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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL THOSE SONGS (Derek Brimstone)^^
From: Bugsy
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 02:02 AM

I sang a couple of songs by UK singer/songwriter Derek Brimstone, on hearme today and some of those there wanted the lyrics. Here's the lyrics to "All Those Songs", I'll post the lyrics to the other one "We Both Had A Very Good Time" soon. There's a verse I can't quite remember.

ALL THOSE SONGS
(Derek Brimstone)

All those songs that I sing you
All forgotten, all in vain,
All those melodies, words of loving
Blown away, flown away,
Like dying leaves of fading summertime.

All those promises, did we mean them.
All those castles in the air.
They're all empty now, broken windows.
Old and bad, cold and sad.
How could anybody ever live there.

But today the sun is shining down.
I'm singing in a major key.
And today, well things don't looks so sad,
And nothing seems to worry me.
Til I think of yesterday,

Only to remember, all those daytimes spent in walking.
All those lifetimes loving so.
But the time has passed, my love, for talking.
Too many downs, tears and frowns,
Angry words and sad unhappy faces.

Goodbye Josephine, farewell lady of my life.
We both must go our ways.
Well you had enough time to get to know me,
But you never tried, so it died,
But it doesn't matter anyway.

For today it all seems clear to me,
It's just another song to sing.
Just a futile loving memory,
It really didn't mean a thing.
Til I think of yesterday.

But it's slowly passing, my pieces fall in place again.
Guess I'll spend some more time in minor tuning.
There'll be days of grey, time to pay.
But nothing ever lasts forever so they say.
So they say.....^^

Also, here's Derek's Website. Derek Brimstone

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 05:57 AM

Thanks, Bugsy! I'll have to tell bflat, over on his Divorce thread, to take a look at this one. I missed some of the words when you sang it...my HearMe has been scratchy ever since the new download. Both of them were really beautiful songs...nice of you to share them so ably.

kat


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 09:36 AM

Nice to see Derek Brimstone's name surfacing. he is unquestionably the funniest live performer I have ever seen, albeit slightly "politically incorrect".

Murray


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Subject: Lyr Add: WE BOTH HAD A VERY GOOD TIME(Brimstone)^^
From: Bugsy
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 11:40 PM

Here's the other song of Derek's that I sang the other day on Hearme. I hope I've got the verses right but I'm sure there's Someone will correct me!

WE BOTH HAD A VERY GOOD TIME
(Derek Brimstone)

How mamy miles have we wandered side by side
laughing and talking, sometimes we even cried
well the long long road has ended to baby dry your eyes
come here let me kiss you, you know I'm going to miss you
and we both had a very good time

how many bar rooms, how many cities and towns
how many faces - how many sights and sounds
and how many places did you hear me sing my songs
Well laughing or grieving we broke about even
and we both had a very good time

well remember all the good times, forget all about the bad
you know I really really really loved you - i gave you all I had
didn't I always tell you some day this time would come
well I'm sorry my dear, but now that it's here
we both had a very good time

This ain't no time for sadness, It ain't no time for tears,
For happiness just fades away, then it disappears,
You've got many more years than I have - that's why I set you free
So be glad that you met me and baby don't forget me
And we both had a very good time.

So then how many miles, have we wandered side by side,
Laughing and talking, sometimes we even cried.
But the long long road has ended, so baby dry your eyes.
Come here let me kiss you, you know I'm gonna miss you,
And we both had a very good time - I mean
We both had a very good time.


CHeers

Bugsy^^


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: bflat
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 11:50 PM

Kat, thanks for thinking of me. I caught the words and had a similar thought of the appropriateness.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SHE LOVED A PORTUGUESE^^
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 05:30 AM

I have no idea if Derek wrote this but he sang it on a record I had many years ago.

SHE LOVED A PORTUGUESE

  C                     Dm                  G7    F     G7     C
I fell in love with a fair young maid that in Camden did reside,
F G7 F G7 C
And I did live in Shoreditch, which was a one-and-fourpenny ride,
G7
But there was a fly in the ointment, as you very soon will perceive,
C Dm G7 F G7 C
'Cos although I loved her oh so well, she loved a Portuguese.

One night I saw them together and I opened my mouth to speak,
But the sight I saw before me made me shut my mouth up quick,
For they were a-sitting there. They was laughing and holding hands,
And he was a-seducing her with pints and Babychams.

He was a nasty piece of work. Gonzales was his name,
And there he was a-dallying with the honour of my dame,
So I resolved to kill him, though I knew it was a sin,
'Cos I didn't like Portuguese in general and in particular I didn't like him.

So I followed him home to his lodgings, which was in Millwall or thereabouts,
And I followed him up an alley and I turned him inside out,
And muttering jealous oaths and things, I bashed him black and bluer,
And I lifted up a manhole cover and I bunged him down a sewer.

Now when she heard what I had done, she made my life a hell,
So just for the sake of peace and quiet, I done her in as well,
And now I'm up before the Beak to answer for my crime.
He said, "I don't like what you did first off, my son, but I'll forgive you the second time."

Here's the moral:
Now love and jealousy are dangerous passions. I should never have intermixed 'em,
And I should have been much wiser, 'cos now I languish here in Brixton,
And it's all for the love of a fair young maid that in Camden did reside.
Yes, it's all for the love of a fair young maid I got thirteen years inside.
^^

Changed from all caps. --JoeClone, 28-Jul-02.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 12:20 PM

Ah, good to see the boring old fart is still working... saw him a lot about 15 years ago, haven't caught up for a while, nice to hear from him, albeit indirectly.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 10 Jul 00 - 05:46 PM

Did you ever hear his ostrich joke, Liz? I almost died laughing the first time I heard him do it.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Lanfranc
Date: 10 Jul 00 - 06:21 PM

A correction/variation th "She Loved a Portugee" above.

Verse 2.

When I thought of the two of them, I wanted to run amuck So I followed them to a public house that was called the Dog and Duck They was sitting in the public bar, kissing and holding hands And he was a seducing of her with pints of Babycham

is how I remember it, and how I sing it to this day.

I'm pretty sure Derek didn't write this one, but I'm damned if I can remember who did.

I've known Derek for years, and helped him a few years back to convert the initial draft of his autobiography from WordStar to Word! Needless to say I read it, and, even in it's original form it was hilarious, poignant and fascinating all at once. Buy it via his website as above and give yourself a treat - makes a change from Harry Potter.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Kernow John
Date: 10 Jul 00 - 06:31 PM

Iv'e got a feeling this is one of Paddy Robert's songs but I may be totally wrong.
Baz


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Bugsy
Date: 10 Jul 00 - 08:49 PM

I'm not sure who wrote it, it wasn't written by Derek.

I got a letter from him the other week saying that he is as busy as ever and that he and Lady Brimstone are both in the best of health. If any of you UK 'Catters get to see him in the near future, Please tell him that Peter from Perth Sends his regards.

Cheers All,

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,alan whittle
Date: 11 Jul 00 - 03:32 PM

saw the brimstone name and just felt it necessary to say. I was here. He's my hero.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Lanfranc
Date: 11 Jul 00 - 06:47 PM

One of my heroes, too, even if he can be a little curmudgeonly when roused!

The clouds have parted, briefly, and the name "Miles Wootton" appeared in a pillar of flame as the writer of "Portuguee". Could just be an old man's imagination, or a slightly soggy cigar, but someone will no doubt correct me if I'm wrong.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Bugsy
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 01:04 AM

I've just sent an email to Derek, telling him about Mudcat and asking if he'd like to come on and post a comment himself.

Hope he does.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 04:03 AM

The ostrich joke has bypassed the memory circuits - please elucidate....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 09:43 AM

Alan

Typically. What is sang today is not what is sang tomorrow. I joined the army in 1963 and I think I bought an LP record in Germany with the 'Portugese'on it. Again from memory it was of various artists. Twenty years later I dug out the record and copied the words Derek sang. My friend sang them at our Folk Club in, would you believe, Papua New Guinea, in 1984. He too became a fan and went to see Derek in UK when he returned.

BUGSY

I, and no doubt many others, would be delighted if Derek joined into a Mudcat chat.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,AFatOffice
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 11:27 AM

Yeah, Bugsy, it's called the Folk Process or the aural transmission method (sounds like a form of contraception put like that!) Some changes are for the better, some not. Being an ageing pedant I tend to tidy up the grammar of songs sometimes. The point of the "run amuck" and "Dog & Duck" line is that it gives the audience a frisson that the second rhyme might be something else - very Brimstone!

Until Del deigns to join us - one of my favourite Brimstoneisms - "Children are like farts, your own are OK, but other peoples ......!"


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 04:05 PM

There speaks a person who has never drunk 4 pints of Tanglefoot and eaten a big plate of vegetarian curry..... I had to leave three rooms to get away from it. I think that is what encouraged me to return to being an omnivore...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 04:05 PM

There speaks a person who has never drunk 4 pints of Tanglefoot and eaten a big plate of vegetarian curry..... I had to leave three rooms to get away from it. I think that is what encouraged me to return to being an omnivore...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Lanfranc
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 06:29 PM

You're repeating yourself, Liz!

Seems the effects are still with you, virtually!


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 12:55 AM

Must remember to look up FRISSON.....


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Lanfranc
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 06:08 PM

I've just been speaking to Derek on the 'phone, and he says that he uses the Mudcat as a source, but doesn't get involved in the forum. This may change.

He did remind me of the name of the writer of the "Portugee" but I've forgotten it again! Do I come here often?

It wasn't Miles Wootton - that was the Gnome song.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Bugsy
Date: 16 Jul 00 - 12:42 AM

Just received an email from Big Del today. The part of interest to Mudcat is as follows. ".....'Portuguese' was written by a chap called Patrick Cogshill. He was a student at Exeter university and he did a floor spot at my gig there - sang three brilliantly funny songs that he'd written - and that was one of them. He dictated the words to me - (I wish I'd got the other two, they were just as good)- and the rest is history. I never saw, or heard from him again - just sort of immediately lost touch, although I attributed the song to him on my first album"

Derek says he'll try to check out the Mudcat forum as soon as he gets a spare few minutes.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Jul 00 - 01:17 AM

Bugsy! That is so great! Sure am glad you sang his song for us in HearMe! Wonderful thread, you guys!

kat


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 Jul 00 - 07:39 PM

Link doesn't work. Try again

You can see Derek Brimstone at the Bromyard Folk Festival, Sept 15-17, along with Eric Bogle, Sid Kipper, and many others including ME dancing with Shakespeare Morris Men. More details at bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 02:12 PM

Bernard Cromarty, who also recorded SHE LOVED A PORTUGUESE, says that Paddy Roberts wrote it. Click here.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 06:02 AM

Derek a very funny man indeed. If you are In South Wales in October, Derek will be at The Halfpenny Folk Club in Oldwalls , North Gower on the 27th.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,Lanfranc at the orifice
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 06:13 AM

Sorry, Bernard Cromarty is definitely WRONG! Paddy Roberts wrote "The Belle of Barking Creek" and "The Ballad of Bethnal Green", which have very similar melodies, but he did not write "She Loved a Portugee".

As previously stated, as far as is known, it was written by Patrick Cogshill, who probably never made a penny out of it! I assume that MCPS, PRS etc have huge pots of unclaimed royalties owed to people like him.

Alan


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 08:28 AM

Top bloke! I saw him about 33 years ago at my school folk club and then last year at my local. I too bought that folk sampler with She Loved A Portuguese on it, and used to sing it occasionally, usually getting some frowns amongst the laughs at the very un-p.c. line 'So just for the sake of peace and quiet I done her in as well'. I have to admit to doing something I never normally do -- I changed the lyric slightly, replacing Brixton with Wormwood Scrubs, just to confound those who can see the obvious rhyme coming.
The song always sounded to me like a spoof of those Paddy Roberts ballads, so maybe that's why the confusion arose. It would be nice to think that we could track down Patrick Cogshill and at least pay tribute if not royalties.
BJ


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 12:27 PM

Back in The Stonehouse days in Bristol (UK), I was on stage and Uncle Del spent the 20 mins of my floorspot chatting up my wife. When I got off, he told me I was playing Blues Run The Game (Jackson C. Frank) wrong! Said I was missing out an Em (he was right).

A couple of years ago, he told me I played The River (John Martyn) wrong. So, a few weeks later I went to his house and there was one note difference!

I first saw him in the late sixties and he's still a star.

Pete


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Bernard
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 10:08 AM

Just for the record, it was not my opinion that Paddy Roberts wrote 'She Loved A Portuguese'...

I was singing the song at our local folk club a few years ago, and said I didn't know who wrote it, and Martin Carthy (our guest that evening) told me it was Paddy Roberts, in front of the audience (who also included Les Barker!)... so who was I to argue?

Agreed it sounds like a spoof of 'The Ballad of Bethnal Green', but that in itself isn't proof either way.

If it was indeed written by Patrick Cogshill, I will update my website accordingly!


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Bernard
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 07:34 PM

I have just been informed by Andy Clarke that the song was written by luthier Chris Eccleshall...

Can anyone corroborate (or refute) this?


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: woodsie
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 09:08 PM

Derek has posted on mudcat several times.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 02:48 AM

Del's still my hero.....


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: The Villan
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 03:27 AM

I guess you will come and see him at Market Rasen Folk Club next year then WLD :-)


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 09:09 AM

naturelephant monsieur!

quand je promenade dans la route, toutes les femmes disaient.....


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 03:34 AM

I couldn't find the Ballad of Bethnall green in the DT, am I doing something wrong?


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Bugsy
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 04:26 AM

It's not in the DT, nor is it a song that Derek wrote. I was written by Paddy Roberts. If you do a forum search under BETHENAL GREEN, you'll find quite a few, most of which carry the lyrics.


Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Fidjit
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 10:41 AM

Now I have a golden oldie of Derek's

It's not much fun being a gnome.

I'm sitting the garden in my little noddy suit
Sparrow on my fishing rod and frog spawn in my boots
It's pouring down with rain. I got water on the brain
But I sit here by the pond like King Canute

The kids have knocked my nose off and my beard is geting thin
The way that they all treat me well it really is a sin
And there's a pidgeon I can see he's aiming straight for me
And the gardener strikes his mtches on my shins

Long ago I used to be a King upon a throne
I met a wicked fairy and she turned me into stone
And that is why I sit here in the garden all alone
And it's not much fun being a gnome

I'm sitting here a-fishing, but the fishes never bite
And anywhay it's been so long I've lost my apetite
it really is a strain. Here's that pidgeon back again
Has anybody got some dynamite?

There's a doggy comes to see me every evening after tea
I often wondered why he was so very fond of me
And then I found out why, he hit me in the eye
Have you ever been mistaken for a tree?

My earhole's full of cobwebs and my dublet doesn't fit
And sitting on this toadstool well, I feel a proper twit
The way that they all treat me well, it makes me want to spit
And it's not much fun being a gnome

So I sit here in the garden in my little noddy suit
A sparrow on my fishing rod and tadpoles in my boots
It's pissing down with rain I got water on the brain
But I'll sit here by the pond like King Canute

Rule Britania!
I'll sit here by the pond like King Canute.


Last saw him live at Cambridge '72. Before that Minehead folk club '68.

Regards to Derek.
Chas


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Fidjit
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 11:43 AM

Derek songs and humour

Couple of Cheapy tracks for you

Chas


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 12:14 PM

Chas - The Gnome was part of Del's rep , but is not his song - Its another Miles Wootton gem !


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Fidjit
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 02:48 PM

Ah didn't know that Terry thanks. I heard Derek sing it a few times. It's just surfaced to the top of my bag.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,JMP
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 11:24 AM

ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET COPY OF 'VERY GOOD TIME'
I LAST HEARD THIS WITH VERY DRUNK AUSSIE IN 1973- WOULD BRING BACK MEMORIES OF SIMILAR'GOOD TIMES!!'


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,Chrissie
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 09:41 AM

If it helps, I have the original vinyl LP "Very Good Time" with the song on track 1, side one.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Silas
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 10:05 AM

Derek.

Now there IS a candidate for a BBC lifetime achievement award...


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,Chrissie
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 10:59 AM

Why thank you so much Silas. As it happens I was up loading my old LP's digitally onto the computer today and this happened to be one of them. Other tracks are also mentioned above, like "the Gnome" and "When the music starts to play" as well others not mentioned like for example side two, track two "Piss Off".


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Brian May
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 01:39 PM

His album 'Fire and Brimstone' was vinyl many years ago. I spoke to Derek last year and he tells a funny story that a Japanese company phoned him and offered him a hundred albums on CD. They'd found a mint copy of the vinyl and wanted to produce a CD. Instead of money, they offered product in kind. Faultless.

I bought one from him and it is so good. Reminds me of the times I saw him in the late 60s.

It's got some classic tracks on it. Well recommended.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 03:52 AM

Thanks for your recommendation Brian, I will try to track it down. I bought the Very Good Time album in Gibraltar in the late 60's and it still brings back some very happy memories of that time.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Brian May
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 03:19 PM

Guest:

PM me and I'll give you his email address.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,phil m
Date: 07 Sep 13 - 11:40 AM

has anyone out there got knowledge of a song played by derek brimstone called little tin soldiers/men?


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,tommo brimmo fan
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 11:06 AM

Hi phil m , yes it was on his first album 'Fire and Brimstone' track 4 side 2. I am currently doing my best to find a copy, I have most of the album on tape that I did in 1970 so quality is not great.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Brian May
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 06:23 PM

tommo - contact me through a PM


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 07:27 PM

Guest Chrissie mentioned 'When the Music Starts to Play' and Piss Off - WtMstP is Incredible String Band , PO is Jeremy Taylor .


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: breezy
Date: 15 Oct 13 - 12:15 PM

Saw Jean , his wife, last week .
Derek is still with us but hasnt played his guitar in years
occasionally plucks his banjo
So no improvement there then.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,Chris Newman
Date: 15 Oct 13 - 07:40 PM

Great to see his name up here - IMHO he's the absolute funniest story teller I've ever heard (or ever expect to hear). Sheer class!


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 01:22 AM

He's still gigging? Where can we see him?


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: breezy
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 10:34 AM

at ome in Emel


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: breezy
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 10:37 AM

e as a few of his autobiographies still availble, well wurf avin, I got one an itsa gud rede, its as if es talking t u, go get one treetyersef


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone songs
From: GUEST,phil m -
Date: 13 Jan 18 - 09:01 PM

Has anyone out there got the full lyrics to little tin men.


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