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WHEN I MET CONNIE IN THE CORNFIELD (Harry Tilsley / Robert Hargreaves / StanleyDamerell) Jack Hylton & His Orch. (vocal: Tommy Handley) - 1929 Jay Whidden & His Band (vocal: Fred Douglas) - 1929 Comedy Dance Orch. (vocal: Cavan O'Connor) - 1929 Bert Firman's Arcadians Dance Orch. (vocal: Maurice Elwin) - 1929 Florida Club Dance Band (vocal: Fred Douglas) - 1929 Walter Miller with Harry Hudson's Melody Men - 1930 Billy Cotton & His Band - 1950 As recorded by TOMMY HANDLEY with Jack Hylton & His Orch., August 1929: If I catch Connie in the cornfield I'll give her such a good hiding My Connie would look bonnie With her head in a sack Her beauty went off duty And forgot to come back I met her accidentally When she and all her family Were in the cornfield digging for gold There was her brother John And several hangers-on When I met Connie in the cornfield There was her sister Sue She brought her cousin too When I met Connie in the cornfield They started singing before me "Tell me the old, old story" We were both going strong Till her father came along Then I left Connie in the cornfield (Orchestral Interlude) Near some scarecrow we sat talking Then home we started walking When we got to the farm I'd the scarecrow on me arm And I'd left Connie in the cornfield (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - April 2017)


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