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Lyr Req: Hello This Is Joannie + Car 67

Ed Pellow 06 Jul 00 - 03:41 PM
Skipjack K8 07 Jul 00 - 08:14 AM
Ritchie 07 Jul 00 - 11:20 AM
Skipjack K8 08 Jul 00 - 03:12 PM
Ritchie 11 Jul 00 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 11 Jul 00 - 11:37 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Mar 08 - 07:46 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Mar 08 - 07:49 AM
open mike 17 Mar 08 - 12:46 PM
GUEST,sarah 09 Dec 16 - 05:51 PM
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Subject: Car 69 - Non folk lyric request
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 06 Jul 00 - 03:41 PM

Not quite sure what brought this to mind, but anyway...

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that was a 'hit' in the UK in the late 70's / early 80's. I think it was called 'Car 69' but that may have been the artist.

The chorus was an answerphone message:

"Hello, this is Joanie, I'm sorry but I'm not home
But if you leave me your name and number, I promise soon as I get in I'll phone"

The song was about a lover's tiff that ended in tragedy, because 'Joanie' drove home, crashed and died, due to the fact that she'd drunk too much.

Must ring a bell with someone...

Thanks,

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: Car 69 - Non folk lyric request
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 07 Jul 00 - 08:14 AM

Ed, even though you are a dreadful beer snob, I like you!

Hmmm. I think you've got two songs here.

Driver 69 drove Car 69, and refused to pick up a fare, cos' it was his missus leaving home after a row, and the song revolved about the cab controller (who had a particularly unattractive Brummie accent) being incredulous that the driver refused to pick the fare up, unbeknownst that it is in fact the drivers wife/partner. Mindnumbingly insignificant, but it sticks in my mind as being none other than the Queen Mother's favourite song!

The song about Joanie is definitely another one, and I've put my best pub qiuz brain on it, and will report back.

Skipjack


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Subject: RE: BS: Car 69 - Non folk lyric request
From: Ritchie
Date: 07 Jul 00 - 11:20 AM

"the phone rang once, the phone rang twice & then I heard her say......" by Paul Evans.' Hello this is joannie ( the telephone answering mc.)'

me, I prefer Car 67 by Driver 67 .....'control this is 67 here I can hear you loud and I can here you clear... with the immortal line....'what's wrong Ralph ?' oooh taxi rides were never the same after that song.

just to get you going boys how about the one by 'Yellow dog'....one more night ???

regards Ritchie


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Subject: RE: BS: Car 69 - Non folk lyric request
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 03:12 PM

Gawd, Ritchie, yer stretchin' me grey cells there, mate. Did one of the performers have a wire stuck in his white silk Biggles scarf? I think it was delivered in a growl, or am I confucing it with the whiney ass Phil Collins number?

Gorra be late 70's

Skipjack

And where are Hayzee Fantazee? John Wayne is big leggy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Car 69 - Non folk lyric request
From: Ritchie
Date: 11 Jul 00 - 10:57 AM

Skipjack, you're there son! it finished with 'him' being chucked out pleading to have one more chance but 'she' ses no, only for 'him' to ring her up at the end and sing begging to her down the telephone.

As for 'Big leggy' I've just seen the new John Martyn CD in the shops, I'll take this as a sign and will buy it. you'll have to explain it to the wife tho'...this is the first case of hypnotism on the net that I've heard of so far.

regards ritchie


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Subject: RE: BS: Car 69 - Non folk lyric request
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 11 Jul 00 - 11:37 AM

"A particularly unattractive Brummie accent"? I cor imagine what yo mean!
RtS


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Subject: Lyr Add: HELLO THIS IS JOANNIE (Paul Evans)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 07:46 AM

I love these old threads! I'm finding songs I never heard of!

Here's an article about Paul Evans.

Lyrics found at Lachlan Cranswick's Hard to Find Songs:

HELLO THIS IS JOANNIE (THE TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINE SONG)
by Paul Evans (Spring 1978)

Hello, this is Joannie
I'm sorry that I'm not home
But if you leave me your name and number
I promise soon as I get in I'll phone

Joannie came over to my house last night
Drank a little too much red and we got into a fight
She said "I'm leaving" and I let her go alone
I felt so damn bad this morning I reached right for the phone
And called her right away
To beg her to forgive
The phone rang once, the phone rang twice
And then I heard her say

Hello, this is Joannie
I'm sorry that I'm not home
But if you leave me your name and number
I promise soon as I get in I'll phone

"Joannie I'm sorry and I feeling oh so small"
That was the message I left and I waited for her call
I waited with a sinking feeling in my heart
Not knowing if she'd forgive me was tearing me apart
I couldn't go on this way
I had to call again
The phone rang once, the phone rang twice
And then I heard her say

Hello, this is Joannie
(Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh)
I'm sorry that I'm not home
But if you leave me your name and number
(Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh)
I promise soon as I get in I'll phone

My phone rang and my heart sang my baby's called at last
Instead it was a friend who said that Joannie's car had crashed
I never should have let her drive alone angry from my place
I'd never hold her again and kiss that funny face
But still there was a way to hear her voice again
The phone rang once, the phone rang twice
And then I heard her say

Hello, this is Joannie
I'm sorry that I'm not home
(I'm so sorry Joannie)
If you leave me your name and number
I promise soon as I get in I'll phone
(Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh)

Hello, this is Joannie
(Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh)
I'm sorry that I'm not home
But if you leave me your name and number
(Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh)
I promise soon as I get in I'll phone


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAR 67
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 07:49 AM

These lyrics found at Lyrics Playground. According to a sound sample I listened to, they're not exactly accurate, but close enough for folk music!

CAR 67
(Paul Phillips / Peter Zorn)
Driver 67 (vocal: Paul Phillips) - 1978


(Car 67, car 67, where are you?)
(Come in 67, 67, can you hear me?)

Hey Control, this is 67 here
I can hear you loud and I can hear you clear, yeah
Control, this is 67 here
I can hear you loud and I can hear you clear, yeah

(Good morning 67, good morning
Bit of a late start, isn't it?)

Is there something that you want me to do-ooh, yeah
(Yes, we have a job for you)
You know I'm only here to please you-ooh
(We want you to pick up a young lady at 83 Royal Gardens)

Control have mercy on me
I don't wanna do the pick-up, isn't anybody else free?
Stuck in a jam in a one-way street
Why don't you tell her she'd be quicker if she used her feet, yeah

(You must be joking 67)
(Now, come on I must have a time for the pick-up)

The best that I can do
Is tell you tomorrow, yeah
'Cause if I do the job
It's gonna cause me sorrow-ooh

(Oh, really 67, you're putting me in a bad position)
(This is too bad, too bad)
(I must have a time for the pick-up)
(What's you're problem?)
(What's wrong 67?)

To tell you the truth
I had a bad, bad night
My girl left home
In the middle of a fight

(Sorry about that 67, sorry to hear that)

Controller have mercy on me
I don't wanna do the pick-up at number 83
And the girl of my dreams left me all alone
And at number 83 is where she made her home

(Ah-hah, I see 67, I understand your problem)

Is there something else you want me to do-ooh, yeah
(Yes, you can have another job 67)
You know I'm only here to please you
(Stand by all cars, stand by)
(Time for a pick-up at 83 Royal Gardens)
(First call for 83 Royal Gardens)
(Can somebody give me a time for the pick-up?)
(Stand by 67, we'll have an other job for you shortly)
(Calling all cars, calling all cars)
(Time for a pick-up at 83 Royal Gardens)
(First call to 83 Royal Gardens)
(Somebody give me a time)
(Can you do it car 23?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hello This Is Joannie -&- Car 67
From: open mike
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 12:46 PM

Here in high schools they have a program that tries to impress students
about the dangers of drunk driving. It gets its name because in the U.S.
Every 15 minutes someone
dies due to a drunk driving "accident". I have passed this song on to the person who helps video tape these programs in the schools near here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hello This Is Joannie + Car 67
From: GUEST,sarah
Date: 09 Dec 16 - 05:51 PM

OMG, have just listened to car 67 on my I pod I also have hello this is Joanne, they were the first 2 singles I ever brought, my other half always laughs at me as he thinks I'm the only person who ever brought them lol X


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