Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by davidh » Wed May 27, 2009 9:10 am

NOW we know what AG sings!

"Its the same, the whole world over
It's the poor that get the blame
It's the rich wot get the pleasure
And it's all a crying shame"

Is that what you meant AG?

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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by Michael Brigg » Wed May 27, 2009 9:43 am

David, I thing AG was referring to Rupert's Starting line problems.

The theme of Rich vs poor, and which of the classes has the greater claim on nobility is well covered by George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalian" later converted for the American audience into a Musical, "My Fair Lady."

So after watching that, and all the cod philosophy, lets take a song from it for Ruperts Starting sequence

"Oh I'm starting racing in the morning...
...for Gawd's sake get me to the start, on, time!!" :wink: :wink:
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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by Ancient Geek » Wed May 27, 2009 9:50 am

Michael G.
I was really refering to the wandering off subject which if you sat through as many ballsachingly boring meetings as I do, the only fun is getting it off topic without anyone noticing, my best effort I think was Red Squirrels from cleaning oil tanks on ships!
Not that I am suggesting any post on the forum is boring though sometimes some of us could pay a bit more attention!
This forum is in content like a House of Lords debate, you WILL learn something of use, though it may not be what you thought you were there for!
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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by davidh » Wed May 27, 2009 9:51 am

Michael,

by the sound of it Rupert also needed the help of Eliza Doolittle and her memorable comment...............
"pick yer arse up"
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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by Ancient Geek » Wed May 27, 2009 9:54 am

David H.
No it wasn't though I have oft stood on the bridge at midnight and even thrown the odd snowball at the moon.

David C.
Do you know the Belle of Barking Creek then?

We had a Latin master at school who was know to us as Dagenham because he was well beyond barking!
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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by davidh » Wed May 27, 2009 11:04 am

AG,

sadly I too know that ditty - but the far darker and more unprintable version.

was the Belle of Barking Creek and early version of the essex girl of popular modern mythology?

A bit like the Thames barges even... slow, heavy wooden in construction and flat bottomed - and could be managed by a man, a boy and a dog!

wow - will THAT one slip past the censor?

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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by Ancient Geek » Wed May 27, 2009 12:29 pm

Will this?
I'll tell a tale of a jealous male and a maid of sweet sixteen
She was blond and dumb and she lived with her Mum
On the edge of Barking Creek
She worked all week for a rich old Greek
Her old man was on the dole
And her one delight on a Friday night
Was to have a bit of rock and roll.
Chorus To my rit-fal-lah, to my itty-fal-lal
To my itty-bitty-fal-dal day.
Then one fine day in the Month of May she found her big romance
He was smart and sleek, with a scar on his cheek
And a pair of drainpipe pants
And she thought ‘with you, I could be so true,
Through all the years to come’
For she loved the gay abandoned way
He chewed his chewing-gum.
Chorus
It started well because he fell for all her girlish charms
But he had some doubt when he caught her out
In someone else’s arms
And he said, “Look here, you know my dear,
This is going a bit too far
And he went quite white and he sloshed her right
In the middle of her cha-cha-cha.
Chorus
So he went before a man of the law who said, “This will not do
I’ve had about enough of this kind of stuff
As I want from the likes of you.”
And she was peeved when he received
A longish term in clink
In a fit of pique she married the Greek
And now she lives in mink.
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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by davidh » Wed May 27, 2009 1:51 pm

Webmaster!

Black ball this man (if they aren't already!) - at very least send him to the naughty step along with that other malachick Dave C.

How come he gets away with things that bring me into disrepute? It's not fair I tell you!

D
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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by jonathan » Thu May 28, 2009 7:25 am

Do I spy Essex knockers!

Ah well, their loss not ours. There is more to this county than the jokes: I should know I was born in Scunthopre and have gone through life listening to the jokes about that place as well!

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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by roger » Thu May 28, 2009 11:56 am

jonathan wrote:Do I spy Essex knockers!
I heard there are a fair few of these to be seen in Chelmsford on a Saturday night.!!
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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by Garry R » Thu May 28, 2009 12:32 pm

In pairs presumably?!!

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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by Michael Brigg » Thu May 28, 2009 1:14 pm

In pairs presumably?!!
Has Garry got the right collective here?

What about an "eyefull of..."
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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by Garry R » Thu May 28, 2009 1:46 pm

I thought that an eyefull was the collective for towers!!

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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by Garry R » Thu May 28, 2009 1:48 pm

Or should that be a ballhitch of towers.

Ah the wonders of English and its pronunciation.......

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Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Post by davidh » Thu May 28, 2009 1:55 pm

Well, it just goes to show how wrong you can be.

I thought the collective was 'Victorias', as in "that's a nice pear". This does change norf and heast of london, where the empirical rule (garry, I think you and AG know a bit about empirical rules) is that there is a direct relationship to the Essex Knocker (the local one design for those parts; heavy, slow and a handful to manage on shore) and IQ - as one gets bigger, t'other gets smaller!!

Now if I get pulled up for that, after Garry has got away with 'Eyeful' then there really is no justice in this world.

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