Friday, 3 April 2009

My First Song

Many thanks to Mr Maps for reminding me of this. On Mother Kelly's Doorstep was the first song my Mum taught me. She was a bit of a fan. It explains so much...



I am just about to have a power cu

46 comments:

sarah said...

Oh they don't make 'em like that any more.

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Good morning Scarlet,

I've never heard this song before but I can understand why it would be appealing.

U

PI said...

Is Danny still alive? Puts Lily Savage to shame.

BEAST said...

Can you accompany yourself on the washboard or spoons ?

Geoff said...

Danny has a hole in his sock, a hole in his shoe, a hole in his knickers where his willy peeps through.

The Dotterel said...

And that's at the City Varieties, Leeds too! (And I don't mean the hole in D-la-R's shoe! Oh no, this comment wasn't meant to rhyme. That's why I'm finishing just in time.)

Mrs Pouncer said...

Extraordinary. Dr Maroon MUST see this. Go and get him with all available haste, Scarla. It is absolutely his favourite song and has such resonances for him.

Ponita in Real Life said...

My cat watches the video and really wants that boa. Unfortunately, I believe she means to eat it and that would require another visit to the vet for emergency surgery...

savannah said...

happy friday! ;) xoxo

MJ said...

The chandelier, the feather boa...

Ahhh, glamour.

*adjusts tiara*

mapstew said...

Is that from 'The Good Old Days'? This used to be our favourite show back in the 'one channel' days.

God Of Bacon said...

Those who want to be feared and hated are always whining about their own success.

http://columbine101.blogspot.com

scarlet-blue said...

Sarah: You must come to my next village pantomime...

Mr U: Well, Mr U, yes it does have a certain appeal. I used to know all the words as well.

Pat: Yep, Mr La Rue is still alive and he was born in cork. I have actually seen him live...

Mr Beastieweastie coochy-face: [Yes, I know, this could get silly, but Mrs P started it.] I might be able to get a tune out of your love mitten and a pair of walnuts.

Geoff: Would you like me to sit on your nelly?

Mr Dotts: I hope you're not expecting a rhymming reply? Because all I can think of is Live and let die.
See... makes no sense...

Right, I've had a power cut all afternoon and I need a cup of tea. Be back in a bit, Mrs P.

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Mrs P: I shall scamper off and sing it on Dr Maroon's doorstep... let me dig out my wig first...

Ponita: Ah... I sing to my cat to put her off being naughty. She cowers behind the sofa. Sometimes being like Celine Dion has its rewards!

Savannah: A very happy Friday to you too! Tis a relief to be at the end of the week.

MJ: Yep, we're dressed to impress and Mr Beastie has turned up in nothing but a pair of love mittens...

Mr Maps: Probably, because Mr Dotts has mentioned the City Varieties, Leeds - and The Good Old Days was filmed there.
Yep, I used to watch it every week as well...! Must mention Leonard Sachs or otherwise there'll be questions.

Mr Bacon: But I want to be loved and adored...
Anyhow, Hello and Welcome!

Sx

KAZ said...

Ah - now we know who Camilla's role model was.

Dave said...

I am cowering behind the sofa, in case you start to sing.

scarlet-blue said...

Kaz: Poor Camilla, she doesn't quite have the same chuputz as Danny... nor does she look as good with a feather boa.

Dave: Trust me, my voice would make your cactus wither...

Sx

xl said...

The first day I had a new HDTV, there was a nature program showing a very large boa. One of my cats freaked out and ran out of the room!


Oh Hai Ponita!
Oh Hai MJ!

Jimmy Bastard said...

I feel as though I've just taken a slow stroll down memory lane... and been mugged by a frump in a frock.

I remember him coming to Glasgow in the 70's. Just the once!

Madame DeFarge said...

A true delight. I adored Danny La Rue in my youth, although I never heard him sing this. So much funnier than Lily Savage. A fine choice.

btw, we all appear to have the same comment from God of Bacon. I'm not sure if this makes us the Chosen Ones.

Ponita in Real Life said...

Oh Hai XL!

I think that God of Bacon is trying to pork everyone in cyber-ia.... spamming us all.

Emerson Marks said...

Danny effing la rue? I swear he lives down in one of the Riverside flats in Southampton. Seems very keen on questionable tight white slacks.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr XL: My cat does the cowardly hissing thing from behind my legs when she gets frightened by anything. She's quite sweet really, until she uses my leg as a scratching post.

Mr Jimmy: FRUMP!!!!!! Danny is the epitome of glamour. And remember, it's not what you wear, it's how you wear it. Please come back for more style tips.

Madame D: Danny was very dry. My Mum had all his albums... he was quite good looking though. She also has a thing for Stewart Granger and Tyrone Power.
I think Ponita is spot on about Mr Bacon.

Ponita: Spot on! And there was me hoping that he was a link to Kevin.

Mr Marks: Well there's fun to be had in Southampton - so I've heard. How is Mr Fielder???

Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

Ah... Reynard La Spoon, as Jules and Sand used to call him. All hand-done by a disciple of William Morris on the Ladbroke Grove.

Splendid

scarlet-blue said...

Kev: Oh, fantabulosa! Yes - and then maybe I could do something wild with a couple of creepers up his trellis
Sx

Dr Maroon said...

What an artist Scarlet. He used to sing "all the nice girls like a sailor" when we were in.
Proper gentleman. always stood his round. Thanks for this Scarlet my dear.
Ax.

scarlet-blue said...

Dr Maroon: I accidentally stumbled across 'All the Nice girls love a Candle' - I thought it was going to be an ad for the scented variety - but the first three lines are:-
All the nice girls love a candle,
All the nice girls love a wick,
For there's something about a candle...
The rest is very rude. It's a rugby song, apparently...
Sx

eroswings said...

I take it while the power was out you were in your ball gown and big wig singing to entertain your cat.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Ah Miss Scarlet, you dig out all the old gems from the cupboard like a burrowing little bunny. What he pity he didn't marry Liberace, it would have been a match made in heaven.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Swings: Well, there wasn't much else to do...

Mr Bananas: Lets hope I don't get stuck down a hole...

Sx

Jane P said...

:-)

Scarlet-Blue said...

Jane: Thank you Jane ;o)
Sx

Whirlochre said...

He made drag look like levitation, didn't he?

Ponita in Real Life said...

When I sing, both cats and the dog want to climb all over me.... I am not sure if they mean to smother me or they actually like the sounds that emanate from within.

Gadjo Dilo said...

My Wicked Uncle Tony took my (then not-yet wicked) Uncle Andrew to Danny's club after rationing had finished in the 50s. I'd have hoped that the experience would have turned them into nicer people.

BEAST said...

Is your power back on Miss Scarlet , or are you still groping around in the gloom ???
Sad news Miss S , I was making a suprise guest appearance at the Cafe C sink , and some light fingered devil has had it away with the Love Mitten :-(

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Whirly: Levitation? Possibly the only trait he shared with Sister Wendy, the art loving nun.

Ponita: I think it's because you purr, I on the other hand, screech like a banshee.

Gadj: I was taken to see Danny La Rue. I think of it as a positive experience... although I've had a bit of a complex about my bumpy knees ever since.

Mr Beastums: My power came back!
Oh dear. Well you shouldn't have left your love object laying around for just anyone to pick up and play with...

Sx

Kate Lord Brown said...

Hello Scarlet - hope you've got a handle on your candles by now and are all aglow. Danny LaRue, Dick Emery, Les Dawson - reminds me of tea at my great grandma's. Happy Camping! x

Kevin Musgrove said...

It's a funny thing: when I was a kid light entertainment was as camp as Christmas and you couldn't eat an egg butty at your auntie's without watching some bloke in a frock on the telly.

How times change.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Kate: The power is back, but I am enjoing the candlelight and looking forward to singing songs around the camp fire.

Kev: Only Dame Edna left, Kev. All the others have gone back to wearing trousers.
I used to like Sticky Moments in the early nineties.

Sx

mutleythedog said...

How dreadful!

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Mutts: Apologies! Is this not like a usual night in Bridport?
Sx

mutleythedog said...

Not in the slightest!

Dave said...

Aren't we going to get a Monday post?

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Mutts: Doesn't Paul Weller dress up occasionally?

Dave: Sadly I don't have a bottomless pit of posts. I am rather shallow.

Sx

Dave said...

I am glad you are not bottomless.