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Lyr Add: Big Nellie May (from the Corries)

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Seamus Kennedy 22 May 03 - 10:19 PM
Giac 22 May 03 - 11:26 PM
Susanne (skw) 11 Jun 03 - 06:11 PM
kendall 13 Nov 08 - 07:16 AM
masato sakurai 13 Nov 08 - 07:05 PM
Susanne (skw) 15 Nov 08 - 10:08 AM
goatfell 07 Jan 10 - 12:41 PM
goatfell 07 Jan 10 - 12:46 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Jan 10 - 01:16 PM
Susanne (skw) 08 Jan 10 - 07:26 PM
GUEST 25 Aug 14 - 03:58 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: BIG NELLIE MAY (from the Corries)
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 22 May 03 - 10:19 PM

BIG NELLIE MAY
As recorded by The Corries on "The Dawning of the Day" (1982) and "The Comedy Collection" (2003)

1. Now I'll tell ye the story of Big Nellie May.
She took up the golf in a serious way.
Wi' her shiny new clubs and her big plastic bag,
She could easily have passed for Jack Nicklaus in drag.

CHORUS: Wi' yer toora lye, oora lye, oora lye ay.

2. Now Nellie was handicapped more than the rest.
Her stroke was impaired by the size of her chest.
Her over-development proved her downfall.
When she swung, they both swung and all missed the ball.

3. Well, Nellie decided they hampered her stroke,
So she tethered them up wi' a big piece o' rope,
But they didn't like being tied up in a noose,
And the very next stroke, both rascals were loose.

4. Well, in sheer desperation she turned to the pro,
Who looked at poor Nell and said, "Well, I don't know.
I've only seen two that look like yours do,
And they were on a camel in Calderbank Zoo."

5. Well, this pointed remark at the poor girl's physique
Caused Nellie to lash out in a great fit of pique.
Her blow caught the pro in his most cherished spot,
And now he's got two just as big as she's got.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May
From: Giac
Date: 22 May 03 - 11:26 PM

**LOL**


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 06:11 PM

This particular piece carries the keyword 'sexist trash' in my database, so I'd like to clear Matt McGinn of perpetrating it, even possibly. The Corries give 'G. Herd' as author. Don't know anything else about him. The tune is 'Villikins and His Dinah'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May
From: kendall
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 07:16 AM

I learned this one from Gordon Menzies of Gaberlunzie back in 1988. Actually, I swapped "Send me to glory in a glad bag" for it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May
From: masato sakurai
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 07:05 PM

Alex Beaton - Big Nellie May is on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 10:08 AM

Still no info on 'G. Herd'?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May
From: goatfell
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 12:41 PM

it is just a song no offence taken


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May
From: goatfell
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 12:46 PM

but there are people that can't take a joke!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 01:16 PM

Only appreciated by male golfers? Pity.

Listed as by Herd/Browne/Williamson on one website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 07:26 PM

Well, Browne (Ronnie) and Williamson (Roy) are The Corries. They probably made it popular so they're associated with it in the way The Fureys are with No Man's Land or Alex Campbell with Good To See You.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Big Nellie May (from the Corries)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 03:58 AM

Does anybody know when it was first recorded?


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