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Magic Betty Sing a Long Night

Saturday 27th June 2009
 

A fab night at the Coach and Horses sing a long night with yours truly..maybe the best night ever, I had invite to Brighton to perform at a night club.. we had a nice mixture of Austrain, Irish, Spanish, Scottish and English visitors and managed to find a song for each.. all enjoyed the night..

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What a night Saturday 6th June 2009.. from the moment I arrived at 7pm to closing at 11:30pm, it was magic and thanks to all who joined in the Sing a- long night at the Sing-a-Long at Coach and Horses. It’s always a super pleasure to see people enjoy themselves. Megic Betty xxxx

 

Guys Sing Along

Guys Sing Along

Elizabeth Hen Night

Elizabeth Hen Night

Hanna and Mel from Denmark

Hanna and Mel from Denmark

All Sing Along

All Sing Along

 

Fun at Coach and Horses

Fun at Coach and Horses

Beatles Fan from China

Beatles Fan from China

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Chas and Dave – London Girl

Chas and Dave must be the ultimate pub sing along duo, with so so many classic sing along numbers, they also have a new album out.. when ever I play a Chas and Dave number at my Magic Betty sing along night the house comes down and sets the tone for a super fun night..

 “Give me a London Girl Anytime, I”ve made up my mind”
“They”ll darn your socks and casino online iron your trousers, if you bust them” 
“They don”t need no make up they look good as they are”

*Give me a London Girl every time”

 Makes you smile or what…

 

Chas and Daves site >

Chas and Dave on wiki >

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Oom-Pah-Pah

One of my personal favs as Magic Betty. never fails to bring a pub sing along to life..a story in song..Mr. Percy Snodgrass, Sally what magic..

Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart (1930 – 1999).

Oom-Pah-Pah from the stage show Oliver created in 1960 and based on Dickens’s Oliver Twist.

Oom Pah Pah

There’s a little ditty they’re singin’ in the city
Especially when they’ve been on the gin or the beer
If you’ve got the patience your own imaginations will tell you just exactly what you want to hear
Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, that’s how it goes
Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, everyone knows
And they all suppose what they want to suppose when they hear oom pah pah

Mr. Percy Snodgrass would often have the odd glass
But never when he thought anybody could see
Secretly he’d buy it, and drink it on the quiet
And dream he was an Earl with a girl on his knee
Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, that’s how it goes
Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, everyone knows
What is the cause of his red shiny nose?
Could it be oom pah pah?

Pretty little Sally goes walking down the alley
Displays her pretty ankles to all of the men
They could see her garters, but not for free and gratis
An inch or two and then she knows when to say when
Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, that’s how it goes
Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, everyone knows
Whether its hidden or whether it shows
It’s the same oom pah pah

She was from the country, but now she’s up a gumtree
She let a fellow beat her, and lead her along
What’s the use of cryin’, she made her bed to lie in
She’s glad to bring a coin in, and join in this song
Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, that’s how it goes
Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, everyone knows
She is no longer the same blushing rose
Ever since oom pah pah

Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, that’s how it goes
Oom pah pah, oom pah pah, everyone knows
And they all suppose what they want to suppose
When they hear oom pah pah

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Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

Published in 1915 to become a very popular marching song in both the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Today 90 years later it still brings a smile, when ever I play this number at a sing along night,, young and not so young seem to love it..as they say the old ones are the best.. (seems to share something with I’m forever blowing bubbles or is it my ears) The song also won first prize in a war composition contest and was noted as “perhaps the most optimistic song ever written”.

Words by George Asaf (aka George Henry Powell), 1880-1951
Music by Felix Powell, 1878-1942 (took his own life in 1942)

Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile,
While you’ve a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that’s the style.
What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while, so
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.

Note: lucifer was a popular brand of match

Lyrics source: Wikipedia

Read more about this fab sing along tune at the National

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 I’m Forerver Blowing Bubbles

From the Broadway musical The Passing Show of 1918, and West Ham Football Clubs anthem from the 1920.

The music by John Kellette. The lyrics “Jaan Kenbrovin”, which is a collective
of writers.


 

 Verse 1
I’m dreaming dreams,
I’m scheming schemes,
I’m building castles high.
They’re born anew,
Their days are few,
Just like a sweet butterfly.
And as the daylight is dawning,
They come again in the morning.

Chorus
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams,
They fade and die.
Fortune’s always hiding,
I’ve looked everywhere,
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

Lyrics source: Wikipedia

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The Lambeth Walk

From the 1937 musical Me and My Girl, lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay.

This song is also super famous with Pearly Kings and Queens  of London.

“The Lambeth Walk”

Lambeth you”ve never seen,
The skies ain”t blue, the grass ain”t green.
It hasn”t got the Mayfair touch,
But that don”t matter very much.
We play the Lambeth way,
Not like you but a bit more gay
And when we have a bit of fun
Oh, Boy.

Anytime you”re Lambeth way
Any evening, any day,
You”ll find us all doin” the Lambeth walk Oi.

Ev”ry little Lambeth gal
With her little Lambeth pal,
You”ll find “em all doin” the Lambeth walk Oi.

Ev”rything”s free and easy,
Do as you darn well pleasey,
Why don”t you make your way there,
Go there, stay there,

Once you get down Lambeth way,
Ev”ry evening, ev”ry day,
You”ll find yourself doin” the Lambeth walk Oi.

Anytime you”re Lambeth way
Any evening, any day,
You”ll find us all doin” the Lambeth walk Oi.

Ev”ry little Lambeth gal
With her little Lambeth pal,
You”ll find “em all doin” the Lambeth walk Oi.

Ev”rything”s free and easy,
Do as you darn well pleasey,
Why don”t you make your way there,
Go there, stay there,

Once you get down Lambeth way,
Ev”ry evening, ev”ry day,
You”ll find yourself doin” the Lambeth walk Oi.

Anytime you”re Lambeth way
Any evening, any day,
You”ll find us all doin” the Lambeth walk Oi.

Ev”ry little Lambeth gal
With her little Lambeth pal,
You”ll find “em all doin” the Lambeth walk Oi.

Ev”rything”s free and easy,
Do as you darn well pleasey,
Why don”t you make your way there,
Go there, stay there,

Once you get down Lambeth way,
Ev”ry evening, ev”ry day,
You”ll find yourself
Doin” the Lambeth-
Doin” the Lambeth-
Doin” the Lambeth walk Oi!

Lyrics source http://www.allmusicals.com

Lambeth Walk on Wiki >

 

Lambeth Walk SE11 – Google Maps

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Last night we had a blast.

The first stars of the night: Alex and Jerry. Fantastic voices, especially on big numbers like New York, New York and Big Spender. Congrats, lads, come again any time.

Unknown beauty – part of a great gang of people whi turned up after 10 pm and joined in the fun. Boy, can these guys SING, DANCE, MAKE NOISE AND GENERALLY BEING THE BEST WE EVER HAD. WELL DONE, COME AGAIN.

A group of Spanish señoritas, no shrinking violets, especially when it comes of dancing the famously up-tempo song: el Viva Espana The whole pub turned into bull fighting fanatics, especially when the realised they had to keep up with these lovely ladies. Adiós and Asta Lavista.

Undiscovered(yet) amazing talent: Owen on the piano, gave us a fantastic rendition of IMAGINE and PURPLE RAIN. What better way to end the evening with everybody taking a trip down nostalgia lane? Thanks Owen you are welcome to tickle the ivories any time.

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Last night at Coach and Horses as Magic Betty the sing-a-long lady.. was a super fun night, including a drumer whos freinds had him do a couple of numbers, as always some great sing-a-longers from arround the World including Romania, Spain and Italy. it’s a good job I know some international songs.. looking forward to next Saturday 2nd May for another fun night ..

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lilicoachhorses300xA great Sing-a-Long night in a fab London Pub with Lili aka Magic Betty

You are all invited to join me on Saturday nights for a fab sing-a-long with yours truly on Piano, join in the fun, 50’s, 60’s classics.. My Old Mans A Dustman, Beatles, Chaz and Dave numbers plus more… You might also enjoy my sing-a-long blog,

Saturdays 7:30pm to 11:30pm Normans Coach and Horses,29 Greek Street, London W1D 5DH

The Coach and Horses

The Coach and Horses has been a pub/tavern since the 1700’s, the present building dates from the 1850’s. In the 60’s it was soemwhat of an institution,it’s claim to fame being the landlord Norman Balon, who become known as “London’s rudest landlord”.

There was even a play “Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell” ( columnist at Private Eye and regular at the pub) written by “Keith Waterhouse ” which included the set of the Pub. Shortly after the play, Norman Balon published his memoirs You’re Barred, You Bastards. The present landlord Alastair Choat took over the pub from Mr Balon in 2006 and continues the fine tradition of holding events for the media and providing quality live entertainment, including yours truly on Saturday Nights as Magic Betty a Mrs Mills kind of tribute. Read more at wikipedia >


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Syzygy, which is located on East Hyman Avenue in Aspen has repeatedly won awards for being one of the best restaurants in this ski town. Featuring outstanding jazz music and food that is out of this world, Syzygy is the place to be when it comes to Aspen, CO Nite life and fine dining. This is an Aspen landmark that is not to be missed.

The chef at Syzygy combines European and Asian dishes, and presents them in a modern American way. These combinations are what set the cuisine at Syzygy apart from the food you find at most restaurants. Along with this outstanding fare, you can select wine from a list of over 300 Italian, American, and French wines. If you aren”t sure which wine will work with the fine food you have ordered – simply ask your waiter. They always seem to know exactly which wine will enhance the flavor of the food the best.

One of the nice touches about the service at Syzygy”s is that the Chef likes to send gifts to the table, such as goat cheese, potato crisps, and osemary bread. Syzygy is famous for their atmosphere as well. The glass enclosed waterfalls inside the restaurant are talked about all over the world – and they are really something to see! Every part of the interior of this Aspen, Colorado landmark works well together to create a mood that makes the food, the wine, the music, and the company absolutely enjoyable.

You may be overwhelmed with all of the wonderful menu choices, and all of the delicious smells coming from nearby tables. You may not be able to make a choice! Syzygy”s has you covered. Simply order the Tasting Menu, and sample everything. Enjoy the music while you are eating – and after your meal as well. Some of the finest jazz artists in the world have performed at Syzygy”s. Call ahead to find out who will be performing – you will be glad that you did.

Syzygy”s is closed on Monday”s and Tuesdays during the off-season. During the season, they are open from 6pm to 10pm each day, and you should definitely call ahead for a reservation. Remember, this is an integral part of experiencing Aspen, CO Night life, so make sure you get by Syzygy”s at least once while you are in Aspen – the chances are very good that your first visit will not be your last! If possible, try to make it to the Sunday Jazz Brunch.

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Gypsy music night at The Troubador in Old Brompton Street South Kensington, The night kicked off with some superb Arab  music trio..Kyham Allami, Shirley Smart and Elizabeth Not, followed by the magnificent Alejandro Toledo and The Magic Tombolinos, playing some truly amazing Gypsy Balkan style music and I had the honour of joining in with vocals during the night.  If you are into Gypsy music don’t miss these muscians. The crowd went truly wild…  below some vids for you to enjoy..

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Mustafa – Lili Davies -  Alejandro Toledo and The Magic Tombolinos
 
 
 

 

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Today I managed to upload a vid of me to YouTube.. my first is from Annie”s annual MacMillan charity fundraiser,the event online casino was held in Dec 2007 at the Pizza on The Park. Oh what a night.

. I hope to upload more of my music soon.. Lili on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

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