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Lyr Add: Salome (original & WWII soldiers' parody)

GUEST 17 Apr 06 - 05:01 AM
Joe Offer 17 Apr 06 - 02:11 PM
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GUEST,tom kelly 18 Apr 06 - 05:30 AM
Flash Company 18 Apr 06 - 07:44 AM
GUEST,Lighter 18 Apr 06 - 11:27 AM
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GUEST,Bob Coltman 29 Aug 09 - 04:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Songs From the Front and Rear
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 05:01 AM

does anybody know the song "salome"? words and/or music.


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Subject: ADD: Salome
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 02:11 PM

I came up with the song on a Google search, but the site had been closed and the Google cache wasn't there. I finally found it through the Wayback Machine, http://web.archive.org - it had been at a website called www.squaddiesongs.com
-Joe-

Salome

Down our street we had a merry party,
Everybody there was all so gay and hearty,
Talk about a treat; we ate all the meat,
And we drank all the beer from the boozer's down the street.

There was old Uncle Ned, he was fair fucked up,
So we put him in the cellar with his old bull pup,
Little sonny Jim was trying to get in,
With his arsehole winking at the moon.

Oh, Salome, Salome, that's my girl Salome,
Standing there with her arse all bare,
Every little wiggle makes the boys all stare.
Oh, slide it, and glide it,
Right up her fucking chute,
Two brass balls and the shankers too,
And a foreskin full of shit.

She's a big fat cow, twice the size of me,
Hairs on her belly like the branches on a tree,
She can run, jump, fight, fuck,
Wheel a barrow, drive a truck,
That's my girl Salome.

On Monday night she takes it up her back,
On Tuesday night she hauls in all the slack.
Wednesday night she has a spell,
Thursday night she fucks like hell,
On Friday night she takes it up her nose,
In between her fingers, down between her toes,
Saturday night she dishes out jam
And she goes to church on Sunday.

Jesus wants me for a sunbeam,
And a fucking good sunbeam am I.



The above is an exact transcription of the lyrics in Songs from the Front & Rear: Canadian Servicemen's Songs of the Second World War, by Anthony Hopkins. The Squaddiesongs Website did not contain the last verse, about the "sunbeam."

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Subject: RE: ADD: Songs From the Front and Rear-Salome
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 04:28 PM

Here is the tune from Songs From the Front and Rear, along with the lyrics that are tiedd to the notes (match with the lyrics above to see what gets sung where [does that make sense?]

Down our street we had a mer-ry par-ty,
Ev-ery-bo-dy there was all so gay and heart-y,
Talk a-bout a treat; we ate all the meat,
And we drank all the beer from the boo-zer's down the street.

There was old Un-cle Ned, he was fair fucked up,
So we put him in the cel-lar with his old bull pup,
Lit-tle son-ny Jim was try-ing to get in,
With his arse-hole wink-ing at the moon.

Oh, Sa-lo-me, Sa-lo-me, that's my girl Sa-lo-me,
Stand-ing there with her arse all bare,
Ev-ery lit-tle wig-gle makes the boys all stare.
Oh, slide it, and glide it,
Right up her fuck-ing chute,
Two brass balls and the shan-kers too,
And a fore-skin full of shit.

Je-sus wants me for a sun-beam,
And a fuck-ing good sun-beam am I.

Hopkins says: "The last two lines could be, and frequently were, attached as an ending to any song."


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Subject: RE: ADD: Songs From the Front and Rear-Salome
From: GUEST,tom kelly
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 05:30 AM

thanks joe

my uncle used to sing that song but i don't recall those words!!!!

i wanted the words so i could sing it at a family party but i think i may have to change one or two!!!!

thanks again.

WHAT A SITE


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Subject: RE: ADD: Songs From the Front and Rear-Salome
From: Flash Company
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 07:44 AM

There was a cleaned up version of this, though I can't remember who did it, chorus went:-

Oh Salome, Salome,you should see Salome,
Standing there with her feet all bare,
Every little wiggle makes the boys all stare,
She sings it, she swings it, and the sheiks all murmur 'Oooooh'
And the old sphinx winks, and winks, and winks,
Down there where the sand-bags grow!

As I have said before, God, I'm old!!!!

FC


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Subject: RE: ADD: Songs From the Front and Rear-Salome
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 11:27 AM

Flash Company's lyrics may be seen here:

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/s/salomevarious.shtml

That song is credited to "H. Weston/ J. Turner." Harry Roy & His Band and Billy Cotton & His Band are said to have recorded it in 1941.

Which song was the original would seem to be anybody's guess. The bawdy version appears to have been well known to the Brits in WWII.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Songs From the Front and Rear-Salome
From: Flash Company
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 11:34 AM

Hi Lighter, Billy Cotton sounds about right, probably sung by Alan Breeze.

FC


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Subject: RE: ADD: Songs From the Front and Rear-Salome
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 11:39 AM

The British Library Integrated Catalogue agrees that "Salome" (the clean version)was written by Harry Weston & John Turner, "c1941."


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Subject: RE: ADD: Songs From the Front and Rear-Salome
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 11:41 AM

Didn't mean to snub you, Flash! Our posts crossed!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SALOME (Harris Weston & John Turner)
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 04:56 PM

Hi, Salome fans:

Three years plus after the last post....

The mystery of the tune of "Salome," which has puzzled bawdy song fans across the web for years, is solved. As indicated above, it is a parody of the Harris Weston & John Turner 1941 Hit "Salome," but the tune for it was unknown to all of us, till now.

Here it is. The entire recording by Harry Roy and His Band (who may be known to some of you as the originator of the classic "My Girl's Pussy") is available on the net, at:

http://www.rhapsody.com/harry-roy/the-roy-rag

Here are the lyrics to the original as sung by Harry Roy. It's a pretty good fit to the parody. — Bob

SALOME

In Egypt where all the pyramids are,
Down our street where lots of dirty kids are,
There's a café painted white
Where all the sailors like to go at night,
There's a native band, how they play,
But the best thing is the cabaret,
Expect the suffocation, boltin' up the doors,
When they put up the show,

Cho 1:
Oh, Salome, Salome,
You should see Salome,
Dancing there with her feet all bare,
Every little wriggle makes the boys all stare,
She swings it, she flings it,
And the sheiks all murmur, "Oh,"
While the old sphinx winks and winks and winks,
Out there where the sandbags grow,

Cho 2:
Salome, she's the idol of the kids,
She looks a-like a million dollar saucepan lid,
Curtain ring stuck through her nose,
And bells upon her pretty little toes,
She's a dusky, and though she looks so posh,
She'd be a lighter colour if she only had a wash,
But every night there's a big, big fight
To see that gal, Salome.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Songs From the Front and Rear-Salome
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 05:45 PM

There were a number of dance Band songs from the Thirties and early Forties that were 're-Written' for NAAFI bar use - I learned a song in Germany 'Poor Little Angeline' that was as rood as the Salome parody - Later found the Original was from Jack Hyton's Orchestra .


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Subject: RE: ADD: Songs From the Front and Rear-Salome
From: GUEST,epicure
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 06:32 AM

The version I remember hearing at a TA camp in 1955 (!) had

She's a big fat cow, twice the size of me
Hairs on her belly like branches on a tree
She can run, jump, fuck, fart,
Wheel a barrow, push a cart...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Salome (original & WW2 soldiers' paro
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 08:39 PM

We used to sing a version when I was younger that went thus:

Salome, Salome, you should see Salome,
standing there with her arsehole bare,
every little wrinkle makes the boys all stare,
she can run, jump, fight, fuck,
push a barrow, ride a truck,
that's my girl Salome!

Monday night she takes it up the nose,
Tuesday night it's in between the toes,
Wednesday night what a bloody farce,
Thursday night she takes it up the arse,
Friday night she rings like a bell,
Saturday night she fucks like hell,
and she goes to church on Sundays!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Salome (original & WW2 soldiers' parody)
From: Joe_F
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 06:26 PM

For relief, one might have recourse to the decorous stanza from "The Darky Sunday School":

Salome was a dancer; she danced before the king.
She wiggled and she waggled and she shook most everything.
"How now!" said the king, "We'll have no scandal here."
"The hell we won't!" Salome said, and kicked the chandelier.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Salome (original & WW2 soldiers' parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 10:59 PM

Have just been going through the messages on Salome, Billy Cotton and Harry Roy.

Am very keen to find out more about John Turner who the song is credited to.

If anyone knows anything about him I would be grateful to hear from them.

Am 90% sure that John Turner is my maternal Grand Father.

He was also a musician on the Queen Mary and Empress of Britain.

My email address is    cheryll60@hotmail.com

Kind regards,
Cheryl, South Australia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Salome (original & WW2 soldiers' parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 01:29 AM

My Grandad (Royal Navy - Korea) had a somewhat altered version. Transcription may have suffered since I was only young when he sang it. This one makes more sense to me, since it references the whole belly dancing thing :-)

In Egypt, where the pyramids are;
Down Beer Street in Alexandria;
There's a cafe, painted white;
A place where all the sailors love to go at night.

There's a gippo band, and how they play;
but the best bit is the cabaret;
there's a girl who's a sensation, among
marines and matelots from every nation

Ohhhhh... Salome, Salome, you should see Salome;
dancing there with her belly all bare;
every little wiggle makes the boys all stare.
She swings it, she flings it;
and the sailors all go "ooooooh!";
dancing there with her belly all bare;
down where the sandbags grow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Salome (original & WW2 soldiers' parody)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 04:15 PM

To Cheryl of South Australia (if she ever looks back here)

In case you weren't already aware of this, the National Library of Australia has sheet music of around 20 songs written (or co-written) by "John Turner," all within the years 1940-1958.

Hopefully, this link will take you to a list of them: click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Salome (original & WW2 soldiers' parody)
From: GUEST,riotous
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 12:19 PM

oh salome salome
your should see salome
standing there with her belly all bare
every little wiggle
makes the shieks all stare
she swings it she slings it
and the shieks all murmer woooooooo
standin in a line
10 bob a time
down where the sand bags grow

thats te version i remember and my grandkids love it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Salome (original & WWII soldiers' parody)
From: GUEST,Garry
Date: 10 Apr 14 - 10:48 PM

The one consistent line that turns up in all versions is the most hilariously puzzling - ' Down where the sandbags grow". Grow??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Salome (original & WWII soldiers' parody)
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 14 Nov 16 - 09:57 AM

This is the version which is still sung regularly in local rugby clubs down here in darkest Dorset


Down our street we had a little party,
Everybody there was oh so gay and hearty,
Talk about a treat; there was fuck all to eat,
We drank all the beer from the boozer down the street.

There was poor old joe, fair fucked up,
Down in the cellar with the old bull pup
There's little sonny Jim trying to get in,
With his arsehole winking at the moon.

Oh, Salome, Salome, that's my girl Salome,
Standing there with her tits all bare,
Every little wiggle makes the boys all stare.
She swing 'em, she swings 'em
And the old men murmer "oh"
But my old sphinx just winks and winks
To see my girl Salome

She's a big fat cow, twice the size of me,
Hairs on her belly like the branches on a tree,
She can run, fuck, fart , fight
Wheel a barrow, ride a bike
That's my girl Salome.

On Monday night she takes it up her back,
Tuesday night she can take it up the crack.
Wednesday night she has a little spell,
Thursday night she fucks like hell,
On Friday night she takes it up her nose,
Down between her fingers, up between her toes,
Saturday night her cunt's all tight
And on Sunday night she's had it

Jesus wants me for a sunbeam,
And a fucking great sunbeam am I.


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