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Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody

21 Sep 04 - 01:37 PM (#1277487)
Subject: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: Leadfingers

Way back in the dark mists of time I recollect Hamish singing a rewrite of the old Teresa Brewer song .I think the first verse went

I wake up with an aching head - As Usual
I cant remember going to bed -As usual
And somewhere deep inside my brain
There seems to be an express train
And I promise not to drink again - As usual

Any one out there got the rest of the words to this ode to Sobriety ?


21 Sep 04 - 03:29 PM (#1277574)
Subject: ADD: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: GUEST,Jim I

As Usual

1.        I woke up with an aching head .... As Usual
        I can't remember going to bed .... As Usual
        Somewhere deep inside my brain
        I think I hear a diesel train
        I promise not to drink again .... As Usual

2.        I sucked the drink up like a Hoover ... As Usual
        V.P. wine and paint remover         ... As Usual
        My stomachs feeling mighty queer
        It must have been the (Local?) beer
        And nothing in my head is clear ... As Usual

3.        Woke up this morning in the park    ... As Usual
        I must have crawled there after dark... As Usual
        I`ll have to see how much I've got
        "Jesus Christ, I've spent the lot!"
        I must have been a drunken sot ... As Usual.


The drink (VP wine) in the second verse is sometimes Lanliq (or similar)

In the 3rd line substitute whatever the local ale is i.e. Boddies, McEwans etc

Jim


21 Sep 04 - 04:03 PM (#1277609)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: John MacKenzie

I have a recording of a certain Mr William Connolly doing this, with gusto. [Ah Gusto!]
Giok


21 Sep 04 - 06:54 PM (#1277749)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: GUEST,MC Fat

a pure dead brilliant double fantastic song


21 Sep 04 - 08:24 PM (#1277812)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: Leadfingers

Giok - Gusto always was one of my favourite backing musicians . And Jim I even if you are but a Guest and not a proper member , Thanks for the words . Just goes to show , the clowns who say Guest posts shouldnt be allowed are PILLOCKS .


22 Sep 04 - 10:32 PM (#1278799)
Subject: Lyr Add: AS USUAL (from Brenda Lee, et al.)
From: Jim Dixon

You can't fully appreciate the parody if you don't know the original.

Lyrics copied from http://www.luma-electronic.cz/lp/b/Burgess/burgess_tenderlovin.htm

AS USUAL
Alex Zanetis, 1964

The sun comes up and brings the dawn, as usual.
When I awake, I find you gone, as usual;
But I can't find the way to let
This crazy heart of mine forget.
I pretend you're still beside me, as usual.

Each evening I take a walk, as usual.
I make believe that we still talk, as usual.
People always stop and stare.
I guess they just don't see you there.
Don't they know you'll always be right here, as usual?

Today I looked into my mirror, as usual.
I told myself that you're still here, as usual.
And as I stood there, telling lies,
The tears began to fill my eyes,
'Cause I know I'm only fooling myself, as usual.

[Recorded by Eddy Arnold, Wilma Burgess, Brenda Lee, Kitty Wells, and The Wilburn Brothers.]


23 Sep 04 - 10:07 AM (#1279095)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: The Fooles Troupe

Thanks! I've been wanting to track this one down for a while.


01 Mar 09 - 06:57 PM (#2578867)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: glenshalloch

Final (sad) verse:
And now I sit and spew ma ring --- as usual,
Beer, wine, chips, trifle, every bloody thing --- as usual,
My head is playing up like hell,
My eyeballs are beginning to swell,
And I think I'm goin' to shit masel', as usual.


03 Dec 12 - 05:50 PM (#3446381)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: GUEST

Well, looking for lyrics and came on this thread, I recall a verse that ended 'All of a udden I'm feeling fine, it's only 5 minutes to opening time, I'll start of with some cheep red wine as usual' anyone got the first bit??


04 Dec 12 - 05:34 PM (#3447062)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: nutty

Spotify have it by The Wayfarers - Im sure it's the same as the Hamish Imlach version I heard long ago.
I'll transcribe it when I have more time.


05 Dec 12 - 10:02 AM (#3447414)
Subject: Lyr Add: AS USUAL (from The Wayfarers)
From: nutty

AS USUAL
As recorded by The Wayfarers on "An Hour of Aussie Comedy"

I woke up with an aching head, as usual.
I can't remember going to bed, as usual.
My stomach's feeling rather queer.
It must have been that lousy beer,
For nothing in my mind is clear, as usual.

I started off with the beer and wine, as usual.
Then O.P. rum and turpentine, as usual. [=over proof
From somewhere deep inside my brain,
I seem to hear a diesel train.
I promise not to drink again, as usual.

Then I woke up in the park, as usual.
I must have crawled there after dark, as usual.
I'll check to see how much I've got
Stone the crows, I drank the lot!
I must have been a drunken sot, as usual.

I raised myself up off my back, as usual.
Oh, the memories came flooding back, as usual.
Of all the pubs we'd been in and out,
And how my best mate dodged his shout.
At ten o'clock we were both turfed out, as usual.

So then I went home to the wife, as usual.
Ooh, I knew that I'd be in some strife, as usual.
At me she then began to scream:
"Where the hell do you think you've been?"
My face turned forty shades of green, as usual.

And so I start another day, as usual.
Feeling old and tired and grey, as usual.
But suddenly I feel just fine.
It's only five minutes to opening time.
I'll start off with some cheap red wine, as usual.


06 Dec 12 - 06:35 AM (#3447949)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: banjoman

Seem to recall a last verse that ended
"The curry seems to have gone right throuh - as usual"


08 Dec 13 - 11:45 PM (#3582760)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
From: Shimbo Darktree

Stumbled on this thread while searching for the author of this parody. I was a Wayfarer before they folded, but after the recording you mentioned Nutty. Glad to hear that the recordings are still used.

Fooles Troupe ... if you want any other Wayfarer words, send me an email - you should have my address.

Shimbo