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Lyr Req: Play Something We Know Mate

The Fooles Troupe 27 May 08 - 11:10 PM
Sandra in Sydney 28 May 08 - 03:42 AM
Jim Dixon 30 May 08 - 12:19 AM
Stewie 30 May 08 - 03:52 AM
The Fooles Troupe 31 May 08 - 01:45 AM
GUEST,999 15 Sep 12 - 06:47 PM
maeve 18 Sep 12 - 10:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Sing Something We Know Mate!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 May 08 - 11:10 PM

Joybell in
This Thread mentioned this song.

Anybody have the words & tune/chord patterns?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Something We Know Mate!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 May 08 - 03:42 AM

according to my research it's on 'The Bloodwood Collection' publ. by Bloodwood music. I thought I had one of their albums, but I have a Blackwood album instead!

Bloodwood performed at the 2002 National & did not appear on the compilation album.

anyway, here's their 6 year old email address -
bloodwd (at) ozemail.com.au

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Something We Know Mate!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 May 08 - 12:19 AM

The song is actually PLAY SOMETHING WE KNOW MATE. It's on an album called "Bloodwood, The Songs 1981 – 1991" which is described here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Something We Know Mate!
From: Stewie
Date: 30 May 08 - 03:52 AM

It was written by Dave Evans, a member of Bloodwood. I pm'd Foolestroupe with Dave's email addy.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Something We Know Mate!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 31 May 08 - 01:45 AM

Ta - am not able to send him email easily at moment - but will get on to him - I'll ask him if it can be posted here - he owns it, you see.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Play Something We Know Mate
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Sep 12 - 06:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HPhWYZYcSc

Bloodworth singing Play Something We Know Mate on Youtube.


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Subject: RE: LRY ADD: Play Something We Know Mate
From: maeve
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 10:53 AM

Straight from the hand of author/composer Dave Evans, courtesy of Stewie- thanks very much to both!

PLAY SOMETHING WE KNOW MATE    Words & Music David Evans October 1979

I've a fan who follows me everywhere I go
He's always there at the club waiting for me to show
If you want to know what I mean and how the hell I tell
I grab my guitar, move to the bar and this voice begins to yell

Chorus
Play something we know mate so we can sing along
None of your foreign rubbish mate just give us an Aussie song
Waltzing Matilda, Ryebuck Shearer, plenty of guts so we can hear yer
We'll sing the chorus: Play something we know mate

It's Sunday night in Alice Springs the folk club's on tonight
Guitar in hand I'm feeling grand I think I'll do alright
But just as I begin to sing a voice decides me fate
From across the floor, comes a terrible roar: Play something we know mate

Chorus

This fellar's really getting me down he follows me all day long
Waiting for that moment for me to sing me song
I took my wife out to tea for a little tête-à-tête
When across the room came a terrible boom: Play something we know mate

Chorus

I summoned all my courage up late one Sunday night
Left my guitar and went to the bar spoiling for a fight
But he floored me with his very first words he left me all irate
"I don't like to boast but I'm deaf as a post & I can't sing a note mate"

"No I can't sing a note mate or even hum along
As for your foreign rubbish mate, well I'm a bloody Pom
Waltzing Matilda Ryebuck Shearer, loud as you like 'cos I can't hear yer
As for the chorus, It'll probably bore us, Play something we know mate"

Repeat chorus


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Subject: RE:LYR ADD: Play Something We Know Mate
From: maeve
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 02:32 PM

previous post marked...LRY ADD!


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