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Lyr Req/Add: The Amateur Whitewasher (Murray/Leigh

08 Apr 98 - 06:03 PM
Bert 09 Apr 98 - 12:19 PM
bigj 13 Apr 98 - 07:44 PM
Bert 14 Apr 98 - 11:03 AM
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Subject: Lyrics: Slap Dab (painting song my dad sang)
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Date: 08 Apr 98 - 06:03 PM

something like this..

Now i'm a very handy man the other night i said to my wife the walls need washin'...... mt life

Chorus Slap dab blab went the white wash wall I put more whitewash on the old gal than I did on the garden wall...

please finish e mail: rtfilbey@kennon.com


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Slap Dab (painting song my dad sang)
From: Bert
Date: 09 Apr 98 - 12:19 PM

The way my Dad sings it...

Slap dab, slap dab, up around the brickwork
Slap dab all day long
In and out the corners, 'round the Jerry 'orners
slab dab slap went the whitewash brush, talk about a fancy ball
I put more whitewash on the Old Woman than I did upon the garden wall.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE AMATEUR WHITEWASHER (Murray, Leigh)
From: bigj
Date: 13 Apr 98 - 07:44 PM

While I was typing out the words to 'The Rest of the day....' I thought I might as well do this one too.

THE AMATEUR WHITEWASHER.
Words and music by Murray and Leigh.

I'm a very handy man, to save a bit of 'oof's my plan;
One day last week I said to my wife,'Our yard wants a wash, upon my life.
So I'll go and do the job.' and I did - so help me bob!
Made a pail of whitewash, set to work, and the old girl helped me like a Turk.

CHORUS.
Slap-dab, slap-dab, up and down the brickwork, slap-dab all day long,
In and out the corners, round the Johnny Horners, we were a pair of fair clean goners,
Slap-dab, slap with the whitewash brush - Talk about a fancy ball,
But I put more whitewash on the old woman than I did upon the garden wall.

The missis I must now confess, she put me in her old night dress.
Her night-cap, too, she made me wear, she was dressed like me, so we looked a pair.
She held up the pail so high, and I made that whitewash fly,
Every now and then I heard a squall, I was taking the old girl's face for the wall.

Feeling very dry just here, we went to get a drop of beer;
And the kids from the house next door - I think, attracted by the whitewash, came and had a drink,
There's got to be an inquest now, and I am in a dreadful row,
I have done with economic schemes, for every night in all my dreams, it's -

From the book 'Cockney Ding-Dong' edited by Charles Keeping and published by Kestrel Books 1975


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Slap Dab (painting song my dad sang)
From: Bert
Date: 14 Apr 98 - 11:03 AM

Thanks Bigj, I'll send that to my Dad, He'll love it


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