Favourite Housey hymns

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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by englishangel » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:12 pm

I think we had a special train from Hertford to Broxbourne and were then coupled onto a regular train because the GBP had to change at Broxbourne.
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Post by Kim2s70-77 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:35 am

chaosriddenyears wrote:In 2's we sang "Goodbyee, don't cryee" after Auld Lang Syne in house for the leavers.
Didn't we sing that at the end of every term? -
("Goodbyeee, don't cryeee! There's a silver lining in the skyeee! Bonsoir Old Thing, Cheerio, chin chin, Toodle Ooh,{something something}, Goodbyeee") - together with Old Lang Syne???

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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by englishangel » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:58 am

AND,

"Be kind to your web-footed friends, cos a duck may be somebody's mother..."
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by Fjgrogan » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:13 pm

For some reason that one always makes me think of 'It's only the hairs on a gooseberry that stop it from being a grape'! No idea why!
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:11 pm

Of course, "Goodbyee" is from the First World War ---- No No, I do NOT remember it ! (The War, that is )
Many of the songs of that time were "Marching songs" -- note the rythym.
Apropos Engishangel's keyboard --- "My eyes are dim, I cannot see, I have not brought my specs with me -----" as the chorus of the Quartermaster's Stores.

I do know some of the WW1 songs, which my Grandfather sang (Old Soldier, Boxer Rebellion, Relief of Khartoum, both Boer Wars -- WW1 DCM and would have lied about his age for WW2 !) died 1935 ex Royal Horse Artillery , we have a wonderful Photo of him -- all gold braid and moustaches which could be seen from behind. It hangs on the "Family Wall "
He used to bounce me on his knee ---" Be a Soldier, my boy !" ---- for years I tried !!! :oops:

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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by englishangel » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:37 pm

My Grandpa was an old soldier too (Royal Sussex Regiment), though not QUITE as old as Neill's, born 1887. He also had a magnificent pair of moustaches and he shaved with a cuthtroat razor which he kept sharp on a leather strop hanging behind the kitchen door.

He was also a crackshot and taught me and my cousins to shoot (an air rifle) at a very tender age, horrifying the mothers.

I in turn taught my son to shoot and when he joined the Army Cadets and the Sergeant asked him how he could shoot so well he told him his mother had taught him!!!
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by Kim2s70-77 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:33 pm

I bet not too many people can say that!!

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Post by mvgrogan » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:46 pm

nothing to do with hymns at all....

Here in Finland it is traditional for fathers to teach their sons to shoot. Historically, it's to do with hunting and it is still a very popular sport here... there are also LOTS of gun clubs.

Dearest Husband says he's going to teach the son & heir, which I am resisting but as S&H is only 3 months old and to my knowledge DH hasn't touched a gun since we met 13 years ago, I doubt I need to panic!
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by englishangel » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:32 pm

When S & H was small I was very anti-gun. My husbands uncle took him to see Santa (in a department store not Lapland) and the dear old fellow gave him a ray-gun. My husband said my face was a picture. However it seems to be innate that boys will play 'guns'. If they are not supplied they make them from Lego or use two fingers, so I reckoned he should learn to use it properly. He now does airsofting and re-enactment.

Just at the moment he is being an archer on the new Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe Robin Hood.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0955308/

Younger son sticks to computer games and daughter prefers to use her fists and feet.

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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by Fjgrogan » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:35 pm

Perhaps I had better hide Grandad's starting pistol before the grandchildren come over for Christmas!
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by englishangel » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:38 pm

Good idea, though they are still a little young.
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by CHAZ » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:54 pm

Blimey

I started a thread on Housey Hymns and now have stories about guns....!

Don't you just love this Forum where sidetracking is the name of the game and of course those gals never stayxon topic!!
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by Ajarn Philip » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:06 pm

CHAZ wrote:Blimey
I started a thread on Housey Hymns and now have stories about guns....!
Onward Christian soldiers...
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by kerrensimmonds » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:54 pm

Fight the good fight................
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by englishangel » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:34 pm

All things Bright and Beautiful (until I got to about 14 and got the giggles at "purple-headed mountain"!)
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