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Lyr Req: Unigate Milkman (Les Barker)

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fogie 31 Aug 04 - 06:22 AM
GUEST,Crystal 31 Aug 04 - 07:30 AM
Charley Noble 31 Aug 04 - 09:49 AM
GUEST,Crystal 31 Aug 04 - 09:56 AM
GUEST,MMario 31 Aug 04 - 09:59 AM
GUEST,Crystal 31 Aug 04 - 10:07 AM
fogie 31 Aug 04 - 11:21 AM
GUEST,The Educated Fool 10 Mar 07 - 12:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bonny light milkman?
From: fogie
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 06:22 AM

I'm sure I've heard this parody this year, or something like the title, but cant remember if it was Sid Kipper, or Les Barker- has anyone got the words? Don't bring up Benny Hill -please


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonny light milkman?
From: GUEST,Crystal
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 07:30 AM

It was Les Barker.
The title is "The Unigate Milkman" and it is on his Guide Cats for the Blind CD.
I don't have the lyrics unfortunatly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonny light milkman?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 09:49 AM

Oh, dear! Please post this one.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonny light milkman?
From: GUEST,Crystal
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 09:56 AM

The first verse is somthing like;
When Bonaparte he comanded his army to stand,
And he levelled his cannon all over the land,
Many thousands of Prussions by his cannon did die,
And a poor sod on a milk float who was just passing by.

Try a google search on either "Les Barker" or "Unigate Milkman"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonny light milkman?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 09:59 AM

no luck finding lyrics via google.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonny light milkman?
From: GUEST,Crystal
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 10:07 AM

I'll see if I can transcribe them somtime then. Currently I'm recovering from Towersy, a nasty virus, and an even nastier bit of news.
I'll try to do somthing tomorrow unless somone else gets there first.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonny light milkman?
From: fogie
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 11:21 AM

thanks-thats all I need to know-ie where to find it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE UNIGATE MILKMAN (Les Barker)
From: GUEST,The Educated Fool
Date: 10 Mar 07 - 12:06 PM

^^
When Bonaparte commanded for his troops for to stand,
He planted his cannons all over the land.
Many hundreds of Prussians by his cannon did fly,
And the poor sod on a milk float who was just passing by.

Broken hearted I'll wander,
I'll have no milk now ever.
For my Unigate Milkman,
In the wars he was slain.

I last saw my milkman on a cold winter's day,
He picked up my empties and he rambled away.
He rambled to France and he's up in Heaven now,
Well I can't understand it the depot's in Slough.

Chorus

If I were a Blackbird and had wings to fly,
I'd fly to the spot where my milkman did die.
For my milkman was good and my milkman was true,
And I'd peck at all his bottle tops it's what blackbirds do.

Chorus

Little dove Sheila Mansfield and above us she flies
And my memories of him flow, they flow pasteurised.
The sadness is greater than this song can tell,
He used to sell butter, eggs and yoghurt as well.

Chorus

Oh bony old Bony' you've raided his float,
I can see a pint of gold top concealed in your coat.
I will tear out my hair and cry "How can this be?"
He's my Unigate milkman and I've just made him tea.

Chorus


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