Coverafbeelding The Scaffold - Lily The Pink
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  •   11 weken
  •   2 piekpositie
  •   322 punten
  •   1968

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Songtekst

We'll drink, a drink, a drink
To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented
Medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Mister Frears
Had sticky-out ears
And it made him awful shy
And so they gave 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 gave him
Medicinal compound
Now they move him round on wheels

We'll drink, a drink, a drink
To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented
Medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Old Ebeneezer
Thought he was Julius Caesar
And so they put him in a home
Where they gave him
Medicinal compound
And now he's Emperor of Rome

Johnny Hammer
Had a terrible st-st-st-st-stammer
He could hardly s-s-say a word
And so they gave him
Medicinal compound
Now he's seen but never heard

We'll drink, a drink, a drink
To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented
Medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Auntie Millie
Ran willy-nilly
When her legs, they did recede
And so they rubbed on
Medicinal compound
And now they call her Millipede

Jennifer Eccles
Had terrible freckles
And the boys all called her names
But she changed with
Medicinal compound
And now he joins in all their games

We'll drink, a drink, a drink
To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the 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 paraffin inside
And despite her
Medicinal compound
Sadly Picca-Lily died

Up to Heaven
Her soul ascended
All the church bells they did ring
She took with her
Medicinal compound
Hark the herald angels sing

We'll drink, a drink, a drink
To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented
Medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Songinformatie

De Lily The Pink die in dit nummer bezongen wordt, heeft echt bestaan. Haar echte naam was Lydia Pinkham (1819-1883) en ze werd bekend door het geneesmiddel Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, dat ze in de jaren 70 van de 19e eeuw op de markt bracht. Dit alcoholische middel was een medicijn tegen onder andere menstruatiepijn en overgangsverschijnselen. Hoewel het ook werkzaam zou zijn tegen rug- en nierklachten, werd het middel verkocht als een speciaal medicijn voor vrouwen. In 1911 kwam het middel ook in Nederland op de markt onder de naam Lydia E. Pinkham's Plantaardig Mengsel. Na enkele jaren verdween het echter weer. De werking van het middel wordt betwist en critici zien Lydia Pinkham tegenwoordig dan ook als kwakzalver. In de coupletten van "Lily The Pink" gebruiken verschillende mensen het middel, waarna er vreemde dingen met ze gebeuren. Het liedje over Lydia Pinkham heeft al een lange geschiedenis. Er zijn bronnen uit de Eerste Wereldoorlog die het liedje al beschrijven. Toen was de tekst nog een beetje anders, maar het onderwerp was hetzelfde. Tijdens carnaval 1969 werd het nummer ook in een Nederlandse vertaling een hit. Thijs van der Molen behaalde met zijn "Drinke Totteme Zinke" de twaalfde plaats. Daarnaast stonden Johnny Hoes en De Feestneuzen met "En We Drinken Tot We Zinken!" één weekje op #32. Het oorspronkelijke onderwerp is in deze twee liedjes losgelaten; hun teksten gaan over dronken worden.


Trivia

Credits: The Scaffold
Arranged & Conducted: Mike Vickers
Produced by Norrie Paramor
[n°1 hit in Groot-Brittannië op 11 december 1968]
[Parlophone R 5734] (EMI)

{Classic Song op radiostation Extra AM 1224 kHz in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland}
{Classic Song op radiostation Radio Mi Amigo International (Costa Blanca in Spanje 92.3 en 106.0 FM. Uitzendend vanuit Kall in de Eiffel, dagelijks op de kortegolf: van 9 uur 's ochtends tot 6 uur 's avonds, met een eigen zender op 6085 kHz in de 49 meter band en op de middengolf via de zender Riga in Letland op 1467 AM, gericht op Scandinavië, de Baltische staten en Noord-Duitsland}
{Classic Song op internetstation Radio Mi Amigo 192 (Live vanaf de Spaanse Costa), Alfaz del Pi, Costa Blanca, España}

De melodie van Lily the Pink is ontleend aan Sucking Cider Thro' a Straw, op schrift gezet door W. Freear (Published ℗ 1894)

1919: Adapted door Lee David (1891-1978) en Carey Morgan (1885-1960) getiteld Sipping Cider Thru' a Straw (Published ℗ 1919)

1919: Collins and Harlan (Written by Lee David - Carey Morgan) getiteld Sipping Cider Thru a Straw [Edison 50627-L]

1927: Adapted getiteld Lydia Pink (Writer unknown) [Round No. 8360] uit het boek The American Songbag van auteur Carl Sandburg, uitgegeven door Harcourt, Brace and Company (Published ℗ 1927)

1928: Mack Allen
(Written by Bob Miller)
(Vocal)
(Novelty accomp.) getiteld Sippin' Cider [Harmony 707-H]

1928: Crockett Family Mountaineers
(Traditional)
(Featuring Albert and Johnny Crockett)
(Vocal Duet With Guitar) getiteld Hard Cider Song
[Brunswick 290]

1928: Vernon Dalhart
(Written by Bob Miller)
(Singing with Violin, banjo and guitar) getiteld Sippin' Cider; B-kant van Polly-Wolly-Doodle
[Victor V-40132]

1931: Otto Gray and His Oklahoma Cowboys
(Vocal with Guitars, Banjo and Cello) getiteld Suckin' Cider
[Melotone ‎M 12127]

1953: Johnny Hicks and The Country Gentlemen
(Adapt.: J. Hicks - Leisy)
(Vocal by Johnny Hicks and The Country Choir with String Band Acc.) getiteld Sippin Cider; B-kant van You All Come
[Columbia 4-21177]

1959: Nina & Frederik
(trad., arr.: Nina and Frederik)
(Jørn Grauengaard orchestra) getiteld Sippin' Cider; B-kant van I Would Amor Her
[Metronome B 45-1324]

1961: Oscar Brand
(Written by [Unknown]
(Oscar Brand, Vocal & Guitar with Dave Sear, Banjo)
(Production, A & R: Sidney Frey) getiteld Four-Letter Words op de LP: Bawdy Songs Goes to College
[Audio Fidelity ‎AFLP 1952]

1964: Chubby Checker
(Written by Kal Mann - Dave Appell) getiteld Sippin' Cider Through a Straw op de LP: Chubby's Folk Album
[Parkway Records SP-7040]

1968: The Clive Allan Orchestra and Singers
(Music Direction Alan Caddy)
(Produced by Mel Gordon)
(Recorded at City of London Recordings Studios) op de LP: This Old Heart of Mine
[Avenue Recordings AVE 64]
(6-tracks)

1968: Jaakko Salon orkesteri
(Adapt.: Säv. Ja sov. Jaakko Salo - San. Jukka Virtanen) getiteld Tenkka-tenkka-poo; B-kant van Politiikkalaulu
[Scandia KS 780]
(Finse versie)

1969: Antoine
(Adapt.: Leo Chiosso)
(Orchestra diretta da Natale Massara) getiteld La sbornia
[Dischi Vogue VG 87.002]
(Italiaanse versie)

1969: Richard Anthony
(Adapt.: Richard Anthony)
(Arrangements: Reg Guest) getiteld Sirop Typhon (Lily the pink)
[Tacoun 2 C 006-10.018]
[n°1 hit in Frankrijk op 15 maart 1969]
(Franse versie)

1969: Ted de Braak met orkest o.l.v. Jan Theelen
(Adapt.: A. Pola) getiteld Kom drink!
[Decca AT 10 368]

1969: Adge Cutler & The Wurzels
(New lyric and music adaptation: Adge Cutler - Tony Baylis - Tommy Banner - Reg Quantrill)
(Recorded at the Webbington Country Club, Loxton, Zummerzet)
(Produced by Bob Barratt)
(The Wurzels - Tommy Banner: Accordeon/Piano)
(Gaffer Baylis: Bass/Sousaphone)
(Drums: Eddie Clayton)
(Introduced by Tony Harding)
(Additional Recording at the White Buck Inn, Burley, Hants) getiteld Willie the Shake op de LP: Carry on Cutler!
[Columbia SCX 6367]

1969: Disko Johnny
(Trad. Goverde - Kaleta)
(Produktie: Addy Kleyngeld) getiteld Sophietje (Lily the Pink)
[CNR UH 10037]

1969: The Four Kents
(Adapt.: Leo Chiosso) getiteld La sbornia
[RCA Victor IN 2309]
(Italiaanse versie)

1969: Gluntan
(Adapt.: Freddie [= Hans Fredrik Friis-Olsen] getiteld Doktor E. Vang (Lily The Pink)
[Columbia GN 1822]
(Noorse versie)

1969: Rijk de Gooyer
‎(Adapt.: Jacques Hartman - Rijk de Gooyer)
(Orkest o.l.v. Rinus van Galen)
(Productie: Lion J. Swaab) getiteld Leve de man, de man, de man
[Artone ‎DJ 25.913]

1969: Lennart Grahn & Nya Shanes
(Adapt.: Börje Carlsson)
(Arr. Marcus Österdahl) getiteld Doktor E. Monk
[Polydor NH 59777]
(Zweedse versie)

1969: I Gufi
(Adapt.: Leo Chiosso)
(Orchestra diretta da Gian Piero Reverberi) getiteld La sbornia (Lily the pink)
[Columbia SCMQ 7128] (EMI)
(Italiaanse versie)

1969: Johnny Hoes en de Feestneuzen met het Telstar Orkest o.l.v. Jean Kraft
(Adapt.: Thijs van der Molen) getiteld We drinken tot we zinken! (Lily The Pink)
[Telstar TS 1443 TF]
[n°32 hit in Nederland]

1969: The Irish Rovers
(Vocal With Instrumental Accompaniment)
(Arranged And Produced By Milton Okun)
[Decca 32444]
[n°113 hit in Bubbling Under Hot 100 in Amerika]

1969: The Irish Rovers
(Vocal With Instrumental Accompaniment)
(Arranged And Produced By Milton Okun) op de LP: Tales to Warm Your Mind
[Decca ‎DL 75081]
[n°182 album-hit in Amerika]

1969: Georges Jouvin sa trompette d'or et son orchestre
(Adapt.: Richard Anthony) getiteld Sirop typhon op de EP: Ronda de amor
[La voix de son maître 2C 016-10084] (Pathé Marconi EMI)
(4-track EP)
(Franse versie)

1969: Thijs van der Molen
(Trad. - arr. John Gorman / Adapt.: Bernd Lux [= John Möring] getiteld Drinke totteme zinke (Lily the Pink)
[Imperial IH 841]
[n°12 hit in Nederland]

1969: Nordre Sving Blandede Mannskor og Orkester
(Written by Kjell Karlsen - Terje Mosnes) getiteld Bislet special (Litt te me' no' godt i)
[RCA Victor NA 1351]
(Noorse versie)

1969: Scaffold
‎(Arranged and Conducted: Mike Vickers)
(Produced by Norrie Paramor)
(Recorded live at EMI Studios, 12th January 1969) op de LP: L. the P. [Parlophone PCS 7077] (EMI)

1969: Grethe Sønck
(Adapt.: Volmer Sørensen)
kor og orkester under ledelse af Paul Godske) getiteld Lille fru flink (Lily the pink)
[Columbia DD 818]
(Deense versie)

1969: La Trinca
(Adapt.: La trinca [= Josep Maria Mainat, Miquel Àngel Pasqual, Toni Cruz) getiteld La trinca (Lili the pink)
[Edigsa C.M. 238 SG]
(Catalaanse versie)

1970: Pete Colley op de LP: Hits à la Hammond mit Pete Colley
[Karussell 2495 001]

1970: The 1970 England Football Squad
(Verse Solo: Geoff Hurst, Jeff Astle, Peter Bonetti)
(Produced by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter)
(Arrangements by Phil Coulter) op de LP: The World Beaters Sing the World Beaters
[Pye NSPL 18337]

1982: Bobby Crush
(Recorded 'Live' at Abbey Road Studios)
(Musical Supervision and Arranging - Cecil Bolton)
(Recording Engineer - Peter Vince)
(2nd Engineer - Allen Rouse)
(Produced By - Norman Newell) getiteld Day Trip to Bangor / Lily the Pink / Yellow Submarine op de LP: The Bobby Crush Incredible Double Decker Party with 101 Great Songs - Party One / Party Two
[Warwick WW 5126]


ArtiestThe Scaffold
 A-kant
Titel Lily The Pink
Lengte 4:19
Componist(en) Trad. arr. Gorman, McGear, McGough
Producer(s) Norrie Paramor
 B-kant
Titel Buttons Of Your Mind
Lengte 3:23
Componist(en) McGough, McGear
 
Platenlabel Parlophone
Catalogusnr R-5734


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