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Author Topic: Local Hero Musical - The lyrics  (Read 848 times)

Offlinejbaent

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Re: Local Hero Musical - The lyrics
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2019, 10:08:13 am »
Found this transcription posted by shangri la 1 some time ago. Thank yooooou

https://www.amarkintime.org/forum/index.php?topic=6780.msg136349#msg136349

I do remember about it but I thought there were just some lines and not the entire lyrics, great find!
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Re: Local Hero Musical - The lyrics
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2019, 12:03:28 pm »
Found this transcription posted by shangri la 1 some time ago. Thank yooooou

https://www.amarkintime.org/forum/index.php?topic=6780.msg136349#msg136349

I do remember about it but I thought there were just some lines and not the entire lyrics, great find!

I have re-imagined my version, based heavily on shangri-la1's posting. As ever I do not claim that my words are 100% accurate, but I have tried to keep with the rhythm of the song. I do think the line "Gee up Benny" is more likely to be "Gee up Neddy", as, along with Dobbin, Neddy is (or was) often used in Britain to refer to a horse especially if you didn't know it's given name

 Be interesting to read the lyrics that goon525 might suggest for this song

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Re: Local Hero Musical - The lyrics
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2019, 12:37:16 pm »
Found this transcription posted by shangri la 1 some time ago. Thank yooooou

https://www.amarkintime.org/forum/index.php?topic=6780.msg136349#msg136349

I do remember about it but I thought there were just some lines and not the entire lyrics, great find!

I have re-imagined my version, based heavily on shangri-la1's posting. As ever I do not claim that my words are 100% accurate, but I have tried to keep with the rhythm of the song. I do think the line "Gee up Benny" is more likely to be "Gee up Neddy", as, along with Dobbin, Neddy is (or was) often used in Britain to refer to a horse especially if you didn't know it's given name

 Be interesting to read the lyrics that goon525 might suggest for this song

FenderBender, excellent job!!!!!!!
You might get lucky, now and then

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Re: Local Hero Musical - The lyrics
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 03:55:26 pm »
OK, a first swing at "Never Felt Better". As before, more to the spirit (pun intended!) rather than accuracy of the words and a few lines I am really unhappy with are in { }. So any stabs at alternative lyrics would be greatly appreciated.

[spoken] (Mac): What happened?

(Iain): There was beer and wine and whisky
(Ownie): And whatever truth be told
(Both): They may have all been mixed together
(Netta): And with all the drink and dance and laughter
(all): You might think we’d have to face the morning after
(Viktor): With the mother and the father of a piss up there will always be
(all): The things you don’t remember
(Ownie): Last night wouldn’t scratch the surface {of some parties I’ve been to, that’s certain}
(Rhona): {There was banter and rapport}
(Iain): And nothing untoward
(Ownie): If the lady ever complains, I never met her
(Viktor): It was a very quiet night
(Mistress Fraser): Not a piss artist in sight
(all): Never felt better
(Iain): Hangover?
(all): Give over. No way
(all): Never felt better than today

(all): Now, we’ve been on some binges
(all):{With no thought given about which has been the best one}
(Netta): We’ve had some mighty celebrations with libation
(all): {And there will always be the next one}
(Rhona): Some of us held up rather well
(Iain): The regulars
(Viktor): The clientele
(all): Fulfilled every expectation to the letter
(Ownie): It was a pretty quiet night
(Netta): And we’re perfectly alright
(all): Never felt better
(Iain): Hangover?
(all): Give over. No way
(all): Never felt better than to - [Rhona throws up] – day
[everyone else throws up]
« Last Edit: June 17, 2019, 09:32:04 am by FenderBender »
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