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Subject: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 03:39 PM

We all know his @Gnome song@ but I fell about listening to his ' The Village Production of Hamlet' many, many moons ago.
Can anyone contribute to this thread on what became of Miles and are any of his songs available?
Thanking you all for your anticipated responses.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 04:11 PM

Hippies and Beatniks is in the DT, but that is all I know. Google wasn't any help, either.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Arbuthnot
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 04:28 PM

Fred Wedlock (aka The Oldest Swinger in Town) has recorded quite a lot of Miles Wooton's songs. Might be worth searching on that.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Jock Morris
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 04:33 PM

I believe "Fishfinger hunting" is one of Miles' songs. I learnt it off Derek Gifford's Mainly Maratime tape.

Scott


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Anglo
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 05:59 PM

I heard 'The Village Production of Hamlet' at camp last summer and I hadn't heard it before. Has anyone recorded it? Does he record his own songs, or disseminate them via Fred Wedlock and the like?


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: alanabit
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 08:13 AM

I know that he wrote a series of songs with Alan Taylor, one of which was the hilarious "Senile Delinquent". Let's keep this thread alive until it jogs someone's memory and points us in the right direction. I'd be interested to hear some more about Miles Wootton too.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 08:55 AM

PUBLIC BAR is in the DT. I think it was one that Fred Wedlock did.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 10:08 AM

I saw Miles Wootton in 1979 or 1980 performing at the Hoddesdon Folk Club, near London. I do not recall seeing him billed since, but I am in Northern England, and some performers still tend to be found in certain regions.
Sorry I cannot be of more help.
As Arbuthnot states, Fred Wedlock recorded a goodly number of Miles' songs. I don't have any record sleeves available to check which ones are credited though.
Quack!


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 03:52 PM

Wedlock does the disseminating,some times we wish he would dsmt hiself as he never credits the real talents i.e.who wrote the material he has murdered, Wooton is the original,thank you all esp Arbutnot, Jock Anglo,Geoff,alanabit for your responses, lets find Miles, get to Spud if you see Alan Taylor ask him , they were very close.
anglo, who sang it when you 'erd it.?FW?
this is a unique English talent.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Anglo
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 01:40 AM

Breezy, it was a rapper, sword and morris dancer named Stuart Higson who was over teaching rapper at a dance camp in Massachusetts. He was unfortunate enough to have me as a musician for one of his classes. Great teacher though. He sang it one evening as part of a general evening sing around.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 11:44 AM

Thanks, as long as it wasna FW. Where can I contact Stuart please? I'll remember to keep me fingers out of the way!.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 05:16 AM

i have a v. old lp of Miles Wooton somewhere called The Great Fishfinger Tragedy.this is probably the song referred to above as fishfinger hunting. don't suppose it's still available now though


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 12:29 PM

Hello Guest Pete, can you tell me what else is on the L.P.and any chance you can sell it me or do a copy onto cassette?cheers,breezy.Pm me


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: vectis
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 03:55 PM

Miles is alive and living in the Brighton area.
He was rather unwell a year or so ago but I reckon he'll be back performing and writing ere long.
The barbeque song is my favourite.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 07:31 PM

At last news, let him know about this thread if you can. thanks


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 04:48 AM

Hello Breezy.I'll dig for the LP when I put the Christmas decorations away.I'd be glad to copy it for you,don't know what condition it's in though.You'll have to tell me how to pm,replying to a thread is about all I can manage.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 05:30 AM

As you've contributed so often you can easily sign up, I did and thats how we get to send PMs.to each other, thats how we raised $215 to send to The Max. Come back here to stay in touch.All non-members are prefixed 'Guest', so that gives you an idea of who is and who is not.
The Silver Cup F.C. re-opens this FRi18th Jan 02 in Harpenden


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 12:27 PM

Hi Breezy me old mate.

As you've already heard Miles is still living in Brighton - he used to be a regular at the old Springfield club. I seem to remember there was quite a row over the fact that Wedlock as usual assumed credit by default for "The Great Fishfinger Disaster" and "Early one Evening just as the Pubs were opening". Mind you he also did the same with Stan Crowther's "Vicar and the Frog" and I think "The oldest swinger in town". The only song that I'm sure is FW's own is that awful Robin Hood song with the lines: Robin was a man and he owned many bows, And he kept them all nice and clean. He died in his prime at the age of eighty-nine, Of a nasty case of eyeball gangrene. - YUK!!

Anyway - Linda and I will try to get up to Harpenden again sometime soon - there's a threat!


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Ringer
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 12:55 PM

Are you sure that the Robin Hood song you quoted is FW? I first heard it 40 years ago in a folk club in Nottingham, and believed then that it was written by the performer, one Dave Turner (if memory serves).


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: alanabit
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 03:39 PM

You are right Bald Eagle. In fact, I think Wedlock credited it correctly on his album "Frolics", which I owned back in the seventies. Isn't "The Oldest Swinger in Town" an Ed Pickford song? Fred Wedlock also did the brilliant Keith Christmas (wonder what his real name was) song called "Robin Head". I can't recall many of FW's own creations, although the update of the "Wraggle Taggle Gypsies" as "The Hippies and The Hairies" was a hoot. He may have written that one himself, although if he did not, we can be sure that some other Mudcatter will soon put me right! In Fred's defence, I will say that I thought he was a mesmeric performer on the two occasions when I saw him play live. Many brilliant writers don't have that gift for putting it over. I still live in hope of seeing Miles Wootton play live one day.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 08:27 PM

A friend was talking to Miles only this morning - I'll let him know about this thread..


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,John Collyer
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 08:01 AM

Hi all

Miles is a very close friend of mine. We go all the way back to The Stanford Arms Club in Brighton in 1968 when Miles was a resident singer with Allan (spud) Taylor. I was a mere floor singer. Miles and I became very close friends soon after and have remained so for 30 odd years. I had a cup of tea with him on Sunday, and strangely enough were talking about how many copies of the Great Fishfinger Disaster album he has left, so if anyone is interested there are copies still available

He has had some deep problems in the last couple of years which resulted in severe alcoholism which he has managed to come through. He isn't writing at the moment.

I run a very successful club in Southwick (near Brighton) called The Harbour Sessions and asked Miles to do a couple of songs last week, but he cried off at the last moment with stage fright.

So there it is. Miles is alive and well and I'll pass on all your best wishes and any other specific questions or comments.

Anyone can reach me privately at john@thecollyers.fsnet.co.uk or you can check out our club at www.uksoundcraft.com and follow the thread to the Harbour Sessions.

toodle pip John Collyer


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 04:25 PM

Many thanks to all of you guys and galls gugugugugug for keeping this thread up until we managed a positive sighting.
John, please pass on our best wishes to Miles and I'm up for an Album,please PM me.
I run the Silver Cup Folk club in Harpenden, Herts on a Fri, but will be relocating in March to St. Albans to the Comfort inn and we'll then be playing in the Ryder Cup , literally!
Tell Miles there is a gig waiting.
And i only ever heared 'Hamlet'once ,performed by Miles at the Battle Folk Club.Thats why I want , must hear it again and share it with my friends
I too have been presented with a gnome who's called Norman and busks most Sats all year round in St. A . and the last 30 years on Padstow harbour
All because of Miles I've looked after Norman.His fishing rod's not up anymore though.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Lanfranc
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 07:02 PM

Thread creep warning!

Keith Christmas is/was his real name. He was at school with me. Haven't heard of or from him for years, but I have one of his albums!

Good to hear that Miles is still with us. It would be good to hear him again, the last time I saw him was at Hoddesdon, too - probably the same gig mentioned above. I always condemned Wedlock for not attributing his material, but it was water off a duck's back!

Alan


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,John Collyer
Date: 16 Jan 02 - 03:04 AM

Hi all

Was on the phone to Miles last night, he is absolutely thrilled by the news of this interest in him. I'll give him the details of this web site and with a bit of luck we'll get him on here. Maybe also we can get the old lad to get back into performing.

Miles doesnt drive, and so often I would be his chaufeur to gigs. The funny thing was that although I knew his act/songs virtually word perfect I never tired of them. Dry and dour tho his delivery was, it was always very funny.

This contact came as a result of Hille who organises a club in Worthing. Well done gal. She's a dear friend who I love to bits, so we should all thank her for her for this contact I guess.

TTFN John


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 16 Jan 02 - 02:22 PM

Aw, John! I bet you say that to all the girly-club-organisers :)

Getting Miles down to Harbour Sessions would be a start wouldn't it plus! as his chauffeur you'd probably know the way!

Hille x


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Micca
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 01:12 PM

Oh Frabjous day, callooo callay, I found my Miles Wooton cassette,it has the following track list(as far as I know, they are all originals written by Miles)

Take me please to tellyland
Skinheads
Hippies and the Beatniks oh
Plastiflora man
Lovely Stewerdess
Juggernaught
Sunday Supplement world
The Gnome
Multigrab and Unibrew
Little old Lady dog
If it moves , Ban it
Broiler Blues
Fred the computer
Take me back to Eastbourne


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: alanabit
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 01:21 PM

NOw what are the odds that the "Hippies and the Hairies Oh", which I heard Fred Wedlock do, will turn out to have remarkable similarities to that Miles Wootton song mentioned above, "Hippies and the Beatniks oh"....


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 02:55 PM

Well done Micca, FW a plagerist?What's new.
Is this the album Miles still has a few of because I'm looking for Hamlet.
I thought the Fishfinger was in the D.T. I'm sure I came across it not long ago somewhere but I cant recall, Help please.
My mate who returned to The States today sang Early one a.m. to me last night and surprised himself that he new it ,he'll be back for Padstow mayday.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 03:12 PM

Hi y'all

MIles still has a stack of LPs in his attic - I'll find out what they are - sorry meant to do it today but was working and forgot..

Hille


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 03:15 PM

Apologies accepted.
''Norman''


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,Jon G. Bartlett
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 03:23 AM

My very best to Miles and I've emailed for a copy of his album. As an old Springfield floorsinger (66-68), but now a west coast Canadian, I'd love to hear more news about the coast clubs. Is there a website or...? I could locate? (And I'm not a "guest" either - don't know why it still tabs me as one)


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,Lanfranc at the orifice
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 05:52 AM

I'd be on for one of those MW albums - I've even got a daughter in Brighton who could collect it. Please advise price etc.

Alan


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,John Collyer
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 08:43 AM

Hi all

If anyone wants a copy of Miles album 'The Great Fishfinger Disaster' let me know. I'll ring his Woottonship now and ask how much they are and let you all know. God knows how you go about packaging up LP's securely but I'm sure we'll find a way.

If any of you want to speak to Miles, give him a ring, he would love to hear from you...especially if you owe him money!

Miles home phone No is: 01273 504878

His address is 102 Carden Avenue, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex.

Someone asked about clubs in the Brighton area, well the best way to find out is to drop a line or e-mail to : Jim Marshall and ask for a copy of The Sussex Folk Diary. Its free. His details are Jim Marshall Tel/fax 01273 559750 e-mail james@marshall@bigfoot.com

or try Vic Smith at tinvic@globalnet.co.uk or visit his website www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic which, I believe has a listing of whats on in the area.

The club I co-run is The Harbour Sessions which is primarily contemporary folk n blues. Visit us on www.uksoundcraft.com. We had Wiz Jones last week, with upcoming guests including Diz Disley, Steve Tilston, Mary Flower, John Pearson and Tim Broadbent.

For info on clubs and events in the Worthing to Littlehampton area, Hille is the girl to give you the low down.

John Collyer


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 09:16 AM

Hope you don't the get the postman who was delivering some LPs to a house with a small letterbox. On the packaging was clearly written

GRAMOPHONE RECORDS - DO NOT BEND

.

Underneath, the postman wrote "Oh yes they do" and stuffed them through the letterbox.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 11:30 AM

Hi!

Jon G - In addition to those sources that JOhn has sent you I'd be happy to put you on our club (What the Dickens!) Newsletter mailing list - I try and get as much down as folks can be a**ed to let me know about what's goin' on roundabout this neck of Sussex. PM me with your mailing address if you like?

Regards Hille


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,Jon G. Bartlett
Date: 19 Jan 02 - 04:59 AM

Thanks, Hille - what does "PM me" mean and how can I send you my snailmail address?


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 19 Jan 02 - 05:15 AM

Hi Jon,

Haven't a clue what PM means actually :) (Personal/Private Mail?) Anyway, it's a way of emailing a member privately. So... log on for Membership and once you are signed up then go to 'Personal Pages', scroll down to Messages and 'Send a Message'. Type in the member's name you want to email etc...

Cheers, Hille x


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 09:24 AM

Just spoke to Miles,
He was sounding on form
He was off to see his girlfriend
Good to see he's got his priorities right
To all of you who have kept this up , especially John and Hille, a sincere thank you, but I wont be totally satisfied until we've gone a few more miles! no pun intended.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 02:08 PM

Yup,

Wine, women, and SONG!!! HIlle :)


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 06:45 PM

Hi y'all

A point of interest for any one in UK who wants to post 12" albums anywhere is to get the proper envelope/packaging. These can be obtained from: Covers 33 PO Box 59 Halifax West Yorkshire HX1 1JR

Costs are 25 = £10, 50 = £18

A friend who is a record dealer uses these to post World-wide and has never had a problem.

I shall pass on the few I have to John/Miles so that they can post out to the folks who have requested 'TGFFD'

Cheers, Hille


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,John Collyer
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 04:49 AM

Hi all

Just got the LP packages from Hille n will see his Woottonship tonight n give them to him, so anyone wanting a copy of his LP's can contact him direct (only by phone or snailmail) or you can e-mail me n I'll pass on details. I think its only the Great Fishfinger Disaster that he's got, but I'll see if we can copy his others onto a master CD and get a small number copied. Keep you posted.

Toodle pip

John


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Micca
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 04:59 AM

John, If a CD is possible I am up for that, PM me??? I am definately interested in a copy, I sang "Multigrab and Unibrew" on Paltalk the other night and intend to do so on occasion, and sing "the Gnome" regularly!!


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Lanfranc
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 07:41 AM

Just spoke to Miles on the 'phone. He sounds in good spirits, and has agreed to sell me a couple of albums (one for me, one for John Breeze) for GBP8.00 each. I am despatching my daughter, who is working in Brighton at the moment, to collect them.

He reckons that, after his fairly long retirement, it would take him a few months to rehearse his act, but did not rule out the prospect of doing a few selected gigs.

Can't wait !!

Alan


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,breezy
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 07:57 AM

Isn't it good when a plan comes together.
I'll offer him a shared gig if he wants a small one.
How about support for Derek B.???
I'm being mischievous, although I have Brimstone booked.
When is lanfranc doing an M.C. night at the Silver Cup Harpenden, Herts On a Friday night, or from March at the Comfort Hotel St. Albans.?


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,Hille (Drat! Where'd that cookie go?)
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 05:42 PM

Hi Micca,

Not casting aspersions on my neighbouring club-organisers abilities or anything here - but (sotto voce) probably best to email John C direct (rather than PM) for CD (Sorry, John :)!

Hille xx


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,John Collyer
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 04:28 AM

Hi all

Had a small snifter with his Woottonship last night, delivered the LP packaging kindly supplied/loaned by Hille (d'ya want them back????). He says the price is £10 inc post n packing. £8 for the albums and £2 P&P tho he doesnt actually know how much that will cost.

I think it may be a bit more for Jon Bartlett in Canada. Let us know if you want one and we'll have to check with the Post Office on cost.

Rgds

John


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 06:19 PM

Yes, Jon does want one John - Jon don't worry, between Worthing Southwick and Patcham we'll sort it out and we'll email you if the postage is more than GBP2

(Honestly, MEN- takes a woman to sort these things out :)


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,breezy
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 08:26 AM

Gives them something else to do, or is it "subliminal delegation"? But some are just born organisers, its the mothering instinct, thats why they make the best secretaries. So long as the dont become the boss!
waiting in anticipation.And can I still get to hear "The Village Production of Hamlet" some where some how? Have microphone ,will travel.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,John Collyer
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 12:49 PM

Breezy

The best thing for you to do re The Village Production of Hamlet is to give Miles a ring. He is so modest that he probably wont have a copy himself, but may know of someone local who does n we can rip off a tape for you.

John


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,John Collyer
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 06:44 PM

Hi Breezy Re The Village Production of Hamlet

Its on The Great Fishfinger Disaster album. Wanna copy?? Contact Hille, she's looking after all Miles' album orders

Rgds John Collyer


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: breezy
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 07:36 PM

With any luck if the plan falls into place lanfranc has got me a copy coming via his daughter Meg who lives close by.
Whats micca got then listed on his submission


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Micca
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 07:59 PM

If what I listed is not available by a route that puts some dosh Miles' way, I am happy to share, I think the album was called "Sunday supplement world"


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 May 03 - 03:33 AM

i looked up fishfinger in the dt. seems to be a verse missing. i recall it being performed years ago with the bit about the japanese being referred to as 'slant-eyed heathens'.

i know its not pc- perhaps thats why that verse isn't included.

anyone got the missing words?


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 20 May 03 - 05:49 AM

I'll check with Miles for you Mr H
Cheers
Hille


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 03 - 06:05 AM

with little karate blos with their hands


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,The Fantum
Date: 20 May 03 - 07:58 AM

Mr Happy,
Straight out of my head

Those slant eyed heathens came at we
They were a dreadful crew
A brandishing transistors
And giving it the old kung fu
We sang to them a shanty
And that really made them slow
Then their skipper felled our mizzem mast
With one karate blow

Hille,
How many different albums are there
and whats on them.
Really must get hold of them
Copies or originals whatevers easiest

Fantum


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,Fantum
Date: 20 May 03 - 08:05 AM

Fred Wedlock recorded The village production of hamlet.
Miles may have done so and we will find out soon I am sure

My only comment on the song is it has a high note in it and I find it dificult to sing.

Fantum


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 20 May 03 - 08:32 AM

Hi Fantum,

I know Miles has quite a few vinyl copies available of the Great Fishfinger disaster .. 10 quid inc p&p in UK .. where are you if not in UK?

I'm not sure about others .. I'll ring him later .. it's lunch time - he'll be at the pub at the moment!!


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Bugsy
Date: 20 May 03 - 10:57 PM

Any chance of anyone posting the lyrics of "The village production of hamlet"?

CHeers



Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 03 - 07:34 AM

Hille,

I'm in the UK
I would like to be in the pub
Thanks

Bugsy,

I will post them as soon as I can recheck the words
I can do them out of my head but the Folk Process will have been at work and there are almost certainly slight variations to the original.

Fantum


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Abuwood
Date: 22 May 03 - 03:54 AM

Great to hear about the revitalising properties of the Mudcat - I'd like an album Hille - can you do a CD?


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,Bugsy at work
Date: 22 May 03 - 04:17 AM

Thanks Guest, I'll Be much obliged.


Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Schantieman
Date: 22 May 03 - 07:20 AM

Just come across this thread.

I'm a bit of a closet Miles Wootton fan (there, that's bettter - I've said it now) and have been known to sing both The Great Fish Finger Disaster and Inn Camra (the one about the traveller in the pub). I might be persuaded to post the words, for a small libation, if anyone wants them.....

Steve


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Schantieman
Date: 22 May 03 - 07:26 AM

Or not.

A moment's belated research reveals that:
(a) They're both in the DT
(b) The one I thought was called 'Inn Camra' is actually called 'Public Bar' (as, strangely enough, is mentioned above). Still, I think Inn Camra is a better title!
(c) Whoever posted 'The Great Fish Finger Disaster' can't spell Miles's surname - admittedly a little tricky!
and (d) I ought to do some research before I dash off a post.

Ho Hum.

S


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Nemesis
Date: 22 May 03 - 08:30 AM

have started some preliminary enquiry about getting TGFFD and another of Miles onto a CD (he also has stacks and stacks of unreleased songs) .. will chase this up .. truthfully it would be be much desirable and convenient if he can get the vinyl material transferred to CD .. easier for posting and playing!!

Will speak to his "Agent" infrequent Mudcattter "Chouxfleur" .. who has the equipment (allegedly :) !
BRB


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Bugsy
Date: 26 May 03 - 12:07 AM

refresh for Guest

Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,The Fantum
Date: 28 May 03 - 07:52 AM

Bugsy

Fear not I have not forgotten. The spirit is willing but the m/c is is not doing its thing. I will not cast you adrift to the outer darkness without the words. Promise

The Fantum


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Bugsy
Date: 28 May 03 - 11:42 PM

Thanks Fantum, I await in anticipation.


Cheers


bugsy


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE VILLAGE PRODUCTION OF HAMLET
From: GUEST,Fhe Fantum
Date: 29 May 03 - 07:56 AM

This version was taken from a Fred Wedlock recording and is directly out of my head. So mistakes are all mine and I claim them.


Title THE VILLAGE PRODUCTION OF HAMLET
Author Miles Wootton?

The village hall is packed tonight. The lights are turned down low.
Behold the local thespians put on their greatest show;
But in the green room panic reigns, suspense that's hard to bear.
The bell has rung, the shows begun, and Hamlet is not there,
In the village production of Hamlet.

In the fast lane of the bypass on a push bike without lights,
Hamlet's pedalling madly and it’s ruining his tights.
He fancies young Ophelia and he wonders whether he
Might score at last tonight. Is it to be or not to be
In the village production of Hamlet?

The curtain jerks apart to start the story.
It’s bitter cold. the cast are sick at heart.
The ghost appears all horrible and hoary.
It’s the village squire. he really looks the part,
But to calm his nerves the squire’s been on the gin all afternoon,
And now he’s feeling stage struck and he'd like to have a croon,
So he comes in with a chorus of a song from Brigadoon,
In the village production of Hamlet.

Ophelia's offended and distracted.
She thinks that Hamlet doesn't care at all.
It’s the first time in her life she's ever acted.
She's very nearly climbing up the wall.
She thinks he'll never make it when through the door he trips.
The audience collapses when at last they get to grips
As he staggers on in doublet, hose, codpiece and cycle clips
In the village production of Hamlet.

The interval has come around and Hamlet's full of hope,
Heads for Ophelia's dressing room to have a crafty grope.
He throws away his cycle clips as through the door he bursts,
But all that solid womanhood Laertes made it first,
In the village production of Hamlet.

Hamlet staggers from the room, his visage pale and wan.
His heart is full of vengeance but the show must still go on.
He struts and frets his little hour across the tragic stage
Whilst Laertes and Ophelia are otherwise engaged
In the village production of Hamlet.

The final act is played out at the double.
The action gets completely out of hand.
Hamlet clobbers Laertes with a shovel
In a scene the Bard of Avon never planned.
Hamlet’s plastic helmet has sustained a nasty dent.
He leaps upon Laertes with murderous intent,
But Laertes puts the boot in and his rapier gets bent
In the village production of Hamlet.

The prompter’s setting fire to his copy.
He's shouting “all for one and one for all.”
Hamlet's grappling with the village bobby.
It’s rapier versus truncheon in the stalls.
Ophelia's had hysterics and lies screaming on the ground.
The producer’s in the car park letting Hamlet's tyres down,
And a Monty Python Talent Scout is racing for the phone
In the village production of Hamlet.

End


It’s got some high notes in and I struggle to get there and for that reason I don't use all that often what is a well crafted song. I will have to go back to it and try either improving my technique or cheating by modifying the tune. Good luck with it and may it give you as much pleasure as it’s given me.

The Fantum


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Bugsy
Date: 30 May 03 - 01:01 AM

Thanks mate! I'll set about learning the lyrics right away. Can you give me an idea of the tune?? Is it a well known traditional melody or one of Miles' own?


Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: GUEST,the fantum
Date: 30 May 03 - 03:13 AM

Bugsy

That is more difficult
I have just been thro this with joe Offer and another tune and it was so big it crashed my email system and after that the performance to get back up and running was pain
On the basis that its easier to send you a copy by snail mail. How on this system do I find where to send it?


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton ?sp
From: Bugsy
Date: 30 May 03 - 05:12 AM

I've PM'd you my Address.

look forward to hearing from you soon.
Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton
From: GUEST,Rasmus
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 07:19 AM

Could someone help me with a copy of the fishfinger song?

please mail me at rhr AT rhr DOT dk

Brgds,
Rasmus


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 09:12 AM

A CD of Miles songs IS available - Contact him at the address / phone Number given up this thread !


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 10:49 AM

Or buy a copy from CAMSCO.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 12:19 PM

Either way , its a damn good C D !!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FISHFINGER SONG (Miles Wootton)
From: Bugsy
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 08:51 PM

THE FISHFINGER SONG
(Miles Wootton)

Come all ye jolly sail-i-ers, who sail across the sea;
And listen to this story I'm about to tell to thee.
Concerning them bold Fish-iar lads who sail the seas so wet;
A-hunting for fish fingers, with a harpoon and a net.

'Twas in the year of '64, or was it '63?
We set sail from Basingstoke, bound for Amer-i-key.
The storms they was a-ra-ji-ing, and the waves a dreadful sight;
It took us forty days, me boys, to reach the Isle of Wight.

Our Captain's name was Gladys. He wore a dress of red;
Which might have been the reason he was not marr-i-ed.
He was a gay old sea-bitch and it was his fav-our-ite joy,
To take a turn around the deck with the handsome cabin boy.

And then off Iceland's icy shores, a mighty shoal we spied;
Of Froz-i-en Fish Fin-gi-ers, a-waiting to be fried.
With our harpoons at the ready my boys, upon that shoal we burst;
A-las, we was too late me lads, the Japanese had got there first.

Them Nippon lads came at we, they was a terrible crew;
A-brandishing tran-sis-ti-ers, and a-giving it the old Kung-Fu.
We sang them a sea shan-ti-ee, but they did not want to know;
And they slashed away our mizzen mast with one karate blow.

We got back to old Eng-gi-land in a twelve month and a day;
It would have been much quicker, but we went the pretty way.
Take warning all ye sail-i-or lads what sails the sea in ships
Don't ever go fish fing-i-ering, just stick to cod and chips



Cheers
Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton
From: mileswootton
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 04:14 PM

You can buy my CD "The least Worst of Miles Wootton" from me for £10 including p&p (Europe). I am at 102 Carden Avenue, Brighton BN1 8NE, Tel: 01273 504878. Email
mileswootton@tbtinternet.com. Watch out for "The Worst of Miles Wootton" or whatever I choose to call it. When I get round to it!

Thanks to the many who have shown interest in my silly ditties.

Cheers from Miles.


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton
From: mileswootton
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 03:06 PM

All information from Miles Wootton; mileswootton@btinternet.co. CD "The least Worst of Miles Wootton" available- # including P&P


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 07:44 AM

Many many thanks for the info on the Fishfinger Song. Now all I have to do is learn it. Dave Webb.(Hog Eye Men.)


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton
From: GUEST,Fish Finger Club
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 07:41 AM

Miles,

Tonight your song will be celebrated ones more as the FishFinger Club comes together for the yearly (past 15 years) christmas dinner always including frozen fishfingers and offcourse the singing of the Fish Finger song!

Still we a one copy short of the original! Too bad! Will order it for next year!

Brgds,
Rasmus


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Subject: RE: Works of Miles Wootton
From: GUEST,miles wootton
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 02:29 PM

Copies still available. Best wishes from Miles


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