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Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Bizibod
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 04:14 PM

One of Les Barker's finest,I quite fancy surprising the local W.I. with this one , does anyone have the lyrics please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 04:18 PM

Tried Les's Website?

Mrs Acroyd Music should get you there.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Bizibod
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 04:56 PM

Thanks, I've scoured the pages and now know which book I could find it in if I decide to buy, but I'm hoping it won't come to that!
(cheapskate - or what?!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Cats
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 05:19 PM

Someone sang this at Wareham Wail this year and I can't remember who. You could try posting to that thread and see if anyone can help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Cats
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 05:20 PM

Sorry ~ I think he came from the Isle of Wight


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Hawker
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 05:30 PM

Hilary Bix who runs Bideford Folk Club sings it, I'll se what I can do!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 05:42 PM

Why not just stick your hand in your pocket and buy the book. All of Les's booklets are full of lunacy worth reading. Well worth the cash.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 10:35 AM

I've also heard Abuwood sing it: you could try a PM to her


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 11:12 AM

Or, if you prefer to hear things sung, it's on the Mrs Ackroyd CD "Tubular Dogs"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: muppitz
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 11:15 AM

Les's books are well worth a buy, I think I have a wee small total or 12 now, I think there are over 50!
Only £3.50 if I remember correctly, bargain for the good read you get, I'm currently trying to learn "Don't play me your Concertina", I'm going to dedicate it to Chris Sherburn!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 05:35 PM

Cats - it was Wik (ejog elf orforiti) who sang it at the Wareham Wail.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 10:03 PM

There's a generous 2-minute sound sample at CD Baby:

BREAKING WIND SUDDENLY
Words, Les Barker. Tune, BLOW THE WIND SOUTHERLY.

Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly
Tends to exclude one from society.
Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly,
I blamed the dog but they knew it was me.
A friend said to me there were jobs in the offing,
So I hurried to town as an interviewee.
I was almost employed when my hopes were destroyed
By a thund'rous eruption. They knew it was me.

Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly
Somehow I feel did not help my cause.
Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly,
I spelled out fart with impeccable noise Morse.
I knew they were pleased with answers I'd given,
And all were [impressed?]....

[As sung by Alison Younger on "Tubular Dogs," Mrs Ackroyd Records, DOG 014, 1999.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly
From: Bizibod
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 05:39 PM

Well ,thanks for that Jim Dixon, you've given me a start, cheers!
Any further verses gratefully received !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: Bizibod
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 10:11 AM

Well,I've tried several times to purchase the lyrics from the shop on Les Barker's website, but all to no avail as it falls down when you ask how to pay.
I've asked everyone I know, trawled Ebay, and searched through dozens of bookshelves in local music shops.No,they couldn't order it.
A friend will be seeing him later in the year at a festival and can buy a copy of the book for me then, but it will be too late for this particular occasion.
Does no-one have the words? (I'll still be buying the book anyway, honest! as there's more in there that I'd like to have a go at. )
Surely someone must have it?!
It appears in Irritable Bow wow Syndrome and Mrs. Ackroyd's Occasional Table Book.
I really think that the local W.I. need to hear this song....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 11:17 AM

Try emailing Les directly at les@mrsackroyd.com - he welcomes missives from fellow loonies and may be unaware that his website is falling down on the paying in bit.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 11:34 AM

This sounds suspiciously related to the hoary old party record, "The Crepitation Contest," or something akin to that, wherein imaginary contestants in a boxing or wrestling ring vied in an attempt to artfully and loudly break wind "without incident." Surely, someone was "moved" to celebrate such a thing in song.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: Bizibod
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for that LTS, have done so ,and am waiting impatiently.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 09:16 PM

Don't tell him I sent you!

Way back in his dim and distant past, he wrote one where the pay-off line was 'abcess make the fart go Honda', which is similar in content to the Crepitation Contest mentioned above. It's in one of the earliest ones but I can't remember which.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: Bizibod
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 07:19 AM

Got a reply from Les today, but he's in Oregon so can't send out anything until beginning of July which will be too late for this event as I need to learn it NOW!
PLE-e-e-e-e-e-ASE has anyone got it?
(The website still isn't working properly, I'm now reporting it to Abicat who deal with the sales...)

Liz, do you and Les have history?


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Subject: Lyr Add: BREAKING WIND SUDDENLY (Les Barker)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 07:32 AM

So he made it into the States this time then!

Yes... we have... *history*.... he goes pale and quivers whenever I'm in the audience. Purchase 'A Cardi and Bloke' on CD and you'll find out how I got my name.

BREAKING WIND SUDDENLY by Les Barker, from Irritable Bow-wow Syndrome.

Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly
Tends to exclude one from society.
Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly,
I blamed the dog but they knew it was me.
A friend said to me there were jobs in the offing,
So I hurried to town as an interviewee.
I was almost employed when my hopes were destroyed
By a thund'rous eruption. They knew it was me.

Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly
Somehow I feel did not help my cause.
Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly,
I spelled out 'fart' in impeccable Morse.
I knew they were pleased with answers I'd given,
And all were impressed by my honours degree,
Then my hopes went under; I said it was thunder
But that was a blunder, they knew it was me.

Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly;
Rippling the surface of their cups of tea.
Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly
I knew I'd not be their new employee.
And later that evening, my old trouser coughing
Gave warning to ships on the deep rolling sea;
A great clap of thunder boomed all down the Humber;
I blame the dog, but they know it was me.

Note the slight difference in the second verse, than posted above. Sorry, it took me a while to find the book. There is apparently a way to get the lyric from his website, but I've never managed it yet.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: Bizibod
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 02:47 PM

OOOOOOOOOH thankyou ,thankyou ,THANKYOU!
O those lucky, lucky ,ladies; they're in for a treat!
Now , whether to have it before or after Ash Grove....snicker


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 09:40 PM

refresh


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Subject: Lyr Req: Breaking wind suddenly
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 06:07 AM

Anyone got the lyrics for this please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking wind suddenly
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 06:42 AM

BREAKING WIND SUDDENLY

by Les Barker, from Irritable Bow-wow Syndrome.

Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly
Tends to exclude one from society.
Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly,
I blamed the dog but they knew it was me.
A friend said to me there were jobs in the offing,
So I hurried to town as an interviewee.
I was almost employed when my hopes were destroyed
By a thund'rous eruption. They knew it was me.

Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly
Somehow I feel did not help my cause.
Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly,
I spelled out 'fart' in impeccable Morse.
I knew they were pleased with answers I'd given,
And all were impressed by my honours degree,
Then my hopes went under; I said it was thunder
But that was a blunder, they knew it was me.

Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly;
Rippling the surface of their cups of tea.
Breaking wind suddenly, suddenly, suddenly
I knew I'd not be their new employee.
And later that evening, my old trouser coughing
Gave warning to ships on the deep rolling sea;
A great clap of thunder boomed all down the Humber;
I blame the dog, but they know it was me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: earwig o
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 16 - 12:47 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Nov 16 - 03:56 PM

Refreshing, indeed!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Nov 16 - 06:34 PM

The Four Fools Folk Club was looking for a new venue. A possible pub was found, and an evening of folk song was arranged to try out the upstairs room.

When it came to Alison Younger's turn, she sang "Breaking Wind Suddenly" to the attentive members there. While she was singing it, the landlady came in, collected the empty glasses and left the room.

What she said when she got downstairs, I don't know. But the club continued its search for a new home.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 02 Nov 16 - 07:16 PM

... has anyone heard the version by Donald Trump?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: GUEST,bradfordiAn
Date: 03 Nov 16 - 10:55 AM

To Mr Trump I would like to dedicate THE FARTING CONTEST. (see DT)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 03 Nov 16 - 06:23 PM

That one falls a little flat (-ulent)!
Evidently Mr Trump has fart-to-go...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breaking Wind Suddenly (Les Barker)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 03 Nov 16 - 06:44 PM

To hear this little gem, click here. It starts at about 9:45 on the video.


Jay


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