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Lyr Req: The Marrow Song

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GUEST,Wordless Woman 27 Nov 02 - 09:49 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: GUEST,Wordless Woman
Date: 27 Nov 02 - 09:49 AM

I went to the Music Hall in September and since then I've had part of this song running through my head. I've searched the web without luck for the lyrics. Here's the chorus. Does anyone know the rest? Sorry it's not folk but I know there are some Catters with Music Hall knowledge. Many thanks.

Oh, What A Beauty! I've never seen one as big as that before!
Oh, What A Beauty! It must be two foot long, or even more!
It's such a lovely colour, and nice and round and fat,
I never thought a marrow could grow as big as that!
Oh, What A Beauty! I've never seen one as big as that before!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Nov 02 - 10:18 AM

I'm almost certain it is here somewhere, but with SuperSearch down I can't find it.............patience.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: IanC
Date: 27 Nov 02 - 10:29 AM

I didn't think it was strictly "Music Hall" (more folk, really!) The song is on "Vintage Cider" by The Wurzels, attributed to Siebert (1952). I think it may be somewhere on the forum, bu the search isn't working at them moment. More later.

:-)


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Subject: ADD: The Zucchini Song
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 27 Nov 02 - 11:59 AM

There's a version on Sing365 as The Zucchini Song.

The Zucchini Song


Now down the road there lives a man I'd like you all to know,
He grew a big zucchini for the local flower show
And when the story got around they came from far and wide,
And when then saw what he had grown, everybody cried.....

Ooooh! What a beauty, I've never seen one as big as that before,
Oh Oh! What a beauty, it must be two foot long or even more.
And it's such a lovely color, so big, and round, and fat,
I've never seen a zucchini grow quite as big as that,
Oh Oh! What a beauty, I've never seen one as big as that before.

He was leaning on the garden gate the other day,
And beckoned to a lady who lives just across the way,
He took her down the garden path and showed it to her with pride,
And when she saw the size of it, the little lady sighed..

Ooooh! What a beauty, I've never seen one as big as that before,
Oh Oh! What a beauty, it must be two foot long or even more.
And it's such a lovely color, so big, and round, and fat,
I've never seen a zucchini grow quite as big as that,
Oh Oh! What a beauty, I've never seen one as big as that before.

Third verse, worse than the first!
And then the flower show was held and everybody went,
To see this huge zucchini, lying there inside the tent.
Soon the judges came along to give the prizes out,
And they only took one look at it and they began to shout,
Now what did they shout???"

OOOOOH! What a beauty, I've never seen one as big as that before,
Oh Oh! What a beauty, it must be two foot long or even more.
And it's such a lovely color, so big, and round, and fat,
I've never seen a zucchini grow quite as big as that,
Oh Oh! What a beauty, I've never seen one as big as that before

There are also a couple of verses in a Round The Horn script (along with some of the Cucumber song).

Mick
Lyrics copy-pasted from the link cited above.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: GUEST,Wordless Woman
Date: 27 Nov 02 - 03:09 PM

A thousand thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Nov 02 - 10:17 PM

HA! I knew they were here somewhere.....CLICK!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 05:44 AM

I've been looking for the words of The Marrow Song for quite a while. It was originally from the British music hall stage. I seem to remember that it was originally sung by a man who dressed up as a woman complete with a parasol - "I haven't had it up yet this year !". The words posted earlier are not the original ones, but a modification of them.

In the original the gentleman takes his "marrow" into the sea for a swim and it shrinks (there's a chorus about how small it gets), but then the "lady" singing the song takes him into her room and "I slapped a mustard plaster on and it swelled before my eyes". The last chorus was usually sung -

I've never seen one as big as that,
I've never HAD one as big as that,
I've never seen one as big as that before.

I'll try and find some further details from my old mate John Foreman.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 08:11 AM

For a Real Media streaming video of a performance of The Marrow Song by Tom Moffit of Tom Moffit's English Music Hall (based in New Jersey!):

Click My Marrow

LFF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 11:43 AM

I thought this thread was going to be about the song (done by The Spinners) which starts
"As me and me marrow was gannin' ta work,
We met with the devil, it was in the dark"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 11:55 AM

It's a pity that there's only the first verse though.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DREAD ROCK (Judge Dread)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 02:55 PM

Here's a recent adaptation...

I should explain, for my American friends, that "rock" is a kind of hard candy, shaped like a peppermint stick (but not necessarily peppermint in flavor), commonly sold to tourists in seaside resorts. I couldn't find a photo of chalets, as I know them, but click here for something close.

Copied from http://www27.brinkster.com/skarmony/DreadRock.html

DREAD ROCK
(Judge Dread a.k.a. Alex Hughes)

When I go down the seaside, I'm feeling rather rude.
The girls in their bikinis are showing all their boobs.
But when they see my stick of rock, they all shout out with glee,
"Before you give it all away, please save a length for me!

"Oh, ho, ho, oh, what a big one! I've never seen one as big as that before!
Oh, ho, ho, oh, what a big one! It must be fourteen inches long or more!"

I took a stroll along the beach. My rock was in my hand.
I saw a girl who was buried up to her neck in sand.
She said, "Some boys did this to me. Please help get me out,"
But before I could assist her, my rock shot in her mouth!

And she cried, "Oh, what a big one! I've never seen one as big as that before!
Oh, ho, ho, oh, what a big one! It must be fourteen inches long or more!"

Now I'm always in the discos as soon as the sun goes down.
I chat up all the nice girls with bodies nice and brown.
I take 'em back to me chalet and they always get a shock,
For when I turn the lights on, and they see the size of me rock!

They all cry, "Oh, what a big one! I've never seen one as big as that before!
Oh, ho, ho, oh, what a big one! It must be fourteen inches long or more!"

Now me holidays are over. Me rock goes home with me.
Although it's not as big as it was, it's big enough for me.
If you want to know who my girlfriend is, take a look around the place.
She's the one in the corner, with a smile upon her face!

'Cos she knows that it's a big one! She's never seen one as big as that before!
Oh, my God! Oh, what a big one! It must be fourteen inches long or more!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MARROW SONG (OH WHAT A BEAUTY)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Nov 13 - 07:38 AM

You can hear this version at The Internet Archive. It's song #67 on that page:


THE MARROW SONG (OH WHAT A BEAUTY)
As recorded by the Billy Cotton Orchestra

1. Down the road there lives a man I'd like you all to know.
He grew a great big marrow for the local flower show.
When the story got around they came from far and wide,
And when the people saw the marrow, ev'rybody cried:

CHORUS: Oh, what a beauty! I've never seen one as big as that before.
Oh, what a beauty! It must be two feet long, or even more.
It's such a lovely colour, and nice and round and fat,
I never thought a marrow could grow as big as that.
Oh, what a beauty! I've never seen one as big as that before.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, what a beauty! We've never seen one as big as that before.

2. He was leaning on the garden gate the other day
And beckoned to a lady who lives just across the way.
He took her down the garden path and showed it her with pride,
And when she saw the size of it, the little lady sighed:

CHORUS: Ooh, what a beauty! She'd never seen … [etc.]

3. Then the flower show was held and ev'rybody went
To see the great big marrow lying there inside the tent.
Soon the judges came along to give the prizes out.
They only took one look at it and then began to shout:

CHORUS: Oh, what a beauty! We've never seen … [etc.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: GUEST,Jak
Date: 21 Jun 14 - 08:13 AM

Would any one be able to help with the chords for the 'The Marrow Song' - I've been trying it work them out without success.   Any help would be appreciated

Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Jun 14 - 10:38 AM

http://chordify.net/chords/billy-cotton-his-band-the-marrow-song-oh-what-a-beauty

Have the lyrics available when you go to that link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: GUEST,tutitu
Date: 21 Jun 14 - 08:52 PM

The song is on "Vintage Cider" by The Wurzels, attributed to Siebert (1952). I think it may be somewhere on the forum, bu the search isn't working at them moment. More later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 16 - 04:39 PM


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