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Lyr Req/Add: Jumping Jack (Oldham Tinkers)

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GUEST,Fasteddy 01 Nov 06 - 03:53 PM
Mark Dowding 01 Nov 06 - 06:34 PM
GUEST,fasteddy 02 Nov 06 - 04:43 AM
GUEST,Jean Lord (Holt) 22 Jan 16 - 08:46 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Jumping Jack by the Oldham timkers
From: GUEST,Fasteddy
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 03:53 PM

Anybody have the words for this song?


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Subject: Lyr Add: JUMPING JACK (Eric Holt)
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 06:34 PM

This is a poem by Eric Holt and has been performed with two different tunes by the Oldham Tinkers and Harry Boardman


JUMPING JACK
(Eric Holt)

Watch him go yon gradely prancer
Tapping toes and clacking heels
Jumping Jack, he's t' best clog dancer
E'er stepped out wi jigs and reels

Twisting turning pointing prancing
Whilst t'owd fiddle sings away
Leeter than a feather dancing
On a breeze i' t' month o' May

Watch yon childer clap together
Keeping time to t' click and clack
Summer, Winter, ony weather
They come out for Jumping Jack

Carnivals can't do wi'out 'im
Churches want him for t' bazaars
Ower sixties wain't be bowt him
Sooner him than telly stars

Pair on Pair of clogs he's battered
Still his pins are straight and true
As on t' day when first he clattered
In new clogs when he were two

Jack lad keep thi toes i' fettle
Make our spirits gay and leet
Though thi clogs are shod wi' iron
We find gowd i' them two feet


Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jumping Jack by the Oldham timkers
From: GUEST,fasteddy
Date: 02 Nov 06 - 04:43 AM

Mark-- thank you very much for lyrics and information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jumping Jack by the Oldham timkers
From: GUEST,Jean Lord (Holt)
Date: 22 Jan 16 - 08:46 AM

This was written by my brother Eric Holt. He is dead now but glad to see this and others live on.


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