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Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody

GUEST,Paul Burke 20 May 04 - 07:02 AM
Hrothgar 20 May 04 - 07:30 AM
Dave Bryant 20 May 04 - 07:37 AM
Micca 20 May 04 - 08:06 AM
Dave Bryant 20 May 04 - 09:58 AM
Amos 20 May 04 - 01:32 PM
Joe_F 20 May 04 - 05:59 PM
Gareth 20 May 04 - 07:01 PM
Herga Kitty 21 May 04 - 02:47 AM
Schantieman 21 May 04 - 07:22 AM
Jon Bartlett 22 May 04 - 03:10 AM
GUEST,Annie 23 Dec 16 - 09:14 AM
Uncle_DaveO 23 Dec 16 - 09:43 AM
Nigel Parsons 23 Dec 16 - 10:03 AM
Joe_F 23 Dec 16 - 04:40 PM
GUEST,Jessica 01 Jan 17 - 10:56 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: GUEST,Paul Burke
Date: 20 May 04 - 07:02 AM

Doesn't seem to be in Digitrad, it's a song my father used to sing. Chorus runs:

Bread from Evans's,
Cheese from Jenkins's,
Beer at the Collier's Arms (the Collier's Arms),
Beer at the Collier's Arms.

Tune is of course "Bread of Heaven".

Anyone got the verses?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Hrothgar
Date: 20 May 04 - 07:30 AM

The version I remember (ad this is open to correction):

Always eat when you are hungry,
Always drink when you are dry,
Always rest when you are weary,
Don't stop breathing or you'll die.

Bread from Hovises
Tea from Liptonses
................
Air is free forever more
Air is free forever more

Missing line might be somethibg like "Beer we'll brew forever more."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 20 May 04 - 07:37 AM

Life presents a dismal picture
From conception to the tomb.
Father's got an anal stricture,
Mother's got a fallen womb.
Sister Sue has been aborted
For the twenty second time - second time.
Brother John has been deported
For a homosexual crime.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Micca
Date: 20 May 04 - 08:06 AM

Dave, the Tune for yours is "Deutschland, Deutschland Uber alles"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 20 May 04 - 09:58 AM

I've always heard (and sung) it to Cwm Rhonda.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Amos
Date: 20 May 04 - 01:32 PM

LOL!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Joe_F
Date: 20 May 04 - 05:59 PM

The version sung to Cwm Rhondda at St Andrews University in my day (1959) was (repetitions omitted)

You must eat when you are hungry.
You must drink when you are dry.
You must rest when you are weary.
Don't stop breathing, or you'll die.

Father's pants will soon fit Willie.
Will 'e wear 'em? Willie will.
Will 'e wear 'em, will 'e wear 'em,
Will 'e wear 'em? Willie will.

The tradition of setting undignified words to hymn tunes seems to me to be even stronger in Britain than in America.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Gareth
Date: 20 May 04 - 07:01 PM

"Always eat when you are hungry,
Always drink when you are dry,
Always rest when you are weary,
Don't stop breathing or you'll die.


To my memory there was a varient sung, late in the drinking session, by Colliers in South Wales. More a cynical version of life underground.

This thread has triggered my memory of it - Does any Catter have this version, I will be makng enquiries in the remnants of the local Lodges.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 21 May 04 - 02:47 AM

The "Always eat when you are hungry" verse has also been sung as the last verse of "In the boarding house I lived in" parody of "Silver threads among the gold".

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Schantieman
Date: 21 May 04 - 07:22 AM

In Alan Bennett's play Forty Years On, the school rugby team bursts in upon the headmaster's leaving speech singing rugby songs to hymn tunes. As far as I can remember (having sung them in the play about thirty years ago!) they were 'The Dogs They Had a Party' to the tune of 'The Church's one Salvation' and 'It Nearly Broke the Family's Heart' to 'Those in Peril on the Sea'

...and another one which slips my mind for the moment. I may be able to supply words if required.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 22 May 04 - 03:10 AM

"My Darling Clemetine" goes very well to Cwm Rhondda.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: GUEST,Annie
Date: 23 Dec 16 - 09:14 AM

the chorus we sang at university was
"father's pants will soon fit Willie-
will 'e wear 'em /will 'e 'ell,will 'e 'ell" etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 23 Dec 16 - 09:43 AM

The Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles version I recall is
like this:

Home presents a dismal picture
Dark and dismal as the tomb
Father's got an anal stricture
Auntie's got a fallen womb
Brother Joe, through masturbation
Never laughs and rarely smiles
He spends all his leisure hours
Cracking ice for father's piles
But we are not broken-hearted
No, no, not a bit of it
Brother Joe's just been and farted
Father's ha-ad a lovely sh_t.

To save my life, I can't remember where I got that
version.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 23 Dec 16 - 10:03 AM

Of course, anything that scans to "Deutschland Uber Alles" will also scan to "Ode To Joy".
Pure coincidence that the European anthem scans to "Deutschland . . ." of course. (Germany above all?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Joe_F
Date: 23 Dec 16 - 04:40 PM

In all fairness, one should note that the words to "Deutschland uber alles" are not imperialistic but patriotic & sentimental. "Above all" refers not to Germany's political hegemony but to its place in Germans' hearts. Its geographical limits are in fact specified in the song. Kaiser Bill & Hitler would have done well to pay attention.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: GUEST,Jessica
Date: 01 Jan 17 - 10:56 PM

Our version was...

Always eat when you are hungry
Always drink when you are dry
Always sleep when you are tired
Don't stop breathing or you'll die.

Bread from Evans's
Tea from Williams's
Whiskey from the Collier's Arms
Whiskey from the Collier's Arms

...and definitely sung to Cwm Rhondda


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Subject: And the lord said let there be light and there was
From: GUEST,Sandy York
Date: 02 Jan 17 - 06:23 AM

Help anyone I know three lines of this fable but I can't remember the rest,

'And the lord said let there be light
And there was light
And you could see for fucking miles !

Does anyone know how this starts or better still the whole thing ???
Help Guys
I've got a rugby dinner coming up and I want to recite it.
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: rugby song hymn parody
From: Snuffy
Date: 02 Jan 17 - 08:30 AM

Sandy, The whole thing is in this thread Balls said the Queen


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