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Lyr Req: Are You Looking at Me? (Ricky Tomlinson)

GUEST,koetong kid 24 May 02 - 08:53 PM
GUEST,koetong kid 24 May 02 - 08:57 PM
Jim Dixon 28 May 02 - 12:09 AM
Jim Dixon 04 Nov 09 - 03:44 PM
GUEST,999 26 Dec 09 - 05:21 AM
GUEST,999--BINGO 26 Dec 09 - 05:26 AM
GUEST,999 26 Dec 09 - 05:35 AM
GUEST,Charlie 27 Dec 09 - 02:59 AM
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Subject: are you looking at me
From: GUEST,koetong kid
Date: 24 May 02 - 08:53 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: are you looking at me
From: GUEST,koetong kid
Date: 24 May 02 - 08:57 PM

can anyone help with this English music hall song recently covered by Ricky Tomlinson. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: are you looking at me
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 May 02 - 12:09 AM

The phrase "are you looking at me" gets 8,560 hits on Google. We need a way to narrow the search. Can you quote any more lines from the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Looking at Me? (Ricky Tomlinson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 03:44 PM

Ricky Tomlinson recorded ARE YOU LOOKIN' AT ME on his album "Music My Arse" (2001). I couldn't find lyrics, but there is a video at YouTube.

(There are also videos called ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME by Colin Hay and by The Ferrets but those are different songs.)

Those lyrics would be difficult for me to transcribe. The tempo is fast, the diction and sound quality are not that good, plus there's the accent. All I know for sure is that the phrase "Are you looking at me?" is repeated many times.

Also, I couldn't find any evidence that this is a music-hall song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Looking at Me? (Ricky Tomlinson)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 05:21 AM

'"ARE you looking at me or chewing a brick?"

What a beautiful Liverpool term of endearment from an age gone by - and it's the title of the new song from the man who seems to be absolutely everywhere at the moment - Ricky Tomlinson.'


Found on the www.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YOU LOOKIN' AT ME? (Ricky Tomlinson)
From: GUEST,999--BINGO
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 05:26 AM

'Title : ARE YOU LOOKIN' AT ME?

Artist : RICKY TOMLINSON

Comp : McGuinness/Dowling/McManamon/Kyle/Myers

Copyright : Bucks Music

Reference Number : 1673

*******************************************************************

*** Lyrics shown in (closed brackets) indicate Grp Vox ***

What'cha think you're staring at?
Curiosity killed the cat
I'll take you outside and give you a slap
Are you looking at me?

Who'd you think you're talking to?
You're looking at me, am I looking at you?
We wanna see what you can do
Are you looking at me?

Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you talking to me or chewing a brick?

Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you talking to me or chewing a brick?

I'll give you a Dublin upper cut
That will feckin' shut you up
I'll take you outside and give you the nut
Are you looking at me?

Who are you calling a lunatic?
Get outta that, you're taking the mick
Shut your face and zip your lip
Are you looking at me?

Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you talking to me or chewing a brick?

Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you talking to me or chewing a brick?

I'll teach you a lesson you won't forget
When I finished you'll wish we'd never met
Shut your mouth, I can smell your breath
Are you looking at me?

What'cha think you're staring at?
Curiosity killed the cat
I'll take you outside and give you a slap
Are you looking at me?

Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you talking to me or chewing a brick?

Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Are you talking to me or chewing a brick?

Talking to me or chewing a brick?
Talking to me or chewing a brick?
Talking to me or chewing a brick?

Copyright (C)2001 '



from (a Google of)

Title : ARE YOU LOOKIN' AT ME? Artist : RICKY TOMLINSON Comp ...


Actually it was found due to a Google of

"chewing a brick?", tomlinson


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Subject: LYRIC ADD
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 05:35 AM

Sorry to cause so much work for you, Joe, but when I put LYRIC ADD into the subject line and try to post the lyrics, the post never takes. I'd like to note that without the leg work of Jim Dixon, I'd have been down blind alleys for hours. And Jim finding no indication it was a music hall song is apt and incisive. The copyright is 2001 according to that link. There is a site out there with a midi file of the melody, btw.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Looking at Me? (Ricky Tomlinson)
From: GUEST,Charlie
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 02:59 AM

I think this song was written by one of The Popes - Shane MacGowan's post pogues band. My mate met a barber who claimed to be writer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Looking at Me? (Ricky Tomlinson)
From: Darowyn
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 05:04 AM

The phrase "Are you talking to me or chewing a brick?" was documented as part of Liverpool folklore in Fritz Speigel's "Lern Yerself Scouse" published around 1965.
If you want to give it that authentic Scouse feel, 'talking' rhymes with Christopher Walken's surname, and the 'ck' of 'brick' should be like the 'ch' at the end of the Welsh word for small, 'bach'
Cheers
Dave


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