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Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC

Sandra in Sydney 24 Jul 13 - 06:32 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 06:32 AM

My friends Dallas & Jim heard Laurel sing this parody of Cookoo's Nest several years ago when they were on their annual trip to Britain.

The lines Dallas remembers are "Some like a man who has hairs upon his chest" and also "The man that I like best, who will cover up his belly with his thermal vest"

Our folk club is having a parodies night on Saturday & we'd love to include it. We've decided Margaret Walters would do it justice!

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 07:40 AM

The Damart Vest was an entry in the Maidenead Folk Club song writing competion about fifteen years back - Sorry , dont have any other information .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 08:46 AM

thanks, Leadfingers, now we have a title.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: ChillToad
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 09:20 AM

I heard this sung by a friend at a singing session I run here in Bath. On seeing this thread, I asked her where she got it and she has told me it was written as "The Thermal Vest" by Judy Hardman of Black Annis morris. Try http://www.blackannis.org/dances-songs-and-music.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE THERMAL VEST (Judy Hardman)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 10:06 AM

many thankyous, ChillToad - what a great collection of songs. I've written to Black Annis to thank Judy.

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THE THERMAL VEST
Words by Judy Hardman, Black Annis Women's Morris
Tune: Cuckoo's Nest

One morning in December I was feeling very cold
I came across a young man and said to him so bold
"Oh excuse me but I must admire the way in which you‟re dressed
You look so warm I'm sure you have a thermal vest"

CHORUS: Oh some like a man who never gives them any rest
And some like a man who has hairs upon his chest
But the man with something extra is the man I like the best
For covering his belly is his thermal vest

"Well really" said he "I am surprised you show no shame,
For I'll tell you plainly I know your little game
For me mother‟s often warned me to beware young women, lest
They try to clap their hands upon me thermal vest"

"Me darling" says I "You are afraid of me, I see
But I can assure you your honour's safe with me
So dont be apprehensive, and do not be distressed
I do not want your body, just your thermal vest"

Well he was most reluctant to let me have my way
I think he must have been afraid of what his mum might say
But by pleading and persuading I tried and did my best
And at last he let me wear his lovely thermal vest

So we kept each other warm through all the winter frost and snow
But when the summer came it was time for him to go
But still I sometimes think of him when I lay down to rest
Especially when I'm wearing his thermal vest

Black Annis Songbook


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 12:42 PM

I can, in my head, hear Margaret W singing this - I'm not sure whether I'll manage to be in the right place to hear her when the Roaring Forties come over to England next month, but I can always hope....!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 04:43 AM

it's definitely a Margaret Waters song!

If you can't meet her in England, why not go to Paimpol – Festival du Chant de Marin, Friday 9th – Sunday 11th, August.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: OldNicKilby
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 09:41 AM

Judy did a set at our local village Folk Evening. She was a bloody knockout and had the locals eating out of her hand. They loved her and I had quite a few great comments in the weeks that followed. I was hoping that Margaret would be coming to our Second Saturday when she came over where she would have met Judy, I thought that there would be ,shall we say, some synergy. Perhaps next time,
Sandra, you should have a serious look at the other "Black Annis " songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 05:29 AM

I think I need to send this thread to Margaret!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 09:53 AM

Another parody, and a good 'un

THE CUCKOO'S NEST
(John Shiels)

One morning fair in Janu'ry, as I roamed for curiosity
Down by a neighboring granary along the flowing tide
Where the solar rays perplexingly from THE ethereal canopy
Displayed a bright transparency, this maiden I espied.
She appeared to me some deity, in splendor she was dressed,
And courteously accosting me, these words she then expressed,
"If experienced in ontology, relate without tautology
The pristine aestheology of my cuckoo's nest."

I stood in great astonishment and swore I'd suffer banishment
Before I to her blandishment would amply comply
Dreading some calamity had tainted that curst cavity
Or else that same commodity my member might destroy.
Then instantly she flattered me, she swore she could not rest
And I candidly avow to you that I thought she was distressed
For to lay my hand upon her breast she swore she'd be forever blest
Had I a moment but caress'd her cuckoo's nest.

Now on hearing this repetition of her loose abandon'd condition
I took a quick transition and I journeyed on my way
But she then pursued me speedily, exhorting me most wickedly
Saying, "Sir, you see me sickly, so why DO you not obey?"
Her malady appeared to me an amatory pest
Unwillingly would I agree unto HER desired behest
She said, "Sir, your animosity excites my generosity
To show you the curiosity of my cuckoo's nest."

Then said I, "My lovely she, pray thank your own audacity
For having thus attracted me or else I'd not avail,
For it's oft I've heard in history how heroes of antiquity,
While striving to gain ascendancy, more often they did fail."
"And Solomon, the virtuous man, the wisest and the best
And Samson, whom the Philistynes in Gaza did arrest
Oh, Hector, Paris, ACHilles, Petrocleus and Hercules
All suffered with great Ulysses for the cuckoo's nest.

Then she said, "Kind sir, your colloquy is fraught with vain frivolity
Desist, unite in gallantry and join in harmony
And treat me satisfact'rily and I'll sound your name through Cathary
And all along to Drogheda, each town and barony."
I must confess I did my best, though knowing I transgress'd
And my arms I wrapped around her waist, and I closely her caressed
From one to ten this maid to me was lovely, pleased, and kind and free
'Til I at length was forced to flee from her cuckoo's nest.

Now I've travelled through Russia and Germany, and o'er the Alps through Italy
Around by the isle of Sicily and back again to Spain
Naples, Rome and Tuscany, DenMARK and Sweden and Normandy
The Netherlands and Saxony, though France and then Lorraine.
Silesia, Galicia, the Indies, East and West
Britannia and gay Tartary, which Mohammed did possess
But in all my rambles ne'er was I reduced to such a low degree
As I was when trying to satisfy her cuckoo's nest.

SOURCE: Frank Harte (Augusta Heritage Festival, July 1995)
note: Harte says:"the song was written by John Shiels the ballad
poet from Drogheda..he also wrote that other big ballad
'The Rights of Man' and many others." RPf
@Irish
filename[ CUCKNEST
RPf
oct96


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: GUEST,Judy Hardman - leicester
Date: 11 Aug 13 - 05:42 AM

sorry i didn't see this request earlier, but good to see that you found the words and the rest of the song book. Hope you enjoy singing them! I find it extremely gratifying to hear that they are being sung out. thanks for your comments! Judy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of 'Cuckoo's Nest' -TwickenhamFC
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 13 - 06:24 AM

Lovely


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