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Lyr Req Lady Chatterley's Lover

GUEST,peter 04 Oct 01 - 04:09 AM
GUEST,Lanfranc at the orifice 04 Oct 01 - 04:51 AM
Gervase 04 Oct 01 - 06:28 AM
MikeofNorthumbria 04 Oct 01 - 06:48 AM
GUEST,Lanfranc at the orifice 04 Oct 01 - 07:01 AM
cptsnapper 22 Mar 06 - 04:02 PM
r.padgett 22 Mar 06 - 04:05 PM
Jim I 22 Mar 06 - 04:24 PM
GUEST 22 Mar 06 - 04:25 PM
Jim McLean 22 Mar 06 - 05:44 PM
Rockhen 22 Mar 06 - 06:21 PM
Rockhen 22 Mar 06 - 06:23 PM
Jim I 22 Mar 06 - 06:50 PM
cptsnapper 23 Mar 06 - 03:18 AM
GUEST,padgett 23 Mar 06 - 08:23 AM
Abby Sale 23 Mar 06 - 08:39 AM
cptsnapper 23 Mar 06 - 12:04 PM
Jim McLean 23 Mar 06 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Georgina Boyes 23 Mar 06 - 06:00 PM
cptsnapper 24 Mar 06 - 08:59 AM
r.padgett 24 Mar 06 - 02:08 PM
GUEST,Georgina Boyes 25 Mar 06 - 08:50 AM
synbyn 04 Jul 07 - 12:08 PM
oldhippie 04 Jul 07 - 12:26 PM
synbyn 04 Jul 07 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,Rumncoke 04 Jul 07 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,Georgina Boyes 05 Jul 07 - 08:45 AM
Trevor 05 Jul 07 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,doc.tom 05 Jul 07 - 09:31 AM
GUEST,Rumncoke 05 Jul 07 - 09:46 AM
Joe Offer 05 Jul 07 - 08:40 PM
cptsnapper 06 Jul 07 - 01:46 AM
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Subject: lyrics - Lady Chatterly
From: GUEST,peter
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 04:09 AM

I can remember the chorus - With me Deer Stalker Hat and my fa -la rah -la lee, I am the lover of Lady Chatterly.

But the verses are unknown Help!!


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Subject: RE: lyrics - Lady Chatterly
From: GUEST,Lanfranc at the orifice
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 04:51 AM

Good grief, another 40-year-old memory!!!

All I can remember is the first verse at this stage, but I think I've got the rest of it somewhere, anyway, here's verse 1.

I am a gamekeeper, and I come from Nottinghamshire
I served my master faithfully, but his wife was rather queer
One day in the potting shed she asked me for some game
I wasn't sure just what she meant, but I liked it just the same!

With me deerstalker hat and me fol-de-riddle-I-dee
I was the lover of Lady Chatterley

Watch this space. (Micca might know the rest)


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Subject: RE: lyrics - Lady Chatterly
From: Gervase
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 06:28 AM

Try this - from the singing of Jim Morrison at Sharp's:

Oh I am a gamekeeper and I come from Nottinghamshire,
My master treated me decent but my mistress she was queer.
I met her in the woods one day, she asked me for some game,
I messed up by best tweed suit but I enjoyed it just the same;
    With me deerstalker hat and me tooraloora-lie
    I was the lover of Lady Chatterley.

Well we had a game of blind man's buff, she landed in the grass,
She looked so pretty lying there, and so I made a pass.
Her husband didn't seem to mind it, in fact, it went to her head,
She pulled me into the covers and she pushed me into bed.

She said the aristocracy should mix with working folk,
She mixed alright with me that night, it got beyond a joke.
He husband couldn't please her, she said it was the war,
I said to myself he's gone on strike because he knows what he's in for.

And after we had finished what has since been called a bout
This pretty young maid jumped out of bed and then began to shout,
'There's that dirty D.H.Lawrence a-peeping round the door',
He was gone before that I could get my gun, and he wrote down all he saw.

Well they wouldn't let him publish it because it was pornographic,
But travellers brought it from abroad and did a roaring traffic.
Then Penguin took the case to court and had a bit of luck,
And they made a bloomin' fortune printing words like 'love a duck'

Well now I still think of her, although her sins were scarlet,
She befriended a working chap like me and now she's called a harlot.
And as for old Sir Clifford, he has given to me the sack,
Because he read what happened in bed that night in a Penguin paperback.


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Subject: Lover of Lady Chatterly
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 06:48 AM

Here are the full words, as best I can remember them:

Oh, I am Sir Clifford's gamekeeper, from up in Nottinghamshire:
He was very good to me, but his wife was rather queer!
I met her in the forest - she asked me for some game –
And if I misunderstood her, it was great fun all the same.
With me deerstalker cap, and me fol-de-riddle-dee,
And I was the Lover of Lady Chatterly.

She said the aristocracy should mingle with the folk –
She mingled all right with me that night, till it got beyond a joke.
Her husband was no use, she said - he blamed it on the war.
I said, poor chap, he's gone on strike – he knows what he's in for!
With me … etc

Just after we had finished what has since been called a 'bout',
She lifted her head from off the bed, and she began to shout:
"There's that dirty D H Lawrence, a-peeping round the door!"
He was off afore I could grab me gun, and he wrote down all he saw.
With me …

The publishers wouldn't touch it 'cause they said 'twas pornographic,
But smugglers brought it from abroad, and did a roaring traffic.
Then Penguin took the case to court, and had a bit of luck
When they proved the artistic merit of some four-letter words like …
With me …

Well, I still remember her with regret, although her sins were scarlet –
She befriended an honest working man, and now she's called a harlot.
But I don't work up there no more, 'cause Sir Clifford gave me the sack,
As soon as he read what we did in bed, in that Penguin paperback!
With me …

I did once meet the man who wrote this song, but can't remember his name now. (Sorry, if you're out there, mate.)I believe he was one of the regulars at the Nottingham folk club back in the early '60s, when the notorious 'Chatterley trial' took place, and dashed off the song in a burst of local patriotism.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: lyrics - Lady Chatterly
From: GUEST,Lanfranc at the orifice
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 07:01 AM

A prime example of the "Folk Process" in operation!

"More or less the same words, but not necessarily in the same order!" Potting shed or woods? I vaguely remember that the former featured in the book!

I might have a note of the original perpetrator at home, but at least now I don't have to type in all the lyrics, thanks Gervase and Mike.

Mudcat rules - as ever!

Alan


    Threads combined. Messages below are from a new thread.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: cptsnapper
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 04:02 PM

Does anybody remember this song? I think that Dave Ward may have sung it but I don't know if he wrote it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: r.padgett
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 04:05 PM

With me Dear stalker hat and me fal the riddle de I was the lover of Lady Chatterley

All I can remember!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: Jim I
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 04:24 PM

Wasn't there a song by a Scot like Matt McGinn or Watt Nicol. I can only remember a couple of verses

You've heard o' Lady Chatterley
Sick and tired o' love wiz she
Oh Oh Poor wee Lady Chat

Noo gamekeeper Mellors wiz a bit o' a crook
Ye'll ken whit Ah mean if ye've read the book
Oh Oh Poor wee Lady Chat

Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterley's Lover
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 04:25 PM

Nothing to do with your request, but Sydney Carter once wrote a smashing verse for a song called 'Waiting for the Film to Come' which went:-

Lady Chatterley, what a lovely love affair,
Here's a forget-me-not, let me put it in your hair.
There wasn't a single word I didn't know already there
I'm waiting for the film to come.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LADY CHAT (Jim McLean)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 05:44 PM

I wrote the song mentioned by Jim I and it was recorded by Matt McGinn. The Clancy Brothers published it by Tiparm Music>
The tune was a variant of ' Have a whiff, have a whiff have a whiff on me'. I slowed the tune right down and tried to make it ironic!
The lyrics are as follows (as far as I can remember as it was a long time ago.

LADY CHAT
(Jim McLean)

Have you heard of Lady Chatterley
Sick and starved o' love was she,
Hey, hey poor wee lady Chat.

Good Sir Clifford was her man,
He got shot in the war and he couldnae stand,
Hey, hey sad wee lady Chat.

But lady Chat was full of pluck,
She went down to the garden to try her luck,
Hey, hey brave wee Lady Chat.

Gamekeeper Mellors was a crook,
Ah doot that he has read the book,
Hey hey watch out Lady Chat.

She came to his door with a rat a tat tat
'Come in,' says he, 'And we'll have a wee chat!'
Hey, hey you've had it Lady Chat.

He took her into his but and' ben,
You can read what he did on page a hundred and ten!
Hey, hey happy lady Chat.

So to all you Lords, this moral I'll tell,
If you've got a garden, then dig it yoursel'
Hey, hey and that was the end o' that.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
From: Rockhen
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 06:21 PM

I think it is as follows, more or less...(as taken from the "Liberated Woman's Songbook!")

LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER


          D                                          A7
1. Oh, he was a gamekeeper and was up from Nottinghamshire.
                                                              D
He served his master faithfully, though his wife was rather queer;
                                                        A7
For one day in the potting shed, she asked him for some game.
                                               D
Maybe he mistook her but it was fun just the same.

CHORUS: With his deerstalker cap and his ful the diddle
A7
dee                                                                                                     D
He was the lover of Lady Chatterley.


2. They had a game of blind man's buff. she landed on the grass.
She looked so pretty lying there, and so he made a pass.
She didn't seem to mind it. In fact, it went to her head.
She pulled him into his cottage and she pushed him into bed. CHORUS

3. She said the aristocracy should mingle with the folk.
She mingled all right with him all night. It got beyond a joke.
Her husband couldn't please her. He said it was the war.
Lover thought, "He's gone on strike. He knows what he's in for." CHORUS

4. After they had finished what has since been called a 'bout'
This pretty young maid leaped out of bed and then began to shout:
"There's that dirty D. H. Lawrence, a-peeping 'round the door."
He was off before they could get the gun and he wrote down all he saw. CHORUS

5. They wouldn't let him publish it because it was pornographic.
But travellers brought it from abroad and did a roaring traffic.
Then Penguin took the case to court and had a stroke of luck.
"Educational," said the jury, knowing words like "love a duck." CHORUS

6. He still thinks of her although her sins are scarlet.
She befriended a working man like him and now she's called a harlot;
And as for Sir Clifford, he's given him the sack
Since he read what happened in bed in a Penguin paperback.

CHORUS: With his deerstalker cap and his ful the diddle dee,
He was the lover, of Lady Chatterley

Cheers, just realised we changed some of it from 'I' to 'he' for a woman to sing the first verse...but hope that is some help...as you can see, the chords are really tricky! I have the tune in the book too if you don't know it but not sure how to put that on here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: Rockhen
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 06:23 PM

Whoops!..the chords have moved from where I typed them...never mind, I guess you can work it out from the above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: Jim I
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 06:50 PM

>>I wrote the song mentioned by Jim I and it was recorded by Matt McGinn.

Thanks Jim.

I reckon if I went through me old songbooks I could write a McLean musical biography!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterley's Lover
From: cptsnapper
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 03:18 AM

The one that I was thinking of had the chorus

With me deerstalker hat & me fol di rideree dee
I was the lover of Lady Chatterley.

I've come across it in a song book which jogged my memory but I've no idea as to who wrote or originally recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 08:23 AM

cptsnapper!
see Rockhen above words are near enough these with the chorus you have


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: Abby Sale
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 08:39 AM

Jim McLean,

Great! I have Arthur Argo singing "Lady Chat" on Wee Thread of Blue. Didn't know it was one of yours. Is there a Jim McLean songbook?

Three or four hundred of the Battle Ballads appear in the Happy File.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: cptsnapper
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 12:04 PM

Brain fade on my part: it's my age you know!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: Jim McLean
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 03:02 PM

Abbey Sale, I produced a song book in 1968 but it was Rebel Songs. After that I wrote a number of others for various LPs. I was never a singer/song writer so most of the people assumes the singer of my songs were the writers. Not a lot of people gave credit. If you want a copy of my old song book let me know ... I'm happy to give it away free gratis.
My email is JawMac@aol.com.
Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 06:00 PM

I think Stan Crowther (who also wrote The Vicar and the Frog and many more) wrote the Lady Chatterley song with the 'Deer stalker hat' chorus. He founded the first Folk Club in Rotherham and still lives here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: cptsnapper
Date: 24 Mar 06 - 08:59 AM

If it is the case that Stan wrote it it might pay him to contact Jerry Silverman the singer & folklorist who has included it in The Liberated Woman's Songbook & credited it as being a an English Folk Song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: r.padgett
Date: 24 Mar 06 - 02:08 PM

Stan Crowther I believe also wrote the 'Vicar and the Frog' and I heard him perform it in front of Lord Mason (former Barnsley MP many years ago.


Stan was Mayor of Rotherham and MP for Rotherham I believe, but did not take up offer of a Peerage on his retirement from the Commons

I believe the House of Commons had a 'Folk Club' at one stage and had quiet an array of musical people ~ Dennis Healey being an accompished pianist (or do you know different!!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterly's Lover
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 25 Mar 06 - 08:50 AM

I've just rung Stan Crowther and he tells me that although he used to sing the song - and often wished he'd written it because it was so good - it's not one of his.

Stan believes it was written by a woman from Birmingham (England) very soon after the trial and spread rapidly through Folk Clubs.

It's got a known writer, so the singer-songwriter in Birmingham must be due some royalties from The Liberated Woman's Songbook.


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Subject: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: synbyn
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:08 PM

This is for a friend, honest, I only usually buy razor blades...
He remembers Brian Blanchard? singing a song of which this was the last line of the refrain- can anyone help with the rest, please? Doesn't know who wrote it. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: oldhippie
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:26 PM

from another thread.....

Oh, I am Sir Clifford's gamekeeper, from up in Nottinghamshire:
He was very good to me, but his wife was rather queer!
I met her in the forest - she asked me for some game –
And if I misunderstood her, it was great fun all the same.
With me deerstalker cap, and me fol-de-riddle-dee,
And I was the Lover of Lady Chatterly.......
    See above for the rest.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: synbyn
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:56 PM

Thanks- it'll make an old man very hippy...Dave can remember the tune, so it'll see a new lease of life... was it Keith Christmas who came up with these- I had a vague idea it might have been?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: GUEST,Rumncoke
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 01:58 PM

I sing a slightly different version - with a game of blind man's buff included.

I'll type it out later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 08:45 AM

'With Me Deerstalker's Hat'/'The Lover of Lady Chatterley' was written by Stan Crowther, who started the first Folk Club in Rotherham and was later Mayor and then the town's MP. He wrote lots of great songs, including 'The Vicar and the Frog' and still plays from time to time.

Georgina


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: Trevor
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 09:06 AM

I've got a slightly different version as well - the second verse is:

We had a game of blind man's buff, we landed in the grass,
She tickled me underneath the chin and so I made a pass.
She didn't seem to mind, in fact it went right to her head,
She dragged me to my cottage and she hauled me in to bed.
With me......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: GUEST,doc.tom
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 09:31 AM

Ah! So that's who wrote it. Thanks Georgina. The song is 'trad' in Cornwall ~ Charlie Bate used to sing it as one of his 'party pieces' and it's now passed on locally to Dave Parson in the Ring O' Bells @ St. Issey.


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Subject: ADD: The Lover of Lady Chatterley
From: GUEST,Rumncoke
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 09:46 AM

I'll just see how the little grey cells are functioning at the moment.

With Me Deerstalker's Hat/The Lover of Lady Chatterley

I am a young gamekeeper, I come from Nottinghamshire
Me master he was good to me, but his wife was rather queer.
Whilst walking in the woods one day she asked me for some game.
Well maybe I mistook her, but I enjoyed it just the same.

With me deerstalker hat and me folderiddle i dee
I was the lover of Lady Chatterley

We played a game of blind man's buff and landed in the grass
The saucy wench she tickled my chin and so I made a pass
She didn't seem to mind it, it went right to her head.
She dragged me to my cottage and she hauled me into bed.

She said the aristocracy should mingle with the folk.
She mingled with me alright that night it got beyond a joke.
Her husband could not please her, he said it was the war.
I thought to myself he's gone on strike, now he knows what he's in for.

Now when we had finished what has since been written about.
Her ladyship jumped out of bed and she began to shout.
'There's that dirty DH Laurence, he was hiding behind the door!'
He'd gone before I could get my gun and he wrote down all he saw.

They wouldn't let him publish it, said it was pornographic.
Smugglers got it from abroad and did a roaring traffic.
Then Penguin took the case to court and had a stroke of luck
It's educational cried the jury its got words that rhyme with... duck!

Well now I often think of her, although her sins were scarlet.
She befriended a working lad like me, and now gets called a harlot.
But as for Sir Clifford, he's given me the sack,
Since he read about what happened to us in a Penguin paperback.

That looks about right. I heard it in Barnsley, Yorkshire, about 1968.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 08:40 PM

Looks like we have slight variations in the text. I've formatted the version from Rumncoke for the Digital Tradition. Any corrections? Is there a proper title for the song, or is it better to list it under a dual title?

For the record, here's a quote from the entry on D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) in the Encyclopedia Britannica:
    Privately published in 1928, Lady Chatterley's Lover led an underground life until legal decisions in New York (1959) and London (1960) made it freely available—and a model for countless literary descriptions of sexual acts. The London verdict allowing publication capped a trial at which the book was defended by many eminent English writers. In the novel Lawrence returns for the last time to Eastwood and portrays the tender sexual love, across barriers of class and marriage, of two damaged moderns. Lawrence had always seen the need to relate sexuality to feeling, and his fiction had always extended the borders of the permissible—and had been censored in detail. In Lady Chatterley's Lover he now fully described sexual acts as expressing aspects or moods of love, and he also used the colloquial four-letter words that naturally occur in free speech.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: cptsnapper
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 01:46 AM

I seem to remember hearing this being sung by someone called Dave Ward who also had a song about the Triffids. Anyone remember him? I believe that he went into record production & may have had his own label


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lover Of Lady Chatterley
From: GUEST,deebee
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 03:47 PM

Great to see the lyrics in print - my old mate Bryan Blanchard used to sing it in Hertfordshire in the eighties. Has anyone got a copy of the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover of Lady Chatterley
From: Edmond
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 11:17 AM

'Bell Bottom Trousers' works.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover of Lady Chatterley
From: BB
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 05:19 AM

It's a while since I heard it, but yes, I think that was the tune. Well done, Edmond!


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Subject: RE: Lover of Lady Chatterly
From: and e
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 06:06 PM

Here's a preview of the song as recorded on a ca 1975 Australian LP titled Ribald Classics Vol. 5: Pheasant Pluckers. The tune sounds Irish. Can anyone identify it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover of Lady Chatterley
From: BB
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 12:53 PM

That tune bears no relation to the usual one, John Patrick, but that sounds Irish, yes. And no, I can't identify it.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover of Lady Chatterley
From: Rumncoke
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 09:55 AM

It was the Australian LP tune I learned back in 1968ish - without the Oyrishness and not quite the same notes nor placing of the words, and to the same timing as a NW morris polka step.

No wonder audiences have been puzzled when I sang it - on the few ocassions I have decided it was apt.


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Subject: I am the Lover of Lady Chatterley
From: and e
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 10:51 AM

Does anyone know of recordings of this song with the "usual" tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover of Lady Chatterley
From: GUEST,Tony Pratschke (Ireland)
Date: 31 Aug 19 - 02:46 PM

As someone who carried his guitar around the pubs and clubs of Limerick and Clare in the 1960s, this song was part of my repertoire. These are the words as recorded in a notebook I used at the time:

Lover of Lady Chatterley

I am a jolly gamekeeper, I'm up from Nottinghamshire,
I served my master faithfully, but his his wife was rather queer,
For one day in the potting shed, she asked me for some game,
Maybe I mistook her, but it was fun just the same,

With my deer-stalker hat and fol-de-ridellee-dee,
I was the lover of Lady Chatterley!

We had a game of blind man's bluff, she landed on the grass,
She looked so pretty lying there, I thought I'd make a pass,
She didn't seem to mind at all, in fact it went to her head,
She pushed me into my bedroom, and she pulled me into bed.

With my deer-stalker hat, etc.

She said the aristocracy should mingle with the folk,
She mingled alright wi' me that night, it got beyond a joke
Her husband couldn't satisfy her, he said it was the War,
I said to myself he's gone on strike, he knows what he's in for

With my deer-stalker hat, etc.

After we had finished what has since been called a "bout"
That pretty young maid jumped out of bed and she began to shout,
"There's that dirty D.H.Lawrence and he's peeping round the door."
He was off before I could get me gun, and he wrote down all he saw.

With my deer-stalker-hat, etc.

They wouldn't let him publish it, they said it was pornographic,
But travellers brought it from abroad, they did a roaring traffic.
Then Penguin brought the case to court, they had a stroke of luck,
"Educational!", said the jury, knowing words like "luvaduck"

With my deer-stalker hat, etc.

And when, I think of her, although her sins were scarlet,
She befriended a working lad like me and now she's called a harlot
And as for poor Sir Clifford then, he has given me the sack,
Since he read about what happened in bed, in a Penguin paper-back,

With my deer-stalker hat, etc.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LADY CHAT (from Matt McGinn)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Dec 19 - 11:58 AM

These words are different enough from those posted by Jim McLean above, that I think it's worthwhile posting them. My transcription:

LADY CHAT
Words by Jim McLean, music traditional "Take a Whiff on Me"
As recorded by Matt McGinn on "The Best of Matt McGinn, Vol. 2" (2003)

1. Have ye heard of Lady Chatterley?
Sick and starved of love was she.
Hey, hey! Puir wee Lady Chat!
Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat.

2. Good Sir Clifford was her man.
He got shot in the war and he couldnae stand.
Hey, hey! Puir wee Lady Chat!
Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat.

3. Gamekeeper Mellors was a crook.
I think he had read the book.
Oh, ho! Watch out, Lady Chat!
Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat.

4. Lady Chat was full o' pluck.
She went tae the garden to try her luck.
Oh, ho! Fly, wee Lady Chat!
Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat.

5. She gave three knocks and a rat-a-tat-tat,
'Come in,' says he, 'and we'll hae a wee chat.'
Oh, ho! Watch out, Lady Chat!
Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat.

6. He took her on his knee and then
Ye can read what he did on page a hundred and ten.
Oh, ho! Bad wee Lady Chat.
Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat.

7. When Sir Clifford o' this heard,
He called his wife a four-letter word.
Ha, ha! Bad wee Lady Chat!
Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat.

8. Tae all you lords, this moral I'll tell:
If you have a wee garden, dig it yoursel'.
Oh, ho! That was the end o' that.
Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LADY CHATTERLEY (from Clancy Brothers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Dec 19 - 12:18 PM

Although they've changed the title and omitted the refrain, it's clearly the same song as LADY CHAT above.

LADY CHATTERLEY
Words by Jim McLean, music traditional "Take a Whiff on Me"
As recorded by The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem on "Live at Carnegie Hall" (1962)

1. You've heard of Lady Chatterley.
Sick and starved in love was she.
Oh, poor unwanted Lady Chatterley!

2. Good Sir Clifford was her man.
He got shot in the war and he couldn't stand.
Oh, no more fun for Lady Chatterley!

3. But she was always full of pluck,
Went out in the garden to try her luck.
Oh, the birds and the bees and Lady Chatterley!

4. Now, Mellors, the gardener, was a crook.
I'm sure he must have read the book.
Oh, ho, ho! Watch it, Lady Chatterley!

5. She knocked on his door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
'Come in,' says he, 'and we'll have a little chat.'
Oh, ho! You've had it, Lady Chatterley!

6. He took her into his cozy den.
You can read what they did, page a hundred and ten.
No more frustration, Lady Chatterley.
No more frustration, Lady Chatterley.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req Lady Chatterley's Lover
From: Jim McLean
Date: 29 Dec 19 - 03:59 PM

5. She came to his door wi a rat a tat tat
6. He took her I tae his but an ben..

Minor variations but otherwise it's all there., the Clancy version varies more but they did a very funny version. I met them in London and Paddy asked for the song.
Thanks, folks.


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