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Lyr Req: Little Chef

Tig 03 Jul 02 - 02:53 PM
Tig 04 Jul 02 - 03:43 PM
GUEST,MMario 04 Jul 02 - 03:59 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 05 Jul 02 - 02:22 AM
Tig 05 Jul 02 - 11:52 AM
GUEST,HP 05 Jul 02 - 01:15 PM
Tig 06 Jul 02 - 01:52 PM
McGrath of Harlow 06 Jul 02 - 08:28 PM
Tig 07 Jul 02 - 08:39 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Jul 02 - 01:16 PM
Tig 09 Jul 02 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,999 13 Sep 12 - 03:40 PM
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Subject: Little Chef
From: Tig
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 02:53 PM

The Badger is looking for the worms for the parody 'little Chef' which goes to the tune of Old Shep.

He had a copy a long time ago in one of his song books which got knicked and is driving me round the bend muttering about them.

HELP please!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: Tig
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 03:43 PM

Refresh - This one jumped off the bottom VERY quickly!!

Somebody must have the words ;-((


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 03:59 PM

Tig - I have found nothing on the web.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 02:22 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: Tig
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 11:52 AM

At the same time we had the words for Hector the Dope Sniffing Hound. We think both songs were by the same person. Would love the ones for Hector as well.


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Subject: Lyr Add: The Song of the Homesick Traveller
From: GUEST,HP
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 01:15 PM

Glad someone refreshed this thread. I think the words are by a group called 'Fascinating Aida'. I'll type them out as I know them but apologise in advance if the computer turns them into prose instead of song format!

    THE SONG OF THE HOMESICK TRAVELLER
    (as recorded by Fascinating Aida)

    When you're far away from your ain country,
    Frae all your kith and kin wha ye hold dear,
    When there's ne'er a soul you can call your friend,
    And the world seems so dark and drear,
    When your heart is sad and weary,
    And you long once mair to see your home,
    That's when I hear a voice keep calling me,
    Calling me nae mair tae roam.

    Little Chef, I hear you calling,
    Across the waves you call to me.
    For 'tis those mixed grills and not those highland hills
    That mean home sweet home to me.

    Oh at Heston and at Watford Gap,
    'Tis no wonder folk there all wear frowns.
    For the food they serve you there is total crap,
    Not like the Little Chef's sublime hash browns.
    There's a shop that sells your lovely souvenirs.
    They always do there best to please.
    And their hygiene standards are unbeatable.
    Every year they check the lavatories.

    Little Chef, I hear you calling.
    Your free map is in my car.
    Cheery waitresses in their nice new dresses
    And your table mats show where you are.

    Little Chef, I hear you calling.
    You are owned by THF.
    Life is so much sweeter than at Happy Eater.
    How I love you Little Chef.

As I say, I have a tape of 'Fascinating Aida' singing the song, which they call 'The Song Of The Homesick Traveller', but am not sure of authorship. On reflection the words could be by Adam McNaughtan or someone similar. I'd be very interested to know.

I've also just realised that the original song requested was to the tune of 'Old Shep' and as I have only a very hazy idea of how that goes, this might be a totally different song!

Anyway - it might be of help, or of interest.

Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: Tig
Date: 06 Jul 02 - 01:52 PM

Thaqnks for the try HP but the words you put up aren't the ones he is looking for. Made interesting reading though :-))!

Any more suggestions/offers for the words of either Little Chef or Hector the Dope Sniffing Hound?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jul 02 - 08:28 PM

It's not much help, but I remember hearing that Old Shep parody. Maybe I'll wake up remembering who, but I doubt it.

It's not Les Barker is it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: Tig
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 08:39 AM

I thought it was but we can't find it in any of his books and John is certain that it was by someone who moved out of this country.

It was around in the late 70's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 01:16 PM

Mike Absalom wrote and performed "Hector the Dope-Sniffing Hound," on "Hector and Other Peccadillos," 1972, as described at his web site. The lyrics are contained in a comic-book-style cartoon. I couldn't find any evidence that Mike had anything to do with "Little Chef," however.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: Tig
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 05:16 PM

Thanks a lot Jim, it's good to get feedback like yours. Now if ANYBODY can throw more light on Little Chef......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Chef
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 03:40 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oEPDTZk2bo

Little Chef to the tune of Old Shep can be heard on that Youtube site.


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