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The Road to Monyash

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My father who loved to perform recitations in the style of Stanley Holloway 'The Lion and Albert' for example, used to love one called 'The Road to Monyash' I have not been able to find any reference to this anywhere?

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Could it be that your father took a more famous poem/song and just substituted 'Monyash' for the correct words i.e. The Road to Mandalay by Rudyard Kipling.  I do a similar thing with my 8 year old daughter, I'll sing a famous song and substitute in local places or people i.e. Is this the way to Rivelin Lido (Amarillo).  All you need do is make sure the substitution has the same number of syllables and it works a treat (Monyash/Mandalay) 

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Wow, could be right!!! Alas we'll never know!!! My father was a writer, so he loved playing about with words!!! Thanks!!

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22 hours ago, St Annington said:

  All you need do is make sure the substitution has the same number of syllables and it works a treat (Monyash/Mandalay) 

Always look on the Brightside of life. (M. Python)

Woodhouse, in the middle of our street. (Madness)

The sun always shines, in my Gleadless Valley. (Love Affair/ Robert Knight)

Behind the green Dore. (Shakin' Stevens and others)

Rolleston, oh Rolleston. (Glen Campbell)

Walkley back to happiness (Helen Shapiro)

Little Sharrows in your clothing, little Sharrows in your hair (Leapy Lee)

Hillsborough's alive with the the sound of music (Julie Andrews)

 

Gosh, easy, isn't it? I bet someone can think of better ones, though.

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4 minutes ago, Athy said:

Always look on the Brightside of life. (M. Python)

Woodhouse, in the middle of our street. (Madness)

The sun always shines, in my Gleadless Valley. (Love Affair/ Robert Knight)

Behind the green Dore. (Shakin' Stevens and others)

Rolleston, oh Rolleston. (Glen Campbell)

Walkley back to happiness (Helen Shapiro)

Hillsborough's alive with the the sound of music (Julie Andrews)

 

Gosh, easy, isn't it? I bet someone can think of better ones, though.

It gets harder as you try to keep going through the verses!!!!

Rolleston, Oh Rolleston

I still hear your Meersbrook flowing

I still see the John O'Gaunt glowing

I was 21, when I left Rolleston

 

or something like that!!!!

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As they would say on Wayne's World, "Ex-ce-llent"!

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This reminds me of the old story that someone requested a local radio station to play the song ‘ Wide eyed and Legless ’ by Andy Fairweather Low but thought it was called ‘ Wybourn and Gleadless ‘

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