The Underground Can-Can

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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Jun 2015, 09:53

Thanks for that - I can assure you it was completely impromptu! I didn't even know Rob had brought the lyrics along until we were halfway through the challenge.

By the way, I couldn't remember Jay Foreman's name on Friday, but I gather that some people hadn't heard his "Every Tube Station Song", so here it is for comparison:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jPyg2pK11M
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by RobbieM » 05 Jun 2015, 14:08

And I need to print out another copy of these lyrics now - my next performance of the 'Underground Can-Can' is due next Thursday evening 11th June, at the Willersley Castle Hotel, Cromford, Derbyshire...
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 05 Jun 2015, 18:04

Good luck!
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by RobbieM » 13 Jun 2015, 12:51

GuyBarry wrote:Good luck!
Thank you! It happened, and judging by the applause, the small audience of about 30 folk really appreciated it!
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 20 Jun 2015, 10:17

Excellent! Though I can't help wondering what the good folk of Derbyshire must make of all those weird names like Acton Town and Willesden Green...

I may be recording it soon - the place where my community choir rehearses also has a recording studio, and the leader of the choir is quite keen for me to record some stuff there. Could become a minor hit!
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by RobbieM » 17 Oct 2015, 16:06

This 'minor hit' has just had another outing - at part of a soirée I performed yesterday at a retirement housing complex in Guildford. The small audience of 20 or so really enjoyed it!
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 17 Oct 2015, 16:57

Oh brilliant! I haven't got round to recording it yet - maybe I'll nudge the choir leader again. 513 views on YouTube!
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by RobbieM » 17 Oct 2015, 17:15

Minor hit to become major hit, perhaps!
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by A Challenge » 17 Oct 2015, 17:36

Or perhaps not
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 17 Oct 2015, 18:10

You just wait until I record "Na-La-Na-La-Na" :)
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by The Orange One » 17 Oct 2015, 18:11

A-Na-Da-Wa!!
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 05 May 2016, 15:26

Just to say that I'm giving a performance of a cut-down version of this at an open mic event tonight - just the Metropolitan, Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines since I thought the audience might get bored otherwise! I'm combining it with another couple of railway-themed songs, "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" (to which I've rewritten the lyrics so that it's about a journey from London to Inverness) and "Slow Train" by Flanders and Swann. Hope it goes well.
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by Tube Geek » 05 May 2016, 16:01

GuyBarry wrote:Just to say that I'm giving a performance of a cut-down version of this at an open mic event tonight - just the Metropolitan, Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines since I thought the audience might get bored otherwise! I'm combining it with another couple of railway-themed songs, "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" (to which I've rewritten the lyrics so that it's about a journey from London to Inverness) and "Slow Train" by Flanders and Swann. Hope it goes well.
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 06 May 2016, 06:07

Didn't go too badly. Small audience - one of them said it was the nuttiest song he'd heard me perform so far!

If you're a fan of these silly "list" songs here's another one I wrote including all the counties of England. I'm performing it tomorrow at a much bigger event - a bit nervous!
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by The Orange One » 06 May 2016, 10:03

I can't see it going down badly anywhere, to be honest - having seen it performed at last year's Zone 1! Except for a Jeremy Clarkson convention, I guess.

Speaking of last year's performance, I gather there won't be a similar performance this year?
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