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Title: Toilet tunes required!
Post by: MelonBox on April 15, 2018, 11:34:37 AM
Folk tune aficionados! Do you know any tunes related to toilets, toilet makers, toilet humour, pipework and ceramics?! Need to be suitable for Border Morris (hornpipe, reel, schottisches, 6/8 jigs).

My new side are wiring a dance to do with part of our local history (inventing the rim flushing toilet!) And we're in the market for a suitable tune!
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Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on April 15, 2018, 11:55:57 AM
Skip to my Loo ?

St Louis Blues, by W C Handy?


SJ
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Post by: Bryan Field on April 15, 2018, 12:09:02 PM
Geese in the Bog?
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Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on April 15, 2018, 12:17:37 PM
Bog down in the valley
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Post by: Howard Mitchell-Borts (Mitch) on April 15, 2018, 01:14:08 PM
The Flushing Quickstep
http://richardrobinson.tunebook.org.uk/tune/8414 (http://richardrobinson.tunebook.org.uk/tune/8414)

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Post by: Lester on April 15, 2018, 01:17:06 PM
Oh Dear what can the matter be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Yvzx3apcc)
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Post by: Mike Hirst on April 15, 2018, 01:50:13 PM
'Kinnegad Slashers' (Kerr, O'Neill)
'Galop and Shite' (Vickers)
'Lasses Pisses Brandy' (Vickers)
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Post by: Broadland Boy on April 15, 2018, 01:53:59 PM
Woodland Flowers under its common name ??

(I can see this topic going potty)
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Post by: Mike Hirst on April 15, 2018, 02:02:21 PM
I have read that the term "flowers of Edinburgh' is a reference to the once common practice of emptying the bedroom chamber pot into the street. Pedestrians had to dodge the euphemistic and fragrant 'flowers'. I have long suspected that 'Woodland Flowers' is a reference to the Silvian equivalent.
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Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on April 15, 2018, 02:03:56 PM
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Three *** ladies  stuck in a lavatory.

Political correction at your discretion. I thought "Three fat morrismen" then I wondered, should it be "morris persons"?
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Post by: Mike Hirst on April 15, 2018, 02:17:23 PM
Behind the Bush In The Garden (https://thesession.org/tunes/1888) (may also be a sexual reference)
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Post by: george garside on April 15, 2018, 02:58:09 PM
rattling bog
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Post by: Jimmy on April 15, 2018, 03:13:00 PM
A trip to the jacks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IictmrOPsE
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Post by: Stiamh on April 15, 2018, 03:14:42 PM
Jackie Daly plays a tune he calls "A Trip to the Jacks" (which Matt Cranitch euphemistically rechristened "The Brosna Slide", the name by which it is now commonly known).

Fiddler James Kelly seems to have a bit of a scatological obsession and has composed two reels, "Sitting on the Throne" and (ew) "Touching Cloth".

No idea whether any of these would be suitable for Border Morris but that doesn't seem to have held other posters back :)

PS I see Jimmy has taken a trip to the jacks while I was writing this  :|glug
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Post by: Mike Hirst on April 15, 2018, 03:14:52 PM
My Lady Carey's Dompe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Lady_Carey%27s_Dompe)
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Post by: gettabettabox on April 15, 2018, 03:52:28 PM
The south wind
(best with amplification.)
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Post by: Rob Lands on April 15, 2018, 05:10:33 PM
With a small adaption
Lavatories blue dilly dilly, lavatories green......
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Post by: Julian S on April 15, 2018, 05:12:07 PM
I'd go for A Waterloo Dance...not too much of a strain ::)

J
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Post by: Ellisteph on April 15, 2018, 05:55:39 PM
Kitty in the closet
The stool of repentance
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Post by: Steve C. on April 15, 2018, 06:01:37 PM
Not quite what you were asking for, but only a slight drift, this company I did some contract work for, bio-med co. with rare sense of (toilet) humor.  See attached.  More on their site.
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Post by: Nigel on April 15, 2018, 06:18:59 PM
This could run and run! How about "Khazi", a jig composed by John McCuster?
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Post by: vof on April 15, 2018, 09:38:15 PM
I'd go for A Waterloo Dance...not too much of a strain ::)

J
But surely A Portaloo Dance would be better if the dance is being performed outside?
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Post by: Rob Lands on April 15, 2018, 10:19:10 PM
reminds of the joke

Why can't the engine driver sit down?
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Post by: george garside on April 15, 2018, 10:21:04 PM
'the old bog hole' which I  think uses the same or similar tune to turkey in the straw.   words and dots on google

george
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Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on April 15, 2018, 10:50:32 PM
"A Trip To The Cottage" is a euphemism for a trip to the outside lav. Good tune, too.

This would be a theme of the month with a difference.
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Post by: Andy on April 15, 2018, 11:24:25 PM
Chadwick's Bog composed by Ronnie Cooper.

And it really is about Chadwick's bog - a hotel toilet and the noise it made.
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Post by: smiley on April 16, 2018, 03:08:03 AM
The Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye  (http://bushtraditions.wiki/tunes/index.php/Black_Cat_Piddled_in_the_White_Cat%27s_Eye_(The))

An interesting version of Winster Galop as played by a fiddler of aboriginal descent on remote Cape Barren Island, off Tasmania.
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Post by: Nick Collis Bird on April 16, 2018, 07:05:27 AM
“Portaloo Sunset”.    By The Stinks  ::)
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Post by: Mike Hirst on April 16, 2018, 09:59:23 AM
The Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye  (http://bushtraditions.wiki/tunes/index.php/Black_Cat_Piddled_in_the_White_Cat%27s_Eye_(The))

An interesting version of Winster Galop as played by a fiddler of aboriginal descent on remote Cape Barren Island, off Tasmania.

Thanks for sharing. What a great resource. The tune version shares many similarities with a version that I have from East Yorkshire. I suspect this has more to do with polygenesis than direct distribution.
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Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on April 16, 2018, 10:29:47 AM
The Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye  (http://bushtraditions.wiki/tunes/index.php/Black_Cat_Piddled_in_the_White_Cat%27s_Eye_(The))

An interesting version of Winster Galop as played by a fiddler of aboriginal descent on remote Cape Barren Island, off Tasmania.

Great site. Bookmarked.
Funny. I would swear I've never come across this tune before, but a quick once through convinced me I already knew it. Would make a great morris tune.
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Post by: Chris Rayner on April 16, 2018, 11:04:33 AM
Trade Winds Hornpipe, aka the theme from the Navy Lark?
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Post by: smiley on April 16, 2018, 12:52:07 PM
The Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye  (http://bushtraditions.wiki/tunes/index.php/Black_Cat_Piddled_in_the_White_Cat%27s_Eye_(The))

An interesting version of Winster Galop as played by a fiddler of aboriginal descent on remote Cape Barren Island, off Tasmania.

Thanks for sharing. What a great resource. The tune version shares many similarities with a version that I have from East Yorkshire. I suspect this has more to do with polygenesis than direct distribution.

I read somewhere that Brian Peters heard the tune during one of his trips to Australia and began playing it back in England .. and there's Captain James Cook who came from East Yorkshire too!
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Post by: Steve C. on April 16, 2018, 03:07:34 PM
Left Handed Fiddler
Hit or Miss Reel
Fill Up the Bowl Reel
Once Upon My Cheek
(best I could do, tough theme, Melon!)
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Post by: Ebor_fiddler on April 16, 2018, 04:16:54 PM
Jimmy Cook came from Middlesbrough in the North Riding.

My contribution: Peace is Flowing like a River.
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Post by: Chris Rayner on April 16, 2018, 05:46:41 PM
Come landlord fill the flowing bowl?
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Post by: Rob Lands on April 16, 2018, 06:42:40 PM
Depending on technique - Over The Hill and Faraway
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Post by: NeilA on April 16, 2018, 09:10:51 PM
The Hen's March O'er the Midden
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Post by: ACE on April 24, 2018, 02:36:54 PM
Up the sides and down the middle.