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Lyr Req: When I Were a Lad

GUEST,greenmantwo 10 Oct 01 - 08:10 AM
jacko@nz 11 Oct 01 - 03:35 PM
MMario 11 Oct 01 - 03:44 PM
jacko@nz 11 Oct 01 - 03:55 PM
GUEST 06 Nov 09 - 01:56 PM
Joe Offer 06 Nov 09 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,king-rollo 04 Dec 09 - 06:48 PM
The Doctor 05 Dec 09 - 07:47 AM
Howard Jones 05 Dec 09 - 10:03 AM
GUEST,harry burd 24 Jun 11 - 02:44 AM
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Subject: 'When I was a lad, things they were bad'
From: GUEST,greenmantwo
Date: 10 Oct 01 - 08:10 AM

Can anyone help ?????

A friend of mine would like to know the title and the lyrics for the following snippet As far as she can remember it went:

"When I was a lad, things they were bad But not quite as bad as when my dad was a lad But when my dad was a lad things wern't as bad As when my dads' dad was a lad"


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Subject: Lyr Add: EE WHEN I WERE A LAD (Keith Hancock)
From: jacko@nz
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 03:35 PM

^^EE WHEN I WERE A LAD
As sung by Keith Hancock on "This World We Live In" (1984)

CHORUS: Ee, when I were a lad, the times they were bad,
But not quite as bad as when me dad were a lad.
When me dad were a lad, it were nearly as bad
As when me dad's dad were a lad.

1. Oh, how often we say that the kids of today
Don't know what real hardship is!
Now when I were a lad, that's what I got from me dad,
And I'll bet that's what he got from his;
For in me dad's day, they were all on low pay.
His mother had nowt in her purse,
And when she were a lass, there were even less brass,
And things were a bloody sight worse.

2. In the days long gone by, all the summers were dry.
The kids ran around in bare feet,
And the sun got so hot all your cares were forgot,
And it melted the tar in the street.
Yes, the sun got so strong and the summers so long—
Twelve month it were all that we had—
But once more I'll say: you are lucky today,
'Cos, my, how the winters were bad!

3. Now, when I were quite small, we had no fears at all.
You could walk round the street late at night.
If you met someone else all alone like yourself,
You'd smile and you'd wish 'em goodnight.
It's not safe anymore; if you step through your door,
Then someone will kick in your brains.
When we were young, we had flair and we always fought fair
With flick knives and bicycle chains.

4. When me granddad were born, longer dresses were worn.
A girl had to cover her skin,
And an ankle or more no man ever saw,
'Cept the butler when his luck were in.
Now their chests are on view to me and to you
Every year when you walk on the beach.
In the warm open air, young girls everywhere
Show parts even lager can't reach.


Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'When I was a lad, things they were
From: MMario
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 03:44 PM

hi jacko! glad to see you around


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'When I was a lad, things they were
From: jacko@nz
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 03:55 PM

Get yourself into PalTalk NOW MMario.....


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Subject: RE: 'When I was a lad,
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 01:56 PM

lyrics to this song have been posted, but dpes anyone have a tune or the chords?
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'When I was a lad, things they were
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 02:23 PM

Boy, there's not much information on this song. I found one entry at Peter Kennedy's folktrax-archive.org:
    WHEN I WERE A LAD - "the times they were bad" -- Keith Hancock, Manchester: Radio 2: 7/10/87: CASS-0401
Kennedy's archive was always very cryptic, so I can't really figure out what it meant. I guess that Keith Hancock of Manchester sang it on Radio 2 on October 7, 1987; and that Kennedy had it on his cassette number 0401.

Not much help, but at least it's a mention. Is anybody in contact with Jacko?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'When I was a lad, things they were
From: GUEST,king-rollo
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 06:48 PM

Anyone got the chords for When I was a lad?
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'When I was a lad, things they were
From: The Doctor
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 07:47 AM

It was recorded by Keeper's Fold, a duo who have now split up, but both Jeff Wright and Iain Glover are still around, and there are probably still copies of the CD 'Time to Go'. I can put you in touch if you're interested.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'When I was a lad, things they were
From: Howard Jones
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 10:03 AM

It was written by Keith Hancock and is on his 1986 album "This World we Live In"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'When I was a lad, things they were
From: GUEST,harry burd
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 02:44 AM

when a were a lad was a song wrote and sung by Nicky Newsome,comedian and singer.you can hear his version sung by Frank mcCaffrey on you tube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'When I was a lad, things they were
From: Artful Codger
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 01:41 PM

The McCaffrey song on YouTube is an entirely different one. I'm sorry, you don't win the china set or the collected works of Pauly Shore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Were a Lad
From: GUEST,JudeL
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 10:44 AM

Look it up on Spotify - it is there, track 8 on Keith Hancock's album "This World We Live In"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Were a Lad
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 09:19 AM

The song sung by Frank McCaffrey is called WHEN I WAS A LAD, and it is definitely a different song. Lyrics have been posted in another thread: Lyr Add: When I Was a Lad (not Gilbert & Sullivan) and there is some discussion there as well.


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