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Comments & Submitter Name
|"Richard Thompson"||"Thompson was shy and quiet within the band, but was a certifiable genius on guitar and as a songwriter, with a breadth of knowledge of styles that gave the band a rich texture that made them unique among folk acts (i.e. they were interesting). The band eventually broke up, and for a while Thompson recorded with his wife Linda, including the classic album, "Shoot Out The Lights". After their split, Thompson became a frontman on his own since the mid-1990s recording a series of folk/rock records of brilliant songwriting, performing and humour."||- P Smith|
Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
|"What's Your Flavor?," Craig David||"Rocky Road," Fairport Convention|
Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
|"Matty Groves"||"Fatty Groves - or Food Glorious Food"||Neil Thomas|
|"John Gaudie"||"The Doctor"||Claire Chaplin|
|Matty Groves||Marriage Counseling||Todd W. Zimmerman|
So brass band, hold this moment in time.
So grasp and hold this moment in time.
For I'll be in my church
In choir with Reynardine.
For I'll be in my castle
Inquire for Reynardine.
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
They will turn me in your arms into a newt or a snake
Oh, hold me tightly in your arms
I am your baby's father
Why They're Misrhymed:
Okay, so the song's an adaption of an old English folk tune and wasn't actually written by the band, and Sandy Denny does her best with such ridiculous lyrics, but it doesn't rhyme and just sounds daft.
Submitted by: Fletch
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I've met with poor men who were kings and rich men who were slaves
And I've knelt beneath the spires
Why They're Inappropriate:
The song kicks along nicely with Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie singing the opening two verses. Dave Pegg, the Fairport basist, then takes over for the final verse and for some reason this non -sensical mixed up lyric appears with Pegg struggling to pronounce the final word 'spires' in rhythm with the rest of the song and it isn't just because he is an awful vocalist either!!
Submitted by: Paul Howe