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Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver

GUEST,olddude 03 Apr 08 - 04:15 PM
Peace 03 Apr 08 - 04:17 PM
Melissa 03 Apr 08 - 04:18 PM
GUEST,olddude 03 Apr 08 - 04:20 PM
Peace 03 Apr 08 - 04:21 PM
olddude 03 Apr 08 - 04:25 PM
Melissa 03 Apr 08 - 04:25 PM
Peace 03 Apr 08 - 04:28 PM
Jon Bartlett 03 Apr 08 - 04:43 PM
olddude 03 Apr 08 - 04:55 PM
olddude 03 Apr 08 - 04:59 PM
Herga Kitty 03 Apr 08 - 05:01 PM
olddude 03 Apr 08 - 05:06 PM
Andy Jackson 03 Apr 08 - 07:16 PM
Leadfingers 03 Apr 08 - 07:53 PM
Susan of DT 04 Apr 08 - 06:12 AM
DonMeixner 04 Apr 08 - 10:31 AM
Nigel Parsons 02 Apr 11 - 05:00 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:15 PM

Hey does anyone know where I can get a copy of the song
Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver

I can't remember who did it?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: Peace
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:17 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GflFPkPKNTg


There you go.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driv
From: Melissa
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:18 PM

Is this it, olddude?
^^
(Words & Music Jeremy Taylor © 1968 Edwin Morris)
I remember the time I was driving along
on the Liverpool highway singing a song
and the day was as good as the road it was long
I was on my way
then up ahead a black speck appeared
and as I drew near it was just what I feared
doing twenty-five miles an hour in top gear
in the outside lane
oh dear me glory be
one of them
I could see
it was a red velvet steering wheel cover driver.

He and his wife they sat side by side
in their safety belts they were safely tied
and together they drove through the green countryside
which they did not see
they had two dingle-dangles which hung by a string
from the mirror, and on the back seat was a thing
which wobbled its head up and down with a singular
stare at me
up and down
side to side
keep your eyes open wide
for the red velvet steering wheel cover driver.

He's got three china ducks on his sitting room wall
and a bowl of pink plastic flowers in the hall
and a souvenir ashtray he bought in Porthcawl
on his holiday
and when he gets home he'll go straight to his chair
switch on the telly and all night he'll stare
at the girls and the gunfights and wish he was there
but he's here to stay
when he regrets
what he didn't see
then he'll switch to ITV
'cos he's a red velvet steering wheel cover driver.

Each Monday morning he takes his basket to town,
he goes to the supermarket he walks up and down
and thinks oh what a task
it's so hard to choose
'cos there's apple-sponge pudding all topped with taysteefreez
ready-cut loaves, instant cake-mix and frozen peas
all of those fifty seven varieties fresh today
hermetically sealed, untouched by
human hand, so easy just heat the
tin, think of those gifts
you might Win
if you're a red velvet steering wheel cover driver.

Well it's Saturday night it's the night for a fling so
let's on with our glad rags and ring-a-ding-dingo
we'll down to the Hall for a good game of Bingo
and cups of tea
then it's back home to bed, switch out the light
hug a hot water bottle, sweet dreams and sleep tight
and God keep us from things that go bump in the night
and especially
all those dreams
of the day
when our own children will say
"My dad's a red velvet steering wheel cover driver."

Words & Music Jeremy Taylor © 1968 Edwin Morris


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:20 PM

You folks are awesome !!!
Thank you


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: Peace
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:21 PM

Nice to meet you. We're a little slow today. it's the weather.

BTW, thank you for mentioning this song. Never heard of it before.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:25 PM

Melissa
Thank you so much for the lyrics also
wow, I have wanting to learn this old folk song forever

Great


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: Melissa
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:25 PM

yes, on a nice sunny day (not too hot) the responses would have been here at least two minutes before you posted the request!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: Peace
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:28 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driv
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:43 PM

Funny how ideas change. I've known this song forever, used to sing it 20-30 years ago but now it turns my stomach. I read it now as a snotty "Thank-God-I'm-Not-One-Of-Them" or Pharasaical pieces. It's not an affectionate look at this old duffer and his wife, but it denounces them both as somehow being responsible for the ducks-on-the-wall and the "apple-sponge pudding all topped with taysteefreez" aspects of late capitalism. Am I wrong? I'd like to hear other views. My 2c!

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:55 PM

Oh I don't think so, I never really read much into it. To me it is just an old song that should be played now and again for memory sakes. I never really paid too much attention to any meaning but I suppose a person could now that you pointed it out.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:59 PM

Listening to it, I think it is more of a stop and smell the roses type of song don't you think. Like don't be in such a hurry ... life is short kinda thing


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 05:01 PM

Brings back memories of Jackie and Bridie (as well as Jeremy Taylor)!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 05:06 PM

Jackie and Bridie
Oh My God
how wonderful, Thank you for reminding me


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 07:16 PM

For me it's Pat Nelson, although I was pleased to here Jeremy Taylor sing it last year during his visit to Llantrisant Club.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 07:53 PM

Another bloody good song I havent sung for FAR too long !
Probably not since I got the new cover for the Steering Wheel !


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driv
From: Susan of DT
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 06:12 AM

Sorry about not having entered this many years ago. I know I had it in one of my notebooks before there was a Digital Tradition. I probably heard it from Jacqui and Bridie in the early 1970s.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: DonMeixner
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 10:31 AM

Susan,

Unfortunately Diane Lansing still sings it at the drop of any hat.

Don


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Subject: Lyr Add: Do you know
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Apr 11 - 05:00 PM

Having been stuck behind someone yesterday who seemed to have no clue. I was delayed getting to a tenpin bowling match. I found my self adding new words to an old pop song:

Do you know where you're going to.
When it comes to driving you've no f***ing clue
What you are trying to do.
Do you know?

Do you know what you're looking for?
When you park and open up the offside door
That's what your mirror's for.
Did you know?

Once you were young and fancy free
You walked, or rode a bike & didn't bother me.
But now to read The Highway Code would suit you best.
I sometimes wonder how you ever passed the test!

Do you know where you're going to.
When it comes to driving you've no f***ing clue
What you are trying to do.
Do you know?

Do you know what you're looking for?
When you park and open up the offside door
That's what your mirror's for.
Did you know?


Okay, That's got that off my chest!

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 04:28 AM

Do you know where you're going to.
When it comes to driving you've no f***ing clue
What you are trying to do.
Do you know?

Do you know what you're looking for?
When you park and open up the offside door
That's what your mirror's for.
Did you know?

.    Once you were young and fancy free
.    You walked, or rode a bike & didn't bother me.
.    But now to read The Highway Code would suit you best.
.    I sometimes wonder how you ever passed the test!

Do you know where you're going to.
When it comes to driving you've no f***ing clue
What you are trying to do.
Do you know?

Do you know what you're looking for?
When you park and open up the offside door
That's what your mirror's for.
Did you know?

.    I saw you drive around the roundabout.    Again.
.    Three circuits and all of them in the nearside lane!
.    Your lack of accidents may seem quite good to you.
.    What you don't realise is that you've caused a few.


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