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Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)

Irene M 26 May 10 - 01:52 PM
C Stuart Cook 26 May 10 - 05:00 PM
Brakn 27 May 10 - 02:26 PM
Irene M 28 May 10 - 12:28 PM
GUEST,Ray 29 May 10 - 06:58 AM
Irene M 29 May 10 - 11:27 AM
Cusco 29 May 10 - 11:29 AM
GUEST,Ray 29 May 10 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,Jonathan Young 12 Aug 10 - 09:43 AM
GUEST,Dave G 12 Mar 11 - 08:41 AM
GUEST,Kevin in Derby 12 Apr 11 - 07:48 AM
Paul Reade 12 Apr 11 - 07:23 PM
GUEST,Mark (Manchester) 22 Oct 11 - 08:25 AM
Irene M 23 Oct 11 - 07:45 AM
Jim Dixon 27 Oct 11 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,Mike Dunn 09 Jul 12 - 01:22 PM
GUEST 21 Jan 14 - 08:28 AM
GUEST 21 Jan 14 - 09:50 AM
Ian Hendrie 21 Jan 14 - 10:23 AM
GUEST 21 Jan 14 - 11:29 AM
Jim Dixon 21 Jan 14 - 02:45 PM
GUEST 28 Feb 14 - 06:49 PM
GUEST,Ken Campbell......Yes! The man himself! 15 Jul 14 - 12:20 PM
GUEST,Ray 15 Jul 14 - 01:02 PM
GUEST,Ken Campbell......Yes! The man himself! 16 Jul 14 - 07:28 AM
GUEST,70s child 14 Nov 15 - 11:43 AM
GUEST,heretic 15 Apr 16 - 05:15 AM
GUEST,CJB 08 Oct 16 - 05:09 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: Irene M
Date: 26 May 10 - 01:52 PM

A song heard once on radio in the 70s.
All I can remember is:
Manchester morning early,hurrying from the train
Manchester morning early, footsteps in the rain.
And then the sun, creeping over the railway tracks
And then the sun.

Ring a bell with anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: C Stuart Cook
Date: 26 May 10 - 05:00 PM

Mmm.... reads like a song by The Pennine Folk written by Ken Cambell their front man and very good songwriter. His "Hattersley" song was still in the repertoire of The Houghton Weavers until recently.

Not sure if I still have the LP or even the means to play it to pull the words. Ken lives somewhere up Carlisle way now. He's certainly written on this Forum in the past.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: Brakn
Date: 27 May 10 - 02:26 PM

Do you mean the one by Jonathan Young? I know he had a single out in the 70's called Manchester Morning.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: Irene M
Date: 28 May 10 - 12:28 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 29 May 10 - 06:58 AM

Definitely Ken Campbell and as sung by the Pennine Folk. It would be nice to hear from Ken. The last time I saw him he was living in Stockport but that was in the 70's (what - 40 years ago!!!!)
Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: Irene M
Date: 29 May 10 - 11:27 AM

Thanks.
Now all we need is Ken to put in an appearence on Mudcat.............


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: Cusco
Date: 29 May 10 - 11:29 AM

He now lives up near Maddy Prior above Carlisle. He came down for the Pennines reunion at Hyde United.

His health is not too good now but he was bright an breezy in front of the mike.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 29 May 10 - 11:56 AM

He's probably too old for computers - he was pretty ancient in the 70's!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: GUEST,Jonathan Young
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 09:43 AM

Hi
I'm the Jonathan Young who wrote "Manchester Morning".
I wrote it in 1977 but Its not the one being enquired about infact I was,nt aware of another one but oviously there is.
However If anyone would like my lyrics or if they would like my new CD containing the song they can emailmail me.
jonathan47@hotmail.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester morning early
From: GUEST,Dave G
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 08:41 AM

The song is by the Pennines, I have the song on a CD, it goes Manchester Morning Early, hurrying from the train, Manchester Morning early back in the north again etc. email me at davidernestgiloes@gmail.com i will arrange a copy of the cd for you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning Early
From: GUEST,Kevin in Derby
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 07:48 AM

I loved this record when I brought the single when it first came out.It is up in my loft now.
Not heard it for years,is it on CD anywhere?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning Early
From: Paul Reade
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 07:23 PM

I seem to remember a similar song, may have been by Tom Yates "Central Station ... Sunday Morning". Any info on this one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning Early
From: GUEST,Mark (Manchester)
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 08:25 AM

I have the track Manchester Morning by Jonathan Young. I also have the backing track from lollipop studios and Im currently making it into a karaoke song with lyrics on screen ( mtbkaraoke@gmail.com )


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning Early
From: Irene M
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 07:45 AM

Hey!
Fancy that.
Thanks folks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning Early
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 01:33 PM

There is a YouTube video called The Pennines Hyde Club Manchester in whose audio track the following words are sung. I have no idea whether this is the complete song:

Manchester morning early
City begins to wake
Manchester morning early
Traffic begins to shake
Night with its icy fingers
Rapping across the moss
Leaving his silver patterns
Glistening all the time

And then the dawn
Lifts his head above the railway track
And then the sun
Rises like a Coca-Cola Cadillac

La-la-la-la-la…(etc.—fade)

*
I just revived an old thread called Pennine Folk '70's? and added what little information I was able to find out about the group.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST,Mike Dunn
Date: 09 Jul 12 - 01:22 PM

I've been trying to find Manchester Morning on CD for ages, as it brings back very fond memories of my youth in Manchester. I bought the vinyl album when it was first released in 1971, and I gather it might now be worth a bob or two, but I have no way of transferring it to CD or mp3. Does anyone know where I can get it on CD? I saw Dave G's kind offer to make a copy of his CD on this forum, but unfortunately the email address he gave then no longer works. Any help would be very much appreciated. Many thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 08:28 AM

Manchester Morning by Jonathan Young is now on you tube. The video was made by Buzz Hawkins. just go to you tube type in the title followed by the artist.
Jonathanyoung47@hotmail.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 09:50 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp0YpSPTfps

'Manchester Morning' by The Pennines.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 10:23 AM

Manchester Morning - The Pennines is clearly different to (and far superior IMNSHO) to the Jonathan Young song which is on a par with the Frankie Vaughan song about Stockport (the place for me)!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 11:29 AM

I just noticed that the only available lyrics of the song are those posted by Dixon on 27 Oct 11 - 01:33 PM. As he notes, the lyrics are not complete. If I have time I'll get to them on Thursday or Friday although some from The Pennines rendition are difficult to make out.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MANCHESTER MORNING (from The Pennines)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 02:45 PM

I listened on YouTube and transcribed this.


MANCHESTER MORNING
As recorded by The Pennines on "Manchester Morning"

Manchester morning early
Hurrying from the train
Manchester morning early
Back in the north again
Hurrying from the station
Down a forgotten street
Listening to the cobbles
Clatter against your feet

Manchester morning early
Sheltering from the rain
Manchester morning early
Memories flood with rain
Wind in the empty buildings
Whistles a lonely tune
Making the early dawn clouds
Scurry across the moon

And then the dawn
Lifts his head above the railway track
And then the sun
Rises like a copper-coloured Cadillac

La-la-la-la-la-la (etc.)

Manchester morning early
Under the market halls
Watching the flower traders
Busy around the stalls
Colourful hats and polo shirts
Calico prints and wine
Indian mats and carpets
Glasses of French design

Manchester morning early
City begins to wake
Manchester morning early
Traffic begins to shake
Night with its icy fingers
Rattling across the miles
Leaving his silver patterns
Glistening on the tiles

And then the dawn
Lifts his head above the railway track
And then the sun
Rises like a copper-coloured Cadillac.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 14 - 06:49 PM

Hi everyone
I would just like to say that my song "Manchester Morning" is now on You Tube.
Just type in Manchester Morning Jonathan Young and enjoy some great shots of Manchester put together by my friend Buzz Hawkins.
Jonathan Young


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST,Ken Campbell......Yes! The man himself!
Date: 15 Jul 14 - 12:20 PM

Yes, I live up in Carlisle now and have lived up here for twenty-five years!.   We love it up here on the Border. I wrote Manchester Morning and we (The Pennines) put it on or a record of the same name in about 1972/73. It was marketed by Pennyfarthing records, recorded in a cellar in Denmark Street, London and produced by the famous Bill Farley.   It was used by the University of Manchester as part of the sound track of their film promoting the University produced by Ken Wrench who I met while doing a series for BBC TV. We certainly all had a great time in those years at Hyde United. As you may know, earlier this year (2014) Frank Clapton died in Stoke on Trent.   He was a great bass singer and as a presence on stage he was irreplaceable. It was great when the whole team again at our reunion.    Best wishes to all who remember us!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 15 Jul 14 - 01:02 PM

Good to know that you're still going Ken but why has it taken you over four years to reply to this thread?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST,Ken Campbell......Yes! The man himself!
Date: 16 Jul 14 - 07:28 AM

I survived a major stroke some years ago. It took a few years to recover but I've been very lucky. I'm still walking and talking and I used to chat on the phone to Frank Clapton about twice a year until his sad death this Spring. I still keep in touch with Chris Swann, the Pennine Folk lead guitarist who still lives in Hyde. We meet up when he and his family come up to S.W.Scotland each year. Most of the old Pennine Folk attended Frank's funeral at Stoke. The crematorium was packed. He was an active member of the Stoke Operatic Society and still singing up to the end of his life. At the funeral they played a recording of the song Manchester Morning sung by the Pennines.   It was the ONLY music in the ceremony. We all felt very honored. Particularly me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST,70s child
Date: 14 Nov 15 - 11:43 AM

so sad to hear of the death of Frank Clapton. He was a very close family friend in the 1970s. I loved hearing him sing, especially his deep bass coming in on 'And then the dawn....'. He was a lovely guy and talented. The Manchester Morning and Both Sides Of albums were the soundtrack of my childhood. Condolences to all th Claptons RIP uncle Frank.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST,heretic
Date: 15 Apr 16 - 05:15 AM

I would love to buy cd's of MANCHESTER MORNING AND Both Sides.These are the songs of my youth buy my old.lp is a bit battered and I no longer have a player. There are online clips but I covet thefull versions.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester Morning (from The Pennines)
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 08 Oct 16 - 05:09 AM

Any chance of 'Manchester Morning' and 'Both Sides Now' being re-released on CD? The LPs are fetching silly prices on eBay and Discogs


https://www.discogs.com/Pennine-Folk-Both-Sides-Of-The-Pennines/release/3350382 = £441.44

Although if the seller responds I have just bid for and won the LP 'Manchester Morning' on eBay.

Meanwhile a search on Genome shows that The Pennine Folk appeared on BBC Radio many times.

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?adv=0&q=pennine+folk#search

Meanwhile I am still trying to find the lyrics to the Ballad of Gipsy Moth IV.


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