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Thread #95372   Message #3593301
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
18-Jan-14 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Turkish Delight (from Arthur Godfrey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turkish Delight (from Arthur Godfrey)
The next challenge is, what are the guys singing between the verses on Ray Noble's records on YouTube?

In P.G. Wodehouse's novels about Bertie and Jeeves, Bertie is sometimes sequestered in his flat with a hangover, and a pal will smite the door and call out a cheerful "Bring out your dead!" Apparently this was a phrase that had caught the public's fancy, like today's "Make my day" or "We don't need no stinkin I.D."

So here's what the men are singing after the verses:

1. Bring out your dead, and next wife told her tale.

2. I can't understand this one.

3. Oh, naughty girl, and next wife told her tale.
    This is the verse about Aladdin

4. Ah, ah, ah, and next wife told her tale.

5. Ja, ja, ja, ja, and next wife told her tale.

    This is after the verse about the plumber.

6. We want hot dogs, and next wife told her tale.

   The orchestral music after this one is a send-up of 'The Hall of the Mountain King' from Pier Gynt.

7. Bow, dowie, dow, dow and next wife told her tale.

8. ???, and he never caught any more wives.

    This is the verse about the police chief arresting the dancers.

I enjoyed doing this, because they are obviously having fun. I don't want to sound like an old crab, but when did I last hear a piece of pop music where anybody was having fun?