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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2006, 03:07:46 PM »

It's called "Johnny's Far Away"

"Johnny's joined a ceilidh band
They're known quite well throughout the land: The Drones
The Drones have signed upon a cruise
And Tracy's laying in the booze back home

She's got herself another man, a smoothy
While the kids are in the front room watching movies
She's got him in a headlock, in an armlock, in a jam
She says I can't express myself with my old man

While Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
On the rolling sea On the rolling sea

Johnny's cruising out to sea
And he believes in chastity, for some
The wealthy widows bill and coo
He fends off one or two and then succumbs
Well they're hard in pirate ports in the Bahamas
He's turning her right out of her pyjamas
He's turned her every which way, to the rhythm of the sea
He says I can't express myself with my old lady

While Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
On the rolling sea On the rolling sea

Johnny's home he opens up the door
While someone's sneaking out the back
And Tracy says you look so poorly,
Sores and all, you ought to see the quack
She wipes the kip from off the kiddies' noses
And he charms her with eleven battered roses
And by and by they get down to the job of man and wife
Back to the old comforts of the missionary life

While Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
On the rolling sea
On the rolling sea
On the rolling sea
On the rolling sea"

Fabulous show at the Anvil.  The sound was a bit iffy for the first couple of songs but they sorted that out soon enough.

I don't think I've ever seen him quite that relaxed and engaging.

But where was Christine?

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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2006, 05:42:49 PM »

Good to see all the aforementioned TAW'ers at the Anvil. (Hope you're feeling better Sandy)

I could only manager 3 Jeb songs, I'm afraid.  Bit dull.  Sleepy

However RT was his usual self apart from his clothes.  Why he wore a yellow tutu is beyond me   .......   nah only joking.  Wink

Great playing and a very funny joke about honey to boot  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2006, 12:31:25 AM »

Having had to miss the Cambridge gig tonight because of teenage daughter, "can you give me and my mates lifts to local Norwich heavy metal gig?" issues, (drunk when I agreed to do this the other night, so difficult to get out of it), I am now very tempted to make the 2 hour (at least) journey to Northampton next Saturday to see RT in a small indoor venue, my only previous experiance of him being outdoors at Cropredy when all day drinking, big crowds, and poor sound can make for poorer musical appreciation, but very enjoyable nonethe less. Questions I want to ask is: what if anything is worth seeing in Northampton on a Saturday afternnon? What is the venue like? any decent pubs near by?  answers gratefully received-Nuthouse?
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2006, 01:14:42 AM »

Have just returned from the aforesaid Corn Exchange gig.  A sublime romp through one of the richest back catalogues of them all, with three from Front Parlour ballads.  Blissful and blistering guitar, ooh I'd like a Lowden too.

And he got us singing, and Danny was the perfect foil.

Sorry you missed it pterryb.

David
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2006, 09:48:35 PM »

Having had to miss the Cambridge gig tonight because of teenage daughter, "can you give me and my mates lifts to local Norwich heavy metal gig?" issues, (drunk when I agreed to do this the other night, so difficult to get out of it), I am now very tempted to make the 2 hour (at least) journey to Northampton next Saturday to see RT in a small indoor venue, my only previous experiance of him being outdoors at Cropredy when all day drinking, big crowds, and poor sound can make for poorer musical appreciation, but very enjoyable nonethe less. Questions I want to ask is: what if anything is worth seeing in Northampton on a Saturday afternnon? What is the venue like? any decent pubs near by?  answers gratefully received-Nuthouse?

Anything worth seeing on a Saturday afternoon in Northampton ?

No rugby on at the Saints, but the Cobblers are playing Rushden & Diamonds  (if that's your cup of tea)

Inside of the Malt Shovel - a little step out of the town centre opposite the Calrlberg Brewery - fine beer and good food
Inside of Papa Cino's in town centre - cheap and cheerful - and a good selectoion of grappas if you speak nicely to the boss.

Stoke Bruerne (just the Milton Keynes side of Junction 15 is very pleasant - The Boat at Stoke Bruerne is worth a visit - good walks along the canal and a well-kept pint at the end of it all !

Not been the Deco since it was a cinema many years ago - but from the pictures I have seen it looks very pleasant (old 30's-ish type building so characterful)

For car parking, the best directions that I have found is on the still-running Roadmender site - see http://www.roadmender.org/view_event.asp?id=63 . The Roadmender is a short walk form where the Deco is so directions are good. There is also a link to download mp of Northampton Car Parks.

If you park in St Michaels Car Park this is just behind the Deco. As you walk out of the car park onto Abington Square turn right and the entrance to the Deco is down a little alley just as you get onto the street.

Hope this helps... of course this may also be of use to anyone coming to see Fairport at the Deco.

 Kiss
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