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NICE PEOPLE Jack Hylton & His Orch. (vocal: Sid Buckman) - 1939 Flanagan & Allen - 1939 Charlie & His Orch. (vocal: Karl Schwedler) - 1940 As recorded by SID BUCKMAN with JACK HYLTON, 21st January 1939: If you have a pedigree, mix in high society You will cultivate a lot of fame But I know a family, never had a pedigree But they have a most distinguished name They call them nice people with nice manners But got no money at all They've got such nice habits, they keep rabbits But got no money at all Their Father keeps their Mother Their Mother keeps their Brother And when they're running short of cash They borrow from each other Nice people with nice manners But got no money at all (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2012) ******************** As recorded by BUD FLANAGAN & CHESNEY ALLEN: (Knocking on door) BF: Good morning, Sir. CA: Good morning. BF: Can I interest you in one of our Rumpo cleaners? CA: Rumpo cleaners? BF: Yes Sir. CA: I'm afraid not. We'd like to have one, but, I'm sorry, we can't afford it. I'm awfully sorry. BF: Alright, Sir. Good morning. CA: Good morning. (Door closing) BF: Nice people. Nice people with nice manners But got no money at all They've got such nice habits, they keep rabbits But got no money at all Their Father keeps their Mother Their Mother keeps their Brother And when they're running short of cash They borrow from each other 'Cause they're nice people with nice manners But got no money at all If you have a pedigree, mix in high society You will cultivate a lot of fame But I know a family, never had a pedigree But they have a most distinguished name They call them nice people with nice manners But got no money at all They've got such nice habits, they keep rabbits But got no money at all Their Father keeps their Mother Their Mother keeps their Brother And when they're running short of cash They borrow from each other 'Cause they're nice people with nice manners But got no money at all 'Cause they're nice people with nice manners But got no money at all (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2012) ******************** TRIVIA: Charlie & His Orchestra were an early 1940's Nazi-sponsored German propaganda swing band. Jazz music styles were considered rebellious by the Nazis, but, ironically, propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels conceived of using the style in radio broadcasts aimed at Great Britain, Canada and the United States. British listeners could hear the band every Wednesday and Saturday at around 9 pm. The purpose of the band was to stir pro-Nazi sympathy, draw attention to World War II Allied losses, convince listeners that Great Britain was a pawn for American and Jewish interests, and carry Adolf Hitler's messages in an entertaining form. The songs stressed how badly the War was going for the target audience, and how it was only going to be only a matter of time before they would be beaten. American swing and popular British songs were initially performed true to the original, until about the second or third stanza where pro-German lyrics and monologues would be introduced. The band was led by Lutz Templin with vocals by Karl "Charlie" Schwedler. They made over 90 recordings between March 1941 and February 1943. As recorded by CHARLIE & HIS ORCHESTRA: Nice people with nice manners But got no money at all They've got such nice habits, they keep rabbits But got no money at all Their father keeps their mother Their mother keeps their brother And when they're running short of cash They borrow from each other Nice people with nice manners But got no money at all (SPOKEN): English youth is strong and healthy and they will give the Germans a real fight. Especially the upper classes have produced young fine officers and men, says Churchill. Well, here is a version which fits perfectly to what the young fine sons of England really are. Nice people with no manners Thinking only of money, that's all They've got such funny habits, they don't like rabbits A sick and tired generation, that's all Their fathers sail big shippies Their mothers buy diamond clippies, And when they're running short of cash They're doing their confidence trickies Nice people with ghastly manners They've got no sense of duty at all Nice people with Eton educations But their brain, just a top hat that's all They've got such funny habits, they're afraid of rabbits They think the world is just their servant, that's all Their fathers give them money Their mothers think they're a honey And when they're running short of cash They're doing something funny They think they're nice people with very nice manners But those high-hat guys are no use at all (Contributed by Mel Priddle - November 2012)

    


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