Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Ascending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver (Dave Goulder)

DigiTrad:
FARAWAY TOM
JANUARY MAN
REQUIEM


Related threads:
Lyr ADD: Eight Freight Blues (Dave Goulder) (7)
Lyr Add: Dave Goulder Train Songs (42)
Lyr Add: Ivor the Driver (Dave Goulder) (7)
Lyr Req: The Railway Song? (7)
Dave Goulder -A Gathering of Stones-new (18)
Lyr Req: Sandwood Down to Kyle (Dave Goulder) (13)
Dave Goulder (14)
Lyr Add: A Proper Little Gent (Dave Goulder) (2)
Review: Dave Goulder Songsmith/Master Craftsman (7)
Happy! - June 29 (Dave Goulder) (1)
Lyr Req: January Man (Dave Goulder) (35)
Lyr Req: The Day We Ran Away (Dave Goulder) (9)
Tune Req: Faraway Tom (10)
Help: Dave Goulder (9)
Lyr Add: Mallard (10)
Noteworthy Composer helpers...and more (3)


GUEST,herrhare@hotmail.com 22 Jun 02 - 07:37 PM
Jon Bartlett 22 Jun 02 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,herrhare@hotmail.com 22 Jun 02 - 06:32 PM
Wolfgang 23 Apr 02 - 03:32 AM
Jon Bartlett 22 Apr 02 - 02:25 AM
kendall 21 Apr 02 - 08:40 PM
kendall 21 Apr 02 - 08:35 PM
kendall 21 Apr 02 - 07:35 PM
Sorcha 21 Apr 02 - 11:08 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 21 Apr 02 - 11:01 AM
Sorcha 21 Apr 02 - 10:37 AM
Jon Bartlett 21 Apr 02 - 02:37 AM
raredance 06 Apr 02 - 09:44 PM
kendall 06 Apr 02 - 04:12 PM
Charley Noble 06 Apr 02 - 02:56 PM
kendall 06 Apr 02 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,Jon G. Bartlett 06 Apr 02 - 05:42 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: GUEST,herrhare@hotmail.com
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 07:37 PM

regarding the origin of dave goulder - described as a scotsman in this thread - I believe he is from nottinghamshire england - please correct me if you know otherwise

according to sleeve notes at fifteen he was working on the railway at kirkby in ashfield but when the album was issued it stated he was 'now' living in north-west scotland

the songs on his album are split between the midland railway and scottish railways


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for the info, cats: I posted this thread twice (the nice thing about Alzheimer's - you can hide your own easter eggs) and forgot. The words (which I was after) turned up on the other thread. I sing the song, minus the last verse or two, ending with "... out in one leap". Anent Dave Goulder: did he used to be a Sussex lad, and play a big 12-string? And did he make "The January Man"?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: GUEST,herrhare@hotmail.com
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 06:32 PM

I have the dave goulder version on record "requiem for steam" - Big Ben records BB 00.04 recorded june '71

dave goulder was a railway fireman (stoker) and there is a great selection of railway folksongs, many in lighthearted vein.

also included is "pinwherry dip", a song about a runaway train in an isolated area that runs downhill and up the other side of the valley where it reverses again, going backwards and forwards every ten minutes through pinwherry station where an inspector is trying to get a quiet night's sleep.

the sleeve notes have a superb entry in the credits - as well as "martin carthy, guitar, chorus" there is "maddy prior, spoons"!!!!

richard n


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: Wolfgang
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 03:32 AM

Same story, but told from the point of view of the chap who's already in the grave:

A Grave Situation

Even more funny for me (but tastes...)

Wolfgang


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 02:25 AM

Thanks to all for this!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: kendall
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 08:40 PM

Sorry about that header, it's been a very long day.

When Gordon and I did this, I sang.. Ivor was sure there was no one about..etc when a voice from the dark said, then Gordon took it with that deep bass voice, "You'll never get out" very effective, and funny.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: IVOR THE DRIVER (Dave Goulder)
From: kendall
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 08:35 PM

IVOR THE DRIVER
by Dave Goulder

One night at the church, I was stealing the coal
  Over the ground and under the ground
AND what did I see? well, I'll tell you it whole
  Over and under the ground.

A sleepy old miner was walking alone
  Over the ground, and under the ground
AND he nipped through the graveyard to find his way home
  Over and under the ground.

He was thinking of only the time he could save
  Over the ground and under the ground
When he tumbled into an unoccupied grave
  Over and under the ground.

He picked himself up and he scrambled about
  Over the ground and under the ground
But try as he might he just couldn't get out
  Over and under the ground.

Not being the kind who would whimper and weep
  Over the ground and under the ground
He laid down in a corner and went off to sleep
  Over and under the ground.

The miner was sleeping not caring at all
  Over the ground and under the ground
When Ivor the driver nipped over the wall
  Over and under the ground.

The night it was dark and Ivor was full
  Over the ground and under the ground
When he tripped and he fell in that very same hole
  Over and under the ground. He ranted and raved and he cursed and he swore
  Over the ground and under the ground
And he wakened the miner asleep on the floor
  Over and under the ground.

Now, Ivor was sure there was no one about
  Over the ground and under the ground
When a voice from the dark says "YOU'LL NEVER GET OUT"
  Over and under the ground.

The grave it was dark and exceedingly deep
  Over the ground and under the ground
But Ivor the driver was out in one leap
  Over and under the ground.

The sleepy old miner he scratched and he spat
  Over the ground and under the ground
and he says to himself, "Now, how'd he do that?"
  Over and under the ground.

The miner remembers his night with the dead
  Over the ground and under the ground
But, Ivor the driver is strapped in his bed
  Over and under the ground.

(Last verse by Gordon Bok)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: kendall
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 07:35 PM

Sure, I'll post them. It wasn't clear to me that there was an actual request for the lyrics. My ex used to acuse me of being literal; she would ask,"I wonder what time it is"? and when I didn't answer, she got pissed. To me, it wasn't a question. Ivor to follow...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 11:08 AM

Thanks, George. I couldn't find it. Maybe I just wasn't awake enough.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 11:01 AM

Ivor the Driver


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 10:37 AM

Kendall said in another thread that he sings this and I thought he had posted the lyrics there, but he didn't. Perhaps he will? Oh Captain!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Ivor the Driver
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 02:37 AM

Does this ring a bell? He gets drunk, falls down an open grave, whence a voice (a prior drunk) says "You'll never get out". Birmingham, UK c. 1970?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: raredance
Date: 06 Apr 02 - 09:44 PM

Following on Kendall's comment, Bok, Muir & Trickett sang the song in St Paul in October 1979 in a Prairie Home Concert that was later rebroadcast on Minnesota PUblic Radio

rich r


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: kendall
Date: 06 Apr 02 - 04:12 PM

Gordon Bok and I did this in a concert with Dave Goulder in the front row. Yup, we screwed it up.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Apr 02 - 02:56 PM

This is one of my favorites for Halloween special events. Nor does a greatjob with it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ivor the Driver
From: kendall
Date: 06 Apr 02 - 08:00 AM

Yes. I sing this one. Written by Scotsman Dave Goulder based on an old joke. Are you asking for the words?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Ivor the Driver
From: GUEST,Jon G. Bartlett
Date: 06 Apr 02 - 05:42 AM

Does this title ring any bells? he fell down an open grave at night, where he met a drunk.

Click for thread with lyrics


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 26 September 3:06 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.