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paul.garrud@nottingham.ac.uk 19 Feb 98 - 05:50 AM
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GUEST,Roger the skiffler 14 May 01 - 08:39 AM
IanC 14 May 01 - 08:42 AM
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Subject: Lyrics & music
From: paul.garrud@nottingham.ac.uk
Date: 19 Feb 98 - 05:50 AM

Lyrics and music wanted, please.


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From: bigj
Date: 22 Feb 98 - 06:10 PM

Paul, the song you're looking for was written by Geordie, Alex Glasgow - now living in Australia I think. He wrote it for his musical play 'Close the Coalhouse Door'. The only recording of it that I know of is on 'Down the Hatch' by Cyril Tawney (Neptune NGL 101). You might try Cyril. He lives at 521 Meanwood Road, Leeds, LS6 4AW.


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: IanC
Date: 14 May 01 - 06:53 AM

By the way, his Socialist ABC is a classic, and if anyone has a version of "As Soon as This Pub Closes" I'd be grateful. Alex's rendition of this was brilliant.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: bill\sables
Date: 14 May 01 - 06:55 AM

Ian C, wasn't it 1973 when Sunderland beat Leeds United in the FA cup final. I remember being in Leeds at the time and all of the Leeds people were very confident that they would win. I am not the least bit interested in football but on that day I had great pleasure taunting the Tykes.
Bill


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: IanC
Date: 14 May 01 - 07:29 AM

Bill - you're right. I subtracted one from 1972 instead of adding it! My memory's getting bad, but my arithmetic's getting worse!


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:39 AM

As soon as this pub closes
This is going to bug me now! I thought it had been posted before but can't see it in the DT and only quotes from Micca and myself in the Forum. So far only found a dead link on the web....Alex Glasgow and Henry Livings always used to finish their tv show with an increasingly incoherent and beer spilling version but if I tried to reconstruct it,it would probably be garble. I'll look at home tonight to see if I've a printed version.
RtS


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Subject: ADD: As Soon as this Pub Closes (Alex Glasgow)^^
From: IanC
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:42 AM

This is it, as best I can.

As Soon As This Pub Closes
(Alex Glasgow)

I could've done it yesterday
If I hadn't had a cold,
But since I put this pint away
I never felt so Bold.

As soon as this Pub closes,
As soon as this Pub closes,
As soon as this Pub Closes,
The Revolution starts.

We'll shoot the aristocracy,
And confiscate their brass.
Create our own democracy,
Thats truly workin' class

As soon as this Pub closes,
As soon as this Pub closes,
As soon as this Pub Closes,
We'll raise the banner high

We'll fight the nasty racialists
And scrap the colour bar,
All facist dictatorships
And every Commisar.

As soon as this Pub closes,
As soon as this Pub closes,
As soon as this Pub Closes,
We'll man the barricades

So raise your glasses everyone,
Cos every thing is planned.
Each and every mothers son,
Will reach the promised land

As soon as this Pub closes,
As soon as this Pub closes,
As soon as this Pub Closes,
I think I'm going to be sick

________________________________________

Cheers!
Ian

(PS haven't tagged the ABC as add, but it may already be in DT. Both will be copyright, anyway)


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:47 AM

That's it Ian, didn't spot any inconsistencies!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 14 May 01 - 11:52 AM

Ian, I was at that same show in Newcastle. It may have been the stage premiere, but of course the play/musical was written for TV and had been broadcast by the BBC. Among its many memorable lines was "Lord Shaftsbury dreamt he was making a speech in the House of Lords, and when he woke up, he was."
I was a lifelong Leeds fan, but living in Belfast. A mate of mine travelled up from London and we met in Newcastle, specially for the play. We listened to the match on his car radio in Newcastle city centre - a difficult afternoon for a Leeds fan! Even worse than the result, the Sunderland manager Bob Stokoe later confirmed that the Leeds manager Don Revie had tried to bribe him to guarantee Leeds the win.

Alex was certainly a fine songwriter, and and accomplished performer too. I think he may have had some involvement with a theatrical revue, the Northern Drift, (with which a playwright called Henry Livings was also involved). At one time Alex had a regular TV slot on someone's show (Bernard Braden? David Frost??)


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 14 May 01 - 05:42 PM

You've put a doubt in my mind about Shaftsbury, guest (Steve?), and I do remember there was some inconistency between the TV play, the stage play and the published (Methuen?) script on this point.

I'd have thought I'd have noticed if it had been Robens in the TV version, if only because I had been working for Robens until shortly before it was broadcast (he an impressive guy, by the way).

My recollection is that the reference occurred while they were still recounting the earlier history of the industry. Maybe Ian could help on that. I can remember John Woodvine and Dudley Foster were in the TV version - can you recall any others?

Thanks for the additional info about the Northern Drift, AndyG. Henry Livings was quite a character.


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 15 May 01 - 05:32 AM

Joss Ackland was in the tv version too, as one of the miners in the pit village of Brokenback ("Brokkenback"!!). Which remionds me, "A little cloth cap" was one of the songs: how a right-wing MP can ingratiate himself with the horny-handed sons of toil. Another one that comes to mind is "Union meeting" (not actually the title, I think).

Steve (great-grandson of a Staffordshire collier)
(Yes, it was me on the wrong pc, but back to "normal" now)


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 15 May 01 - 05:36 AM

Come to think of it, Robens resigned from the NCB after the Aberfan Disaster in the sixties, so he wouldn't have been in charge at the time the play was braodcast; but he would have been in the period in which it was set ... Doesn't help, does it?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 15 May 01 - 05:39 AM

Colin Douglas was in it as well.Having seen both stage and tv versions, I'm not sure who was in which, after all these years.
I always remember the phrase repeated (ironically) at various places "Stirred the conscience of the nation..."
RtS


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Subject: RE: Alex Glasgow
From: IanC
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:14 AM

Definitely Robens in the play!


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Subject: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: Gareth
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 07:10 PM

Help - I need to refresh my memory of that superb Alex Glascow song "As soon as this Pub Closes" I think it was from the "Close the Coal House Door" L,P. - My copy went walk about many years ago.

The first verse goes -

"I should have done it yesterday,
But then I had a cold,
But now I've had a drink or two
I'am feeling rather bold !"

CHR

"As soon as this pub closes,
"As soon as this pub closes,
"As soon as this pub closes,
The Revolution starts !

Sorry, it used to be a party peice of mine, but at LLanstock II I died -- Heeeeelp !!!

Gareth


Click for lyrics in related thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 07:28 PM

By the time I used to get round to singing this song I was always too drunk to care what the words were, so we just used to bellow the chorus lines over and over again. So I don't think I ever got to know the song actually had any words until quite recently. Ah, the Good Old Days of folk clubs in the 70's, with the smell of Watney's Red Barrel, and Player's No.6. Sorry, Gareth.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: DMcG
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 07:25 AM

Your verses plus

I'll fight the aristocracy/and confiscate their brass/ Create a fine democracy/that's truly working class

I'll fight the nasty racialists/and scrap the colour bar and all fascist dictatorships/and every commissar

So raise your glasses everyone/For every thing is planned and each and every mothers son/shall see the promised land


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: Gareth
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 07:51 AM

DMcG - Great very much thanks !

Matthew - I'll pass on the Grotneys Red !!!

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 08:25 AM

Gareth, please, please don't pass on the Grotney's. I used to pass out on this stuff with distressing regularity, until Richard Boston's columns in the Guardian alerted me to the idea that beer should actually taste good.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: Gareth
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 12:43 PM

Matthew

on the Grotney's. I used to pass out on this stuff with distressing regularity

HOW ?

Drinking Grotneys was like making love in a canoe
They are both very close to water !

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: IanC
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 01:33 PM

Gareth

The forum search seems to be getting more and more out of date. I added this to an Alex Glasgow thread fairly recently, but i can't seem to find it now.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: Lyr Add: AS SOON AS THIS PUB CLOSES
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 01:50 PM

AS SOON AS THIS PUB CLOSES
(recorded by Alex Glasgow)

I could have done it yesterday if I hadn't a cold,
But since I’ve put this pint away I’ve never felt so bold.
So as soon as this pub closes, as soon as this pub closes,
As soon as this pub closes, the revolution starts.

I'll shoot the aristocracy and confiscate their brass,
Create a fine democracy that's truly working class.
As soon as this pub closes, as soon as this pub closes,
As soon as this pub closes, I’ll raise the banner high.

I'll fight the nasty racialists and scrap the colour bar,
And all fascist dictatorships and every commissar.
As soon as this pub closes, as soon as this pub closes,
As soon as this pub closes, I’ll man the barricades.

So raise your glasses, everyone, for everything is planned,
And each and every mother's son will see the Promised Land.
As soon as this pub closes, as soon as this pub closes,
As soon as this pub closes, I think I'm going to be sick.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 02:11 PM

The index doesn't seem to have been updated for months.  The thread Ian mentioned was  Alex Glasgow

As Soon As This Pub Closes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: Gareth
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 03:30 PM

Thank again to you all.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: wildlone
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 04:19 PM

I a copy of the music PM me and I will send it
dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this Pub Closes
From: Gareth
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 05:43 PM

Thanks Wildlone - The tune I can carry (more or less) it was the sudden blank in my memory of the words that flumoxed me.

Gareth


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Subject: Lyr Req: 'As soon as this pub closes' - Alex Glas
From: Compton
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 08:08 PM

Do us a favour, anyone out there have the lyrics to hand for the song Alex Glasgow & Henry Livings used to sing on a TV programme in 60's ?...I think Cyril Tawney may have it on a recording too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'As soon as this pub closes' - Alex Glas
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 08:10 PM

we'll find another pub?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'As soon as this pub closes' - Alex Glas
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 08:21 PM

Simply type as soon as this pub closes into the onsite search engine which you will find at the top of every page here nowadays.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'As soon as this pub closes' - Alex Glas
From: GUEST,Henryp
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 08:25 PM

It's in The Northumbria Anthlogy, Newcastle Songs Volume 3, Hi, Canny Man! MWMCDSP41.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this pub closes- Alex Glasgow
From: Compton
Date: 25 Apr 04 - 09:34 AM

Malcolm...I tried that first!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this pub closes- Alex Glasgow
From: Compton
Date: 25 Apr 04 - 09:37 AM

Mind you then it might have been Google...which proves that that isn't always tyhat good!!
Sorry I ever doubted you. Founf it now , thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As soon as this pub closes- Alex Glasgow
From: Gareth
Date: 25 Apr 04 - 10:22 AM

Click 'Ere

Gareth


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