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In his own write
« on: February 27, 2007, 11:18:09 PM »

I dont know if there is already a thread like this but... What are people's thoughts on Lennon's books (In his own write and Spaniard in the Works)? What are your favourite stories/poems? Mine is I Set Belonely. I must say, dear ol' Johnnie had some amazing imagination. And the things he did with the English language.... its pure a Lennon
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2007, 12:57:09 PM »

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[...]What are your favourite stories/poems? Mine is I Set Belonely. I must say, dear ol' Johnnie had some amazing imagination. And the things he did with the English language.... its pure a Lennon

It's not a bad one, Kaleidoscope_Eyes  ;) ...
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 05:25:42 AM »

Yay! It was the poem Ringo and John said in Help! when they went posting the letter... My sister pointed it out only a couple of days ago
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 11:04:27 AM »

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Re: In his own write
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 10:00:33 PM »

you're getting like u know who.......

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2007, 01:05:44 PM »

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you're getting like u know who.......

I know. But I'm a mod, remember.  ;D
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2007, 06:04:16 AM »


Good Dog Nigel

Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight
Our little hairy friend
Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright
Arfing round the bend.
Nice dog! Goo boy,
Waggie tail and beg,
Clever Nigel, jump for joy
Because we are putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel

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Re: In his own write
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2007, 06:05:05 AM »


Sad Michael

"There was no reason for Michael to be sad that morning, (the little wretch): everyone liked him, (the scab). He'd had a hard day's night that day, for Michael was a Cocky Watchtower. His wife Bernie, who was well controlled, had wrabbed his norman lunch but he was still sad. It was strange for a man who have everything and a wife to boot. At 4 o'clock whne his fire was burking bridelly a Poleaseman had clubbed in to parse the time around. 'Goddeven Michael,' the Poleaseman speeg, but Michael did not answer for he was debb and duff and could not speeg . . ."


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No Flies On Frank

There were no flies on Frank that morning - after all why not? He was a responsible citizen with a wife and child, waasn't he? It was a typical Frank morning and with an agility that defies description he leapt into the bathroom onto the scales. To his great harold he discovered he was twelve inches more tall heavy! He couldn't believe it and his blood raised to his head, causing a mighty red colouring.
'I carn't not believe this incredible fact of truth about my very body which has not gained fat since mother begat me at childburn. Yea, though I wart through the valet of thy shadowy hut I will feed no norman. What grate qualmsy hath taken me thus into such a fatty hardbuckle.'


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Nicely Nicely Clive

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Re: In his own write
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2007, 03:09:28 AM »

I sort of like No Flies On Frank. Do you people think that the poem Our Dad has more to it than meets the eye? I mean was John hinting about his dad?
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2007, 11:09:50 AM »

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I sort of like No Flies On Frank. Do you people think that the poem Our Dad has more to it than meets the eye? I mean was John hinting about his dad?


You mean this one ...





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You mean this one ...

OUR DAD (from A SPANIARD IN THE WORKS - 1965)

It wasn't long before old dad
Was cumbersome - a drag.
He seemed to get the message and
Began to pack his bag.

'You don't want me around,' he said,
'I'm old and crippled too.'
We didn't have the heart to say
'You're bloody right it's true.'

He really took an age and more
To pack his tatty kleid.
We started coughing by the door,
To hurry him outside.

'I'm no use to man nor beast,'
He said, his eye all wet.
'That's why we're getting rid of you,
Yer stupid bastard, get.'

His wrinkIed face turned up to us
A pleading in his look;
We gave him half-a-crown apiece
And polished up his hook.

'It's not that we don't like you dad.'
Our eyes were downcast down.
'We've tried to make a go of it
Yer shrivelled little clown! '

At last he finished packing all,
His iron hand as well.
He even packed the penis
What he'd won at bagatell.

"Spect you'll write a line or two?'
He whined - who could resist?
We held his face beneath the light
And wrote a shopping list.

'Goodbye my sons and fare thee well,
I blame yer not yer see,
It's all yer mothers doing lads,
She's had it in for me.'

'You leave our mother out of this!'
We screamed all fury rage,
'At least she's working for her keep
And nearly twice your age!'

'I'd sooner starve than be a whore!'
The old man said, all hurt.
'Immoral earnings aren't for me,
and living off her dirt.'

'She washes everyday,' we said
Together, all at once.
'It's more than can be said for you
Yer dirty little ponce!'

At last upon the dooistep front
He turned and with a wave
He wished us all 'Good Heavens'
And hoped we'd all behave.

'The best of luck to you old dad!'
We said with slight remorse,
'You'll dig it in the workhouse man.'
(He wouldn't though of course.)

'Ah well he's gone and thats a fact,'
We muttered after lunch,
And hurried to the room in which
He used to wash his hunch.

'Well here's a blessing in disguise;
Not only money too;
He's left his pension book as well
The slimy little jew!'

'What luck we'll have a party
Inviting all our friend.
We've only one but she's a laugh
She lets us all attend.'

We never heard from dad again
I 'spect we never shall
But he'll remain in all our hearts
- a buddy friend and pal.
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2007, 05:35:45 PM »

I don't know his books but everyone says that they are very funny. Thanks for these posts and pics of them.
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2007, 11:18:42 AM »

He if any of you have it!
On the tv show Not Only but Also--John reads a good part of his book &
when with the bealtes in Germany I beleave it was--He read good dog Nigel & George tore the book up!
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2007, 05:10:51 AM »

Here's wat djinn was talking about (with a very funny interviewer)

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Here's another one where George and Ringo talk about the In His Own Write and then John tells the Wrestling Dog story (with the help of Norm- I forgot the actor's name)

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*There is a thread where someone posted John and co acting out Def Ted Danoota and Me, but I can't find it. Ie it can be merged to this one since its about IHOW)*
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2007, 09:55:12 AM »

those interviews are great  ;D i love them both, thank you very much for posting them
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Re: In his own write
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2007, 01:22:43 PM »

Here's John Lennon in Deaf Ted, Danoota and Me on YouTube. Enjoy!

On January 9, 1965, John Lennon appeared with Dudley Moore and fellow-Liverpudlian Norman Rossington (in the cap; he had just played Beatles manager Norm On January 9, 1965, John Lennon appeared with Dudley Moore and fellow-Liverpudlian Norman Rossington (in the cap; he had just played Beatles manager Norm in "A Hard Day's Night")

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Re: In his own write
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2007, 08:49:44 AM »

Johnnie promotes his book. Hillerious!

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Re: In his own write
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2007, 11:26:26 AM »

John talks about Spaniard in the Works and reads some stuff
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A short autobiography by John (a la In His Own Write)
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