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spudgun
05-03-2009, 11:39
My dad used to sing a song about days of the week. It started "Monday is washing day, Tuesday is soup" and ended "Saturday is pay day". Does anyone remember the other bits?

Sillysod
05-03-2009, 11:41
Monday is washing day
Tuesday is soup
Wednesday is roast beef
Thursday is shepherds pie
Friday is fish
Saturday is pay day
Sunday is church

The Miller
05-03-2009, 11:46
My dad used to sing a song about days of the week. It started "Monday is washing day, Tuesday is soup" and ended "Saturday is pay day". Does anyone remember the other bits?

It was a song sung by The Scaffold - Today's Monday Lyrics


today's monday, today's monday, monday is washing day
is everybody happy? you bet your life we are!

today's tuesday, today's tuesday, tuesday is soup
monday is washing day
is everybody happy? you bet your life we are!

today's wednesday, today's wednesday, wednesday is roaster beef.
tuesday is soup
monday is washing day
is everybody happy? you bet your life we are!

today's thursday, today's thursday, thursday is shephard's pie
wednesday is roaster beef
tuesday is soup
monday is washing day
is everybody happy? you bet your life we are!

today's friday, today's friday, friday is fish
thursday is shephard's pie
wednesday is roaster beef(etc.)
is everybody happy? you bet your life we are!

today's saturday, today's saturday, saturday's payday
friday is fish(etc.)

(very gently)today's sunday, today's sunday, sunday is church...
(fast)saturday is payday(etc.)
(slow)is everybody happy? you bet you life we aaaaare!

grinder
05-03-2009, 11:46
Is it the one...
Today's Monday,
today's Monday,
Monday is washing day is every body happy,
you can bet your life we are..

grinder
05-03-2009, 11:53
Miller, You don't happen to know the words to Lilly the Pink as well do you ?

The Miller
05-03-2009, 12:03
Here you go:

We'll drink a drink a drink to
Lily the pink a pink a pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Mr Frears had sticky out ears
And it made him awful shy
And so they give him medicinal compound
And now he's learning how to fly

Brother Tony was notably bony
He would never eat his meals
And so they give him medicinal compound
Now they move him round on wheels

We'll drink a drink a drink to
Lily the pink a pink a pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Well Ebeneezer thought he was Juilius Ceasar
And so they put him in a home
Where they give him medicinal compound
And now his emperor of Rome

Johnny hammer had a terrible stammer
He could hardly say a word
And so they give him medicinal compound
And now his seen and never heard

We'll drink a drink a drink to
Lily the pink a pink a pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Auntie Milly ran willy-nilly
When her legs they did recede
And so they hooked on medicinal compound
Now they call her Millipede

Jenifer Eccles had terrible freckles
And the boys all call her names
But she changed with medinical compound
And now he joins in all their games

We'll drink a drink a drink to
Lily the pink a pink a pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Lily the pink she turned to drink she
Filled up with parafin inside
And dispite her medicinal compound
Sadly pickalily died

Up to heaven her soul ascended
For the church bells they did ring
She took with her medicinal compound
Hark the herald angels sing

Joto
05-03-2009, 12:15
I'd forgot all about that song Miller:thumbsup:

Back on topic, my dad used to sit me on is knee and sing

'I don't see me in your eye's anymore' anyone know that one?

willo
05-03-2009, 12:20
"I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore" is a popular song, written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss and published in 1949. The song was popularized that year by Gordon Jenkins and the Stardusters and by Perry Como.

The song received renewed popularity in 1974, when country singer Charlie Rich released a cover version he had recorded during the mid-1960s. Rich's rendition reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in June 1974.

grinder
05-03-2009, 12:20
Magic Miller, Thanks a bunch, It's one of those songs that run through your head..
Now I can belt it out and frighten all my neighbours....
Cheers..

Joto
05-03-2009, 21:06
Thanks willo for that info, I'll get it on You Tube now, because I used to love Charlie Rich when he sang 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' might bring back some memories, eh:thumbsup:

lynblu
05-03-2009, 21:15
My dad used to sing a song about days of the week. It started "Monday is washing day, Tuesday is soup" and ended "Saturday is pay day". Does anyone remember the other bits?

My nan used to sing this to us & I now sing it to my 5 year old grandaughter. She loves it, especially soouuuuuup & does all the actions. Sunday is sung very slowly/softly whilst putting your palms together as though praying. Sunday we go to Church, is everybody happy, ya bet ya life we are ................

grinder
06-03-2009, 10:40
The joy and the memories we get out of songs and tunes is unbelievable and universal.
We've songs for all occasions, ceremonial, Religious, teaching, and all the moods you care to mention..
What would life be like with out music and I wonder how big apart it played in mans evolution....

mh01
06-03-2009, 10:47
me nan use to sing "the old wooden cross" she's been upstairs 17yr now but i can still hear that song ringing in me ears, i cant remember what me dad use to sing

lynblu
06-03-2009, 11:07
me nan use to sing "the old wooden cross" she's been upstairs 17yr now but i can still hear that song ringing in me ears, i cant remember what me dad use to sing

My dad got chucked outta the Sunday School near Joe Emmens garage for singing 'Roll out the Barrell' :hihi:

mh01
06-03-2009, 11:09
My dad got chucked outta the Sunday School near Joe Emmens garage for singing 'Roll out the Barrell' :hihi:i got kicked out of my lessons 4 singin i am a cider drinker & sex & drugs & rock & roll- never liked religous education anyway!:hihi:

grinder
06-03-2009, 11:20
It's funny how we seem to relate certain songs with certain people, What song, or artist would you like to think reminds people of you ,

mh01
06-03-2009, 11:28
It's funny how we seem to relate certain songs with certain people, What song, or artist would you like to think reminds people of you ,probably the sex pistols anarchy lol or franks i did it my way cos i hate authority & please myself most of the time:hihi:

poppins
06-03-2009, 11:40
My dad used to sing a song about days of the week. It started "Monday is washing day, Tuesday is soup" and ended "Saturday is pay day". Does anyone remember the other bits?

You had a Dad that was sober :confused:

grinder
06-03-2009, 13:22
I've been told Queen music reminds them of me, which on one level I like, but on another worries me a little.....:rolleyes:

mh01
06-03-2009, 13:24
I've been told Queen music reminds them of me, which on one level I like, but on another worries me a little.....:rolleyes:so i take it you like wearing make up & a pinny & dancing with a hoover! each to there own i suppose:hihi::gag::gag::hihi:

grinder
06-03-2009, 13:33
That's the bit that worries me Mh01, I've never worn a pinny:hihi:

mh01
06-03-2009, 13:35
That's the bit that worries me Mh01, I've never worn a pinny:hihi:why do i nit believe you:huh::gag::hihi:

grinder
06-03-2009, 13:36
That's the bit that worries me mh01 I've never worn a pinny...:hihi:

mh01
06-03-2009, 13:38
That's the bit that worries me mh01 I've never worn a pinny...:hihi:but you made love to the hoover!:D:gag::gag::D

grinder
06-03-2009, 13:40
and why do I keep repeating myself..

mh01
06-03-2009, 13:42
and why do I keep repeating myself..another 1 bites the dust!:hihi:

grinder
06-03-2009, 13:43
Yes but that's not what she said her name was...

mh01
06-03-2009, 13:45
Yes but that's not what she said her name was...those were the days of your life!:hihi:

grinder
06-03-2009, 14:10
mh01 your very good at Innuendo....