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Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother

GUEST,Jack Hickman 27 Jul 04 - 10:57 AM
beardedbruce 27 Jul 04 - 11:03 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Jul 04 - 07:08 PM
GUEST 09 Jan 07 - 04:35 PM
Joe Offer 09 Jan 07 - 07:32 PM
sian, west wales 10 Jan 07 - 04:33 AM
Liz the Squeak 10 Jan 07 - 05:05 AM
GUEST,leeneia 10 Jan 07 - 11:36 PM
Jim Dixon 06 Dec 11 - 02:51 PM
Seamus Kennedy 06 Dec 11 - 02:59 PM
GUEST,Bill Emerson 17 Jan 13 - 11:32 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: GUEST,Jack Hickman
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:57 AM

I am looking for the lyrics to an old parody made popular on the Happy Gang Show, which was broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation during the late forties, and fifties, maybe even as late as the early sixties. It was apparently written by Bert Pearl and another fellow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: beardedbruce
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 11:03 AM

list of links


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 07:08 PM

DON'T PLAY BINGO TONIGHT, MOTHER was written by Al Harvey & Bert Pearl. It is sung by The Happy Gang on the various-artists compilation "We're from Canada, Vol. 1," Doremi 2-CD set #9901, 1997. One site says the original recording was in 1946.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 04:35 PM

Don't play bingo tonight mother
stay home with daddy and me
don't play bingo tonight mother
we need your company

Daddy sits nightly with tears in his eyes
wondering if you will come home with a prize
so don't play bingo tonight mother
stay home with daddy and me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 07:32 PM

As a parish council member in a couple of Catholic parishes, I've campaigned against Wednesday Night Bingo. The old ladies who play bingo at church are NOT nice people. They have a mean and greedy look in their eyes, and a scowl on their faces. I would not want to meet one of these ladies in a dark alley.
The Old Guys of the Knights of Columbus run the Wednesday Night Bingo. Maybe they think the old bingo ladies are cute.

I love this song.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: sian, west wales
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 04:33 AM

Ah, a family anthem of my youth. My grandmother was the Terror of the Friday Night Senior Citizens' Penny Bingo. A bit of fun? I don't think so. Blood sport, more like ...

sian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 05:05 AM

You know how some words can bring fear and trembling to even the bravest soul? A single utterance that turns their bowels to water and the stiffest upper lip to jelly?

"Bingo" is my word. I can't bring myself to tell you why.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 11:36 PM

Hi, Liz. Were you ever bitten by a farmer's dog?











There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name, o!
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
and Bingo was his name, o!


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T PLAY BINGO TONIGHT, MOTHER
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 02:51 PM

My transcription from Spotify:


DON'T PLAY BINGO TONIGHT, MOTHER
As sung by the Happy Gang on "We're from Canada" (2009).

VERSE 1.
A little girl sat on her daddy's knee,
Holding her broken doll.
Her mother was fixing herself for a spree
Down at the community hall;
And as that old wood fire died,
She looked at her mother and cried:

CHORUS 1.
"Don't play bingo tonight, mother.
Stay home with daddy and me.
Don't play bingo tonight, mother.
We need your company.
Poor daddy sits nightly with tears in his eyes,
Just wond'ring if you will come home with first prize.
Don't play bingo tonight, mother.
Stay home with daddy and me."

VERSE 2.
The poor father sat in his khaki suit.
A corporal he was, no less. (No more!)
He looked at his missus and loudly he cried:
"Now, listen to reason, dear Bess.
This is my last leave, you know,
And tomorrow to battle I go.

CHORUS 2.
"So don't play bingo tonight, mother.
Stay home with daughter and me.
Don't play bingo tonight, mother.
We need your company.
My schoolgirl complexion I never will keep,
'Cause you holler "Bingo!" all night in your sleep.
Don't play bingo tonight, mother.
Stay home with daughter and me."

VERSE 3.
Then mother said, "Maybe I should stay home,"
Knowing full well she should.
Then she looked at her husband and her little daughter and she cried:
"I wouldn't go now if I could.
At last I have heard duty's call.
To heck with the game at the hall!

CHORUS 3.
I won't play bingo tonight, daughter.
I'll stay with daddy and you.
I won't play bingo tonight, daughter.
I've something much better to do.
I'll turn on the radio and stay in this room,
Because it's now time for Sinatra to croon."
She won't play bingo tonight, no!
She's going to stay home and swoon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 02:59 PM

How to get a demure little old lady to yell "Fuck!" - -
Have the demure little old lady beside her yell "Bingo!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Play Bingo Tonight Mother
From: GUEST,Bill Emerson
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 11:32 PM

The phrase "don't go to bingo tonight mother, stay home with daddy and me" was rattling around in my head - so I googles it! And up popped this site. I love it . I was 14 in '46 and my mom and aunt used to go to bingo at least weekly. I must have heard the song on WOWO radio in Ft Wayne.

I had a lot of good laughs just reading the long forgotten words. Thahks to all.

Regardsm Bill Emerson

Billeme@kc.rr.com


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