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Lyr Req: Breakfast in My Bed on Sunday...(Lauder)

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cetmst 16 Jul 03 - 04:36 PM
Jim McLean 16 Jul 03 - 05:24 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Sir harry Lauder - Breakfast in your bed
From: GUEST,Si
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 11:51 AM

Looking for the words to a song sung by old Scottish music hall and ditties star Sir ( I think) Harry Lauder. The chorus went -

"Oh. it's very nice
yes it's very, very nice
To have your breakfast in your bed
On Sunday morning"

Ta


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sir harry Lauder - Breakfast in your
From: curmudgeon
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 12:02 PM

Oh I never, never worry, and I never, never grieve.
I always take things easy, but I never take a leave;
And I work the whole long week from early morn to late at night.
But on Saturday I eagerly look forward with delight
To beautiful Sunday, I wish it would never come Monday,
As I lie between the sheets my bed adornin'
Oh. it's very nice
yes it's very, very nice
To have your breakfast in your bed
On Sunday morning.

Lauder sang this in his own personal Scots brogue. There are more verses, but this is the only one that comes to mind and I no loger have a 78 player for the records -- Tom


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Subject: Lyr Add: BREAKFAST IN MY BED ON SUNDAY...(Lauder)
From: cetmst
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 06:18 PM

Lismor Recordings, Glasgow, Preservation Series, Scotland's Stars on 78, has reissued a number of his songs on CD, including "Breakfast In Bed", "Roamin' in the Gloamin'", "A Wee Deoch-an-Doris", "Wee Hoose 'mang the Heather" and "Soosie Maclean", some of my father's favorites in the 30's.


BREAKFAST IN MY BED ON SUNDAY MORNIN'
Words by Gerald Grafton and Harry Lauder, music by Harry Lauder.

I never, never worry and I never, never grieve.
I take things very easy; what I canna take, I leave,
I work the whole week round frae early morn till late at night,
In Saturday I eagerly look forward wae delicht

CHORUS: To beautiful Sunday; I wish it would never come Monday,
For I lie between the sheets, my bed adornin'.
O it's very nice! yes, it's very, very nice
To get yer breakfast in yer bed on Sunday mornin'.

What joy, what great delicht it is to hear the kirk bells ring!
I wouldn't miss their welcome sound, no, not for anything.
When they commence to ring I rise
(Aye, and I go an' I have a good squint out of the windae),
But if it looks like rain,
I fill my pipe, then licht it, and go back to bed again.

Spoken: Aye, mon, and it's a terrible thing to lie here among the blankets, especially on a frosty mornin'. Oh, did ever any of you chaps ever waken on a beautiful Sunday mornin' about half past six and then open your eyes—aye, if you were able to open them—and there you're lyin' there, you know. Did ye ever lie there and realize that ye didn't have to rise and go to your work? Isn't that a lovely feelin'? Oh, mon, oh dear, oh it's lovely, mon. You lie there, you know, and you hear the canaries singin' in the room, you know. Aye, and the wife she's in the kitchen, you know, washin' the dishes—and breakin' them—aye, and you're lying in your bed, you know, and you can hear the ham and eggs skirlin' in the pan, oh, mind, I'm tellin' ye—

Chorus repeated


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sir harry Lauder - Breakfast in your bed
From: cetmst
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 06:29 PM

Oops, hit the submit button accidentally.

Spoken after last chorus: One of the treats of civilization, to have your breakfast in tour bed on Sunday mornin'.

Missed some broad Scots there in a couple of places and didn't even consider trying it phonetically


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sir harry Lauder - Breakfast in your bed
From: clueless don
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 09:01 AM

Thanks to cetmst for posting the lyrics. Two minor corrections:

The line "I take things very easy but I canna take a leave". On the recordings that I have heard, I *believe* that what he is saying is "...what I canna take, I leave." The pronoun "I", especially the second one, is pronounced more like "ah" than a long "I".

And in the spoken section, in the line "and you can hear the ham and eggs sizzlin' in the pan". I *believe* that he says "...the ham and eggs skirlin' in the pan" (as in "the skirlin' o' the pipes".)

I know that Sir Harry made more than one recording of this song, so both versions may be right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sir harry Lauder - Breakfast in your bed
From: cetmst
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 04:36 PM

Right, on the third or fourth listening the ham and eggs are skirlin' and most of the I's are "ah" or even "uh". I still can;t get the line "I just ............... and I go back to my bed again".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sir harry Lauder - Breakfast in your bed
From: Jim McLean
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 05:24 PM

A similar song was:
'Oh it's nice tae get up in the mornin' when the sun begins tae shine:
At four O'clock or five O'clock in the good old summer time,
But when the snow is snowing and it's murky over head,
Oh, it's nice tae get up in the morning',
But it's better tae lie in your bed.'
Jim Mclean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sir harry Lauder - Breakfast in your bed
From: GUEST,SIMON WELLS
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 01:23 AM

To all who've helped with the harry Lauder lyrics, thanks so much. It's brought the song flooding back, as well as his little adlib in the middle.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sir harry Lauder - Breakfast in your bed
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Aug 03 - 07:52 AM

According to http://www.sirharrylauder.com/lyrics/brkfst.html, that mystery line is:

"I fill my pipe, then licht it, and go back to bed again on..."

By the way, the site says "sheet music by e-mail request."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sir harry Lauder - Breakfast in your bed
From: masato sakurai
Date: 03 Aug 03 - 08:06 AM

Sound clip is at Scottish Songs by Sir Harry Lauder.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breakfast in My Bed on Sunday...(Lauder)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Oct 11 - 08:29 PM

You can hear this song at the Internet Archive: Click for an MP3.


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