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Origin query: 'Take your time'

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TAKE YOUR TIME


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Take Your Time (Peter Mundey)-license contact? (27)


GeorgeH 30 Nov 99 - 09:58 AM
Pete M 01 Dec 99 - 06:51 PM
Barbara 02 Dec 99 - 12:32 AM
Pete M 02 Dec 99 - 04:10 AM
Stewie 02 Dec 99 - 06:54 AM
GeorgeH 02 Dec 99 - 09:09 AM
Roger the skiffler 02 Dec 99 - 09:16 AM
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Subject: Origin query: 'Take your time'
From: GeorgeH
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 09:58 AM

Well this time I found the song I was looking for on the DT; it starts (ok, if I'd taken the trouble to find out how to do it then I could put a clever blue clicky thingy here):

TAKE YOUR TIME (by Loudon Wainwright III)

1. You first wound my clock up on our wedding day You said it would always be striking Though the spring's getting weaker and feeble the tick It's still very much to me liking.

BUT is that REALLY written by Loudon W III? I thought it was somewhat older than that. [FWIW, Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger sang this - in a version not too far from the one in the DT - the last time I saw them perform together. And while I THINK they acknowledged an author I don't think that was L W III).

Any more info, anyone?

G.


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Subject: RE: Origin query: 'Take your time'
From: Pete M
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 06:51 PM

No it was definitely not Loudon, I'm not totally sure but I believe it originated as a poem by Sam Laycock. He may have even written it as a song, again I'm not sure. Anyone from Lancashire who can shed any further light?

Pete M


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Subject: RE: Origin query: 'Take your time'
From: Barbara
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 12:32 AM

Dunno if this will clarify anything or just muddy the waters further, but here is an earlier thread on this topic.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Origin query: 'Take your time'
From: Pete M
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 04:10 AM

Thanks for the clarification Barbara, I must be getting old, I knew the song was one of the Ripley Wayfarers staples, and on the tape I've got it's next to a program tribute they did to Sam, and I just made the connection without checking.

Pete M


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Subject: RE: Origin query: 'Take your time'
From: Stewie
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 06:54 AM

Barbara, my thanks also. It was driving me nuts. I knew I had the song and that it had nothing to do with Loudon WIII, splendid songwriter though he is, but I could not for the life of me place - I kept hearing a female voice and therefore was looking in the wrong places. I have the Ripley Wayfarers album in question 'Gentlemen of High Renown'. It was only the other day that I was looking at another album of theirs in connection with another thread on 'Song of the Western Men', but I did not give them a second thought in this context.

Anyhow, I think I can clear up, or perhaps add to, the confusion in the earlier thread mentioned by Barbara. The Ripley Wayfarers album note states that 'the late Pete Mundey' was 'a member of the Broadside group'. I have an album of The Broadside from Grimsby 'The Moon Shone Bright: Songs and Ballads Collected in Lincolnshire' - it does not have the said song because all tracks are traditional Lincolnshire. Pete Mundey was not a member of the group for that album, but John Conolly and Bill Meek were (other members were Tom Smith, Brian Dawson and Mike Lee). Presumably, Pete Mundey was a member of an earlier aggregation of the Broadside. It is unlikely that he would have have been later as the albums I mentioned were released within months of one another.


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Subject: RE: Origin query: 'Take your time'
From: GeorgeH
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 09:09 AM

Thanks, folks. Next time I start sounding off about something round here will someone PLEASE remind me I don't know a tenth of many of those round here.

George


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Subject: RE: Origin query: 'Take your time'
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 09:16 AM

Hey, George, don't worry, the most characteristic sound on the Mudcat is someone (usually me) barking up the wrong tree or talking out of his...possum. But we sure learn some stuff from those who DO know, and sometimes it's even useful stuff!


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