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Lyr Req: Oh, I Must Go Home Tonight (music hall)

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Bentley 18 Sep 02 - 01:48 PM
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Subject: music hall lyrics
From: Bentley
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 01:48 PM

Has any one got the lyrics for the old music hall song ''I must go home tonight''.It dates from about 1909 or so.Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: musichall lyrics
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 02:09 PM

it's on a cd of Billy Williams old 78 recordings, don't know if lyrics are included


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Subject: RE: musichall lyrics
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 02:46 PM

mp3 available here to listen to

http://www.artistdirect.com/store/artist/album/0,,258476,00.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: I MUST GO HOME TONIGHT
From: GUEST,Jim Ward
Date: 22 Jan 03 - 09:42 AM

Jones was a fellow who went the pace with all his youthfull might
He took a great delight, in stopping out half the night
While other people were going to bed, around 'The West' he'd roam
Going to pubs and going to clubs but never going home
Then one dark night he gave his pals a fright
He said I think I really must be going home tonight

Ch
I must go home tonight
I must go home tonight
I don't care if its snowing, blowing, I'm going
I got married this morning and it filled me with delight
I'll stop out as long as you like next week
But I must go home tonight.

This is the first verse and chorus, the rest of the song is not worth bothering with


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Subject: LYr Add: I must go home tonight (music hall)
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Jan 03 - 09:51 AM

Just an add in the box for Jim Ward's post of 22 Jan 03 - 09:42 AM this thread.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I MUST GO HOME TONIGHT
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 02:02 PM

Jones was a fellow who went the pace with all his youthful might.
He took a great delight in staying out all night.
While others were thinking of going to bed, around 'The West' he'd roam.
He'd go to pubs and go to clubs but never would go home.
But one night inside the pub, he gave his pals a fright
When he said "I'm going home" and bid them all goodnight.
They thought that he was joking and they all laughed out aloud,
But Jones looked very serious as he shouted to the crowd:

CHORUS: Oh I must go home tonight. I must go home tonight.
I don't care if its snowing, blowing; I'm going.
I only got married this morning and it fills me with delight.
I'll stop out as long as you like next week, But I must go home tonight.

Off to the station he made a dash to ask about the train
To take him home again, but he asked all in vain.
They said, "There's none running at all tonight to where you want to go.
All service is suspended for the line's blocked up with snow."
He walked up and down the platform, anything but gay.
Said he "I would walk home if I only knew the way"
A porter said "You'll have to wait till morning, I'm afraid."
But Jones said, "That's impossible. I cannot be delayed."

Out of the station he made a leap and on the street did land.
He yelled and waved his hand for a taxi off the stand.
He gave his address to the driver and in confidence agreed
To pay him half a sovereign if he put on extra speed.
But BANG went the taxi, for the speed was far too high.
Said Jones, "I don't live up here" as he shot up in the sky.
He landed on the pavement and a policeman to him said,
"We can take you to a hospital" as he feebly raised his head.


Need to double check the last two lines, I haven't sung it for a year or two.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I must go home tonight (music hall)
From: C-flat
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 05:44 PM

There was a programme on Radio4 today about the music hall entertainer Bill Williams which played a snippet of this, and other songs. You can listen to the show on this site. Look under M for "Man in the velvet suit".
C-flat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I must go home tonight (music hall)
From: Flash Company
Date: 17 Mar 04 - 10:37 AM

Stanley Hollaway recorded it, same EP as 'My Word you do look queer.'
As far as I can remember, just the first verse and the chorus, the chorus being sung twice, dissolving into laughter at the end.

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I must go home tonight (music hall)
From: GUEST,Coven Cat
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 09:05 PM

Thanks. for almost a year now the song - My word you do look queer has haunted me. I've bought recordings, asked around but no one could give me lyrics. All this started from one silly comment! Anyway, after finding your thread, and using links, finally, I can put this query to rest. Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I Must Go Home Tonight (music hall)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 02:47 PM

Here is the full description for the song whose lyrics were posted above:

OH, I MUST GO HOME TO-NIGHT
Words and music by William Hargreaves
From the musical play "The Belle of Brittany"
Published in New York by T. B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

First line: Jones was a fellow who went the pace with all his youthful...

First line of chorus: Oh, I must go home to-night, I must go home to-night, I....

You can see the sheet music at The Archive of Popular American Music at UCLA.

You can also hear a recording by Billy Williams at The Internet Archive.

*

Lest there be any confusion, there is a different song for which The British Library has the sheet music, described thus:

I MUST GO HOME TONIGHT
Words and music by M[onroe] H. Rosenfeld.
Arranged by Paul [J] Knox.
Published in Brooklyn by Chas. W. Held, [1899].


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I Must Go Home Tonight (music hall)
From: RTim
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 02:44 PM

This song can be found on Steve Jordan's CD - The Trees Scarce Green on Forest Tracks.

Tim Radford

http://www.forest-tracks.co.uk/folk_music_pages/folk_music_sjordan.html


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