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Lyr Add: Walton Street Fair (Jo Gaggs)

joe hill 26 Jun 03 - 07:54 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 26 Jun 03 - 09:14 PM
joe hill 28 Jun 03 - 02:51 PM
GUEST 23 Oct 03 - 12:24 AM
Abuwood 23 Oct 03 - 11:45 AM
Joe Offer 23 Oct 03 - 06:18 PM
Bassic 23 Oct 03 - 07:25 PM
McGrath of Harlow 23 Oct 03 - 07:32 PM
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Joe Offer 23 Oct 03 - 09:01 PM
Abuwood 24 Oct 03 - 07:16 AM
GUEST 24 Oct 03 - 07:45 AM
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Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 24 Oct 03 - 10:44 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR (Jo Gaggs)
From: joe hill
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 07:54 PM

WALTON STREET FAIR
(Jo Gaggs)

Shouting and smells hang over the town,
From Ella Street, Chants Ave, all the way down,
Hull shakes again as they come from all round,
down to the Walton Street fair.

Chorus: Down the road the kids all tear,
       Hurrying now to get to Hull fair,
       Come with me and we'll go there,
       Bound for great larks at Walton street fair.

Close your eyes, scream loud as you can
on waltsers and bombers too rough for our nan.
Roller coasters are part of the plan
for boys to grab girls and a woman her man.

Chorus

Thieves mud and litter all over the place,
pretty girls glitter with ribbons and lace,
There's more than enough to well stuff your face,
down at the Walton Street Fair.

Chorus

Watch what you do shouts a fella' in pain,
you hit me in the bum don't you do that again.
But it's his own fault and the truth is quite plain,
he's nailed down his cans so the shots ricochet.

Chorus

Try hard to win that big teddy bear,
Cuddly ducks, coconuts, something to share.
Got to bring goodies back home from the fair,
prizes and trophies because you were there.

Chorus
Repeat chorus.

tune - waltz
coppyright Jo Gaggs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 09:14 PM

You,must,be,local,joe!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: joe hill
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 02:51 PM

Maybe, but then again...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 12:24 AM

fairs over now
it was bigger than christmas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Abuwood
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 11:45 AM

Of course, this should be my October sing! But I need to know the tune...
I really missed The fair this year - you could have sent me some Wrights Brandy snap John!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 06:18 PM

How old is this song? A recent composition? Can anybody tell us about Jo Gaggs?

It's a nice song, but I'm wondering if somebody wrote a song about Hull's lovely loo by the Humber.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Bassic
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 07:25 PM

Jo(e)! I know that song! Jo Gaggs is a regular at the Sun in Beverley and I think it is a relatively recent composition. I have heard her sing it for the last year or so and its in a fast waltz time. I could sing the tune but its best if Jo puts it up somehow herself, how do we do that Joe (Offer)? Joe is a fiddle player and singer and usually is acompanied on Guitar by partner Graham. Its such a lovely song for those who know Hull Fair and so "unusual" to hear a song about one of Hulls most outstanding events, sung in Jo`s southern accent!

The one song I know of about Hulls famous "conveniances" is "Gloria Victoria", written by Chris Roe and Ian Clarke from the album "Songs of Humberside" recorded in the late 1960`s. All I can remember is the chorus:-

Gloria Victoria
Gloria Victoria
She`s not amused.......
She`s been abused.......
She overlooks the toilet!

There is another thread about songs from the album started by Bill Sables several months ago, he was looking for the other famous song from it about the Humber Bridge. It was called "Will they ever Bridge the Humber". I think a few of the lyrics from the album were posted on that thread. Joe, you refered to the lyrics of Gloria Victoria in that thread here I think?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 07:32 PM

Lot's of Joe's around in that last post...

It's not too hard putting a sound file of someone singing a song up on the net, so anyone can hear it. Here's a page I wrote about it - One way to put your songs on the net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Bassic
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 08:05 PM

Quite correct Joe.......oops sorry McGrath! It should have been, "Jo is a fiddle player...." :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 09:01 PM

Hi, Bassic - if you can get the dots or a MIDI to me, I can post it. Can't do recordings yet, though.
-Joe Offer-
joe@muncat.org


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Subject: Lyr Add: GLORIA VICTORIA (Chris Roe, Ian Clarke)
From: Abuwood
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 07:16 AM

Here's the rest of it Bassic


GLORIA VICTORIA
(Chris Roe, Ian Clarke)

If anyone should go to Hull to spend a day or three
You''ll find a wondrous city, laid out for all to see,
But its not the parks and gardens that catch the tourist's eye
Not the great big hospital towering to the sky
You'll find a site that 's quite unique and have to stop and stare
Victoria on a toilet in the middle of the square

Victoria Victoria, Gloria Victoria
They loved her well and none can tell just why they had to spoil it
She'd not amused, she's been abused
She overlooks a toilet

King William sits on horseback as he did in days of old
Watching o'er the market place dressed in leaves of gold
And De La Pole puts hand to eye to see that all is clear
To warn us of invasion and see no one steals the pier
But flushed with pride Victoria sits and to the world presents
Her regal chains of office, 5 ladies and 6 gents

Now monuments get moved around with no respect for rank
And when they moved old Wilberforce the poor chap nearly sank
And pity Andrew Marvel cos he must feel a fool
Not content with moving him they sent him back to school
But happy in the knowledge that they'll never move her too
Victoria sits resplendent, She's found her Waterloo

So if we have a statesman who proves that he is great
We put him on a pedestal to hold his last debate
Or if we have a General who really makes the grade
Up he goes on horseback to lead his last parade
The setting that we give them shows the qualities they have
I wonder what Victoria did they stuck her on a Lav!


Chris & Ian's LP is my only 20th century Folk album
If Bill want the words to Will they ever Bridge the Humber I could play it and type them out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 07:45 AM

I will be seeing Jo Gaggs tonight at a small session at The Kingston on Cumberland Road in Hull (come and make it a big session!). The tune is not original so I'll find out the details and post them here when I have a moment.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Bassic
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 10:03 PM

Cheers ABU! its is the same for me! My only real exposure to the FOLK REVIVAL of the 60`s in Hull was that album which I played to DEATH at my Aunts house in PAUL every xmas as a teenager. We got snowed in one year I remember.............


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 10:44 PM

Paull.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Abuwood
Date: 25 Oct 03 - 04:14 AM

I had a purple maxi coat the year it snowed, real trendy, and the juke box in the pub at Paull had McArthur Park which used to stick so we always played it .....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: joe hill
Date: 25 Oct 03 - 06:24 AM

Several tunes would work for Walton street fair, but it was originaly adapted from the tune to Renaissance fair by Blackmore's Night, but with more swing and welly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Graham and Jo
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 07:31 PM

I was on radio Humberside again today singing this song.   It's on the Phil White program 14-10-10 on listen again, about 2hrs 42 minutes into the program. It won't stay on listen again for long, I believe this program gets replaced after about 24 hours. They did a short interview and played part of the song. There wasn't time for the whole of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WALTON STREET FAIR
From: Graham and Jo
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 07:34 PM

Changes made since writing
first verse 'shouting and fumes'
fourth verse leave outit never really worked
last verse 'hook the duck' is much better but awkward to get the words out.


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