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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by englishangel » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:21 pm

Didn't he end up on his mother's mantelpiece?

This, and "The Quartemaster's Store" were favourites to sing on coach outings. That was why Amanda insisted on being called Amanda.

(edited for spelling) - my letters have rubbed of my cheap keyboard so I am touch typing.
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Post by J.R. » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:55 pm

englishangel wrote:Didn't he end up on his mother's mantelpiece?

This, and "The Quartenaster's Store" were favourites to sing on coach outings. That was why Amanda insisted on being called Amanda.

I knew a Quartenaster once ! Certainly wasn't of military bearing !

(Sorry Mary - Couldn't resist it !!)
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Post by michael scuffil » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:01 pm

englishangel wrote: This, and "The Quartemaster's Store" were favourites to sing on coach outings.

I always wondered what girls sang on coach outings.

I can only remember a clean one "Mustn't sing in a buil-up area" to the tune of "Drunken Sailor", and sung, of course, only in built-up areas.
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by englishangel » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:58 pm

and I have STILL left the first 'R' out.

Trying to think of more, come on ladies help me out.

I knew all (most of) the words of "Parlez-vous" at primary school, though I didn't know what most of them meant, but I don't think we ever sang that, or Eskimo Nell who I believe is mentioned elswhere.
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Post by Jo » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:35 pm

One man went to mow
Green grow the rushes-o

are about all I remember !
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:08 pm

Ten Green Bottles
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Post by englishangel » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:16 pm

Usually 1000 green bottles if I remember correctly.
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Post by Fjgrogan » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:03 pm

The last time I was on a coach outing we were accused of being 'Saga louts'! Prior to that - in my youth when Knightsbridge was the first village west of London - I spent many a weekend trailing around to band competitions with the Sea Cadets (my then boyfriend, now husband, was a drum major) so Eskimo Nell does ring a bell, but thankfully I have forgotten the words - no don't tell me!
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:29 pm

Old Macdonald had a farm
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Ee-Ay, Ee-Ay, Oh !
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Post by midget » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:59 pm

In our Quartermaster's store was "West,West, in her winter vest", and my eyes could not see because "her hat it is too pink for me" Did she still have that bright pink hat in later years?
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Post by fra828 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:20 pm

Show me the way to go home.....we sang this at the end of term at Hertford.

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Post by chaosriddenyears » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:34 am

In 2's we sang "Goodbyee, don't cryee" after Auld Lang Syne in house for the leavers.

On coaches we also sang "There was one in the bed and the little one said, "Roll Over"!

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Post by mvgrogan » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:46 pm

three blind jellyfish!
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by kerrensimmonds » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:27 pm

I'd forgotten. Going under the arches into Liverpool Street Station we'd sing 'Auld Lang Syne' and then 'Goodbyeee, don't cryeee' (which, yes, we also sang in 2's on the last night of term). The other passengers must have thought we were mad.
Because it was a scheduled train from Hertford East to Liverpool Street, yet filled with children from the outset (did we populate the train by House?) the other poor passengers along the line must have got a raw deal. I remember pacts that someone (or more than one person) would burst out into a coughing fit (sounding very infectious....) at any of the stopping stations when an innocent passenger tried to open the carriage door....
I remember the very curious feeling when I went back to Hertford by train, for my first Old Girls' Day. Lots of familiar faces, yet here we ourselves were the general public!
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