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Lyr Req: All Been Done Before (Watt Nicoll)

GUEST,allp1br 07 Oct 13 - 11:10 PM
GUEST,Triplane 08 Oct 13 - 07:25 AM
GUEST,Triplane 09 Oct 13 - 08:02 PM
Tattie Bogle 10 Oct 13 - 04:01 AM
GUEST,Triplane 10 Oct 13 - 06:10 AM
Jim Dixon 20 Oct 13 - 09:40 PM
Tattie Bogle 24 Oct 13 - 07:22 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: All Been Done Before (Watt Nicoll)
From: GUEST,allp1br
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 11:10 PM

Hi,

Can anyone help me find the lyrics to Watt Nicoll's song "All Been Done Before"?

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Been Done Before (Watt Nicoll)
From: GUEST,Triplane
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 07:25 AM

Ill be seeing him on person tomorrow night and probably get a CD if its on it ill transcribe it for you . the title sounds interesting


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Been Done Before (Watt Nicoll)
From: GUEST,Triplane
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 08:02 PM

Saw Watt Nicol tnte and asked him for the words, he will email me and ill post them here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Been Done Before (Watt Nicoll)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 04:01 AM

I believe he was on at Dunfermline Folk Club. Gutted that I couldn't be in 2 places at once, but it was also Edinburgh Folk Club's 40th birthday night with Mike Whellans, and another grand way to spend an evening!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Been Done Before (Watt Nicoll)
From: GUEST,Triplane
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 06:10 AM

He was genuinely delighted to be be there and great to hear his songs including "Poor Old Woman" as they say "from the horses mouth" with gestures.
Great to hear old stories and songs, well told and sung with gusto.
A great performer, Ive a feeling he may do more gigs
A blast form the past and a breath of fresh air all in one


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE (Watt Nicoll)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 09:40 PM

I found it on Spotify and transcribed it. Since I don't have the actual album and its liner notes, I can't confirm that he wrote it. Oddly, even Watt Nicoll's own web site doesn't mention this song or the album it's from. How odd.


ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE
As recorded by Watt Nicoll on "Must Have Done Something Good" (2010)

Seems to me I've seen the show.
All the twists and the jokes I know.
The same old songs, they just change the key
But they all seem very old to me.

Have I been round the scene too long?
Could it be there are no new songs?
'Cause come the end and you shout "Encore!"
You're fools; it's all been done before.

And it's only for the children that the clown paints on a smile.
It's only the little ones that make the show worthwhile.
Peter Pan, Santa Claus—
The children love it just because
In us they see a brand-new show.
Don't ever let the children know
That it's all been done before.

The curtain's gone to rise today. [sic]
We've got the same old part to play,
The same old plot, the same old end,
And the villain's always the one he had thought was a friend;
But the children laugh; the children cry,
And the more they ask, the more we try.
We would sing and dance; we would even die,
But it's all been done before.

And it's only for the children that the clown paints on a smile.
It's only the little ones make the show worthwhile.
Peter Pan and Santa Claus—
The children love us, just because
In us they see a brand-new show.
Don't ever let the children know
That it's all been done before.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Been Done Before (Watt Nicoll)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 07:22 PM

Thanks Jim!! Watt is still out performing, as shown above, so perhaps someone could verify this more directly with Watt himself? (Come in Triplane?)


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