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Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'

autolycus 24 Mar 08 - 08:11 AM
autolycus 05 Apr 08 - 04:08 PM
Peace 05 Apr 08 - 10:57 PM
katlaughing 05 Apr 08 - 11:08 PM
Melissa 05 Apr 08 - 11:09 PM
GUEST,Patrice 06 Apr 08 - 12:23 AM
Melissa 06 Apr 08 - 12:39 AM
autolycus 06 Apr 08 - 01:43 PM
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Subject: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: autolycus
Date: 24 Mar 08 - 08:11 AM

The opening is

When I was much younger

My brothers and me

Used to play games

Round a big conker tree


I have just that on a 1986 Blooper tape (UK), but the singer never gets further than that. He keeps breaking up.

It starts when he says, "Conker , take 1", then finds that hilarious.

The song sounds most sweet, and his brief guitar intro is lovely. He - don't know who, sounds a bit chesty.

I've googled a bit (conker song [brother]} without result.



   Ivor


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: autolycus
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 04:08 PM

That'll be nobody then.

Or maybe in 3 years' time.

Ivor


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: Peace
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 10:57 PM

Couldn't locate it, A. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 11:08 PM

I think this might be it, after the intro it gets into it: Click here. (youtube)

There are a few others, but that one seemed the best.

THIS ONE came up because it is by a "Conker B." Worth listening, it's a beautiful song and voice.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: Melissa
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 11:09 PM

I looked at a few playground game sites..no luck.
Saying "Conker, take 1" would amuse me a lot too.
Here's the best I could come up with.

*****
http://www.mldb.org/song-169904-virgin.html

And I think that I wish I was virgin
And I smile and I think of you
And my first, very first entry
Clumsy and romantic
My special mix in you
Clumsy like the first step
Clumsy like the first conker off the tree
And romantic, like the wind that cuts your hair
And romantic, like the glass that holds your drink
Clumsy and romantic
My special mix in you

And I think that I wish I was young
And I smile and I think of you
And my first, very first true kiss
Defensive and so coy
Defensive like the jacket that holds your weight
Defensive like the hat that holds you hair
And coy like the first kiss, the kiss that first made you coy
And coy like the tears, the tears that made you coy
So gentle, so gentle it made you strong
It made you strong, like the first kiss
Clumsy and romantic, so gentle it made you strong
Clumsy and romantic, the kiss that made you strong
****
A Life in Pictures: The Conker Tree
   
When I last walked down this lane
I was just a boy,
The puddles were much deeper then,
The muddy water splashing
With adventure
And a drowned mouse
Beyond all our attempts at revival.
The blossom and the scent of wet nettles
Have caught me now,
But then it was the stingers and the frantic search
For dock leaves, to stop the hurt.

And finally the conker tree where Peter fell.
The biggest ones are at the top
He always said.
He was the best of us at climbing
But then the crash of falling branches,
Leaf and conker cascading on his broken
Young body, in the lane.

The ambulance came with just a bell jangling
And on a bike, a policeman
Looking stern, writing names down
Seeing we were all OK...
Except Peter.

So I'm walking down the lane after fifty years
But Peter isn't here, just the same conker tree
Which somehow seems much larger
And I feel lonely
Just thinking of the fifty years he missed
And all for conkers,
Which were never any bigger at the top.


Footnote

Conker = horse chestnut
This poem is about the loss of a childhood friend and also about the loss of childhood.

Patrick Ladbrooke
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-life-in-pictures-the-conker-tree/


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: GUEST,Patrice
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 12:23 AM

Hello~~This is actually in response to a comment you left some time ago.... Please help me our if you can. You mentioned the story, "The Fox and his Travels". I had a favorite story where a fox left his bag with people while he went to "Squantum".   Is this the same story? If so, could you provide me with the date of the Childcraft book that has this story. I would really like to share it with my children! Thank you ever so much! I have been searching for this for a long time!

Patrice


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: Melissa
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 12:39 AM

Hi Patrice,
You might be able to find the thread you saw before by using the search box thingy at the top of the page. If you find that one and submit your question on that link, you might have better luck getting an answer. That would pop the old thread back into the current lineup.

Good luck!


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: autolycus
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 01:43 PM

Thanks Kat. I'll find out once I've got "the latest Flash player" or similar.

I have a computer friend who'll help.

Ivor


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: Peace
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 02:04 PM

Guest, Patrice. I think the story you seek is on the attached link.

http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:ttrhNY9T4cYJ:www.mainlesson.com/display.php%3Fauthor%3Dlmr%26book%3Dk2rainbow%26story%3Dtrav


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: Peace
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 02:05 PM

NB: The story is entitled "The Travels of a Fox" and the name in the link above is spelled differently: "May I leave my bag here while I go to Squintum's?" Anyway, y'all have a great day.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 11:15 PM

Hi, Patrice. I have made reference to "The Fox and His Travels" in a couple of threads. The version I have is in a Childcraft book, Volume 4 - Tales and Legends: Folk & Fairy Tales and was first copyrighted in 1931 and is in my 1942 edition. If I have time, tomorrow, I will post all of it in its own thread. It is a bit more elaborate than the one in the link and the place he goes to is "Squintun's." It has always been one of my family's very favourites. There is no author listed in my book.


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Subject: RE: Does anyone know the song 'Conkers'
From: GUEST,Bernard Webber
Date: 02 Apr 13 - 03:46 PM

It was Jeremy Taylor on BBC Radio Bristol in the 70's. He was singing a song he'd just written. It was never issued commercially and the only surviving recording is the tape on which he keeps breaking out laughing whenever he says "conkers".


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