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Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Series

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Subject: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Series
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 03:02 AM

Last Chance Saloon was a song that ran thru the several parts of a Western set story for Dr Who 1st Series - female singer. It was of course a version of "Gunfight at OK Corrall". Any leads? A Tune or chords would be nice too,

thanks,

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Series
From: Dita
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 05:00 AM

The video was released in the UK last year as part of a 1st Docter box set. The lyrics are to be found on the inside of the video sleeve. From what I remember it is quite a few verses long.

I could post it here when I get time, or send you a photocopy.

I haven't come across it, but a number of soundtracks have been released on CD.

The Dr Who page on the BBC Cult TV site would be a good place to start looking.

John.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Series
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 05:18 AM

Nothing useful songwise on the BBC Cult TV site.

The Gunfighters:

Individual Episode Titles:
A Holiday for the Doctor
Don't Shoot the Pianist
Johnny Ringo
The O K Corral

The song ran thru the whole 4 episodes and while it did repeat a lot of verses in each episode, there definitely were a lot of verses in total.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Ser
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 07:32 AM

The words are in the novelisation published years ago by Target in the UK years ago. If I can find my dusty copy and scan it in to OCR and copy it (too long to type at my speeds) before Dita does I will.

Although she doesn't appear in the programme the song is sung on the soundtrack by Lynda Baron (Nurse Gladys from "Open All Ours") IIRC.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAST CHANCE SALOON (from Dr. Who)
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 07:39 AM

a 2 second google search brought up this at this web site

So fill up your glasses
And join in the song
The Law's right behind you
And it won't take long.
So come, you coyotes,
And howl at the moon
Till there's blood upon the sawdust
In "The Last Chance" Saloon.

On your way then you cowboys
The time will be soon
When there's blood on the sawdust
In "The Last Chance" Saloon.

It's your last chance of cussing
At a gunfighter's doom
It's your last chance of nothing -
At "The Last Chance" Saloon.

With rings on their fingers
And bells on their toes
The girls come to Tombstone
In their high-silk hose.
They'll dance on the tables
Or sing you a tune
For what's in your wallet
At "The Last Chance" Saloon.

On your way then you cowboys
The time will be soon
When there's blood on the sawdust
In "The Last Chance" Saloon.

It's your last chance of boozing
Where there's no-one to mind
It's your last chance of losing
And the first place you find.

It's your last chance for givin'
It's your last chance of rye.
It's "The Last Chance" for Livin'
And the last place to die.

There's gamblers from Denver
There's guns from the South
And many a cowboy
With a dry, dry mouth.
There's a rag-time piano
And a small back room
For to sleep off your troubles
In "The Last Chance" Saloon.

Four Days ride from the Station
And you're leaving at noon -
Then your one consolation
Is "The Last Chance" Saloon.
You've a good chance of swinging
It's your last chance to hide
And your last chance of singing
Till your last long ride.

It's your last chance of cussing
At your hard-earned doom
It's your last chance of nothing -
At "The Last Chance" Saloon.

So pick him up gentle
And carry him slow
He's gone kind of mental
under Earp's heavy blow.

It's your last chance of earning
Your gunfighter's fee
The pay is in dollars
But the bullets are free.

So it's curtains for Charlie
That barman of fame
He met Johnny Ringo
And he knew Johnny's name.

He knew Johnny's name
And he spoke it out loud
Now Charlie the barman
Has gotten a shroud.

Johnny Ringo has found her
Johnny Ringo's found Kate
The gunslinger's got her
Now what is her fate?

Johnny Ringo has seen her
She's coming his way
Johnny Ringo and Katie
Were lovers, they say.

It's curtains for Warren
They gunned the kid down
And them bad cruel outlaws
Are heading for town
So the Earps and the Clantons
Are aimin' to meet
At the OK Corral near
Calamity Street.

It's the OK Corral, boys
Of gun-fightin' fame
Where the Earps and the Clantons
They Played out their game.

They played out their game and
We nevermore shall
Hear a story the like of
The OK Corral.

So the cards they are drawn and
The chips they are down
Them outlaws and lawmen
Are headin' for town.

So them bad cruel outlaws
Are meeting up soon
And they've had their last drink in
"The Last Chance" Saloon.

So it's curtains for Ike and
For Billy and Phin.
Them bad cruel out laws
Has paid for their sin.

They paid for their sin and
They lost on the draw.
For the Earps they was faster
And they was the law.

So beware all you cowboys
Who's a-yearning' to sin
If the Earps is the lawmen
You ain't gonna win.

There also appears to be a sound file but it's not playing on my machine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Series
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 07:50 AM

Thanks very much.

it appears that the Dr Who fans thought this was the worst episode ever. The ABC (Oz) are playing the whole run - obviously as a build up to the new series - and I caught most of this one. I thought this was teh best cleverest, wittiest Dr Who show ever.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Ser
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 08:31 AM

Oh there's much worse than that.......

I find it an enjoyable romp.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Series
From: Dita
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 09:03 AM

Well found Kevin, saves my old fingers.

I bought the video box set last year and, because of all the bad press this story got, I watched the other two but left this one for months.

When I did watch it I got a pleasant surprise,as it is a very good show.

I guess some Who fans just don't get the wit. Colin Baker found that out too.

Cheers, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Ser
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 09:22 AM

I din't see the show, but there shore is a lot of bad history in that there song, pardner.

I shore do love the stories about Wyatt Earp and his brothers -- the one's that wuz called "The Fightin' Pimps" down there in Tombstone. And of course, at that gunfight next to Fly's Photographic Parlor -- the OK Corral was further down the street, but "The Gunfight In The Vacant Lot Next To Fly's Photographic Parlor" just don't sound the same -- the baddest man was Doc Holliday, who was totin' a sawed-off twelve gauge shotgun under his coat. And there's mucho evidence that the Earp bunch fired first.

As fer John Ringo -- ain't it said that the only man proved to be shot dead by John Ringo was John Ringo? Or am I thinkin' of some other shooter?

But like y'all say, it's a teevee show and they're not known fer accuracy.

"Speed's fine, but accuracy's final," as the old gunslinger said.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Series
From: clueless don
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 01:02 PM

Foolestroupe,

On 17 Feb 04 (07:50 AM), you said, in part:

"The ABC (Oz) are playing the whole run - obviously as a build up to the new series ... "

What's this about a new series? Will we be seeing the ninth doctor (or have I lost count?) one of these days?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Ser
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 03:42 PM

All you need to know about the new series is probably at the outpost gallifrey web site. The new series information is at this page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Chance Saloon - Dr Who First Series
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 05:32 PM

I don't think the song is much worse than many other "folk & trad" songs - and it is definitely different from some done "on the circuit"... :-)

Robin


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