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Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches

aussiebloke 07 Jul 02 - 08:32 PM
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Subject: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: aussiebloke
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 08:32 PM

G'day all

I have ahad a request to hunt up the tune to Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches - not sure of the spelling/pronounciation.

Ring any bells?

aussiebloke


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 08:59 PM

Title appears to be Little Mr. Baggy Breeches. All I found is here. Sheet music to order. Maybe Masato can find more.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: masato sakurai
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 09:04 PM

Sorcha, what I found was the same page.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: masato sakurai
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 09:22 PM

On THIS LIST, the title is LEETLE MISTER BAGGY BREECHES.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: aussiebloke
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 02:07 AM

Thanks guys...

I'll pass on the option of purchasing the sheetmusic if no-one else turns up a freebie!

aussiebloke


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: nutty
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 04:07 AM

If you can PM me an email addy I will send you a Midi of the tune as I remember it from childhood. I feel sure that I can put it into Noteworthy.
Words as I remember them are....

Little Mister Baggy Breeches I love you
If you'll be my Sunday fellow
I'll patch up your breeches with pink and with yellow
And folks will say as you lean o'er the ocean wall Leena's been patching his breeches .. soon he'll have no breeches at all

Chorus
Ay, ay yipee.... Patches big - patches small Ay' ay, yipee - soon he'll have no breeches at all


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: aussiebloke
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 04:26 AM

Thanks Nutty - have sent you a PM

aussiebloke


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: aussiebloke
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 05:53 PM

Awwww - do you wanna know what the lovely nutty did? She went to the trouble of singing the tune into her computer, saving it as a *.zip file - verse and chorus - and sending it to me...

Nutty - thanks heaps for doing that...

Briefly... we wanted the tune/song because we (some local musos and the Top End Folk Club) are recreating the music and dance from a post-war club of Darwin in the 50's - The Sunshine Club. Some of this music was presented at the National Folk Festival last April (Canberra), and also at the Top Half Folk Festival in June (Mary River NT) - it is leading up to be the centrepiece of the Festival of Darwin in August 2002.

This might be the last time the remaining original players present this music, there are not many of 'em left, and those that are left are 'getting on'. I'll write a bigger blurb about this for mudcat sometime, but just thought I'd quickly fill you in...

Again - Nutty, thanks a bundle for going to the trouble. It is said that the internet is full of 'randomn acts of senseless kindness' - yours was one of them...

A dozen roses for you... --{--@ --{--@ --{--@ --{--@ --{--@ --{--@ --{--@ --{--@ --{--@ --{--@ --{--@ --{--@

All the best

aussiebloke


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 09:48 AM

I was hoping to find this. Here's what I remember from my mother's knee:

Little Mister Baggy Breeches I love you
And if you will be my fellow
I'll patch 'em with pink and with blue and with yellow
And folks will say as you lean on the old sea wall
Nina's been patchin' his yarkops till he's got no breeches at all

I have no idea how to spell yarkops but that's how my mother sang it; unfortunately she's gone now so I can't ask her.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: Little Robyn
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 02:33 PM

My Mum sang Nina's been patching her Yackob's (Jacob's), meaning Jacob's pants.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST
Date: 10 May 07 - 03:56 PM

If still of any interest, I am sure I have the original sheet music with lyrics my Grandmother had from her mother at the beginning of the 20th century. I'll hunt it out and post the lyrics if I can.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 11 May 07 - 04:13 AM

My mum sang:

Little Mister Baggy Britches
I love you,
If you'll be my Sunday feller
I'll patch 'em mit purple mit pink und mit yeller,
And folks will say,
As they lean on the old sea wall,
His Lena's been patchin' his Jakobs
Till he's got no breeches at all

Ya,ya, ya,
Patches big, patches small,
His Lena's been patchin' his Jakobs
till he's got no breeches at all


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: Benora
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 03:34 PM

I found this today in a Google search for Little Mister Baggy Britches:

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Mr Baggy Britches
From: GUEST,Kylie
Date: 08 Apr 05 - 08:16 AM

Thanks so much for your help. The key word was "breeches" instead of "britches", which also led me to "leetle" instead of "little".

Low and behold I found a link straight to the original sheet music from 1915.

Link below for anyone interested.
Thanks again.


www.nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an12852185


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Subject: Lyr Add: LEETLE MR. BAGGY BREECHES
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 03:04 PM

From the sheet music at The National Library of Australia:

LEETLE MR. BAGGY BREECHES
(Words, R. P. Weston. Music, Herman Darewski. 1915)

1. He was a fat little Hollander boy.
He was watching the boats going by.
Oh, my! Oh, my!
He was watching the boats going by.
She was a little pink Hollander girl,
And she said from behind with a sigh,
"If I can't put stitches in poor Yahcob's breeches,
Mooch better don dot I vill die!"

CHORUS: Leetle Mister Baggy Breeches, I love you!
If you'll be mine Sunday fellow,
I'll patch 'em mit purple, mit pink and mit yellow;
And folks will say as you lean on the old sea wall,
"Lena's been patching her Yahcob till he's got no breeches at all."

YODEL (OPTIONAL.)
Yah! Yah! Yah! Patches big, patches small.
Yah! Yah! Yah! He's got no breeches at all.

2. He turn'd and saw her and said, "Oxcuse me,
I was watching dem poats going py,
I'm shy. Oh, my!
'Cos you're laughing, and I can guess why.
I've got no mudder to sew for me."
Then she said with a tear in her eye,
"If I'm not offending ven they vant some mending,
Let me haf joost von leetle try." CHORUS

3. Trav'llers who come to the mighty sea wall
That keeps back the great Zuyder Zee
Can see, ah, me!
Some wonderful Dutch scenery.
It's Yahcob's breeches that they can see,
And, oh! he's as proud as a king.
When all of those trippers see teu little nippers
Lean over mit fader and sing, CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST
Date: 14 May 08 - 02:54 AM

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO SANG THIS SONG ON RADIO IN THE FOURTIES PLEASE


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST,Sheena Brown
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 06:50 AM

My mum was a dancer with Madame Walker's dance troupe in the late 20s/early 30's and sang this and another song (in Dutch) in a nightclub in Holland. She taught it to me as:

Little Mr Baggy Breeches (pron. britches)how I love you
If you'll be my Sunday fellah
I'll patch 'em with purple and green and with yellow
and folks will say as you lean on the old sea wall
Greta's been patching Hans breeches - till he's got no breeches at all!

ay ay ay ayay Patches big patches small

ay ay ay ayay till he's got no breeches at all!


Looks like there are many variations!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 07:32 AM

Billy Walker recorded LITTLE BAGGY BRITCHES, Columbia 21566, in the 1950s. It's credited to Billy Walker & Mildred Burke. It seems to be an unrelated song:

...never stoppin', Baggy Britches, there he goes.
Always busy—gosh, where is he?—in his funny little clothes.
You can catch him with a cookie in his mouth 'most any time.
Well, they call him Baggy Britches, but I'm glad to call him mine.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST,jo Loui
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 12:17 PM

My nan used to sing Mr Baggy Britches to my brother and me it brings back good memories thanks for the words i can sing it to my 8 week old daughter now!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 06:53 AM

Hi,
My Nana just passed away and asked that at her funeral we play Leetle Mr Baggy Breeches. Wondering if anyone would know where I would get a copy of this or anywhere to download it from in time for her funeral this Thursday?

I really appreciate any ones help.

Please msg me at james.suzi@internode.on.net


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: nutty
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:06 AM

The sheet music can be printed off from this site.....
http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an12852185


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Nov 10 - 09:46 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlx93Bj4fZ0. There's the tune you want. I know the words and can sing it for you if you want


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 09:45 AM

A record arrived for me yesterday from a seller on Ebay, of Carol Deene singing "A Windmill In Old Amsterdam" and on the B-Side was "Little Mr. Baggy Britches". I didn't know this until I received the record. It was a lovely surprise as my Grandmother used to sing it to me when I was small, back in the 1960s. The composer's name is listed as Darewski.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Baggy Breeches/Britches
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Dec 13 - 08:42 PM

When I was a little schoolgirl in Melbourne, in the 1930's, we were dressed as little Dutch boys with baggy pants and clogs, and we sang
Little Mr. Baggy Britches and danced at school concerts. We used purple, not blue.


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