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Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...

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Subject: Lyr Req: jug band song
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 06:09 PM

I vaguely remember a song concerning somebodies jugband. 2 names (I think) were Arnold Slug, on the jug,( what else) and Amos draper on the comb and paper. Does this ring any bells with anyone? Are there bells in jugbands? (joke)
    Signed a new visitor.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: jug band song
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 06:59 PM

Originally Trevor Crozier - The Piddle TrentHyde Jug Band - Re done by Adge Cutler and the Wurzels as The Charlton Mackerel Jug Band .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: jug band song
From: Bernard
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 07:23 PM

Rosie Hardman and Bob Axford did that one in the late 1960s...! The title they used was 'The Day The Piddle Trent Hyde Jug Band Made The Charts' as I recall...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: jug band song
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 03:13 AM

Yes thanks thats the song. Does anyone have the words please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: jug band song
From: GUEST,DaveS at Work
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 03:18 AM

I'll post them over the weekend if nobody beats me to it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: jug band song
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 08:38 AM

Piddletrenthide is all one word


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE PIDDLETRENTHIDE JUG BAND HIT...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 11:32 AM

OK - You've talked me in to it!

WHEN THE PIDDLETRENTHIDE JUG BAND HIT THE CHARTS

I always planned to start a band,
The very finest in the land,
So I went and held auditions
For the very best musicians.
Some who played, they made the grade;
Some they played like hell,
But I chose the best in all the West,
And here's the personnel:
There's Bernard Mace with his old string bass,
Made from a girt big packing case.
Along of 'ee comes Amos Draper,
Wizard on the comb and paper.
Arnold Slugg, who blows the jug,
He's barred from all the locals;
And I'm the star with my guitar,
Harmonica and vocals.

Now what was worse and made us curse
Was finding somewhere to rehearse.
Neither of the pubs would wear us,
Cos it seems they couldn't bear us.
People laughed and called us daft.
I took it on the chin.
I was always fond of the old duck pond,
Until they threw us in.
Then Bernard Mace flew through space,
Followed by his packing case.
Amos Draper, he did try
To keep his roll of paper dry.
Arnold Slugg went "glug, glug, glug"
And very quickly sank,
And my gumboots were full of newts
When I reached the farther bank.

We hadn't been barred from the old churchyard.
There one night we practiced hard.
Every man was full of cider,
Giving it stick with C C Ryder,
When a figure in white came in to sight.
I thought we'd woke the dead,
But Parson Stirt in his nightshirt
Said we woke 'ee instead.
Then Bernard Mace with his old string bass,
He said we'd better leave this place.
Off he flew with Amos Draper,
Trailing yards of Bronco Paper.
Arnold Slugg with his two-gallon jug
For speed was not designed,
And I ran like a fox with the parson's box
-er following close behind.

But then one day old Farmer Grey,
He came to me and this did say:
All his beasts like music played 'em.
Would we come and serenade 'em?
So off we sped to the old cowshed.
The cows they did adore us.
They wagged their tails, banged their pails
And joined in every chorus.
Then Bernard Mace with the old string bass,
A girt big Guernsey licked his face.
Another got attached to Amos Draper,
Chewed up half his roll of paper,
Filled the jug of Arnold Slugg,
His kindness to acknowledge;
And I got a kiss from a pretty little miss
From the Agricultural College.

So in one week we quite uniquely
Topped the chart in The Farmer's Weekly.
Play your cows our Rhythm 'n' Blues, you'll
Get three times more milk than usual.
We've got plans, lots of barns,
No rivals do we fear,
For every cow knows Mama Don't Allow
No Jug Band music in here.
Now Bernard Mace has a shirt of lace,
And his hair completely hides his face.
So does that of Amos Draper,
Getting in between his comb and paper.
Arnold Slugg has a Pop Art Jug.
We've broke our mothers hearts,
For we look so queer in all this gear,
Since we hit the charts.

There we are - remember to credit Trevor Crozier!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: jug band song
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 01:40 PM

Fantastic Leadfingers thanks for taking the time to post these.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: jug band song
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 01:46 PM

Trevor Crozier, of blessed memory. A great singer, and a very funny man.


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Subject: RE: Req: jug band song - Piddletrenthyde Jug Band
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 05:07 PM

And a damn fine village to boot... although my ancestors lived a wee bit further up the valley, in Piddlehinton.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Req: jug band song - Piddletrenthyde Jug Band
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 09:18 PM

Adge Cutler knicked several of Trevor's songs and shipped them out of Dorset and into Somerset !! I would like to think he paid some royalties !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 09 - 10:35 AM

My dad used to sing this to me when i was about 4! I love this song!
thank you so much for posting the words :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: GUEST,Silas
Date: 31 May 09 - 10:49 AM

AND - its recorded by Tony Rose on the last compilation - I think you can still get it from Phil Beers website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 31 May 09 - 12:32 PM

Leadfinger, I thibnk the cover was by Shag Connor and the carrot crunchers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 31 May 09 - 12:34 PM

Oops, should have googled, better than fading memory sometimes, Adge it was.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 09:59 AM

Great stuff!

RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 10:57 AM

Adge and his mate Fred Wedlock were notorius for 'Acquiring' other peoples music !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: GUEST,Parf
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 02:57 PM

I met Trevor Crozier in the Blue Anchor in Helston 1979. What a character


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: Paul Reade
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 04:07 PM

One of the best rhymes ever:-

"Play your cows our Rhythm 'n' Blues, you'll
Get three times more milk than usual "


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: greg stephens
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 04:42 PM

Treveo Crosier was star and a gentleman(though it has to be said an extraordinarily vulgar gentleman)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: GUEST,Arno Camel
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 07:07 AM

The AMIABLE PIDDLETRENTHIDE MARCH is now on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Piddletrenthide Jug Band Hit...
From: GUEST,Ian G
Date: 12 Oct 13 - 09:46 AM

Great live version of it by Tony Rose on 'Exe' [Chudleigh Roots CD CR003]www.molliemusicrecords.co.uk recorded in Cheltenham 1971


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