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Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road

04 Jun 98 - 03:22 AM (#30016)
Subject: The Collyhurst Road
From: Mick

Does anyone out there know of this song. All I know is that it's from Manchester UK. I've got no idea who wrote it or how old it is.


04 Jun 98 - 04:17 AM (#30017)
Subject: RE: Does anyone out there know of this song. All
From: alison

Hi,

Either your title got lost or you forgot to give us an idea of some of the lyrics/content.

Slainte

Alison


04 Jun 98 - 05:14 AM (#30020)
Subject: RE: Does anyone out there know of this song. All
From: AndyG

Alison,
Mick's changed the subject line
The song's title appears to be The Collyhurst Road".
I don't know a song of that name although I was born and bred in Manchester. Mick can you give any more info about this one ?

AndyG


04 Jun 98 - 07:36 AM (#30027)
Subject: RE: Does anyone out there know of this song. All
From: Brack&

Andy I've only heard it a couple of times. It's a pub singalong song. Last time I heard it was in North Manchester. That's all I know. Mick


26 Aug 01 - 07:58 PM (#535775)
Subject: Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,brakn

Anyone know this Manchester song "The Collyhurst Road"?


26 Aug 01 - 10:46 PM (#535867)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Collyhurst Road
From: katlaughing

You mihgt want to keep an eye on this request site, as someone else is looking for it, too.

Good luck with this one and the Cooley Mtn one. You've been looking for that one for a long time!

kat


27 Aug 01 - 03:38 AM (#535949)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Brakn

Thanks kat


21 Oct 03 - 06:12 PM (#1039236)
Subject: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

Does anyone know this song?


22 Oct 03 - 07:29 PM (#1039987)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

'esh


03 Mar 04 - 04:39 AM (#1128288)
Subject: RE: Lyr req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

last time!


31 Aug 04 - 03:44 PM (#1260972)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Liam2407@post.com

We used to sing a pub song many years ago in Manchester about Collyhurst Road. I don't know if what we sang was the "proper version" or a spoof but these were the words as I remember them - forgive lapses of memory/alcohol induced brain damage:

When I was young and foolish
As foolish as can be
I said goodbye to the mother-in-law
And off I went to sea
I sailed with Captain Skipper
Aboard San Ferry Ann
And we all set sail down Collyhurst Road
In a black Maria van

Collyhurst Road
I am forsaken
Collyhurst Road
I am forsaken
Collyhurst Road
I am forsaken...

Memory fades completely at this point. Anyone remember it differently or know more?


16 Feb 06 - 06:45 AM (#1669984)
Subject: Lyr Add: COLLYHURST ROAD
From: GUEST,smhmg@yahoo.com

COLLYHURST ROAD.

When I was young and lazy, as lazy as can be,
I said farewell to the mother-in-law and off I went to sea.
We sailed with Captain Skipper aboard the Mary Anne
And we all set sail down Collyhurst Road in a Black Maria van.

CHORUS: Oh, Collyhurst Road, I am forsaken,
And it's not that my poor heart is aching.
It's the whisky and the rum that I've been taking
For that charming little girl down Collyhurst Road.

Oh, we got as far as The Vine and the rain turned into snow.
The snow got in the engine and the engine wouldn't go,
So we wrapped ourselves in mainsails and stayed there for a year,
And all we had to bloody-well drink was a barrel of Boddie's beer. REPEAT CHORUS

Well, the law chased after me and they put me in Number Three.
They said you are a Collyhurst boy and you'll never get away from me.
They said the next time you go sailing, it won't be the Mary Anne;
Be down Collyhurst Road to Collyhurst Nick in a Black Maria van. REPEAT CHORUS

Oh, they're digging up my granddad's grave to build a sewer (a sewer)
They're digging up his remains
To put down Carsie drains
To satisfy the local residents.
Now all his life my granddad was no quitter,
And I don't suppose he'll be a quitter now.
He's dressed up in white sheets
To warm them toilet seats
And won't there be an awful bloody row!
There is going to be a load of constipation
There is goin' to be an awful bloody fight;
And it serves them Baskets right if they never have a shite
For digging up the British workman's grave.

REPEAT CHORUS PLUS LAST LINE TWICE

Sammy Moffatt from Collyhurst who works on Collyhurst Road for HMG Paints
38 Years Man and Boy


16 Feb 06 - 05:01 PM (#1670252)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

After all this time. I don't believe it.


14 Jul 07 - 02:21 PM (#2102585)
Subject: collyhurst road
From: GUEST,ashy

boy that brought memories i was brought up in colly we was all united fans we sang it at all the matches i live in teimoth street and then moved to central drive wud love to hear more collyhurst storys


23 Oct 07 - 07:41 AM (#2177145)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Jim C

Sammy, you provided the lyrics years ago to a request of mine on a newsgroup - and I went and lost them again! Great to see them once more - glad someone's keeping this alive!

btw, went to school with Chris and Pete Owen although have since lost touch.

Cheers, Jim C


19 Nov 07 - 07:47 PM (#2197911)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

I am also looking for this song but not well up on the words myself but this is part of the version I have heard

Collyhurst Road, I am forsaken
And it's not that my poor heart is breakin'
It's the whiskey and the gin that I've been takin'
For that darlin' little girl down Collyhurst Road.

Something to that effect


30 Nov 07 - 03:44 AM (#2205332)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

This song is coming out on a cd by ancoats singer songwriter Dom Collins its out on 15th of December, check out more of doms tunes on his website, a very funny talented man, www.domcollins.co.uk/


29 Dec 07 - 12:49 AM (#2224129)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,wythenshawe blue

only heard this song once ever coming back from notts county on national express bus sometime in the mid 80s after a city game,bus full of blues - sounded great and all the lads had a whip-round for the driver, time for a revival i reckon blue moon sounding a bit tired these days...


07 Feb 08 - 04:22 PM (#2256256)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Pat Pauley Johns

Thanks for the Collyhurst Road song! I lived there at 382 and it was the finest time of my life! I collect Collyhurst History so I'll check back! My mums maiden name was Day. Anyone remember the Days?
Thanks and Cheers!


07 Feb 08 - 04:25 PM (#2256260)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Pat Pauley Johns

Any one have any old pics of Collyhurst Road or surrounding streets? We had a toffee shop on the corner of Eggington and Rochdale back in the late 50's.


08 Feb 08 - 03:00 AM (#2256574)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

Anyone got a recording of it?


14 Feb 08 - 01:09 PM (#2262383)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,flowers of manchester

remember my uncle [steve wilson if any one knows him ?] singing this song when i was kid,the whiskey n gin part was in there aswell, as for wythensawe blue thinking this is a city song ??? you must of been on the united bus mate


09 Apr 08 - 12:51 PM (#2311212)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,roberts

i was born queens rd moved when i was 2 but still i see my self as a colyhurst lad, and i always sing this song when i get the chance in my local pub or when theres a family get to gether,i do have the song on cd just let me know if you want a copy
                               good old days


09 Apr 08 - 02:28 PM (#2311318)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

I want a copy! If you were a member I could PM you otherwise mail me at brakn at hotmail dot com.

This I think was one of my first posts......I was Mick, then Brack& and now brakn. 10 years has flown.


07 Jun 08 - 05:28 PM (#2360294)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Josephine nee Doyle

I lived at 387 Collyhurst Road until 1961 and this song is my brother Terry's anthem whenever we are are at any family do.   I loved Collyhurst Road and remember it with so much pride, it should never have been demolished and then rebuilt the way it has been, it is now such a small Road from Town up to Queens Road, all the style and character taken from such a proud and wonerful place.


07 Jul 08 - 06:51 PM (#2383349)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,JONES ARTHUR

Thank for the lyrics to collyhurst road.we sing it every year when a coach load of collyhurst lads go to scarbrough for the weekend.from the millbeck w.m.c.


09 Oct 08 - 04:30 PM (#2461397)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,barbara ward

hello can you give me the name of the singer and where can i buy a copy thanks


10 Oct 08 - 05:51 PM (#2462534)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Artful Codger

How about an ABC?


12 Nov 08 - 12:57 PM (#2491883)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

its about the area of collyhurst it was recorded in the late 70s by alocal man billy kite and is sung in most of the pubs in the area


01 Dec 08 - 06:21 AM (#2504709)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

line 2 is 'they are moving him regardless of expense'
current line 2 becomes line 3
'expence' rhymes in with 'residents'


13 Feb 09 - 12:30 PM (#2566066)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

I KNOW THE COLLYHURST RD SONG SOME ONE CALLED DOM COLLINS SINGS IT


14 Feb 09 - 04:39 AM (#2566578)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Les in Chorlton

Dom Collins lives around Ancoats, I think, writes and sings lots of funny songs:

MySpace

L in C


12 Jul 09 - 02:30 PM (#2678406)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

hi i got it on cd


28 Jul 09 - 09:59 AM (#2688733)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Mr Happy

On You Tube, there's a few vids of drunks in various pubs singing it


28 Jul 09 - 04:18 PM (#2689038)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

Theres a site on facebook called Collyhurst forever... lots of pics and story's from old Collyhurst


19 Jan 10 - 05:30 PM (#2816263)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Sylvia Scholes

I was born and bred 497 Rochdale Road Collyhurst. The "Fish Shop" Walter Scholes was my father.Does anyone remember Collyhurst in the 50' and 60's. I went to St Malachy's school. Loved my childhood but the shop was demolished and I left aged 13. Im 56 now and am going back soon to see what has happended to the area. Where I lived is a bus stop now. Quite sad when your childhood home no longer exists.


24 May 10 - 08:58 PM (#2913568)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Ben McGarr

There's a bit of a singalong in a pub with this one on facebook, here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Kh1EVUHzM&feature=related
;o)
My parents are from Collyhurst, though they are bloody useless at remembering song lyrics. :oD


22 Jul 10 - 09:35 AM (#2949768)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,A mate of his

I work with John Kyte, he sings the bloody song all the time


11 Jan 11 - 04:37 PM (#3072400)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Guest Viktoria

I wonder if anyone remembers St. Catherine`s church band? my grandfather was bandmaster but I am not at all sure of the dates.He was married there in 1883 and a good few of his children were baptised there .Later he played for a while- so family history goes- in Culcheth Military band ( The Tall Hat Band) It may have been in the early 1900`s he was at St. Catherines because an auntie who was born 1905 remembered that he was bandmaster.Obviously I don`t expect anyone to remember him but I wondered if any records of the band were kept.
I`d like to hear the tune of the song.


08 Feb 11 - 04:42 AM (#3090964)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Mick Grundy

Hi every one, collyhurst road song was made in the seventes, by the collyhurst reds.


01 Apr 11 - 05:35 PM (#3126544)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,gjashley

I remember this being sung in the old Cross keys in Ancoats


08 May 12 - 02:42 PM (#3348333)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

This song was sung many times after the big fights in the 1930's after jackie browns wins at bell vue in his brothers pub on colly rd then in the 70'd billy kyte put it all to-gether but some lads do there own thins like steve wilson can sing around 20 chapters of it ! its all good p s check collyhurst7 on you tube


12 Feb 14 - 07:19 PM (#3600918)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,owen conlon

i have got a copy of it.if any one wants a copy the can look up collyhurst 001 on youtube and they will find it there , hope this helps collyhurst road by billy kyte


05 May 16 - 09:26 AM (#3788773)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: leeneia

Here's a YouTube video of someone singing 'Collyhurst Road.'

road song


29 Jan 18 - 10:21 AM (#3902571)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Mick

Here’s the best version out there. The one and only Billy Kyte

https://youtu.be/ku6yF4iaUpY


29 Jan 18 - 10:23 AM (#3902572)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Mick

If anyone knows the guitar chords for this song, it would be appreciated ??