English Songs

I've just got here, through Paris, from the sunny southern shore;
I to Monte Carlo went, just to raise me winter's rent.
Dame Fortune smiled upon me as she'd never done before,
And I've now such lots of money, I'm a gent.
Yes, I've now such lots of rhino, I'm a gent.

As I walk along the Bois Boolong
With an independent air
You can hear the girls declare
"He must be a Millionaire."
You can hear them sigh and wish to die,
You can see them wink at the other eye
At the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo.

Read more: The Man Who Broke the Bank - Recommended Song

This is for Bedirhan on Disqus.

Evening all.

I'd like to tell you a story about when I was a very young boy. I must have been three or four months old at the time, and I didn't know what I wanted, but if I did, I wouldn't have known how to tell anybody, 'cos all I could do was gurgle. So I sat there in me [my] highchair, thinking one day, looking at me [my] tray and thinking what I'd give for a meal on there. So I started looking round the kitchen to see what I could have. I was rubbing me [my] eggy soldier in me [on my] head, trying to think, and then I looked over in the corner and there's a yellow and white breadbin with its mouth open, just staring at me, like. I saw bread in there.

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We listened to and disussed this murderous sea shanty in the Kitely session on "Talk Like A Pirate Day".   

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest.
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
Drink and the devil had done with the rest.
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
The mate was fixed by the bosun's pike,
The bosun brained with a marlinspike,
And cookey's throat was marked belike,
It had been gripped by fingers ten;
And there they lay, all good dead men
Like break o'day in a boozing den.
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Read more: 15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest - Recommended Song