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07 Oct 98 - 04:43 PM
Bill Sullivan 03 Dec 98 - 04:50 AM
froma skarpi Iceland 03 Dec 98 - 02:48 PM
Bill Sullivan 04 Dec 98 - 01:27 AM
Joe Offer 04 Dec 98 - 02:45 AM
Bill Sullivan 04 Dec 98 - 10:06 PM
Ted from Australia 05 Dec 98 - 08:36 AM
Ted from Australia 05 Dec 98 - 08:40 AM
Bill Sullivan 05 Dec 98 - 08:47 AM
Ted from Australia 07 Dec 98 - 08:09 AM
Bill Sullivan from Australia 07 Dec 98 - 10:10 AM
Steve Parkes 07 Dec 98 - 10:45 AM
Frank McGrath 07 Dec 98 - 01:17 PM
GUEST,Howard Leitch 22 Jun 02 - 03:17 PM
skarpi 22 Jun 02 - 04:21 PM
Liz the Squeak 22 Jun 02 - 07:58 PM
masato sakurai 22 Jun 02 - 08:31 PM
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GUEST,Phil 11 Oct 02 - 06:36 PM
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Subject: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Date: 07 Oct 98 - 04:43 PM

Iwas looking in the data base for the lyric of a song called Twice Daily wich is an song , but i coult not find it , so if anyone have the lyric or know how to get it , all is great . skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Bill Sullivan
Date: 03 Dec 98 - 04:50 AM

I don't have them at the moment but i can easily get them if you have not got them yet.

Let me know

Bill


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: froma skarpi Iceland
Date: 03 Dec 98 - 02:48 PM

hæ Bill , I haven´t got the lyric for this song , so if you have I woulld be glad. thank´s skarpi.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWICE DAILY
From: Bill Sullivan
Date: 04 Dec 98 - 01:27 AM

Some words may not be exact (or I've guessed them) because the song is usually sang in a very strong, South Western English accent, but here goes.

When I were a lad, I were so glad
To go out in the daytime
With my fork, a bottle and a cork
to go out in the haytime
Were tossing hay upon the mound
Met young Lucy Bailey
I said "My dear, You often here."
She said, "Yes Sir, twice daily.

We had such fun in the Summer sun
Lucy were so thrilling
Sweet and pure but I wern't sure
That young maid were willing
till one day upon the mound, we were working gaily
She up's and slips, summet (means something)rips
And I went there twice daily

She said dear, I do feel queer
Think I ought to tell 'ee' (tell you)
It ain't new bread, she sadly said, that's swelling up my belly
Ought to go to Doctor Joe, off she went so gaily
Gave her a dollop of Gurpic Jollop (Last 2 words just a guess, but it's never stopped me singing it)
He said, "Take this twice daily."

Now Lucy's Dad were very mad
Chased I (me) round the haymound
Said my son, you've had your fun
The time has come to pay now
My girl you'll wed, the old mand said
As he waved his shotgun gaily
If you don't he said, I'll shoot some lead
And you won't go there twice daily

Well the very next day in the month of May
Held the ceremony
Paid off the Vicar with a gallon of Liquor
Rode to church on a pony
And the Village folks for miles around
Waved and shouted gaily
There's no doubt, you'll get caught out
If you go there twice daily

Now to Lucy's joy, she had a boy
what a little darling
Round and fat as a Cheshire cat
Perky as a Starling
Skin were smooth as a cider jar
An we called him Buster Bailey
Frettin' on Swedes and cheroot weeds
And a pint of Scrump' twice daily

Now I'm old, my story's told
Of forty years together
And we often stray, where we tossed the hay
In that old fine Summer weather
Kids we got full ten or more
We goes on quite gaily
Though I'm old and grey....
When I gets my way....

I still goes there Twice daily.

It was sung by Adg Cutler and the Wurzels.

Adg died many years ago. But he was a nice man.

It may not be perfect but I don't think anyone cared when I sang it. I bluffed what I didn't know too well.

Bill

Hope this is the song you were looking for.


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 98 - 02:45 AM

Say, Bill, what's the second-last line in the first stanza? Looks like there's a word missing. Great song!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Bill Sullivan
Date: 04 Dec 98 - 10:06 PM

When I were a lad, I were so glad
To go out in the daytime
With my fork, a bottle and a cork
to go out in the haytime
Were tossing hay upon the mound
Met young Lucy Bailey
I said "My dear, You often here?"
She said, "Yes Sir, twice daily.

Joe Offer

I've only added a question mark.
In some English Country accents words that are unnecessary are sometimes dropped. The trouble is when you get use to it you don't even notice yourself.
If that doesn't help, let me know and I'll drag out the Guitar and sing it again to myself.

Bill


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWICE DAILY
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 05 Dec 98 - 08:36 AM

From the singing of Vin Garbutt some 10 or so years ago only some slight differences from Bill's.

When I were a lad, I were so glad
To go out in the daytime
With my fork, a bottle and a cork
To help out in the hay time.
Then one day whilst tossin' hay
I met miss Lucy Bailey.
I said, "My dear, you often here?"
She said, "Yes sir, twice daily."

We had such fun in the summer sun.
Lucy were so thrilling.
So sweet and pure, but I were sure
That young maid were willing.
Till one day upon the mound,
We were working gaily
She ups and slips, summat rips
And I went there twice daily.

She said dear, I do feel queer
Think I ought to tell 'ee'
It ain't fresh bread, she sadly said,
That's swelling up my belly
Off we go to Doctor Joe,
And she trots off quite gaily
He gives her a dollop of girt big jallop
And says, "Take that twice daily."

Now Lucy's Dad 'e weren't half mad.
He chased I round the haymow
Said, "Me son, well, you've had your fun.
The time has come to pay now.
My girl you'll wed," the old man said
As he waved his shotgun gaily,
"If you don't," he said, "I'll put some lead
And you won't go there twice daily."

Well, the very next day in the month of May,
We held the ceremony,
Paid off the vicar with a gallon of liquor,
Rode to church on a pony,
And the village folks for miles around
Waved and shouted gaily.
There's no doubt you'll get caught out
If you go there twice daily.

Now to Lucy's joy, she had a boy
And 'e were a proper little darling,
Round and fat as a Cheshire cat,
Perky as a starling.
Skin were smooth as a cider jar
An' we called him Buster Bailey,
Fed him' on swedes and charlot weeds
And a pint of scrump' twice daily.

Now I'm old, my story's told (half sung, half spoken)
Been forty years together
And we sometimes stray where we used to play
In that old-time summer weather.
Kids we got full ten or more.
We goes on quite gaily.
Though I'm old and grey...(Shaky voice) when I gets my way... (Shaky voice)
I still goes there twice daily.

Regards Ted


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 05 Dec 98 - 08:40 AM

except for the spelling mistakes


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Bill Sullivan
Date: 05 Dec 98 - 08:47 AM

Just a interesting coincidence. I've never heard Vin sing this song but I'm a big fan of Vin. I went to school with Vin's brother Michael. That was St. Peter's in South Bank.


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 07 Dec 98 - 08:09 AM

Bill,

This was from a tape made at the Australian National Folk Fest in Alice Springs, Did I say 10?, more like 15 years ago.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Bill Sullivan from Australia
Date: 07 Dec 98 - 10:10 AM

Ted

I doubt Vin would thank me for this but I first saw him singing in St Peters Working Mens Club in South Bank, Yorkshire on a Sunday lunchtime session. He was singing Wild Rover and Puff the Magic Dragon. I think I was the only one listening. I can't imagine him doing 'Twice Daily'.

Thanks for the info.

Bill


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 07 Dec 98 - 10:45 AM

My God! I can't imagine Vin singing Puff the Magic Dragon!! We are talking of the same Vin Land of three rivers Garbutt?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Frank McGrath
Date: 07 Dec 98 - 01:17 PM

This song was a big hit in Ireland about 20 years ago for the folk group, "The Wolfe Tones". It is still sung regularly at weddings, parties and the like and you will find it on any of the Wolfe Tones compilation albums.

The version they sing has less of the South of England vernacular and is more understandable (and possibly more rude) to an international audience. Don't ask me for the lyrics - but I'm sure that there are some Wolfe Tones fans out there who will gladly oblige.

Frank McGrath Nenagh Singers


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: GUEST,Howard Leitch
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 03:17 PM

Excellent! Thanks fo reminding me.

My mate new 23 verses when we were lads (mind you after too much Natch he also said he went to school with Buster Bailey). I will go in search!


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: skarpi
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 04:21 PM

Halló all , Okei now i just have to get the cd with Wolfe Tones. I heard this song at the Dubliners pup In Reykjavík and it hit me right In my heart. Thank you for this help It took a time , but it´s great to this forum working . I just say thanks to you all. All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 07:58 PM

Gurpic Jollop = gurt pink, gurt is west country for big or great, all medicine is pink, it has to be to do you any good, and jollop is a fairly common word meaning liquid medicine, usually of the quack variety.

charlot weeds = charlock, an edible weed resembling rocket which can be eaten in salads.

LTS


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWICE DAILY
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 08:31 PM

"Twice Daily (Adge Cutler): This Adge Cutler song was originally recorded as part of the session for Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' first album at the Royal Oak, Nailsea on 2nd November 1966. The song was coupled with Drink Up Thy Zider on the band's first single, which reached no. 45 in the national charts in early 1967. Although "Zider" was popular in its own right, the record partly owed it success to the fact that Twice Daily was banned from the air by the BBC! As you could have predicted, this only helped to get the record into the charts. The song seems innocuous by today's standards, but its references to pre-marital naughty behaviour leading to pregnancy and a shotgun wedding was deemed too strong for the sensitive public by the prim Auntie Beeb of the 1960s. A later recording was made by the Wurzels on the 1975 "Scrumptious" album. Pete Budd still sings this at Wurzels' gigs, and it's as popular as ever!" (Notes from HERE)

Covers of "Twice Daily":
"The Wolfe Tones, The Yetties. Not surprisingly (since they're from Ireland) The Wolfe Tones' version of this song is sung in an Irish style - they've even added their own sing-along chorus! The Yetties' version is available on one of their CDs." (From HERE)

"Twice Daily" is on Wolfe Tones' Let the People Sing (Sound clip is HERE). This seems to be the Wolfe Tones version:

TWICE DAILY

When I was a lad I was so glad to go out in the daytime
With me fork, a bottle and a cork to help out in the haytime
Tossin' hay one fine day I met young Lucy Bailey
And I said my dear "Are you often here", she said "Yes sir, twice daily"

Well we had such fun in the summer sun, Lucy was so thrillin'
So sweet and pure but I wasn't sure if that girl was willin'
Until one day among the hay we were working gaily
When she up's and slips and her garters ripped and I went there twice daily

Did the rum do dee, did de rum do da, did the rum da do do randy
Did the rye do dee, did the rye do da, did the rye do dee, twice daily

Well Lucy's dad he was very mad, he chased me 'round the haybarn
He said "You son, now you've had your fun, the time has come to pay now"
"The girl you'll wed", the old man said as he waved his shotgun gaily
"If you don't", he says, "where I'll put the lead you won't sit there twice daily"

So the very next day in the month of May we held the ceremony
And we paid off the vicar with a gallon of liquor, and we rode to church on a pony
To Lucy's joy we had a boy, what a little darlin'
He's round and fat as a Cheshire cat, as perky as a starlin'

Did the rum do dee, did de rum do da, did the rum da do do randy
Did the rye do dee, did the rye do da, did the rye do dee, twice daily

Well now we're old, our story's told, forty years together
Tho' we often stray where we tossed the hay in that old time summer weather
Well, kids we've got ten or more, we goes on quiet gaily
Tho' I'm old and grey when I've got me way I still go there twice daily

Did the rum do dee, did de rum do da, did the rum da do do randy
Did the rye do dee, did the rye do da, did the rye do dee, twice daily
(From: HERE)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 06:42 PM

jointhe wurzels fan club http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thewurzelsf-c


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 11 Oct 02 - 06:36 PM

I was looking for lyrics for a number of Adge Cutler songs, and stumbled on this list.

Twice daily I know well, though, and I know the lingo (I was actually born in Pill - of "Pill, Pill, I love thee still" fame, if anyone knows it...). So I can tell you that no-one's quite got a couple of lines right. In particular the last verse but one goes:

Now to Lucy's joy she 'ad a boy
What a little darlin'
Round and fat as a cheshire cat
Perky as a starlin'
Skin were smooth as a cider jar
And they called 'n Buster Bailey
Fed'n on swedes and charlock weeds
And a pint of scrump twice daily


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 02 - 07:30 PM

I allways tought it was 'Girt thick jollop'


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Crane Driver
Date: 11 Oct 02 - 09:38 PM

The 'folk process' at work. Adge Cutler was a great writer of songs, though he was proud of being blacklisted by the Bristol Folk Song Society, of whom no-one has ever heard, and unfortunately he was unable to take corners in an Aston Martin.

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Twice Daily lyric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: JudeL
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 09:59 AM

The BBC's record on banning songs is at times a bit strange .. After all they also banned Jasper Carrot's version of "the magic roundabout" but because people kept buying the single this ended up with what was supposed to be the b side "funky moped" making the charts!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: GUEST,Shane Hall
Date: 17 Mar 05 - 02:42 PM

What about the chords? Anyone know the chords?

:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: GUEST,mal wilford
Date: 05 Sep 06 - 11:51 PM

to phil 11 oct 02 you got it right
to guest as above 7.30 pm so did you
ttfn my lover
   mal


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: Scrump
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 04:18 AM

Like many singer/songwriters, Adge used to vary the words slightly occasionally, or tinker with the lyrics, so there's no such thing as a definitive version of Twice Daily. For example, I can recall him singing two different versions of the verse "To Lucy's joy, she 'ad a boy...", one ending (as stated above):

"Fed 'n on swedes an' charlock weeds
An' a pint o' scrump twice daily"

and the other:

"Fed 'n on swedes an' charlock weeds
An' 'e went thur twice daily"
(the last line accompanied by a grimace from Adge!)

Likewise there are a few variations of Drink Up Thy Zider - any version you see is just one of the many slight variations he sang. I guess he would occasionally think of a different line that he would put in to make it more interesting for himself as well as the listeners.

Can anyone think of other songwriters who've done that? I'm sure there must be others, but I can't think of any right now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: Girl Friday
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 08:47 PM

Growler should be in on this. It's one of his. Think his is closest to Ted from Australia's version


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 10:28 AM

It may just an accidental similarity of parts of the tune to the Prune Song, but in my head I hear Frank Crumit singing this song. But he died in 1943!

And why was the baby called by his mother's maiden name - Buster Bailey?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: Scrump
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 11:52 AM

And why was the baby called by his mother's maiden name - Buster Bailey?

Although the song tells of the shotgun wedding preceding the child's birth, in fact this is the clue to these events being the other way around. In those days, a child being born out of wedlock* was frowned upon, and this is exactly why the BBC banned the record in 1966.

* Things seem to have changed a bit since then - now it's positively encouraged from what I can tell ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 05:30 AM

There was also the tradition of giving the child the mother's maiden name as a second Christian name - I have a whole branch of my family called 'Whittle-Wills', a double barrelling that can be traced back to when James Wills married Elizabeth Whittle in 1805 and gave every one of their 8 children Whittle as a middle name. Their eldest Reuben did the same to each of his 8 children and so it became part of their surname.

But then again... how do we know that the song wasn't written from the point of view of a Mr Bailey? It's a common enough name.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: Scrump
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 05:44 AM

True... when he refers to meeting "young Lucy Bailey" he could be referring to "the present Mrs Bailey, when I first met her" - it might not be her maiden name after all.

Sadly we'll never know the answer now Adge has gone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 06:17 AM

Or... as is the case in these small villages, she could have been Miss Bailey and he a Mr Bailey... I have evidence that cousins married far more often than was really sensible.

Could explain the unusual features of the child, shaped like a cat, clay like skin, birdlike qualities.....

Count the toes, that's all I can suggest... count the toes!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: GUEST,Apollo
Date: 06 May 08 - 10:28 PM

I was at Warsash Navy College in 1965 in Southampton and I learned this song like this:

When I was a lad I were so glad
to go out in the daytime
with me fork and a bottle and a cork
to help out in the haytime
whilst tossing hay upon the mound
I met young Lucy Bailey
said my dear are you oftimes here
she said yes sir twice daily

We had such fun in the summer sun
Lucy was quite thrilling
sweet and pure but I weren't sure
that fair maid be willing
till one day upon the hay we was working gaily
she upped an slipped an some'n ripped
and I went there twice daily

She said dear I do feel queer
I think I ought to tell ye
it ain't new bread she sadly said
that's swelling up me belly
I ordered her to go to Doctor Joe
off she went quite gaily
he gave her a dollop of gurt thick jollop
and said take this twice daily

Now Lucy's dad he were quite mad
he chased I round the hay mound
he said my son you've had your fun
the time has come to pay now
my girl you'll wed the old man said
as he waved his shotgun gaily
if you don't he said I'll put some lead
and you won't go there twice daily

So the very next day in the month of May
we held that ceremony
paid off the vicar with a gallon of liquor
rode to church on a pony
the village folks there miles around
waved and shouted gaily
there's no doubt you'll get caught out
if you go there twice daily

Now to Lucy's joy she had a boy
what a little datling
round and fat as a cheshire cat
perky as a starling
cheeks were as smooth as a cider jar
and we called him Buster Bailey
fed him on sweets and charlot weeds
and a pint of scrump twice daily

Now we'd more the stories told
than forty years together
we still stray where we tossed the hay
in the old time summer weather
kids we got full ten or more
we goes on quite gaily
though I'm old and grey
when I gets my way

I still go there twice daily


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: Jacqke
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 10:51 AM

An online dictionary gives jollop as a variation of jalap , a "drug known in Europe since the beginning of the 17th Century." It was apparently used for a laxative and for treating gastrointestinal illnesses .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twice Daily
From: GUEST,machree01
Date: 02 Aug 08 - 09:39 AM

Here's Wolfe Tones singing Twice Daily from their 1972 album Let The People sing.

                   http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=vv0_uaezkSU


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