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Lyr Req: Follow Me Home / Follow Me 'Ome

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GUEST,cockney john 01 Feb 06 - 11:57 AM
Gervase 01 Feb 06 - 12:04 PM
nutty 01 Feb 06 - 12:04 PM
Midchuck 01 Feb 06 - 12:06 PM
Barry Finn 01 Feb 06 - 04:31 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 01 Feb 06 - 04:50 PM
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Subject: lyrreq.follow me follow me home
From: GUEST,cockney john
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 11:57 AM

heard at a festival last year.something like.. big drum calling follow me follow me home.tried a couple of searches with no luck.any ideas?


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOLLOW ME 'OME (Rudyard Kipling)
From: Gervase
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 12:04 PM

It's from Kipling:


FOLLOW ME 'OME

There was no one like 'im, 'Orse or Foot,
Nor any o' the Guns I knew;
An' because it was so, why, o' course 'e went an' died,
Which is just what the best men do.

        So it's knock out your pipes an' follow me!
        An' it's finish up your swipes an' follow me!
        Oh, 'ark to the big drum callin',
        Follow me - follow me 'ome!

'Is mare she neighs the 'ole day long,
She paws the 'ole night through,
An' she won't take 'er feed 'cause o' waitin' for 'is step,
Which is just what a beast would do.

'Is girl she goes with a bombardier
Before 'er month is through;
An' the banns are up in church, for she's got the beggar hooked,
Which is just what a girl would do.

We fought 'bout a dog - last week it were -
No more than a round or two;
But I strook 'im cruel 'ard, an' I wish I 'adn't now,
Which is just what a man can't do.

'E was all that I 'ad in the way of a friend,
An' I've 'ad to find one new;
But I'd give my pay an' stripe for to get the beggar back,
Which it's just too late to do.

        So it's knock out your pipes an' follow me!
        An' it's finish off your swipes an' follow me!
        Oh, 'ark to the fifes a-crawlin'!
        Follow me - follow me 'ome!

                Take 'im away! 'E's gone where the best men go.
                Take 'im away! An' the gun-wheels turnin' slow.
                Take 'im away! There's more from the place 'e come.
                Take 'im away, with the limber an' the drum.

         For it's "Three rounds blank" an' follow me,
         An' it's "Thirteen rank" an' follow me;
        Oh, passin' the love o' women,
        Follow me—follow me 'ome!

The version as sung has a tune written by Peter Bellamy.


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Subject: RE: lyrreq.follow me follow me home
From: nutty
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 12:04 PM

It's the Peter Bellamy arrangement of Kiplings wonderful poem


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Subject: RE: lyrreq.follow me follow me home
From: Midchuck
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 12:06 PM

Link.

P.


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Subject: RE: lyrreq.follow me follow me home
From: Barry Finn
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 04:31 PM

Give a listen to this on "Naulaka Redux"'songs by Rudyard Kipling' a CD put out by John Roberts & Tony Barrand. Aside form the above song they've also recorded on the same CD:

*Ford o' Kabul River
**Tommy
Sir Richard's Song
The Land
*Philadelphia
Cells
*Mandalay
An Astrologer's Song
The Ballad of Minepit Shaw
Song of the Men's Side
*The Lady She's a Liner
**Frankie's Trade
**We Have Fed Our Sea
A Carol
**Danny Deever

* means I REALLY LIKE thed the song (they all are great songs)
** means that I already sing these or liked them so much I'm gonna steal their version in due time & start singing them.

If Kipling were truly a God & he wasn't then, but is now, then Peter Belamy would have been his muse, if he were born back then, but he wasn't, but he is now.
Barry


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Subject: RE: lyrreq.follow me follow me home
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 04:50 PM

See also the thread: Follow me 'ome , which includes the tune as well as the words.

Mick


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