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Lyr Req/ADD: Sloop John 'A' (Les Barker)

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Mr Happy 29 May 03 - 08:32 AM
Joan from Wigan 29 May 03 - 12:09 PM
Joe Offer 29 May 03 - 04:00 PM
Richard Bridge 29 May 03 - 07:05 PM
Barbara 29 May 03 - 09:21 PM
Richard Bridge 30 May 03 - 01:58 AM
Mr Happy 30 May 03 - 03:06 AM
Liz the Squeak 30 May 03 - 05:25 AM
Mr Happy 30 May 03 - 05:29 AM
Wilfried Schaum 30 May 03 - 06:39 AM
Charley Noble 30 May 03 - 08:13 AM
Dead Horse 30 May 03 - 08:43 AM
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Mr Happy 30 May 03 - 09:04 PM
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Liz the Squeak 31 May 03 - 03:34 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 May 03 - 08:32 AM

one of hilary spencer's hilarious renditions- anyone have the words, please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 29 May 03 - 12:09 PM

It's written by Les Barker, but more than that I don't know...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 May 03 - 04:00 PM

Well, I thought I might find something at http://www.lesbarker.com. Turns out to be the wrong Les Barker, but the Web page is a kick!
To get to the Web page of our Les Barker, click here.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 May 03 - 07:05 PM

Back soon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Barbara
Date: 29 May 03 - 09:21 PM

I've got the CD and can transcribe it if you don't find it, but look first, Okay?
Oh where can the John 'A' be?
Maybe the 'A's at sea...

Like that?
Blessings,
Barbara... though I suppose we should as 'our' Les if it's okay to post his songs, but I'm pretty sure we've done it before...


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Subject: DTADD: Sloop John 'A' (Les Barker)
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 May 03 - 01:58 AM

I have run this past Clive Lever who is organising a charity record project for BCAB (the British Computer Association for the Blind) of a set of Les Barker words performed by various stars and well known people (all of whom are donating their services).

The record will be out later this year

He says: -

"Hi Richard,

I do so wish I could join in the mudcat discussions. Are you sure you can't subscribe to the discussion list by sending an email to a given address e.g. 'mudcat-subscribe@whatever.com'? I'll definitely want to plug the Guide Cats for the Blind compilation CD there, or suggest to Richard Ellin (Osmosys Records) that he do so. You may wish to intimate that you know of an interesting Les Barker compilation due out in the summer. Among the tracks, Cyril Tawney has recorded his own 'Lassie Free and Easy'.

Meanwhile:

SLOOP JOHN A

We looked for the Sloop John A; We looked for it all day;
Round Nassau Town we did roam,
A man on the pier, Said it wasn't here;
We didn't find it, And then we went home.

Where can the John A be? Maybe the A's at sea;
We had a good look round, Then we went home.
Then we went home, We had to go home.
We didn't find it And then we went home.

The first mate was not there, Maybe he was elsewhere;
Maybe he was on board the Sloop John A;
Wherever he was, We didn't meet him because
We didn't find it, And then we went home.

Where can the John A be? Maybe the A's at sea;
We had a good look round, Then we went home,
Then we went home, We had to go home.
We didn't find it, And then we went home.

The day was a non-event, It seemed the A had went;
Then they told us that there's another called B.
B was OK; I had my heart set on A;
We didn't find it, And then we went home.

Where can the John A be? Maybe the A's at sea;
We had a good look round, Then we went home
Then we went home, We had to go home. I wanna go home.
We didn't find it, And then we went home.

Lyrics: Les Barker, published in 'Sitting With My Dog On Display'.
Recorded by David Knutsen on Tubular Dogs (catalogue no: Dog013)"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 May 03 - 03:06 AM

many, many thanks to all responders above!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 May 03 - 05:25 AM

The REAL Les Barker can be found here: www.mrsackroyd.com/

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 May 03 - 05:29 AM

at:

www.mrsackroyd.com/

i get:


The page cannot be found
The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

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Please try the following:

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

Open the www.mudcat.org home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
Click the Back button to try another link.
Click Search to look for information on the Internet.



HTTP 404 - File not found
Internet Explorer

is this The REAL Les Barker ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 30 May 03 - 06:39 AM

Same problem with this man. To be solved in 2 ways:

The hard way: Click the Sqeak's link, and you'll get;
http://www.mudcat.org/www.mrsackroyd.com/
Now delete www.mudcat.org/
When you have http://www.mrsackroyd.com/ in the location bar, press ENTER.

The easy way: click Joe's link click here (post of May 29)

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 May 03 - 08:13 AM

We looked for Les Barker's website;
We looked for it all day;
Round the Internet we did roam,
A man on the pier, said it wasn't here;
We didn't find it, And then we went home.

But thanks so very much for the song! ;~)

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Dead Horse
Date: 30 May 03 - 08:43 AM

Every month or so Les updates his web-site and publishes two of his poems, one comical, one serious.
Up at present is My Husbands Got No Porrige In Him.
I keep going back to his site for the gems displayed within, and also to see his collection of "trains".
http://www.compulink.co.uk/~ackroyd/welcome.htm
Cant do the "Make a link" as my pooters browser has gone all peculiar & wont do links. Most annoying. Will have to take the back off & kick it when it aint looking.
Either that or purchase memory upgrade, get a geek in, buy decent virus prog or whatever.
Now, where did I put my really BIG hammer?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Fran
Date: 30 May 03 - 02:38 PM

Les Barker


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 May 03 - 06:59 PM

Well I just did what I did for two other threads this morning and their links worked OK....

Mumble, mumble, no bloody appreciation, mumble grumble.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 May 03 - 09:04 PM

fran,

your link also gives:

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

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Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
If your Network Administrator has enabled it, Microsoft Windows can examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings.
If you would like Windows to try and discover them,
click Detect Network Settings
Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0.
Click the Back button to try another link.



Cannot find server or DNS Error
Internet Explorer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 May 03 - 09:06 PM

maybe its:

http://www.compulink.co.uk/~ackroyd/welcome.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 31 May 03 - 03:34 AM

Ah, I see what the problem is....

mrsackroyd.com is an Email address - in which case someone better tell the site manager for the Mrs Ackroyd Band site, because that's where I lifted it from, under the impression it was Les' page.

If you have Outlook Express Email (newer versions) it will create new mail for you. If you don't, it will give you the error 101 page.

Mr Happy's link takes you to what I was trying to direct you to.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: Susan of DT
Date: 31 May 03 - 11:16 AM

(from dick greenhaus)
For those that may be concerned, Les has graciously given us permission to include his compositions in DigiTrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: GUEST,sorefingers
Date: 31 May 03 - 12:43 PM

Wondering if the songs he ripped off, comic license I bet, like being in Les Barker's stuff...

Oh never mind


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sloop John 'A'
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 08:04 AM

Under Sail Again...


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