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Molly M

Started by: bentlegs (4545)

Molly with you being a singer could you put the next vrse to this,----A little man walked up and down,
to find an eating place in town,
he searched his pockets through & through,
to see what fifteen cents could do,
(one meat ball whithout the gravy, one meat ball with out the gravy you get no gravy with one meat ball. Try your best Molly,

Started: 9th Jul 2020 at 18:28

Posted by: First Mate (106)

here you go

A little man walked up and
down,
He found an eating place in town,
He read the menu through and through,
To see what fifteen cents could do.

One meat ball, one meat ball,
He could afford but one meat ball.

He told the waiter near at hand,
The simple dinner he had planned.
The guests were startled, one and all,
To hear that waiter loudly call, "What,

"One meat ball, one meat ball?
Hey, this here gent wants one
meat ball."

The little man felt ill at ease,
Said, "Some bread, sir, if you please."
The waiter hollered down the hall,
"You gets no bread with one meat ball.

"One meat ball, one meat ball,
Well, you gets no bread with one
meat ball."

The little man felt very bad,
One meat ball was all he had,
And in his dreams he hears that call,
"You gets no bread with one meat ball.

"One meat ball, one meat ball,
Well, you gets no bread with one
meat ball."

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 18:31

Posted by: tomplum (6374) 

Replied: 9th Jul 2020 at 19:29

Posted by: mollie m (6337) 

Hiya Bentlegs. Long time no hear owd feckler! Sorry to have not replied sooner, but I've only just seen your post.

Well, it's been many moons since I was a singist and I'd never heard those lyrics before so I couldn't have guessed it.

It sounds like some sort of comedy song which is something we never did. Just good old 50s, 60s, 70s and country music.

I'm too old to be bouncing around on a stage these days and, my partner, who played the keyboards, died 12 years ago, but it was fun while it lasted.

Take care, chuck.

Replied: 10th Jul 2020 at 06:04

Posted by: Aziraphale (241)

Are there any other musically inclined people on here? People who maybe sang or played an instrument on stage? Members of groups, past or present?

Replied: 10th Jul 2020 at 08:22

Posted by: tomplum (6374) 

I'm a frustrated hobbist/DIY amateur and write songs about people and things that interest me
here's one about one of the members on here

Replied: 10th Jul 2020 at 09:01

Posted by: Joe Maplin (373) 

thad get paid up at Park Lane wi that song

Replied: 10th Jul 2020 at 09:49

Posted by: firefox (1978)

To stop?

Replied: 10th Jul 2020 at 10:07

Posted by: tomplum (6374) 

Replied: 10th Jul 2020 at 20:50

Posted by: tomplum (6374) 

Park lone is shut now anyways ,

how much would they pay for
for this one ?

Replied: 10th Jul 2020 at 20:56

Posted by: tomplum (6374) 

this is my pick for the
eurovision song contest

Replied: 10th Jul 2020 at 21:03

Posted by: Joe Maplin (373) 

a tek it back...Billy Brogan wouldnt have had you
on at Park Lone

Replied: 10th Jul 2020 at 22:18

Posted by: tomplum (6374) 

Pha, tough crowd in toneet

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 09:13

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)

Molly

Have you driven up the new road yet

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 09:55

Posted by: bentlegs (4545)

First Mate, your a gem thanks a bunch,
And thanksfor trying Molly,

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 11:38

Posted by: bentlegs (4545)

I can remember my uncle Tommy singing that song but it looks like he got a few words wrong, It stuck in my head all them years ,must be 75+ years,

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 14:04

Posted by: tomplum (6374) 

Well aw reet, Can I have one last try before tha throws me out,
this is one I learned off our member called sonlyme about 30 odd years ago when he used play in 't Red Lion at Bryn,

its the ballad of Bob Platt

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 16:13

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 18:26

Posted by: mollie m (6337) 

Tommy Two Stroke:

What new road do you mean?

Is there a new road at Marus Bridge or somewhere like that? If that's what you mean, then no, as I never go that way for anything. When we played at the Park Hotel we would have gone that way, but that was over 20 years ago.

Oh and Bentlegs, it's Mollie, not Molly.

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 20:12

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)

No Molly it is an extension of Chapel Lane and it goes through the middle of nowhere, and then along the banks of Scotmans Flash, and it comes out opposite Little Lane at Goose Green

Tom doesn't like it though

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 20:18

Posted by: tomplum (6374) 

I do , I do , I do like it Tommy, Its long and windey and a very fast roller coaster type journey on my bike, Its smooth and clean, Well constructed with the black stuff the right way up, kerbs nice and level with dropped kerbs for us cyclists to cross sides, smashing pedestrian crossings which are light controlled , lovely scenery on both sides of Water recreation places and best of all, there are no cars on it, So although I DOOOO like it,
50.000 Wiganers DONT,

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 20:32

Posted by: mollie m (6337) 

Tommy:

Oh right. The answer is still no, but I know where you mean now. As children we lived on Darlington Street, but back then Chapel Lane was extremely narrow with a raised walkway just on the left hand side, had nasty white tiles on the walls and a railway bridge ran above it; not the very wide road that it is now.

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 20:54

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)

Mollie

I only once remember going under the old Chapel Lane bridge, and it was more like a tunnel than a bridge, and shortly thereafter in the early 1970s the new bridge was put in place, which was constructed to the side of the old bridge, and ten over a few days the main line was closed, and the old bridge was demolished, and the new one was slid in place using massive hydraulic rams, then for many years the old road was left in place as it was, with this massive bridge above it, with most of the width of the bridge not used, it was like this for about 15yrs until the mid 1980s when the Wigan Inner Ring Road was built, and the old road was constructed into the five lane, plus central reservation and double pavement configuration it is now

And I bet Tom wishes they had never replaced the old Chapel Lane Bridge

Replied: 11th Jul 2020 at 22:10

Posted by: mollie m (6337) 

Tommy:

Yes, you're right, it was more like a tunnel, a very narrow one, even in the eyes of us kids.

I've no idea what happened there after we left Darlington Street but, as you say, the old bridge had to be demolished and the new one put in place later.

We left Darlington Street in or around 1959 but, before that, my brother and I on Sunday afternoons would go to our granny's house at 55 Caroline Street for tea.

We'd have to run all the way up that walkway then cross over the road. Almost no traffic back then, but we still had to be careful.

Facing Caroline Street on the corner of a part of Chapel Lane, there was a little shop, and I can't remember what they sold, but I think it was a grocer's shop.

Granny's house was very Victorian and she only had gas mantles to light before dark; an old-fashioned black-leaded Yorkshire range, a rocking chair, and a 3-legged table in the middle of the room. Her paid companion, Emily, would treat us with cakes, sandwiches and cups of tea in fine China and .....

So sorry, I have seriously digressed from the original post.

Apologies to Bentlegs as this has nowt to do with anything, but memories have stemmed from this, and that's your fault, Tommy.

Replied: 12th Jul 2020 at 06:51

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)

There is nowt wrong with nostalgia Mollie

Replied: 12th Jul 2020 at 10:40

Posted by: sonlyme (2607)

I used to sing sammys bar (the original version) and i knew bob williamson personally.he was a great guy.

Replied: 12th Jul 2020 at 16:27

Posted by: First Mate (106)

very happy to help bentlegs

Replied: 12th Jul 2020 at 20:21

Posted by: bentlegs (4545)

Thanks to MESTER PLUMB and all who contributed,

Replied: 15th Jul 2020 at 13:58

Posted by: First Mate (106)

Replied: 17th Jul 2020 at 21:12
Last edited by First Mate: 17th Jul 2020 at 21:14:52

 

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