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Lyr Req: Tony the Dago

GUEST,STU 03 Jul 06 - 06:55 AM
Leadfingers 03 Jul 06 - 07:47 AM
Skipjack K8 03 Jul 06 - 09:16 AM
GUEST,Brian 03 Jul 06 - 12:37 PM
greg stephens 03 Jul 06 - 12:59 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 03 Jul 06 - 03:26 PM
GUEST 03 Jul 06 - 08:29 PM
Jeri 03 Jul 06 - 08:55 PM
Big Mick 03 Jul 06 - 10:48 PM
GUEST 03 Jul 06 - 11:52 PM
GUEST,Kevin 21 Jan 08 - 11:17 AM
Charley Noble 21 Jan 08 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Heaving Harry 12 May 11 - 11:07 AM
GUEST,Bob donaldson 12 Jul 12 - 09:08 PM
Charley Noble 13 Jul 12 - 09:13 AM
GUEST,Guest - Kevin 27 Nov 12 - 08:59 AM
GUEST,999 27 Nov 12 - 02:32 PM
Jim Dixon 27 Nov 12 - 09:05 PM
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Subject: TONY THE DAGO
From: GUEST,STU
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 06:55 AM

DOES ANYONE KNOW THE WORDS TO THIS ONE? IT STARTS OUT WITH TONY THE DAGO, THE SONNA THE BEACH.


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Subject: RE: TONY THE DAGO
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 07:47 AM

Why do you have to shout ??


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Subject: RE: TONY THE DAGO
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 09:16 AM

Shift key abuse is a terrible thing.


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Subject: RE: TONY THE DAGO
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 12:37 PM

Perhaps it's a loud song.


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Subject: RE: TONY THE DAGO
From: greg stephens
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 12:59 PM

This ties in with my discussion thread about acoustic music. This thread is just heavily amplified.
On the point at issue, sorry, I dont know Tony the Dago (or TONY THE DAGO).
You have to watch out for shift key etiquette hear. I remember getting criticised because I joined up as greg stephens, and not Greg Stephens. I just wasnt used to keyboards, and never really bothered pressing that thing. Apparently it irritate some people.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Tony the Dago
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 03:26 PM

REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN TELEGRAMS, THE ELECTRONIC MESSAGES OF THE TIME, WERE ALL CAPS.

Stu, eventually someone will answer your question. I can contribute "When Tony Verdi Plays the Hurdy-Gurdy," but not the one you want.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Tony the Dago
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 08:29 PM

DOES ANYONE KNOW THE WORDS TO THIS ONE? IT STARTS OUT WITH TONY THE DAGO, THE SONNA THE BEACH.

Who wants to know?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 08:55 PM

The only thing I could find was this mention of a pickpocket, Gilbert Parker AKA-Tony the Dago on July 5, 1898.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 10:48 PM

I ignore people who yell at me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 11:52 PM

Matthew Betts played the part of Tony, the Wop in the movie "Boomerang Bill."

Not too many people know that.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TONY THE DAGO
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 11:17 AM

TONY THE DAGO
(must be spoken with Italian accent)

Ah, sella the feesha, ah sella da crab.
Ah donno doa so gooda, butta notta so badd.
Ah leeve ona da seashora wherea da seagulla he screecha,
Ahma, Tony da dago, a sonna da beach.

Mah friendsa say "Hey, Tony, Whya you leeve here?
You coulda make more mon eeffa you sella da beer."
Aya, say, "Iya don care eeffa Ay never getta reeech,
I'ma Tony da dago, a sonna da beach".

Nowa dee udder day, I heara two fellas a talk onna sand,
'bout some fella name George, BIG president man.
Nowa, I donna know all dat day say inna dayra speech,
butta ita seems dat hea too ease a sonna da beach.

Ahma, Tony da dago, I'mma glada aya am,
donna want to be no big president man.
Anna whena I die anna to a heaven aya reach...
He'lla say, "Ayy Tony! Come ona in, you ol' sonna da beech.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 03:02 PM

Kevin-

Looks as if you've nailed this request. Where on earth did you did it up?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: GUEST,Heaving Harry
Date: 12 May 11 - 11:07 AM

I havea slightly different version of thsi I will find and post


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: GUEST,Bob donaldson
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 09:08 PM

I'm 74 yrs old and my brother Chuck has been saying these lyrics since I was 12. Never did know the words. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 09:13 AM

Bob-

Isn't the internet remarkable!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: GUEST,Guest - Kevin
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 08:59 AM

I just noticed that I left off the next to the lasta verse:

Now, Aya donna think heesa sonna like me,
'Cause hea donnot leeve onna da beacha by the sea.
So aya wonder effa he ana me each,
eesa different kind of a sonna da beacha.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: GUEST,999
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 02:32 PM

Tony the Fish Peddler - A Son of the Beach

TONY, THE FISH PEDDLER, OR, "A SON OF THE BEACH."

I sella de fish, I sella de crab;
I'm notta so good, an, notta so bad;
I leev in da shack, var sea gull he screech,
I'm fish-pedla Tony, a Sonna da Beach.

I guess maybe you teenk I'm pretty beeg fool,
'Cause I naivair go to American school;
An' I don't know so guud da American speech,
I'm joost "Tony" da Fish-pedla, a Sonna da Beach.

Day say to me, "Tony, vot for you stay here?
You maka more mon' if you sella da beer";
I say, "I don' care if I naivair be reech,
I rather be joost a poor Sonna da Beach."

Laz' week I hear two fella talk on da san'
'Bout feller called "Willie", a beeg Prezdent man;
I don' hear so good vot day say in da speech,
But it soun' like he too is a Sonna da Beach.

Now, I don' teenk day mean he be fella like me;
'Cause he don' leef here, on da beach by da sea;
So I don' understan', maybe him and me each
Be two differen' kind of a Sonna da Beach.

Vell, I'm joost "Tony da Fish-pedla", an' dam glad I am,
I'm glad I ain't vot you call a Prezdent man;
'Cause some day ven I die and Heaven I reach
Day will say, "Hi, Tony, come in, you Sonna da Beach."

from

http://city.passchristian.net/fish_peddler.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tony the Dago
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 09:05 PM

The library of Brown University has a broadside called

TONY, THE FISH PEDDLER, OR, "A SON OF THE BEACH."
Described as a "Poem in six four-line stanzas."
Published [N.Y. : s.n.?, 1941]

First line: I sella da feesh, and I sella da crab

Franklin D. Roosevelt is mentioned as a subject.

(The link is to the catalog entry; the broadside is not viewable online.)


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