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Lyr Req: La-Di-Dum (from The Corries)

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Chris Nixon 21 Mar 99 - 07:46 AM
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Subject: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: Chris Nixon
Date: 21 Mar 99 - 07:46 AM

No, it's not another Presidential story, but a scurrilous half remembered song which concerns a man with a "Great big la-di-da-di-da-di-dum"

Last verse goes:

He was buried in the church at La-di-da-di-da,
And his gravestone it was very la-di-dum.
It read "Here lies La-di-da, and in the next grave down but one
Lies his great big la-di-da-di-da-di-dum."

The innocent amongst us will, of course, understand that the unfortunate fellow has a big nose...

Any offers of more words please?


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Subject: RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: Alex
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 01:54 AM

First heard this done by The Corries in the early '70s. I will try to find the album if no on else posts the words in the next day.


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Subject: RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: skw@worldmusic.de
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 04:19 AM

I can't remember the title just now, but I know this is one of the songs marked 'lyrics not required' in my database. Not my kind of humour, I'm afraid. I have it, though, and will help out if Alex doesn't find his album. - Susanne


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Subject: RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: AlistairUK
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 05:35 AM

La-di-da-di-dum sounds suspiciously like 'cigar' to me.


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Subject: RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: skw@worldmusic.de
Date: 25 Mar 99 - 03:53 AM

Found it: Written by Rikki Fulton and recorded by the Corries on 'Live From Scotland, vol. 2' back in 1975 - one of my oldest albums. I'll get round to taking down the words some time - they aren't that demanding! - Susanne


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Subject: Lyr Add: LA-DI-DUM
From: Alex
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 04:45 AM

Can't find the words written anywhere. This is from memory.

LA-DI-DUM

On the 17th of March in La-di-da-di-da,
A son was born to Mrs. Da-di-dum.
He had two arms, two legs, a mouth, a nose and ears,
And the usual La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

They duly christened him La-di-da-di-da.
They gave his second name as Da-di-dum;
And throughout his life, and he lived for 90 years,
He was known as La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

Now as he grew up, his La-di-da-di-da
Grew quicker than his other Da-di-dum;
And when he was 15, everyone remarked
On his great big La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

He met a girl in La-di-da-di-da.
She was pretty, but a little Da-di-dum.
But the reason that he like her best, was she
Didn't mind his great big La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

Her mother was awfully La-di-da-di-da.
Her father was completely Da-di-dum.
But she took him home to dinner of Salmon Mayonnaise
And a plate of La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

Now all went well till La-di-da-di-da.
He bent to take a bite of Da-di-dum.
He couped his plate and the Salmon Mayonnaise (cow'pt = tipped)
Fell upon his La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

Her mother cried loudly, "La-di-da-di-da!"
Her father sort of mumbled, "Da-di-dum."
And her mother said, "Dear, you must try to find a boy,
With a smaller La-di-da-di-da-di-dum."

But they married in the spring of La-di-da-di-da.
They honeymooned in lovely Da-di-dum;
But they found they couldnae get in a double bed
For his great big La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

So they decided La-di-da-di-da,
To use two single beds instead of one.
They slept together and they used the other one
Just to hold his La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

(I think there may be a verse here about their children)

On the 19th of June in La-di-da-di-da,
He took ill with an attack of Da-di-dum;
So they tied him up in bandages that ended in a bow
Round his La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

But he died on the morn of La-di-da-di-da,
A victim of the dreaded Da-di-dum.
They put him in his coffin, but they couldnae shut the lid
For his great big La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

So the undertaker, La-di-da-di-da,
Decided on a plan for Da-di-dum.
He made another coffin, roughly three feet two by one,
Just to hold his La-di-da-di-da-di-dum.

Now you can read on his tombstone, "La-di-da-di-da,
The son of La-di-da-di-dum.
Here lies his body, and in the next grave up but one,
Lies his La-di-da-di-da-di-dum."


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Subject: RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: GUEST,khbnewman@charter.net
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 12:43 AM

I don't know if this is helpful or not, but my da has this song on an old Francie & Josie album.


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Subject: RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 02:56 AM

skw@worldmusic.de         

RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum         25-Mar-99 - 03:53 AM

This was mentioned on the 'cat on the above date.


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Subject: RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 02:58 AM

Sorry, I missed post three. Apologies.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LA DE DA DE DUM
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 03:09 AM

Found this with a Google of "la de da de dum", "his great big" or Google songs from Kathy Nash.
LA DE DA DE DUM

On the 17th of March in La de da de da
A son was born to Mrs La De Dum
He had two arms, two legs, a mouth and nose and ears
And the usual La de da de da de dum.

He was duly christened La de da de da
And they gave his second name as La de dum
And through his life, and he lived for 90 years
He was known as La de da de da de dum.

Then as he grew up his la de da de dum
Grew quicker than his other la de dum
And when he was fifteen, everyone remarked
On his great big La de da de da de dum.

Then he met a girl in La de da de da
She was pretty but a little la de dum
But the reason that he loved her most of all
Was that she didn't mind his La de da de da de dum.

Her mother was awfully la de da de da
Her father was completely la de dum
And they all sat down that night to salmon mayonnaise
And a bowl of La de da de da de dum

And all went well till La de da de da
Got up to take a bite of la de dum
He tripped and fell into the salmon mayonnaise
And it fell upon his la de da de dum.

Her mother cried loudly la de da de da
Her father kinda mumbled la de dum
And her mother said, "Dear you must try to find a boy
With a smaller la de da de da de dum"

They were married in the spring of la de da de da
And they honeymooned in sunny la de dum
But they found they couldn't get in the double bed
For his great big la de da de da de dum

So newly married la de da de da
Decided on a plan for la de dum
So they slept together and they used another bed
Just to rest his la de da de da de dum

He died in the winter of la de da de da
A victim of the dreaded la de dum ... la de dum
But the undertaker couldn't shut the lid
For the great big la de da de da de dum.

So the undertaker of la de da de da
Decided on a plan for la de dum
So he built another coffin roughly 3 x 2 x 1
Just to take his la de da de da de dum.

Now you can read upon his tombstone la de da de da
The son of la de da de dum
Here lies his body and the in the next grave up but one
Lies great big la de da de da de dum.


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Subject: RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 03:12 AM

Five years and nine months late. But, the mail must go through.


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Subject: RE: His Great Big La-di - da - di - dum
From: MMario
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 08:38 AM

though it was pretty much answered March of '99


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: His Great Big La-di-da-di-dum
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 04:08 PM

Pardon me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: La-Di-Dum (from The Corries)
From: GUEST,Barrheedyin
Date: 18 Jan 10 - 04:03 PM

Re the above lyrics - The Whole is actually about the gentleman's nose. therefore the line He had two arms two legs continues "a mouth, two ears and eyes",


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: La-Di-Dum (from The Corries)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 11 - 07:59 AM

Just used the above and corrected whilst listening to youtube. These are the lyrics

LA-DI-DUM
(Rikki Fulton)(from the Corries recording)

On the 17th of March in La de da de da
A son was born to Mrs Da De Dum
He had two arms, two legs, a mouth and ears and eyes
And the usual La de da de da de dum.

He was duly christened La de da de da
And they gave his second name as Da de dum
And through his life, and he lived for 90 years
He was known as La de da de da de dum.

Then as he grew up his la de da de da
Grew quicker than his other da de dum
And when he was fifteen, everyone remarked
On his great big La de da de da de dum.

He met a girl in La de da de da
She was pretty though a little da de dum
But the reason that he loved her best
Was she didnae mind his La de da de da de dum.

Her mother was awfully la de da de da
Her father was completely da de dum
And they sat to dinner of salmon mayonnaise
And a bowl of La de da de da de dum

And all went well till La de da de da
He bent to take a bite of da de dum
He coaped his plate and the salmon mayonnaise
Fell upon his la de da de dum.

Her mother cried loudly la de da de da
Her father sort of mumbled da de dum
And her mother said, "Dear you must try to find a boy
With a smaller la de da de da de dum"

But They married in the spring of la de da de da
They honeymooned in lovely da de dum
But they found they couldnae get in the double bed
For his great big la de da de da de dum

And so they decided la de da de da
To use two single beds for da di dum
They slept together and they used another one
Just to rest his la de da de da de dum

On the 19th of June in la di da di dum
He took ill with an attack of da di dum
So they wrapped him up in bandages which ended in a ball
Round his la de da de da de dum


He died on the morning of la de da de da
A victim of the dreaded da de dum
The put him in his coffin but they couldnae shut the lid
For the great big la de da de da de dum.

Now the undertaker la de da de da
Decided on a plan for da de dum
So he built another coffin roughly 3 feet x 2 x 1
Just to take his la de da de da de dum.

Now you can read upon his tombstone la de da de da
The son of la de da de da de dum
Here lies his body and the in the next grave up but one
Lies great big la de da de da de dum.


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