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Postby Dave » Fri 28 Jan 2005 18:52 GMT

I've put a lyric line in my sig - first one to guess where it comes from (song and artist) gets a pat on the back... :lol:

and I'll replace it with another. As soon as I notice that there's been a response, anyway...
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Postby spainboy » Fri 28 Jan 2005 19:08 GMT

And I’m down in the tube station at midnight I fumble for change..........
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Postby Dave » Sat 29 Jan 2005 05:51 GMT

Wow, that was quick! If I'd stayed up a bit longer I'd have noticed just how quick...

The lyric line was: "I put in the money and pull out a plum". Artists were The Jam.

New one: "I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine..."
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Postby spainboy » Sat 29 Jan 2005 11:21 GMT

Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok


'bring it on' :P
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Postby Dave » Sun 30 Jan 2005 03:21 GMT

Here's the next:

"Let's cruise out of the dance war"
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Postby ruggie » Sun 30 Jan 2005 20:24 GMT

If you two sat together in a bar one night, you'd never get home. Once spainboy came back with the first one, I remembered the song, but doubt if I'd have known which group recorded it. Here's something in a totally different vein:

'It's that ole pelagry without a doubt...'
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Postby spainboy » Sun 30 Jan 2005 23:44 GMT

I give you lot a chance.
Fascist groove thang by Heaven 17 off one of my top ten LPs.
ruggie. i dont know, i even googled could not find anything. :?

If you two sat together in a bar one night, you'd never get home

sounds good to me ?
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Postby Dave » Mon 31 Jan 2005 03:37 GMT

Well done, Spainboy - no flies on you!

Tough one, Ruggie. Doesn't ring any bells, though it sounds sort of bluesy.
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Postby ruggie » Tue 1 Feb 2005 15:29 GMT

Yes, a Blues. Trouble is, I can't find the lyric on the net - I can remember the subject and only two or three lines of the lyric. Bessie Smith's song with the same title is about a different subject altogether. I'm fairly sure that the one I'm thinking about was a Josh White recording - much later.

Hard Time Blues

Hard times, Lord, all around
Meal bags are empty 'cos the crop was burned to the ground
....


I think 'that ole pelagry' refes to pelagra, a malnutrition disease.

Any Josh White fans out there? Some people referred to his work as 'drawing-room blues' because he wasn't brought up in poverty like many 'real' blues singers and his singing and guitar style was not as rough.
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Postby ruggie » Tue 1 Feb 2005 15:40 GMT

'You can tell by the smell
There's whiskey right close by...."

Band and singer?
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Postby ruggie » Tue 1 Feb 2005 20:46 GMT

Here's another/

'....too doggone tired to move over.'
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Postby Dave » Wed 2 Feb 2005 14:55 GMT

My dad had a Josh White album from the World Record Club (wow, remember them?) called Josh White - Singer Supreme. Great album - I think I must have been about four when I first heard it.
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Postby ruggie » Thu 3 Feb 2005 14:39 GMT

Thanks, Spainboy. Didn't realise Amazon provided audio clips. That really took me back. Found another one I rememberd - Outskirts of Town.
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Postby Mike » Thu 10 Feb 2005 21:14 GMT

ruggie wrote:'You can tell by the smell



. . the next stop's Kirkcaldy.

No, sorry, that's a poem about linoleum.



It is, honest, but don't ask me by whom :)

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