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DT Correction: Good-Bye-Ee (Weston & Lee)

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Nigel Parsons 12 Jan 04 - 09:18 AM
Steve Parkes 12 Jan 04 - 10:05 AM
Amos 12 Jan 04 - 12:05 PM
Steve Parkes 13 Jan 04 - 12:27 PM
Nigel Parsons 15 Jan 04 - 05:34 PM
Jim Dixon 13 Apr 04 - 09:48 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Jun 07 - 03:50 PM
McGrath of Harlow 06 Nov 08 - 10:06 PM
Mr Happy 07 Nov 08 - 03:43 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD-BYE-EE (R.P.Weston & Bert Lee)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 09:18 AM

One verse already appears in the DT (with slight differences) (song#2360)however, "Francis & Day's Popular and Community Song Book" (undated but priced @ 7/6) gives 3 verses

"GOOD-BYE-EE!"
Written and Composed by R. P. Weston & Bert Lee

1. Brother Bertie went away
To do his bit the other day
With a smile on his lips
And his lieutenant 'pips'
Upon his shoulder, bright and gay.
As the train moved out, he said,
"Remember me to all the 'Birds!'."
Then he wagged his paw,
And went away to war,
Shouting out these pathetic words:

CHORUS: "Good-bye-ee! Good-bye-ee!
Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee.
Though it's hard to part, I know,
I'll be tickled to death to go.
Don't cry-ee! Don't sigh-ee!
There's a silver lining in the sky-ee.
Bonsoir, old thing!
Cheerio! Chin-chin!
Nah-poo! toodle-oo! Good-bye-ee!

2. Marmaduke Horatio Flynn,
Although he'd whiskers round his chin,
In a play took a part,
And he touched ev'ry heart
As little Willie in "East Lynne."
As the little dying child
Upon his snow-white bed he lay,
And amid their tears
The people gave three cheers
When he said as he passed away: CHORUS

3. At a concert down at Kew,
Some convalescents dressed in blue
Had to hear Lady Lee,
Who had turned eighty-three,
Sing all the old, old songs she knew.
Then she made a speech and said,
"I look upon you boys with pride,
And for what you've done
I'm going to kiss each one."
Then they all grabbed their sticks and cried: CHORUS



notes:from "Francis & Day's Popular and Community Song Book" (undated but priced @ 7/6)
pub: Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd., 138-140 Charing Cross Road,London

NP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Good-Bye-Ee
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 10:05 AM

There's another verse, which I always forget ... and a quick Google sugests that nobody else can remember it either. I'll have to get my songbook out tonight, but it goes not unlike this:

[...]
When a Hun with a gun called him "pig-dog" for fun
[...]
Right across the barbe-wire fence
The German flew, crying "dear, oh dear!"
[...]

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Good-Bye-Ee
From: Amos
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 12:05 PM

I thought this was from "O, Wot a Lovely War!" Was I mistaken?

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Good-Bye-Ee
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 13 Jan 04 - 12:27 PM

I think it was in it, but the copyright is 1918! OWALW was made up from "bits left over" to a large extent.

Here's that missing verse:

4. Little Private Patrick Shaw
He was a prisoner of war
Till a Hun with a gun
Called him "pig-dog" for fun.
Then Paddy punched him on the jaw.
Right across the barb-wire fence
The German dropped, then, dear, oh, dear!
All the wire gave way,
And Paddy yelled "Hooray!"
As he ran for the Dutch frontier. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Good-Bye-Ee
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 05:34 PM

If this is still on the missing tunes list I have the stave notation in the book mentioned above.

Ant ABCer want me to email JPEGs to them?

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Good-Bye-Ee
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 09:48 PM

The Virtual Gramophone has a recording of GOOD-BYE-EE, sung by Alan Turner, recorded in 1918.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Good-Bye-Ee
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 03:50 PM

The National Library of Australia has the sheet music. It gives a publication date of 1917.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Good-Bye-Ee (Weston & Lee)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 10:06 PM

Called in to this thread to check the words - and I see that the link that Jim Dixon gave for this doesn't seem to work any more. This one does.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Good-Bye-Ee (Weston & Lee)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 03:43 PM

A flaw singer stated this one off at our weakly sinaround, but forgot the worms halfway through - Mr H jumped in with 'bonsoir old thing, cheerio chin-chin, narpoo, toodle-oo, goodbye - ee!'

They don't sing 'em like that any more!!


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Subject: DT Correction: Good-Bye-Ee (Weston & Lee)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 02:51 PM

As stated above, the DT version of this song is incomplete. Here's the entire song, compiled from messages above.


GOOD-BYE-EE!
(R. P. Weston & Bert Lee)

1. Brother Bertie went away
To do his bit the other day
With a smile on his lips
And his lieutenant 'pips'
Upon his shoulder, bright and gay.
As the train moved out, he said,
"Remember me to all the 'Birds!'."
Then he wagged his paw,
And went away to war,
Shouting out these pathetic words:

CHORUS
Good-bye-ee! Good-bye-ee!
Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee.
Though it's hard to part, I know,
I'll be tickled to death to go.
Don't cry-ee! Don't sigh-ee!
There's a silver lining in the sky-ee.
Bonsoir, old thing!
Cheerio! Chin-chin!
Nah-poo! toodle-oo! Good-bye-ee!

2. Marmaduke Horatio Flynn,
Although he'd whiskers round his chin,
In a play took a part,
And he touched ev'ry heart
As little Willie in "East Lynne."
As the little dying child
Upon his snow-white bed he lay,
And amid their tears
The people gave three cheers
When he said as he passed away:
CHORUS

3. At a concert down at Kew,
Some convalescents dressed in blue
Had to hear Lady Lee,
Who had turned eighty-three,
Sing all the old, old songs she knew.
Then she made a speech and said,
"I look upon you boys with pride,
And for what you've done
I'm going to kiss each one."
Then they all grabbed their sticks and cried:
CHORUS

4. Little Private Patrick Shaw
He was a prisoner of war
Till a Hun with a gun
Called him "pig-dog" for fun.
Then Paddy punched him on the jaw.
Right across the barb-wire fence
The German dropped, then, dear, oh, dear!
All the wire gave way,
And Paddy yelled "Hooray!"
As he ran for the Dutch frontier.
CHORUS


Written and Composed by R. P. Weston & Bert Lee, 1918
notes: first three verses from "Francis & Day's Popular and Community Song Book" (undated but priced @ 7/6)
fourth verse; source unknown
pub: Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd., 138-140 Charing Cross Road,London

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Any other corrections, additions?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: DT Correction: Good-Bye-Ee (Weston & Lee)
From: redhorse
Date: 23 Jul 14 - 04:34 PM

Courtland and Jeffries sing verses 1, 3 and 4 here from 1918, so 4th verse is contemporary. Maybe they left it out of the Community Song Book to avoid offense with "pig-dog"


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