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Lyr Req/Add: Two Little Sausages (Lionel Monckton)

Compton 24 Feb 03 - 12:22 PM
Roger in Baltimore 24 Feb 03 - 12:36 PM
Sorcha 24 Feb 03 - 12:47 PM
Long Firm Freddie 24 Feb 03 - 01:21 PM
Compton 24 Feb 03 - 06:27 PM
Compton 24 Feb 03 - 06:43 PM
Compton 25 Feb 03 - 11:33 AM
GUEST,ClaireBear 25 Feb 03 - 11:44 AM
Compton 25 Feb 03 - 03:49 PM
Long Firm Freddie 26 Feb 03 - 03:47 AM
GUEST,IanN 26 Feb 03 - 10:35 AM
Compton 26 Feb 03 - 11:42 AM
GUEST,ClaireBear 26 Feb 03 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,Helen of Joy 02 Aug 13 - 11:26 PM
Joe Offer 03 Aug 13 - 12:54 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Sausage Song
From: Compton
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 12:22 PM

Ee, I do like a challenge!. I recall a record by..wait for it, The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra,(Part of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra??) where one of the tracks was a jolly little song called the Sausage song. Is there anyone out in Mudcat Land with the words imbedded in the back of the brain?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sausage Song
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 12:36 PM

Compton,

Can you give us some of the words you do remember?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sausage Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 12:47 PM

Is it either one of these?

Silly Sausage Song
MP3 of Sausage Song (diff. from above, I think)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sausage Song
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 01:21 PM

I once heard Sam Sherry sing a song called "I want to be a sausage" which bemoaned the lack of decent beer available during WWII.

The only bit I remember is:

I want to be a sausage, a sausage, a sausage,
I want to be a sausage, I'd always have a skinful then!

Any use?

LFF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sausage Song
From: Compton
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 06:27 PM

Sorry, Chums, 'tis none of these! I recall a very posh lady singing it. I think it was about two sausages falling in love....yes I know !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sausage Song
From: Compton
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 06:43 PM

Hold the front page..The first line (I think) went."One in the window of a ham and beef shop, two little sausages sat"...Any Help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sausage Song
From: Compton
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 11:33 AM

.......or was the title "Two Little Sausages"??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sausage Song
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 11:44 AM

Searching the Web yielded this:

Yes, the title is "Two Little Sausages," and it was written in Lionel Monckton in 1907. The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra CD where you found it is called "Picnic Party." Sorry, can't find lyrics for you. but I'm sure someone will come through soon!

Claire


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Subject: Lyr Req: Two Little Sausages
From: Compton
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 03:49 PM

Guest Claire Bear find the right title for my lyric request...and the writer, Lionel Monkton ..and the CD.."The Picnic Party"...only thing she couldn't supply was the words..Anybody out there help??
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic, and I renamed the thread to show the correct song title.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sausage Song
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 03:47 AM

Found it in An Evening at the Music Hall, edited and arranged by Cecil Bolton, published by Cramer Music, 23 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9RY

TWO LITTLE SAUSAGES!
(Lyrics & Music by Lionel Monckton)
Sung by Gertie Millar and Edmund Payne

Once in a window of a ham and beef shop
Two little sausages sat!
One was a lady and the other was a gentleman
Sausages are like that!
He fell a victim to her simple charm,
And her form he would have embraced;
But a sausage you see never has any arms,
And the lady hasn't got any waist.

CHORUS

1. What a pair of happy little sausages!
Theirs was a very pleasant fate.
So they snuggled up together,
In the chilly weather,
Both on the same cold plate, well,
It wasn't such a very cold plate!

2. What a pair of silly little sausages!
Theirs was a very bitter pill,
For they quickly parted,
And it left her broken hearted,
While he joined a bad mixed grill, yes,
It really was a very mixed grill!

One sad day those sausages quarell'd,
Ended was all their joy.
The reason was that she said she caught him winking
At a saucy little saveloy.
'Pooh! My dear' said the gentleman sausage
'You may think I'm a flirt, well I am,
But I've seen you sitting on the same bit of parsley,
As that wicked old knuckle of ham.'

CHORUS (Same as before)

Long years after on a luncheon counter,
Those little sausages met.
She was engag'd to the wing of a chicken,
But he hadn't got off yet!
Soon they were reconciled, and then, of course,
She consented to name the day,
So the chambermaid dress'd her in a tissue paper frill
And the waiter gave her away.

LAST CHORUS
What a pair of jolly little sausages!
Nothing their happiness can dash.
And on any day you'll meet 'em,
For there's no one wants to eat 'em,
He calls her his own sweet mash,
So you see that they are sausage and mash!
So you see that they are sausage and mash!

LFF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Little Sausages
From: GUEST,IanN
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 10:35 AM

Two little sausages had two little toys......

Oh no that's not it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Little Sausages
From: Compton
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 11:42 AM

Thank you , Long Firm Freddie , thou art verrily a diamond geezer...and thanks to Claire Bear as well


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Little Sausages
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 11:56 AM

Yer welcome I'm sure. It's hilarious! Glad I was able to find the background info that enabled LFF to track it down.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWO LITTLE SAUSAGES (Lionel Monckton)
From: GUEST,Helen of Joy
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 11:26 PM

CORRECT LYRICS:

TWO LITTLE SAUSAGES: A TALE OF TRUE LOVE
(Lyrics & Music by Lionel Monckton, ©1907)

VERSE 1: Once in a window of a ham and beef shop
Two little sausages sat.
One was a lady and the other was a gentleman
Sausages are like that!
He fell a victim to her simple charm,
And her form he would have embraced;
But a sausage you see never has any arm,
And the lady hadn't got any waist.

CHORUS 1: What a pair of happy little sausages!
Theirs was a very pleasant fate.
So they huddled up together,
In the chilly winter weather,
Both on the same cold plate,
Well, it wasn't such a very cold plate!

VERSE 2: One sad day those sausages quarreled,
Ended was all their joy.
The reason was she said she caught him flirting
With a saucy little saveloy.
'Pooh! My dear' said the gentleman sausage
'If you think I'm a flirt, well I am,
But I've seen you sitting on the same bit of parsley,
As that wicked old knuckle of ham.'

CHORUS 2: What a pair of silly little sausages!
Theirs was a bitter, bitter pill,
For they very quickly parted,
And it left her broken-hearted,
While he joined a bad mixed grill,
Yes, it really was a very mixed grill!

VERSE 3: Long years after on a luncheon counter,
Those two sausages met.
She was engaged to the wing of a chicken,
But he hadn't got off yet!
Soon they were reconciled, and then, of course,
She consented to name the day,
So the barmaid dressed her in a tissue paper frill
And the waiter gave her away.

CHORUS 3: What a pair of jolly little sausages!
Nothing their happiness can dash.
And on any day you'll meet 'em,
For there's no one wants to eat 'em,
He calls her his own sweet mash,
So you see that they are sausage and mash!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Little Sausages
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 12:54 AM

Thanks, Helen. The way you have the song laid out, makes more sense. I standardized the format and added the songwriter name.
-Joe Offer, Mudcat Archivist-


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Two Little Sausages
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 03:37 AM

Anyone planning to sing this at their local folk club?


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Two Little Sausages
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 03:51 AM

There's a YouTube recording of the song here (click)




The "Wee Sings" series has another song with the same title, more of a chant:
    Two little sausages, frying in a pan,
    One went "Pop!" and the other went "Bam!"


YouTube video (click)


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Two Little Sausages
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 04:52 AM

Yes, the second chorus should, of course, have gone after the second verse - mea culpa!

The song is from a musical called The Girls of Gottenberg. You can hear a sample of a modern recording here: sausages

The blurb on the site says: "The Girls of Gottenberg (Gaiety, 15 May 1907) was based on a recent incident at Köpenick, just outside Berlin, when a shoemaker posed as a Prussian officer and took over the city hall. The incident did little more than provide an excuse for poking some light-hearted fun at the Germans, as in the duet Two little sausages, performed by Gertie Millar as an innkeeper's daughter and Edmund Payne as Max Moddelkopf."

The vocal score can be downloaded here:score

Cheers

LFF


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Two Little Sausages
From: Artful Codger
Date: 03 Aug 13 - 07:35 PM

For what it's worth, Gertie Millar and Lionel Monckton were married, and he wrote many of her songs, both in theater shows and for her solo performances.

Madeleine Kahn sang a few Gertie Millar songs in the Gene Wilder film "Sherlock Holmes' Younger, Smarter Brother"—the clips are well worth finding on YouTube, particularly for "Simply Crazy" and "You Don't Love as I Do." This first song was an adaptation of "I'm Simply Crazy over You" (1915) [PDF: Lib. of Congress, IN Harmony]. I believe Paul Rubens wrote the second song for the show "Houp-La."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/ADD: Two Little Sausages
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 10:46 AM

You can see the sheet music at the Archive of Popular Music, UCLA.


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