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Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days

Steve Parkes 13 Nov 98 - 03:16 AM
Bert 13 Nov 98 - 08:55 AM
Steve Parkes 18 Nov 98 - 08:13 AM
Joe Offer 18 Nov 98 - 01:05 PM
Steve Parkes 05 Jul 02 - 10:54 AM
GUEST,FanshawBayCve70@aol.com 29 Jul 02 - 12:30 PM
Kenny B 29 Jul 02 - 04:23 PM
Steve Parkes 07 Jul 03 - 03:22 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Jul 03 - 09:23 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Jul 03 - 09:31 AM
Steve Parkes 08 Jul 03 - 11:20 AM
Tam the Bam (Nutter) 08 Jul 03 - 12:10 PM
Billy the Bus 08 Jul 03 - 12:30 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Jul 03 - 08:05 PM
GUEST,Brian 04 Oct 05 - 04:29 PM
cobber 09 Oct 05 - 10:08 PM
GUEST,MikeG 28 Mar 06 - 12:05 PM
GUEST,Dave Dixey 16 Sep 06 - 07:48 AM
GUEST,Kenny B Sans kuki 20 Sep 06 - 06:44 PM
GUEST,sang as WW2 army song 24 May 09 - 12:58 PM
GUEST,Guest 25 Jul 09 - 08:09 PM
Steve Gardham 26 Jul 09 - 06:19 PM
GUEST,Looking for the entire lyric for 24 Oct 12 - 12:57 PM
GUEST,999 24 Oct 12 - 01:13 PM
GUEST,Jak 21 Jun 14 - 08:31 AM
GUEST,# 21 Jun 14 - 10:08 AM
GUEST,Anne Neilson 21 Jun 14 - 03:26 PM
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Subject: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 13 Nov 98 - 03:16 AM

Anyone out there know the words to the comic song "Eleven more months and ten more days"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: ELEVEN MORE MONTHS AND TEN MORE DAYS
From: Bert
Date: 13 Nov 98 - 08:55 AM

Wow! I can't believe I couldn't find this in DT.
Oh well, here goes from memory.
ELEVEN MORE MONTHS AND TEN MORE DAYS

A kind old lady called on me, she was just too good to live.
She asked me all about myself, my pedigree to give
She said to me "What brought you here" and the tears began to drop.
I said "A Black Maria and a great big Irish Cop"

Chorus..
In eleven more months and ten more days
I'll be out of the calaboose.
In eleven more months and ten more days
They're gonna turn me loose.

A stranger passing by my cell, just the other day.
I called him from my window and I said "Now stranger say,
can you tell me what time it is" And he looked me in the face,
said "What do you care what time it is, you ain't goin' any place."

Chorus..
A guy in another cell asked me, "How long are you in here for"
I told him I was here eleven months and ten days more
"I'm in here 'till tomorrow" he said. I said "you're a son of a gun,
You're a lucky guy" He said "Hell Why, tomorrow I'm gonna be hung"

Chorus..
Another guy with a ten year stretch got three years off his list,
for being a model prisoner, so I shook him by the fist.
They're having a celebration for that lucky son of a gun,
because his Father's awful proud to have such a wonderful son.

Chorus..
We play baseball once a week, you should see the score
Every player steals the base, they've stolen things before.
We would like you folks to see us when we play
but they built a wall around the place to keep the crowds away.

Chorus..

I'm sure there were more verses we used to sing but I can't recall them at the moment. Bert.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ELEVEN MORE MONTHS AND TEN MORE DAYS
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 18 Nov 98 - 08:13 AM

Thanks, Bert. I remember some odd lines:

I'm in the hoosegow 20 days, just 20 days ago
I met the judge, a kind old judge who was feeling fine and so
He gave me just a year in gaol, a sociable sort of a gink,
All on accunt of a gallon of corn that I thought I could drink.

Well, I came home on Friday night as drunk as I could be.
I saw a hat upon the rack where my hat ought to be.
"Now what is that?" I asked my wife. "It's a frying pan!" said she,
But a frying pan with a hat band on I never before did see!


The warden said "We'd like to [...]
And give you lots of different sports [...]
[...] What sport would you like?"
I said "If it's all the same to you, I'd like to go on a hike."
(This last verse goes before the baseball verse)

I had an old 78 disc of this, with "Will the angels play their harps for me?" on the other side, by a different artist. It got lost many years ago in a house move.


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Subject: RE: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Nov 98 - 01:05 PM

Hey, Steve - that one line about Friday night seems to come from a different song, one of many variations of Our Goodman. My brain mixes songs together like that, too. So does the "folk process," for that matter....
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 10:54 AM

Refresh -- for Dave Bryant! Any more gaps filled?


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Subject: RE: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: GUEST,FanshawBayCve70@aol.com
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 12:30 PM

July 29, 2002 On leaving church yesterday I sang the first few lines of "eleven more months" to a group of younger folks (to me everyone is) I was very surprised to learn none of them had ever heard this favorite of mine. I don't remember any of the other lyrics after the first part....."I'll be out of the calaboose" Was pleased to find additional lyrics on the web site. I will print them off. thanks. dave Lewis


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: Kenny B
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 04:23 PM

Here is a recording at Rose the Record Lady 11 More months & TenMore days by Vernon Delhart


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Subject: A happy bunny!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 03:22 AM

On Saturday I found a copy of the 78 I lost! It's unbelievably noisy, but the sound cleaned up far better than I'd expected, after some time with GoldWave. "Chuffed" is not a sufficiently strong word for how I feel!

Steve


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Subject: Lyr Add: ELEVEN MORE MONTHS AND TEN MORE DAYS
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 09:23 AM

Joe Offer: Yes, it is strange that this song contains a verse from FIVE NIGHTS DRUNK, but that's the way Vernon Dalhart sings it. Maybe Dalhart inserted that verse to give a suggestion of how he ended up in jail. The song was written by Arthur Fields & Fred Hall in 1930, but I don't know how closely Dalhart stuck to the words they wrote.

Below my transcription of the Vernon Dalhart recording at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites.

It was also recorded by [in no particular order] Lone Star Ranger (John White), Gunboat Billy, Mack Allen (V. Dalhart), Billy Cotton & His Band, Al Craver (V. Dalhart), Bert Ambrose and his Orchestra, Jack Hylton and his Orchestra (There is a sound file on this page.), The Borstal Collegians, Al Bowlly, the Sons of the Pioneers, Johnny Bond, The Rhythmic Eight (sound file here), Dick Unteed, and Frank Dudgeon.

Am I right in thinking most of those guys are British, and the song is better known in Britain than in the US? I had never heard of it myself, before this thread.

Maybe someone with a better grasp of British accents would like to try transcribing the other 2 versions that I gave links to.

The tune is familiar, though the words are not. It sounds a bit like Draft Dodger Rag, but with fewer notes per measure. I have a hunch the tune is older than the song. Anybody recognize it?

ELEVEN MORE MONTHS AND TEN MORE DAYS
(As sung by Vernon Dalhart)

1. I'm in the hoosegow twenty days. Just twenty days ago
I met the judge, the kind old judge, who was feeling fine and so
He gave me just a year in jail, a sociable sort of a gink,
All on account of a gallon of corn that I thought I could drink.

2. Now, I came home one Sat'day night as tight as I could be.
I saw a hat on top of the rack where my hat ought to be.
"What is that?" I asked my wife. "It's a frying pan," said she,
But a frying pan with a hat band on I never before did see.

CHORUS: Oh, in eleven more months and ten more days
I'll be out of the calaboose.
In eleven more months and ten more days
They're gonna turn me loose.

3. The other day the warden said, "We'd like to bring you cheer,
And give you lots of different sports while you are staying here.
Now, just what athletic do you think that you would like?"
I said, "If it's all the same to you, I'd like to go on a hike."

4. Now, we play baseball once a week, and you should see the score!
Every player steals the base. They've stolen things before.
There's lots of folks would like to come and see us when we play,
But they built a wall around the place to keep the crowd away. CHORUS

5. A visitor passing by my cell, just the other day,
I called him from my window and I said, "Now, stranger, say,
Can you tell me what time it is?" He looked me in the face,
And said, "What do you care what time it is? You ain't going anyplace."

6. A bird in another cell asked me, "How long are you in here for?"
I told him that I'd be here eleven months and ten days more.
"I'm here until tomorrow," said he. I said, "You son of a gun!
You're a lucky guy." He said, "Am I? Tomorrow I'm gonna be hung." CHORUS

7. Another guy with a ten-year stretch got three years off his bit
For being a model prisoner, so I shook him by the mitt.
They're giving a celebration for that lucky son of a gun,
Because his father's awful proud to have such a wonderful son. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 09:31 AM

Sorry, I was mistaken. The "Rhythmic Eight" web page contains a discography that lists "Eleven More Months and Ten More Days," but no sound file.


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 11:20 AM

Jim, that's word for word the same as sung on my disc, the Lone Star Ranger version. I wonder if it was a contractual work-around? The other side is by someone else.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: Tam the Bam (Nutter)
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 12:10 PM

I have a 78 recording of the song.

Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 12:30 PM

Steve - many thanks for the thread revival - one of the earliest songs I recall my dear old dad singing (chorus only) in the 40s.

cheers - Sam


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Subject: Lyr Add: ELEVEN MORE MONTHS AND TEN MORE DAYS
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 08:05 PM

Jack Hylton and his Orchestra recorded a version that spans both sides of a 78-rpm record. Mostly the lyrics are the same as the ones I posted above, but with a few words changed, e.g. football instead of baseball, stealing a goal instead of stealing a base. It also had 3 more verses. (I don't think it matters much where you insert them.) There are a couple of doubtful phrases:

I've lived here forty years. It doesn't seem a day too much.
There ain't no palace in the land I'd swap for My Old Dutch.
Now for a song to tell about the jolly life we know,
And when we get to the chorus, boys, sing up and let it go.

They put a nice young fellow in the electric chair one day.
They asked him if he'd anything that he would like to say.
"I've always been a gentleman," said he, "and I insist, (?)
If there's a lady present, I'd like to give her my seat."

[In a mock-female voice:]
The warden said to me today, "How would you like a ride?"
"I think I'd like it awfully much, but do you think it wise?"
"How'd you like to wave my hair (?) just once or twice a week?"
I said, "What do you take me for?" and he kissed me on the cheek!


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 04:29 PM

There were, I think, two instalments of "In eleven more months and ten more days"

The second instalment started

I'm in the hoojah once again Just like I was before.
I got the same old stretch to do 'leven months and ten days more.
I got another year in jail and here's the reason why
I didn't like the wife's new hat so I socked her in the eye.

A guy got up before the judge he acted kind of sore.
The judge said, "Now it seems to me, I've seen your face before".
The prisoner said, "You bet you did, You see it every day.
I sell the best corn liquor that they make around this way.

That's all I can remember


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: cobber
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 10:08 PM

I had the same 78 forty years ago and I still sing Will The Angels Play Their Songs For Me but I've never been able to remember all of this one. Thanks folks. I remembered it as I've been in the lockup twenty days. So even in my the folk process must be going on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: GUEST,MikeG
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 12:05 PM

I used play this song on a 78 rpm wind-up Gramophone during World War 2 whilst at my Grand Fathers in Reading Berks where I was sent away from the bombing of London. Brings back great boyhood memories; only wish I knew who sang it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: GUEST,Dave Dixey
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 07:48 AM

You can see/hear the song here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8aEhJhWQ98


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: GUEST,Kenny B Sans kuki
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 06:44 PM

Another Verse from Billy Cotton Bandshow

A kind old lady came to me,
she was really too good to live,
She asked me all about myself
my pedigree to give,
She asked me how I got here
and the tears began to drop,
When I said a black Mariah
and a great big Irish cop,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: GUEST,sang as WW2 army song
Date: 24 May 09 - 12:58 PM

I remember my dad singing this chorus -- but for him (and his unit) it was sung as a WW2 air force refrain.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 08:09 PM

My dad was born in London England and came over around 1907. As a boy in the 1950's, I heard him singing the chorus, but the repeat went:

In eleven more months and ten more days
I'll tell ya' what ta do."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 11 more months & 10 more days
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 06:19 PM

Jim,
6 years late, but the tune is pretty close to 'Tommy Bell/ Rumpsy Bumpsy Ay' a music hall song, and to an extent the Geordie song 'Hey wor Nannie's a Mazor'. It also has affinity to 'The Laughing Policeman' but in a different metre.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: GUEST,Looking for the entire lyric for
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 12:57 PM

Looking for the entire lyric for Eleven More Months And Ten More Days. I know there are several verses but can only find one verse and the chorus online so far.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 01:13 PM

GUEST,Looking for the entire lyric for,

Look up the thread. Look waaay up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: GUEST,Jak
Date: 21 Jun 14 - 08:31 AM

Hi
Can anyone help with the chords to Eleven More Months and Ten More Days - there seems to be variation on the meldoys. Any help will be most appreciated

Jak


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Jun 14 - 10:08 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB8SsQ9yLDo

Both lyrics and chords are at that Youtube presentation of the song. That's one presentation, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: GUEST,Anne Neilson
Date: 21 Jun 14 - 03:26 PM

I've a strong memory of this song's chorus from a 78rpm record of my dad's in the early 1950s -- sung in (what seemed to me at the time) a loose American harmony style.
(I'm talking about UK recordings and possibly British radio connections, though I have no awareness of that.)

He had other 78s which seemed similar to me then, such as 'Swaller- tail Coat' --

          Gonna dress myself up in my swaller-tail coat,
          With a jingle in my pocket and a song in my throat.
          Gonna hold my head high, for my honey's reply -
          Put a million, billion rainbows in the sky (dee dum, dee dee dum ba dee ba dee dee
                                                                                                                                    dum.)

          We'll be honeymooning in the morning,
          We'll be honeymooning in the evening.
          Gonna count the minutes till the dawning
          When we'll sing love's sweet song (dee dee dum, dee dee dum ba dee ba dee dee
                                                                                                                               dum.)

And a name which sticks from that long-ago time is 'Troise and his Mandoliers' -- does this ring any bells with 'Catters?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Jun 14 - 03:36 PM

Troise and his Mandoliers can be found on Youtube.


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