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Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the Door (Les Barker

29 Jan 09 - 02:41 PM (#2552185)
Subject: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Ann N

Does anyone know the word's for the monologue 'Jehovah's Witness at the gate'? I heard it years ago at a folk club and haven't come across it since. The only other part I can remember is that God lives at one of the houses up the street and is hiding under the kitchen table :)
Thanks AnnN


29 Jan 09 - 03:28 PM (#2552216)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Acorn4

It's a Les Barker poem , and is on the first album of the "Guidecats" series, performed by Allan Beswick.

I'm not sure which of Les's books it's in but I'm sure someone will know this.


29 Jan 09 - 03:40 PM (#2552227)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Ann N

Thankyou, I can start hunting down the words now. Mudcatters know everything :)


30 Jan 09 - 07:05 AM (#2552749)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Musket

The title is Jehovas witness at the door.

The term gate comes in a few verses in. Although my favourite bit is the step...

"Jehovas witness on the step, Jesus wants you for a rep"

I first heard it on a train with my iPod. Laughed out loud and got a few glances...


30 Jan 09 - 07:15 AM (#2552761)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Acorn4

My favourite line is:-

"God pretends that he's not in."


30 Jan 09 - 07:44 AM (#2552776)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: GUEST,NicP

Wonderful monologue. Can also be set to hymn tunes.


30 Jan 09 - 07:48 AM (#2552779)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: DG&D Dave

I hate to be a pedant, Acorn4. But I think the line is:
"The Omnipresent isn't in."
which I think is subltly funnier.

Sorry again.
Dave.
"Living right and living clean, learn to play the tambourine..."


30 Jan 09 - 08:00 AM (#2552789)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: DG&D Dave

Oh! and:
The book is "A Quite Short Goat and a Pink Dalmation"
and it's recorded on DOG 007 as well as Guide Cats for the Blind.

All available from: Mrs. Ackroyd

Dave.
"And sing Oh! the hard cheese of old England..."


31 Jan 09 - 08:16 AM (#2553586)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Ann N

I've got the CD as a download from amazon :) Chortled my way through it, thanks everyone :)


01 Feb 09 - 03:10 AM (#2554214)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Reinhard

I hate to be a pedant, Dave ;-) but you and Acorn4 have quoted different lines. Verse 5 ends with
"Knocking, ringing, such a din;
God's pretending He's not in."
and verse 6 starts with
"Jehovah's Witness hears a shout;
The Omnipresent says He's out;"


01 Feb 09 - 04:09 AM (#2554233)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Les in Chorlton

That Les B is a genius.

A JW called the other day. He smiled but quickly went away. Do I look dead grumpy or are they loosing their nerve?

Cheer

L in C


01 Feb 09 - 04:09 AM (#2554234)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jehovah's Witness at the gate
From: Musket

I take it most of us have seen the thread about poet laureate?

First time I have added to a No. 10 petition. Mind you, when we put him up for the night, (nearly 30 years ago, mind..) it was a bugger to get the dog hairs out...