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Lyr Req: On the Road from Aldermaston (Matt McGinn

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GUEST,Nick 01 Apr 01 - 10:27 AM
Sorcha 01 Apr 01 - 10:43 AM
GUEST,Al Frank 01 Apr 01 - 11:16 AM
lady penelope 01 Apr 01 - 11:22 AM
Greyeyes 01 Apr 01 - 11:28 AM
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GUEST,Paddy 22 Jul 03 - 01:46 PM
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Subject: Matt McGinn lyrics--help me
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 10:27 AM

Can anyone give me the lyrics to "The Glasgow Polis" and "The Road To Aldomaster" I'm having a little trouble with the Glasgow accent. Thanks. Matt McGinn is a God.

Nick



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Subject: RE: Matt McGinn lyrics--help me
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 10:43 AM

According to The Matt McGinn Homepage, he has no songs by either of the titles you have given. Are you sure they are correct?


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Subject: RE: Matt McGinn lyrics--help me
From: GUEST,Al Frank
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 11:16 AM

It's probably "The Road To ALdermaston" which was a British protest march route (anti-nuke).


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Subject: RE: Matt McGinn lyrics--help me
From: lady penelope
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 11:22 AM

I think the Glasgow polis is a poem, I'm not sure, but try the album The Two Headed Man it has a selection of songs poems and shaggy dog stories ( in one case literally ). Being the daughter of two glaswegians I'd be more than willing to help with translations. Ahrit hen?

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Matt McGinn lyrics--help me
From: Greyeyes
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 11:28 AM

It's "The Big Glasgow Polis" from the album "The Return of the Two Heided Man", and "On the Road to Aldomaster" From "The Best of Matt McGinn". But I can't find lyrics anywhere. Information found at this site


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Subject: RE: Matt McGinn lyrics--help me
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 09:59 AM

Both of these songs are on the first "Two Heided Man" I'll try to translate them as best I can, post them, and then perhaps some of you out there can help fill in the blanks and correct my mistakes.

Nick


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON THE ROAD FROM ALDERMASTON (Matt McGinn
From: GUEST,Paddy
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 01:46 PM

ON THE ROAD FROM ALDERMASTON
MATT McGINN
LP: MATT MCGIN AGAIN

On the Road from Aldermaston
On an Easter Sunday morn
A hundred thousand marchers moved
In the face of jeer and scorn
From Inverness and London Town
From Pakistan and Greece
And the badge was the badge of the CND
The cause, the cause of peace


The sun rose for the morning to guide us on our way
And as we looked high on HIS SMILING NIGH (??)
These words I heard him say
For far too long I've been hidden from view
By dark and thunderous crowds
Ah, but now I can shine on this daughter of mine
With her singing, surging crowds

I'll lead you to Trafalgar
And I'll lead you further still
To a world of peace and harmony
Where none shall want to kill
Where the mother earth I've given you
Will be your pride and joy
And where none in pursuit
Of the golden gain
Will wish her to destroy

On the Road from Aldermaston
On an Easter Sunday morn
A hundred thousand marchers moved
In the face of jeer and scorn
From Inverness and London Town
From Pakistan and Greece
And the badge was the badge of the CND
The cause, the cause of peace


THE GLASGOW POLIS
MATT McGINN
THE TWO HEIDED MAN
( Available on the Return of the Two Heided Man.. RELRECORDS )

Wi' my handcuffs and my truncheon
My whistle and my book
I'm the scurge of all the criminals
The terror of the crook
Upon my feet you'll always find a pair of size 18's
I'm the finest Glasgow Polisman that you have ever seen

I was working up in the heilans
Digging tautties, making tweed
Some whisky and some poaching
To put jam upon my breid
My cousin Donald he says to me
"Come on, we're wasting time
We'll join the Glasgow Polis force and put an end to crime"

One night when I was on my beat
Quite lonely, by mysel'
I met a Glasgow lady
She was on her beat as well
She asked me for the time
I obliged her with a snort
Although I must confess the time she asked was very short

Now the Glasgow Polis force
It is acutely short of staff
If I tell to you the reason
It will maybe make some of you laugh
Last night for breaking into shops
Up in the Gallowgate
They arrested seven criminals
One of them was my mate

They've given me another mate
He's one of the finest men
And he and me went out today upon the 2 to 10
We had scarcely left the station when he threw away his butt
He says lend me 20 Capstan, lad
Until the shops are shut


Now if ever you're in trouble
And you dial 999
And the operator tells you
You should try another line
The line to try is some of the pubs
The Scotia or the Bowers
It's there you are sure to find me lads
Especially after hours

Wi' my handcuffs and my truncheon
My whistle and my book
I'm the scurge of all the criminals
The terror of the crook
Upon my feet you'll always find a pair of size 18's
I'm the finest Glasgow Polisman that you have ever seen


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Subject: RE: Matt McGinn lyrics--help me
From: GUEST,Sara
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 12:54 PM

This thread made me go and get out my old scratched copy of the Two Heided Man out and listen to it again. What a belter of a song !
To think that he recorded the Big Glasgow Polisman in the Edinburgh Police Club. I think that takes a brave man ! ( And a cheeky man ! )


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GLASGOW POLIS (Matt McGinn)
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 01:08 PM

For Guest Paddy's post of 22 Jul 03 - 01:46 PM this thread.


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