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Dirty Dick and Little Nell?

Elise 02 Mar 01 - 04:05 AM
Lady McMoo 02 Mar 01 - 04:32 AM
Fiolar 02 Mar 01 - 05:17 AM
GUEST,Noel 02 Mar 01 - 10:36 AM
Malcolm Douglas 02 Mar 01 - 11:35 AM
Dicho 07 Feb 02 - 10:54 PM
GUEST,Skiboo 08 Feb 02 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,Limey 06 Nov 10 - 12:23 PM
Steve Gardham 06 Nov 10 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,Derek 01 Jan 12 - 03:43 PM
GUEST 14 Aug 12 - 05:11 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 14 Aug 12 - 07:36 AM
Snuffy 14 Aug 12 - 12:32 PM
GUEST 05 Oct 12 - 07:22 PM
GUEST 08 Nov 12 - 05:28 PM
GUEST 22 Feb 13 - 07:00 PM
GUEST,\bob 07 May 13 - 09:28 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 07 May 13 - 01:34 PM
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Subject: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: Elise
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 04:05 AM

Mark Knopfler has a new song playing on the radio, and the last line is "the ghost of Dirty Dick is still in search of Little Nell". The only thing I could find that this might be a reference to is a dirty song called Eskimo Nell. Sounds kind of like something from Robert Service. Anyone know the reference?


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 04:32 AM

Well Dirty Dick's is the name of a pub in Bishopsgate, London, famous in Victorian times and named after Nathaniel Bentley, who reportedly earned the nickname due to his reluctance to wash or clean up after him.

Little Nell is the character Nell Trent in Charles Dicken's novel The Old Curiosity Shop, also written in Victorian times.

This is my guess at the origin of Mark Knofler's song.

Regards,

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: Fiolar
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 05:17 AM

The words of Eskimo Nell are to be found in the Digibase and there is a mention of "Deadeye Dick."


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST,Noel
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 10:36 AM

I think this has somthing to do with two people out of the T.V.soap eastenders.


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 11:35 AM

That was Dirty Den.


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: Dicho
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 10:54 PM

There is a fully extended version of Eskimo Nell in the DT, but it has been contaminated by some Eng----man, with uncouth words such as arse (or should I write that "a--e" for the squeamish) rather than the genteel ass, and with some words a few letters short of a definition such as quim, etc. There is also, on the part of Abby Sale, a failure to recognize words and phrases that are North American as well as Brit such as "get the wind up" and "queue" (well-nigh universal among those of us who speak the only Chosen language). Harrumph!
For a purer version of this steal from poor old Robert Service (See Touch-the-Button Nell and a dozen or so of his other poems) hit on: NELL
The damn thing is too long to copy and the website manager, Pete Bevin, has done a good job, so go to the above to peruse it.


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST,Skiboo
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 05:07 PM

Poem from school days....not taught IN school!!

At the well sat Little Nell Was she waiting for her lover? Was she! ******* hell! Along the road came Dirty Dick He worked upon a lugger He wasn't fit to shovel **** The dirty ******* bugger. He took her up a shady lane Although it was unlawful And when he took her knickers down The smell was ******* awful.

Does anyone know the rest of this 'poem'?


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST,Limey
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 12:23 PM

The verse you quote "He took..." is often rendered differently in order to fit in with the next few lines
He took her to a wayside inn where everything was lawful
But when she took her knickers down the stink was **** awful.

He laid her on the bed that night, the sheets as black as charcoal
He f*****ed her till her tits were blue and sparks came out her ****hole.


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 05:01 PM

The moon shone on the village green
It shone on little Nell
Was she picking buttercups?
Was she bloody hell!
She was waiting for her lover,
The mucky lord and bugger.
He wasn't fit to carry shit
From one arse to another.
He laid her on the grassy turf,
He knew it was unlawful,
And when he pulled her knickers down
The smell was bloody awful.

Three months later belly swells,
Six months later all is well,
Nine months later, what a shock,
Out jumped a bastard with a paralysed cock!

This is by no means complete, but all I can remember from my 50s childhood in Hull. Delivered in true monologue style a la 'The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God'.


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST,Derek
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 03:43 PM

the version I remember although not complete went like this;

The moon sone on the village green
It also shone on nell
Where she pumped the water
Where she fucked liked hell
Now Nell she had a lover
He was a filthy bugger he wasn't fit to shovel
shit from one place to another
He took her to the village inn, which he knew was not lawful
And when he pulled her pants down the stink was ruddy awful
Now Nell she ran across the village green
The bastard he pursued her
The white of an egg rolled down her leg
The bastard he had screwed her
3 months later all goes well
6 months later she begins to swell
9 months she went pop out came a bastard with a cast iron cock


I CAN'T REMEMBER THE MIDDLE PART. HOWEVER IN FINISHES

In the court nowt to say'
10 at home and one away

???????????????????

On his tombstone plainly lacquered
The epitaph, " Just fucking knackered"


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 05:11 AM

He laid her on a snow white bed, his hand as black has charcoal.
and in the dark he missed his mark and shoved it up her arsahole.


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 07:36 AM

A version also here: Mess Songs and Rhymes of the RAAF 1939-1945

Mick


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 12:32 PM

I've always associated the ... as black as charcoal couplet not with Little Nell, but rather with

There was a priest
A dirty beast
His name was Alexander


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 07:22 PM

Though it could have something to do with dickens or these old dirty poems I think it is a reference to a london pub (and its owner)

Wikipedia

Dirty Dick's is a venerable pub in Bishopsgate, London, United Kingdom, a short walk from Liverpool Street station. The Young's tied house pub sells a range of real ales and other beers on draught and in bottles and boasts three separate bars on different levels. [edit] History
Its name refers to its original owner, an ironmonger called Nathaniel Bentley, who suffered a nervous breakdown after his fiancée Nell died the day before their wedding. He locked the room in which the wedding feast was laid out and never cleaned the house again. When he died in 1804 his shop was sold, eventually being converted into a pub. His dead stuffed cats and other possessions were put on display. It was cleared up in the 1980s for health and safety reasons, although it still retains much of its character.


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 05:28 PM

the moon shone on the village green,
it also shone on Nell.
Was she waiting for her lover?
Was she bloody hell.
along came Dirty Dick,
The Captain of a Tugger.
He wasn't fit to shovel shit,
The dirty stinking bugger.
He took her to his cabin,
I am sure it wasnt lawful
And when he pulled his trousers down,
The stink was something awfl.
he laid her on his bed
His hand as black as coal
And fucked her till her cunt was raw,
And sparks flew from her arsehole


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 07:00 PM

The moon shone on the village green
It shone on little Nell
Was she pumping water from the well?
Was she f***ing hell

She was waiting for her lover
The captain of a luger
Who was not fit to shovel s**t
From on deck to another

He took her to the village inn
It really wasn't lawfull
And when he took his trousers down
The stink was f***ing awful

He laid her on a feather bed
His heart was black as charcoal
And in the dark he missed his mark
And shoved it up her arse hole

Then Nell ran off accross the green
But the bastard he pursued her
The white of an egg ran down her leg
The fithy swine had screwed her

The babe was born on Christmas morn
They called it bastard Nell
Was it worth tupence halfpenny?
Was it f***cking hell!


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST,\bob
Date: 07 May 13 - 09:28 AM

I've been trying to find this for ages! The only lines I remember are" Little Nell lay on the bed a sighin & a sobbin, her lover said uncross your legs cos I cant get my nobbin!


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Subject: RE: Dirty Dick and Little Nell?
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 07 May 13 - 01:34 PM

Little Nell was a Colliers Daughter- innocent, sweet seventeen
Shall I tell you the story of Nellie?

reply... 'Yes, ?? but keep it clean'

plenty more if you want it or look up Billy Bennett's monologues..

just another 'Little Nell'


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