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ASH songs – ASH- Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes

 

 

AT LAST

(Sung to the tune of “At Last”)
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At last, the BSI’s complete
And here we are in New York,
And now the women can meet.

At last, our Wiggins made it right.
We’ll raise a glass together
And proudly stand up tall tonight.

We’ll share our dreams,
Our thoughts, our humor,
Our love of Sherlock Holmes,

But most of all,
We’ll share our friendship,
A better world for all.

We’ll smile,
And hold onto the past,
And help to shape the future.
We’re BSI at last!

Lyrics by Henry Boote
Sung by Betsy Rosenblatt
Presented at the BSI Weekend 2016
Celebrating 25 Years of Women in the BSI

 

A SILVER CELEBRATION

Lyrics by Henry Boote,
Sung to the tune of “Aunt Clara”
Presented at the BSI Weekend 2016
Celebrating 25 Years of Women in the BSI

(Verse)
The Canon is filled with
The fair sex untold,
But none could ever compareTo our Lady Irregulars,
Present and past.
Tonight we do proudly declare:

(Verse)
That Rice and Fromkin
And Rosenblatts—two,
McKuras, Vizoskie, and Kitts
Are a treasure of knowledge
And camaraderie,
Happily here in our midst.

(Verse)
To Bradley and Herzog,
To Diamond and Bond,
To Pollak and Stajic and Faye,
To those who have passed
Beyond Reichenbach Falls,
We proudly remember and say:

(Chorus)
Tonight we honor the Ladies,
And tip our hats and recall
That for twenty-five years
We have basked in their light,
So raise up your glass to them all.

(Verse)
To Walker and Karlson,
To Rusch and McKay,
To Fetherston, Perdue, and King,
To Purves and Niver,
McCausland and Doyle,
We toast you and proudly do sing.

(Chorus)
We’ll always honor the Ladies,
Our deerstalkers tipped to the Call,
And for twenty-five more years
We’ll cherish those days.
God bless and good night to you all.

 

 

THE ASHENPOOF SONG media_player

       (tune: “The Whiffenpoof Song“)

From the tables down at Simpson’s,
To the place Goldini dwells,
To the dear old Alpha Inn we love so well,
The Adventuresses gather, with their glasses raised on high,
And the magic of their singing casts a spell.

YES, the magic of their singing of the songs we love so well,
“Lira-lira,” and “Aunt Clara,” and the rest.
We shall celebrate The Master while life and voice shall last!
Then we’ll pass — and be remembered with the best.

We are poor little ASH who have found the way.
Ha! Ha! Ha!
We are little black sheep that have gone astray.
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Adventuress scholars off on a high,
Famed for draining our glasses dry.
(Lord, have mercy on BSI!)
Ha! Ha! Ha!

 

THE REINDEER SONG

(tune: “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Land of Hope and Glory)

My reindeer flies sideways:
your reindeer does not.

My reindeer flies sideways:
your reindeer flies upside down.

My reindeer flies sideways:
your reindeer is dead.

The Isle of Uffa Chowder & Marching Society

    “The willing suspension of good taste”

 

THE UFFAN CAROL

(tune: “The Holly and the Ivy”)

The brandy and the soda
When they are in the glass:
You drink enough of both of them
And you fall right on your ass!

Oh, the clinking of the ice
And the bubbling of the fizz:
You drink enough of both of them
And you have to go and whiz.

The Remy and the White Rock,
The Hennessy and Schweppes:
You drink enough of both of them,
And you tumble down the steps.

 

We Always Mention Aunt Clara

There are several versions of this famous song, copyright 1946, 1990 by I. Eugene Willis and Ruth Willis. It was introduced to Sherlockians by James Montgomery and is traditionally sung at the annual BSI Birthday dinner. There is more than one version of the tune and written music, but in recent years Adventuresses have developed the slightly abbreviated ASH version that gallops to the ASH verse at the end as rapidly as possible.

 

Holmes’ and Watson’s Time media_player

words copyright Jane Hinkley, ASH
(tune: “Auld Lang Syne“)

To all our friends canonical
On both sides of the crime
We’ll take the cup and lift it up
To Holmes’ and Watson’s time.

To London 1895
In song and prose and rhyme
We’ll celebrate that famous date
In Holmes’ and Watson’s time.

LAND OF HOPE & GLORY media_player

HOLLY & IVY media_player

LANDLORD!

(a traditional English drinking song somewhat improved upon
by the Isle of Uffa Chowder and Marching Society)

Four jolly coachmen sat in an English tavern.
Four jolly coachmen sat in an English tavern.
And they decided, and they decided, and they decided
To have another flagon.

Landlord, fill the flowing bowl until it doth run over!
Landlord, fill the flowing bowl until it doth run over!
For tonight we’ll merry, merry be!  For tonight we’ll merry, merry be!
For tonight we’ll merry, merry be!  Tomorrow we’ll be sober.

Here’s to the man drinks water pure, and goes to bed quite sober.
Here’s to the man drinks water pure, and goes to bed quite sober.
Falls as the leaves do fall, falls as the leaves do fall,
Falls as the leaves do fall, and dies before October.

Here’s to the man who drinks brown ale, and goes to bed quite mellow.
Here’s to the man who drinks brown ale, and goes to bed quite mellow.
Lives as he ought to live, lives as he ought to live,
Lives as he ought to live, and dies a jolly good fellow.

Landlord, fill the flowing bowl until it doth run over!
Landlord, fill the flowing bowl until it doth run over!
For tonight we’ll merry, merry be!  For tonight we’ll merry, merry be!
For tonight we’ll merry, merry be!  Tomorrow we’ll be sober.

Here’s to the boys of BSI, who act with great decorum.
Here’s to the boys of BSI, who act with great decorum.
They’re the dullest company, they’re the dullest company,
They’re the dullest company – we’ll do the drinking for ‘em!

Here’s to the ASH, who make a scene and sing around the table.
Here’s to the ASH, who make a scene and sing around the table.
They’re the best of company, they’re the best of company,
They’re the best of company – let’s toast ‘em while we’re able!

ASH Spring Meeting
3 April 2016