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Lyr Req: I've Only Come Down for the Day

melodeonboy 24 Sep 06 - 06:30 PM
Herga Kitty 24 Sep 06 - 06:46 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 24 Sep 06 - 07:33 PM
GUEST 24 Sep 06 - 07:35 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 24 Sep 06 - 07:39 PM
Herga Kitty 25 Sep 06 - 04:34 PM
melodeonboy 27 Sep 06 - 04:00 PM
Compton 28 Sep 06 - 04:24 AM
GUEST,sally delaney 21 Aug 11 - 02:51 AM
GUEST,steve evans 06 Mar 14 - 05:48 PM
GUEST,Lin 28 Sep 14 - 03:40 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 29 Sep 14 - 07:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr req: I've only come down for the day
From: melodeonboy
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 06:30 PM

I heard this song (which may well be of music hall origin) for the first time at Sidmouth this year. I think it was at one of the evening sessions at the York & Faulkner Hotel (is that the correct name?) which is half-way along the promenade, although some of my memories of Sidmouth are a little fuzzy!

Anyway, I thought it was a cracking song and I'd like to add it to my repertoire, so any help with the lyrics would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: I've only come down for the day
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 06:46 PM

Yes, it's music hall, and Cosmotheka used to sing it. The person you heard sing it in the Royal York & Faulkner was probably Jerry. MCP has been known to sing it too.

Kitty

PS - not PC!


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: I've only come down for the day
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 07:33 PM

I have been known to sing it and I've already posted the lyrics here: Lyr Req: I've only come down for the day . (The Filter Box is your friend).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: I've only come down for the day
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 07:35 PM

I just typed it in and got nothing, FYI.


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: I've only come down for the day
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 07:39 PM

Well I just put i've only come down for the day in the Filter Box, set the Age drop-down to All and the thread popped right up. (When I checked before I didn't use the full title - quite often I just pick a likely word and then use find on the list to narrow it down).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: I've only come down for the day
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 04:34 PM

Well, hopefully melodeonboy has now found the words too!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: I've only come down for the day
From: melodeonboy
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 04:00 PM

I have indeed! Thanks to you both for the help.

All I've got to do now is to to try and remember the tune!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Only Come Down for the Day
From: Compton
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 04:24 AM

Not quite "Cosmotheka" ...but probably the original??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Only Come Down for the Day
From: GUEST,sally delaney
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 02:51 AM

i was looking for the lyrics and stumbled on this forum i have a recording of it ...it is on the thames label of liza of lambeth original cast recording .. i went to see the show when i was 11 or 12 and remember all the songs my favorites were i only come down for the day ...red jollop and i know i shouldnt like it lol !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Only Come Down for the Day
From: GUEST,steve evans
Date: 06 Mar 14 - 05:48 PM

Written by frank Leo, Sung by Sam Mayo 1912


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Only Come Down for the Day
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 28 Sep 14 - 03:40 PM

I have only just seen this.   I remember nearly every word from this speech from liza of lambeth staged at the Shaftesbury theatre london. My dad worked in the theatres so I saw lots of the rehearsals. Hope this helps sorry it's so late.

I come down from Wigan to see London Town,
I only come down for the day.
I'd once been to morecombe and so had me dad,
It's the usual trip for a Lancashire lad.
Well on lavender hill I fell in with our lil,
'I'm not stopping' I said, she said 'right'
I woke up on Sunday and I'd been married that Saturday night.
From that day forth I've been no father north than tott-en-ham and Eee that were last May,
23 bloody year I've been stopping down here and I only come down for the day.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Only Come Down for the Day
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 07:53 AM

Cosmotheka used to introduce the song - which is not very p.c - by saying,
"There are parts of this song that might offend people, but we don't apologise for any of our material. We are sorry about that..."


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