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What a night we had last night! I would say the atmosphere was explosive but theses days people don”t like the word so let”s just call it FANTASTIC. In two years” experience of Saturday sing-along nights I”ve never seen something like this. Even the bar staff were amazed.

First we had the Italian couple, Luigi and Erica who saw me on Wednesday and were back on Saturday for more of the same. Luigi gave us a solo of the no 1 hit Uno Ballo Americano to general euphoria. Then I started to sing Macarena for a quiet Spanish couple at a table only to have the place turned into a dance floor when tow ,lovely Spanish senoritas Theresa and Maria started to dance going through the motions and singing at the same time. After that the place turned into online casino a massive west end stage with people singing every show tune they knew (amazingly they knew the lyrics as well). Here I have to award star points to Steven and his group of friends, including funny girl Sally. They were celebrating Steven”s birthday (see photos) and oh boy, did we sing happy birthday just about one million times at different intervals during the night. Special mention here for Emma who was a birthday girl as well.

If that was not enough, Billy arrived after 10 o”clock, having been the staring in the current production of Stomp. He brought his favourite instrument, bones. If you thing spoons are great to accompany pub favourite songs try to imagine double the excitement when Billy started to accompany me to just about every song i could think of, especially a great rendition of Hit the road jack, Guantanamera and Twist and Shout.

Towards the end a sexy girl called Rachel delighted us all with her personal rendition of I”ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts to the boy”s visible enjoyment, Another great tambourine solo from Billy and the usual farewell songs concluded a night of sheer excitement, loud singing and great fun. Wish i could bottle it and show it to my mum.

A super BIG thank you for all who attended and joined in with the Sing Along..

Magic Betty

xxxx

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Super singalong night at the Coach and Horses, it was a real pleasure to be joined by Billy on Bones complete with flat cap from his beloved Yorkshire. Billy is currently playing the bones in the acclaimed west end show STOMP at London Ambassadors a truly unque full on energy show.

Top singalong requests included, YMCA, It’s Raining Men, Rocket Man plus the great standards, Knees Up Mother Brown, Side by Side, We’ll Meet Again and more, quite amazing how Billy played his bones to create a super sound with me on the piano.

A BIG thanks to all who took part including Paul and his swing dance group.

Magic Betty
xxx


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Romanian Micro Gypsy Band In West End

As always a fab night as the piano playing sing along hostess Betty aka me at the Coach, played all the old favs plus some new ones. Thanks to all who joined in.. well done.

At the end of the evening I had the pleasure of a spontanious last minute sing along out side the Coach and Horses with a fine Romanian Gypsy band…


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May 19 2010 – Yours truly as the Sing Along hostess at the Coach and Horses pub in Greek Street, Soho, London.  Just some of the sing along favs in this vid.. “London Girls”, “We all live in a yellow submarine” ”I’m forever blowing bubbles” When I’m 64″ and more.. hope you can all join me sometime.

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The start of Christmas fun… we had a really super sing along night at the Coach and Horses on Saturday night…it’s always a real treat to meet super fab party people and last night was no different…Mr Fabulou$ certainly lived up to his name and his Elvis is super…

If you missed the night don’t panic… you can enjoy a super sing along night every Saturday at the Coach and Horses in Greek St, I will back as magic Betty on Saturday 25th for a Christmas boxing night sing along..And you are ALL invited…

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Last night was a super rainy night in London, but the sun shone on us at The Coach & Horses. Thanks to the fun people who joined us at the sing along night.. special thanks to Peter, Valarie, Helen, Andrew, Natasha, Neus,Phil  (hope you are feeling better today) , the super Muscians from Spain..  and if you missed the fun last night don’t panic.. I will be back next Saturday 5th December when we will start our Christmas count down…

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A fun and spooky sing along night was had by all… Halloween was a super fun night with a real fine selection of witches and monsters in the west end.

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Saturday night was a blast.. Daryel from London Fire Brigade celebrating his departure to Germany, joined us with his freinds and we wish him all the best with the fires there… these guys do super fine job and it was a true pleasure to Sing A Long with some all time favs, “My Old Mans a Dustmen” some country music.. and I am pleased to say I knew all the requests this night including Elvis and some nice Irish songs.. Danny Boy etc. Chris and John also helped the night go with a blast and thanks to David who helped out and gave me some well deserved breaks…

David

David

Chris, John and Me

Chris, John and Me

 

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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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