#02178
Never Been There Before (The Punters) videos
#578: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

She'd never been there before;
She'd never been there before.
A young man asked her recently,
To come and sit upon his knee.
He tickled her in the ribs,
And he filled her with delight;
She'd never been there before,
But now she goes there every night.

Me sister Sue was always
such a silly little goon,
She never really understood
the proper way to swoon;
A young man asked her recently
to sit upon his knee,
When she at last consented
she behaved so bashfully.

She'd never been there before,
She'd never been there before.
She seemed so proud when Mister Brown,
Began to bounce her up and down.
He tickled her in the ribs,
And he thrilled her with delight;
She'd never been there before,
But now she goes there every night.

A friend of mine whose husband
was a stingy little man,
Resolved herself to work upon
a good old fashion plan;
While Willy was sleeping fast one night
she said I'll take a chance,
Got out of bed and dove into
the pockets of Willy's pants.

She'd never been there before,
She'd never been there before.
But she was awful pleased to see,
That Willy was sleeping peacefully.
She only took half a buck,
And it filled her with delight;
She'd never been there before,
But now she goes there every night.

One night a burly policeman
was walking on his beat,
He happened to shine his flashlight
in the alley down the street;
The cook was standing in the door;
she said, "Oh, deary me,
I feel so terrible lonesome.
Will you keep me company?"

He'd never been there before,
He'd never been there before.
He gave the cook a regular treat,
Along with a lovely roast of meat.
He tickled her in the ribs,
And he filled her with delight;
She'd never been there before,
But now she goes there every night.

She'd never been there before;
She'd never been there before.
A young man asked her recently,
To come and sit upon his knee.
He tickled her in the ribs,
And he filled her with delight;
She'd never been there before,
But now she goes there every night.

####.... Johnny Burke [1851-1930] ....####
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The variant in the video above was recorded by The Punters (Will You Wait, trk#8, Loggerhead Records, Toronto, Ontario, 2000).

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The video below features the Wonderful Grand Band in 1980 performing a blend of two Johnny Burke ballads, Never Been There Before and The Kelligrew's Soiree at the Chalet Lounge, TCH, St John's NL, with Ron Hynes, Sandy Morris, Glenn Simmons, Jamie Snider, Ian Perry, and Rocky Wiseman.

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#2415: YouTube video by rocky wiseman
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

A variant was recorded as Never Been There Before by the Irish Descendants (Rollin' Home, trk#8, WEA, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario, 1998).

A variant was also recorded as She's Never Been There Before by Corey and Trina (Corey & Trina III, trk#11, Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville, NL, 1980).

Another variant was recorded as She's Never Been There Before by John White with the Ray Walsh Band (Voice Of Newfoundland, trk#6, International Artists, Toronto, Ontario, 1966).



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