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Lyr Add: Jimmy Brown(Three Bells Parody)

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Leadfingers 13 Apr 04 - 09:52 AM
Snuffy 13 Apr 04 - 12:04 PM
Dave Bryant 13 Apr 04 - 12:18 PM
John MacKenzie 13 Apr 04 - 03:27 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 13 Apr 04 - 05:47 PM
SINSULL 13 Apr 04 - 06:57 PM
lady penelope 14 Apr 04 - 06:45 PM
GUEST,Mike of Northumbria, sans cookie 15 Apr 04 - 09:49 AM
GUEST,Anonymous 10 Oct 12 - 07:42 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: CHAPEL LEAD IS MISSING(Three Bells parody
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 09:52 AM

Another of the wonderful re writes from that superb group The Barron Knights. Though I do still remember the original in French sung by Les Companions De La Chanson being played on the BBC's light programme when I was but a babe. Of course, with the references to lead in the song, I had to have this in my repertoire.

THE CHAPEL LEAD IS MISSING

In the village hidden deep in the valley, one cold and dreary winter's night,
A figure could be seen creeping in the early misty light,
A ten-foot ladder on his shoulder, a heavy hammer in his hand.
What had he been doing? What mischief had he planned?
Early, early Sunday morning the vicar went to morning prayer.
He found the church was chilly; there was something in the air.
The marble font was overflowing. There was water everywhere.
He looked up, up at the ceiling and found it wasn't there

And the chapel lead is missing, and the rain is falling down.
When they asked who might have done it, they all blamed Jimmy Brown.
And the little congregation prays for sunshine from above,
But the rain's precipitation leaves them wet to saturation
Till they fear the church will flood.

In the village hidden deep in the valley, one cold and dreary Monday morn,
The police were out there searching but Jimmy Brown had gorn.
They eventually found him complete with torch and bag of tools.
He'd been back at his old business nicking drainpipes from the schools.
"Please come along with me now." These friendly words they said to him.
"I'll offer no resistance," replied our sunny Jim.
When Jimmy Brown was questioned, this is all the poor boy said:
"I only nicked the drainpipes. Someone else took all the lead."

And the chapel lead's still missing and the rains still falling down.
Though they're sure who is the culprit, the lead still can't be found.
And the little congregation prays for sunshine from above,
But their constant meditation would not pay for restoration
Of the little church they love.

Deep, deep in the valley, one cold and dreary Tuesday morn,
Our Jim was in the cooler wishing he had not been born.
They questioned him for many hours, but still he would not tell.
They blamed him for the church roof and the missing bell as well.
Deep, deep in the valley, one cold and dreary Wednesday morn,
The police took Jim his breakfast, but again our Jim had gorn.
The sergeant walked into the cell block and found that it was bare.
He looked up, up at the ceiling – guess what – it wasn't there.

And the chapel lead's still missing, and the rain's still falling down,
And the organ isn't playing, 'cos the organist has drowned.
The collection box is missing and the vicar can't be found,
And the little congregation needs a lot of medication
For the church has fallen down.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jimmy Brown(Three Bells Parody)
From: Snuffy
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 12:04 PM

Steve Viney sang this on Saturday at Miskin Festival - it was such a success that he had to sing it again on Sunday - and the rest of the evening was totally taken by the Bongs which you can see if you read between the lines!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jimmy Brown(Three Bells Parody)
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 12:18 PM

Linda and I are both suffering attacks of "The Bongs" since Sunday night at Miskin. Does anyone know if there is a "Bongs Anonymous" to help one get over this distressing and re-occurring condition ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jimmy Brown(Three Bells Parody)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 03:27 PM

Try this site for bongs. It should help you over your attack.
John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jimmy Brown(Three Bells Parody)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 05:47 PM

For the song this is based on,

Lyr Add: Three Bells (The Browns)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jimmy Brown(Three Bells Parody)
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 06:57 PM

sACRILEGE! bong bong bong


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jimmy Brown(Three Bells Parody)
From: lady penelope
Date: 14 Apr 04 - 06:45 PM

This Baron Knights parody comes off the same album that gave us "A folk singer of ethnic origin leaned on the bar......" I bought it when I was 12!!!!!

I've still actually to hear the original song in it's entirity!

Happy days............

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jimmy Brown(Three Bells Parody)
From: GUEST,Mike of Northumbria, sans cookie
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 09:49 AM

Another Jimmy Brown parody used to be sung when I was a student, a few decades ago. The first verse went something like this:

There's a village, somwhere out beyond the the Urals,
Across the Steppes so far away
And there, on the collective farm one morning
All the tractors stood in bright array.

All the farmers there were spreading
In that little Cossack town,
And the stuff that they were spreading,
It was rich and it was brown!
(Voices imitating bells go: "Dung ... Dung... Dung ... Dung!)

And each solitary farmer
Said a prayer and doffed his hat –
You could hear them softly murmur:
"Keep our feet on Terra Firma,
For we'll never swim in that!"

There was another verse, but I can't remember it.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jimmy Brown(Three Bells Parody)
From: GUEST,Anonymous
Date: 10 Oct 12 - 07:42 AM

I love it


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