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Mr Happy 16 Oct 02 - 10:49 AM
Sorcha 16 Oct 02 - 11:00 AM
Mr Happy 16 Oct 02 - 11:05 AM
GUEST,Sam SPackman 18 Nov 04 - 11:23 PM
Joe_F 19 Nov 04 - 11:25 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Nov 04 - 11:48 PM
GUEST,Dave 05 Apr 06 - 02:05 PM
GUEST,gmawa514 24 May 11 - 07:01 PM
Jim Dixon 31 May 11 - 06:56 PM
GUEST,Phil d'Conch 12 Apr 16 - 05:17 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 10:49 AM

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anyone have any more words for this one?

momma don't want no whisky 'cos it makes her frisky
momma don't want no whisky 'cos it makes her frisky
momma don't want no whisky 'cos it makes her frisky, oh no
all she wants is brandy handy all the time


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Subject: Lyr Add: MAMA DON'T WANT NO PEAS AN' RICE AN' ...
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 11:00 AM

Is this the same song?

Mama Don't Want No Peas an' Rice an' Coconut Oil
(L. Wolfe Gilbert, L. Charles, ©1932)
Transcribed from Cleo Brown, vocalist, recorded June 2, 1935,
From: Cleo Brown: The Legendary Cleo Brown, President Records, PLCD 548.

When you're cruisin' down in luck, by the sea,
And you're all pepped up on gin, and Baccardi,
Then you dance and sing all night,
Till the island heaves in sight,
And you'll hear the natives sing merrily:

Mama don't want no peas an' rice an' coconut oil,
Mama don't want no peas an' rice an' coconut oil,
Mama don't want no peas an' rice;
She don't want no coconut oil,
Keeps a bottle of brandy handy all the time!

Mama don't want no gin because it makes her sin,
Mama don't want no gin because it makes her sin,
Mama don't want no glass of gin,
'Cause it's bound to make her sin,
Keeps her hot and bothered all around the chin.

Mama complains she's got a pain across her chest,
Mama complains she's got a pain across her chest,
Mama complains she's got a pain,
And the reason's very plain,
The food that papa gave mama won't digest.

Mama, she likes the rum, it fills her soul with fun,
Mama, she likes the rum, it fills her soul with fun,
Mama, she likes to have her rum,
Says it fills her soul with fun;
And that it makes her feel like whoopee all the time!

When you're down in Mishawaka by the sea,
When you're down in Mishawaka by the sea,
When you're down in Mishawaka
Fill up on good old Baccardi,
Down in Mishawaka, you're surviving!

From:http://www.heptune.com/lyrics/mamadont.html
That is all I found.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 11:05 AM

sorcha, that's brilliant! far better than i ever imagined. some in my family have been singing a version of this for years- but your one's much better- like a different song- but i guess its really the same one misemembered by my kinfolk.

i'll learn this one- it could be my next big hit!

thanks a lot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time
From: GUEST,Sam SPackman
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 11:23 PM

Facinating. So close to the song my mom used to sing to me, but different. Ours went:

Poppa don't want no peas no beans no coconut oil
Poppa don't want no peas no beans no coconut oil
Poppa don't want no peas no beans no coconut oil
Just a bottle of brandy handy all the while

Momma don't want no beer no gin no livin in sin
Momma don't want no beer no gin no livin in sin
Momma don't want no beer no gin no livin in sin
Just a bottle of brandy handy all the while


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time
From: Joe_F
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:25 PM

And ours was:

Mama don't want no rice, no beans, no kerosene oil --
All she wants is whiskey, whiskey all the time.

Perhaps distantly related:

I'm a goin' down town,
Gonna buy me a jug of whiskey,
Gonna give it to my Susie,
Keep her good and drunk and goosy
All the time, time, time,...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:48 PM

Midi or tune anywhere?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 02:05 PM

I have been looking for the words and guitar music for this song. My uncle used to sing it. From what I remember:

Momma don't want no gin cause it makes her sin
(3 times)
All she wants is Brandy handy all the time

Momma don't want no rum cause it makes her dumb
(3 times)
All she wants is brandy handy all the time

Whiskey and Friskey

There was probably more, but I don't remember it all. If anyone has more info on this I would really appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time
From: GUEST,gmawa514
Date: 24 May 11 - 07:01 PM

brandy handy was on an album recorded by burl ives in the middle 60s, i could get the name of the album if anyone wants it. it also has long black veil, and mocking bird hill,delia,and little bitty tear..just found it, "the versatile burl ives".handy dandy was writen by,L Wolfe Gilbert and L Charles


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 May 11 - 06:56 PM

According to several libraries that have the sheet music, the correct title is MAMA DON'T WANT NO PEAS AND RICE AN' COCOANUT OIL, by L. Wolfe Gilbert and L. Charles (New York: Edward B. Marks, ©1932).

The title varies somewhat on recordings, however.

YouTube has recordings by:
Burl Ives
Count Basie
Harry Rice and His Band
Cleo Brown
The Jolly Boys of Port Antonio, Jamaica.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time? / Mama Don't..
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 05:17 PM

"by L. Wolfe Gilbert and L. Charles"

As noted in the Peas an' Rice... lyric request thread, "L.Charles" is but one of the many pen names of Bahamian composer Charles Leonard Lofthouse. Gilbert and Lofthouse partnered on several other well-known Bahamian "goombay" songs (Bahama Mama, Delia Gone &c.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brandy handy all the time? / Mama Don't..
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 19 Apr 16 - 07:07 PM

Mammy Don't Want no Beer

Oh, mammy don't want no beer, because it makes her queer.
Oh, mammy don't want no beer, because it makes her queer.
Oh, mammy don't want no beer, because it makes her queer;
Just a bottle of brandy handy all the time.

Oh, mammy don't want no whisky, because it makes her frisky
Oh, mammy don't want no rye, because it makes her cry.
Oh, mammy don't want no scotch, because it gets her in Dutch.
Oh, mammy don't want no ale, because it makes her wail.
Oh, mammy don't want no madiera, because it makes her queerer.
Oh, mammy don't want no sherry, because it makes her merry.
Oh, mammy don't want no stout, because it makes her pout.
Oh, mammy don't want no champaign, because it gets her rampin'.
Oh, mammy don't want no kummel, because it makes her stumble.
Oh, mammy don't want no cointreau, because it makes her want mo'.
Oh, mammy don't want no mint, because it makes her squint.

[IOCA Song-Fest (ca 1938, p.53]

Note: There is no music.


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