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Lyr Req: Cockney Bill of London Town (H Champion)

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GUEST,TG 29 Jan 05 - 10:54 AM
GUEST,Jim Ward 29 Jan 05 - 07:39 PM
GUEST,John in Brisbane 30 Jan 05 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,TG 07 Feb 05 - 03:51 PM
DerMann 10 Aug 06 - 09:42 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Feb 11 - 06:19 PM
Brakn 08 Feb 11 - 06:27 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Cockney bill of london town
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 10:54 AM

I am looking for the lyrics of this Harry Champion song plus the lyrics for another Harry Champion song 'I Enjoyed It'

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Subject: RE: Req: Cockney bill of london town (Harrry Champion)
From: GUEST,Jim Ward
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 07:39 PM

trythis one

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cockney Bill of London Town (H Champion)
From: GUEST,John in Brisbane
Date: 30 Jan 05 - 08:01 PM

Sorry TG, no can find, but there are three other Harry Champion songs in this collection:

Title:        Francis & Day's album of cockney songs [music]         
Publication:        London : Francis, Day & Hunter, c1906         
Description:        1 score (32 p.) ; 28 cm.         
Subject(s):        Songs, English--England         
Other Title(s):        Album of cockney songs
Ain' it ni-ce! / Daisy Dormer
At my time of life / Herbert Campbell
Ev'rybody knows me in my old brown hat / Harry Champion
Ginger, you're balmy / Harry Champion
The hobnailed boots that farver wore / Billy Williams
A little of what you fancy / Marie Lloyd
The mystery of a Hanson cab / Walter Munroe
They can't get the better of me / Will Bently
What a mouth / Harry Champion
When the summer comes again / Miss Kate Carney         
Record no:        485858         
Location        Request at Qld Conservatorium Library, or phone 3840 7839         
Call Number:        MUSIC 02082

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cockney Bill of London Town (H Champion)
Date: 07 Feb 05 - 03:51 PM

I'm looking for these lyrics for a friend of mine who has the original recordings on CD but is unable to make out all the words so is looking for anybody that can help him.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cockney Bill of London Town (H Champion)
From: DerMann
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 09:42 PM

I would also like the lyrics to this song. I've had this song since last November, and I've only been able to understand a few parts of the song.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Subject: Lyr Req: COCKNEY BILL OF LONDON TOWN (H Champion)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 06:19 PM

My transcription from the recording found at YouTube:
(It is the first of 2 songs in that "video.")

As recorded by Harry Champion, 1916

1. If you ever meet an Irishman, he'll wear a bit of green
And he'll shout out, "My name's Reilly."
There's Taffy and the Scotsman both from Wales and Aberdeen.
Well, we all respect them highly;
But you love to see a man who's proud
Of the place that gave him birth.
I'm a cockney, so wherever I go,
I shout for all I'm worth.
At Shoreditch was a little school at which
For a penny a week—hooray!—
It was knocked into me head for to be cockney bred
Was a glorious thing to say,
And so now—

CHORUS: Patsy's proud he's Irish. Taffy's proud he's Welsh.
Sandy's proud that he's a Scot.
Jolly good luck to all the lot!
[Friends,] I'm proud I'm a cockney, proud of me name Bill Brown,
Proud of the finest city in the world, London town.

2. Give me London for the faggots and the half-a-yards of tripe,
And the two-eyed steak, the kipper.
In the little country villages they keep 'em till they're ripe
For the poor old London tripper.
All the fish and potato shops are grand,
So is cockney saveloys,
While a decent meal from a bit of jellied eel
Is one of London's joys.
That's why at the Thistle, and the cry
From America or the seas,
You will hear a millionaire demanding there
His heritage sausages,
While I sing—CHORUS

3. London's got the bank of England in it, everybody knows,
And it's never yet been busted.
There's four thousand million in it; that's enough to beat our foes.
To beat them we are trusted.
Oh, the cockney son will take his gun
For the land he loves so dear,
And he'll give the Hun a little bit of fun
Where he keeps his lager beer.
Rough and tough, made of proper sort of stuff,
Fighting they enjoy.
One of the bravest under fire was CC Dwyer*,
A good old cockney boy.
Let's sing then—CHORUS

[* Probably Corporal Edward Dwyer VC, but I don't know where the "CC" comes from (unless I am misunderstanding him).]

[There is a separate thread about I ENJOYED IT.]

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cockney Bill of London Town (H Champion)
From: Brakn
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 06:27 PM

"One of the bravest under fire was CC Dwyer" I think just
One of the bravest under fire was VC Dwyer.

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