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Lyr Req: Harborne Pub Song (Malfunction)

GUEST,Julie Mc 24 Apr 08 - 04:40 PM
Ythanside 24 Apr 08 - 09:03 PM
GUEST,Mish 21 Sep 10 - 01:57 PM
Jim Dixon 22 Sep 10 - 05:26 PM
GUEST 26 Mar 17 - 04:38 PM
Big Al Whittle 26 Mar 17 - 05:12 PM
Jim Dixon 27 Mar 17 - 09:28 PM
GUEST,Malfunction 11 Aug 18 - 05:18 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Harborne Pubs '& the Little White Horse'
From: GUEST,Julie Mc
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 04:40 PM

This song lists all the pubs in Harborne, Birmingham in the chorus - e.g The Junction, Duke of York etc. and the last line is "and the Little White Horse". I heard it many years ago (approx 30) but can't remember where - obviously in Birmingham! Would love to hear it again, or at least have the lyrics. Many thanks for any help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harborne Pubs '& the Little White Horse'
From: Ythanside
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 09:03 PM

Hi there, Julie.
'The Harborne Run', a popular feature of student life in Birmingham for many years, consisted of calling in for a pint at every pub from The Duke of York to the Green Man in a single session, usually on Friday evenings.
One of my daughters was an enthusiastic participant in that particular tradition while at the nearby Med School. She's off on holiday at present and should be back in a few days. Being herself a keen Folkie she may very well have the lyrics you are looking for. We both know local singers and musicians there and I feel sure that, between us, we'll be able to come up with the goods.
Cheers,
Ythanside :-D)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harborne Pubs '& the Little White Horse'
From: GUEST,Mish
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 01:57 PM

I can remember some lyric

The green man and the kings head and the little white horse
something and something and the duke of york of course
The vine the plough the something and some coloured hen
we'll sit and while the hours away waiting for half past ten

Great if someone could fill in the gaps or remember who wrote it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harborne Pubs '& the Little White Horse'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 05:26 PM

There are several web sites that list pubs in various parts of the UK. I compiled this list for Harborne:

Arco Lounge
Bell
Belmont Hotel
Café Rouge
Court Oak
Golden Cross
Green Man
Grove Tennants Hall
Harborne Stores
Hillyfields
Junction
Kings Arms
Kings Head
New Inn
Old House at Home
O'Neill's
Plough
Proverbial
Quantum
Scarlet Pimpernel
Sportsman
Station Hotel
Stonehouse
Varsity
Vine
White Horse

I offer no guarantees that this list is accurate or complete. I only present it in the hope that it may jog someone's memory and enable them to reconstruct the song, or parts of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harborne Pubs '& the Little White Horse'
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Mar 17 - 04:38 PM

It's only taken me 7 years to find this post!!! I'm John McGowan, half of Malfunction. The other half is Chris Laverty who wrote the song. It can be heard on our myspace site along with other live recordings from the time we were playing regularly. Haven't performed together for 7 years but rehearsing at the moment for a possible gig in the future. Cheers
https://myspace.com/malfunctionfolk/music/songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harborne Pubs '& the Little White Horse'
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Mar 17 - 05:12 PM

https://myspace.com/malfunctionfolk/music/song/harborne-pub-song-radio-wm-gentlefolk-104309196-116362317


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Subject: Lyr Req: HARBORNE PUB SONG (Malfunction)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Mar 17 - 09:28 PM

My transcription from the recording that Big Al linked to above:


HARBORNE PUB SONG
Written by Chris Laverty
As recorded by Malfunction (John McGowan & Chris Laverty)

[1] I've been many places, seen many smiles.
Ain't sure where I'd rather be; it takes time to realize
Friends can come and friends can go; it's not easy to settle down,
But I've found the place I'd rather be: it's lying on the ground.

[CHORUS] In the Green Man or the Junction or the little White Horse,
Sportsman, or the King's Arms or the Duke of York of course,
The Vine, the Plough, the Bell, or in the New Inn,
I'll sit and while me hours away waiting for half-past ten.

[2] You may think I'm crazy wasting all that time
When I could be working hard until I'm past me prime,
But I got a job as a traffic warden; it's got me down.
I couldn't find no yellow lines lying on the ground.

[3] Well I got a job in the circus as the missing link,
For being behind bars all day it made me think of drink.
Well, I thought I might be a lifeguard, save people from being drowned,
But the only ones that I could find were all lying on the ground.

[4] Well. I found my true vocation just the other day.
I'm doing what I want to do and I'm even getting paid.
I work for the local tourist board; I show Americans round.
They won't get no finer view than lying on the ground.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harborne Pub Song (Malfunction)
From: GUEST,Malfunction
Date: 11 Aug 18 - 05:18 AM

Just in case anybody is still following this thread we (Malfunction) are back playing again after many years away and The Pub Song is in the set!! Keep a watch on www.malfunctionfolk.co.uk


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