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Lyr Req: Lord Franklin parody

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FRANKLIN THE BRAVE or LADY FRANKLIN'S LAMENT 2
LADY FRANKLIN'S LAMENT
LADY FRANKLIN'S LAMENT (4)
THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION


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GUEST,Jim 03 May 05 - 12:44 PM
mandotim 03 May 05 - 01:18 PM
Micca 03 May 05 - 03:51 PM
jacqui.c 03 May 05 - 05:24 PM
MartinRyan 04 May 05 - 03:26 AM
Micca 04 May 05 - 03:35 AM
MartinRyan 04 May 05 - 06:52 AM
GUEST,Jim 04 May 05 - 10:25 AM
Genie 13 Oct 10 - 02:43 AM
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Subject: Lord Franklin - Alternative
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 03 May 05 - 12:44 PM

Does anyone know of alternative (spoof) lyrics to this song, including references to Crewe, Stoke and Milton Keynes?


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Subject: RE: Lord Franklin - Alternative
From: mandotim
Date: 03 May 05 - 01:18 PM

It's by Les Barker, and is available from the man himself via Mrs Ackroyd Records. I tried to find the lyrics elsewhere, but no luck.
Tim from Bit on the Side


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Subject: Lyr Add: LORD FRANKLIN (parody by Les Barker)
From: Micca
Date: 03 May 05 - 03:51 PM

here they are

Lord Franklin
Les Barker: "King Charles Spaniel" page 12
^^
'Twas homeward bound one night on the deep
Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep
I dreamed a dream and I thought it true
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew

With a hundred seamen he sailed away
To the frozen ocean in the month of May
His maps were faulty and his compass bent
By mid July he was in Stoke-on-Trent

Through cruel hardships and Watford Gap
He saw no icebergs and no polar cap
Only the Eskimo in his skin canoe
And you don't get many, this far south of Crewe

In Baffin Bay where the whale fish blow
The fate of Franklin no man may know
The fate of Franklin no tongue can tell
But round Northampton they all know him well

And now my burden it gives me pain
At Newport Pagnall he got lost again
The North West Passage was Lord Franklin's dream
He's lost forever deep in Milton Keynes

Yes, lost forever deep in Milton Keynes

Last year on the way to the Getaway to while away a long plane journey, I was thinking that Americans wouldnt understand the Geographical references in Les's text, so I put together a version using American place mnames that would convey the same sense. If anyone is interested I will post them


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Subject: RE: Lord Franklin - Alternative
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 May 05 - 05:24 PM

Micca - post the lyrics!!! I've been asking you for these since the Getaway!


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Subject: RE: Lord Franklin - Alternative
From: MartinRyan
Date: 04 May 05 - 03:26 AM

Gotta learn this!

regards


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Subject: RE: Lord Franklin - Alternative
From: Micca
Date: 04 May 05 - 03:35 AM

Martin, the sheer Joy of singing this , as the first 6 lines are the Original and it lulls people into a False sense of security, It is Great. For Jacqui here is the " Americanised" version (Poor lambs dont know about the Grand Union Canal and Stoke and Milton Keynes)

Lord Franklin (American)
Les Barker: "King Charles Spaniel" page 12 Additions by Micca

'Twas homeward bound one night on the deep
Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep
I dreamed a dream and I thought it true
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew

With a hundred seamen he sailed away
To the frozen ocean in the month of May
His maps were faulty and his compass bent
By mid July he was in Cleveland

Through cruel hardships and Natchez Gap
He saw no icebergs and no polar cap
Only the Eskimo in his skin canoe
And you don't get many, this far south of St Lou

In Baffin Bay where the whale fish blow
The fate of Franklin no man may know
The fate of Franklin no tongue can tell
But round The Twin Cities they all know him well

And now my burden it gives me pain
At Baton Rouge he got lost again
The North West Passage was Lord Franklin's dream
He's lost forever deep in New Orleans

Yes, lost forever deep in New Orleans

(my changes are of course Copywright and I dare say Les's song is too, but sing either if they appeal to you)


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Subject: RE: Lord Franklin - Alternative
From: MartinRyan
Date: 04 May 05 - 06:52 AM

Micca

Exactly! It's a bit like singing one of the slow, minor-ish versions of The WIld Rover in Ireland - you're often about halfway through before people realise what it is!

As it happens, I occasionally sing a long version of Franklin so I should be well able to ambush the audience!

regards


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Subject: RE: Lord Franklin - Alternative
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 04 May 05 - 10:25 AM

Many thanks to you Micca, and to Les Barker of course!
I'll be singing it at my gig tomorrow night for sure; my boss and family will be there (born and bred East-enders who moved up t'North to Sheffield from Milton Keynes - I'm sure they'll appreciate the last line of the song.


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Subject: Video: The Franklin Expedition - Micca
From: Genie
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 02:43 AM

And here you are, Micca, singing your adaptation of Les Barker's song:
The Franklin Expedition - Micca at Getaway 2010


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