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Subject: Lyr/Chords/Tune Add: PUNCH AND JUDY MAN (Conolly)
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Date: 09 Sep 98 - 05:47 PM

PUNCH AND JUDY MAN
(John Conolly)

[D]Down the lanes of [Em]foggy chimneys,
[G]Through the little [D]seaside [A]town,
[D]Strides the east wind [Em]like a dragon,
[G]Strewing leaves of [D]ragged [A]brown.
[G]Winter's planting [D]icicles
A[Em]long the barren [A]shore,
And the [G]Punch and [Em]Judy [A]Man
Is gone for [D]e[G]ver.

(Chorus)
[D]Mr.Punch and Judy Man,
Bring me back the childhood [G]land of [G]Sum[D]mer

Slot machines and penny arcades
Jingle jangle on the pier,
Gone the sound of laughing children,
Fading with the dying year.
Through the town he wanders
In the misty autumn haze,
And the Punch and Judy Man
Is gone for ever.


Punchinello, Punchinello,
Where have you and Judy gone?
Gone to join the swelling ranks
Of things that we look back upon.
Memory can conjure you
From dreams of summer days,
But the Punch and Judy Man
Is gone for ever.
I think there is another verse somewhere and if anyone can add it I'd be grateful.
regards Baz

MIDI file: PUNCH_AN.MID

Timebase: 96

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: D
Tempo: 060 (1000000 microsec/crotchet)
Name: the Punch and Judy Man
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:the Punch and Judy Man
M:4/4
Q:1/4=60
K:D
F3/2F/2GA|E/E3/2FE|D3/2E/DB,|A,/D3/2E2|
F3/2F/2GA|E3/2E/F/E3/2|D3/2E/DB,|A,DE2
G/G3/2AB|AGF3/2A/|G3/2F/E/D3/2|E3E/F/|
G3/2F/ED|CDF3/2E/|E/D3/2-D2-|DA,/A,/DF|A3/2B/A2-|
AA/B/A3/2G/|FDB,A,|B,/D3/2-D2-|D4||
% Output from ABC2Win Version 2.1 f on 9/9/98



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Subject: RE: The Punch and Judy Man Lyr&tune
From: Barry Finn
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 04:40 PM

In the DT there's another Punch & Judy song, Jon Pole wote it, I think about the early 70's. Barry


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Subject: RE: The Punch and Judy Man Lyr&tune
From: Barbara
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 08:06 PM

Hey, BAZ, I may be slow, but I'ze still movin'. Here's the second verse as transcribed off Leon Rosselson's That's Not The Way It's Got To Be.

In the meadows by the river
Where the elm and willow stand
Silver mist is creeping down
To lullaby the sleeping land
Through the bare and blackened branches
Swallows fly no more
And the Punch and Judy man is gone forever.

Leon sings the first verse at the end again, too. Enjoy.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: The Punch and Judy Man Lyr&tune
From: Martin Pearson
Date: 15 Sep 98 - 01:30 AM

I believe the east wind drives in rather than striding in, but it's a small point.

Marty poo


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Subject: RE: The Punch and Judy Man Lyr&tune
From: hrodelbert
Date: 15 Sep 98 - 01:33 AM

Hi Barbara, What a bonus recording "That's not the way it's got tobe was" I now sing six of the tracks off that album. That's not the way etc., They're going to build a motorway, The Diggers, Ant and the grasshopper, Punch & Judy man and Streets of London. Not often you get that many in one compilation. What a payload!

Hrodelbert.


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Subject: RE: The Punch and Judy Man Lyr&tune
From: hrodelbert
Date: 15 Sep 98 - 01:36 AM

Dear Martin (Marty Poo)

That's because you got it from Me

Hrodelbert (Bob Elwell)


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: PUNCH AND JUDY MAN (John Conolly)
From: Dave & Julie
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 05:00 PM

I'm sure my good friend John Conolly (note - only one "n") won't mind, but here are the full lyrics of his wonderful song PUNCH AND JUDY MAN, evoking memories of lost childhood innocence, liberally based on our seaside resort of Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire. This and many other great songs by John and Bill Meek were published in their 1985 songbook "The Singing River" (that's the Humber, by the way).

Down the lanes of foggy chimneys, through the little seaside town,
Strides the east wind like a dragon, strewing leaves of ragged brown.
Winter's planting icicles along the barren shore
And the Punch and Judy man is gone forever.

CHORUS: Mr Punch and Judy man,
Time flows like the yellow sand,
Bring me back the childhood land of summers long ago.

In the meadow by the river, where the elm and willow stand,
Silver mist comes creeping down to lullaby the sleeping land.
Through the bare and blackened branches, swallows fly no more,
And the Punch and Judy man is gone forever.

Hear the ghost of penny arcades jingle-jangle on the Pier.
Gone the sound of laughing children, fading with the dying year.
Songs and sunshine leave the world to winter's weary ways,
And the Punch and Judy man is gone forever.

Punchinello, Punchinello, where have you and Judy gone?
Gone to join the swelling ranks of things that we look back upon.
Memories can conjure you from dreams of summer days,
And the Punch and Judy man is gone forever.

(John's original chorus omitted the middle line).

Chords - verse:
C-G-F-CG
C-G-F-CG
F-C-Am-Dm-G
F-G-F-C
Chords- chorus:
C-G-F-C-G
F-C-Am-Dm-G-C

Hope this helps!


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Subject: RE: Req: Punch and Judy man, help to locate (answered)
From: Noreen
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 06:42 PM

Dave & Julie, the lyrics have already been posted here, and were linked to above (if you click on the blue words in Joan's post above it takes you to them). So, thank you, but you could have saved yourself the trouble of typing them in.

Several other songs of John and Bill's are here too.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: The Punch and Judy Man Lyr&tune
From: Mr Red
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 07:48 PM

John Conoly sings a longer chorus now. AND IMHO not so good.


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Subject: RE: Req: Punch and Judy man, help to locate (answered)
From: Dave & Julie
Date: 01 Aug 02 - 07:53 AM

Thanks Noreen. I did as you suggested, but the version found omitted a verse & John's amended chorus (also included the common mis-spelling of his surname - should have only 1 "n" - I know this sounds pedantic but can lead to misallocated royalties). Anyway thanks for your pointer to the other "thread". I'm fairly new to Mudcat - think it's great - & just learning to navigate. Dave.


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Subject: RE: Req: Punch and Judy man, help to locate (answered)
From: Noreen
Date: 01 Aug 02 - 10:16 AM

Fairy Nuff, Dave. I've put a note in the previous thread directing people here for the full version and John's amended chorus. And don't apologise for being accurate!

Welcome, both of you, to the Mudcat. Your names and location have just clicked- good to have you here :0)


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Subject: RE: The Punch and Judy Man Lyr&tune
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Aug 02 - 02:46 PM

Hoping to avoid confusion, I moved today's messages on this song into this thread, which contains the original posting of the lyrics.
Hard to avoid confusion around this joint, though.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: The Punch and Judy Man Lyr & tune
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Sep 02 - 08:16 PM

Trying to avoid confusion here is like trying to avoid breathing....

Haven't heard this sung for nearly 20 years now....

Nice to have a touch of my innocent yoof revived though.... just as well, he was starting to go blue...

LTS


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Subject: RE: The Punch and Judy Man Lyr & tune
From: Orac
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 05:02 AM

John Conolly himself confuses this issue somewhat by recording this song twice and both times with a different chorus. I seem to remember that one of the verses is different too on the later recording.... I'll have another listen. I prefer the longer chorus which John always sings now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chord/Tune Add: Punch and Judy Man (Conolly)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 07 - 07:09 PM

There is also a version about Professor Codman? He had a punch and judy by St Georges Hall on Lime Steet in liverpool in the 50's and 60's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chord/Tune Add: Punch and Judy Man (Conolly)
From: GUEST,Steve Howlett
Date: 23 Jul 18 - 12:09 PM

I’m thinking of putting this song into our repertoire for several reasons, so of course I came here for the words.

I was at a festival a few years back where John Conolly announced to the audience that he had written a new chorus because the original chorus was “weak”, and instructed everyone that from then on they should only sing the new version. Here he is singing it.

In my opinion people should still be free to sing whichever version they chose.

I intend to sing the original version, and would refer those who don’t like it to the late Mr Capstick’s remarks as related by Mr Conolly.


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