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Lyr Req: The Mallard

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GUEST,Mr Happy 07 Dec 05 - 09:07 PM
Leadfingers 07 Dec 05 - 09:30 PM
Gurney 08 Dec 05 - 03:45 AM
GUEST 08 Dec 05 - 03:52 AM
Herga Kitty 08 Dec 05 - 07:10 PM
Joe Offer 08 Dec 05 - 07:47 PM
GUEST,Phil Ibbotson Kingston, Canada 02 Mar 17 - 09:33 AM
Leadfingers 02 Mar 17 - 12:03 PM
GUEST,ChrisJBady 02 Mar 17 - 04:41 PM
GUEST,Guest - Rabee 03 Mar 17 - 10:40 AM
Peter the Squeezer 03 Mar 17 - 02:30 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 09:07 PM

anyone have the worfs for this sog?


the bits I remember go:


o I have et, o what have I et,
i have et the leg of a mallard,

then there's a chorus,


anybody know it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 09:30 PM

Happy - This may be gibberish as its 0218 and I was gigging earlier !

I have a yet , Oh what have I yet , I have a yet the leg of my mallard
Leg leggy foot footy toe toey two nippins and all
And good a meat was my mallard
And I am in the debility house , and good a meat was my mallard

I have a yet , oh what have I yet I have a yet the thigh of my mallard

The Rump of my Mallard

The back of my Mallard

The wing of my Mallard

The neck of my Mallard

The Bill of my Mallard

The Head of my Mallard

If you want any more info Happy , try a PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: Gurney
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 03:45 AM

From memory, -I've never sung it,- Cyril Tawney sang: Et not yet (eaten). Shin shinny not leg leggy. Heel heely between foot and toe. Good meat was THE Mallard.
Leadfingers didn't make it plain that it is a countdown song, each body part adding to the verse, so the last verse would be everything in his post, backwards, as fast as possible.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 03:52 AM

Slght aside..

The wing of me budgie..

I have ate, and what have I ate.
I have ate the wing of me budgie....
Wing Wingy, two mirrors and all,
And good meat was me budgie.

It goes on.

Beak, Beaky,
Leg, Leggy,
Rump,Rumpy,
Foot,Footy,
(Carry on here in an anatomical fashion)

(Then get surreal!)

I have ate and what have I ate,
I have ate the ID of me budgie...

ID IDDY, etc.....

Quite like the version..

I have ate the Cojones of me budgie...

I'll get me coat now.

Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 07:10 PM

Eider et the coat too Ralphie.....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 07:47 PM

Ralphie, I think I need to hear you sing this....

Note the crosslink above, which will lead you to lyrics and tune for "the Mallard" - but the previous thread had the good taste to leave the poor budgie alone...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: GUEST,Phil Ibbotson Kingston, Canada
Date: 02 Mar 17 - 09:33 AM

In the late 60s, early 70s when I lived in Aylesbury there was a folk club upstairs in one of the pubs. A local (?) 'troubador' called WAG sang this song quite often. Never forget it!
- but I don't remember WAG's real identity.
Phil.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Mar 17 - 12:03 PM

Phil - That would be Wag Puddefoot I think !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: GUEST,ChrisJBady
Date: 02 Mar 17 - 04:41 PM

It was a Yetties favourite, it was on a Folk Song Cellar recording, actually programme no. 37.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/1mm29fh2ggf72fi/LFSC_37_-_TD_120058.59_-_NHJ_4_%28192%29.mp3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: GUEST,Guest - Rabee
Date: 03 Mar 17 - 10:40 AM

This brought back lots of memories

There's a version on " Voice of the People" by Henry Mitchelmore (titled The most beautiful leg of the mallard) I don't have access to my "Voice of The People" CDs at the moment so I can't say where it was collected but no doubt some mudcater wiil come in and let us know.

Henry Mitchelmore's version is slightly different from Cyril Tawney's version mentioned above and I suspect that The Yetties got their version from Cyril in the early days at Sidmouth FF.

I remember, in 1961 I think, that Bill Rutter organised roving ensembles from the festival to go round the outlying villages near Sidmouth. Cyril and me landed up in this pub and Cyril said that " The Mallard" had been collected in that particular village(pub even? ) and decided to sing it to see if it would get any reaction from the locals.

Not a blink - they continued with their dominoes even more so when a riotus rapper sword side from Newcastle with Dave Swarbrick playing fiddle for them went hurtling round in the very small pub room inches from their domino table.

Cyril sang it a lot at Sidmouth that year in the Potter's Loft between the two Fore(?) streets and it's stuck with me. Good to hear the Yetties sing it but I must see if I can find Cyril singing it on my old reel to reel tapes from that year.

Happy memories. Anyone else rememember the earl Sidmouth days?

BB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mallard
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 03 Mar 17 - 02:30 PM

Yetties recorded it on "Dorset is Beautiful" LP (1972). Sleeve notes credit it to Cyril Tawney.


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