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Popular song Delilah: a remake?

dulcimer42 17 Aug 07 - 11:15 AM
Ernest 17 Aug 07 - 11:18 AM
dulcimer42 17 Aug 07 - 11:24 AM
Geoff the Duck 17 Aug 07 - 11:27 AM
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Joe Offer 17 Aug 07 - 02:12 PM
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Genie 18 Aug 07 - 02:19 AM
Joe Offer 18 Aug 07 - 03:20 AM
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GUEST,Engletom Humperjones 18 Aug 07 - 04:49 AM
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Subject: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: dulcimer42
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 11:15 AM

I'm sure I recall this song, which my 15 year old granddaughter loves, from my teens? Maybe the Beatles or another British group? Am I crazy, or is this really a re-do of a song from back when?


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: Ernest
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 11:18 AM

Not sure, but didn`t Tom Jones sing it? (no idea about older versions)
Regards
Ernest


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: dulcimer42
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 11:24 AM

I googled the title, and what Tom Jones sang was totally a different song. It's just that, when the kids in the car are singing it, I'm singing along too, like I recall it from some other time.... Crazy? Maybe.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 11:27 AM

Assuming we are talking "Why, Why, Why - Delilah?
Tom Jones sang it in the '60s.
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band did a very tongue in cheek version late 70's.
Don't recall any other versions.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 11:29 AM

If it's a different song, try us with a some lyrics.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: KeithofChester
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 12:10 PM

John Otway has also covered Delilah. His version was used for a Weetabix advert on TV.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 12:20 PM

I just found a Plain White T's song on YouTube that starts "hey there Delilah, what's it like in New York City?" Acoustic guitar, a string section towards the end, and a solo voice...really rather pretty; could that be it?


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEAUTIFUL DELILAH (Chuck Berry)
From: ClaireBear
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 12:34 PM

according to this site, Chuck Berry performed a song called "Beautiful Delilah," and the Kinks (and Elvis) also covered it. That sounds like the right era for what you're looking for.

Lyrics are:

BEAUTIFUL DELILAH

(the site I got them from doesn't say whether Chuck Berry wrote this or merely performed it)

Beautiful Delilah, sweet as apple pie
Always gets a second look from fellas passin' by
Every time you see her she's with a different guy
Beautiful Delilah, that's the reason why

Chorus:
The better don't allow me fool around with you
You are so tantalizing you just can't be true

Beautiful Delilah, dressed in the latest style
Swingin' like a pendulum, walkin' down the aisle
Deep romantic eyes, speak so low in miles
Maybe she will settle down and marry after a while

(chorus)

(instrumental)

Beautiful Delilah, bathin' in the sun
An audience of 17, and notice not a one
Local Casanova who wouldn't be outdone
Let her steal his heart away, break it just for fun

(chorus)


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 01:52 PM

The Hackney Martians recorded a wonderful version of Delilah.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 02:02 PM

The Hackney Martians is such a wonderful name for a band that I may have to make a special trip to England to see them -- even if they do sing Delilah.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 02:12 PM

Dulcimer42, please put me out of my misery. Can you give us at least partial lyrics of the song you're thinking of?
Until you do, the phrase "Why, why, why, Delilah!" is going to be running through my head. I know that's not the one you want, but I have to get another song in my head to chase out Tom Jones.
Help!!
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: rumanci
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 02:34 PM

"but I have to get another song in my head to chase out Tom Jones"

It's Not Unusual for that phenomena to happen Joe

LOL


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 02:43 PM

Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck - two performers who can make me scream in agony...


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: Surreysinger
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 02:52 PM

Clairebear - sadly the Hackney Martians are no more - but their version of "Delilah" is an absolute and insane delight ... Tom Jones has nothing on it! Hopefully Ralphie might be along at some point to tell you about them?

By the way the "In the Tradition" sessions in the Volunteer pub at Sidmouth are "traditionally" rounded off on the Friday every year now by the ex-landlord singing "Delilah", with appropriate chorus extras from all assembled there!! You have to be there to understand that one!


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilalah: a remake?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 03:12 PM

The sad thing is that I have been there, twice even(!),but it was before I knew any of you lovely folks and I'm rather shy in person...which is too bad, because I actually have a rather good pub sing type of voice and repertoire. If I can ever afford to come back, I will be sure not to miss Delilah.


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Subject: ADD: My Viagra (parody)
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 06:21 PM

MY VIAGRA

I disappointed her when I climbed under her duvet
She felt my dangling member that wouldn't perform
Without Viagra
She kicked me out of her bed and I slept on the floor


My, my. My Viagra
Where was my Viagra?
I could see Viagra'd be good for me
Mine had been stolen by those noisy people next door

At break of day is the time I tend not to have problems
We tried again- I admit my performace was poor
She stood there laughing
I took Viagra and she didn't laugh anymore

My, my. My Viagra
I found my Viagra
And what's more! We woke up the people next door
I took Viagra and she couldn't take any more

Sorry!!!


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Subject: "My, My, My Viagra" - parody of "Delilah"
From: Genie
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 02:19 AM

Don't be sorry, G-P.   That's a good 'un. *g*

Genie


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 03:20 AM

Damn. The more I hear about this song, the more I want to see it - but all I can find is the Tom Jones song (and parodies thereof).
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: KeithofChester
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 04:40 AM

I've always though Jon Boden ought to cover Delilah (for a bit of fun). The drama of the song just SO matches his style.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Engletom Humperjones
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 04:49 AM

I did a version of this. I'll send it to you Joe


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: Ernest
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 11:50 AM

GUEST Mr. Humperjones:

Admit that you stole this song from Tombert Jondinck!


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Subject: Lyr Add: HEY THERE DELILAH (Plain White T's)
From: dulcimer42
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 08:21 PM

It's this one:

Hey there Delilah
What's it like in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes, you do
Times Square can't shine as bright as you
I swear it's true

Hey there Delilah
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice
It's my disguise
I'm by your side

Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
Oh, it's what you do to me
What you do to me


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: dulcimer42
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 08:25 PM

Here it is on youtube. http://youtube.com/watch?v=EbJtYqBYCV8


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 03:11 AM

Mmm Yes.
I cannot tell a lie. I was once a Martian. It was a very black period of my life, of which I'm not exactly proud.
Delilah was the climax of our Magnum Opus "Buddy can you spare a Qebzog?" Featuring the Trumpets from Hell....
ClaireBear. Just be glad that you never managed to see us.
I have thought of remastering the Album for CD release, but, somehow can't bring myself to listen to it again!!
For non UK readers, Hackney Marshes is an area in East London. Where we were living at the time.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: Brakn
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 07:15 AM

Hey There Delilah was released by the Plain White T's last year. Band member Tom Higgenson wrote it.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Humza
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 01:38 PM

Yeah, I think it is a remake of a song from the 80s but i think it was sang by LOBO and although the name was totally different, the music, exactly the same


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: dulcimer42
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 07:16 PM

Thanks Humza. I was sure I had heard that tune before.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 08:48 PM

Ralphie, I might never have known about Hackney Marshes, but for "If It Wasn't For The 'ouses In Between."

Brilliant name, simply brilliant. Shame I haven't a spare Qebzog.

Claire


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 03:42 AM

Claire.
At one point we almost called ourselves the "Cambridge Heathens" after another London borough...Cambridge Heath.
Ah....The folly of youth...Happy days!
Ralphie
I'm hoping that the Martians become a cult soon, and then I'll release the album on an unsuspecting world!!


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 02:00 PM

Clair.
Have resisted this all day.
But have you heard the Kipper Family parody which includes the line...
"With a ladder and some glasses, you could see just where his arse is,
If it wasn't for the trousers in between!"
I'm so,so sorry!
R


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 06:15 PM

You might have spared me that, Ralphie!

(but I am rather glad you didn't, actually)

Pray, what is the name of that priceless gem of Kipperdom?


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 03:23 AM

Claire
Have got it somewhere...will do a bit of digging!!
But, this thread is now seriously Off Topic!!!
If you really want to hear the Martians, I might make an exception. Where are you?
Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 02:19 PM

California, alas. I am slowly scraping together the cash for another England trip, but it will be a few years (Sidmouth's pricy, especially for three) before the pile is tall enough.

Coming to the Getaway this fall, though, I hope -- that's 3000 miles or so closer!

Claire


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 02:25 PM

Claire.
OK
Keep it to yourself, but don't let anyone else know...!
Ralph.Jordan@ntlworld.com.
It's a secret.....OK?
R x


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Subject: Lyr Add: DELILAH (Barry Mason, Les Reed)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 01:21 AM

I can't imagine why you didn't bother to post this one, Joe.

Oh, well, now it's here so people can say "That's not the one I want."

DELILAH
Barry Mason, Les Reed

I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window.
I saw the flickering shadows of love on the blind.
She was my woman.
As she deceived me, I watched and went out of my mind.

My, my, my, Delilah.
Why, why, why, Delilah?
I could see
These girls would be the death of me,
But I was lost like a slave that no man could free.

At break of day, when that man drove away, I was waiting.
I crossed the street to her house and she opened the door.
She stood there laughing.
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more.

My, my, my, Delilah.
Why, why, why, Delilah?
So before
They come to break down the door,
Forgive me, Delilah. I just couldn't take any more.
Forgive me, Delilah. I just couldn't take any more.

[Famously recorded by Tom Jones. Also recorded by: Michael Amante; Horace Andy; Ray Conniff; Connie Francis; The Sensational Alex Harvey Band; Inner Circle; Jon Langford; Raymond Le Fèvre; Barry Mason; George Melachrino & His Orch.; Melodian Pops Orch.; David Moss; John Otway; The Platters; Franck Pourcel; Rhoda Scott; The Ventures; Wayne Wade; Jessica Williams.]


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 02:43 AM

This is from Wikipedia, about the creation of "Hey There Delilah":
Inspiration and composition
The song, "Hey There Delilah" was inspired by Delilah DiCrescenzo, a Columbia University graduate, and steeplechase runner training for the 2008 Olympic trials.

There was never a relationship between Tom Higgenson and DiCrescenzo, but Tom was inspired to write a song about her soon after they were introduced by a mutual friend:

"There was never anything between us. It was kind of funny — kind of sad, actually. The story of my life... I thought she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. I told her, 'I have a song about you already.' Obviously, there was no song. But I thought it was smooth..."

It took over a year for Tom to write the song. However, the real life Delilah, who wasn't interested in Tom because she was already in a relationship, was not sure how to deal with the pressure of having a song written about her:

"It was so beautifully written", she says. "There was pressure to live up to this ideal. I didn't know how to be polite but, you know, ditch him."

DiCrescenzo also says of the song, "When I'm at the gym, it's playing; when I'm at the pool, it's playing. Part of me wants to scream at the top of my lungs that it's about me. Another part of me wants to cower and say it's not."

This also is from Wikipedia:
"Hey There Delilah" is the third single released from pop band Plain White T's's 2005 album All That We Needed. In June of 2007, over two years after the song's initial release, it became the band's first mainstream hit in the United States, eventually reaching the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in July. From July 3, 2007 through July 28, the song was the number one most downloaded song on the U.S. iTunes Music Store. After a few days, the version of the song found on Every Second Counts became thenumber one most downloaded but was eventually replaced by Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.

Since the song advanced fromnumber 16 to number 6 on the chart it continued to climb one position every week (from 6-5-4-3-2-1), making it the first #1 song to have this pattern on the Hot 100 in 21 years. [1]

Although "Hey There Delilah" is from the Plain White T's third album, All That We Needed, since the single's popularity new versions of the intervening fourth album, Every Second Counts, have "Hey There Delilah" added as a bonus track with a string section augmenting the original recording.

"Hey There Delilah" is currently number 1 on the UK iTunes top 100.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The song clicks with me since they've been using it in the ad for an upcoming series titled "Gossip Girl" I believe. While I haven't paid attention to the ad after the first time, I did notice that the song is catchy and IS reminiscent of the Sixties acoustic works. It certainly looks like a singalong. I very much enjoyed listening to the whole thing.

So, it's absolutely, definitely not a cover. It's an original. Doesn't that give you faith in some of today's composers/musicians? Most currently popular music makes me cringe, but there are some bright spots among all of the moaning, groaning, weepy emo-artists. (I finally found out what "emo" aka "Emo" is after being quite puzzled since my arrival on the Net.)


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:19 AM

Men Not Aloud did a nice T. Jones medley for the Ryder Cup concert, but Katherine Jenkins stole the show!
Chris


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 10:04 AM

The last time I heard Tom Jones sing Delilah he put an Alex Harvey take on it which I thought was quite astute of him for an old guy.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 11:52 AM

The Leningrad Cowboys (the world's worst rock and roll band) did a version of Delilah that was nearly as good as Alex Harvey.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: Kent Davis
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 07:55 PM

The REAL "Delilah", by Tim Hawkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNcMgGGOwzE&feature=related

Hope you like it.

Kent


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Jul 11 - 12:32 AM

Delila

It's too bright outside Delila,
For you to take me down,
Hello goodbye Delila,
You can't save me now,
Don't ask for gold or money,
Cuz it won't make you proud,
All I have to offer,
Is better anyhow,
Hello rely on me,
To figure it out,
The air is too much for me,
To breathe right now,
So I could walk away,
You know I could walk away,
Right now,
It's too cold outside Delila,
For you to search for him,
Go on outside Delila,
Don't you come back in,
Fall on your knees Delila,
Still stand up tall,
Drop on your knees Delila,
You bet you when you fall,
Hello rely on me,
To figure it out,
The air is too much for me,
To breath right now,
So I could walk away,
You know I could walk away,
You know I could walk away,
Right now


Done by The Good Tangerines


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
Date: 22 Jul 11 - 12:50 PM

For those interested in melodeon playing. Tom Jones' "Delilah" goes realy well on the D/G. It swings!


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Jul 11 - 01:25 PM

I heard Tom Jones singing his "Delilah" on the radio, and it sickened me.

Here's a big pop star, probably had mansions, limos and bodyguards. And he makes money off a song which puts defenseless women in danger.

Are there really men who imagine they own a woman, and that if she takes a different man for a lover, they have the right to kill her? Hell, yes.

And wasn't it sick for a rich and famous entertainer to validate such vicious weaklings? Hell, yes. (not to mention providing step-by-step directions on how to kill)

If Tom Jones were a corporation (He probably was, actually), the hippies and the feminists would be all over him for corporate greed and exploiting the weak. We've been snowed because he was a celebrity.

I hope the teenagers mentioned above are singing some other song.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 08:44 PM

Thinking this is some sort of conspiracy.....I could have sworn I have heard what everyone says is an original by the PLain white T's on an oldies station on the radio....thought it was the beatles or some other popular group from that era.....this is not subliminal.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 03:07 AM

Leeniea:

I don't see Tom Jones' "Delilah" quite the way you do. He did not write it. He did not do anything but make a great and popular "splash" with it. He is singing it as a tragedy, not as something that one should emulate.

This song is sung in first person. The tragedy stems not only from his actions, but from the first person's attitudes that caused the actions. He is regretting them all: attitudes and actions.

I do not hear anything in this song that condones violence against women, but I do hear regret that his own weakness has brought him to this.

This is a great song. It is well sung. It can be a great sing-a-along. I am positive it will never convince any stupid misogynistic male to behave similarly. (The minor key alone is enough to act as a warning: Don't DO This!") Let's just enjoy it and sing along with it, and laugh at the parodies, just as we do for the Child ballads that describe far worse crimes.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 06:04 PM

And what about the classic "Child" ballads? We really must ban them all. Incest, murder, pogroms - all grist to the traddies' mill. And we love 'em! It's only a song, get over it. Songs are fiction, like novels, and not advice on how to live.

Love and Fishes,

Chris.


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 14 - 07:05 PM

https://soundcloud.com/ian-dedic/delilah-hackney-martians great to come across this on the cloud bought back some great memories of years ago,


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 May 14 - 08:45 PM

Ah, don't we miss Ralphie.
Here is the link with a blue clicky for convenience


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Subject: RE: Popular song Delilah: a remake?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 May 14 - 08:49 PM

And for contrast Stoke City fans singing it as their club anthem

The folk process...


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