Lanfranc 30 Sep 01 - 06:13 AM
Rollo 30 Sep 01 - 11:44 AM
Dave the Gnome 01 Oct 01 - 06:03 AM
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Subject: Lilly the pink?
From: Rollo
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 06:06 PM

My brother is searching for the original of a german carnival song ("winke winke" by "de Höhner" from cologne). He was told the original is an irish song called "Lilly the pink". I found it mentioned in a former thread stating it is a "Ball house song". Does anyone have the lyrics? and what is a ball house song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 06:08 PM

Could this!! be what you are looking for? I don't know what a ball house song is........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: kendall
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 06:22 PM

Lydia Pinkham was a patent medicine for women. It claimed that there was a "Baby in every bottle"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Gareth
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 06:39 PM

Variations on a bawdy ballard. As sung in Rugby Clubs, and barracks and mess decks world wide.

A bowdlerised version by the "Scafold" ? reached number one in the UK charts in 1967 or 68

Click here 4 another ( possibly Canada or USA) version

or here for another version

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Deckman
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 07:39 PM

Believe it or not ... I have in my possesion an original "Lydia Pinkham" bottle. Olde, clear glas, no stopper, and unfortunatly ... empty. CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 07:40 PM

RELATED THREAD

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Deckman
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 08:15 PM

Thanks John ... I missed that! Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: RWilhelm
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 11:08 PM

It is interesting to see British and Irish references because there is nothing more American than Lydia Pinkham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Snuffy
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 08:15 AM

Nobody's heard of Lydia Pinkham this side of the pond, but everybody knows Lily the Pink - you get non-folkies joining in as well.

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 09:03 AM

Earl, I'm not sure about Irish connections but the British connection should not be a surprise because of the #1 hit by Scaffold mentioned by Gareth. Certainly everyone of my generation over here knows the song well...

Scaffold did have a hit with a Dominic Behan song (Liverpool Lou) maybe that it the Irish Connection.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Micca
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 09:40 AM

"Lily the pink" was also the "unofficial" Regimental song of the Royal Armoured Corps , before during and after the war, and a wonderfully filthy version at that, I am interested in that version if anyone has it, pleeeease....post it!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: RWilhelm
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 09:56 AM

The song is not that well known in the US but in the 19th Century she was the most recognized woman in America. It was one of the first mass-market advertising campaigns and her picture was constantly in every newspaper in the country. Anyway, I will definitely look for the Scaffold record.

BTW, I used to be in a band with the quintessential Massachusetts couple, she was descended from Cotton Mather and he from Lydia Pinkham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 10:37 AM

Earl, I've tried to find an MP3 on the internet with no joy (mind you I rarely seem to succeed with those). The most I have managed to find it a clip at CDNow.com by doing a title search for "lily the pink" and using the "40 Hits Of 1965-1969 link". It should give some idea what it was like - misses my favourite bit before the last chorus - We-el-el-el-ELL Drink A Drink A Drink.. though.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: MMario
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 10:54 AM

could that be "bauhaus" song? That's a term I've run across that is approximately equivilant to "music hall"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 10:59 AM

I have a similar version by, I think, Oscar Brand (who else?) - very similar to the one posted on the Bawdy link, but different enough that if anyone wants me to, I'll post the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Rollo
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 05:18 PM

Thank you all, folks! yeagh, that´s what makes mudcat so unique... you do not only get the lyrics you request, but also the background to the song, plus you have the choice between several versions... AND there is always someone to fix a link for you, a kind of bonus tracking ;-) ... and I promise, one day I will learn the secret how to find the already added lyrics by myself *BFG*!

yet the "Ball house song" problem remains. No, it was not "Bauhaus". I am not too firm with english expressions. But could this just mean something like "a song good to play at dance festivals"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: SeanM
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 05:23 PM

Well, I've also got the Irish Rovers version, off of the double CD "Gems"...

M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Gareth
Date: 29 Sep 01 - 09:30 AM

Rollo - Browsing the net I've also found this rather updated version

CLICK HERE (mysongbook.de)

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: GUEST,Annraoi
Date: 29 Sep 01 - 10:26 PM

Captain Terence O'Neill was Prime Minister of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the Troubles. He "tried" to bring both sides together with singular lack of success. A cousin of mine penned a little ditty on the subject of Terry which he called - funnily enough - "Terry the Pink". The chorus of this parody ran as follows:-
    We'll drink a drink a drink
    To Terry the Pink, the Pink, the Pink;
    The saviour of the Ulster face.
    For he invented "Invisible Progress"
    Most efficacious in every case.
The verses are hilarious - and very caustic.
Annraoi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Lanfranc
Date: 30 Sep 01 - 06:13 AM

Strange though it may seem, there are songs which did not emanate from Ireland! I remember my late father, who was otherwise totally uninterested in the popular music of the time, hearing "Lily the Pink" when the Scaffold version was in the charts. He proceeded to sing to me a bawdy rendition which may have been a version of the RAC song cited by Micca, although he was in the Artillery during WW2, so there were no doubt variations. Alas, I didn't record or write down the words at the time.

I suspect it may have had music hall roots, on either side of the pond. (cf "Uncle Joe's Mint Balls" and "Handier Household Help")

The sheet music I have of "Lily the Pink" says "Words and music adapted and arranged by Gorman, McGear and McGough", (DT Songid=3598) so that doesn't help much, unless we can trace it back through either of those three. For the benefit of younger readers, Mike McGear's real name was Mike McCartney, brother of the more famous Paul.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Rollo
Date: 30 Sep 01 - 11:44 AM

Once again, thank you all! I love you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 06:03 AM

Complete co-incidence again. On the radio a couple of weeks back they played a song called 'Drinking cider through a straw' and guess what? Same tune! Started off

'Prettiest girl that
ever I saw.
Drinking cider
through Straw-aw-aw.'

and finished

'Now I've got a
Mother-in-law.
Through drinking cider
through a Straw-aw-aw.'

It was performed by Nina and Frederik, whom the anouncer told an interesting story about. But that is a story for another thread I think:-)

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 01:27 PM

I know both Cider through a Straw and Lydia Pinkham, and they aren't the same tune, the versions I know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 09:02 PM

But Lydia Pinkham and Lily the Pink aren't the same tune either, are they?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Gillie
Date: 02 Oct 01 - 06:11 AM

Ah, memories!!!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: LILY THE PINK (from Irish Rovers)
From: GUEST,Capt_Sheffield@yahoo.com
Date: 05 May 03 - 05:03 PM

As sung by The Irish Rovers:


Now here's a story, A little bit gory
A little bit happy, A little bit sa-a-d
Of Lily The Pink and her medicinal compound
And how it drove her to the bad.

Now Ebeneezer thought he was Julius Ceaser
So they put him in the Ho-o-me
Then they gave him medicinal compound
Now he's Emperor of Rome

CHO: We'll drink and drink and drink
To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink
The savior of the human ra-a-ce
She invented medicinal compund
Twas efficacious in every case

Hansel Klinger, the opera singer
Could break a glass with his voice twas sai-ai-d
Rubbed his tonsils with medicinal compound
Now they break glasses over his head.

CHO:

Uncle Paul he was very small he
Was the shortest man in tow-ow-n
Rubbed his body with medicinal compound
Now has anyone seen my Uncle Paul

CHO:

Johnny Hammer had a terrible st-st-stammer
He could hardly s-s-say a wor-or-d
And so they g-g-gave him medicinal compound
Now he's s-s-seen but never heard

Lily died and went up to heaven
All the church bells they did ri-i-ing
She took with her medicinal compound
Hark the Herald angels sing

CHO:

CHO:
^^^ Almost the same as the first DT version. Note "Uncle Paul" verse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 05 May 03 - 05:14 PM

Could a "ball house" be a brothel?

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: michaelr
Date: 05 May 03 - 09:40 PM

Gawd, I hadn't thought of this song in decades! But I remember this verse fragment (from the Scaffold recording):

Jennifer Eccles had terrible freckles
And the boys all called her names...


Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: Schantieman
Date: 06 May 03 - 02:16 PM

...But then she tried the Medicinal Compound
   Now she joins in all their games!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 31 Oct 03 - 09:32 AM

Jennifer Eccles had terrible freckles
And the boys all called her names
So they gave her medicinal compound
Now HE joins in all their games


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: GUEST,Cam
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 03:31 PM

I have the MP3 if anybody wants it I will upload to web.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SIPPING CIDER
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 07:25 PM

Dave The Gnome:

SIPPING CIDER


The sweetest girl, I ever saw.
Sat sipping cider throug a staw oh oh, (oh oh to rhyme with straw)
The sweetest girl, I ever saw.
Sat sipping cider through a staw

I said, "fair miss, I you implore,
Why sip you cider through a straw oh oh?"
I said, "fair miss, I you implore,
Why sip you cider through a straw?"

She said to me, "There is no law,
'Gainst sipping cider through a straw oh oh"
She said to me, "There is no law,
'Gainst sipping cider through a straw"

Now cheek by cheek, and jaw by jaw,
We both sip cider through a straw oh oh,
Now cheek by cheek, and jaw by jaw,
We both sip cider through a straw.

And now I've got, a mother in law,
Through sipping cider through a straw oh oh
And now I've got, a mother in law,
Through sipping cider through a straw ^^^

A cautionary tale, as sung (if I remember correctly) by Nina & Frederick in the 1960s

Nigel
DT Version of "Cider (click) is slightly different


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink?
From: NH Dave
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 08:25 PM

While you may not find Lydia Pinkham or Lilly the Pink by asking adults in the US, it is a famous Scout and YMCA camp song, or at least the cleaner verses are.

Dave


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Subject: ADD: Winke winke - German
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 02:12 PM

All of this started out with a question about whether Lily was related to "Winke, Winke." This page led me to "Winke, Winke." I guess this is Kölner Deutsch, because I can't understand much of it. Can anybody give us a translation?

-Joe Offer-


De Höhner
WINKE WINKE


Dä Hein und dat Lisbeth,
Die deile sich ei Bett
Schon zick zwanzich Johr datselve Spill,
Jeden Ovend die Berghoff,
Un donoh ene Spielfilm,
Wat zovell es, es zevell.

Dat Lisbeth deit strekke,
Dä Hein sich ens rekke
Hück dä Dach wod widder janz schön hatt!"
"Sag - jitt et jet Neues
Usser däm Ahle?"
Hein wat kein Antwoort av un sät:
"Weißte wat:

Refrain:
Winke, winke, winke,
Ich jon eine drinke, drinke, drinke
ein, zwei Bier, dan kumm ich widder heim.
Ich halt et nit us he,
Ich muß ens erus he
Jo, dat muß do doch verston."

Doch dann eines Ovends
Meint et Lis: "Hein, dat stink mer,
Iwich jeis do un lös mich allein!"
"Ach, hür op ze quake
denk an ming Nerve,
dem Will sing Frau bliev och daheim!"

"Hein, dat interesseet mich nit!"
Et Lis weet jetz wödich:
"Worüm nimps do mich dann nit ens met?"
"Dat es nix för Fraue
Dun do besser strekke,
Ich lur jetz Fußball!" Dodrop sei sät:
"Weißte wat, Heinrich

Refrain

Dä Hein, dä es fies pikeet,
Dat es im noch nie passeet
Liet Fußball Fußball sin,
Su hät in dat opjeräch
Et es doch jet anderes - oder nit -
Wenn hä ovends fottjeit,
Woher nimp die Frau sich bloß dat Räch
Einfach zo sage:

Refrain:
Ah, ah, ah,
Winke, winke, winke,
Ich jon eine drinke, drinke, drinke
Ein, zwei Bier, dann kumm ich widder heim.
Ich halt et nit us he
M'r weed jo bestuss he
Jo, dat muß do doch verston!

Click to play


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilly the pink? - Winke Winke
From: Wolfgang
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 02:25 PM

Into German or into English, Joe?
(where is Alan, when we need him?)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: Wolfgang
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 02:59 PM

(Wave) Bye, bye


Hein (Heinrich) and Lisbeth (Elisabeth)*
Share a bed
since twenty years the same game
every evening the Berghoff**
and after that a TV-movie
What is too much, is too much.

Lisbeth stretches out
Hein has a good stretch
"Today is one of these days"
"Say is there anything new
except the old?"
Hein knows no answer and says:
"You know what?:

Chorus:
Wave bye bye, wave bye bye
I'm going to have a drink
One, two beer, then I'll come home again
I can't stand it at home any more,
I have to come out from here
Yes, you should understand that."

But then one evening
Liz says: "Hein, I'm fed up
You always go and leave me alone"
"Ach, stop squeaking
think of my nerves,
Will's wife also stays at home"

"Hein, I'm not interested in that"
Liz now gets furious:
"Why don't you take me out with you?"
"That's nothing for women
better take up knitting,
I now look football!" Upon that she says:
"You know what, Heinrich?

chorus

Hein is very piqued (?),
That has never happened to him
And he let football be football (left football alone),
He was in such a rage
It is something else - isn't it -
When he goes out at night,
How comes that woman dares
Simply to say:

Chorus:
Chorus:
Wave bye bye, wave bye bye
I'm going to have a drink
One, two beer, then I'll come home again
I can't stand it at home any more,
I get insane in here
Yes, you should understand that."

* dat Lisbeth: in Koelsch German, Women are ‚das' (neutrum?), males are of course ‚der' (him)
** Dagmar Berghoff: (very) long-time speaker of the Tagesschau (then the one and only evening TV news at 8 pm). To phone between 8 and 8.15 pm was a serious breach of etiquette then.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 04:25 PM

Well, I understood most of it, but not Berghoff. No wonder. Thanks a lot, Wolfgang.
Now, can we find a tune/air for "Lily the Pink"? I see the ABC Snuffy posted in this thread (click), but it doesn't seem to work very well for me. Snuffy would be right to clobber me is I said if "doesn't meet my high standards of quality." Maybe I should just say that I don't quite understand Snuffy's tune - is that more diplomatic?? [grin]
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: Wolfgang
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 04:41 PM

click

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 10:36 PM

That's wonderful, Wolfgang. I posted a copy at Mudcat MIDIs.

Click to play "Winke"


Note that it's the tune that Snuffy posted in the other thread for Lily the Pink. Guess I'd better show more respect toward Snuffy now....
-Joe Offer-


Click to play Snuffy's "Lily the Pink"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 Feb 04 - 11:30 AM

Listening to 'de Höhner' (the chicken) yesterday in TV. At least two further Irish tunes have been transmutated into German Carnival songs.

One, as unlikely as it sounds was 'Follow me up to Carlow' and the second (a favourite tune among German carnivalists) was 'We're on the one road'.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: GUEST,Jeniffer Eccles
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 07:31 AM

Jeniffer Eccles - Which is of course a Hollies song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: Bill the Collie
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 10:17 AM

Cyril Tawney said "Sucking cider through a straw" reminded him of his early days as as an apprentice in the Royal Navy, huddling round the hut stove during the bitter 1947 winter and singing songs and telling stories. "Sucking cider" was Cyril's favourite.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: alanabit
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 10:30 AM

I have only just seen this thread! I have always felt that De Höhner's gormless ditties contrast badly with the wit and originality of their rivals, De Bläck Fööß. Still, not many folks are discriminating when singing at the tops of their voices in crowded bars after the tenth glass of Kölsch!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: GUEST,Hampsy
Date: 19 Feb 06 - 09:01 AM

So nobody found the bawdy version then?!

Nice summary of Lydia E. Pinkham and her vegetable compound here:

http://davetill.com/ads1920s/20_pinkham.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 04:19 PM

SO can anyone fine a recording of Sipping cider for me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 06:28 PM

Here's a YouTube version of Lily the Pink featuring Hermione of Hogwarts. Works pretty well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: oldhippie
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 07:24 PM

I have Oscar Brand's bawdy version on LP, but no lyric sheet with the vinyl.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 01:08 PM

Hello sorry if i'm in the wrong place.

Is there anywhere or way that this song could be downloaded? My 2 and a half yr olds love it, and i've not been able to find it anywhere..

Many thanks..

KT (Ellie & Ryan)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 10:03 AM

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooo that is soooooooooo brill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 10:06 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hSMo1UQdxfY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 12:12 PM

What's scary is we used to sing Lily the Pink as a campfire song in Boy Scouts...just not the bawdy version.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: AmyLove
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 04:40 PM

I tried Hampsy's link for the Lydia Pinkham information, and the link didn't work. However I did find another link with some interesting information and several photos of the bottle:

"A Baby in Every Bottle?" The Story of Lydia Pinkham


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lily the pink? - Winke Winke
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 07:57 PM

Some interesting info about Lydia (and the song):

Lydia Pinkham - Wikipedia


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