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Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required

24 Sep 99 - 03:42 PM (#117396)
Subject: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Eric@Lackford20.freeserve.co.uk

I know it's not strictly folk, but it is is my opinion as folk music and stories are often born out of common, recent and or real events. I am searching for the words to Stanley Holloway Monologues, particularly the one about "The Battle of Hastings". If anyone in the mudcat has the words. PLEASE contact me. Thankyou all. Eric


24 Sep 99 - 04:26 PM (#117417)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Bert

You've come to the right place, search for holloway in the Digitrad Lyrics Search.


24 Sep 99 - 08:57 PM (#117499)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: wildlone

have sent you battle of hastings email.Ihad it saved on 3.5 floppy but i am new to computers so it was easier that way.


07 Mar 00 - 10:15 AM (#191112)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: GUEST,Tom Hamilton

I am looking for a monolouge by Stanley holloway about a man who wears brown boots to a funeral. I would most grateful to anyone who has it. my E.mail adress is tom@hamiton200.fsnet.co.uk


07 Mar 00 - 11:22 AM (#191157)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: dick greenhaus

If someone has the words, please post them. Private E-mail isn't what Mudcat is about.


07 Mar 00 - 11:40 AM (#191171)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon

There is a book called "The Stanley Holloway Monologues" edited by Michael Marshall in 1979, which I believe contains the monologues you are looking for. I have a copy of the Penguin edition of this book. I believe it's still in print, but available only in the UK. (Amazon.com considers it a "special order.")

There is also "Stanley Holloway, More Monologues and Songs" edited by Michael Marshall in 1980, which is out of print. I haven't seen this one.

Then there is "The Book of Comic and Dramatic Monologues" edited by Michael Marshall in 1981. I have seen this book in my local public library. It contains a few monologues as performed by Holloway in addition to lots of others. I think it's out of print, too.

Tom, the monologue you're referring to is called "Brahn Boots." I wasn't able to find it on the Internet, although a search for "Stanley Holloway monologues" turned up 65 references using google.com. If nobody else beats me to it, hopefully I will have it for you in a couple of days.


07 Mar 00 - 12:32 PM (#191195)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Ciaran

If you don't get the words and want to purchase a book or a recording of Brown Boots, then I found the following at: http://www.primeline.net/panto/monolog.htm

Good luck.


07 Mar 00 - 12:53 PM (#191213)
Subject: Lyr Add: BRAHN BOOTS (R. P. Weston & Bert Lee)
From: AndyG

his is as the song appears in my fourth impression (1981) of
The Stanley Holloway Monologues

(Complete with spelling mistakes, as well as I can copy it.)
NB the many inconsistencies in the writing of the cockney accent which are part of the version I've got.

Also note the is not a true monologue but is partly sung as well as spoken.

Brahn Boots,br. by R.P.Weston and Bert Lee (1940)

Our Aunt Hannah's passed away,
We'd her funeral today,
And it was a posh affair -
Had to have two p'licemen there!

The 'earse was luv'ly all plate glass,
And wot a corfin! oak and brass!
We'd fah-sands weepin', flahers gaore,
But Jim, our cousin - what d'yer fink 'e wore?

Why Brahn boots! I ask yer - brahn boots!
Fancy comin' to a funeral in brahn boots!
I will admit 'e 'ad a nice black tie,
Black finger nails and a nice black eye;

But yer can't see people orf when they die in brahn boots!
And Aunt 'ad been so very good to 'im,
Done all that any muvver could fer 'im,
And Jim, her son, to show his clars

Rolls up to make it all a farce
In brahn boots - I ask yer - brahn boots!
While all the rest
Wore decent black and mourning suits.

I'll own he didn'y seem so gay,
In fact he cried best part the way,
But straight, he reg'lar spoilt our day
Wiv 'is brahn boots.

In the graveyard we left Jim,
None of us satd much to him,
Yus we all give 'im the bird,
Then by accident we 'eard

'E'd given 'is black boots to Jim Small,
A bloke wot 'ad no boots at all,
So p'raps Aunt Hannah doesn't mind
She did like people who was good and kind.

But brahn boots! I ask yer - brahn boots!
Fancy coming to a funeral in brahn boots!
And we could hear the neighbours all remark
`Wot, 'im chief mourner? Wot a bloomin' lark!

`Why 'e looks more like a Bookmaker's clerk - in brahn boots!'
That's why we 'ad to be so rude to 'im,
That's why we never said `Ow do!' to 'im,
We didn't know - he didn't say.

He'd give 'is other boots away.
But brahn boots! I ask yer - brahn boots!
While all the rest
Wore decent black and mourning suits!

But some day up at Heaven's gate
Poor Jim, all nerves will stand and wait
Till an angel whispers `Come in mate,
Where's yer brahn boots?'

AndyG


07 Mar 00 - 01:01 PM (#191220)
Subject: Lyr Add: BRAHN BOOTS (R. P. Weston & Bert Lee)
From: AndyG

No! that's not how I'd write it.

(always, always, pruefrede)

And here's how I'd write it down if it was up me;

Brahn Boots
by R.P.Weston and Bert Lee (1940)

Our Aunt Hannah's passed away,
We'd her funeral today,
And it was a posh affair -
Had to have two p'licemen there!

The 'earse was luv'ly all plate glass,
And wot a corfin! oak and brass!
We'd fah-sands weepin', flahers galore,
But Jim, our cousin - what d'yer fink 'e wore?

Why Brahn boots! I ask yer,
brahn boots!
Fancy comin' to a funeral in brahn boots!
I will admit 'e 'ad a nice black tie,
Black finger nails and a nice black eye;
But yer can't see people orf when they die
In brahn boots!

And Aunt 'ad been so very good to 'im,
Done all that any muvver could fer 'im,
And Jim, her son, to show his clars
Rolls up to make it all a farce

In brahn boots - I ask yer,
brahn boots!
While all the rest
Wore decent black and mourning suits.
I'll own he didn'y seem so gay,
In fact he cried best part the way,
But straight, he reg'lar spoilt our day
Wiv 'is brahn boots.

In the graveyard we left Jim,
None of us satd much to him,
Yus we all give 'im the bird,
Then by accident we 'eard

'E'd given 'is black boots to Jim Small,
A bloke wot 'ad no boots at all,
So p'raps Aunt Hannah doesn't mind
She did like people who was good and kind.

But brahn boots! I ask yer,
brahn boots!
Fancy coming to a funeral in brahn boots!
And we could hear the neighbours all remark
`Wot, 'im chief mourner? Wot a bloomin' lark!
`Why 'e looks more like a Bookmaker's clerk,
in brahn boots!'

That's why we 'ad to be so rude to 'im,
That's why we never said `Ow do!' to 'im,
We didn't know - he didn't say.
He'd give 'is other boots away.

But brahn boots! I ask yer,
brahn boots!
While all the rest
Wore decent black and mourning suits!
But some day up at Heaven's gate
Poor Jim, all nerves will stand and wait
Till an angel whispers `Come in mate,
Where's yer brahn boots?'

^^

AndyG


07 Jun 08 - 07:42 AM (#2359978)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: kendall

David Jones, (the Englishman) recorded this years ago on, I think it was "Songs of exquisite taste". I can't find my copy because Jacqui puts everything in order.
Anyway, this is a great collection done by a master. I believe it is still available from Folk Legacy.


07 Jun 08 - 07:50 AM (#2359981)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Crane Driver

Try this link:

Monologues

Andrew


07 Jun 08 - 09:03 AM (#2360026)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Susan of DT

search for recitation or keyword recitation. We have LOTS of them in the DT.


13 Jan 21 - 12:19 AM (#4087697)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: GUEST,guest Bugsy

Does anyone have the chords to the last chorus and epilogue in the song please

CHeers

Bugsy


13 Jan 21 - 01:50 AM (#4087699)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Dave Hanson

It's not a song Bugsy, it's a monologue, to be recited not sung.

Dave H


13 Jan 21 - 03:40 PM (#4087796)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Gurney

If you are into this kind of stuff, -as I am,- you should look at Socrates' Soliloquies on Youtube.


14 Jan 21 - 04:17 AM (#4087863)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: GUEST,guest The Sandman

For those interested in monologues,
today at 2pm on radio4 extra, Michael Williams reads the monOlogues of Allen Sadler
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l7rsc


14 Jan 21 - 07:07 PM (#4088002)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: GUEST,CJB666

Does anyone have the words to Albert Ramsbottom when he got sent to a girls school in Penwortham. When asked how he liked it he said something like it was OK, but after a sports event he found that "the showers were cold."


16 Jan 21 - 06:12 PM (#4088351)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stanley Holloway monologues required
From: Joe_F

Dave Hanson: It does have a refrain that is sung.