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Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone

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GUEST,Diane 02 Jul 03 - 01:18 PM
Catherine Jayne 02 Jul 03 - 01:26 PM
Abuwood 02 Jul 03 - 02:07 PM
McGrath of Harlow 02 Jul 03 - 02:29 PM
Micca 02 Jul 03 - 02:59 PM
McGrath of Harlow 02 Jul 03 - 03:11 PM
Noreen 02 Jul 03 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,Q 02 Jul 03 - 03:19 PM
Herga Kitty 02 Jul 03 - 03:27 PM
Liz the Squeak 02 Jul 03 - 03:35 PM
Susan of DT 02 Jul 03 - 05:46 PM
Emma B 02 Jul 03 - 05:59 PM
Herga Kitty 02 Jul 03 - 06:14 PM
Liz the Squeak 02 Jul 03 - 06:28 PM
Janie 02 Jul 03 - 10:51 PM
Steve Parkes 03 Jul 03 - 03:32 AM
JudeL 03 Jul 03 - 03:51 AM
Micca 03 Jul 03 - 11:55 AM
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Abuwood 04 Jul 03 - 02:38 AM
Liz the Squeak 04 Jul 03 - 02:03 PM
Murray MacLeod 05 Jul 03 - 03:32 AM
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Noreen 05 Jul 03 - 05:17 AM
Snuffy 05 Jul 03 - 08:10 AM
Murray MacLeod 05 Jul 03 - 12:07 PM
lady penelope 05 Jul 03 - 03:27 PM
Liz the Squeak 06 Jul 03 - 06:19 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: GUEST,Diane
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 01:18 PM

Does anyone know the words to Sixteen Stones, a spoof on Sixteen Tons. Starts like Sixteen Stones and what do you get , a whole lotta women......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 01:26 PM

Liz the Squeak sings it as does Jude L.....If you register you can send them a PM and I am sure they send you the lyrics!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Abuwood
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 02:07 PM

Hazel Absolom of Steel Bunny wrote it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 02:29 PM

Of course it wouldn't work in America would it?

They don't seem to use stones as a measure of weight, just pounds. Which I find totally confusing, since I don't know my sixteen times table to enable convert the pounds to stones, not without a piece of paper handy...

But "You got 256 pounds...", which is what it works out at, just wouldn't do in the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Micca
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 02:59 PM

Kevin, I think you will find that there are 14 pounds to a stone ( 8 stone = 1 Hundreweight which = 112lbs)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 03:11 PM

You're quite right. I get mixed up with Galleons and Sickles and Knuts and such.

And I don't know my fourteen times table either...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 03:15 PM

Sixteen Stone
Liz already posted it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 03:19 PM

= 100.8 kilograms.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 03:27 PM

It's a wonderful song. The Admiral's wife (Pearl) sings it too....

It's not just the words that make it a wonderful song, but the unscripted actions.

The words posted by Liz don't include the "Dum, de-dum, de-dum de-dum dum" between the chorus and the start of the next verse.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 03:35 PM

Hazels' original version didn't have the scat bits in between verses, I cribbed them from Mrs Admiral Pearl.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Susan of DT
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 05:46 PM

It will be in the new version of the DT, in progress, not yet turned over to the guy who turns DOS into Windows & MAC.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Emma B
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 05:59 PM

Hey Pearl, Jude and Kitty - if I put the 2 1/2 stone back on again can I join in the chorus again at S&A?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 06:14 PM

Emma - if you put the 2 1/2 stone back on you could probably enter and win the Doom, Gloom and Despondency workshop at Sidmouth..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 06:28 PM

Well I still sing it and I've lost 1 1/2 stone since March....

I think you can probably sing it at any shape and size, except Callista Flockheart....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Janie
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 10:51 PM

It works great in America! Morticia had us all in stitches, and then singing along on the chorus at last year's Getaway. If I remember correctly, we made (begged) her to sing it every night.

Hey guys, only 4 months to October!!

Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 03:32 AM

Interesting ... I've got Max Bygraves' recording, but that's called "Seventeen Stone", and it's not quite the same song.

If you pronounce "stones" as "stuns" in the old-fashioned way, it's a better parody (vide "Ask a p'liceman": How to fly, though twenty "stun").

Steve

Aagh! I just admitted to possessing Max Bygraves records!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: JudeL
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 03:51 AM

Who needs to be 16 stone to sing it? You just have to have attitude. As for Callister Flockhart, I would say that even she could sing it if she did it in a suitably ironical way but I'm not sure if she's that good an actress.

Speaking of putting attitude into songs, I do treasure the memory of Lorraine's performance at last year's Song & Ale of "If I were a Blackbird" complete with actions. It gave it whole new meanings to it & I'll never think of that song in the same way again. Shame it wasn't video'd


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Micca
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 11:55 AM

Parksy, I KNEW there was something STRANGE about you!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 12:18 PM

You don't know the half of it, Micca! won't even mention Peter Brough & Archie Andrews!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Abuwood
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 02:38 AM

Well done Liz on your weight loss! , I am still trying to get down to the right weight to sing this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 02:03 PM

Thanks... all done for health reasons, rather than any desire to look like the aforementioned Ms Flockheart, although if it gets me Harrison Ford as a boyfriend.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 03:32 AM

Hey, less knocking of Callista Flockhart, please !

Apart from being a wondrously talented actress, she is the fantasy of every male on the planet.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: JudeL
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 05:04 AM

I must refute the statement that Callista Flockhart is every males fantasy,talented actress she may be but in my opinion she is a 'nee tits sparrow legged spelck'. More likely candidates that are well known would be Cindy Crawford, Kate Winslett (before she went on diet)
but my personal favorite has to be Dawn French, now she's a proper woman, something to cuddle.
geordie paul on judes cookie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 05:17 AM

Thanks for that, Paul :0)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Snuffy
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 08:10 AM

She was sixteen stone
All muscle and bone
And I might have been a millionaire
She might have been mine
But she fell in a decline
Through swallowing a mouse in her beer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 12:07 PM

I would like to correct my previous thoughtless and ill-judged statement that Callista Flockhart is the fantasy of every man on the planet.

I should have said "....almost every man on the planet...."

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: lady penelope
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 03:27 PM

Do you know, Dawn French was my drama teacher at school? S'true! She left just before our 'O' levels to go and do something at the Edinburgh fringe, which turned out to be "Comic Strip Presents....." She was slightly thinner but essentially the same. A very genuine person.

A good laugh, but actually a very good teacher.

There are many body shapes and there are many "tastes" to reflect this, ie there's something for everyone!!!!

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 06:19 AM

Lady P - Thank F*&" for that!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: GUEST,Lady Constance
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 02:21 PM

Then there's always Harry Champion's The Best That Money Can Buy -

Twenty stone, all her own, all of it flesh and none of it bone,
And she stands six foot high.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sixteen Stone
From: Megan L
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 02:29 PM

Jist as weel ye corrected that an Orkney fairmers fantasy is an Aberdeen Angus Coo whits gonny win the county show.


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