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Subject: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Gulliver
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 09:35 PM

Looking for the lyrics to this little ditty, which begins: "The day that I got married the wife she said to me..."

Many thanks in advance...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Barb'ry
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 05:30 AM

I think Mark Dowding knows this one.. if you can't pm him, then try his Folk North West site - might be on that one.

http://www.folknorthwest.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Alec
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 05:46 AM

Thought this might be "Blackpool Rock" by George Formby.
However checking the lyrics elsewhere,it would seem that that is not the case.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Scrump
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 06:13 AM

"With Me Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock" is the George Formby song, and no, it doesn't contain those words (although I admit they sound a bit Formbyish!)

Of course GF recorded other songs about Blackpool (Sitting On The Top Of Blackpool Tower, for one), but I don't recall any more of his about Blackpool rock.

More folky: there was a fascinating album by Jeremy Taylor about Blackpool, including songs he wrote about the place, and various recordings of Blackpool folk with their reminiscences, etc. One of the items was about making Blackpool Rock (the sweet stick-y stuff) and one of JT's songs on the album is called, appropriately, "Blackpool Rock". I can't remember if the line you quote comes from that song or not, I'd have to listen to it again.

One more before I shut up: The 1960s instrumental pop group the Tornados (Telstar, etc.) recorded a track Blackpool Rock. I can't remember if that was an instrumental or a song, but I very much doubt it's the one you're looking for. Just thought I'd mention it while on the subject of songs/tunes called Blackpool Rock though!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Gulliver
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 08:44 AM

Yes, the song does sound like a George Formby number, or a vaudeville/music-hall song, with the chorus: "She likes a little bit in the morning, she likes a little bit at night (or similar)". But it's not the "Little Stick of Blackpool Rock" by G.F. I'm surprised I couldn't find the lyrics on the net. I've only ever heard the song in singarounds in Dublin, BTW.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Gulliver
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 09:25 AM

Discovered this song was recorded by Jack Tarling, 79 years old when recorded in 1995, a country singer from Suffolk. Details on this site.

The reviewer writes:

"She Likes a Little Bit in the Evening: this saucy song was not known to me, again most likely stemming from the Music Hall."

I'll try to look up some of the singers I heard singing it here (Dublin) to find their source...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bi
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 11:56 AM

I've never heard of it Barb'ry! Perhaps you're thinking of the "Blackpool Belle" which is not the song we're after here but gets a lot of requests on the site.

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Barb'ry
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 01:03 PM

Sorry, Mark! I've heard someone singing it recently and thought it was you. Will retune my thinking cap.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Scrump
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 06:29 PM

Funny you should mention Blackpool Belle, Mark - I sang it tonight for the first time in ages and I'll probably do it at me gig tomorrow :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 07:32 PM

Blackpool, that glorious 7-mile stretch of garish midway with no rival on the face of this world, nor any in the known universe!

We drove through but didn't dare stop in our recent revisit to Englnd.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bi
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 05:17 PM

Good on yer Scrump. "The Blackpool Belle" goes down well at non-folkie folk nights ie PTAs and other similar concerts. I've got a gig on Friday at a home for the blind near Preston with a couple of other people - one of whom sings it with me joining in on banjo and chorus.

No joy locating the Blackpool Rock song yet though. I'll keep looking.

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Scrump
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 05:09 AM

Actually I didn't do it last night, ran out of time (I wasn't sure how long I'd be on for or how many I could squeeze in). But as you say, Mark, it always goes down well as a singalong song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Gulliver
Date: 04 Feb 07 - 05:44 PM

I discovered from some old lads at the session today that Arthur Askey sang this song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WITH MY LITTLE STICK OF BLACKPOOL ROCK
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Feb 07 - 11:33 PM

Lyrics copied from CarryOnBlackpool.com

WITH MY LITTLE STICK OF BLACKPOOL ROCK
George Formby - 1937

Every year when summer comes round,
Off to the sea I go.
I don't care if I do spend a pound,
I'm rather rash I know.
See me dressed like all the sports,
In my blazer and a pair of shorts.

With my little stick of Blackpool Rock, along the promenade I stroll.
    It may be sticky but I never complain.
    It's nice to have a nibble at it now and again.
Every day, wherever I stray, the kids all round me flock.
    One afternoon the band conductor up on his stand
    Somehow lost his baton; it flew out of his hand,
    So I jumped in his place and then conducted the band
With my little stick of Blackpool Rock.

With my little stick of Blackpool Rock, along the promenade I stroll.
    In my pocket, it got stuck, I could tell,
    'Cos when I pulled it out, I pulled my shirt off as well.
Every day, wherever I stray, the kids all round me flock.
    A girl while bathing clung to me; my wits had to use.
    She cried, "I'm drowning, and to save me, you won't refuse."
    I said, "Well, if you're drowning, then I don't want to lose
My little stick of Blackpool Rock."

With my little stick of Blackpool Rock, along the promenade I stroll.
    In the ballroom, I went dancing each night.
    No wonder every girl I danced with stuck to me tight.
Every day, wherever I stray, the kids all round me flock.
    A fellow took my photograph; it cost one and three.
    I said when it was done, "Is that supposed to be me?
    You've properly mucked it up; the only thing I can see
Is my little stick of Blackpool Rock."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Gulliver
Date: 06 Feb 07 - 07:56 AM

Not the one I'm looking for, though, which goes: "She Likes a Little Bit in the Evening"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jul 12 - 12:39 AM

I am also desperatly looking for this song for my nan?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Jul 12 - 01:14 AM

"I am also desperatly looking for this song for my nan?"

Which song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 03:11 PM

oh she likes a little bit in the morning
she likes a little bit in the afternoon
she likes a little bit when shes sitting on my knee
listening to the music on the bbc
she likes a little bit in the evening
when shes sitting beside the fire without a light
and she always like to take a little bit up to bed
in case she wants a little bit in the night


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 13 - 11:19 AM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AkRmdcH-a4
Duke of Kendal, Kendal St, Paddington London sunday night singalong,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jul 13 - 11:08 AM

If you ever find it! I really want to know what it is too!!!
The link at the pub is basically where i heard it to,
at the Duke of Kendal,
maybe if you know that place it's worth asking them the title!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 13 - 10:21 AM

Here is the version I heard my uncle sing - 40 years ago or more...

She likes a little bit in the morning.
She likes a little bit in the afternoon.
At half past three, when it's time for tea,
She likes it to the music of the BBC.
She likes a little bit in the evening,
By the fire nice and bright.
And when good night is said,
She takes it up to bed,
Just in case she wants a little bit in the night.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 12 Apr 14 - 08:39 AM

I know it starts: " I took my wife to Blackpool. Brilliant song. Father in law sang it in free n easy. A few Beverley folk know this one.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 12 Apr 14 - 11:09 AM

I've requested to join the FB group. Word is in Beverley that someone we know who is still alive actually wrote the song while he served in the forces in the 30's or 40's but that could be folklore! He definitely taught the song to my father-in-law though. He sang it often in free'n'easy's in Beverley for the last 40/50 years. One of his mates sung it at his wake last Thursday. Great parting gift!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 16 - 09:18 AM

Sitting in a parlour without a light


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE LIKES A LITTLE BIT IN THE MORNING
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Jul 16 - 02:46 PM

The video posted by GUEST above has a verse that no one has posted here yet:

The day that I got married, my wife she said to me:
"Now that I've become your blushing bride,
You know I'm very fond of Blackpool rock.
With Blackpool rock you'll keep me well supplied."

Oh, she likes a little bit in the morning.
She likes a little bit in the afternoon.
She likes a little bit when we're sitting down to tea,
List'ning to the music of the BBC.
Oh, she likes a little bit in the evening,
When we're sitting in the parlour without a light;
And I always takes a little bit up to bed
In case she wants a little bit in the night.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Thompson
Date: 29 Jul 16 - 05:51 PM

Ah, those phallic classics of the English working class. More for the list: A Little Bit of Cu-cum-cu-cum-ber, A Little Bit of Cu-cum-ber, and Up Went Me Little Umberella. They are the vocal equivalent of the English seaside postcard (startled-looking little man in an all-concealing swimsuit covering whole torso, facing large, exuberant lady bursting out of swimsuit; under the water she is grasping a sturdy, lively and also startled-looking eel: caption "Oooh, and you such a little man, Mr Smith!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackpool Rock--She likes a little bit..
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 04:58 AM

Interesting that The Tornados' 'Blackpool Rock' is an early (c. 1964) 'folk rock' treatment of the popular traditional song 'Early One Morning' (Roud V9617).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIlo4i7I_bc


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