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Band Name Origins:

  • Named after the house ("Fairport") in the Muswell Hill section of London where they originally got together to practise. Submitted by: mike weber
  • Guitarist Simon Nicol's family owned a house called 'Fairport' where the band would 'convene' for their early rehearsals. They therefore became the 'Fairport Convention' Submitted by: Unhalfbrcking

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
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

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's Your Flavor?," Craig David"Rocky Road," Fairport Convention

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Who Knows Where The Tim Goes?" originally "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?"
Alyssa Jayne
"Who Knows Where The Tie Goes?" originally "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?"
Around the neck?
Alyssa Jayne
"Matt Groves" originally "Matty Groves"
Karen Smith
"Slot" originally "Sloth"
Sutch

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Matty Grooves" originally "Matty Groves"
Second word now a verb?
Karen Smith
"Who Knows Where The Timex Goes?" originally "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?"
Duncan Moore
"Who Knows Where The Time Gores?" originally "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?"
Duncan Moore
"Who Knows Where The Timer Goes?" originally "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?"
Duncan Moore

Change a Letter:

"Who Knows Where The Tide Goes?" originally "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?"
Alyssa Jayne
"Who Knows Where The Tire Goes?" originally "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?"
Alyssa Jayne
"Matty Grover" originally "Matty Groves"
Karen Smith
"Matty Graves" originally "Matty Groves"
Karen Smith
"Patty Groves" originally "Matty Groves"
Karen Smith

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Matty Groves""Fatty Groves - or Food Glorious Food"Neil Thomas
"John Gaudie""The Doctor"Claire Chaplin

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Matty GrovesMarriage CounselingTodd W. Zimmerman

Misheard Lyrics:

"Wandering Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
So brass band, hold this moment in time.
Original Lyrics:
So grasp and hold this moment in time.
"Reynardine"
Misheard Lyrics:
For I'll be in my church
In choir with Reynardine.
Original Lyrics:
For I'll be in my castle
Inquire for Reynardine.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Tam Lin"
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
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Rocky Road"
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
 

Band Name Anagrams:

I Pair No Fort Convent Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern
In Airport Of Convent Submitted by: Michelle (hell in mice)
Inventor Captor Info Submitted by: Candy Welty
Afternoon Victor Nip Submitted by: Candy Welty
Tarpon Invoice Front Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Holts" originally "Sloth"
Submitted by: Donna Gelpigi
"In Malt" originally "Tam Lin"
Submitted by: Denzel Washington Square Root Beer Nuts And Bolts

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Matty Groves" Length: 8:09
Their version of an old English folk ballad features some fine playing from guitarist Richard Thompson and fiddler Dave Swarbrick in the song's second half.
Submitted by: Todd W. Zimmerman

Song Title Acrostics:

COT: "Cup Of Tea!"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
BED: "Bring 'Em Down"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
WIT: "What Is True"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
AH: "After Halloween"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
SAD: "Sickness And Diseases"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Acrostics available.

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