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Lyr Req: King Pharaoh Was Our Lodger

GUEST,Reckless 24 Jul 05 - 10:02 AM
Sorcha 24 Jul 05 - 01:08 PM
The Fooles Troupe 24 Jul 05 - 09:17 PM
GUEST 27 Jul 05 - 02:48 PM
Jim Dixon 31 Jul 05 - 12:47 AM
CapriUni 31 Jul 05 - 02:02 AM
GUEST,Richard 29 Sep 11 - 02:46 AM
Jim Dixon 01 Oct 11 - 01:17 PM
Charley Noble 01 Oct 11 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,Noel Burn 29 Nov 11 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Charlotte 16 Aug 16 - 05:01 PM
cnd 17 Aug 16 - 05:03 PM
Joe Offer 17 Aug 16 - 05:24 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: GUEST,Reckless
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 10:02 AM

Hello out there, please can anyone help?
The family were reminising about family parties of years ago and a song "King Pharoah" that was always sung by my Grandfather and an Uncle. We can remember some of the lyrics but whether they were the right ones who knows they had always had a few drinks by then.

King Pharoah was our lodger,
He lived in our back yard,
Way down east upon the Nile.
He used to do our washing,
Got the sack for eating soap,
Way down East upon the Nile

We would love to know all the right lyrics and maybe even trace a recording.
With many thanks,
Reckless.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 01:08 PM

No luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 09:17 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 02:48 PM

Still hoping......lol.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 12:47 AM

I thought it might help to try the correct spelling PHARAOH ... but it didn't.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: CapriUni
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 02:02 AM

My father and uncle also had songs like that: famous within the family, completely unknown to anyone else. When my dad sang one of the songs to someone knowledgable about folk music, this person told my dad that it sounded like it came from a university/fraternity review -- a satirical song written by college students for a theater night... or something.

Maybe that's what this song is, too... Just a thought. Sounds like a great song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: GUEST,Richard
Date: 29 Sep 11 - 02:46 AM

My Aunt Anne taught this to us at family parties in the 1950's. I know a second verse, but have always considered it a touch obscene. Here goes

Oh, Oh Oh, Oh my Egyptian Mummy
How she used to love to rub my tummy
With two saveloys and a yard of tripe
I'll be up your way tonight
Way down East upon the Nile.

Our family came from Mitcham, Surrey and I always thought it was only known in that area.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Oct 11 - 01:17 PM

The British Library has sheet music described thus:

MY EGYPTIAN MUMMY.
Words and music by Otto Motzan
New York ... London: Jos. W. Stern & Co., ©1913.

Unfortunately, the sheet music is not viewable online, and the catalogue entry does not provide any quotes from the lyrics, so I can't confirm it's the right song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 Oct 11 - 05:26 PM

It's getting warmer. While we're waiting:

So what did the mummy say to the bartender when she came in for a drink?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: GUEST,Noel Burn
Date: 29 Nov 11 - 01:35 PM

My Pappy's version was:

My Egyptian Mum-Mum-Mum-Mum-Mum Mummy
Used to rub my little tum-tum-tum-tum-tummy
Underneath the sheltering palms.

Oh I loved to fall asleep and wake up in my Mummy's arms
Way down there where the camels get the hump
You get get your eyes and ears blocked up with sand.

They dug up a pile of tripe
Some false teeth and a boy-scout's knife
I hope they don't dig up my wife
In old King Pharoah's land.

Noel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharoah Was Our Lodger?
From: GUEST,Charlotte
Date: 16 Aug 16 - 05:01 PM

Courtesy of my wonderful nanny who I used to act out and siing this song with as a chil:

King pharoah was our lodger
And he lived in our back yard
Way down west upon the Nile

He used to do our washing
Got the sack for eating soap
Way down west upon the nile

My egyptian mu mu mu mu mummy
She used to rub my tum tum tum tum tummy
Beneath the silvery palms
I used to fall asleep and wake up in my mummy`s arms

Way down west where the camels get the hump
You get your eyes and nose bunged up with sand
Hot savaloys and a yard of tripe
Ill be up your way tonight
In old king pharoahs land

Oooooh oooh oh oh oh
Oooooh oooh oh oh oh
Out in, out in, out in Pharoah`s land
Oooh oooh ooh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharaoh Was Our Lodger
From: cnd
Date: 17 Aug 16 - 05:03 PM

It's not the song Jim Dixon supplied above. I found an online copy of that and it goes like this:

MY EGYPTIAN MUMMY
(Otto Motzan)

Not so many years ago,
In a quaint old freakish show,
Dwelt two mummies whom I know.
They were much in love,
Very much in love,
Both fresh from the river Nile,
They came here in dummy style;
From the moment that he saw her
Then he said with a smile.

CHORUS:
My Egyptian mummy from the land of Pyramids,
We were sweethearts years and years ago?that's why I know.
Though you were turned to stone,
I almost hear you moan,
I'm in love with you,
I'm in love with you,
It's plain to see,
You're for me, I'm for thee.
My Egyptian mummy from the land of Pyramids,
Not so many moons from now I hope we'll wed;
You're my Turkish Trophy,
You're my Turkish Trophy
From the Pyramid,
From the Pyramid Land.

Many many years have passed,
Since my dear, I saw you last,
But no other has outclassed
You're my mummy maid
Don't be afraid,
It must be ten thousand years,
Since I shared your joy and tears;
Come let's hurry
Free from worry, to the river Nile.

SOURCE: http://arabkitsch.com/song-directory-2/1209/my-egyptian-mummy/

Sorry, but I can't find any info on the actual song, such as origins, even with the complete (or more complete) lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Pharaoh Was Our Lodger
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 16 - 05:24 PM

CND linked to arabkitsch.com. I had forgotten that entertaining Website. It has a great page titled What's a Nice Jewish Girl Doing in a Place Like This?.
Ya gotta see it, to believe it.

-Joe-


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