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Lyr Req: Ben Kenobi Nobi (Les Barker parody)

17 Jan 05 - 03:33 PM (#1380817)
Subject: Lyr Req: Obi Wan Kenobi shanty
From: vindelis

Has anyone else heard the Obi Wan Kenobi Shanty? last heard by me at a West Country Carols weekend, in Weymouth, last November. I think it's another Les Barker parody, but it isn't in any of his books that I have at present.


17 Jan 05 - 03:34 PM (#1380818)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Obi Wan Kenobi shanty
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

It is by Les and he recorded it on one of his CD's.


19 Jan 05 - 09:32 AM (#1382250)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Obi Wan Kenobi shanty
From: Jim Dixon

I'm not sure this is the song you want, but Les Barker's website says that BEN KENOBI NOBI appears in the book "The Green Eye of the Little Yellow Dog," and was recorded by The Mrs Ackroyd Band on the CD "Yelp!" DOG 017, 2003.


19 Jan 05 - 07:03 PM (#1382689)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Obi Wan Kenobi shanty
From: vindelis

Thanks Chaps, that's the one. Vindelis


30 May 07 - 10:44 AM (#2064022)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Obi Wan Kenobi shanty (Ben Kenobi Nobi)
From: Mr Happy

Heard this hilarious gem sung at Chester Folk Festival late Monday night.

Anyone have the words, please?


18 Jan 14 - 02:07 PM (#3593343)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ben Kenobi Nobi (Les Barker parody)
From: Ross Campbell

Roy Bailey, The Spooky Men's Chorale, Martin Simpson, Marc Block and Andy Cutting perform Les Barker's "Ben Kenobi Nobi" at Towersey Festival, 2013


19 Jan 14 - 04:11 AM (#3593463)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ben Kenobi Nobi (Les Barker parody)
From: Long Firm Freddie

Here you go:

Ben Kenobi (Les Barker)

I heard the R2D2 say
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay
Millenium Falcon's on its way
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay

Toorayay, oh, toorayay
Ben Kenobi nobi toorayay

Who taught Luke about the Force
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay
Who's the Fountain, who's the Source?
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay

Toorayay, oh, toorayay
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay

Who does Alec Guinness play?
Ben Kenobi nobi toorayay
Who's not in The Darling Buds of May?
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay

Toorayay, oh, toorayay
Ben Kenobi nobi toorayay

Who stands next to Harrison Ford?
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay
Carrying a bloody great white sword?
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay

Toorayay, oh, toorayay
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay

What comes after Jedi day?
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay
Jedi Night, so the old men say
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay

Toorayay, oh, toorayay
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay

Toorayay, oh, toorayay
Ben Kenobi-nobi toorayay

LFF


19 Jan 14 - 06:23 AM (#3593489)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ben Kenobi Nobi (Les Barker parody)
From: Leadfingers

That looks well worth stealing !!


20 Jan 14 - 01:58 AM (#3593725)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ben Kenobi Nobi (Les Barker parody)
From: Long Firm Freddie

Forgot to say, the tune is, of course, John Kanaka and the track is available performed by Wheeler Street featuring Roy Bailey on Cat Nav, one of a series of CDs of Les Barker's works performed by Les and a range of celebs and illustrious musicians in aid of The British Computer Association of the Blind.

LFF