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Lyr Req: I'm Glad I Took My Mother's Advice

Nigel Parsons 13 Oct 04 - 03:53 PM
Kenny B 13 Oct 04 - 05:09 PM
Billy Weeks 14 Oct 04 - 10:12 AM
Nigel Parsons 14 Oct 04 - 01:22 PM
Compton 14 Oct 04 - 07:41 PM
GUEST 10 Apr 10 - 11:14 PM
GUEST,999 12 Sep 12 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999 12 Sep 12 - 12:40 PM
Nigel Parsons 14 Sep 12 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,999 14 Sep 12 - 08:20 AM
GUEST,Paul - monologues.co.uk 05 Oct 12 - 06:13 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Mother's Advice (Pam Ayres?)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 03:53 PM

Any help with this one please?

I think it was Pam Ayres, but I could be wrong as she recited most of her stuff rather than singing.

Excerpts only:

MOTHER'S ADVICE

Mother told me that I should,
Do my utmost to be good.
"Never kiss the boys," said she.
So now I let the boys kiss me

I'm glad I took my mother's advice,
Mother's advice, mother's advice
"Never kiss the boys," said she.
So now I let the boys kiss me

Up the trees I loved to climb.
'Scrumping' apples was divine.
Mother said, "Whatever you do,
Don't let boys climb trees with you."

I'm glad I took my mother's advice,
Mother's advice, mother's advice
I don't climb trees with boys, Oh no.
When I climb up they wait below.

......
......
She said "Don't let cousin John,
See you with your night things (nightdress?) on.


I'm glad I took my mother's advice,
Mother's advice, mother's advice
I said, with a modest cough,
"When John comes in I'll...(pause)..stay in bed


Possibly there are other verses, the last verse definitely needs a couple more lines.
Anyone know it?

CHEERS

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Advice (Pam Ayres?)
From: Kenny B
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 05:09 PM

Hi Nigel
"I'm Glad I took my Mothers's advice" Maidie Scott - CD
is this any use to you.
Kenny B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Advice (Pam Ayres?)
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:12 AM

Kilgarriff (always look there first for this type of song) gives it as 'authorship unknownand seemingly unpublished' . It was a popular music hall number, recorded by Maidie Scott in 1915. This is the version on the Windyridge CD. Lovely song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Advice (Pam Ayres?)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 01:22 PM

O.k. so it's not original Pam Ayres (unless we're talking 2 songs on the same theme)
Any more words?

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Advice (Pam Ayres?)
From: Compton
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 07:41 PM

It was on a wonderful Vinyl Lp untold years ago "A Night at The Music hall" ...Or "the Players Theatre"....with people like Clive Dunn, Bill (Compo)Owen and Hattie (Sykes) Jacques. If noone else has the LP, I'll look it out and Listen to it. But I agree, It was around a long time before Pam Ayres was even thought about.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Advice (Pam Ayres?)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 10 - 11:14 PM

Last verse:

When I was in bed one night,
We had visitors that's right
Mum said don't let cousin John
See you with your nightie on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Glad I Took My Mother's Advice
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 12:38 PM

Mothers Advice


Mother told me that I should,
Do my utmost to be good.
"Never kiss the boys," said she.
So now I let the boys kiss me

I'm glad I took my mother's advice,
Mother's advice, mother's advice
"Never kiss the boys," said she.
So now I let the boys kiss me

Up the trees I loved to climb.
'Scrumping' apples was divine.
Mother said, "Whatever you do,
Don't let boys climb trees with you."

I'm glad I took my mother's advice,
Mother's advice, mother's advice
I don't climb trees with boys, Oh no.
When I climb up they wait below.

That from

http://theuglyspirit.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/page/3/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Glad I Took My Mother's Advice
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 12:40 PM

MOTHER'S ADVICE

Mother told me that I should
Do my utmost to be good
Sound advice to me she gave
Taught me how I should behave
I'm glad I took my Mother's advice
Mother's advice, Mother's advice
'Never kiss the boys.' said she
So now I let the boys kiss me.

Up the trees I like to climb
Feeling glum it is sublime
Mother said, 'Whatever you do
Don't let the boys climb trees with you.
I'm glad I took my Mother's advice
Mother's advice, Mother's advice
They don't climb trees with me, oh no
They help me up and wait below.

When I was in bed one night
We had visitors, that's right
Ma said, 'Don't let Cousin John
See you with your nightie on.'
I'm glad I took my Mother's advice
Mother's advice, Mother's advice
I said with a modest cough
'When John comes in… I'll stay in bed.'

Performed by T.E. Dunville (1868-1924)

From

http://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-M/Mothers-Advice.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Glad I Took My Mother's Advice
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 08:00 AM

Nice find. Thanks for the full lyrics.

The post above (12/9 12:38) seems to be one of these websites that will grab lyrics from anywhere.
All they've quoted is the two verses (displayed as 4) that I quoted further up. Complete with my punctuation, and purely from memory, so including anything I'd mis-remembered!

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Glad I Took My Mother's Advice
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 08:20 AM

Hi, Nigel. Glad to have been of help.

The thing driving me lulu are sites that when I google for a song lyric seem to have the words, but open their page and they say 'if you put the words on our site we will credit you with having done so.' I guess they don't perceive "get stuffed" to be a song lyric.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Glad I Took My Mother's Advice
From: GUEST,Paul - monologues.co.uk
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 06:13 PM

Above message: 12 Sep 12 - 12:40 PM

Performed by Maidey Scott not T.E. Dunville, although he did perform a song entitled 'Mother's Advice'. The fault was on my web page and I've now corrected it. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

Paul.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Glad I Took My Mother's Advice
From: GUEST,999
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 08:00 PM

NOTE attribution correction in post of 05 Oct 12 - 06:13 PM


You have a great site, Paul. Clear and easy to work with. Many thanks.


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