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Lyr Req: The Advertising Man (Lauri Say)

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vectis 13 May 01 - 06:16 PM
Joe Offer 13 May 01 - 09:36 PM
Joe Offer 13 May 01 - 09:47 PM
Whistle Stop 14 May 01 - 08:21 AM
GUEST,Mr Red@Library 14 May 01 - 09:27 AM
vectis 14 May 01 - 03:40 PM
Jim Dixon 14 May 01 - 08:12 PM
vectis 15 May 01 - 06:40 PM
vectis 16 May 01 - 05:45 PM
GUEST,Andy Howes 24 Jul 01 - 09:55 AM
vectis 28 Jul 01 - 10:10 AM
Lin in Kansas 27 Sep 01 - 02:04 AM
Mr Red 27 Sep 01 - 01:48 PM
Lin in Kansas 13 Nov 01 - 05:53 PM
Guessed 14 Nov 01 - 04:23 PM
GUEST,999 04 Sep 12 - 06:55 PM
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Subject: The Advertising Man
From: vectis
Date: 13 May 01 - 06:16 PM

I've been after the words to this song for ages. It was sung on the Isle of Wight in the early 70's by Lauri Say. Does anyone know the words or have an updated version. It could do with resurrecting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 May 01 - 09:36 PM

refresh - I think this song was posted in a previous thread, but I have sluggish internet service today and can't find it...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 May 01 - 09:47 PM

Noped - can't find it in a previous thread. Can somebody post it? Mary, is there anything else you recall of the song - phrases, the general story, or something? Titles aren't always the best way to find a song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:21 AM

There's a song by that title on a David Wilcox album -- I believe it's on "How Did You Find Me Here?". Don't know if it's the same song or not; I wasn't under the impression that it was from the 1970's but I could be wrong. He does it as a fingerpicked blues/ragtime thing, and the lyrics are quite funny. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: GUEST,Mr Red@Library
Date: 14 May 01 - 09:27 AM

Dunno when it was written but Trevor Carter wrote a song where the exec meets the Devil and the whole progression of the song is best described as "reducto ad absurdum".
Pete Coe sings it with absolute conviction
It is hilarious without a joke in it - except the payoff.
I think the butt of the song was an Adman.
if you are in to hardhitting entertaining songs search this one out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: vectis
Date: 14 May 01 - 03:40 PM

The chorus went:

Oh! You hear it every morning and you hear it every night.
Over and over again.
Oh! The advertising man pours his message in your ear.
His slogans are pounding in your brain.

One verse was about eating breakfast.
Another snippet I can remember went something like:

Oh! A boy will look a real dream
When he smears his hair with Brylcreem
And he's got a RealBrook shirt that can't be beat.
And when he gives them all a thrill
With his Black and Decker drill
He has the girls all rolling at his feet.

Does this jog anyone's memory?
Please, please please someone out there must remember it surely. I would dearly love to find, restore and perform it during this festival season if possible.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ADVERTISING MAN (David Wilcox)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:12 PM

Here's the song Whistle Stop is referring to, but it doesn't seem to be the song Vectis is looking for:

ADVERTISING MAN
(David Wilcox)

If you want some real contentment, to live life at its best,
You can buy these dry tobacco leaves, to breathe into your chest.
And then look up at the billboard, while all the promises come true, for you.
You'll feel alive with pleasure, playful as a child.
You've come to where the freedom is. You're cool and mild.
You'll laugh with every lungful as the change comes over you.

So, look up at the billboard. See her smiling, sexy and tan.
But the only one who's laughing is the advertising man.

Those portraits of pleasure, of those who like to smoke,
They're laughing in the photograph, but we don't get the joke.
Now why would they be smiling while they're looking down our way?
I guess they're making easy money climbing up the rungs,
From selling us a parasite that's feeding on our lungs.
They must be laughing in astonishment that we believe the things they say.

So, look up at the billboard. See her smiling, sexy and tan.
But the only one who's laughing is the advertising man.

Now crack'll kill you quickly. That's why it's got to go.
They'll get more of your money if they kill you nice and slow.
And the only one who's laughing is the advertising man.

[Recorded by David Wilcox on "Home Again," 1991.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: vectis
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:40 PM

Thanks for the lyrics Jim.< >They're good but not the ones I'm looking for.< >Hope someone out there knows the original song.< >Is there anybody there with the lyrics I crave??/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: vectis
Date: 16 May 01 - 05:45 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: GUEST,Andy Howes
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 09:55 AM

The song you require was sung and recorded by Lauri Say in the sixties. There are a number of Corkheads who still remember this one and who meet at the Portland pub in Gurnard on the first Sunday of each month for a session (lunchtime) . Give them a try and Good Luck - from an ex-pat Islander.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: vectis
Date: 28 Jul 01 - 10:10 AM

Thanks Andy. I didn't realise that Lauri had actually written it. I thought he'd got it from someone on the mainland.

Are you the Andy that used to drive buses?

I used to be a clippy on Southern Vectis, hence the acronym. Now I am also an ex-pat. I'll drop the mob a line in Gurnard and see if I get anywhere.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 02:04 AM

Vectis--

Did you ever get the lyrics to this one? Inquiring minds on the "unanswered requests Permathread" want to know!

If you did, could you please post them? Thanks!!

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 01:48 PM

Trevor Carter's song is call "the PR Man from Hell" and Pete Coe sang it at Alcester FF. It was better than I remember it.
and so true to the genre.
It is also about fat cats and water companies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 05:53 PM

Refresh--lyrics available, anyone?

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: Guessed
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 04:23 PM

Trevor Carter?
To contact for bookings or CDs/cassettes, telephone 01782 398657 or Email carter@edgemusic.fsnet.co.uk
http://www.edgemusic.fsnet.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Sep 12 - 06:55 PM

Lauri Say is the spelling of the man's name. Perhaps that will help someone locate the lyrics to 'The Advertising Man'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man
From: GUEST,Elom
Date: 16 Oct 14 - 03:16 AM

Am also seeking the advertising man lyrics - remember singing them at an Isle of Wight Rover Moot
Can anyone help please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man (Lauri Say)
From: GUEST,Martin Tennant
Date: 01 Oct 17 - 02:30 PM

Hi I've just come across this as I was looking for The Floating Bridge Song Lyrics.

Here are the lyrics I can remember from my teens, when I played with Trislanders (Robin Holbrook, Jeff Taylor and Paul Elliott) back in the early '70s.

If anyone remembers any more, I would be glad to get hold of them.

I still sing The Isle of Wight for Me and The Hovercraft song!

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man (Lauri Say)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Oct 17 - 03:13 PM

Martin Tennant says "Here are the lyrics" but I don't see any lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Advertising Man (Lauri Say)
From: vectis
Date: 20 Oct 17 - 06:12 AM

Sadly the lyrics have been omitted Martin Tennant.


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