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Singing Tramp

Postby The Duke » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:55 am

Last year I was listening to Radio 3 while drunk.

I heard a piece of music feturing a tramp that was singing the same couple of lines for an hour and a half.

I can't remember the words exactly but the essense of them was something like ...

"I don't mind, if he lets me down"

or

"I don't mind, if he never lets me down".

I kind of remember (drunk :oops: ) that their was no instrumental backing, just the repeated refrain.

I think the piece had something to do with The Salvation Army.

Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Singing Tramp

Postby ninearms » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:46 pm



Brilliant.
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end. Then stop.”
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Re: Singing Tramp

Postby The Duke » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:50 pm

ninearms wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMZVZ5NBkpw

Full version has Tom Waits on singing a duet with the tramp towards the end. Brilliant.


Ninearms, you were always going to be the one to give me the answer to this one eh?. :D :D

I can't access this at work, but I'll look when I get home and hopefully find a CD that I can order.

Thank you very much.
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Re: Singing Tramp

Postby The Duke » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:53 pm

Jeeeeeeesus blood ... never failed me yet!!!

That's it!!!!!! :D

So happynow :D :D !!!!! :D :D
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Re: Singing Tramp

Postby ninearms » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:59 pm

Make sure you get the version with Tom Waits, not the earlier version that's on the same disc as The Sinking of the Titanic (which is also brilliant though), as the early version is only 25 minutes long instead of 75.
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Re: Singing Tramp

Postby The Duke » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:17 pm

ninearms wrote:Make sure you get the version with Tom Waits, not the earlier version that's on the same disc as The Sinking of the Titanic (which is also brilliant though), as the early version is only 25 minutes long instead of 75.



OK. Found it. £24!!!!!!
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Re: Singing Tramp

Postby ninearms » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:42 pm

The Duke wrote:
ninearms wrote:Make sure you get the version with Tom Waits, not the earlier version that's on the same disc as The Sinking of the Titanic (which is also brilliant though), as the early version is only 25 minutes long instead of 75.



OK. Found it. £24!!!!!!


One on ebay at the moment: $16 incl shipping
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Re: Singing Tramp

Postby The Duke » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:46 am

So I've just watched and listened to that.

Totally captivating (but probably not quite in the same league as Wannabee by the Spice Girls I'm sure you'll agree).

What was really haunting was that I was sitting with the laptop on my knee looking towards the window so my face was overlaying the images in the video. It was as if I could see the path of life if I had not taken certain decisions in the past.
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