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Old song?

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Viudo Fri 07-Sep-12 14:01:04

Hello, As a new 'Gransnet' and a young oldie (only 82 but still feeels only about 50) can I ask if anyone out there remembers an old song or ditti that I half remember (probably an old Edwardian or Victorian music hall one) which starts off the first line "Then her mama went out La La La La" and ends up with "Even the fire went out La La La La La La La La La La La La". I can show all four line that I think I remember if that helps. Looking forward to many hours with you all in an effort to relieve my lonliness over the last four years.

Nonu Fri 07-Sep-12 14:03:06

Welcome Viudo , can"t help you with the song , hope you have many happy hours here . smile

Elegran Fri 07-Sep-12 14:08:50

viudo I googled it - and found only another plea for someone who remembered the rest of it.

Was that you too?

glassortwo Fri 07-Sep-12 14:14:42

Hello Viudo sorry cant help with the song but good to see you here on GN. smile

Viudo Fri 07-Sep-12 14:28:35

Thanks for three swift responses but what I now realise I failed to was to ask where the song comes from - i.e. is it a refrain or a chorus and what is the original song? The only verse I remember (in full), but not necessarily in the correct order is as below. I have tried Google and many many other old time music hall web sites over the last couple of years with no success.

Then her mama went out La La La La La La La
The her papa went out La La La La La La La
And then the lights went out, even the fire went out
La La La La La La LaLa La La La La

With a rather suggestive emphasis on the final line of La Las.


numberplease Fri 07-Sep-12 15:53:56

Viudo, it rings a vague bell with me, but sorry, just can`t put my finger on it.

Ella46 Fri 07-Sep-12 15:59:04

Viudo hello! It rings a vague bell with me too, my mum used to always sing those songs, but I can't really help sorry smile

whenim64 Fri 07-Sep-12 16:09:02

I recognise it, too. I wonder whether I can be found under music hall jokes or similar, rather than songs?

Viudo Fri 07-Sep-12 16:41:00

Thanks for the further comments - like you I also remember my mother singing it and, again like you, quite a number of olderperople I have met in recent years also remember it but "can't quite put their finger on it". All I can do is keep trying.

Ella46 Fri 07-Sep-12 16:44:48

Here's a link to the words and music of loads of the funny music hall songs.

Even if you don't find it you can have a good old sing song! smile

Ella46 Fri 07-Sep-12 16:46:27

sorry.. I forgot to blue it

StephenH Fri 30-Jul-21 20:15:29

Here is the Good Old Days with Larry Grayson singing it at 42:38:

StephenH Fri 30-Jul-21 22:44:08

Here is the answer: