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Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road

Mick 04 Jun 98 - 03:22 AM
alison 04 Jun 98 - 04:17 AM
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GUEST,brakn 26 Aug 01 - 07:58 PM
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Subject: The Collyhurst Road
From: Mick
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 03:22 AM

Does anyone out there know of this song. All I know is that it's from Manchester UK. I've got no idea who wrote it or how old it is.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone out there know of this song. All
From: alison
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 04:17 AM

Hi,

Either your title got lost or you forgot to give us an idea of some of the lyrics/content.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Does anyone out there know of this song. All
From: AndyG
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 05:14 AM

Alison,
Mick's changed the subject line
The song's title appears to be The Collyhurst Road".
I don't know a song of that name although I was born and bred in Manchester. Mick can you give any more info about this one ?

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Does anyone out there know of this song. All
From: Brack&
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 07:36 AM

Andy I've only heard it a couple of times. It's a pub singalong song. Last time I heard it was in North Manchester. That's all I know. Mick


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Subject: Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,brakn
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 07:58 PM

Anyone know this Manchester song "The Collyhurst Road"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Collyhurst Road
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 10:46 PM

You mihgt want to keep an eye on this request site, as someone else is looking for it, too.

Good luck with this one and the Cooley Mtn one. You've been looking for that one for a long time!

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Brakn
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 03:38 AM

Thanks kat


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Subject: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 06:12 PM

Does anyone know this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 22 Oct 03 - 07:29 PM

'esh


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 04:39 AM

last time!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Liam2407@post.com
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 03:44 PM

We used to sing a pub song many years ago in Manchester about Collyhurst Road. I don't know if what we sang was the "proper version" or a spoof but these were the words as I remember them - forgive lapses of memory/alcohol induced brain damage:

When I was young and foolish
As foolish as can be
I said goodbye to the mother-in-law
And off I went to sea
I sailed with Captain Skipper
Aboard San Ferry Ann
And we all set sail down Collyhurst Road
In a black Maria van

Collyhurst Road
I am forsaken
Collyhurst Road
I am forsaken
Collyhurst Road
I am forsaken...

Memory fades completely at this point. Anyone remember it differently or know more?


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Subject: Lyr Add: COLLYHURST ROAD
From: GUEST,smhmg@yahoo.com
Date: 16 Feb 06 - 06:45 AM

COLLYHURST ROAD.

When I was young and lazy, as lazy as can be,
I said farewell to the mother-in-law and off I went to sea.
We sailed with Captain Skipper aboard the Mary Anne
And we all set sail down Collyhurst Road in a Black Maria van.

CHORUS: Oh, Collyhurst Road, I am forsaken,
And it's not that my poor heart is aching.
It's the whisky and the rum that I've been taking
For that charming little girl down Collyhurst Road.

Oh, we got as far as The Vine and the rain turned into snow.
The snow got in the engine and the engine wouldn't go,
So we wrapped ourselves in mainsails and stayed there for a year,
And all we had to bloody-well drink was a barrel of Boddie's beer. REPEAT CHORUS

Well, the law chased after me and they put me in Number Three.
They said you are a Collyhurst boy and you'll never get away from me.
They said the next time you go sailing, it won't be the Mary Anne;
Be down Collyhurst Road to Collyhurst Nick in a Black Maria van. REPEAT CHORUS

Oh, they're digging up my granddad's grave to build a sewer (a sewer)
They're digging up his remains
To put down Carsie drains
To satisfy the local residents.
Now all his life my granddad was no quitter,
And I don't suppose he'll be a quitter now.
He's dressed up in white sheets
To warm them toilet seats
And won't there be an awful bloody row!
There is going to be a load of constipation
There is goin' to be an awful bloody fight;
And it serves them Baskets right if they never have a shite
For digging up the British workman's grave.

REPEAT CHORUS PLUS LAST LINE TWICE

Sammy Moffatt from Collyhurst who works on Collyhurst Road for HMG Paints
38 Years Man and Boy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 16 Feb 06 - 05:01 PM

After all this time. I don't believe it.


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Subject: collyhurst road
From: GUEST,ashy
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 02:21 PM

boy that brought memories i was brought up in colly we was all united fans we sang it at all the matches i live in teimoth street and then moved to central drive wud love to hear more collyhurst storys


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Jim C
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 07:41 AM

Sammy, you provided the lyrics years ago to a request of mine on a newsgroup - and I went and lost them again! Great to see them once more - glad someone's keeping this alive!

btw, went to school with Chris and Pete Owen although have since lost touch.

Cheers, Jim C


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 07:47 PM

I am also looking for this song but not well up on the words myself but this is part of the version I have heard

Collyhurst Road, I am forsaken
And it's not that my poor heart is breakin'
It's the whiskey and the gin that I've been takin'
For that darlin' little girl down Collyhurst Road.

Something to that effect


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 03:44 AM

This song is coming out on a cd by ancoats singer songwriter Dom Collins its out on 15th of December, check out more of doms tunes on his website, a very funny talented man, www.domcollins.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,wythenshawe blue
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 12:49 AM

only heard this song once ever coming back from notts county on national express bus sometime in the mid 80s after a city game,bus full of blues - sounded great and all the lads had a whip-round for the driver, time for a revival i reckon blue moon sounding a bit tired these days...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Pat Pauley Johns
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 04:22 PM

Thanks for the Collyhurst Road song! I lived there at 382 and it was the finest time of my life! I collect Collyhurst History so I'll check back! My mums maiden name was Day. Anyone remember the Days?
Thanks and Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Pat Pauley Johns
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 04:25 PM

Any one have any old pics of Collyhurst Road or surrounding streets? We had a toffee shop on the corner of Eggington and Rochdale back in the late 50's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 03:00 AM

Anyone got a recording of it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,flowers of manchester
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 01:09 PM

remember my uncle [steve wilson if any one knows him ?] singing this song when i was kid,the whiskey n gin part was in there aswell, as for wythensawe blue thinking this is a city song ??? you must of been on the united bus mate


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,roberts
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 12:51 PM

i was born queens rd moved when i was 2 but still i see my self as a colyhurst lad, and i always sing this song when i get the chance in my local pub or when theres a family get to gether,i do have the song on cd just let me know if you want a copy
                               good old days


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 02:28 PM

I want a copy! If you were a member I could PM you otherwise mail me at brakn at hotmail dot com.

This I think was one of my first posts......I was Mick, then Brack& and now brakn. 10 years has flown.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Josephine nee Doyle
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 05:28 PM

I lived at 387 Collyhurst Road until 1961 and this song is my brother Terry's anthem whenever we are are at any family do.   I loved Collyhurst Road and remember it with so much pride, it should never have been demolished and then rebuilt the way it has been, it is now such a small Road from Town up to Queens Road, all the style and character taken from such a proud and wonerful place.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,JONES ARTHUR
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 06:51 PM

Thank for the lyrics to collyhurst road.we sing it every year when a coach load of collyhurst lads go to scarbrough for the weekend.from the millbeck w.m.c.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,barbara ward
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:30 PM

hello can you give me the name of the singer and where can i buy a copy thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Artful Codger
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 05:51 PM

How about an ABC?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 12:57 PM

its about the area of collyhurst it was recorded in the late 70s by alocal man billy kite and is sung in most of the pubs in the area


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 06:21 AM

line 2 is 'they are moving him regardless of expense'
current line 2 becomes line 3
'expence' rhymes in with 'residents'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 09 - 12:30 PM

I KNOW THE COLLYHURST RD SONG SOME ONE CALLED DOM COLLINS SINGS IT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 04:39 AM

Dom Collins lives around Ancoats, I think, writes and sings lots of funny songs:

MySpace

L in C


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 02:30 PM

hi i got it on cd


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 09:59 AM

On You Tube, there's a few vids of drunks in various pubs singing it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 04:18 PM

Theres a site on facebook called Collyhurst forever... lots of pics and story's from old Collyhurst


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Sylvia Scholes
Date: 19 Jan 10 - 05:30 PM

I was born and bred 497 Rochdale Road Collyhurst. The "Fish Shop" Walter Scholes was my father.Does anyone remember Collyhurst in the 50' and 60's. I went to St Malachy's school. Loved my childhood but the shop was demolished and I left aged 13. Im 56 now and am going back soon to see what has happended to the area. Where I lived is a bus stop now. Quite sad when your childhood home no longer exists.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Ben McGarr
Date: 24 May 10 - 08:58 PM

There's a bit of a singalong in a pub with this one on facebook, here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Kh1EVUHzM&feature=related
;o)
My parents are from Collyhurst, though they are bloody useless at remembering song lyrics. :oD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,A mate of his
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 09:35 AM

I work with John Kyte, he sings the bloody song all the time


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Guest Viktoria
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 04:37 PM

I wonder if anyone remembers St. Catherine`s church band? my grandfather was bandmaster but I am not at all sure of the dates.He was married there in 1883 and a good few of his children were baptised there .Later he played for a while- so family history goes- in Culcheth Military band ( The Tall Hat Band) It may have been in the early 1900`s he was at St. Catherines because an auntie who was born 1905 remembered that he was bandmaster.Obviously I don`t expect anyone to remember him but I wondered if any records of the band were kept.
I`d like to hear the tune of the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Mick Grundy
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 04:42 AM

Hi every one, collyhurst road song was made in the seventes, by the collyhurst reds.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,gjashley
Date: 01 Apr 11 - 05:35 PM

I remember this being sung in the old Cross keys in Ancoats


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 12 - 02:42 PM

This song was sung many times after the big fights in the 1930's after jackie browns wins at bell vue in his brothers pub on colly rd then in the 70'd billy kyte put it all to-gether but some lads do there own thins like steve wilson can sing around 20 chapters of it ! its all good p s check collyhurst7 on you tube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,owen conlon
Date: 12 Feb 14 - 07:19 PM

i have got a copy of it.if any one wants a copy the can look up collyhurst 001 on youtube and they will find it there , hope this helps collyhurst road by billy kyte


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: leeneia
Date: 05 May 16 - 09:26 AM

Here's a YouTube video of someone singing 'Collyhurst Road.'

road song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Mick
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 10:21 AM

Here’s the best version out there. The one and only Billy Kyte

https://youtu.be/ku6yF4iaUpY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Mick
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 10:23 AM

If anyone knows the guitar chords for this song, it would be appreciated ??


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