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Lyr Req: I Want To Have a Little Bomb like You

24 Oct 03 - 05:03 PM (#1041258)
Subject: Lyr Req: I ant to have a little bomb like you
From: GUEST,Ian Birket

Please has anybody got the words for this protest song by Sidney Carter?


24 Oct 03 - 07:28 PM (#1041325)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I ant to have a little bomb like you
From: Sorcha

Bob Bolton in Australia has the song books, I think, but haven't seen him here in a while.


25 Oct 03 - 02:03 AM (#1041475)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I ant to have a little bomb like you
From: Bob Bolton

G'day Ian / Sorcha,

I have all 5 of the Songs of SYDNEY CARTER - in the present tense song books ... and believe Sydney's songs should be firmly in the DT, &c - well marked and available for people who will sing them ... and record them ... and pay appropriate royalties. Unfortunately, the current holder of the rights (a firm hiding behind the false (well, adopted) name Stainer & Bellis much more anal-retentive and thinks they should be hidden away ... so that people have to find them ... and then buy the books from them!

I'm currently reconstructing my computer system and can't make my scanner work ... but I'll post the words (since that is all you need) - when everything works again!

(Fortunately, I don't have to scan ... or read ... from the 5th book, the only one actually published by "Stainer & Bell". For some inexplicable reason, they reduced the lyric size from the former 7 points to 5 points ... roughly "fine print in a shonky insurance policy" - size!)

Regards,

Bob Bolton


25 Oct 03 - 02:04 AM (#1041476)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I ant to have a little bomb like you
From: Hillheader

It's here with some more interesting lyrics

Hope it helps


25 Oct 03 - 02:54 AM (#1041481)
Subject: Lyr Add: I WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE BOMB LIKE YOU
From: Bob Bolton

G'day Davebhoy,

Interesting - reduced and folk processed by the Aldermaston lot - but not really what Sydney Carter wrote! (Bob Bolton, typing madly):

I WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE BOMB LIKE YOU
Sydney Carter ©

Charles de Gaulle, he said to me:
I want to have a little bomb like you,
Independent I will be,
I want to have a little bomb like you,
You can wave the Union Jack,
Stars and Stripes are on the back.
I want to have a little bomb like you do,
I want to have a little bomb like you.

Mao Tse Tung to Moscow said:
I want to have a little bomb like you,
My bomb will be twice as Red,
I want to have a little bomb like you.
I like you, and you like me,
But in case we don't agree,
I want to have a little bomb like you do,
I want to have a little bomb like you.

Everybody says the same:
I want to have a little bomb like you,
I am not the one to blame,
I want to have a little bomb like you.
Who will be the first to say
"I'll throw the bloody thing away"?
I don't want to be the first, do you? Well,
I don't want to be the first, do you?

Regards,

Bob Bolton
See first verse (click) from Leadfingers, posted below.
-Joe Offer-


25 Oct 03 - 03:33 AM (#1041486)
Subject: Tune Add: I WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE BOMB LIKE YOU
From: Bob Bolton

G'day again,

Ian: I should also mention - although you may know this, that Sydney Carter's tune is much more subtle than the Aledermaston mob's When Johnny Comes Marching Home. His tune starts with something quite like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - then, in the second half of the line, it's like a petulant child's repetitive chant.

Here is the tune (the whole 3 stanzas, with the variant ending) in MIDI and ABC form:


Click to play

To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net

ABC format:

X:1
T:
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
C2C2E2E2|G2G2c4|c2cccccc|B2B2c4|C2C2E2E2|
G2G2c4|c2cccccc|B2B2c4|A2A2AGF2|G2G2G4|F2F2F2D2|
E2F2G4|c2cccccc|B2B2c2G2|c2cccccc|B2B2c4|
C2C2E2E2|G2G2c4|c2cccccc|B2B2c4|C2C2E2E2|
G2G2c4|c2cccccc|B2B2c4|A2A2AGF2|G2G2G4|F2F2F2D2|
E2F2G4|c2cccccc|B2B2c2G2|c2cccccc|B2B2c4|
C2C2E2E2|G2G2c4|c2cccccc|B2B2c4|C2C2E2E2|
G2G2c4|c2cccccc|B2B2c4|A2A2AGF2|G2G2G4|F2F2F2D2|
E2F2G4|c2cccccc|B2B2c2G2|B4B4|c3/2||


Regards,

Bob


25 Oct 03 - 06:08 AM (#1041516)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I want to have a little bomb like you
From: Leadfingers

I have this with an extra ( first ) verse as follows.

Hit that Drum a great big whack
I want to have a little bomb like you
Fall in line and follow ,follow
I want to have a little bomb like you
I like you and you like me
But just in case we disagree
I want to have a little bomb like you
I want to have a little bomb like you

This is from the singing of Nadia Cathouse in 1964


25 Oct 03 - 10:00 AM (#1041595)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I want to have a little bomb like you
From: Bob Bolton

G'day Leafingers,

Interesting - Sydney Carter notes Nadia Cattouse's recording (Reflection RL 301-M and RL 301-S) in his 1969 song book, which contains the words ... but not this variant.

Regards,

Bob


25 Oct 03 - 10:50 AM (#1041610)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I want to have a little bomb like you
From: Sorcha

Thank you Bob! Good to see you again! It may not make it into the DT because of copyright issues, but it will be in the Forum forever.


25 Oct 03 - 01:19 PM (#1041660)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I want to have a little bomb like you
From: Pegasusowl

Thanks everyone that's a great help.......