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Lyr Req: Mr Schwinn (Purpose, Fischer) Hard (Wood)

Mallee 23 May 09 - 11:30 PM
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Subject: Mr Schwim and Hard
From: Mallee
Date: 23 May 09 - 11:30 PM

6 years ago i was working in the bush with intermitent satelite
access to internet. I became attached, learnt and play two folk songs that i downloaded. Now back in the big smoke i am having difficulty re connecting with the singer song/writers of

Song 1 Mr Schwim by Johnny Purpose
Ist Verse

Mr Schwim was as thin as a pelicans grin
and i gave him my bike when the wheels wouldn't spin
wheels wouldn't spin and the gears wouldn't shift
for fixing a bike the man had a gift

Song 2 Hard
He took of her hat and threw it hard
It came to land in the schoolyard
so she took his specks from of his face
Sir Issac Newton took care of the rest
Hard my daughter hard shes only 6 but don,t cross her
look out here she comes lock up your son's
She takes just after her mother

Anyone know these artists as i would like to hear more of their work
Thanks in anticipation


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Subject: Lyr Add: MR SCHWINN (Darryl Purpose & R M Fisher)
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 May 09 - 11:57 PM

Here are the lyrics for the first song by Darryl Purpose from HIS WEBSITE:

MR. SCHWINN
Darryl Purpose & Robert Morgan Fisher ©1996

Mr. Schwinn was as thin as a pelican's grin
And I took him my bike when the wheel wouldn't spin
When the wheel wouldn't spin or the gear wouldn't shift
For fixin' a bike the man had a gift

They were stashed in the back of his waterfront shack
His and her bikes, perfectly matched
Perfectly matched, like a groom and a bride
Waiting to take that honeymoon ride

CHORUS:
He'd say one of these bikes is more than a twin
As he pumped up the tires and polished the rim
I'm saving it for my Mrs. Schwinn

The tires and wires filled me with desire
And the sprockets and streamers were truly admired
Were truly admired by all kinds of folks
Who watched as he carefully tightened the spokes

Yes the chrome really shone but if truth be known
At the end of the day he went home alone
Yes he went home alone by way of the pier
And watched the tide turn and the sun disappear

CHORUS:
He'd say one of these bikes is more than a twin
As he oiled the chain and polished the rim
I'm saving it for my Mrs. Schwinn

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

CHORUS:
He'd say one of these bikes is more than a twin
As he tested the brakes and polished the rim
I'm saving it for my Mrs. Schwinn

Yesterday was the day that I heard someone say
The old man at the bicycle shop passed away
Mr. Schwinn passed away and my wife and I cried
Cause he never did take that honeymoon ride

'Twas with grim discipline that the town buried him
And the gravestone revealed that his name wasn't Schwinn
No his name wasn't Schwinn,
But I'll tell you with pride
That he gave me the groom, and my wife the bride

Mr. Schwinn was as thin as a pelican's grin
And I took him my bike when the wheel wouldn't spin
When the wheel wouldn't spin or the gear wouldn't shift
For fixin' a bike the man had a gift


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Subject: RE: Mr Schwim and Hard
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 May 09 - 12:00 AM

You may also watch him perform his song on youtube by CLICKING HERE. Neat song, thanks for asking about it.

Do you know anything more about the other song? Any hint of the artist's name?


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Subject: RE: Mr Schwim and Hard
From: Mallee
Date: 24 May 09 - 01:26 AM

Thanks for the info. So it.s Darryl not johnny. Great clip always wondered what he looked like. The other singer of HARD sounds like a Londoner using words like Hard and nutter but that's where my knowledge ends. But i would think with the standard of his work he has an audience.


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Subject: RE: Mr Schwinn and Hard (two separate songs)
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 May 09 - 01:50 AM

You're welcome. That one was relatively easy. The "Hard" one may be just that.:-) That is such a generic term to search...still, there may be someone here who knows it. Eventually these kinds of requests always get answered at the Mudcat.

Thanks, again,

kat


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Subject: Lyr Add: HARD (Chris Wood)
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 24 May 09 - 05:02 AM

Hard: Chris Wood, Trespasser RUF CD10

He took her hat and he threw it hard
It came to rest in the schoolyard
So she took his specs from off his face
Sir Isaac Newton took care of the rest

She's hard, my daughter's hard
She's only six but don't cross her
Watch out here she comes lock up your sons
She takes right after her mother
She's hard my daughter's hard
There's no doubt in the world she's a nutter
But when she's with me it's plain to see
She melts and softens like butter

There's Gregory Peck on Sunday TV
Chasing poor Moby Dick over the sea
Then the camera pans past a harpooner's bum
Like a flash she turns round and winks at her mum
She's hard my daughter's hard
She's only six but don't cross her
Watch out here she comes lock up your sons
She takes right after her mother
She's hard my daughter's hard
There's no doubt in the world she's a nutter
But when she's with me
She melts and softens like butter

There's Jimi Hendrix in his big limousine
There's a pretty young girl there beside him
He offers her wine and she drinks from the cup
In a trick of my light of my daughter's grown up

Hard no it's not hard
Why ever else would we do it
We drew back the bow then let it go
Hit the target and carried on through it
Hard of course it's not hard
There's no better reason for living
Cause when she's with me it's plain to see
I get much more than I'm giving.


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Subject: RE: Mr Schwinn and Hard (two separate songs)
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 24 May 09 - 05:13 AM

Errr, not Trespasser but Lark Descending


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Subject: RE: Mr Schwinn and Hard (two separate songs)
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 24 May 09 - 06:03 AM

http://www.englishacousticcollective.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Mr Schwinn and Hard (two separate songs)
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 May 09 - 02:36 PM

Yea, Diane! Mudcat does it again! Asked and answered in less than 24 hours.


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Subject: RE: Mr Schwinn and Hard (two separate songs)
From: Mallee
Date: 24 May 09 - 09:43 PM

Mudnifficent

Thank you one and all i am of to utube chris wood


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