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Ahhhh, That Wonderful Lambeth Walk!

Hal the Elder

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The Lambeth Walk was a song & dance that was the big hit of the 1937 British musical "Me And My Girl".

It caught on so fast that even the residents of Buckingham Palace, as well as all the Music Halls in England and across America and most of the world were doing it!

YouTube has over 120 websites featuring the Lambeth Walk, from grammar-school musical productions to professional theater groups.

The song has a catchy melody and simple lyrics, and the dance steps are made up as you go , which is what made it so popular worldwide!

(Hitler and Goebbels dismissed it as "Decadent")

Just don't forget the "OY" Thumb at the end!

HAL
 
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navarro

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The Lambeth Walk was a song & dance that was the big hit of the 1937 British musical "Me And My Girl".

It caught on so fast that even the residents of Buckingham Palace, as well as all the Music Halls in England and across America and most of the world were doing it!

YouTube has over 120 websites featuring the Lambeth Walk, from grammar-school musical productions to professional theater groups.

The song has a catchy melody and simple lyrics, and the dance steps are made up as you go , which is what made it so popular worldwide!

(Hitler and Goebbels dismissed it as "Decadent")

Just don't forget the Thumb and the "OY" at the end!

HAL
Hi Hal nice to see you have an interest in London boroughs we in Fulham also have a song can be sang to the tune of Lambeth Walk.
The Fulham Flip.

Any mornin noon or night the Fulham Flip is sheer delight
Bankers, Barrow Boys an Palones they all do it day and night.
Coppers stop and search, they let it slip.
when they`re doing the Fulham Flip
Mohamed Al Fayed football an all
got the call sold Harrods and let rip
doing Egypts version of the Fulham Flip.

You`ll see it all, on the way to the Westfield Mall.


Explanatory Note.In case our American Cousin is not acquainted with Fulham. Westfield Shopping Centre a mall situate in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Momo Fayed ex shopkeeper (Harrods) owns Fulham Football club.
Stop and Search police method used to aprehend criminals. (Used very successfully on certain journalists to do with phone hacking.) Praise the Lord The National Enquirer is clean.
Palone, a young female usually associated with the stage or dance profession.

I would also like to issue a denial reference Buckingham Palace residents. The only time a member of the Royal Family participated in said dance was due to a typographical error in the programme for the `Below Stairs Staff` annual Christmas Party. Where some wag inserted as follows `His Royal Highness will open the party by dancing `The Lambeth Palace Promenade.` with Miss Clarice Snuffe senior bedchamber maid. HRH duly escorted Miss Snuffe to the dance floor and was `Gobsmacked` to use a below stairs expression, when the dance ensemble of the Coldstream Guards riffed in with the Lambeth Walk intro. After a embarrassingly short but courageous swagger to the tune. No thumbs and Oy I`m afraid. HRH retired from the floor and summoned the Courtier in charge of Servants to find the perpetrator and have him or her publicly whipped. HRH was discreetly informed that whipping and slavery had been abolished. Therefore the lesser sentence imposed on the culprit of being summarily dismissed, loss of his grace and favour cottage and his family lodged in the workhouse imposed, which ironically was situate in Lambeth. The dastardly person who perpetrated this trauma on His Most Gracious Majesty was found out to be an ex bugle boy, a scullery aide affectionately known as Bugle Billy (I wonder why.) His comment being " I only did it fer a larf` as he was Lambathed out of the lower servants gate. Those were the days Eh. Nice dog Hal. Regds N.
 
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Hal the Elder

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HEY NAVARRO,

I was just going by what was said to be true when The Lambeth Walk became popular.

I guess HRH assumed it was too "cockney" for the Royal Taste, eh?

The Dog is actually a domesticated female Alaskan Grey Wolf, named "TUNDRA".

My wife kept wolves (the 4-legged variety) before I met her. She has photos, paintings, tapestries, and carved miniatures of "El Lobo" all around the house.

HAL (or HOWL if you prefer, to match the subject.)
 
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navarro

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HEY NAVARRO,

I was just going by what was said to be true when The Lambeth Walk became popular.

I guess HRH assumed it was too "cockney" for the Royal Taste, eh?

The Dog is actually a domesticated female Alaskan Grey Wolf, named "TUNDRA".

My wife kept wolves (the 4-legged variety) before I met her. She has photos, paintings, tapestries, and carved miniatures of "El Lobo" all around the house.

HAL (or HOWL if you prefer, to match the subject.)
Hi Hal I am totally ignorant about dogs/wolves and to a degree about the High Mojave but it interests me. Was Tundra born in the Mojave ? Perhaps wrongly I have always associated wolves with a general cold climate. Are temperatures in the Mojave extremes of heat and cold. Regds N.
 

Young Col

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As a Lambeth-bred person I am of course well aquainted with the Lambeth Walk, although it's not seen these days on the streets and if performed at all is more likely done behind closed doors (on account of the extreme embarrassement for performers).

As to HRH, it depends which one might have been involved. Probably not the newly crowned (1937) shy, reserved, but ultimately successful, George VI. Much more likely his brother, the recently abdicated Edward VIII (created Duke of Windsor in 1937) who was known for his somewhat decadent lifestyle and indulgence in latest fads - he was known to sit in on drums at London jazz clubs (very louche).
 

Hal the Elder

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HEY NAVARRO,

The REAL Tundra is an Alaskan Grey Wolf, born in Alaska, which is where they are native.

The San Diego Wolf Preserve brought her to Southern California and domesticated her before she became too old. *

Living in the High Desert exposes her to temperatures of up to 112 F in the Summer to 20 above in the Winter, with snow.

But our Tundra can withstand any temperature extreme, because she is 60 pounds of cast and sculpted Resin!

HAL

* This is a Lie, however, she WAS modeled after a living Alaskan Grey Wolf named Tundra at the Wolf Preserve many years ago.
 
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