11/01/1979 The Good Old Days


11/01/1979

Leonard Sachs chairs the old-time music hall programme. With guests Frankie Vaughan, Lennie Bennett, Jerry Stevens, Barbara Law, Ray C Davies, Tudor Davies and Les Thuranos.


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ORCHESTRA TUNES ITS INSTRUMENTS

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS INTRO TO LET'S ALL GO TO THE MUSIC HALL

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# Let's all go to the music hall

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# Where the songs are gay and bright

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# Let's all go to the music hall

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# Where the stars are twinkling half the night

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# Whether you sit in the gallery, the circle or the pit

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# Or whether you sit in the red plush stalls

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# When the busy day is done and you want to have some fun

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# Let's all go to the music hall. #

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APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS INTRO TO DOWN AT THE FARMYARD GATE

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# Johnny Green once used to wait for his girl

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# Down at the farmyard gate

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# With his whiskers trimmed and a nice little curl

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# Down at the farmyard gate

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# They would sit there for hours and they'd whisper low

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# Then her dad would come out and he'd laugh, ho-ho

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# Then Johnny had to sit on the old man's toe

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# Down at the farmyard gate

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# Oh, that farmyard gate

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# Johnny was there, early and late

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# Whistling and singing, "Are you coming out, Kate?"

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# Down at the farmyard gate

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# Oh, that farmyard gate

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# Johnny was there, early and late

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# Whistling and singing, "Are you coming out, Kate?"

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# Down at the farmyard gate. #

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# There's a poor old cock bird sitting on his perch

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-# All alone

-All alone

-All alone

-All alone

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# Cos his old hen's gone and left him in the lurch

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-# All alone

-All alone

-On his own

-On his own

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# There'll be no cack-cackle in the morning

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# Nobody to tell his songs to

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# Poor old cock, left him on his own

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# And then there was a cock-a-doodle-doo

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# Cock-a-doodle-doo Cock-a-doodle-doo

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# Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doodle-doo. #

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# You are my cowslip

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# I am the cow

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# Will you be mine for life?

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# I love you better than my wife

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# So, if you will have me

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# Just tell me now

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# You are my cowslip

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# I am your cow. #

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# In the shade of the old apple tree

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# When the love in your eyes I could see

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# When the voice that I heard

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# Like a song of a bird

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# Seemed to whisper sweet music to me

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# I could hear the dull buzz of the bee

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# In the blossoms, as you said to me

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# With a heart that is true

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# I'll be waiting for you

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# In the shade of the old apple tree. #

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# How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm

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# After they've seen Paris?

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# How ya gonna keep 'em from Piccadilly?

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# Jazzin' around, paintin' the town

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# How ya gonna keep 'em away from harm?

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# That's the mystery

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# They'll never want to see a rake or plough

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# And who the deuce can parlez-vous a cow?

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# How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm

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# After they've seen Paris

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# After they've seen Paris? #

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APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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CHEERING

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Once again,

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good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

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-AUDIENCE:

-Good evening!

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Lovely,

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reiteratively...

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-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh!

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-..eulogising inaugurally...

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-Ooh!

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..a nautical extravaganza

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from Messrs Ray and Tudor Davies!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE SAILOR'S HORNPIPE

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# Listen to the breezes in the treeses

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# Hearken to the grass upon the lawn

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# Listen to the mices in the pantry

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# Hearken to the breaking of the dawn

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-# Ha-ha

-Heaven's above

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-# Ha-ha

-I'm in love

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# Hearken to the breaking of the dawn. #

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# There's a lake in the park

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# There's a house by the lake

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# There's a girl in the house in the park by the lake

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# And the girl in the house by the lake in the park

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# Is the girl in the little green hat

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# And tonight after eight That's when I've got a date

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# When the moon's riding high and the stars light the sky

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# With the girl in the house by the lake in the park

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# The girl in the little green hat

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# There's no water in the lake, nor a roof upon the house

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# No trees in the park at all

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# But she'll wait beside the lake I'll be welcome at the house

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# I'll meet her by the garden wall

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# There's a ship on the lake There's a sailor on the shore

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# There's a girl in his arms She's the girl I adore

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# So goodbye to the house by the lake in the park

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# And the girl in the little green hat. #

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS RULE BRITANNIA

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# There's a storm on the lake There's a ship in the storm

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# There's a girl on the ship in the storm on the lake

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# And the girl on the lake on the ship in the storm

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# Is the girl in the little green hat

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# As the ship starts to dip She is losing her grip

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# Every dip makes a tip Not the girl, but the ship

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# But the girl on the ship has the pip from the trip

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# The girl in the little green hat

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# She's been sailing quite enough She's been clinging to the rails

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# She's dying to be home once more

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# But the lake is rather rough and the girl is rather pale

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# She's glad to get her feet on the shore

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# Oh, she gave up the ship and the captain and his men

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# Bought a round-ticket trip to my arms once again

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# Now I'm back in the house by the lake in the park

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# And the girl in the little green hat

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE SAILOR'S HORNPIPE

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Whoa! Yeah!

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Ho! Ha!

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Ha! Ha!

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Ha!

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# Oh, she gave up the ship and the captain and his men

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# Bought a round-ticket trip to my arms once again

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# Now I'm back at the house by the lake in the park

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# And the girl in the little green hat

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# I say, old bean, have you ever seen the Queen?

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# Have you ever seen a duck with his beak all green?

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# If the gates of old Gibraltar took a flying leap at Malta

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# Have you ever caught a tumble in a corned beef can? #

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Whay-wa!

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Hey!

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# Girl in the little green Girl in the little green

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# Girl in the little green

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# Hat

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# Whoo

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# Hat

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-# Girl in the little green hat

-Hey! #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE SAILOR'S HORNPIPE

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Provocative, impalpable,

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-pulchritudinously...

-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh!

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.. for your ocular and oral gratification,

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welcome to Miss Barbara Law!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# I used to dream that I would discover

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# The perfect lover some day

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# I knew I'd recognize him

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# Whenever he came round my way

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# I always used to fancy then

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# He'd be one of those god-like kind of men

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# With a giant brain and a noble head

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# Like the heroes bold

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# In the books I've read

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# But along came Bill

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# Who's not the type at all

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# You'd meet him on the street

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# And never notice him

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# His form and face

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# And his manly grace

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# Is not the kind

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# That you would find in a statue

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# And I can't explain

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# It's surely not his brain

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# That makes me thrill

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# I love him

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# Because he's wonderful

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# Because he's just my Bill

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# I can't explain

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# It's surely not his brain

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# Oh, that makes me thrill

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# I love him

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# Because he's

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# I don't know

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# Because he's just

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# My

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# Bill. #

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you! Hey!

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# We were sailing along

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-WITH AUDIENCE:

-# On Moonlight Bay

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# You could hear the voices singing

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# They seemed to say

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# "You have stolen her heart

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# "So don't go away"

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# Oh, as we sang love's old sweet song

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# On Moonlight Bay. #

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-WITH AUDIENCE:

-# Oh, Daisy, Daisy

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# Just give me your answer, do

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# And I'm half crazy

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# All for the love of you

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# It won't be a stylish marriage

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# And I can't afford a carriage

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# But you'll look sweet

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# Upon a seat

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# Of a bicycle made for two. #

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# Take me out to the ballgame

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# Take me out to the park

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# Oh, buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks

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# And I don't care if I never get back

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# And it's root, root, root for the home team

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# If they don't win it's a shame

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# And it's one, two

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# Three strikes, they're out

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# At the old ballgame. #

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# When you wore a tulip

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# A sweet, yellow tulip

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# And I wore a big red rose

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# When you caressed me

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# Was then heaven blessed me

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# What a blessing, no-one knows

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# Oh, you made life cheery

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# When you called me dearie

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# Was down where the green grass grows

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# Your lips were sweeter than julep

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# When you wore a tulip

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# And I wore a big red rose. #

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# Put on your old grey bonnet

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# With the blue ribbon on it

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# And we'll hitch old Dobbin to the shay

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# And through the fields of clover

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# We'll ride up to Dover

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-# On our golden wedding day

-Oh, let's go!

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# Put on your old grey bonnet

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# With the blue ribbon on it

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# And we'll hitch old Dobbin to the shay

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# And through the fields of clover

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# We'll ride up to Dover

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# On our golden

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# Wedding

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# Day. #

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APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS PUT ON YOUR OLD GREY BONNET

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APPLAUSE

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-Phenomenal effronteries...

-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh!

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..of flamboyant funambulism!

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-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh!

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-Wire-walking.

-Oh!

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From Germany, Les Thuranos!

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APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS

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HE TAPS CLOGS IN TIME TO MUSIC

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HE WHISTLES

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LAUGHTER

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DRUMROLL

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Hey!

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DRUMROLL CONTINUES

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ORCHESTRA STARTS PLAYING AGAIN

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS

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APPLAUSE

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DRUMROLL

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DRUMROLL CONTINUES

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ORCHESTRA STARTS PLAYING AGAIN

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS

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LAUGHTER

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I'm sorry.

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-That's my fault.

-I know, it's OK.

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Come on. LAUGHTER

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No, no, what are you doing? Don't go up there.

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LAUGHTER

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Are you ready?

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Maestro, please.

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE

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-And now.

-Argh!

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APPLAUSE

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Hey!

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE

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-Assiduously adumbrating...

-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh!

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..a synchronised saltatorial...

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-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh!

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..synthesis...

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Yay!

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LAUGHTER

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Two dancing as one!

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Messrs Ray and Tudor Davies!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# Shades of night are falling and I'm lonely

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# Standing on the corner feeling blue

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# Sweethearts out for fun

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# Pass me one by one

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# Guess I'll wind up like I always do

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# With only

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-# Me

-Me

-And

-And

-My

-My

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# Shadow

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# Strolling down the avenue

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-# Me

-Me

-And

-And

-My

-My

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# Shadow

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# Not a soul to tell our troubles to

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# We stick together like glue

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# And when it's 12 o'clock... #

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Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight

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Nine, ten, eleven, twelve.

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# We climb the stairs

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# We never knock

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# Cos, argh, nobody's there

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# Me

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# And my shadow

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# All alone and feeling

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# Me and my shadow

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# All alone and feeling...

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-I knew a woman once who had five legs.

-Oh, really?

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Her knickers fitted her like a glove.

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LAUGHTER

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# All alone and feeling... #

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-I'm getting married in the morning.

-Oh, really?

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-No, O'Reilly. Her father was Irish.

-Oh, blimey.

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LAUGHTER

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# All alone and feeling blue

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# All alone and feeling

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# Blue. #

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE CONTINUES

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Temperamentally intransigent,

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entranced from the torrid zones,

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for the very first time on this programme,

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Mr Lennie Bennet and Mr Jerry Stevens.

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APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS LA MARSEILLAISE

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ORCHESTRA CONTINUES TO PLAY LA MARSEILLAISE

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APPLAUSE

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ORCHESTRA PLAYS LA MARSEILLAISE

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Thank you, thank you, thank you and good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

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And now, we should like to do a little recitation

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entitled Almost A Legionnaire. Thank you.

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It's a hell of a life in the Legion.

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The sergeant was cruel, he was brutal.

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He made us dig holes with a Turk and two Poles...

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..who were banned from a dosshouse in Bootle.

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LAUGHTER

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Stationed way out in the desert,

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was nothing but sorrow and fuss.

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I'd spend half the night 'neath the pale moonlight

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shaking the sand from my truss.

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Thank you. Thank you. LAUGHTER

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The blacksmith went crazy with sunstroke

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and guess what he did for a wager.

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With the aid of two bellows, him and two fellows

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put the wind up the sergeant major.

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-Thank you.

-LAUGHTER

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While marching, we once ate a camel.

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And it made us all queer.

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A trooper from Widnes nearly choked on the kidneys

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and the sergeant brought up the rear.

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LAUGHTER

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Now, sheep's eyes were the great titbit.

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They were wholesome and they were cheap.

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But it did you no good, cos while eating your pud,

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you were trampled by flocks of blind sheep. Thank you.

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LAUGHTER

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Our very first day, we were ambushed.

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A terrible spot, we were trapped in.

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The corporal, a toff, had two fingers shot off

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while waving goodbye to the captain.

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LAUGHTER

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Now, lack of women was the main problem.

0:28:070:28:09

One bloke got in such a state,

0:28:090:28:11

he went down the oasis, pulled funny faces

0:28:110:28:14

and asked a palm tree for a date.

0:28:140:28:16

LAUGHTER

0:28:160:28:18

We had our own belly dancer -

0:28:180:28:21

a wild gypsy maiden called Carmen.

0:28:210:28:24

Her career disappeared when she grew a big beard.

0:28:240:28:27

Now she's working in Crewe as a barman.

0:28:270:28:29

LAUGHTER

0:28:290:28:31

Now, that town, it was full of loose women.

0:28:310:28:34

Sultry maidens, all perfumed and lacquered.

0:28:350:28:38

But we rode so far to reach...

0:28:380:28:40

LAUGHTER

0:28:400:28:43

LAUGHTER CONTINUES

0:28:470:28:50

..Sultry maidens all perfumed and lacquered.

0:28:500:28:53

LAUGHTER

0:28:530:28:55

But we rode so far to reach that bazaar...

0:28:550:28:57

We were no damn good, we were...

0:28:570:28:59

SHOUTING

0:28:590:29:02

Very tired, we were, very tired.

0:29:020:29:05

APPLAUSE

0:29:050:29:07

-You see, you see, mon brov...

-Yes, mon brov.

0:29:110:29:14

These people don't understand. It was hell out there in the desert.

0:29:140:29:18

Well, of course it was. They couldn't have done it, could they?

0:29:180:29:21

-Look at them.

-Look at them.

-LAUGHTER

0:29:210:29:23

Civilians, all of them! Have a look round. Hello, up there.

0:29:230:29:27

LAUGHTER

0:29:270:29:28

Sorry, a mistake. There's a deserter up there. How are you?

0:29:280:29:31

Are you going in the morning?

0:29:310:29:33

Quite right. Look at this lot. Civilians.

0:29:330:29:35

Looks like an explosion in a second-hand clothes shop.

0:29:350:29:37

-Look at that!

-Of course it does! LAUGHTER

0:29:370:29:42

They'd have been no good in the Legion at all

0:29:420:29:44

-and neither would that fellow over your left shoulder.

-Leonard?

0:29:440:29:47

Leonard Sachs? Good gracious me!

0:29:470:29:50

Just imagine if Leonard Sachs had been our drill sergeant in Khartoum!

0:29:500:29:53

-Horrifying.

-With all those long words he speaks,

0:29:530:29:57

if he'd told us to halt, by the time he'd got it out,

0:29:570:29:59

we'd have been in Rotherham! LAUGHTER

0:29:590:30:02

But we had our laughs. It wasn't all hard, yes?

0:30:020:30:04

Remember the time they posted that notice in the billet.

0:30:040:30:07

It said, "This morning, the colonel was shot in the bottom.

0:30:070:30:10

"There will be another bulletin later."

0:30:100:30:12

LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

0:30:120:30:14

Very painful!

0:30:140:30:16

What made you join the Legion?

0:30:200:30:22

Cowardice. Oh, yes. I was given the white feather.

0:30:220:30:27

-The white feather?

-Oh, yes.

-By whom?

-A partridge plucker from Pudsey.

0:30:270:30:30

LAUGHTER

0:30:300:30:34

-I see. He'd run out of pheasants, had he?

-That's the fellow, yes.

0:30:340:30:38

I mean, whatever impelled you to join the Legion of the Damned?

0:30:380:30:44

The Legion of the Damned, I joined like a lot of other fellows.

0:30:440:30:47

-I joined to forget.

-What?

0:30:470:30:48

I can't remember. LAUGHTER

0:30:480:30:51

-Yes, I can.

-It's all coming back.

-It's all coming back to me now.

0:30:510:30:54

It's clear in front of me. I joined because I was thwarted and blighted

0:30:540:30:58

-and betrayed by a woman, sir.

-Not you.

0:30:580:31:02

-Yes.

-Ah.

-AUDIENCE:

-Ah.

0:31:020:31:04

Thwarted and blighted and betrayed? Well, what did you think?

0:31:040:31:08

I thought to myself, "My heart is broken, but what care I?"

0:31:080:31:13

LAUGHTER

0:31:130:31:16

-Is what you're saying, that such a pride inside you had woken?

-Yes.

0:31:160:31:20

LAUGHTER

0:31:200:31:22

-But I thought, "I'll do my best not to cry."

-When?

-By and by.

-Oh.

0:31:220:31:26

LAUGHTER

0:31:260:31:27

-Like when the last farewells have been spoken?

-That's right.

-Yes, yes.

0:31:270:31:31

So, you must have come to some kind of decision.

0:31:310:31:33

I did come to a decision.

0:31:330:31:34

-What did you think?

-I thought to myself...

0:31:340:31:36

# I'll join the Legion

0:31:360:31:38

# That's what I'll do

0:31:380:31:40

# And in some far distant region

0:31:400:31:44

# Where human hearts are staunch and true

0:31:440:31:47

# I will live my life anew

0:31:470:31:53

# Goodbye, it's time I sought a foreign clime

0:31:530:31:57

# Where I may find

0:31:570:31:59

# There are hearts more kind than I leave behind

0:31:590:32:04

# And so I go to fight the savage foe

0:32:040:32:07

# Although

0:32:070:32:09

# I know I'll be sometimes missed by the girls I've kissed

0:32:090:32:14

# In some Abyssinian, French dominion I will do my bit

0:32:140:32:18

# And fall for the flag if I must

0:32:180:32:21

# Where the desert sand is nice and handy, I'll be full of grit

0:32:210:32:25

# But you won't see my heels for the dust

0:32:250:32:28

# Ah, I'll do or die

0:32:280:32:31

# You'll know the reason why when told

0:32:310:32:34

# Of bold Leopold's last stand

0:32:340:32:36

# For the fatherland

0:32:360:32:39

# Goodbye

0:32:390:32:41

# Goodbye

0:32:410:32:43

# I wish you all a last goodbye

0:32:430:32:46

# Goodbye

0:32:460:32:48

# Goodbye

0:32:480:32:50

# I wish you all a last

0:32:500:32:53

# Good...

0:32:530:33:10

# Bye. #

0:33:110:33:17

APPLAUSE

0:33:170:33:20

ORCHESTRA PLAYS LA MARSEILLAISE

0:33:200:33:23

-Apotheotic epitomisation...

-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh.

0:33:320:33:37

..of immaculate impeccability.

0:33:370:33:42

-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh.

0:33:420:33:43

-A toff.

-Ah.

0:33:430:33:45

The one and only Mr Frankie Vaughan!

0:33:450:33:50

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:33:500:33:53

# Isn't this a lovely evening?

0:33:570:34:03

# Would you like to take a walk?

0:34:050:34:09

-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh!

0:34:100:34:12

# Isn't this a lovely evening?

0:34:130:34:18

# Let's go where we can talk, oh

0:34:210:34:26

# Would you like it

0:34:310:34:33

# If I held you near

0:34:360:34:38

# Whispered the things

0:34:400:34:43

# You want to hear?

0:34:450:34:48

# Steal a kiss or two

0:34:490:34:51

# Does that appeal to you?

0:34:530:34:57

# Is that what you'd like me to do?

0:34:570:35:02

-AUDIENCE:

-Yes!

0:35:030:35:05

# Isn't this a lovely evening?

0:35:050:35:09

# Meant for nothing but romance

0:35:110:35:18

# If I put my arms

0:35:190:35:21

# About you

0:35:230:35:25

# Would you care to take a chance?

0:35:280:35:32

# Well, if you're willing

0:35:370:35:40

# To try

0:35:420:35:46

# Then you'll find

0:35:470:35:49

# That I'm your guy

0:35:490:35:52

# To make this lovely evening

0:35:520:35:58

# Such a heavenly night. #

0:36:000:36:07

APPLAUSE

0:36:090:36:12

Thank you.

0:36:170:36:18

APPLAUSE

0:36:180:36:22

# Way down on the levee in old Alabamy

0:36:280:36:31

# There's Daddy and Mammy and Ephraim and Sammy

0:36:310:36:34

# On a moonlit night you will find them all

0:36:340:36:37

# While they are waiting, the banjos are syncopating

0:36:370:36:40

# What's that they're saying? What's that they're saying?

0:36:400:36:43

# A-humming and swaying A-humming and swaying

0:36:430:36:46

# It's the good ship Robert E Lee

0:36:460:36:49

# That's come to carry the cotton away

0:36:490:36:52

# See them shuffling along

0:36:520:36:55

# See them shuffling along

0:36:550:36:57

# Go take your best gal, your real pal

0:36:570:37:01

# Go down to the levee I said the levee

0:37:010:37:04

# Join that shuffling throng

0:37:040:37:07

# Hear that music and song

0:37:070:37:09

# It's simply great, mate, waiting on the levee

0:37:090:37:13

# Waiting for the Robert E Lee. #

0:37:130:37:19

-WITH AUDIENCE:

-# Though April showers

0:37:200:37:24

# May come your way

0:37:260:37:30

# They bring the flowers

0:37:300:37:35

# That bloom in May

0:37:350:37:39

# So, if it's raining

0:37:390:37:44

# Have no regrets, no, no

0:37:440:37:50

# Because if it isn't raining

0:37:500:37:54

# Rain, you know

0:37:540:37:56

# It's raining violets

0:37:560:38:00

# And when you see clouds

0:38:000:38:05

# Upon the hills

0:38:050:38:10

# You soon will see crowds

0:38:100:38:15

# Of daffodils

0:38:150:38:19

# So, keep on looking

0:38:190:38:23

# For a bluebird

0:38:230:38:25

# And listening for a song

0:38:250:38:31

# Whenever

0:38:310:38:33

# April showers

0:38:330:38:37

# Come along. #

0:38:370:38:42

-WITH AUDIENCE:

-# Rock-a-bye your baby

0:38:450:38:49

# With a Dixie melody

0:38:490:38:55

# When you croon

0:38:550:38:57

# Croon a tune

0:38:570:39:00

# From the heart of Dixie

0:39:000:39:04

# Just hang that cradle, Mammy mine

0:39:050:39:10

# Right on that Mason-Dixon Line

0:39:100:39:15

# And swing it from Virginia

0:39:150:39:20

# To Tennessee with all the love that's in ya

0:39:200:39:24

# "Weep No More My Lady"

0:39:240:39:28

# Sing that song again for me

0:39:280:39:33

# Songs I know, just as though

0:39:330:39:38

# You had me on your knee

0:39:380:39:42

# A million baby kisses I'll deliver

0:39:440:39:49

# The minute that you sing the "Swanee River"

0:39:490:39:54

# Rock-a-bye your rock-a-bye-baby

0:39:540:39:58

# With a Dixie melody. #

0:39:580:40:06

# I've been away from you a long time

0:40:080:40:11

# I never thought I'd miss you so

0:40:110:40:13

# Somehow I feel your love is real

0:40:130:40:16

# Near you I long to be

0:40:160:40:19

# The birds are singing and it's song time

0:40:190:40:22

# The banjo's strumming soft and low

0:40:220:40:25

# I know that you yearn for me too

0:40:250:40:28

# Swanee, I'm calling you

0:40:280:40:31

# Swanee, how I love you, how I love you

0:40:310:40:34

# My dear old Swanee

0:40:340:40:36

# I'd give the world to be

0:40:360:40:39

# Among the folks in D-I-X-I-E

0:40:390:40:42

# Even though my mammy's waiting for me, praying for me

0:40:420:40:46

# Down by the Swanee

0:40:460:40:48

# The folks up north will see me no more

0:40:480:40:52

# When I get to that Swanee shore. #

0:40:520:40:58

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:40:580:41:02

# Toot-toot, Tootsie, goodbye

0:41:150:41:17

# Toot-toot, Tootsie, don't cry

0:41:170:41:20

# The choo-choo train that takes me

0:41:200:41:23

# Away from you, no words can tell how sad it makes me

0:41:230:41:26

# Kiss me, Tootsie, and then

0:41:260:41:28

# Do it over again

0:41:280:41:31

# Watch for the mail I'll never fail

0:41:310:41:34

# If you don't get a letter then you'll know I'm in jail

0:41:340:41:38

# Don't cry, Tootsie Don't cry, no, no

0:41:380:41:40

# Toot-toot, Tootsie, goodbye. #

0:41:400:41:46

APPLAUSE

0:41:460:41:49

# Yesterday I heard a lover sigh

0:42:000:42:02

# "Goodbye, oh, me, oh, my"

0:42:020:42:05

# Seven times he hopped aboard a train

0:42:050:42:08

# And seven times he hurried back

0:42:080:42:10

# To kiss his love again and tell her

0:42:100:42:12

# Toot-toot, Tootsie, goodbye

0:42:120:42:14

# Toot-toot, Tootsie, don't cry

0:42:140:42:17

# The choo-choo train that takes me

0:42:170:42:20

# Away from you, no words can tell how sad it makes me

0:42:200:42:23

# Kiss me, Tootsie, and then, mm

0:42:230:42:26

# Do it over again

0:42:260:42:28

# Watch for the mail I'll never fail

0:42:280:42:31

# If you don't get a letter then you'll know I'm in jail

0:42:310:42:34

# Don't cry, Tootsie Don't cry, no, no

0:42:340:42:37

# Toot-toot, Tootsie

0:42:370:42:39

# Goodbye. #

0:42:390:42:43

APPLAUSE

0:42:430:42:46

Tantalising

0:43:080:43:10

and transcendental...

0:43:100:43:13

-AUDIENCE:

-Oh!

0:43:130:43:14

..transatlantic transports.

0:43:140:43:18

And you know what those are, sir.

0:43:180:43:20

Once again, the Players Theatre!

0:43:200:43:25

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:43:250:43:28

-# How do you do?

-How do you do?

0:43:320:43:34

-# Miss Ragtime

-Yeah, yeah, for Ragtime

0:43:340:43:37

-# Hats off to you

-Hats off

0:43:370:43:39

-# Miss Ragtime

-A little bit of Ragtime

0:43:390:43:41

# When I see you coming out to get the rest

0:43:410:43:44

# You're the only one, the sweetest and the best

0:43:440:43:46

# I'm dead in love, heels and head in love

0:43:460:43:49

-# Always thinking of you

-Ooh

0:43:490:43:51

-# Look who's here

-Just looking at you

0:43:510:43:54

-# Ragtime dear

-So glad we found you

0:43:540:43:56

-# When you're near

-Ooh, ooh

0:43:560:43:59

-# I feel queer

-Oh, oh, ooh

0:43:590:44:01

# And there's a funny feeling comes along with you

0:44:010:44:03

# And makes me happy, happy, happy Never blue

0:44:030:44:06

# How do you do, Miss Ragtime How do you do?

0:44:060:44:09

# How do you do, how do you do How do you do-do-do? #

0:44:090:44:11

# I want to hear, I want to hear

0:44:110:44:13

# Alexander's ragtime band

0:44:130:44:15

# Come on and hear, come on and hear

0:44:150:44:18

# It's the best band in the land

0:44:180:44:20

# They can play a bugle call like you never heard before

0:44:200:44:23

# So natural that you want to go to war

0:44:230:44:26

# It's just the bestest band that am

0:44:260:44:28

# Honey lamb, honey lamb

0:44:280:44:30

# Come on along, come on along

0:44:300:44:33

# Let me take you by the hand

0:44:330:44:35

# Up to the man, up to the man

0:44:350:44:38

# Who's the leader of the band

0:44:380:44:40

# And if you want to hear that Swanee River

0:44:400:44:43

# Played in a ragtime

0:44:430:44:45

# Come on and hear, come on and hear

0:44:450:44:48

# Alexander's ragtime band. #

0:44:480:44:51

# Listen to the band

0:44:510:44:53

# They're playing

0:44:530:44:56

# You made me love you

0:44:560:45:00

# I didn't want to do it

0:45:000:45:02

# I didn't want to do it

0:45:020:45:05

# You made me want you

0:45:050:45:10

# And all the time you knew it

0:45:100:45:13

# I guess you always knew it

0:45:130:45:15

# You made me happy sometimes

0:45:150:45:20

# You made me sad

0:45:200:45:24

# But there were times, dear

0:45:260:45:30

# You made me feel so bad

0:45:300:45:35

# You made me sigh for

0:45:350:45:39

# I didn't want to tell you

0:45:390:45:42

# I didn't want to tell you

0:45:420:45:45

# I need some love that's true

0:45:450:45:50

# Yes, I do, indeed I do You know I do

0:45:500:45:55

# Give me, give me what I sigh for

0:45:550:45:59

# You know you've got the brand of kisses that I'd die for

0:45:590:46:04

# You know you made me

0:46:040:46:09

# Love you. #

0:46:090:46:12

# When the midnight choo-choo leaves for Alabam'

0:46:150:46:17

# Alabam', Alabam'

0:46:170:46:19

# I'll be right there, right there

0:46:190:46:21

# Because I've got my money for the fare

0:46:210:46:24

# When I see that rusty-haired conductor man

0:46:240:46:27

# When I see that man

0:46:270:46:29

# I'll grab him by the collar And I'll holler

0:46:290:46:31

# "Alabam', Alabam'"

0:46:310:46:33

# That's where you'll stop that train

0:46:330:46:36

# That takes me back again

0:46:360:46:38

# Back home where I'll remain

0:46:380:46:40

# Where my honey lamb am Where my honey lamb

0:46:400:46:44

# I will be right there with bells

0:46:440:46:46

# When that old conductor yells

0:46:460:46:49

# "All aboard, all aboard

0:46:490:46:51

# "All aboard for Alabam', yes!"

0:46:510:46:54

# I will be right there with bells

0:46:540:46:58

# When that old conductor yells

0:46:580:47:01

# "All aboard, all aboard All aboard, all aboard

0:47:010:47:05

# "All aboard

0:47:050:47:07

# "For Alabam'"

0:47:070:47:12

# "All aboard for Alabam', yes!" #

0:47:130:47:15

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:47:150:47:17

Now, there's just time to ask Mr Frankie Vaughan

0:47:240:47:27

to lead the company and yourselves

0:47:270:47:28

in the last chorus for tonight, Down At The Old Bull And Bush.

0:47:280:47:31

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Frankie Vaughan, the entire company,

0:47:310:47:35

Mr Bernard Herrmann and the entire and inexhaustible orchestra.

0:47:350:47:40

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:47:400:47:42

And this time, chiefly yourselves.

0:47:420:47:47

# Come, come Come and make eyes at me

0:47:510:47:55

# Down at the Old Bull and Bush

0:47:550:47:57

# Come, come, drink some port wine with me

0:47:590:48:02

# Down at the Old Bull and Bush

0:48:020:48:05

# Hear the little German band Da-da-da-da-da-da-da

0:48:060:48:10

# Just let me hold your hand, dear

0:48:100:48:13

# Do, do come and have a drink or two

0:48:130:48:17

# Down at the Old Bull and Bush

0:48:170:48:21

# And Bush. #

0:48:210:48:22

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:48:220:48:26

ORCHESTRA PLAYS

0:48:260:48:30

Leonard Sachs chairs the old-time music hall programme, first broadcast on 11 January 1979. With guests Frankie Vaughan, Lennie Bennett, Jerry Stevens, Barbara Law, Ray C Davies, Tudor Davies and Les Thuranos.