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Pond Sitting for Beryl

Dick Turpin >

Back of my Head >

60’s Man >

What am I to do ? >

Littlebeck >

Telling Me What to do >

Not So Lucky >

 

   

< I’m Affiliated

< 1845

< Song for the Old Boy

< Lady Jane

< The Brain

< You Babe for Me

 

   

Gobbin' Down Me Mobile Goats are Great Lament for the Gipsy Fields of Treason Welcome to Insanity The Pursuit of Obscurity Down the Cosmic Highway Pond Sitting for Beryl Nobody's Free Dog Eat Dog Till the Indian was no More The Last Days of the Way We Were Not Three Bad Stanley The State We're In I Can't Complain Daniel Lambert's Trousers Drums on the Soar

Obviously a regular pastime for middle class families and one therefore that needs no explanation.


1 The ballad of Dick Turpin

During this period I am planning a tour of Leicester’s leg ends with  the show ‘Daniel Lambert’s Trousers’ and our Dick lived in Fenny Drayton for a while.  Actually I think that’s Warwickshire but its damned close.


2 Back of my head

To this day I rewrite the lyrics of this song ‘cos they are never quite right. Nevertheless it’s a good song and its an attempt to ditch all the nonsense that rides around in my head much of the time.


3 60’s man

It’s a rock n roller using bits of  2 or 3 of some great 60’s songs


4 What am I to do?

A real tear jerker of a song about the loss of something very special that somehow lost its way really badly.


5 Littlebeck

This is about a boat that used to take the coal up on the Aire and Caulder and I traced its history. Its still in Stanley Ferry up near to Leeds and is now owned by a charity offering services to people with head injuries.


6 Telling me what to do

A rocker of a song rejecting all that school conditioning


7 Not so lucky

A song for Lucky [Robbie’s cat] that got run over


8 I’m affiliated

Another song rejecting the life of being a slave to the corporation


9 1845

I mentioned this earlier.  It's the third in the Irish famine trilogy


10 Song for the old boy

A song for my Dad based on our family experiences and his elusive character.


11 Lady Jane

This is a sort of basse danse. Another guitar instrumental but now orchestrated and soon to be used in the Lady Jane Experience that is taking place soon at Bradgate Park.


12 The Brain

As I write this,I’d say the Brain is my favourite song


13 You Babe for me

A song about the break-up of my marriage and the heartache we went through.