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Thread #58059   Message #1514076
Posted By: GUEST
02-Jul-05 - 06:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: He Played for England (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Origins: Harvey Andrews - He played for England
It was loosely based on a story I heard of the sad last days of an England international of the 40's/50/s.It was released on the album "Fantasies from a corner seat" and on the cd "Someday fantasy" LBEEcd oo6, now out of print. However I understand the owners of the recordings intend to issue a double album sometime this year of all my Transatlantic recordings and "He played for England" will be on that.
As a sidelight on its history, I recorded a slightly changed lyric for NZ "He made the All Blacks" at the record co's insistence. Derek Dougan asked me to sing the original version for the gathered dignitaries at his testimonial dinner. I'll never forget their faces as their expectations of a cheerful footie song were shattered by the story of a lonely alcoholic the game had turned its back on!