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Lyr Req: For Years and Years and Years (L Sarony)

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Subject: Lyr Req: years and years and years
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 07:20 AM

hi y'all,

[dt, search cheeked]

looking for maybe music hall song.

i have some already, it goes:

a nice folding bed we had hidden away,
for years and years and years,
to put up our friends when they wanted to stay,
for years and years and years,
but sorry to say like the mistletoe bough,
something went wrong with the spring somehow,
and we've not seen him down at the old dun cow,
for years and years and years,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: years and years and years
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 11:28 AM

i remembered some more:

i haven't set eyes on my uncle ted
for years and years and years
he used to make very good money they said
for years and years and years
but sorry to say like the mistletoe bough
the police got to hear all about it somehow
and we've not seen him down at the old dun cow,
for years and years and years,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: years and years and years
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 05:28 PM

doesn't anybody know this one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: years and years and years
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 08:18 AM

I am sure it is sung John Denny of the B'ham Trad FC (sun night - I forget the venue but you will find it on cresby.com and their site &/or e-mail.

It is of course a music hall song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Years and Years and Years (from L Sarony)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 10:06 AM

I haven't found any lyrics or sound files but I see the song is listed on a CD called "British Music Hall" available from Crystal Stream Audio of Australia.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS (L Sarony)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 03:49 AM

FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS^^
by
Leslie Sarony

Somebody's born every minute
Each moment there's somebody dies
Each tick of the clock someone's kicked in the pants
And clicks for a nasty surprise.
Some say that our troubles are nothing but bubbles
But Oh!... what a mess when they burst
If it's true, as they say, every dog has it's day
Then mine must be April the first.

I've got and old aunt who's been fond of me
For years and years and years
I know she's been saving her £. s. d.
For years and years and years
She's nearly 100 there isn't a doubt
One foot in the grave but dear Doctor Prout
Says, the other will still go on wagging about
For years and years and years.

I haven't set eyes on my Uncle Ted
For years and years and years
He used to make very good money, they said
For years and years and years
He did make good money, that I must allow
One day the police got to hear it somehow
And we shan't see him round at the good ol' 'Dun Cow'
For years and years and years.

Old Gramp was so fat that it damaged his health
For years and years and years
His doctor advised him to diet himself
For years and years and years
He started till he had to have tucks in his clothes
He shouted one night as he noticed his toes
"Well lummy! I haven't set eyes on those
For years and years and years."

A nice folding bed we had hidden away
For years and years and years
To put up our friends when they wanted to stay
For years and years and years
But sorry to say, like the old mistletoe bough
Something went wrong with the spring somehow
And my mother-in-law has been shut in it now
For years and years and years.


from a google of


For Years and Years and Years... Leslie Sarony

Acxtually found it by Googling


"a nice folding bed we had hidden away"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: years and years and years
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 04:08 AM

Fascinating! Many thanks. Charlie Jose of Boscastle in Cornwall used to sing this, but not the first verse.

'The Mistletoe Bough' is a gruesome and sentimental parlour song about a bride playing hide and seek on her wedding night and getting trapped in an old oak chest, not being found until many years later; hence the reference in the verse about the folding bed.

Valmai


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