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REVIEW - Paul Williams: "Weasel Swing" - SAVOY 751; JUNE 1950
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DianeE
2021-01-31 17:01:36 UTC
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SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 5/10
Roger Ford
2021-01-31 19:07:00 UTC
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SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 5/10
Although I dislike the "Pop Goes The Weasel" song I'll give it 5

Am I the only one here who has actually gone "up and down the City
Road and in and out of the Eagle*"?

(*The tavern near City Road London N1 that still exists to this day
tho it has mostly been rebuilt since Victorian times)


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2021-02-01 01:22:23 UTC
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Am I the only one here who has actually gone "up and down the City
Road and in and out of the Eagle*"?
'Pop! Goes the weasel' lyrics date from the 1850's.
The Eagle was not a pub (tavern) then, but a 'music hall' (theatre).
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(*The tavern near City Road London N1 that still exists to this day
tho it has mostly been rebuilt since Victorian times)
In 2018, what The Eagle looked like, and the site's colorful history from c.1802:
https://knowyourlondon.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/eagle-tavern-city-road/

(In 1884 the building and site [then the raucous boozy Eagle music hall,
in a rough area of London] were purchased by General Booth for a center
for the Salvation Army [they claimed to have 'captured' and 'occupied'
a den of iniquity]. However, the building was demolished in 1901 and
today's pub was erected the same year.)

It has a website:
https://www.theeaglehoxton.co.uk/

The now *gentrified* tavern, https://www.theeaglehoxton.co.uk/food
currently closed for Covid, has the address:
2 Shepherdess Walk, London N1 7LB
Telephone: 020 7250 0507

In 2011, a review:
https://www.goodbeergoodpubs.co.uk/pub-reviews/london-north/old-street/eagle/
(the 'Old Fountain' at the eastern end of City Road got a better rating)


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DianeE
2021-02-01 11:48:26 UTC
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Post by DianeE
SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 5/10
Although I dislike the "Pop Goes The Weasel" song I'll give it 5
Am I the only one here who has actually gone "up and down the City
Road and in and out of the Eagle*"?
(*The tavern near City Road London N1 that still exists to this day
tho it has mostly been rebuilt since Victorian times)
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You might also be the only one here who has ever *heard* those lyrics.
All I remember is a penny for a spool of thread, a penny for a needle,
that's the way the money goes, pop goes the weasel.
IIRC there was a Three Stooges short that revolved around the song.
Does anyone remember *that*?
Roger Ford
2021-02-01 13:55:32 UTC
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Post by DianeE
SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 5/10
Although I dislike the "Pop Goes The Weasel" song I'll give it 5
Am I the only one here who has actually gone "up and down the City
Road and in and out of the Eagle*"?
(*The tavern near City Road London N1 that still exists to this day
tho it has mostly been rebuilt since Victorian times)
------------
You might also be the only one here who has ever *heard* those lyrics.
"Pop Goes The Weasel" is an old time English rhyme and those were the
lyrics I grew up with. They were also the lyrics Anthony Newley used
in his horrid 1961 UK hit version of the song
Post by Roger Ford
All I remember is a penny for a spool of thread, a penny for a needle,
that's the way the money goes, pop goes the weasel.
Later lyrics altered for US consumption
Post by Roger Ford
IIRC there was a Three Stooges short that revolved around the song.
Does anyone remember *that*?
"Pop Goes The Easel" from 1935

Here's the full comedy short

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x599tbf


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DianeE
2021-02-01 21:33:54 UTC
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https://www.spontaneouslunacy.net/paul-williams-weasel-swing-savoy-751/
NOT ON YOUTUBE (There's a Spotify sound clip on the review page)
http://youtu.be/X0S-7fC4W6w
Post by DianeE
SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 5/10
Although I dislike the "Pop Goes The Weasel" song I'll give it 5
Am I the only one here who has actually gone "up and down the City
Road and in and out of the Eagle*"?
(*The tavern near City Road London N1 that still exists to this day
tho it has mostly been rebuilt since Victorian times)
------------
You might also be the only one here who has ever *heard* those lyrics.
"Pop Goes The Weasel" is an old time English rhyme and those were the
lyrics I grew up with. They were also the lyrics Anthony Newley used
in his horrid 1961 UK hit version of the song
Post by Roger Ford
All I remember is a penny for a spool of thread, a penny for a needle,
that's the way the money goes, pop goes the weasel.
Later lyrics altered for US consumption
Post by Roger Ford
IIRC there was a Three Stooges short that revolved around the song.
Does anyone remember *that*?
"Pop Goes The Easel" from 1935
Here's the full comedy short
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x599tbf
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That isn't the one I was thinking of, but it sure was fun to watch that
ending sequence. I'm stuck in the house, we're having a tremendous
blizzard here, so I needed the entertainment.

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