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Calling All Smart Arses

Mick Lowe 05 Dec 99 - 07:16 PM
Little Neophyte 05 Dec 99 - 07:43 PM
Áine 05 Dec 99 - 08:27 PM
InOBU 05 Dec 99 - 09:01 PM
Áine 05 Dec 99 - 09:24 PM
katlaughing 06 Dec 99 - 12:12 AM
SingsIrish Songs 06 Dec 99 - 12:24 AM
corrie 06 Dec 99 - 03:34 AM
emily rain 06 Dec 99 - 03:34 AM
katlaughing 06 Dec 99 - 08:51 AM
Mbo 06 Dec 99 - 09:01 AM
Little Neophyte 06 Dec 99 - 09:49 AM
Áine 06 Dec 99 - 10:16 AM
Roger the skiffler 06 Dec 99 - 10:39 AM
Little Neophyte 06 Dec 99 - 12:05 PM
Áine 06 Dec 99 - 12:46 PM
Helen 06 Dec 99 - 04:40 PM
paddymac 06 Dec 99 - 06:18 PM
Áine 06 Dec 99 - 06:27 PM
Little Neophyte 06 Dec 99 - 06:35 PM
Mick Lowe 06 Dec 99 - 06:45 PM
Mick Lowe 06 Dec 99 - 06:48 PM
Áine 06 Dec 99 - 06:56 PM
Little Neophyte 06 Dec 99 - 07:01 PM
Áine 06 Dec 99 - 07:20 PM
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Mick Lowe 07 Dec 99 - 04:25 PM
Áine 07 Dec 99 - 04:49 PM
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Áine 08 Dec 99 - 10:53 PM
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Mick Lowe 11 Dec 99 - 06:32 PM
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Subject: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 07:16 PM

Sorry about the attention grabber
Just thought I ought to let you know that the Prof has set up a "Help Wanted" page for not only songs/tunes he has been asked for but doesn't have, but also for musicians.
If you fancy a challenge in helping out or indeed need help yourself, then here's where to go Clicky bit and then choose the "Help Wanted" on the Navi Bar..
And can I be the first to say.. Merry Christmas
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 07:43 PM

Sure Mick, after you say Happy Channuka

Thanks for that blue clicky

BB


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 08:27 PM

Well, Miss Smarty BB/LN, I *know* that I'll be the first to say 'Happy Kwansa', so there *BG*!

Merry Christmas to ya both!

And Prof -- can you tell me how to do frames as well as you do? Fine, fine, site there Micko!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: InOBU
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 09:01 PM

Happy Saint Stevens Aine (again sorry no fada) Going out on the Wren? We do here in New York, Slan agus beannacht Larry (Lorcan or Lor to me old late dad)


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 09:24 PM

No, Lorcan, won't be going on the Wren down here in Texas -- I'd probably get shot *BG*! 'Bhfuil Gaeilge agat ar bith, a chara?

Le gach dea-ghui, Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 12:12 AM

Merrie Solstyce!


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 12:24 AM

Keep watch at the Prof's site...I've been informed there are other surprises in store!

Happy Channuka, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza...Happy Happy and Happy New Year (it'll be here before we know it!)

Now can anyone send me some snow the evening of December 24!!!! Just ship it to Woodland Hills, California!

And Mick, I hope I was the first to "help" at the latest site addition! SMIRK!

Mary Kate


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: corrie
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 03:34 AM

And to our Mulsim friends, Ramdan blessings!

And let's not forget Happy Santa-nalia to the Consumerists and the Conspicuous Consumptionists!

--Corrie, preparing to celebrate the birth of a child


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: emily rain
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 03:34 AM

heh. i hope i was the second.

; )


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 08:51 AM

Corrie! I LOVE the Santa-nalia! Classic! Child due, soon huh? Congratulations.

Mick, I'll go see what ya'll are talking about later today!

kat


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 09:01 AM

Corrie, I'm glad there is someone else out there preparing to celebrate the birth of a Child.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 09:49 AM

Though I'm celebrating Channuka, which involves lots of eating and gift opeing..........
I must admit, in my heart I relate much more to rejoicing in the birth of a child, the joy of good cheer and wishing all my fellow friends heath & happiness.

At this time of year I have an overwhelming feeling of deep gratitude and love for everyone.
BB


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 10:16 AM

BB/LN,

So, when do we hear your rendition of the Dreidel song on the banjo? Happy Chanukah!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 10:39 AM

Did someone call?
Happy Winterval !(don't ask!)
Roger the Smartarse


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 12:05 PM

Great idea Aine.
I'll get Rick to teach it to me this week.
Does anyone know the words to My Little Dreidel?> Maybe I'll perform in a klesmer band. That should be interesting.

Banjo Bonnie


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Subject: ADD: The Dreidel Song
From: Áine
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 12:46 PM

Here ya go BB -- I hope this is the song you want:

The Dreidel Song

I have a little dreidel,
I made it out of clay,
And when it's dry and ready,
Then dreidel I will play.

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
I made it out of clay,
And when it's dry and ready,
Now dreidel I shall play.


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Helen
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 04:40 PM

Okay, I give up. Even though I posted that Christmas joke-thing with Happy Kwanza at the end of it - I admit, I have no idea what this is referring to. Enlightenment please.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: paddymac
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 06:18 PM

And a kewl yule to all ya'll!


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 06:27 PM

Dear Helen,

Click here for an explanation of Kwanza/Kwanzaa.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 06:35 PM

Aines, thank you very, very much! I'm hoping the chord progression isn't too challenging.

Helen darling, what would you like to be enlightened about?
Little dreidel?
It is a spin top kind of toy with hebrew letters on it. You spin it around to see what letter it falls on and the game goes from there. Usually it is played with pennies, which you collect if it lands on the right hebrew letter.

If you want any other type of enlightenment, I am afraid I'd be of little use and suggest you read from His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

BB


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 06:45 PM

Áine I'm always willing to give lessons on website design, not that I know that much, if you want to drop me a line re what you want to know, I'll endeavour to help
For the rest of you (with exeption the Mary.. we're always on the same wavelength).. I haven't got a clue what you're talking about.. perhaps I'm on the wrong side of the pond..
I do know that this particular thread has managed to "solve" a lot of the Prof's outstanding queries .. thanks to Mary, Brakn, and .. drat can't remember the handle.. Callieach (apologies if I got that wrong).
As always you mudcater's come up with the goods..
I'm looking forward to going bodly into a new millenium knowing I have the support, guidance and above all friendship of all you guys and gals in mudcat land
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 06:48 PM

That should have been "Boldly" as opposed to "Bodly".. I blame it on my sticky keyboard..
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 06:56 PM

Dear Prof,

'Cailleach' is none other than our own dear Philippa! And if you 'don't know much' about website design, you sure do 'fake it' very well!!

Dearest BB,

Is your email on bbc's resource page? If it is, I'll send you a really neat Chanukah e-card I found with the Dreidel song and an interactive dreidel game! And have you heard of the metallica klesmer band out of New York City? I heard a little bit of a recording of theirs yesterday on the radio and it's really cool! All they need is you, an electric banjo, and you know it'll be Carnegie Hall in no time!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 07:01 PM

Really Aine, do you really think I'll make it to Carnegie Hall? I don't possibly see how. I'm always at the Mudcat when I should be practicing.

To save you time, Aine here it is....................
bkumer@the-wire.com

Banjo Bonnie


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 07:20 PM

Dear BB,

The card is on its way! It may take a while to load, but it's worth the wait!

Dear Prof,

Come on and fess up to the Freudian slip! 'Bodly' going anywhere conjures up some very interesting pictures in the mind (wink wink nudge nudge say no more say no more!!).

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 07 Dec 99 - 04:25 PM

Now if I'd typed "bodily going" Áine I might understand the nudging and the winking.. I'm not sure what "bodly" means.
Definitions on a postcard and sent to the usual address please.
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 07 Dec 99 - 04:49 PM

Sorry, Micko, I can't draw that small (hehehe).

'Bod' in American slang means 'body'. And again I say wink wink nudge nudge to you, sirrah!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 08 Dec 99 - 08:11 PM

I think Áine you've been watching too much Monty Python.. Know what you mean.. say no more..unless of course it's about frames in which case I can bore for England.. now that's out of the bag.. there goes my street cred..
And Emily I'm so sorry I forgot to mention your contribution re "My Ain Country", but you've already had thanks from me and Bill. I got the impression he was right pleased to get the lyrics.. it gives one a right buzz to be able to help someone out in that way..
Sorry I was rambling.. and I've still no idea what most of the threads posted here are on about.. but what the heck..
Merry Christmas everyone.
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 08 Dec 99 - 10:53 PM

No, no, dear Prof, I haven't actually watched Monty Python in years -- although, I watched enough years ago to last a lifetime, I'll tell you that for free...

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 07:59 PM

Do I take it you're not a big Monty Python fan Áine?
And there was I "singing" the Lumberjack Song to a dear friend only the other day. An impromptu performance brought on by the sacrifice of yet another pine tree to the current festivities.. what can I say.. BUY PLASTIC.. let's use up all the oil reserves.
Then we can get back to real horse power..
Now I'm going to lie down in a darkened room
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 10:38 PM

I lie, dear Prof, I actually did watch 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' the other night when my oldest son was home from university. He wanted to expose (?) his little brothers and sister (10, 8 and 5, respectively) to what he considers the quintessential British humour troop of the 20th century. Well, siblings and parents alike totally the enjoyed experience -- 'HELP, HELP, I'M BEING REPRESSED!!'

I'm sure my boy-o could sing you under the table with his rendition of the Lumberjack Song -- 'AND I THOUGHT YOU WERE SO BUTCH!' But, there you go, he's doing standup comedy (as well as flipping burgers at MacDonalds) to help us put himself through university.

Can't tell I'm one proud Mama of a Gen-X Smart Arse, can ya?

Peace, Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Brendy
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 11:56 PM

"Bod" is also the Irish slang word, depending on the dialect, for that appendage between the legs of your average male.

So "bodly going" could be defined as ..... well yes!

God Jul alle sammen (Norwegian: Happy Christmas everybody)
And may you bodly go where no bod has gone before.

Breandán.


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 10:10 PM

What are you folks like.. (a typical Leicestershire saying for those who wanted to know)..
And like yes I'd love to know what half of what you said means in English.. call me old fashioned if you will. but " Gen-X".. sorry Áine you lost me, Brendy.. where does the Irish/Norwegian mix come from.. it's too late this side of the pond..
Here's a command for you all from the Prof..



Have a great Christmas and continue to be part of this wonderful site called the mudcat
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Big Mick
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 10:17 PM

Prof Mick,

Here's wishing you a Happy Christmas from one of your biggest(literally and figuratively) fans. I love the website, and your posts were some of the first ones that I started to look for here in the village.

All the best to you for the Holidays and always,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 11:18 PM

Dearest Prof,

Here are some definitions that I hope you will commit to memory:

Baby Boomers (or 'Boomers') - Those folks born between 1943 and 1960.

Gen-X (or 'Generation X') - The folks born between 1960 and 1980.

These are the terms which are so popular in the American press to describe two generations of their countrymen and women. No, I don't think you are old-fashioned at all. I think you have been quite adept at staying out of the way of obnoxious euphemisms -- well, until you started hanging out around this place ;-)

Happy holidays to you and yours, Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 06:32 PM

Why Big Mick, you're almost making me blush with your flattery. I'm glad you like the website, a lot of time and effort goes into it.. far too much time actualy. I'm not sure why you'd want to search out threads I've posted here on the cat.. I don't think I've contributed much if at all.. especially compared to.. (I won't list names otherwise I'd be here all night).. I always seem to be asking rather than giving..
Áine I won't ask why you otherpondsiders use the term Generation-X to describe sprogs born between 60-80, unless of course the press believe they have come from outer space, judging by the "latest trends in music" I might be tempted to agree
I'm off now to check out your site as I'm hoping you have the lyrics I'm looking for
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 06:49 PM

I've just checked out your site Áine and you don't have the lyrics I was looking for.. "Sliabh na Monh"..I'm going to start a new thread but just thought I'd mention it here as well
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Áine
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 08:22 PM

Dear Mick,

I do have the lyrics to 'Sliabh na mBan' (Mountain of the Women'), but their in Irish and the song you're looking for is in English, betcha, to a different tune. We've a thread on this here with the words in English and some great historical information. Thanks for reminding me to post the words in Irish on my music site, though. It's about time for some more additions.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 10:19 PM

Mick, my dear, I know how slow your dinosaur of a computer is...otherwise I know you would have searched the Threads. Slievenamon and the Irish spelling have been popular threads...

Next I need to check your link to the thread, Aíne, to see what I've missed.

And I HATE the term Gen-X....I was born in 1966 (OH NO! the truth is out!) and I just don't consider myself part of that "group"....Now, the music is one thing, but the pants 10 sizes too big teetering on the very edge of ones hips and back side so the boxer shorts you have on underneath can be seen is definitely NOT my style...

Frankly, I think I am more old fashioned than you Mick! I was singing Andrews' sisters songs and doing ballroom dancing while my friends were big into Chicago, Santana, Asia and whatever other groups were popular in the 80's...My biggest thrill after I started work after college was winning tickets to see Perry Como!

Oh well. Then there were the "yuppies" and darn, what was the other term? Upwardly mobile...etc

I better quit while I'm still afloat.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 06:14 PM

Well my most popular &angel&, you certainly opened a few memory lane threads with that.. I remember one particular lunch time in college when they held a "sounds in" which was taken up almost exclusively by the LP verison of &I'm a Man" by Chicago.. lasted about 20 minutes with a brilliant drum solo.. then they went &pop& and lost all cred..
And Santana.. I'd forgotten about them.. the biggest nostrils in the music industry.. what was the name of the album I had.. &Abraxas&???.. did a wicked cover of Pete Green's. "Black Magic Woman"..
And there's a story to pull at the heart strings.. i.e. Pete Green, probably one of the finest Blues guitarists that Britain has produced who went loopy and is now a regular bum.. it could happen to all of us.
But to get back to the pint in question.. can you help the Prof in helping others?
Check out the site.. HERE and then click on the Help Wanted page
Now I'm gone.. gonna listen to some early 70's stuff.. thanks Mary
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 09:03 PM

As of Monday evening (Pacific coast USA) here are the songs Prof needs help in finding to make visitors to his site happy...

Blaze Away
Come Down the Stairs Pretty Peggy McClaine
(My?) Mary Ellen
Na Hu O Ho
Night O'Rafferty's Pig Ran Away
Sweet Offaly Lady
Sliabh na Monh
(Not the "usual" one.. "alone, all alone on the wave washed strand" etc.. but the one that starts "I hear no voices") --though I think Aíne has taken care of this last song via other threads..

And so you don't have to scroll to the top of this thread for the link if you wish to assist the Prof with any of these, here's the Clicky thing.

The Prof's PA, Mary


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:38 PM

Thanks Mary
Having just re-read my last thread, I notice one major dose of typos and sticky keyboard..
It's perhaps best just to ignore it completely.. apart from the Peter Green bit, which is still a great pity..
I'm suspecting that the majority of people who currently frequent the mudcat are too young to remember Fleetwood Mac prior to them becoming a "pop" group.. or indeed when Christine McVie.. nee Perfect , sang with Chicken Shack.. the good old days.. I remember seeing both at Cleo's in Derby .. price of admission about 2 quid.. those were the days..
And by the way, the "help" seems to have dried up as of late.. this is your chance to be immortalised on the Prof's Pages..
Mick


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Brakn
Date: 16 Dec 99 - 02:32 AM

Mick, I remember seeing Christine Perfects last performance with Chicken Shack in Swindon, must've been April 1969!

I still have their first single called "When The Train Comes Back" or similar. I also have "Tears in the Wind" somewhere.

Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Calling All Smart Arses
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 16 Dec 99 - 08:11 PM

Those were the days eh Mick
I've just been trying to think of another group that made a regular stop at Cleo's in Derby.. "Magic of Ju-Ju Nights", every Thursday.. ah yes got it.. Vinegar Joe and not forgeting the Groundhogs..but.. I digress..
I just wanted to thank yet again everyone who has come to the Prof's aid in tracking down songs.. and yes you knew it was coming... I've added a couple more that are eluding me
Have a great Christmas
Mick


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