01/02/1974 The Good Old Days


01/02/1974

Leonard Sachs presents the old-time music hall show from the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. With Terry Scott, Georgia Brown, Ray Allen, Michel Gallois and Los Gauchos.


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APPLAUSE

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FANFARE

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CHEERING

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APPLAUSE

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Once again... CHEERING

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..good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Incontrovertibly... ALL: Ohh!

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..evocative... ALL: Ohh!

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..of preternaturally... ALL: Ohh!

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..inveterate... LAUGHTER

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..volubility and verbosity...

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ALL: Ohh! ..evaluating variety's virtuosi...

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MAN: Wahey! ..inaugurally for your edification...

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LAUGHTER

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..inestimably impeccable...

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the Players' Theatre!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# Oh, listen to the band

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# How merrily they play!

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# Oh, don't you think it's grand?

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# Hear everybody say

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# Oh, listen to the band

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# Who doesn't love to hark

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# To the shout of, "Here they come"

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# And the banging of the drum?

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# Oh, listen to the soldiers in the park

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# Georgie took me walking in the park

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# In the park

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# A lovely summer breeze was blowing through the trees

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# As we carved our initials on the bark

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# Georgie bade me sit upon his knees

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# For a squeeze 'neath the trees

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# But my mother told me never to sit down

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# But to keep on walking in the park

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# Why do the boys love all the girls?

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# And why do the girls love boys?

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# Why do they stroll down green, shady lanes

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# While sharing each other's joys?

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# Ever since Eve made poor old Adam grieve

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# Together they're always found

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# No matter the weather

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# You'll find them together

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# Just as long as the world goes round

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# Why do the boys run after the girls?

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# And why do the girls love boys?

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# Why do they stroll down green, shady lanes

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# While sharing each other's joys?

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# Ever since Eve made poor old Adam grieve

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# Together they're always found

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# No matter the weather

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# You'll find them together

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# Just as long as world goes round

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# No matter the weather

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# You'll find them together

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# Just as long as world goes round. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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CHEERING

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Why do the girls love the boys?! LAUGHTER

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What a question at this time of night!

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From South America...

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an Argentinian exaltation.

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ALL: Ohh!

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Penetrative, percussive pyrotechnics

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tantamount to a tornadic...

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CHEERING

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..to a tornadic tattoo!

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Arriba! Arriba! Arriba!

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CHEERING

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Dantos!

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APPLAUSE

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BOTH: Oh!

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BOTH HOLLER

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So!

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Yah!

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BOTH HOLLER

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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BOTH HOLLER

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MAN SHOUTS OUT IN SPANISH

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Oh!

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Yah!

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Yah!

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Oh! MAN SHOUTS IN SPANISH

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Oh!

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CHEERING

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APPLAUSE

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HE HOLLERS

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Yah!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Yah!

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BOTH: Yah! Yah!

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WOMAN OUT SHOUTS IN SPANISH

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HE SHOUTS OUT IN SPANISH

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WOMAN SHOUTS OUT IN SPANISH

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Yah!

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Yah!

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APPLAUSE

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Yah!

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Yah! Yah!

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Yah!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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BOTH: Yah!

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Yah!

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BOTH: Yah!

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APPLAUSE

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BOTH: Yah!

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APPLAUSE BOTH: Yah!

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ORCHESTRA STRIKES UP

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Quite, quite right, madam.

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A lady over there whispering to her daughter,

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"If ever you meet an Argentinian..."

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LAUGHTER

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"..you keep well clear of his boleadoras."

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LAUGHTER

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And now, ladies and gentlemen... LAUGHTER

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Very dangerous! LAUGHTER

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And now, ladies and gentlemen, rhapsodic reciprocity...

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ALL: Ohh!

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..blancherously purveyed by none other

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than Miss Georgia Brown!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# I'm a young girl

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# And I just came over

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# Over from the country where they do things big

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# And amongst the boys

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# I've got me a lover

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# And now I've got a lover

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# Why, I don't give a fig

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# The boy I love

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# Is up in the gallery

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# The boy I love

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# Is looking down at me

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# There he is

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# Can't you see?

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# Waving of his handkerchief

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# As merry as a robin

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# What sits on a tree

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# The boy I love

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# They calls him a cobbler

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# But he's not a cobbler, allow me to state

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# Cos Johnny, he's a tradesman

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# And he works in the borough

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# Where they soles and heels them whilst you wait

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# The boy I love

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ALL: # Is up in the gallery

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# The boy I love

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# Is looking down at me

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# Why, there he is

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# Can't you see?

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# Waving of his handkerchief

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# As merry as a robin

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# That sits on a tree

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# Now, if I were a Duchess

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# And I had a lot of money

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# I'd give it to the boy who's going to marry me

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# But I haven't got a penny

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# So we'll live on love and kisses

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# And we'll be just as happy

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# As the birds on the trees

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ALL: # The boy I love

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# Is up in the gallery

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# The boy I love

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# Is looking down at me

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# Why, there he is

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# Can't you see?

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# Waving of his handkerchief

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# As merry as a robin

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# What sits on a tree

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# As merry as a robin

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ALL: # What sits on a tree. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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MAN: More! More! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Well, followers of Miss Lloyd

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might call that song a "memento Marie",

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if you'll pardon the paronym.

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Descendants, diminutive,

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from Debrett...

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LAUGHTER

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..that thrice - that book you all read every night -

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that thrice-belted earl, Lord Charles,

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imperceptibly motivated by Mr Ray Alan!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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SLURRING: Thank you so much.

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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. LAUGHTER

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By Jove, even Leonard, dear boy...

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CHARLES MUMBLES INCOHERENTLY

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LAUGHTER

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Ladies and gentlemen, I apologise, I've had a couple...

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LAUGHTER

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..but, unfortunately, I haven't got the damn thing with me this evening.

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It's most unfortunate, but there we are. You haven't got what with you?

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The... CHARLES MUMBLES

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LAUGHTER

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Pardon?

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You haven't got what with you? Got what?

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No, no, no. What haven't you got? Where?

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LAUGHTER

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Here?

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LAUGHTER

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What the hell's he on about?

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LAUGHTER

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You, you haven't got it with you.

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LAUGHTER

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H-H-Haven't I?

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Well, apparently not. By Jove, that's damn distressing.

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LAUGHTER

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I can't do me turn as I haven't got the dolly here.

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The dolly? I'm sorry, I'm not with you, what do you want a dolly for?

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My dear fellow,

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I happen to be one of the world's

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foremost amateur ventril... CHARLES TRAILS OFF

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LAUGHTER

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You're a what?

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I said, quite dis...distinctly,

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I'm a ventril... CHARLES TRAILS OFF

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LAUGHTER

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Ventriloquist.

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Oh, I see. You're one of those. No, I'm not!

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LAUGHTER

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I'm telling you, you great fair-haired fool...

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LAUGHTER

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..I'm a ventrilo... Yes.

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I haven't got the dolly, that's a shame.

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If I had the dolly here,

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I'd have these charming ladies and gentlemen in convulsions with her.

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Really? Yes.

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I'm damned good at it. Are you? Yes, indeed I am.

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Well, as you haven't got it, is it not possible to show us

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how you do it without it? LAUGHTER

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Ventriloquism without a dolly? Well, why not?

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Why not, indeed! By Jove, it's a topping idea. Will you do it?

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I'll have a shot it. Good.

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Ladies and gentlemen,

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a demonstration in the art of ventril-ismicom...

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LAUGHTER

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..without a dolly.

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I shall do for you

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the very difficult, almost impossible alphabet.

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That's what I shall do.

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Excuse me, the alphabet, that's been done before.

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Excuse me, but it's going to be done again.

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LAUGHTER

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A, B, C, D, E, F, G.

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H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P.

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Q, R, S, T.

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U, V.

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This next thing's a swine, you know?

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LAUGHTER

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RAY LAUGHS

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W, X, Y, Z.

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How's that, by Jove? CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Well, ladies and gentlemen,

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you're awfully kind cos I have had rather too much this evening.

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I must take my leave of you.

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Before I go, may I just ask you,

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if you can, go through tomorrow with a great big grin on your face?

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It may not do you any good,

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but it could remind some poor soul to post a letter. Goodnight.

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RAY LAUGHS

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen.

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I've had several requests

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and...I'm ignoring all of them.

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LAUGHTER

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I...

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Because a lot of you have asked to see this character again.

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And for those of you who haven't seen before, I hope you like him.

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Are you all right?

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Huh?

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LAUGHTER

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I said, are you all right? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

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LAUGHTER

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What's the matter? They're staring at me.

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LAUGHTER

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Stare back at them. Yeah? Yes.

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OK.

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LAUGHTER

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RAY LAUGHS

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Feel better? Yeah. Good. Now, do you know we going to do? No.

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We're going to sing. A song?

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Yes, it happens to be a song, yes.

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It's a sort of a duet, because I'm going to start it,

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I give you a cue, and then you come in. Oh, good. Good, good.

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A duet? Yes. Yeah.

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Me and him's going to do a duet. Yeah.

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Oh, good. GLOVE CLEARS ITS THROAT

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LAUGHTER

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OK. You ready? Yeah. Right, listen for the music.

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PIANO PLAYS

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LAUGHTER

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What the hell?! What's that?!

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LAUGHTER

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It's the introduction on the piano.

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Just a lousy little piano?

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What do you mean? I want the whole orchestra or I do not sing.

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I didn't arrange for the whole orchestra, the piano's sufficient.

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The whole orchestra...

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or I do...not...sing.

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LAUGHTER

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GLOVE SIGHS

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If you want the orchestra, you'll have to ask Mr Bernard Herrmann.

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Who? Bernard Herrmann.

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Is that him? That's him.

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LAUGHTER

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GLOVE LAUGHS

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LAUGHTER

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GLOVE MAKES VOMITING NOISE LAUGHTER

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I'm sorry, Bernard. Look...

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could you get the boys in and let's have the whole orchestra, OK?

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I'll start. ORCHESTRA STRIKES UP

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# Smile though your heart is aching

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# Smile even though it's breaking

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# When there are clouds in the sky

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# You'll get by

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TUNELESSLY: # If you smile

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# Through your fears and sorrow

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# Maybe... #

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Somebody's out of tune. I know that. LAUGHTER

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# Light up your face with gladness... #

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MAN: Oh! Ah, shut up!

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LAUGHTER

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# Although a tear... #

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What a lousy orchestra. Will you do the song?

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# It's the time

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# You've got to keep trying cos... #

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What a lousy song!

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Euww! LAUGHTER

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# Still worthwhile... #

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GLOVE HOLDS NOTE

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LAUGHTER

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# While... #

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Hey? Yes? This is a duet? That's right.

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Where the hell are you? I'm sorry. LAUGHTER

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# If you just smile. #

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APPLAUSE

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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From France...

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ALL: Ohh!

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No, it's for the ladies this time. LAUGHTER

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Gorgeously galvanic,

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in ingratiatingly glamorous Gallicism,

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for your gregarious gratification.

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Monsieur Michel Gallois!

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APPLAUSE

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# Un fiacre allait, trottinant

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# Cahin, caha

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# Hu, dia, hop la!

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HE HUMS MELODY

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS "La Vie En Rose"

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# Quand elle me prend dans ses bras

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# Elle me parle tout bas

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# Je vois la vie en rose

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# Elle me dit des mots d'amour

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# De mots de tous les jours

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# Et ca me fait quelque chose

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# Elle est entre dans mon coeur

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# Une part de bonheur

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# Dont je connais la cause

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# C'est elle pour moi

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# Moi pour elle dans la vie

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# Elle me l'a dit

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# L'a jure pour la vie

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# Et des que je l'apercois

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# Alors, je sens en moi

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# Mon coeur qui bat

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# Take me to your heart again

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# Let's make a start again

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# Forgiving and forgetting

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# Take me to your heart again

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# And leave behind from then

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# A life of long regretting

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# Darling, let's turn back the years

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# Let smiles come through the tears

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# Like sunshine after rain

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# I'm yearning for you by night and by day

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# Praying I'll soon hear you saying

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# "I love you"

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# Then...we'll never part again

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# If you will take me to your heart again. #

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you.

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Thank you very much for your very kind welcome.

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Many I sing for you now

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another beautiful song from my beloved city of Paris?

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Parlez Moi D'amour.

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ORCHESTRA STRIKES UP

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# Parlez moi d'amour

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# Redites-moi des choses tenders

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# Votre beau discours

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# Mon coeur n'est pas las de l'entendre

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# Pourvu que toujours

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# Vous repetiez ces mots supremes

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# Je vous aime

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# Vous savez bien

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# Que dans le fond je n'en crois rien

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# Mais cependant je veux encore

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# Ecouter ces mots que j'adore

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# Votre voix aux sons caressants

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# Qui les murmure en fremissant

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# Me berce de sa belle histoire

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# Et malgre moi je veux y croire

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# Parlez moi d'amour

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# Redites-moi des choses tenders

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# Votre beau discours

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# Mon coeur n'est pas las de l'entendre

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# Pourvu que toujours

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# Vous repetiez ces mots supremes

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# Je vous aime. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# La mer

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# Qu'on voit danser...# APPLAUSE

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# Le long des golfes clairs

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# A des reflets d'argent

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# La mer

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# Des reflets changeants

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# Sous la pluie

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# La mer

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# Au ciel d'ete confond

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# Ses blancs moutons

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# Avec les anges si purs

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# La mer

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# Bergere d'azur

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# Infinie

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# Voyez

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# Pres des etangs

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# Ces grands roseaux mouilles

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# Voyez

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# Ces oiseaux blancs

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# Et ces maisons rouillees

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# La mer

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# Les a berces

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# Le long des golfes clairs

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# Et d'une chanson d'amour

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# La mer

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# A berce mon coeur pour la vie! #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Juxtaposing... AUDIENCE GROANS

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..jaunty juvenilia...

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with frenetic fatuities... LAUGHTER

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..that facetious filibuster -

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Mr Terry Scott!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Ha-ha! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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LAUGHTER

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Here, I bet...I bet you are surprised.

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LAUGHTER

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I bet you're surprised cos I come on the stage.

0:28:550:28:57

LAUGHTER

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Because...because you just can't walk on a stage,

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because before you come on a stage

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you have to do something. Yeah. LAUGHTER

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Yeah, and I just done something. LAUGHTER

0:29:040:29:06

I showed...I showed the man who runs the place,

0:29:060:29:09

I said... Ah, shut up! You don't know what I've showed him.

0:29:090:29:12

I've showed him my riddles.

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Cos I riddle, yeah. I tell you, riddles will surprise you.

0:29:140:29:17

Ha-ha! Right, the first one.

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Why...? Why...? Oh, get out of it!

0:29:190:29:22

LAUGHTER Why...

0:29:220:29:24

Why did the cow jump over the moon? Ha-ha! You don't know, do you?

0:29:240:29:27

Ha-ha! Cos the man who milked her had got cold hands.

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LAUGHTER

0:29:300:29:32

And I've got another one. My brother...

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I was supposed to bring my brother. I was supposed to bring him.

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Yeah! Cos I've got a brother, you know. He's only five and he's daft.

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But I didn't want to bring him because I have to hold his hand.

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And I don't like holding his hand

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because you never know what he's had in it.

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Cos he's... LAUGHTER

0:29:470:29:48

It goes everywhere with him, his hand does. And - whoa!

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Yeah. LAUGHTER

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But I was going to bring him, I was,

0:29:540:29:56

because...because we had a bath especially.

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And, yeah, a change of water for both of us. And...

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He was going to come,

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but he couldn't because my mum,

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she made us have a sleep before we come here.

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Made us have a sleep, but we didn't wake up

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because she put the alarm on for seven, you see,

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and there are eight of us, I couldn't...

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That was a surprise, wasn't it?

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I have to leave him at home sometimes

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because I have to look after him, and I don't like looking after him.

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But my mum says, "We're all here to help others."

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She's always saying we're all here to help others,

0:30:320:30:35

but she never says what the others are here for.

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My mum says soon I'm going to grow up with girls and everything, yeah.

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Well, you know, because I don't mind them.

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Oh, I saw a girl at the part the other day. I didn't like her.

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And it was a fancy dress party and she was dressed up as a sunflower.

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So I watered her.

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She didn't like it.

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I tell you something, I'll tell you something.

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I'm going to tell you something very private because...

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HE STAMMERS

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We went away on holiday in the summer, yeah.

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And we went to a very, very old place.

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What has, you know, old house and it has a big garden

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and it has, you know...

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It's so old that you have to get your water

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from the middle of the street from a tap.

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And went you want to go, you know... Well, when you...

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Well, when you have to...

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You know what I mean, when you have to go...

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Ah, I can't say it.

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When you have to go somewhere you don't go in the house.

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No, you go to the bottom of the garden.

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Yeah. And it's in a shed right on the edge of the river.

0:31:500:31:55

And we didn't half have some fun down there.

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One day on the holiday my dad came in and said,

0:32:030:32:05

"Here, Knocker" Cos that's me.

0:32:050:32:07

He said, "Knocker, did you push the lav into the river?"

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And I said, "No, Dad, of course I didn't."

0:32:130:32:16

He said, "Here, I'm not asking you again."

0:32:160:32:18

He said, "Did you push the lav

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"that's at the bottom of the garden into the river?"

0:32:200:32:22

I said, "I didn't. Honest."

0:32:220:32:24

So he said, "Now, listen, before we go any further, I tell you a story."

0:32:240:32:27

He said, "This is very important.

0:32:270:32:29

"There was a man called George Washington.

0:32:290:32:32

"And one day, one day, one day

0:32:320:32:34

"George Washington's father, he said to the little boy, he said,

0:32:340:32:37

" 'George, did you cut down my favourite cherry tree?'

0:32:370:32:39

"And the little boy said, 'I cannot tell a lie.

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" 'I did cut down your favourite cherry tree.'

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"And George Washington, cos he told the truth,

0:32:440:32:46

"he gave him a lot of sweets and everything.

0:32:460:32:49

"So, knocker," he said, "did you push...

0:32:490:32:52

"Did you push the lav into the river?"

0:32:550:32:58

And I said, "Well, father, I cannot tell a lie.

0:32:580:33:02

"I did push the lav into the river."

0:33:020:33:04

And he belted me.

0:33:040:33:07

And I said, "Well, that's not very nice.

0:33:070:33:09

"You told me that when George Washington told the truth

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"and said that he cut down his daddy's cherry tree,

0:33:110:33:14

"his daddy didn't smack him."

0:33:140:33:15

He said, "No, but George Washington's daddy

0:33:150:33:18

"wasn't sitting in the flipping tree!"

0:33:180:33:20

I'm going to do something very dangerous for everybody.

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I'm going to sing a song.

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It's a bit rotten and it goes like this.

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OK, off we go.

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# Last summertime I went away to Dover by the sea

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# And thought I'd like to bring a bunch of seaweed home with me

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# It tells you if it's going to rain or if it's going to snow

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# And with it anyone can tell just what he wants to know

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# With me seaweed in me hand I got into the tree

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# All the shops were shut when I got out again

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# I couldn't get a drink with thirst I thought I'd die

0:34:020:34:06

# And as soon as I touched me seaweed

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# I knew I was going to be fine

0:34:080:34:10

# Yes, as soon as I touched me seaweed

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# I knew I was going to be fine... #

0:34:120:34:14

Second verse.

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# Two lovers... # HE FUMBLES

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No, no... LAUGHTER

0:34:200:34:22

Oh, shut up!

0:34:220:34:24

Get out of it!

0:34:240:34:26

I can sing it!

0:34:260:34:28

We're going to do that one again because it's very good.

0:34:280:34:30

I come in with you.

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# Two lovers walk one evening down a quiet country lane

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# The chap was honest William and the girl was Mary Jane

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# They talked and walked and walked and talked.

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# About their future life

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# I heard him say, "I shall be glad when you're my future wife"

0:34:450:34:48

# He kissed her ruby lips and looked at her with pride

0:34:480:34:52

# Said, "I shall be glad when you're my darling bride

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# "Tomorrow we'll be wed and then you will be mine"

0:34:550:34:59

# And as soon as I touched me seaweed

0:34:590:35:01

# I knew it was going to be fine

0:35:010:35:02

# Yes, as soon as I touched me seaweed

0:35:020:35:04

# I knew it was going to be fine. #

0:35:040:35:07

All right.

0:35:070:35:09

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:35:090:35:13

And now celebrating Kate Carney's melodies.

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Resplendent in reincarnation... ALL: Ohh!

0:35:270:35:32

once again, the one and only Georgia Brown.

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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# East End, West End

0:35:400:35:44

# All around the town

0:35:440:35:47

# The kids, they ring a roses

0:35:470:35:51

# But the bridge is falling down

0:35:510:35:55

# Boys and girls together

0:35:550:35:59

# Me and Johnny Brown

0:35:590:36:02

# Tripped in light fantastic

0:36:020:36:06

# On the streets of London Town

0:36:060:36:09

# Strolling along down the Mile End Road

0:36:100:36:15

# Every Monday night

0:36:150:36:19

# Singing a song with a chorus long

0:36:190:36:23

# That is my delight

0:36:230:36:27

# Arm in arm with my young man

0:36:270:36:32

# He's handsome Billy Morgan

0:36:320:36:36

# He's a champion, dynamite

0:36:360:36:41

# Playing his tanner mouthorgan

0:36:410:36:45

# He's a champion, dynamite

0:36:450:36:49

# Playing his tanner mouthorgan

0:36:490:36:53

# At the bottom of Adversity Hill

0:36:590:37:02

# There's a place called Poverty Street

0:37:020:37:06

# And if you should live there well, life's very hard

0:37:060:37:10

# And a friend you will rarely meet

0:37:100:37:13

# The sun of prosperity never shines

0:37:150:37:19

# And it's always dark down there

0:37:190:37:22

# No-one seems to have a friend at all

0:37:240:37:28

# Cos friendship, it's so rare

0:37:280:37:33

# But when you're living down in Poverty Street

0:37:340:37:40

# Nobody knocks at your door... #

0:37:400:37:43

Do they, darling? No.

0:37:430:37:45

# When you're living down in Poverty Street

0:37:450:37:50

# Well, folks all knows you're poor

0:37:500:37:54

# But when your bit of silver turns into gold

0:37:540:38:00

# It drives away all care

0:38:000:38:04

# Course, then you knows that everyone is knocking on your door

0:38:040:38:09

# When you're living in Golden Square! #

0:38:090:38:15

# Three weeks ago, no longer

0:38:220:38:28

# I was as gay as a bird on the wing

0:38:280:38:34

# But now, me and Bill we've been parted, you know

0:38:350:38:41

# And life, it's a blank

0:38:410:38:45

# And it's changed everything

0:38:450:38:47

# I saw him out with another that night

0:38:490:38:54

# No-one can tell how I felt at the sight

0:38:540:38:58

# And with tears in me eyes

0:39:000:39:03

# That I tried to hold back

0:39:030:39:06

# I crept to his side and said

0:39:080:39:13

# Are we to part like this, Bill?

0:39:160:39:22

AUDIENCE SINGS ALONG: # Are we to part this way?

0:39:230:39:27

# Who's it to be, 'er or me?

0:39:300:39:34

# Don't be afraid to say

0:39:360:39:40

# If everything's over between us

0:39:420:39:47

# Don't ever pass me by

0:39:490:39:53

# Cos you and me still friends can be

0:39:550:40:03

# For the sake of those days gone by. #

0:40:030:40:10

All together now.

0:40:100:40:12

ALL: # Are we to part like this, Bill? #

0:40:140:40:19

Are we to part?

0:40:190:40:21

# Are we to part this way? #

0:40:210:40:24

Who's it to be?

0:40:240:40:26

# Who's it to be? # 'Er or me?

0:40:260:40:29

# 'Er or me?

0:40:290:40:32

# Don't be afraid to say. #

0:40:320:40:37

If everything's over!

0:40:370:40:38

# If everything's over between us... #

0:40:380:40:44

Don't ever pass me by! # Don't ever pass me by... #

0:40:440:40:49

Cos you and me.

0:40:490:40:50

# Cos you and me still friends can be

0:40:500:40:58

# For the sake of the days gone by. #

0:40:580:41:08

'Ere, come here, Leonard, I've got something... 'Ere, hold on a minute,

0:41:170:41:21

I want to tell him a story. I want to tell Leonard something.

0:41:210:41:24

# Mr William Henry Blue

0:41:240:41:26

# Came staggering home in such a stew

0:41:260:41:29

# When everyone was sleeping in the square

0:41:290:41:33

# What with the wintry winds that blew

0:41:340:41:37

# And the gin he'd drunk and his nose, ooh!

0:41:370:41:40

# I left him on the knocker hanging there

0:41:400:41:43

# Now, he shouted, Anna! I want to come up to bed!

0:41:450:41:49

# So I puts me head through the bedroom window

0:41:490:41:53

# with me nightcap on and said

0:41:530:41:56

# It's no use you calling nana

0:41:560:42:01

# I'm not coming in tonight

0:42:010:42:05

# You can smoke, smoke, smoke on your Havana

0:42:050:42:09

# You can puff till the broad daylight

0:42:090:42:13

# I can tell you've been drinking by your manner

0:42:130:42:17

# It's no good you putting on airs

0:42:170:42:21

# If I open the door I feel quite sure

0:42:210:42:25

# You'll never get up no, you'll never get up, oh

0:42:250:42:28

# You'll never get up the stairs. #

0:42:280:42:31

Altogether!

0:42:310:42:33

ALL: # It's no use you calling nana

0:42:330:42:36

# You're not coming in tonight

0:42:360:42:40

# You can smoke, smoke, smoke on your Havana

0:42:400:42:44

# You can puff till the broad daylight

0:42:440:42:47

# I can tell you've been drinking by your manner

0:42:470:42:52

# It's no good you putting on airs

0:42:520:42:55

# If I open the door I feel quite sure

0:42:550:43:00

# You'll never, no, never

0:43:000:43:03

# Oh, never get up those stairs! #

0:43:030:43:08

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:43:080:43:11

And now, there's just time to ask Miss Georgia Brown

0:43:230:43:26

to lead the company and yourselves

0:43:260:43:28

in the last chorus for tonight, Down in the Old Bull and Bush.

0:43:280:43:31

Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Georgia Brown, the entire company,

0:43:310:43:34

Mr Bernard Herrmann and the entire and indefatigable orchestra...

0:43:340:43:38

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:43:380:43:40

And this time, chiefly...

0:43:400:43:42

AUDIENCE: Yourselves!

0:43:420:43:45

# Come, come, come and make eyes at me

0:43:480:43:52

# Down at the old Bull and Bush

0:43:520:43:54

# Na-na-na-na-na

0:43:540:43:56

# Come, come, drink some port wine with me

0:43:560:43:59

# Down at the old Bull and Bush

0:43:590:44:02

# Hey, hey!

0:44:020:44:03

# Hear the little German band

0:44:030:44:05

# Na na-na-na-na-na-na

0:44:050:44:06

# Just let me hold your hand, dear

0:44:060:44:10

# Come, come, come and have a drink or two

0:44:100:44:14

# Down at the old Bull and Bush

0:44:140:44:17

# Bush-Bush! #

0:44:170:44:19

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:44:190:44:21

AUDIENCE CLAPS ALONG WITH BAND

0:44:320:44:36

Our service providers work truly all hours

0:44:520:44:54

to bring patients exceptional care.

0:44:540:44:56

When you're old and frail, it's great to know

0:44:560:44:59

that someone from Buccaneer is always watching over you.

0:44:590:45:03

Leonard Sachs presents an edition of the old-time music hall programme, filmed in 1974 from the stage of the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. Guests include Terry Scott, Georgia Brown, Ray Allen, Michel Gallois, Los Gauchos and performers from the Players Theatre.


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