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Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!

The Fooles Troupe 16 Nov 04 - 12:48 AM
Big Al Whittle 16 Nov 04 - 07:57 AM
GUEST,Gaffer 16 Nov 04 - 11:11 AM
GUEST,Gaffer 16 Nov 04 - 11:19 AM
Georgiansilver 16 Nov 04 - 11:31 AM
Georgiansilver 16 Nov 04 - 03:11 PM
The Fooles Troupe 16 Nov 04 - 06:13 PM
Georgiansilver 17 Nov 04 - 03:46 AM
chris nightbird childs 17 Nov 04 - 03:51 AM
George Papavgeris 17 Nov 04 - 04:05 AM
Georgiansilver 17 Nov 04 - 10:25 AM
Georgiansilver 17 Nov 04 - 10:26 AM
Flash Company 17 Nov 04 - 10:28 AM
Georgiansilver 17 Nov 04 - 10:34 AM
GUEST 17 Nov 04 - 01:08 PM
Georgiansilver 17 Nov 04 - 03:09 PM
Georgiansilver 18 Nov 04 - 10:22 AM
The Fooles Troupe 19 Nov 04 - 08:12 AM
Sir Roger de Beverley 19 Nov 04 - 08:24 AM
Sir Roger de Beverley 19 Nov 04 - 09:49 AM
Georgiansilver 19 Nov 04 - 07:57 PM
Georgiansilver 20 Nov 04 - 09:26 AM
GUEST,toenails john 21 Nov 04 - 07:42 AM
Georgiansilver 21 Nov 04 - 08:57 AM
The Fooles Troupe 21 Nov 04 - 08:30 PM
GUEST 19 Jun 14 - 10:32 AM
Tattie Bogle 19 Jun 14 - 10:41 AM
Jack Campin 20 Jun 14 - 10:20 AM
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Subject: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 12:48 AM

There's just gotta be at least one good song in this!


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 07:57 AM

Christy Moore once pissed on em
Late one night, at Pete Seegers place in the dark
Thats where Jackson C Frank
Had a quick wank
And thats Leonard Cohens skid mark


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: GUEST,Gaffer
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 11:11 AM


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: GUEST,Gaffer
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 11:19 AM

I recall a night in the now defunct Llandudno Folk Club with a distinct trousered theme, and the only songs I recall being sun then were "The Tailor's Breeches" and the "Old Dun Cow" with it's shameful episode of pantaloon-removal and foot-baring, but the oral tradition is much more concerned with the removal (or wearing thin) of trousers than their donning, other than by female persons wising fraudulently to enter the Armed Forces
Gaffer (cookiless at present)


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 11:31 AM

To the tune of Que Sera!

I'm going to sing some songs tonight,
Down at the Folk Club, what should I wear?
Should I wear denim, twill or a tweed.
What would be best for me?
Wear your cordouroy, but only if your a boy,
If you are a sweet young girl
Don't wear anything....Just get on and sing.

More to follow when I have the time perhaps...if more is required LOL
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 03:11 PM

To the tune of I've been a wild rover:-

I've worn denim trousers, for many a year,
They've been covered with fag ash and sopping with beer.
But now I'll be wearing some brown cordouroy,
So tell me what you wear, come on don't be coy.

Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 06:13 PM

Good work so far guys... :-)


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:46 AM

In a neat little town they call Gainsborough
You can go to a Friday Folk Club.
There's plenty of beer and a lot of good cheer
But sorry you'll not get free grub.
Some menfolk wear cordouroy trousers
twill, denim wool worsted or felt,
Some tight pairs and some quite loose fitting
Held up with a brown leather belt.

Name that tune?????(bit easy really)
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:51 AM

Well alright. Chorus-time :

So pull up your brazen red trousers
Let out a jolly good wail
You may get yourself a few offers
and your arse will soon land in the gaol!


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 04:05 AM

The folk club where I'm often seen
is always full of boozers
and here's a very strange thing
with each and every song I sing
the chorus that will always ring
is "Georgie where's your troosers?"


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 10:25 AM

Why weep ye by the tide lady
Why weep ye by the tide
Your husband sings at a Folk Club now
And you are by his side.
His trousers made of finest tweed
His underwear is clean
He always wera such fine trousers
Our Jock O'Hazledean
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 10:26 AM

should be wears not wera


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Flash Company
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 10:28 AM

I'm working on 'A pair of red plush breeches (Wot kept John Thomas warm) I'll be back!

FC


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 10:34 AM

To the tune of "Song for Ireland"

Walking all the day,
In fine trousers that cover up my knees.
Denim, cordouroy or tweed,
So when it's cold my legs will never freeze.
Held up by a leather belt,
That never will allow them to fall down.
Singing at my great Folk Club,
Where trousers seem to be worn by all the men.
Doesn't affect your singing voice,
But may be give you cringes now and then...

Like the song has!!!
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 01:08 PM

Where are me jeans, me noggin' noggin' jeans?
They're all gone for for picks and guitar strings.
I wore 'em to me show, and when I bowed, the seam let go,
And me arse was hangin' out for better weather.

And it's all for me pants
Me jolly jolly pants
All for me breeks and me britches
I've got jeans o' black and blue, and a pair o' red ones, too
And I wear 'em to me gigs where e'r I wander.

(I know, I know, I won't quit my day job)

S


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:09 PM

Actually Guest that was really good but you should get an identity or use the one you have already and not hide behind the guest guise.
Best wishes. Mike


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 10:22 AM

To the tune of "I've got a brand new combine harvester"

I went a singing at the Folk Club last night,
Wore moleskin trousers which were terribly tight.
Couln't reach the low notes,
But easy reached the hi---gh,
And became breathless as the evening rolled by.

OOOOOH I wore my skintight moleskin trousers there,
Found it hard to sing,
And when I'd had a couple of pints of beer,
Waistband begun to sting,
Got a pair of acres.........(or is it achers)
Should have worn my denim jeans,
Oh singing at the Folk Club yesterday evenin'
Taught me what pain means.

Best wishes...especially to anyone else who meets the challenge!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 08:12 AM

I'm surprised that nobody has yet come with a song about wardrobe failures!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 08:24 AM

To the tune of Lord Franklin:

Whilst homeward bound one night on the train
My fellow passengers they did exclaim
"Why have you spoilt our evening trip
by not remembering to do up your zip?"

With great embarrassment I did comply
With their request, for I was awful shy.
My appearance had not cut much of a dash
But some may say that it was pretty flash.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:49 AM

And the final verse:

That recollection has given me pain
For I'll not wear those faulty trews again
For punishment I am not a glutton
I'll use no zipper when I can button


Would you believe that I'm bored at work this afternoon?

R


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:57 PM

To the tune of "The Leaving of Liverpool"

Fare thee well my cordouroy trousers,
Tweed and Denim, fare thee well.
I am going to sing at Gainsborough Folk Club,
In which trousers I cannot tell.

So fare thee well my worsted wool,
Before too long I'll have you on again.
Now shall I wear some that are fancy,
Or make do with something plain?

I am surely going to the Folk Club,
And not into the town.
If they're tight it will affect my singing,
If they're loose then they might fall down.

So fare thee well my tight trousers,
And fare thee well too loose.
I think I'll have to stay at home tonight,
I've no trousers of any use.

Best wishes.
Come on Folkies, have a go!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 09:26 AM

Refresh...Come on folks, have a go!!! it's fun!


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: GUEST,toenails john
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 07:42 AM

Top prize for the first person to guess the tune of this little ditty!!!

Well i've worn these black britches
For many's the year
as worn out in the front, as they are in the rear
Per-fumed by sweet afton, and beer slops galore
But i never can wear these old britches no more

AND ITS NO, NAY NEVER
No nay never no more,
can i wear these black britches
no never no more

After my last performance
On saturday night,
I knew in my heart, they were getting too tight
I played the finale with gusto and flair
Bowed to the crowd
and my arse hit the air

Chourus

Well i was embarrsed
as you would be too
with me arse cheeks exposed, i didn't know what to do
So i saluted the crowd, with a dissatisfied grunt
And walked off the stage
......still facing the FRONT

Chourus

So that is the story
Of what happened to me
when i played with my arse out
To my mis-ery
But my con-fidence dented, it never will wilt
I play 5 nights a week now
wearing a kilt

Chourus

sorry..... i know, some folk have better things to do on a sunday morning than this, but you know when you're struck by the moment.......


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 08:57 AM

Brilliant...good to see someone else having a go! Well done Toenails!
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 08:30 PM

Just like a bus, toenails john....

may hit you a bit hard, but it gets you there, even if it's not always quite on time...


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jun 14 - 10:32 AM

Kecks, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention.
They all, just work the same, in trying to, not draw attention.
I don't care, what's right or wrong,
they cover well my arse and belly,
but more, much more than this,
they are not smelly.
AlbertsLion


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 Jun 14 - 10:41 AM

Just one verse from a song I wrote over 10 years ago for our 30th wedding anniversary:

By the time we reached silver, he'd bought me a bodhran,
So it's off to the folk clubs and sessions I ran,
Bought outrageous troosers and T-shirts so bright,
I'll grow old disgracefully, just see if I'm not right.

Yes, I am famed for my colourful trousers if not my songs! And I'm still working hard at growing old disgracefully.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Folk Trousers!
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Jun 14 - 10:20 AM

Did the other verses rhyme it with "squadron" - that's the way I say it - or with the element B? (Strange there was no element M, isn't it?)


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