Paul Gunningham, MoM
Re: Pete Atkin - First encounter
« Reply #21: 28.11.06 at 12:25 »
on 27.11.06 at 20:43, Ian Chippett wrote:
|Paw G. wrote: |
<<So when it was my turn, I had to think of something to do. I was a bit overawed by the setting, and sang a capella the first song that came into my head, that I knew the words to (sadly not a PA song).>>
Uh, "Drink Up Thee Zider?" "Twice Daily?" "The Champion Dung Spreader?" "The Chew Magna Cha-Cha?" I think we should be told.
Well, I did think of singing Thee's Got'n Where Thee Cassn't Back'n Hassn't, but I reckoned the Geordies would never have understood the lyrics
It was indeed a song from and about the south-west, but from Devon rather than Somerset: Country Life, written by Steve Knightley (of Show of Hands in case anyone doesn't know him). I'd been singing it at folk clubs and the like, so the lyrics were fresh in my mind at the time.