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BS: In praise of the A361

Skipjack K8 30 Oct 01 - 06:07 AM
Dave the Gnome 30 Oct 01 - 06:47 AM
GUEST 30 Oct 01 - 06:54 AM
Linda Kelly 30 Oct 01 - 07:17 AM
Skipjack K8 30 Oct 01 - 07:39 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 30 Oct 01 - 08:23 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 30 Oct 01 - 08:26 AM
Dave the Gnome 30 Oct 01 - 11:47 AM
Trevor 30 Oct 01 - 12:12 PM
Eric the Viking 30 Oct 01 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,Ed. 30 Oct 01 - 01:38 PM
Dave the Gnome 31 Oct 01 - 11:50 AM
GUEST 31 Oct 01 - 12:24 PM
Herga Kitty 31 Oct 01 - 06:47 PM
Skipjack K8 01 Nov 01 - 06:36 AM
Noreen 01 Nov 01 - 08:56 AM
Trevor 01 Nov 01 - 12:10 PM
Armen Tanzerian 01 Nov 01 - 12:54 PM
pattyClink 01 Nov 01 - 03:37 PM
The_one_and_only_Dai 02 Nov 01 - 04:48 AM
The_one_and_only_Dai 02 Nov 01 - 04:50 AM
Dead Horse 02 Nov 01 - 05:12 AM
Dead Horse 02 Nov 01 - 05:14 AM
Noreen 02 Nov 01 - 05:18 AM
GUEST,Ed. 02 Nov 01 - 05:35 AM
GUEST,Ed. 02 Nov 01 - 05:37 AM
Noreen 02 Nov 01 - 05:49 AM
Noreen 02 Nov 01 - 05:51 AM

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Subject: In praise of the A361
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 06:07 AM

184 miles of tarmac that hasn't yet been immortalised in song.

Skipjack


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 06:47 AM

Have some fu-un on the A361...

I don't think anyone has done that before;-)

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 06:54 AM

i don't quite understand

the M6 doesn't have many songs about it either...


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 07:17 AM

Oh that Clive Sullivan Way
Chokes my lungs all day....


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 07:39 AM

Sorry, dear Guest, I don't understand either, but maybe we need more road songs in Blighty. Dear old Clive, he got his own way. Skipjack


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 08:23 AM

Hmmmm.
"This is the story of the North Birmingham Relief Road,
Just outside o' Birmingham there'll be a toll gate
Where you'll pay two pounds fifty so the developers who are spending seventy four million pounds a mile can make 500 percent profit in fifty years..."

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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 08:26 AM

...cut meself off in me prime!
Needs a little work, no threat to Lonnie yet!
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 11:47 AM

Did you know they have named a street in Las Vegas after Frank Sinatra. I think they decided on Frank Sinatra Boulevard. Why on earth did they not just call it 'My Way'?

;-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Trevor
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 12:12 PM

"I get my kicks on the Spaghetti junction section of the M6"

So it doesn't scan but you can't have it all.


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 01:29 PM

Now lads, the Hamsters (well known rock band) did the M606. Microsoft addrsss is "1 microsoft way"
On the A631
A nightmare has just begun
There are wagons and cars
And cones for a mile
And skeletons of those who've been there a while.

By the road there's a sign
From some ministry swine
Who'se sorry for the delay
but that's no good to me
I'm late for me tea
And I've been here half a day.

It's a start Skip.....


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: GUEST,Ed.
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 01:38 PM

Billy Bragg wrote a song about the A13:

A13 Trunk Road To The Sea
(Billy Bragg)

If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
Take the A road, the okay road that's the best
Go motorin' on the A13

If you're looking for a thrill that's new
Take in Fords, Dartford Tunnel and the river too
Go motorin' on the A13

It starts down in Wapping
There ain't no stopping
By-pass Barking and straight through Dagenham
Down to Grays Thurrock
And rather near Basildon
Pitsea, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Leigh-On-Sea,
Chalkwell, Prittlewell
Southend's the end

If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
Take the A road, the okay road that's the best
Go motorin' on the A13


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 31 Oct 01 - 11:50 AM

Suck em all (sic) you brisk young drivers
lend an ear to my song
I'll sing you the praises
Of the A361

Getting better?

Nah.

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Oct 01 - 12:24 PM

Kula Shaker did one about the 303.


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 31 Oct 01 - 06:47 PM

The North Devon Link is a wonder, I think


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 06:36 AM

Not when the polis hide on the tops of the hills, Kit!

I done bin booked in about every county now. I've managed to clip me own wings, though, as I blew up the engine on Alfa recently. I did a whole 10,000 miles without oil (company car, no oil required) and burnt up the engine. Got a previously enjoyed recon one swung in, and got the jallopy back this Monday. Already put 730 miles on the new engine, but at running in speed!

Skipjack


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Noreen
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 08:56 AM

Running in speed for an Alfa engine is less than 100mph then, Skippy? :0) Poor you...

Mind you, I picked up my *new* (previously enjoyed) car last Thursday and it had 450 miles more on the clock by Sunday- drove coast to coast Formby-Whitby and back home. Think it'll be ok- but it's not my poor written-off White Rover (*sniff*).

(singing:
I drove my White Rover for nearly a year... )

Noreen


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Trevor
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 12:10 PM

Do you know, nobody's ever written a song about the 'Birmingham middle ring road,that bit by the mosque, you know near the Halfords island' either.


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Armen Tanzerian
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 12:54 PM

Ah, the A361. Best damn plane ever built.


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: pattyClink
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 03:37 PM

Dave, you gnome, I am still laughing. Thanks for the chuckle, I needed it!


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 04:48 AM

I thought this thread was such a good idea for a song challenge, that I thought I'd throw this list of places the A361 passes through into the ring. So, can we have a ballad form lyric, please, with a brief couplet of praise for the vurtues and history of each? tee hee

  Daventry  Badby  Charwelton  Byfield  Chipping Warden  Wardington  Grimsbury  Banbury  Bloxham  South Newington  (Mason's Arms!)  Chipping Norton  Shipton under Wychwood  Burford  Broughton Poggs  Little Faringdon  Lechlade  Inglesham  Upper Inglesham  Highworth  Stratton Saint Margaret  Swindon  Wroughton  Uffcott  Winterbourne Monkton  Avebury  Beckhampton  Bishops Cannings  Devizes  Semington  Trowbridge  Southwick  Beckington  Frome  Nunney  Doulting  Shepton Mallet  Cannard's Grave  Pilton  West Pennard  Glastonbury  Ashcott  Greinton  Greylake  Othery  Athelney  West Lyng  Monkton Heathfield  Taunton  (brief pause for M5)  Sampford Peverell  Tiverton  Ash Mill  Bish Mill  Yarnacott  Swimbridge Newland  Barnstaple  Heanton Punchardon  Braunton  Knowle  Mullacott Cross  Ilfracombe  
 


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 04:50 AM

That went well, didn't it? Pardon me.

Daventry
Badby
Charwelton
Byfield
Chipping Warden
Wardington
Grimsbury
Banbury
Bloxham
South Newington
(Mason's Arms!)
Chipping Norton
Shipton under Wychwood
Burford
Broughton Poggs
Little Faringdon
Lechlade
Inglesham
Upper Inglesham
Highworth
Stratton Saint Margaret
Swindon
Wroughton
Uffcott
Winterbourne Monkton
Avebury
Beckhampton
Bishops Cannings
Devizes
Semington
Trowbridge
Southwick
Beckington
Frome
Nunney
Doulting
Shepton Mallet
Cannard's Grave
Pilton
West Pennard
Glastonbury
Ashcott
Greinton
Greylake
Othery
Athelney
West Lyng
Monkton Heathfield
Taunton
(brief pause for M5)
Sampford Peverell
Tiverton
Ash Mill
Bish Mill
Yarnacott
Swimbridge Newland
Barnstaple
Heanton Punchardon
Braunton
Knowle
Mullacott Cross
Ilfracombe

phew!


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Dead Horse
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 05:12 AM

From the Midlands to Devon, I heard them say From Devon to the Midlands is going the wrong way You're never far from a Happy Eater, That's where I get my fix. Of rubberised bacon, on route one-three-six


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Dead Horse
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 05:14 AM

Above was for dyslexics wot gets lost;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 05:18 AM

Dai (or anyone else), is there any truth in the information put about in the DT entry of Too Close to the Wind , that Daventry is pronounced Dane-tree ?

I've never heard that anywhere else (though I've only ever driven through the place) and I've never heard it sung with that pronunciation either.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: GUEST,Ed.
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 05:35 AM

Noreen,

Aparently so. See this page

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: GUEST,Ed.
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 05:37 AM

excuse my spelling *blush*


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 05:49 AM

Well thank you, Ed, for another useful piece of knowledge to trot out when conversations flag!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: BS: In praise of the A361
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 05:51 AM

(You are exkyoozd)


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