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ADD: Joyce the Librarian (Stilgoe & Skellern)

weymouthfolk 18 Sep 09 - 09:09 AM
Noreen 18 Sep 09 - 09:25 AM
Mr Happy 18 Sep 09 - 09:29 AM
weymouthfolk 18 Sep 09 - 10:44 AM
sing4peace 18 Sep 09 - 05:58 PM
Joe Offer 18 Sep 09 - 06:48 PM
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Subject: Joyce the Librarian
From: weymouthfolk
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 09:09 AM

Doesa anyone know whwere I can find the words to "joyce the librarian" or indeed it could be "joice the librarian" - I lost my recording by the houghton weavers and am searching for the words, they are not in the digital library.


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Subject: LYR ADD: Joyce the Librarian
From: Noreen
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 09:25 AM

JOYCE THE LIBRARIAN
(Richard Stilgoe & Peter Skellern)

Joyce the librarian
Strict vegetarian
Forty and living with mum.
Wears sandals and glasses
Attends evening classes
And wonders if romance will come.
Though she'd never been kissed
It's not something she'd missed
Until some weeks before;
When George, a rotarian,
Handsome lotharian,
Walked through the library door.

George was unmarried
And the torch that Joyce carried
Was burning a hole in her heart
She wanted to show him
But didn't yet know him
She didn't know where to start
So with growing abhorrence
She read D.H. Lawrence
To glean a few ideas . . .
Which she turned down flat
She couldn't do that
Not in a million years!!

Joyce the librarian
Strict vegetarian
Was burning with animal lust
Alarming sensations
Strange palpitations
A mix of delight and disgust
So she busied herself
Rearranging the shelf
To try to control her dreams.
Joyce the librarian
The disciplinarian
Was falling apart at the seams.

The very next day
She kept out of the way
When George returned his books
But with growing conviction
She wandered through "Fiction"
And threw him some longing looks.
And when George joined the queue
She knew just what to do,
She smiled and removed her specs . .
Then looked in horror
'Cause he'd come to borrow
"The Further Joy of Sex".

Perhaps because latterly
She'd read "Lady Chatterley"
Something just snapped in her head;
She gave herself gladly,
Wildly, madly,
To George that night in his bed.
But then just as she'd feared
George disappeared
Some other librarian to woo.
Now there's a sob in her voice
As both book and Joyce
Are a fortnight over due.

Very easily found by Googling.   :0)

            -Noreen the Librarian


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Subject: RE: Joyce the Librarian
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 09:29 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-eRRxW0onk


Seems like same tune as 'They don't write 'em like that anymore'


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Subject: RE: Joyce the Librarian
From: weymouthfolk
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 10:44 AM

thanks people for assistance..pity about the Youtube..but I have a 64 bit system and flash player is needed for U tube clips, and guess what..no 64 bit support yet for adobe flash player..which makes all those You tube clips unwatchable!!!


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Subject: RE: Joyce the Librarian
From: sing4peace
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 05:58 PM

Thanks for that - best laugh I've had all day.

Joyce the Libran


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Subject: RE: Joyce the Librarian
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 06:48 PM

This YouTube recording by Liz Ryan is very good, too.

....and it led me to this terrific video which has nothing to do with librarians.

YouTube sure can be fun, now that I have broadband.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: ADD: Joyce the Librarian (Stilgoe & Skellern)
From: GUEST,Frustrated Mezzo
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 04:34 PM

Hi,

Ive been trying to find the sheet music to Joyce the Librarian as I'd like to sing it in a singing festival but can't seem to find it anywhere. Any one have any ideas of where I could find it?

Thanks very much :)


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