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Lyr Req: Flash, Bang, Wallop (from Tommy Steele)

Bert 08 Aug 03 - 11:19 PM
alanabit 09 Aug 03 - 06:44 AM
DMcG 09 Aug 03 - 06:53 AM
Jeanie 09 Aug 03 - 07:58 AM
Roger the Skiffler 10 Aug 03 - 03:27 AM
Nigel Parsons 10 Aug 03 - 04:10 AM
Greyeyes 13 Aug 04 - 05:51 AM
Bert 30 Mar 06 - 01:58 AM
GUEST,999 10 Sep 12 - 07:31 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Flash, Bang, Wallop. sung by our Tommy
From: Bert
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 11:19 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to Flash, Bang, Wallop. sung by Tommy Steele? I have a cassette but can't understand all of it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLASH, BANG, WALLOP (from Tommy Steele)
From: alanabit
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 06:44 AM

Hold it!
Flash, bang, wallop
What a picture!
What a picture
What a photograph!
Poor old chap
What a night he spent.
Tights all torn and his rapier bent.

Clap hands
Stamp your feet.
Bang it on a big bass drum.
What a picture
What a picture
Rum tiddley um pum pum pum pum
Stick it in yer family album.

That's all I could turn up from a Google search. It's incomplete, but there are plenty of folks more computer literate than me on Mudcat. So I am sure that if the thread stays up, you will get your lyrics. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flash, Bang, Wallop. sung by our Tommy
From: DMcG
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 06:53 AM

Not from a search, but from memory

...
When Adam and Eve in their Birthday suit
Decided to get wed
As Adam was about to taste the fruit,
The man with the camera said:

Hold it, crash, bang wallop (etc)
Poor old Eve,
There with nothing on,
Face all red and her fig-leaf gone

Clap hands, (etc)

(I couldn't find the lyrics from Google searches with this verse)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flash, Bang, Wallop. sung by our Tommy
From: Jeanie
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 07:58 AM

Here are my contributions to the jigsaw puzzle (by combined effort, we'll get there in the end !):

All lined up in a wedding group,
Here we are for a photograph,
We're all dressed up in our morning suits
And trying not to laugh.
Since the early caveman in his prime
Took a trip to Gretna Green,
There's always been a photographer
To record the happy scene

Hold it ! Flash bang wallop (etc.)

You've.............
Or seen it in a Shakespeare play,
How Romeo fell for Juliet
In the merry month of May,
................ [something about climbing the balcony]
...............
Hold it ! (etc.)
[then follows the bit about the "bent rapier" - ho ! ho !]


The only other bit I can remember right now is:

My oh my ! Blimey what a joke !
Hat blown off in a cloud of smoke
Clap hands...(etc.)

If no-one comes up with the full lyrics, maybe you could put on here the words you have been able to make out from your recording, Bert, and we will try and fill in the gaps ? These lyrics are lurking in my brain *somewhere*...

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flash, Bang, Wallop. sung by our Tommy
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Aug 03 - 03:27 AM

First line of the Shakespeare verse is "You've read it in the Folio..."
Can't remember the other missing line, (Where's Steve Parkes when you need him???)

RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flash, Bang, Wallop. sung by our Tommy
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Aug 03 - 04:10 AM

RtS: more than one line missing, Yhe Adam & Eve verse starts (IIRC):

"The same thing happened long ago,
When man was in his prime.
What went on we only know
From the snaps they took at the time.
When Ada & Eve..."

If I can get to the library tomorrow I'm fairly sure they've the score of "Half a Sixpence"

Nigel


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLASH BANG WALLOP (David Heneker)
From: Greyeyes
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 05:51 AM

Flash, Bang, Wallop

Better late than never I s'pose.

FLASH BANG WALLOP
(Norm Allen)

David Heneker


All lined up in a wedding group, here we are for a photograph.
We're all dressed up in morning suits and trying not to laugh.
Since the early caveman in his verve took a trip to Gretna Green,
There's always been a photographer to record the happy scene.

Hold it! Flash, bang, wallop!
What a picture, click, what a picture, what a photograph,
Poor old soul, blimey what a bloke, hat blown off in a cloud of smoke
Clap hands! Stamp your feet. Bangin' on a big, bass drum.
What a picture, what a picture,
Rum tiddley um bum, bum, bum, bum,
Stick it in your fam-lee album.

The same thing happened long ago when man was in his prime,
And what went on we only know from the snaps he took at the time.
When Adam and Eve in their birthday suit(s) decided to get wed,
As Adam was about to taste the fruit, the man with the camera said,

Hold it! Flash, bang, wallop! What a picture! Click!
What a picture! What a photograph!
Poor, old Eve there with nothing on, face all red and the figleaf gone.
Clap hands!
Stamp your feet. Bangin' on the big, bass drum.
What a picture! What a picture!
Rum diddley um, bum, bum, bum, bum.
Stick it in your fam-lee album.

You've read it in the fol-ios or seen it in the Shakespeare Play,
How Juliette fell for Romeo in the merry month of May,
And as he climbed the orchard wall to reach his lady fair,
As he tumbled, she began to bawl as he traveled through the air.

Hold it! Flash, bang, wallop! What a picture! Click!
What a picture! What a photograph!
Poor, young chap! What a night he spent!
Tights all torn and his rapier bent.
Clap hands! Stamp your feet! Bangin' on a big, bass drum.
What a picture! What a picture!
Rum diddley bum, bum, bum, bum, bum.
Stick it in your fami-lee album.

Hold it! Flash, bang, Wallop. What a picture! Click!
What a picture! What a photograph!

Poor, young chap! What a night he spent!
Tights all torn and his rapier bent.
Clap hands! Stamp your feet!
Bangin' on a big, bass drum.
What a picture! What a picture!
Rum diddley bum, bum, bum, bum, bum.
Stick it in your fami-lee album.
Stick it in your fam-lee, stick it in your fam-lee, stick it in your fam-lee - album!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flash, Bang, Wallop. sung by our Tommy
From: Bert
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 01:58 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flash, Bang, Wallop (from Tommy Steele)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 07:31 AM

http://m.songfacts.com/lyrics.php?findsong=12467


You can view the complete lyrics there, also.


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Subject: ADD: Flash, Bang, Wallop (David Heneker)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 07:21 PM

[Broadway Cast Version from Half a Sixpence, 1965]

FLASH BANG WALLOP
(David Heneker, 1963)

All lined up in a wedding group
'Ere we are for a photograph
We're all dressed up in a morning suit
All trying hard not to laugh
Since the early caveman in his fur
Took a trip to Gretna Green
There's always been a photographer
To record the 'appy scene.....

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Poor old soul, blimey, what a joke
Hat blown off in a cloud of smoke
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet
Bangin' on the big bass drum
What a picture, what a picture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album

(Thanks very much, one more picture. Hold it!)

The same thing 'appened long ago
When man was in his prime
And what went on we only know
From the snaps he took at the time
When Adam and Eve in their birthday suit
Decided to get wed
As Adam was about to taste the fruit
The man with the cam'ra said.....

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Poor old Eve, there with nothing on
Face all red and 'er fig leaf gone
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet
Bangin' on the big bass drum, W-e-e-a-ay!
What a picture, what a picture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album

(Thanks very much. One more picture, hold it!)

You've read it in a folio
Or seen it in a Shakespeare play
How Juliet fell for Romeo
In the merry, merry month of May
And as 'e climbed the orchard wall
To reach 'is lady fair
As he tumbled, she began to bawl
As he floated through the air.....

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Poor young chap, what a night 'e spent
Tights all torn and 'is rapier bent
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet
Bangin' on the big bass drum, W-e-e-a-ay!
What a picture, what apicture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album

(One more picture, hold it!)

King 'Enry the Eighth had several wives
Including Anne Boleyn
And he kept an album of their lives
With all their photos in
As Anne Boleyn was on her knees
Dressed in her very best frock
King 'Enry shouted, "Smile, Dear, please"
As 'er 'ead rolled off the block.....

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Comes the print in a little while
Lost 'er 'ead, but she kept 'er smile
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet, Ye-e-a-y!
Bangin' on the big bass drum
What a picture, what a picture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album

(Thank you very much. One more picture, hold it!)

When Napoleon married Josephine
There was just the same to-do
He galloped home from the battle scene
All the way from Waterloo
And as he came from orf 'is 'orse
To the boudoir where she sat
She said to 'im, in French of course
As he took of his big cocked 'at

'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph
There she was, with a big Hussar
All caught up in 'er oh-la-la
Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet, Ye-e-a-y!
Bangin' on the big bass drum
What a picture, what a picture
Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
Stick it in your fam'ly album
Stick it in your fam'ly
Stick it in your fam'ly
In your fam'ly album!


that is from

http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/flash-bang-wallop.html


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