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FISHFACE

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley. "Saltley Millionaire"
« Reply #693 on: September 24, 2018, 12:08:57 PM »
Hello Hilly 66,
It's some while since you requested info on the "Saltley Millionaire" song but I've only just come across your posting.
Hope I'm not too late.
I got the song from my father who's now 93 and I doubt can remember much if any of it.
I know the tune (I think It's correct) and if you want that I'll have to send it you as a voicemail.
The lyrics which I know are as follows but I don't think are complete so further enquiry would be needed there.


I'm a Saltley Millionaire and I haven't got a care, I'm a smasher, I'm a dasher I'm a Saltley Millionaire,
See the palm trees wavin', way down Summer Lane,
Every Saturday night when the moon shines bright, 
See the girls in the 'Salutation'. (Well know pub at the bottom of Snow Hill.)


No snow at 'Snow Hill'......


The subjects don't scan together that well so I think there's more but it's all I have I'm afraid. Please let me know if you find, or have found any more.


Cheers




astoness

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #694 on: September 24, 2018, 05:05:15 PM »
hi fishface those words are from the famous song see the palm trees swaying way down summer lane...ive never heard it called the saltley millionaire hope this youtube of the entire song works..the introduction is by prof carl chinn and i believe it was written many years ago by a man who lived in brearley st which is off summer lane


lyn


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYDzaE6mHRk

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #695 on: September 24, 2018, 08:03:47 PM »
Thanks for that update Astoness. I could never understand the link between 'Snow Hill' and 'Saltley' but that partly explains it. Probably never find out now how the 2 parts came together. The tune to the words I gave are similar though but didn't recognise the remainder. Just goes to show how the generational passage of stories/songs etc gets altered over the years.


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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #696 on: September 24, 2018, 08:50:10 PM »
happy to help

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #697 on: November 19, 2018, 06:47:59 PM »
New to site. Re Copes, I remember the whole family as I had a Saturday job there when I was a teenager. Mr Cope was Harry Cope, if I remember correctly. I think his wife was Muriel, her sisterís name was Mary.
Harry and Muriel had two children, Maurice and Pamela. Maurice married Margaret.
My mum also worked there, originally as a cleaner but later as a sales assistant. During the war she worked at Days, the chemist on the corner.