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Lyr Req: On the Beach at Portobello (Matt McGinn)

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GUEST,Paulo 15 Sep 02 - 07:42 AM
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GUEST,Paulo 16 Sep 02 - 09:57 AM
GUEST,Paulo 16 Sep 02 - 11:03 AM
GUEST,Pat Darlington 16 Sep 02 - 01:01 PM
GUEST,Clarky 20 Feb 13 - 03:26 PM
Steve Parkes 20 Feb 13 - 04:52 PM
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Subject: On the streets of Portobello
From: GUEST,Paulo
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 07:42 AM

Lyrics please for the above song. I think this is the title and that the first verse goes as follows -

On the streets of Portobello Sally fell in with a fellow His hair was black, his teeth were yellow Down by the Portobello pier

The only person I've ever heard singing it was a bloke called Geordie Keith in Cleveland (England) a lot of years ago.

Cheers

Paulo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the streets of Portobello
From: georgeward
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 02:24 AM

I believe this was one of Matt McGinn's parodies. I certainly heard it from him, though he might have had it from someone else. My memory is that there was no more to it than what you've posted, but it was a long time ago...

If you don't know about Matt, you might check out Nick Kelly's Matt McGinn site:

http://www.theballadeers.com/Matt_01.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the streets of Portobello
From: GUEST,Paulo
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 09:57 AM

Now you mention it, I think it was a Matt McGuinn song.

But there was at least two if not more verses song by Geordie Kieth.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the streets of Portobello
From: GUEST,Paulo
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 11:03 AM

On checking Nick Kelly's site and Matts discography he has a song called

On the BEACH at Portobello

Maybe thats the one I want


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON THE BEACH AT PORTOBELLO (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,Pat Darlington
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:01 PM

I used to have this on disc; the verses I can remember go as follows:

On the beach at Portobello,
Maggie fell in with a fellow.
His hair was black and his teeth were yellow,
Down by the Portobello pier.

His shoes were worn down to the upper,
But he bought her a big pie supper.
She thought he was trying to get...acquainted
Down by the Portobello pier.

They both lay down upon an impulse.
She said, "How d'you like my dimples?"
"I can't quite see them for your pimples."
Down by the Portobello pier.

They then lay down upon a sand dune.
He breenged [Scots = lunged] at her with reckless abandune.
She said, "Here, you, get your hand doon."
Down by the Portobello pier.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 18-Sep-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the Beach at Portobello (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,Clarky
Date: 20 Feb 13 - 03:26 PM

Could you tell me the name of the group Geordie kieth was in. I performed with him at the Redcar folk festival in 1996 when I was 13.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the Beach at Portobello (Matt McGinn)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 20 Feb 13 - 04:52 PM

Pat, this is the version I had years ago from Barrie Roberts (who knew Matt). The first & last verse go to the minor part of Come back to Sorrento, and the rest go to the second part of the major-ish part.

On the beach at Portobello,
Our Maggie fell in with a fellow.
His hair was black and his teeth were yellow,
Down by the Portobello pier.

He was balding, he was hen-toed,
Singing 'Come back to Sorrento',
Made her feel quite sentimento,
Down by the Portobello pier.

His shoes were worn down to the upper,
But he bough her a big pie supper.
She thought he was trying to get ... acquainted,
Down by the Portobello pier.

Told her that his name was Larry,
Axed [asked] her if she'd like to marry:
She said, "Yes -- Tom, Dick or Harry!"
Down by the Portobello pier.

It's anight shall I remembra,
Though 'twas ten years last Novembra
Our Maggie caught the train to Embra [Edinburgh!]
And a bus to the Portobello pier.

On the beach at Portobello,
Our Maggie fell in with a fellow.
His hair was black and his teeth were yellow,
Down by the Portobello pier.

This is Spike Milligan's 'Return to Sorrento (2nd Class)':
I must go down to the sea again,
To the lonely sea and the sky:
I left my vest and socks there --
I wonder if they're dry?


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