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GUEST,Sieffe 05 May 04 - 05:28 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST,Sieffe
Date: 05 May 04 - 05:28 PM

This was a song my father was able to sing and it has whistles, farts,snorts interposed between the repeated words at the end of each line. I was hoping to get all the words and recreate it for him in his old age (not so subtle revenge, huh? hahahaha!) Seriously, if anyone out there knows the origin etc. . thank you in advance
Cheers, Sieffe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: s&r
Date: 05 May 04 - 05:55 PM

Suzanne is a funniful man?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST,Lindswidder
Date: 05 May 04 - 05:57 PM

There's an old thread about this song somewhere....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: s&r
Date: 05 May 04 - 05:58 PM

this one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 06 May 04 - 03:09 PM

I don't think the dirtyold man is related to the Old Sow (if you see what i mean). A kid's rhyme in the 1930s went:

Dan, Dan, dirty old man
Washed his face in a frying pan;
Combed his hair with the leg of a chair...

and I've forgotten the rest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 May 04 - 04:19 PM

Billy Weeks: Sounds like a variation on Old Dan Tucker

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: Joe_F
Date: 06 May 04 - 06:51 PM

Is there perhaps some relation to Dan, Dan, the lavatory man?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 06 May 04 - 07:36 PM

oh! I hope so...I thought I was perhaps the only person to remember him....!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 07 May 04 - 05:42 AM

Nigel: I'd not thought of that,but I think you could be right.   Most urban kids in the 30s would have seen minstrel troupes (largely amateur by then) and Dan Tucker probably showed up from time to time and got transformed.   

Joe F: I'd forgotten him, too. Clearly related, in a non-hygienic sort of way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 07 May 04 - 06:26 AM

ooooooooo

I've just been given and OLD book of bawdy songs... I'll have a look in it over the weekend for you...

Ella

can't think why I was given a book of bawdy songs!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 07:39 AM

gawd my dad used to sing this to us too...I thought he had made it up!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 08:29 AM

I have heard this one from the 1950s in Aust too. It has whistles, farts, snorts interposed between the repeated words at the end of each line. The 'performance trick' of this piece that all the sounds were made by mouth - and you really had to focus to keep it right - usually done fairly fast too. I remember doing it as a kid, but have forgotten it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST,Harry
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 01:40 AM

Dan, Dan, was a dirty old man
Washed his face in a frying Pan,
Combed his hair with a Donkey's tail
And scratched his belly with his big toe nail.

Iremenmber this very well from the 1930's<


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 06:01 PM

"Speaking of pigs, does anyone else remember 'Suzanne is a Funniful Man,' a song sung with an array of amusing pig-noises as part of the lyrics? I cannot do it, to my grief.

There was a fine farmer who had a fat sow
(snort)-ow, (squeak)-ow (pbbbbtttt)-diddly-ow

Suzanne is a funniful man! O Rings of the Rosealeee! Suzanne is funniful man!

etc, the sow has a certain number of pigs (snort-igs, squeal-igs, raspberry-diddly-igs) and the first is made into sausages (snort-ausages, squeal-ausages, raspberry-diddly-ausages) and so on through an array of pork products.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: olddude
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 06:08 PM

I resemble those remarks

Dan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 09:33 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P0XlfNsb6gc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 03:32 PM

At least a dozen previous threads.
try 'The Old Sow'
It started life in the early 19thc supper rooms as 'Little Pigs' and got a big boost in the 1920s when recorded on 78 by Albert Richardson. It is this recorded version that everybody's dad remembers!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST,Sieffe
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 04:52 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P0XlfNsb6gc

thank you everyone! This link is the one! . . .have a good (snort)ood (whistle) ood day!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 02:05 PM

Dan Dan The Dirty Old Man
Washed his face in a frying pan
Combed his hair with a donkey's tail
And scratched his belly with his big toe nail.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:10 AM

I always thought this was a sea chanty from Nantucket where my grandfather came from. He use to sing/say it to us.

The last line is:

and died with a tooth pick in his ear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST,katie
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 05:30 PM

We always said:
Dan, Dan, the dirty man
Washed his face in a frying pan
Combed his hair with the leg of a chair
Died with a toothpick in his ear.
This was a rhyme my mother said to us if we didn't wash in the morning before we went to school.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST,Sue Waller
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 04:12 AM

This rhyme was said in the 1950's too in Wales.

Dan, Dan the dirty old man
Washed his face in a frying pan
Combed his hair with the leg of a chair
Dan, Dan the dirty old man.

I never heard another verse.
Goodness knows where it came from originally. I don't remember any noises going with it though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 01:15 AM

Dan, Dan, the dirty man
Washed his face in a frying pan
Combed his hair with the leg of a chair
and told his mother he didn't care


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 07:29 PM

I read it as a children's book in primary school. My teacher had a big version of it and we had the little ones to follow in. All I remember is:

Dan, Dan, the dirty man
Washed his face in a frying pan
Combed his hair with the leg of a chair...

...and it keeps on getting worse and worse. There are more lines, but I can't remember it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: GUEST,Valerie
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 05:15 PM

Growing up as a child in Ireland, there was an old man called Dan at the end of the road...

We would run past and whisper sniggering...

Dan, Dan Dirty old Man,
Washed his hair in a frying pan, combed his hair with the lef of a chir, Dan Dan dirty old man...

I dont recall any other verses. Old man Tucker sung by Bruce has very similar words, and I wonder if the old song crossed the atlantic and like so many other songs....got transformed over the years in the US....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Idley(?) Dan was a dirty old man * an #
From: Amergin
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 05:21 PM

When I saw the title I thought this was going to be about olddude....


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