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ADD: Ever So Goosey (W Butler, R Wallace)

17 Apr 01 - 07:58 PM (#442969)
Subject: Ever so goosie goo
From: Snuffy

A friend at the folk club tonight asked if anyone could complete a song he learnt from his father, but he only knows the first verse and chorus. I thought I'd seen it in a (fairly) recent thread, but it doesn't appear to be on the forum or database, and a Google search revealed nothing. It goes:

Walking down the aisle
In that sort of way
You can get the wind up
When the organ starts to play

CHORUS
How do you feel
When you marry your ideal
Ever so goosie
Ever so goosie goo
Goosie goo


Wassail! V


19 Apr 01 - 03:34 PM (#444651)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: LR Mole

Sounds very Jeeves-and-Bertie, music hallish to me.


20 Apr 01 - 03:48 AM (#445157)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler

I can only remember the chorus as already quoted from radio broadcasts post WW2,but I think it was the sort of thing dance bands used to do with the members singing in unison, rather than with a featured singer, sort of Harry Roy, Roy Fox,Ambrose, era . Joe O. probably has it amongst his song books. Not in the skiffler repertoire I'm afraid!
RtS


20 Apr 01 - 10:44 AM (#445332)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: Penny S.

I think there's a copy at my Dad's, but I won't be there for a while, I'm afraid.

Penny


20 Apr 01 - 10:52 AM (#445338)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: catspaw49

Ya' know, when I learn about songs like this, I begin to give credence to the idea that there are enough songs.

Spaw


20 Apr 01 - 11:03 AM (#445345)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: Penny S.

And you haven't even heard the tune - one of those brain-sticky repetitive drivelly ones!

Since this thread appeared, I haven't got it out my head (except today when I passed the chocolate mine grotto in the mall, which has another of them). It isn't folk! It doesn't belong here! Please give me another tune!

Penny


23 Apr 01 - 04:04 AM (#447143)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler

I consulted a friend over the weekend who's good at this sort of thing but he couldn't remember any more either, except he thought it was "a little bit goosie" rather than"ever so" (I'm not convinced!).
RtS


23 Apr 01 - 11:30 AM (#447328)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler

Ever So Goosey/Wright Performer: Hylton, Jack Performer notes: JACK HYLTON & HIS ORCHESTRA with Jack HYLTON (Vocal) Recording date: 1929.04.26 Recording location: London, England FIND FORMAT: 1CS0060841 FIND FORMAT: 1CS0060842

COPY MATERIAL LOCATION CALL NUMBER for: RECORDING 1) 1CS0060841 1 HMV 1 RECORDING ON-PRODUCT 2) 1CS0060842 1 HMV 1 RECORDING ON-PRODUCT


The above from the British Library National Sound Archive website.
Doesn't help with the lyrics but shows where it might be found (apologies for title typos in last posting!)
RtS


23 Apr 01 - 06:39 PM (#447659)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: Snuffy

Brilliant Rog, I'll pass on the info to my pal and his dad. Now we just need PennyS to come across with the lyrics.

Wassail! V


23 Apr 01 - 06:47 PM (#447664)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: catspaw49

I don't know if I'm up to it from what I've got so far Snuffy.

Spaw


23 Apr 01 - 07:18 PM (#447682)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: Snuffy

Spaw, why not do a blue a bluegrass version where everybody lives unhappily ever after (or just dies)

Wassail! V


23 Apr 01 - 08:36 PM (#447723)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: catspaw49

LMAO............THAT qualifies for "Best Line of the Week!"

Spaw


26 Apr 01 - 07:41 PM (#450243)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: Snuffy

Refresh on the 72nd anniversary of the recording


26 Apr 01 - 08:00 PM (#450247)
Subject: Lyr Add: EVER SO GOOSEY
From: Bert

The way I remember it is...
How do you feel when you marry your ideal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goosey
How do you feel when the bells begin to peal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goosey

Walking up the aisle, in a kind of daze
Do you get the wind up when the organ plays?

How do you feel when you marry your ideal
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goosey
How do you feel when the parson's done the deal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goosey


26 Apr 01 - 08:38 PM (#450260)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: catspaw49

Uh-huh..............Well, I know I get wound up when my organ plays!

Spaw


27 Apr 01 - 04:09 AM (#450370)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler

Bert, By Jove you've got it, I think you've got it!
RtS (my CRS must be more advanced than yours)


27 Apr 01 - 05:40 PM (#450714)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: Snuffy

Spaw, wind is pronounced "winned" not "whined" in this case - I hear you're an expert on it!

Wassail! V


27 Apr 01 - 06:47 PM (#450741)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: catspaw49

Thanks Snuffy...........Yeah, you're right, I am....but it's a different set of organs.

Spaw


01 Jun 01 - 06:27 PM (#474812)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: Penny S.

I've been to my Dad's and it has vanished from there, I'm afraid. Normally, I would not regard this as a loss. I will see if either of my sisters has adopted it.

Penny


09 Apr 02 - 08:21 AM (#686054)
Subject: Ever So Goosey
From: RangerSteve

I heard this tune on one of the Jeeves & Wooster episodes. I've done some searching on the web and found that it's a popular tune from the UK from the 20's. In the J&W episode, there's a verse and chorus, but I was wondering if there are any more verses. I'm hoping that someone from the UK can help me. Thanks.

(by the way, it's the tune that goes "how do you feel when you marry your ideal? Ever so goosey goosey goosey goosey. It's a completely silly, almost stupid song that's stuck in my head. It's the episode where Bertie and Gussy Fink-Nottle pretend to be each other).


09 Apr 02 - 09:36 AM (#686092)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever so goosie goo
From: Snuffy

Refresh for RangerSteve


11 Dec 08 - 09:43 AM (#2512565)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: GUEST,tommy m

walking down the aislein a kind of daze do you get the wind up when the ogan plays   how do youfeel when you marry your ideal ever so goosey goosey goosey      how do you feel when the bells begin to peel ever so etc


12 Dec 08 - 06:44 PM (#2513898)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: Jim Dixon

The National Library of Australia has the sheet music, but it is not viewable online, presumably because it is still under copyright protection. Their catalogue describes it thus:

EVER SO GOOSEY [music] : comedy fox-trot / Wright Butler & Raymond Wallace ; uke arr. by Harry J. Stafford. Sydney: Chappell & Co., c1929.


13 Dec 08 - 06:27 AM (#2514175)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: Rapunzel

Sounds very Jeeves-and-Bertie

I remember this was actually sung by Hugh Laurie (Bertie) in one episode of Jeeves and Wooster. The tune and first bit of the chorus have stuck with me ever since, so it's nice to get a bit more of it here - thanks.


23 Dec 08 - 04:39 AM (#2522771)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: GUEST,:)

How do you feel when you marry your ideal
Ever so goosey goosey goosey goo
How do you feel when the bells begin to peal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goo

Walking up the aisle, in a kind of daze
Do you get the wind up when the organ plays?

How do you feel when you marry your ideal
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goo
How do you feel when the parson's done the deal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, gander
Never to stray and never to wander
Ever so goosey goosey goosey goo


06 Jan 09 - 07:06 PM (#2533570)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: GUEST,madmouth

this is just from memory (the J&W episode)


How do you feel when you marry your ideal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goo-sey

How do you feel when the bells begin to peal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goo-sey

Walking up the aisle in a kind of daze
Do you get chills when the organ plays?

How do you feel when the pastor's done his deal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goo-sey


23 Nov 09 - 03:10 AM (#2771555)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: GUEST,Tim

It is in Episode 4 of Series 3 of Jeeves and Wooster, right near the start.

Regards


23 Nov 09 - 11:56 AM (#2771848)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: RangerSteve

There are actually three verses, then the chorus - How do you feel...etc.
I have the sheet music somewhere, I'll look it up for you.


23 Nov 09 - 04:15 PM (#2772057)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: Surreysinger

Ed Rennie has been known to sing this one when performing with his band Housewives' Choice - whether he sings it when performing solo, I know not!


18 May 10 - 12:14 PM (#2909268)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: GUEST,emma disley, 21, enfield

I love this song !... I learnt it after hearing it on the afore mentioned Jeeves and Wooster episode !

I always sing it at family doooooooo's


18 May 10 - 12:22 PM (#2909273)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: Mr Happy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osmrxk0dnjY


20 May 10 - 01:57 PM (#2910703)
Subject: Lyr Add: EVER SO GOOSEY (Butler/Wallace)
From: Jim Dixon

Catalogue information from the National Library of Australia;
Lyrics from the video at YouTube (see Mr Happy's link above).
I suspect there is a missing verse or two. It would be nice to see the sheet music.


EVER SO GOOSEY
Wright Butler & Raymond Wallace
Sydney : Chappell & Co., c1929
As performed by Ray Starita & His Ambassadors Band

How do you feel when you marry your ideal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goosey.
How do you feel when the bells begin to peal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goosey.
Walking up the aisle, in a kind of daze,
Do you get the wind up when the organ plays?
How do you feel when the parson's done the deal?
Ever so goosey, goosey, goosey, goosey.


20 May 10 - 03:49 PM (#2910776)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey
From: Ralphie

Just for completeness sake. (And indeed pointless information)
My band....Housewives Choice, play Goosey C/W Suki Yaki...
Always goes down a storm!


04 Jan 11 - 01:09 PM (#3067111)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey (W Butler, R Wallace)
From: GUEST,Davie

Ranger Steve: Did you ever find the sheet music?
Can you post it, or do you know how I can get a copy of it? Thanks.


18 May 11 - 03:14 AM (#3156134)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey (W Butler, R Wallace)
From: GUEST,Denyons

My parents had the old vinyl record of this in England in the 40s
I can remember it being played on their old gramophone that we had to wind up.
I remember the words and those previously written here are correct but I would still like the third verse if there is one.


18 May 11 - 10:07 AM (#3156319)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey (W Butler, R Wallace)
From: Artful Codger

Several clips on YouTube of Ray Starita and His Ambassadors Band performing this song, recorded in 1929. But like most numbers of this period, they're primarily instrumentals, with no more sung than what has been given above.


27 Oct 11 - 12:12 AM (#3245385)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey (Butler/Wallace)
From: GUEST

Eric Shackle

I've read that Butler/Wallace were Australians.

Can anyone tell me more about them?


27 Oct 11 - 12:26 AM (#3245389)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey (W Butler, R Wallace)
From: GUEST,Eric Shackle (ericshackleATbigpond.com)

I've read that Wright Butler and Raymond Wallace were Australians. Can anyone please tell me more about them?


27 Oct 11 - 02:03 PM (#3245674)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey (W Butler, R Wallace)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

No info on the authors, but there's another 1929 recording at archive.org: Hal Swain and His Band - Ever So Goosey (1929)

Mick


28 Oct 11 - 03:27 PM (#3246248)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey (Butler/Wallace)
From: Jim Dixon

"I've read that Butler/Wallace were Australians."

I hope you're not making that inference based on the fact that the sheet music was published in Australia.

A lot of popular music from that era was published in the UK and in Australia, even though it mostly originated in Britain.

It's just that the National Library of Australia does better job than the British Library when it comes to having complete information in its catalogue, and it often makes images of sheet music viewable online, if the material is out of copyright. That's why I always look there first.


28 Dec 11 - 05:04 AM (#3280912)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ever So Goosey (Butler/Wallace)
From: GUEST,999

Here it is on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Osmrxk0dnjY