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Lyr Add: Peas Brose (Enoch Kent)

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Subject: Lyr Add: Pease Brose
From: Jim McLean
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 11:26 AM

Here are the lyrics of Pease Brose as sung by Enoch Kent:

Pease Brose again, Mither, Pease Brose again,
Ye feed me like a blackbird. An ah'm yer only wean.
Ither laddies in the street, they talk o' tatties mashed wi' meat,
Some o' them ha'e chappit neeps, but wi' you it's no' the same.

Pease Brose again, Mither, Pease Brose again,
Yer faither isnae workin, cannae bring the money hame.
On the Mersey an' the Clyde, whaur workin' men o' skill ha'e pride,
Poverty's gey hard tae bide, unemployment is a shame.

Peyed aff again, mither, peyed aff again,
My faither's aye been keen on graft, sae tell me whit's tae blame.
When ither nations ha'e the need, o' tugs an tankers, ships o' speed,
Ma faither's no' a man o' greed but worthy o' his claim.

Pase Brose again, son, Pease Brose again,
The cause o' aa the trouble is very hard tae name.
But aa that European talk, whit wis the use tae Scouse or Jock,
When they walk the streets in search o' work,
An' fruitless they come hame.

It'll be Pease Brose again.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PEAS BROSE (Enoch Kent)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 09:50 PM

I've listened to the recording, and I hear several words differently. In addition, according to both Allmusic.com and Spotify, the spelling in the title is Peas, not Pease.


PEAS BROSE
As sung by Enoch Kent on "Take a Trip with Me" (Borealis Records, 2010)

Peas brose again, mother, peas brose again!
Ye feed me like a blackbird, an' ah'm yer only wean.
Other laddies in the street, some hae tatties mashed wi' meat,
Alang wi' them some chappit neeps, but wi' you it's no' the same.

Peas brose again, son, peas brose again.
Yer faither isnae workin, cannae bring the money hame.
On the Mersey an' the Clyde, whaur workin' men wi' skill ha'e pride,
Poverty's gey hard tae hide. Unemployment is a shame.

Peyed aff again, mother, peyed aff again.
My faither's aye been keen on wark. Tell me what's tae blame
When other nations ha'e the need for tugs an' tankers an' ships o' speed.
Ma faither's no' a man o' greed, but he's worthy o' his share.

Peas brose again, son, peas brose again.
The cause o' aa oor trouble is very hard tae name,
But aa this European talk, whit is the use tae scouse an' jock,
When they walk the streets in search o' work, an' jobless they come hame?

It's gonna be peas brose again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Peas Brose (Enoch Kent)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 29 Oct 11 - 05:55 AM

Yes, Jim, the second verse should start with Pease Brose again, son, I copied it incorrectly.The spelling of Peas(e) varies and there seems to be no exact agreed upon version.
As for the other changes, the version I submitted was taken from the Rebel Ceilidh Song Book of 1967. Enoch's CD recordings were much later and he no doubt sang some different words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Peas Brose (Enoch Kent)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Oct 11 - 01:45 PM

You know, when song books are published (especially by a major commercial publisher like Mel Bay), or when lyrics are printed in the liner notes of an album, it often makes me wonder whether the singer (or songwriter) actually wrote down the words himself, or if the publisher merely paid some office worker, maybe a young low-paid intern, to listen to the recording and write down the words as best he could, just as you or I might do. I swear I have seen some awful mondegreens in published lyrics (though I can't think of any examples right now).

I'm not saying that's what happened in this case, because I have no knowledge of how this particular songbook was produced, but as a general rule, I would never trust published lyrics unless I either (1) checked the lyrics myself against a recording made by the singer or songwriter, or (2) knew for certain that the songwriter was personally involved in the writing and editing of the songbook.

Jim, please don't interpret my remarks as any criticism of the lyrics you posted. I'm glad you posted them. I don't even necessarily think mine are better than yours. It's good to have both. Let everyone who wants to sing the song compare the two versions and select the words he likes.

In one case, I like yours better. I think it's unfortunate that Kent ruined the rhyme by changing "claim" to "share."


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