Punishment Record - How Bad Were You?

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Post by J.R. » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:18 pm

Ar ! The good old cockney songs !

Nees Up Muvva Brarn, knees up Muvva...............
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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:36 pm

J.R. wrote:Ar ! The good old cockney songs !

Nees Up Muvva Brarn, knees up Muvva...............

My knees can only manage The Lambeth Walk these days, but at least I'm not wandering The Tower wiv me 'ead tucked underneaf me arm ...........

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Post by Ajarn Philip » Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:37 pm

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:
J.R. wrote:Ar ! The good old cockney songs !

Nees Up Muvva Brarn, knees up Muvva...............

My knees can only manage The Lambeth Walk these days, but at least I'm not wandering The Tower wiv me 'ead tucked underneaf me arm ...........

xx
I wasn't going to hijack this thread until I looked back and saw it was already too late... This is, in my extremely humble opinion, one of the very best monologues of all time.

I'll tell of the Battle of Hastings,
As happened in days long gone by,
When Duke William became King of England,
And 'Arold got shot in the eye.

It were this way - one day in October
The Duke, who were always a toff,
Having no battles on at the moment,
Had given his lads a day off.

They'd all taken boats to go fishing,
When some chap in t'Conqueror's ear
Said 'Let's go and put breeze up the Saxons;'
Said Bill - 'By gum, that's an idea.

Then turning around to his soldiers,
He lifted his big Norman voice,
Shouting - 'Hands up who's coming to England.'
That was swank 'cos they hadn't no choice.

They started away about tea-time -
The sea was so calm and so still,
And at quarter to ten the next morning
They landed at place called Bexhill.

King 'Arold came up as they landed -
His face full of venom and 'ate -
He said 'If you've come for t'Regatta
You've got here just six weeks too late.'

At this William rose, cool but 'aughty,
And said - 'Give us none of your cheek;
You'd best have your throne re-upholstered,
I'll be wanting to use it next week.'

When 'Arold heard this 'ere defiance
With rage he turned purple and blue
And shouted some rude words in Saxon,
To which William answered -'And you.'

'Twere a beautiful day for a battle;
The Normans set off with a will,
And when both sides was duly assembled,
They tossed for the top of the hill.

King 'Arold he won the advantage,
On the hill-top he took up his stand,
With his knaves and his cads all around him,
On his 'orse with his 'awk in his 'and.

The Normans had nowt in their favour,
Their chance of a victory seemed small,
For the slope of the field were against them,
And the wind in their faces and all.

The kick-off were sharp at two-thirty,
And soon as the whistle had went
Both sides started banging each other
Till the swineherds could hear them in Kent.

The Saxons had best line of forwards,
Well armed with both buckler and sword -
But the Normans had best combination,
And when half-time came no-one had scored.

So the Duke called his cohorts together
And said - 'Let's pretend that we're beat,
Once we get Saxons on t'level
We'll cut off their means of retreat.'

So they ran - and the Saxons ran after,
Just exactly as William had planned,
Leaving 'Arold alone on the hill top
On his 'orse with his 'awk in his 'and.

When the Conqueror saw what had happened,
A bow and an arrow he drew;
He went right up to 'Arold and shot him.
He were off-side, but what could they do?

The Normans turned round in a fury,
And gave back both parry and thrust,
Till t'fightin' were all over bar shouting,
And you couldn't see Saxons for dust.

And after the battle were over,
They found 'Arold so stately and grand,
Sitting there with an eye full of arrow
On his 'orse with his 'awk in his 'and.
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

Phil Underwood Ma A Col A Mid B 68-75

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Re: Punishment Record - How Bad Were You?

Post by midget » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:41 pm

Brilliant! Now why didn't Miss Page teach it like that?
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