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BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!

05 Aug 02 - 03:35 PM (#760189)
Subject: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: GUEST,Ed

See this News Story from the BBC.

Time for some accordion jokes, perhaps? *grin*

Ed


05 Aug 02 - 03:46 PM (#760195)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Sorcha

Too funny!


05 Aug 02 - 03:46 PM (#760196)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Micca

Was Liz the Squeak in the audience?????


05 Aug 02 - 04:06 PM (#760215)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: GUEST,Ballyholme

Love it!

I'm sorry but the description of "Members of the 300-strong audience fled the marquee where the gig was taking place" makes me wonder how many were genuinely frightened by the blaze and how many used it as an excuse to leave the concert early?

(Time to take cover before the Rolf fans start throwing the wobble-boards).


05 Aug 02 - 06:11 PM (#760291)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: GUEST,Skipjack K8

The most cutting headline was that a music lover had set fire to the poor dear thing. The rehabilitation of the lowly squeeze box has just been put back another decade.

I did like his Stairway to Heaven, though.......


05 Aug 02 - 06:14 PM (#760295)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Firecat

Which song did he end up performing? Maybe a parody of "Sun Arise" entitled "Flames Arise"!!

Bang goes my street cred! Honest, I only know Rolf Harris songs from the parents! I know him as the Animal Hospital presenter!!


05 Aug 02 - 06:22 PM (#760299)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: GUEST,Paul

Well, at least we've now got some scientific evidence for the veracity of those jokes that end with "the accordion burns quicker" ;-)

Paul


05 Aug 02 - 06:26 PM (#760301)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: GUEST,Skipjack

Another headline was 'Burn me accordion brown, sport'. So cruel.


05 Aug 02 - 06:51 PM (#760326)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Micca

" Flames arise,
out of my accordion
Flames arise
from my accordion
spreading all the fire all around"



05 Aug 02 - 09:26 PM (#760389)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Stephen L. Rich

That's funny as hell, but let's put tis in sme perspective. The guy is 72 years old and STILL WORKING!!! Way to go, Rolf!


05 Aug 02 - 10:12 PM (#760404)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: alison

absolutely brilliant........ lol


slainte

alison


06 Aug 02 - 05:25 AM (#760502)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Allan Dennehy

And it makes me wonder...............and it really does sport!


06 Aug 02 - 05:49 AM (#760521)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Dave Bryant

If LTS had been there producing "Girly Poots" after eating her veggieburgers, there might have been the risk of a gas explosion too !


06 Aug 02 - 09:21 AM (#760587)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: jets

Hey Rich: I am 78 years old, play the accordion and I am also working. No big deal.


06 Aug 02 - 12:53 PM (#760717)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: open mike

does anyone know all the verses to Tie me kangaroo down? i'll check the data base... I remember there was a great sound effect in it-- like a big pice of time being bent like they do thunder in the theatre---


06 Aug 02 - 12:58 PM (#760724)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: janey

good old rolf. i started learning accordian three weeks ago; since then all I see is accordian news stories...Alex learns accordian on Big Brother...Rolf Harris's accordican blows up...Alan Partridge Ah Ha features a french accordian player...I could go on...but i'm too busy learning "Merrily We Roll Along..."


06 Aug 02 - 01:10 PM (#760735)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: open mike

here are the lyrics-- (how to do a BLICKIE?) http://www.mudcat.org/!!-supersearch99.cfm?MaxHits=1&Command=search&NumLines=4&file=fall99&request=%5BTIE+ME+KANGAROO+DOWN%5D

just wait til you get to Lady Of Spain!!

I hear there is an accordian festival where hundreds of squeeze box players perform this tune as the grend finale (or is it the opening number??!!)


06 Aug 02 - 01:17 PM (#760742)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: EBarnacle1

There is also an annual free reed squeeze in here in the Northeast. I have played hot jazz on the concertina but this is a bit much! LOL


06 Aug 02 - 01:19 PM (#760743)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Genie

Now, if it had spontaneously combusted while he was playing, that would have been some really hot music! (Especially if he was playing a piece by "De Falla." Or maybe "Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight.")

Genie


06 Aug 02 - 02:01 PM (#760770)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: HuwG

open mike and anyone else interested:

Not too sure of some of the spellings in the page pointed to by the blue clicky, so here's a bowdlerised version:

Spoken Introduction: There's an old Australian stockman, lying, dying. He gets himself up on one elbow, turns to his mates, who are gathered round him, and he says:

Watch me wallaby's feet, mate,
Watch me wallaby's feet.
They're a dangerous breed, mate,
So watch me wallaby's feet.

Chorus:
All together now!
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.

Keep me cockatoo cool, Carl,
Keep me cockatoo cool.
Don't go acting the fool, Carl,
Keep me cockatoo cool.

(Chorus)

Take me koala back, Jack,
Take me koala back.
He lives somewhere out on the track, Mac,
So take me koala back.

(Chorus)

Mind me platypus duck, Bill,
Mind me platypus duck.
Don't let him go running amuck, Bill,
Just mind me platypus duck.

(Chorus) [Politically highly incorrect verse, but on the original record]

Let me aboes go loose, Lou,
Let me aboes go loose.
They're of no further use, Lou
So let me aboes go loose.

(Chorus)

Play your didgeridoo, Blue,
Play your didgeridoo.
Uh, like, keep playing 'til I shoot through, Blue,
Play your didgeridoo.

(Chorus)

Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred,
Tan me hide when I'm dead.
(Pause)
So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde,
And that's it hanging on the shed.

(Chorus)


06 Aug 02 - 02:16 PM (#760783)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: GUEST,Skipjack

Janey, congratulations on choosing the accordion! It's the best instrument you could've chosen, and you have many friends here, both in the UK and in the States, and Australia. Stick with it, and go on the accordion course at Folkworks Darlington in October, and the rest of your life will be perfect. Promise!

Skipjack K8 (who married a non-accordion playing Janey)


07 Aug 02 - 11:01 AM (#761283)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: janey

Ahhh thank ya skipjack. It's nice to get words of encouragement; many have told me it is too hard an instrument to learn/too loud for sessions blah blah. I am enjoying it so far which is half the battle and seem to be making good progress (I'm sure the neighbours agree). What is the format for the Folkworks thingy? Is it a weekend or what? I am keen to do something like that. This time next year the accordian will be blazing! (I hope...)


07 Aug 02 - 11:53 AM (#761314)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Skipjack K8

Sent you a PM, janey, to spare the community my waxing about the wonders of the stomach Steinway.

Skipjack


07 Aug 02 - 02:02 PM (#761413)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: EBarnacle1

A blazing accordion would make a great logo for some group.


07 Aug 02 - 05:01 PM (#761481)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: GUEST,Smelly in Sidmouth

I didn't see LTS there, but the Mirror newspaper headlined it with 'Fry me accordion brown, Sport!'.

S


07 Aug 02 - 05:45 PM (#761507)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: vectis

I took up the accordion at 46. I can play a few tunes but still have to really think hard before calling OUT or CHANGE in a session.
Keep practising:-)


08 Aug 02 - 08:25 AM (#761809)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland

After they put the fire out did Rolf say "can you tell what it is yet?"


07 Dec 02 - 01:13 PM (#843092)
Subject: song lyrics help please!!!
From: GUEST,thea-team

Please does anyone have the words for "Down the Drain?"


07 Dec 02 - 01:51 PM (#843116)
Subject: RE: BS: Rolf Harris's accordion catches fire!
From: GUEST,Campo

While his accordian burning what was didgerie doing?