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Lyr Req: Baps and Paste (Michael Marra)

GUEST 03 Aug 03 - 05:50 AM
Joe Offer 04 Aug 03 - 04:59 AM
MC Fat 04 Aug 03 - 06:01 AM
Red and White Rabbit 04 Aug 03 - 10:15 AM
Scabby Douglas 04 Aug 03 - 11:27 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Aug 03 - 09:19 AM
Leo Condie 15 Aug 03 - 10:17 AM
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Subject: michael marra
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 03 - 05:50 AM

anyone know lyrics of Michael Marra's song? whose chorus is:
baps and paste and corndog
Peace on earth and earth on peece
Butcher's hough and tinkie's gauchles?
wha can tell the difference

or something like that!


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Aug 03 - 04:59 AM

This one has me curious. Frefresh...


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: MC Fat
Date: 04 Aug 03 - 06:01 AM

moi auusi. Being a Michael Marra fan i don't know that one.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 04 Aug 03 - 10:15 AM

I was convinced it would be you asking MCFAT


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 04 Aug 03 - 11:27 AM

mick@mink.freeserve.co.uk

Is Michael's email address - you could mail him and ask....



Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 09:19 AM

"Baps and Paste" appears on an album called "The Woollen Mill Story" by someone called "Saint Andrew." That's the only recording I could find.

The web site apparently has no lyrics, but it gives this description of the song: "3 Dundee women at the berries amuse themselves by insulting each other's housing schemes." (I have no idea what "at the berries" means.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: Leo Condie
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 10:17 AM

there's a very high chance that only Dundonians know what "at the berries" means. buncha weirdos.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 10:20 AM

"at the berries" - probably relates to soft-fruit-picking - raspberry picking - a common-place part-time employment for summertime.

Of course, it micht be some specific bit o Peh City jargon wi which eh'm unfamiliar.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'
From: sheila
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 10:29 PM

'at the berries' is definitely berry-picking.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: guitar
Date: 29 Mar 07 - 04:41 AM

I'm looking for that as well, so can anyone help me

Thanks
Tom


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Subject: Lyr Add: BAPS AND PASTE (Michael Marra)
From: Effsee
Date: 29 Mar 07 - 08:34 AM

Hi guitar, these lyrics are transcribed, as best I can, from a recording of a live performance.

BAPS & PASTE
Chorus.
Baps and paste and corndog....(bread rolls and corned beef)
Peace on earth and earth on piece...(piece = sandwich)
Butcher's hough and tinkie's gauchles...(gelatinous mixture of cow product, Tinsmith's phlegm)
Wha can tell the difference?

Oh wha could bear to bide in Beechwood?...(housing scheme)
Fowk keep donkeys in the bath!
Eh hae better things tae dae
Than hosin' doon a donkey's arse.
Whaur on earth wid ye keep the coal
If the creature occupied the bath?

Ch.

Eh dream aboot a hoose in Fintry...(housing scheme)
Up tae my ears in junkies pish
Corrugated iron curtains
Sittin' in the loaby guddlin' fish
But it seems, like a dream
up to ma knees in a submarine

Ch.

In Mid eh saw a big Alsatian...(Mid Craigie,another housing scheme)
Fag in it's mooth and a few tattoos
Barkin' at the Launderette
On it's feet were pointed shoes.
Pointed shoes on a big Alsatian?
Eh, and it hid Brylcreem on it's ears!
Eh thocht that wis the speech therapist
Preaching (?) tae the faithfull
Ch.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: Nick
Date: 29 Mar 07 - 08:35 AM

They might be able to help you here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'
From: JJ
Date: 29 Mar 07 - 08:53 AM

Being an American I'm not sure of this, but isn't "baps" a rude term for mammaries?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: Snuffy
Date: 29 Mar 07 - 08:58 AM

You're thinking of "paps"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: guitar
Date: 29 Mar 07 - 11:07 AM

baps here in Britain are like bread rolls an


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: michael marra's with 'baps and paste'?
From: guitar
Date: 29 Mar 07 - 11:10 AM

thanks again


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baps and Paste (Michael Marra)
From: GUEST,Dod
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 02:31 PM

I think it might be 'Whitfield' in the 2nd verse not 'Fintry'
(Maybe Mr Marra uses on or the other depending how he feels on the night?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baps and Paste (Michael Marra)
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 12:36 PM

last 2 lines of 2nd verse - [ I think ]

"What a scene - it's like a dream,
Skinned ma knees oan a submarine"

last line, 3rd verse -

"crehin' (crying) oot tae the faithful".

The 3 ladies in question were slagging off each other's housing schemes in Dundee while having their "piece" while picking raspberries in Blairgowrie, - nowadays, they'd come from Eastern Europe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baps and Paste (Michael Marra)
From: GUEST,Guest, HobbitString
Date: 13 May 12 - 08:19 AM

Just heard of Michael Marra today on NPR and am intriqued. They played Under the Morror Pool Moon? At least thats what it sounded like. Can't find any references to this song online or any lyrics for Mr.Marra...can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baps and Paste (Michael Marra)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 May 12 - 10:18 AM

Under the Ullapool Moon
Ullapool is a fishing town, and ferry port in Wester Ross, on the west coast of Scotland


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Subject: Lyr Add: UNDER THE ULLAPOOL MOON (Michael Marra)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 May 12 - 10:23 AM

UNDER THE ULLAPOOL MOON O/M

Under the Cumbernauld sky
Jimmy and Moira were wondering why
He loved her so much that he blackened her eye
Under the Cumbernauld sky.

Under the Ullapool moon
Jimmy and Moira were bathing their gloom
The palm trees were sulking
The gulls were in tears
She threw a tantrum and he disappeared
But a light shone to help her back up to her feet
Saying "Stalwart and brave Caledonian Hotel
Please to transport me from this place to hell"
Under the Ullapool moon.

Then down by the post office
Enter a sailor
Fresh from the queue for the coffee he smiles
And they laugh by the job club
And he throws down his coat
And palm trees are swaying
And gulls they are singing
And Moira is smiling with stars in her eyes
Under the Ullapool sky.

Under the Cumbernauld sky
Janice and Raymond are saying goodbye
He loved her so much that he blackened her eye
Under the Cumbernauld sky
And neither was cumbersome
Neither was auld
Angels were singing and orphans found parents
Who spread all their wages around and around
Under the Ullapool moon

Copyright Michael Marra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baps and Paste (Michael Marra)
From: GUEST,Tattle Bogle
Date: 13 May 12 - 07:35 PM

Mike Marra has a fantastic website where you can hear many of his songs. Just Google away!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baps and Paste (Michael Marra)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 15 - 03:10 PM

The berries: seasonal work picking strawberries and raspberries in Strathmore, near Dundee.

George Donald


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baps and Paste (Michael Marra)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 12 Nov 15 - 03:17 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlf21XAby8Q


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