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Subject: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: InOBU
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 03:43 PM

There we go... at last I have the name of the song I have been casting about for, for the past few weeks... hope I get a hit on this.
Thanks
lor


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: treewind
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 06:14 PM

I remember the song, but it wasn't written by JK
Ah - quick bit of Google research shows it's by Bill Caddick.
That should give you a start....

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: InOBU
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 08:42 PM

Thanks Anahata:
Niether name brings up the words though...
ah well...
lor


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: Peace
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 08:58 PM

"The main thing about this collection of John Kirkpatrick's works isn't that it shows his already well-known prowess as the best accordion player in English folk music. It's that he's a remarkable singer of songs, whether on the well-known "Oakham Poachers" or Bill Caddick's excellent "Old Man Jones," about a street person. "


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: Dave Hunt
Date: 14 Apr 07 - 11:20 PM

Bill wrote the song about an old tramp who walked several miles into Wolverhampton every morning - he pushed an old pram and had two beautiful dogs - well fed and well looked after. People would often donate tins of dog food, as well as 'the odd bob' for the old boy. I often wonder if he ever know that someone had written a song about him!
Bill never recorded the song - as far as I know the only recording is by John K.
Dave Hunt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: InOBU
Date: 16 Apr 07 - 06:34 PM

Thanks Dave!
I had the recording that you mention, lost it... long for the words... thanks so much for the story!
Cheers
lorcan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: GUEST,bazparkes
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 07:43 AM

amongst sundry other talents Billplays guitar in our band www.allblackedup.co.uk. which will give you a link to his website
I'll be seeing him Thursday
If you send me details he might, even in his dotage, remember enough to send you thempersonally!!

Cheers

Baz
bazparkes@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: InOBU
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 10:13 AM

Ah lovely!!!
My email is InOBU@aol.com

many many thanks
lor


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: InOBU
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 11:52 AM

It is remarkable that this one has the mudwizzards stumped, however, generally one of us knows the words to everything!!!
cheers
lor


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: GUEST,pavane
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 01:09 PM

I have it at home, but I am not there at the moment (Still in Amsterdam). I might be able to remember some of it in the meantime.

I seem to remember that it's on "Rose of Britain's Isle", from the 70's or early 80's I think.

"Old man Jones ?sick in the bones, measures the miles to town.

But thats all so far!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: Stewie
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 08:17 PM

I have 'Rose of Britain's Isle'. Unfortunately, if there ever was a lyric sheet with the LP, I no longer have it. If Baz and/or Pavanne cannot supply the words for you, I am happy to have a go at transcribing it - PM me in due course.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: InOBU
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 11:23 PM

Oh dear dear dear Stewie:
If you can transcribe the words I would be so happy, and post it to this post, they should be in the barn here with all the other oats.
Thanks
lor


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD MAN JONES (Bill Caddick)
From: Stewie
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 02:06 AM

Here's my best shot from between the crackles and pops of a well-used LP track. Corrections welcomed!

OLD MAN JONES
(Bill Caddick)

Old man Jones, stiff in his bones
Wakes when the day is dawning
Shakes his head, eats his bread
All by himself in the morning
Spring is bright, but it's cold in the night
And the ground turns winter's hard
So off he goes, frost in his toes
Waits for the day to start

He carries his pack and his dog at his back
Is howling looking for bones
Finding none, he follows on
Behind the old man Jones
Morning breaks and the wind awakes
And the sun goes looking around
Old man Jones, stiff in his bones
Measures the miles to town

Now the seats are hard in the old church yard
But the graves make good wind-breaks
And you just sit fast 'til the rush hour's past
You wait for charity wakes
Well, they don't want fuss when they're after a bus
When their minds are set on the job
But, later on, when the housewives come
They're always good for a bob

Now the days are slow with nowhere to go
When the begging doesn't pay
And you see the men going home again
At the end of the working day
And you see the lights of the homes at night
And your fingers are turning blue
And you wonder when you'll eat again
And you end with a vicar's stew

There's warmth from the sun, bread from a nun
Soup from the Sally Ann
There's work in the pitch, nights in the ditch
And living as best you can
There's a warm summer's day in the park where you lay
But it still turns cold at night
There's snow and sleet, frost on your feet
And dying when the time is right

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 09:12 AM

Well stewie's done a better job than Bill and I managed

Proper job!! I'll make sure Bill gets a copy!

Baz


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones - John Kirkpatrick
From: InOBU
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 09:54 AM

I am overjoyed... thank'ee much!
Cheers
lor


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Jones (Bill Caddick)
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 03:44 PM

At last !!!!

After years hunting it down, Rose of Britain's Isle is now available as an MP3 download from amazon.co.uk :)


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