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Lyr Req: Les Barker poems and songs

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BELLE'S BONNIE BOGIE
CUTTY WREN
EVERYTHING GLOWS
GLORIOUS ICE
HARD CHEESE OF OLD ENGLAND
I DON'T LIKE MY BOOMERANG
ROSEVILLE FAIR (Banjo Parody)
TRAINS OF WATERLOO


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John Hardly 13 Feb 03 - 09:39 PM
Mr Happy 14 Feb 03 - 02:32 AM
Herga Kitty 14 Feb 03 - 02:33 AM
Nigel Parsons 14 Feb 03 - 05:25 AM
Dead Horse 14 Feb 03 - 06:22 AM
Nigel Parsons 14 Feb 03 - 06:25 AM
John Hardly 14 Feb 03 - 09:29 AM
Joe Offer 14 Feb 03 - 11:30 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Les Barker
From: John Hardly
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 09:39 PM

I've found a number of his parodies in the digitrad but I'm interested in whether any of you have a link to a site of his poetry. I was talking with a friend last night who'd never heard him and I was hoping to send a sampling. I've googled to no avail so far.

Thanks for the help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Les Barker
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 02:32 AM

john,

try this one:

http://www.monologues.co.uk/

scroll down a bit & there's about half dozen of les's finest.

he's got his own web page too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Les Barker
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 02:33 AM

You can try a search on Mrs Ackroyd for information about the band....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Les Barker
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 05:25 AM

Les Barker Home Page

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Les Barker
From: Dead Horse
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 06:22 AM

If everybody starts doing his brilliant stuff, half of my repertoire will become old hat. (the other half is already)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Les Barker
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 06:25 AM

John: once you get to his site, you can order any of his previous books. He also does a mailing list which sends the books out as they are produced.

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Les Barker
From: John Hardly
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 09:29 AM

Hey, Thanks for all the info! I was able to send a few poems to my friend thanks to y'all.

John


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Subject: ADD: Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, eh (Les Barker)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 11:30 AM

Be sure to take a look at Barker/Carthy's Fuit For Heroes.
-Joe Offer-


Thread #1654   Message #4107481
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-May-21 - 01:36 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Raggle-Taggle Gypsy
Subject: RE: Origins: The Raggle-Taggle Gypsy

I got an interesting Canadian (???) Les Barker parody in an email from Elizabeth Block.

THE WRAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSIES, EH
(Les Barker)

here were three gypsies came to her door
A block from Bloor in Toron-ti-eh
And they said, Fair maid, would you run away,
Would you go with the Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, Eh?

Well, she went along
All the way down Yonge,
Sang a song at the offices of VIA
And from there did go
Through Ontar-i-o
On the train with the Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, Eh.

Well, her husband rode from Etobicoke*
Where he works with a guy from Mississau-gi-eh
And he soon did know the scenar-i-o,
She did go with the Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, Eh.

Come saddle me my milk-white steed
And bridle me my pony, oh,
I'll find my bride and ask her why
She did go with the Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, Eh.

It's a long, long ride through the countryside
Of Ontar-i-o and Manito-bi-eh
Out to Edmonton, where he found she had gone
Further on with the Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, Eh.

By now she'd be out in B.C.,
By the sea out in British Colum-bi-eh,
Some say she may have reached Swartz Bay
All the way with the Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, Eh.

Well, he went then to Tsawassen
Where he took the ferry very quickly, eh,
And there he learned she had just returned
To Toronto with the Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, Eh.

"What, home again! Well, sod that then!
I'm taking to the road out Cowichan Bay way,
I'm over her, and Nanaimo, sir,
I prefer to the Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, Eh!

By Les Barker
Transcribed from memory by Elizabeth Block.
*Etobicoke has a silent K


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Les Barker
From: bradfordian
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 02:44 PM

And DON'T forget, Les DOES make his living by SELLING his books and CDs, and by performing; so let's support this brilliant guy by putting some business his way!
Brad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Les Barker
From: breezy
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 02:11 PM

well said brad


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