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Lyr Req: Liverpool Lad (Alex Glasgow)

GUEST,Shay 02 Jun 17 - 06:30 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jun 17 - 02:15 PM
FreddyHeadey 03 Jun 17 - 04:06 PM
Noreen 03 Jun 17 - 05:33 PM
FreddyHeadey 03 Jun 17 - 07:39 PM
Noreen 03 Jun 17 - 09:14 PM
Noreen 07 Jun 17 - 04:11 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Liverpool Lad' by Alex Glasgow
From: GUEST,Shay
Date: 02 Jun 17 - 06:30 PM

I am looking for the lyrics of Liverpool Lad, by Alex Glasgow. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Liverpool Lad' by Alex Glasgow
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 02:15 PM

Anybody want to try a transcription?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iSz7N8mSlY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Liverpool Lad' by Alex Glasgow
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 04:06 PM

Shay, what have you got already?
I'm a slow typer.

Lots of the words are quite ambiguous to me. rather frustrating

Spotify
http://open.spotify.com/track/3CU2pFi8OkEPRqZk9tsZG3 

yt, (not available for me in UK)
https://youtu.be/0iSz7N8mSlY 

and no easier for me on Parlour Tricks: Liverpool Lad (Alex Glasgow) by Chris Ormston #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/chrisormston/parlour-tricks-liverpool-lad-alex-glasgow 


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIVERPOOL LAD (Alex Glasgow)
From: Noreen
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 05:33 PM

As good as I can get it (from the Spotify and SoundCloud links above- thanks Freddy):

LIVERPOOL LAD – Alex Glasgow

Come here little lad with your Liverpool face
Your Liverpool eyes and your Liverpool grace
Who's going to win in the Liverpool race?
Way down the wide river again

Liverpool lad with no pants to his bum
(Praise to the Pope ? ? ) for his Liverpool mum
Whose belly grows big in a Liverpool slum
Way down the wide river again

Merseyside merchants are counting their gold
The Liverpool scene brings them bounties untold
While Liverpool lads and lassies are sold
Way down the wide river again
Way down the wide river again
Way down the wide river again


Just that half a line I can't quite get. I think I understand it's meaning, but not sure it's quite right.
Any ideas anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Liverpool Lad' by Alex Glasgow
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 07:39 PM

Thanks Noreen, yes I think you've got it there. Including the Pope line.
Brilliant.
With the words in front of me it's amazing how his diction has improved!

I'm embarrassed that, even as a Scouser I'd heard the second line as "Your Liverpool lies..."

I might spell the last line "lasses". But AG probably would have been thinking "lassies".


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I don't think this is the grace referred to in the song but
fwiw
"For nearly a century the Three Graces - The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building - have defined one of the world's most recognised skylines. "
http://www.visitliverpool.com/things-to-do/pier-head-and-the-three-graces-p17747  incl photo.

The rest of the city has changed somewhat since the song was written.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Liverpool Lad' by Alex Glasgow
From: Noreen
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 09:14 PM

😊
Yes, this Liverpool lass only noticed after I'd posted that it would be lasses rather than lassies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liverpool Lad (Alex Glasgow)
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 04:11 AM

Refresh- has Shay seen this yet?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liverpool Lad (Alex Glasgow)
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 10:17 AM

Shay...
or this
thread.cfm?threadid=150673 
or this
thread.cfm?threadid=154767 


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liverpool Lad (Alex Glasgow)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 17 - 04:06 PM

Hi folks,

Thanks so much for all your help here. I used to sing this song way back and a fellow musician, Martin Sumpton, from that time 30 years ago, recently wrote to me and asked for the words. I had most of them in my head, but with a few gaps.

Thanks, Noreen, for writing them out. Your question mark by:
"...Liverpool lad with no pants to his bum
(Praise to the Pope ? ? ) for his Liverpool mum"

I remember it as "Prays to the Pope for his Liverpool mum". I will start singing this again.

While researching Liverpool Lad, I re-discovered "Close the Coalhouse Door, Lad" by Alex Glasgow. What a superb song. And they plan on re-opening all those closed coal mines over here in the US.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liverpool Lad (Alex Glasgow)
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Jun 17 - 07:08 AM

Ah of course, prays rather than praise! Makes sense now.


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