The Housey Rap

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The Housey Rap

Post by obdu » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:37 pm

Anyone got an old C-90 somewhere with this gem on it. I'm deperate to get a copy and I'm sure lots of other people are too.

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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Great Plum » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:12 pm

I believe that Dad has a copy of the Housey Rap somewhere - given to him by Bob Sillett when he retired...

I have no idea where it is now...
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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Happy » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:15 am

I am sure that one of the people RDTS pulled in for questioning has a copy. I will ask them.

(For the record, these Usual Suspects were, infact, innocent.)

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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by greg » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:13 pm

If there is a copy floating around I would love one too - now that I won't get rusticated for being in possession which was the threat at the time if I recall.

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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Great Plum » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:11 pm

I think that Dad's copy may have gone walk abouts at one of my parties...
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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by mcpoulton » Fri May 01, 2009 8:54 am

Hah, amusingly I was just listening to this, and I wondered whether copies had ever leaked online. :) Apparently not reliably, so here's a link...

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b7d4 ... f6e8ebb871

If anyone cares, the information on Grecians2001 is pretty inaccurate - "Created by a board bunch of Peele A Grecians on the music school computers sometime in 1992". It was actually created in 1990-1991 by a group of five recent old blues (none from Peele A), with the assistance of one deputy grecian who assisted in creating a reference copy of the foundation hymn. I'm pretty sure we posted copies to various known troublemakers who were still at school around Easter 1991.

It was quite amusing hearing the theories (via our undercover dep collaborator) about where it had come from, none of which came particularly close, iirc.

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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by obdu » Fri May 08, 2009 3:08 pm

Takes me back. Sounds a little different to how I remember but absolutely brilliant. Thank you very much.

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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Great Plum » Sat May 09, 2009 12:32 am

Indeed... I have an mp3 of it somewhere...
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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Tommy » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:47 am

I remember that his happened about 6-8 months after I'd left in 1990. I was round at a friend's house when my Dad called up wanting me home IMMEDIATELY. Apparently RDTS had called wanting to question me with some urgency because apparently someone had suggested it had been me who'd done the APFA impersonations. Still don't know who'd framed me for it, but one day I will find out!! :D I missed out on a damn good night as a result of RDTS' phonecall.
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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by pompeydunc » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:00 am

This link doesn't work anymore. Anyone got an MP3 hiding somewhere with this genius track?

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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Angela Woodford » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:26 am

And does anybody know the words, even if the music is lost to us?
"Baldrick, you wouldn't recognise a cunning plan if it painted itself purple, and danced naked on top of a harpsichord singing "Cunning plans are here again.""

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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Great Plum » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:06 pm

I believe the first bit goes thus:

(to a well known tune...)

Praise the Lord for fags and home brew
Rollingup in woodlands fair
Busting, gating, rusticating,
punish us but we don't care.
We can smoke, and we can drink,
but we ain't taking no more crap.
The Bluecoat boys are making noise
so welcome to the Housey Rap!
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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Angela Woodford » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:44 am

Inspiring, Matthew! Splendid stuff - thank you!
"Baldrick, you wouldn't recognise a cunning plan if it painted itself purple, and danced naked on top of a harpsichord singing "Cunning plans are here again.""

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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Eruresto » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:13 pm

Great Plum wrote:Indeed... I have an mp3 of it somewhere...
You still got that mp3, Matt? Would be rather interested if you did!
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Re: The Housey Rap

Post by Great Plum » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:18 pm

Maybe Josh... what's the best email?
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