#02692
Twice Daily (Shanneyganock) videos
#1101: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

When I was a lad I was very glad,
To work out in the daytime;
With me fork, and a bottle and a cork,
To work out in the hay time.
Tossin' hay one fine day,
I met young Lucy Bailey;
I said, "My dear, are you often here?"
She said, "Yes sir, twice daily."

With me rumble dee, and a rumble da,
And a rumble do da randy;
With me rye dell dee, and a rye dell da,
And a rye dell dee, twice daily.

We we had such fun in the summer sun,
Lucy was so thrillin';
So sweet and pure but I wasn't sure,
If that young girl was willin'.
Until one day amongst the hay,
As we were workin' gaily;
When she ups and slips and her garter ripped,
And I went there twice daily.

With me rumble dee, and a rumble da,
And a rumble do da randy;
With me rye dell dee, and a rye dell da,
And a rye dell dee, twice daily.

Lucy's dad was very mad,
He chased me 'round the hay barn;
He said "My son, now you had your fun,
The time has come to pay now."
"My girl you'll wed," the old man said,
As he waved his shotgun gaily;
"If you don't," he said, "I'll pump you full o' lead,
And you won't go there twice daily"

With me rumble dee, and a rumble da,
And a rumble do da randy;
With me rye dell dee, and a rye dell da,
And a rye dell dee, twice daily.

So the very next day in the month of May,
We held a ceremony;
And we paid off the vicar with a gallon of liquor,
And we rode to the church on a pony.
To Lucy's joy we had a boy,
Oh, what a little darlin';
He was round and fat as a Chester cat,
And perky as a starlin'.

With me rumble dee, and a rumble da,
And a rumble do da randy;
With me rye dell dee, and a rye dell da,
And a rye dell dee, twice daily.

So now we're old, our story's told,
Of forty years together;
Though we often stray where we once tossed hay,
In the old time summer weather.
Kids we've got ten or more,
We goes on quite gaily;
Though I'm old and grey when I gets my way,
I still go there twice daily.

With me rumble dee, and a rumble da,
And a rumble do da randy;
With me rye dell dee, and a rye dell da,
And a rye dell dee, twice daily.

With me rumble dee, and a rumble da,
And a rumble do da randy;
With me rye dell dee, and a rye dell da,
And a rye dell dee, twice daily.

####.... Variant of a comic song by Alan John (Adge) Cutler of Adge Cutler and The Wurzels ....####
One of Cutler's best known and loved songs, Twice Daily was released as a B-Side on his band's first single Drink Up Thy Zyder in 1967. It was deemed too raunchy and was subsequently banned by the BBC. The British scrumpy and western band, Adge Cutler And The Wurzels (1966-1974) was renamed The Wurzels after a traffic accident caused the death of Alan John Cutler [1931-1974]. The band was prominent in the 1970s with recordings of comic songs performed in a localized accent.

This variant and the video above are from an arrangement recorded by Shanneyganock (Scallywags, trk#3, 2002, Avondale Music Ltd, St John's, NL, recorded and engineered at Great Big Studio and Kenmount Studio by Spencer Crewe.


See more songs by Shanneyganock.

Until the late 1970s, in the port of Chester, Cheshire County, England, south of Liverpool and close to the border with Wales, a monument to a smiling cat stood beside the River Dee where there had formerly been a cheese warehouse. It was said that cats sitting on the dock would wait for the rats and mice to leave the ships that transported Cheshire cheese to London, and they were the fattest and happiest cats in the kingdom; hence the grins of the Chester cats so popularized by Louis Carroll's Cheshire cat in Alice In Wonderland. The monument was destroyed when Copfield House, which stood on the site of the warehouse, was demolished in 1979.

The video below features a variant recorded on the last complete album released by Harry Hibbs before his death (A Musical Tour Of Ireland, trk#9, 1982, Fantasia Records and Tapes, Mississauga, Ontario); and (Bell Island Boy, trk#9, 1995 CD, a special limited edition of 1000 CDs produced by Marty Hibbs to help fund the Harry Hibbs Memorial Park scheduled to open on Bell Island that year).


See more songs by Harry Hibbs.

#1891: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~


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