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Two new songs (by Steve Parkes)

Steve Parkes 06 Jun 08 - 01:19 PM
Steve Parkes 06 Jun 08 - 01:29 PM
ClaireBear 06 Jun 08 - 01:41 PM
Amos 06 Jun 08 - 01:58 PM
Charley Noble 06 Jun 08 - 08:49 PM
Roger the Skiffler 07 Jun 08 - 06:17 AM
Peace 07 Jun 08 - 05:00 PM
Peace 08 Jun 08 - 05:03 PM
Steve Parkes 09 Jun 08 - 04:14 PM
Peace 09 Jun 08 - 04:26 PM
a gud ole bwoy 14 Jun 08 - 05:18 AM
Steve Parkes 14 Jun 08 - 05:31 PM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: THE OPEN ROAD (Steve Parkes)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 01:19 PM

1st song ... Inspired by friends Mo & Stan who, quite separately, do this kind of thing.

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The Open Road
(Steve Parkes)

I could never be tied down
In the country or the town,
And though my friends might bid me stay
It's pack my bags and on my way.

(chorus:)
Then it's hey-ho for the open road,
Not for me a fixed abode.
I'll play my tunes and sing my songs
Hey-ho for the open road!

I'll come and stay a little while,
I'll tease the girls and make them smile;
But when it's time for me to part
Don't grow too fond, I'll break your heart!

If there's a festival or fair
It's ten to one you'll find me there,
Whenever folks are gathering
To tell a tale or play or sing.

As I move on from place to place
There's many an old familiar face;
And ev'ry stranger that I've met
Was just a friend I didn't know yet.

Goodbye to care, goodbye to sorrow,
I'm here today and gone tomorrow.
I'll play a tune and sing a song
And then I must be moving on.


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Subject: ADD: The Broken Promise (Steve Parkes)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 01:29 PM

2nd song. WARNING -- put your coffee down before you read on! (Oh, and for non-UK 'catters, B&Q is a home improvement store)

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The Broken Promise
(Steve Parkes)

Margaret and David were a nice young couple
They both went to chapel over Netherton way,
Sharing a hymn-book every Sunday morning,
Holding hands in secret as they knelt down to pray.

Well, being so in love they decided to get married,
So they went to the minister to ask his advice.
Now, the minister was noted for severity and stricture;
This is what he told them, and it wasn't very nice:

"Young people nowadays have no sense of decency,
They flout God's commandments and they have no shame.
There's no room in the Lord's house for people of that kidney—
They are bound for the torment of the everlasting flame!

"So pay close attention to the words that I say to you
If in this congregation you wish to remain:
For the space of one month from the day of your wedding
From carnal hanky-panky you must promise to abstain."

And so it came to pass that Margaret and David
In the sacrament of marriage at the altar were united;
Determined to preserve their promise inviolate,
Their love for each other pro tem unrequited.

For the first few days they didn't have much trouble—
The odd sharp word and the occasional tiff;
But by the end of the week, the pressure was a-building,
And David's upper lip was getting very stiff.

David said, "Mags, I'm really getting desperate,
If we don't do something soon, I can't see us lasting
To the end of the month – after all, we're only human:
Let's seek the Lord's help through prayer and fasting."

All went well for the space of a day or two,
Their promise to be virtuous remained unmarred;
But once more the problem reared its ugly head,
They were forced to admit that things were getting very hard.

Then Margaret said, "Dave, a displacement activity's
The thing to do the trick – let's just go out and shop:
We'll buy paint and paper and we'll measure for new curtains—
We'll decorate our dwelling from the bottom to the top!

But the best-laid plans of mice and men and newly-weds
Will often go agley, as Burns once said:
The very next day they went back to the minister,
And David told the story as in shame he hung his head.

"It all went well till Margaret bent over for a paint-pot—
I was overwhelmed by love and did what any man would do."
"I'm sorry," said the minister, "but you're no longer welcome here."
David answered, "That's what they said in B & Q!"



Both this song and the previous one are copyright 2008 to Steve Parkes


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Subject: RE: Two new songs
From: ClaireBear
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 01:41 PM

Tee-hee! For the last line, in the USA, you'd have to sing:

David replied, "They told us that at the Home Depot, too!"


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Subject: RE: Two new songs
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 01:58 PM

A nice adaptation. LOL!!


A


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Subject: RE: Two new songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 08:49 PM

Claire-

Thanks for the translation of B & Q.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Two new songs (by Steve Parkes)
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 06:17 AM

Nice one (two!), Steve.

Rts


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Subject: RE: Two new songs (by Steve Parkes)
From: Peace
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 05:00 PM

Ditto. You are one fine writer, Steve. Thanks for sharing these.


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Subject: RE: Two new songs (by Steve Parkes)
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 05:03 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Two new songs (by Steve Parkes)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 04:14 PM

Thank you for the complimebnts (blush!) I'm not sure you should encourage me; there are one or two more in the pipeline


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Subject: RE: Two new songs (by Steve Parkes)
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 04:26 PM

I very much look forward to seeing them, Steve.


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Subject: RE: Two new songs (by Steve Parkes)
From: a gud ole bwoy
Date: 14 Jun 08 - 05:18 AM

If your back song writing again it must mean that the house, garden, and garage are finally sorted after the last move. Well done. Englands loss is the Isle of Wights gain


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Subject: RE: Two new songs (by Steve Parkes)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 14 Jun 08 - 05:31 PM

The house, garden, and garage? Oh bugger!


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