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Lyr Req: Oh, Nicholas, Don't Be So Ridiculous

GUEST,mick 10 Jan 06 - 06:48 AM
Jim Dixon 12 Jan 06 - 12:34 AM
Joe Offer 12 Jan 06 - 01:13 AM
GUEST,mick 12 Jan 06 - 07:42 AM
GUEST 10 Feb 12 - 06:37 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 10 Feb 12 - 10:19 AM
GUEST,999 10 Feb 12 - 11:09 AM
GUEST,999 10 Feb 12 - 11:31 AM
Artful Codger 10 Feb 12 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,999 11 Feb 12 - 12:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req :Nicolas Nicolas
From: GUEST,mick
Date: 10 Jan 06 - 06:48 AM

My mother used to sing a song which went:
Nicolas , Nicolas don't be so ridiculous , I don't like kissing in the daytime .
That's all I can remember of it. It sounded like it might have been a music hall song . Can anyone provide any other words?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req :Nicolas Nicolas
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 12:34 AM

The catalog of the University of Mississippi Library lists a recording of NICHOLAS (DON'T BE SO RIDICULOUS) by The Three Flames on a 78rpm record, Columbia 37268. The Online Discographical Project says it was recorded in 1947.

traditionalmusic.co.uk gives the title as OH NICHOLAS DON'T BE SO RIDICULOUS and says it was written by Jimmy Kennedy and Harry Castling in 1939.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req :Nicolas Nicolas
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 01:13 AM

Seems to me there ought to be a book of Jimmy Kennedy lyrics somewhere. That man wrote a lot of interesting songs. Here are a few:
  • Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
  • Red Sails in the Sunset
  • Harbor Lights
  • South of the Border

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req :Nicolas Nicolas
From: GUEST,mick
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 07:42 AM

Thanks for the clues lads .The rhymne just seemed so funny to me that I thought I'd try to track the rest of the song down . I'll do some googling for Jimmy Kennedy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Nicholas, Don't Be So Ridiculous
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 06:37 AM

I think these are different songs. the one Billy Cotton released is quite different to the one by the Three Flames


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Nicholas, Don't Be So Ridiculous
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 10:19 AM

Here's the version from Billy Cotton and His Band Oh, Nicholas! Don't Be So Ridiculous, which seems to be the song the originator was asking for (all the way back in '06).

(I'm not certain I've got the first two lines absolutely correct).

Mick




OH NICHOLAS! DON'T BE SO RIDICULOUS
(Kennedy, Castling)

  A great misunderstanding, enough to make you sob,
  Nicholas was working but underneath his job.
  He's saw his girl by day
  He'd kiss her and she'd say

Oh, Nicholas, don't be so ridiculous,
Cos I don't like it in the day time.
Oh, Nicholas, though I like you, Nicholas,
I don't like kisses in the day time.
Afternoon or evening that's too soon;
Nighttime's the right time, under a lovely moon.
Oh, Nicholas, don't be so ridiculous,
Cos I don't like it in the day time.

  You said going dancing would be heaven,
  And I agreed to meet you at eleven.
  I couldn't do the samba while I'm yawning.
  I didn't mean eleven in the morning.  No!

Oh, Nicholas, don't be so ridiculous,
Cos I don't like it in the day time.
Oh, Nicholas, though I like you, Nicholas,
I don't like kisses in the day time.
Things you have to wait for seem so right -
Let's make a date for seven o'clock tonight.
Oh-oh, Nicholas, don't be so ridiculous,
Cos I don't like it in the day time.


Oh, Nicholas, don't be so ridiculous,
Cos I don't like it in the day time.
Oh, Nicholas, though I like you, Nicholas,
I don't like kisses in the day time.
Weddings in a day dress make me sob;
If I should say yes, make it an evening job.
Oh, Nicholas, isn't it ridiculous,
That I don't like it in the day time.


Source: youtube video of Billy Cotton And His Band Decca disc F9360(DR 14566)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Nicholas, Don't Be So Ridiculous
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 11:09 AM

Nice work, Mick.

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In Google books

(Google Books)

"Oh, Nicholas! (Don't Be So Ridiculous) which was recorded by Tommy Trinder in 1938 and Billy Cotton in the 1950s."

I think that book is by JJ Kennedy. Anyway, there are about 10 sentences cogent to this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Nicholas, Don't Be So Ridiculous
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 11:31 AM

Sorry about that. If a mod could remove it, I'll try something else.

http://books.google.ca/books?id=LyJi8pge5KsC&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=%22Oh,+Nicholas!+Don't+Be+So+Ridiculous%22,+lyrics&source=bl&ot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Nicholas, Don't Be So Ridiculous
From: Artful Codger
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 01:58 PM

Just a tip:
In Google Books links, you only need the "id" and "pg" parameters; everything from the following "&" onward is best dropped. ("&" separates parameters in links.)

Similarly, for YouTube links, best just to include just the "v" parameter; omit the "feature" parameter and any others that happen to get dragged along as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Nicholas, Don't Be So Ridiculous
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Feb 12 - 12:01 PM

http://books.google.ca/books?id=LyJi8pge5KsC&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=%22Oh,+Nicholas!+Don't+Be+So+Ridiculous%22,+lyrics&source=bl&ot


Artful, could you demonstrate on that, please? I'm a dolt.


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