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Thread #115460   Message #3755121
Posted By: GUEST,Paul Clarke
02-Dec-15 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mrs Harris (Jeremy Taylor)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mrs Harris (Jeremy Taylor)
This is way long after the event, but I recalled little bits of the song without knowing all of it (I have one or two live tapes, but no easy access to them now). Here are a couple of tweaks to Bru's admirable transcription: I think the (?) line in vs 1 is rendered "At least, that's our general intent" I'm sure "bomb" is right in vs. 3, but it's "AS though a bomb has hit… " [certainly that would make more sense]. In the last verse, end of line 2, you may have omitted "this" after "do". My versions have "won't have to bother any more". A lot of the lines are delivered suppressed, as if he's realized she'll hear him if he speaks at full volume (e.g. "rather stupid" vs.4 and "There won't be much to do, God knows" vs.5). Adds to the humorous effect. Glad to find this: not many of JT's lyrics get posted.