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Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the Door (Les Barker

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Ann N 29 Jan 09 - 02:41 PM
Acorn4 29 Jan 09 - 03:28 PM
Ann N 29 Jan 09 - 03:40 PM
Musket 30 Jan 09 - 07:05 AM
Acorn4 30 Jan 09 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,NicP 30 Jan 09 - 07:44 AM
DG&D Dave 30 Jan 09 - 07:48 AM
DG&D Dave 30 Jan 09 - 08:00 AM
Ann N 31 Jan 09 - 08:16 AM
Reinhard 01 Feb 09 - 03:10 AM
Les in Chorlton 01 Feb 09 - 04:09 AM
Musket 01 Feb 09 - 04:09 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Ann N
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 02:41 PM

Does anyone know the word's for the monologue 'Jehovah's Witness at the gate'? I heard it years ago at a folk club and haven't come across it since. The only other part I can remember is that God lives at one of the houses up the street and is hiding under the kitchen table :)
Thanks AnnN


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Acorn4
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 03:28 PM

It's a Les Barker poem , and is on the first album of the "Guidecats" series, performed by Allan Beswick.

I'm not sure which of Les's books it's in but I'm sure someone will know this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Ann N
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 03:40 PM

Thankyou, I can start hunting down the words now. Mudcatters know everything :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Musket
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 07:05 AM

The title is Jehovas witness at the door.

The term gate comes in a few verses in. Although my favourite bit is the step...

"Jehovas witness on the step, Jesus wants you for a rep"

I first heard it on a train with my iPod. Laughed out loud and got a few glances...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Acorn4
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 07:15 AM

My favourite line is:-

"God pretends that he's not in."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: GUEST,NicP
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 07:44 AM

Wonderful monologue. Can also be set to hymn tunes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: DG&D Dave
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 07:48 AM

I hate to be a pedant, Acorn4. But I think the line is:
"The Omnipresent isn't in."
which I think is subltly funnier.

Sorry again.
Dave.
"Living right and living clean, learn to play the tambourine..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: DG&D Dave
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 08:00 AM

Oh! and:
The book is "A Quite Short Goat and a Pink Dalmation"
and it's recorded on DOG 007 as well as Guide Cats for the Blind.

All available from: Mrs. Ackroyd

Dave.
"And sing Oh! the hard cheese of old England..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Ann N
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 08:16 AM

I've got the CD as a download from amazon :) Chortled my way through it, thanks everyone :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Reinhard
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 03:10 AM

I hate to be a pedant, Dave ;-) but you and Acorn4 have quoted different lines. Verse 5 ends with
"Knocking, ringing, such a din;
God's pretending He's not in."
and verse 6 starts with
"Jehovah's Witness hears a shout;
The Omnipresent says He's out;"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 04:09 AM

That Les B is a genius.

A JW called the other day. He smiled but quickly went away. Do I look dead grumpy or are they loosing their nerve?

Cheer

L in C


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Musket
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 04:09 AM

I take it most of us have seen the thread about poet laureate?

First time I have added to a No. 10 petition. Mind you, when we put him up for the night, (nearly 30 years ago, mind..) it was a bugger to get the dog hairs out...


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