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mandoleer Tune Req: Any good tunes about Landladys (35) RE: Tune Req: Any good tunes about Landladys 12 Apr 06

Hullabaloo Balay: Version I know is
Me father kept a boarding house
Hullabaloo Balay

It then brings in 'a flash young fellow named Shallow Brown' (who may or may not be the same one as in the song 'Shallow Brown') who 'ogled me mother all round the town'. Then mum ran off with Shallow brown, and 'father nearly pined away, 'cos mother came back the following day'.

So it all depends on whether the boarding house was in father's name, or in joint ownership - of which there is no easily accessible record, as the town in question and the family's surname are not listed. I do wish the writers of these songs would pay a bit more attention to such details.

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