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Thread #46582   Message #693658
Posted By: Nemesis
19-Apr-02 - 09:08 AM
Thread Name: Songs you're fed up with playing/hearing
Subject: RE: BS: Songs you're fed up with playing/hearing
Did anyone see recently on UK TV a short comic clip in the programme, um, um, forgotten the ruddy title...

Anyway, 'Ralph MacTell' is in a smokey club playing 'SoL'. Rapturous applause from tank-topped middle-aged real ale drinkers, slightly face-whiskery in a late '60s up-dated-for-the-'90s sort of way

RM: "Thank you, and now I'd like to sing a new song ....." (Howls of dismay) "No-ooooo-", sound of beer glasses crashing to the ground..mutterings of disbelief. RM (brightly): "I'd like to sing a song entitled ..." Crowd in unison: "Streets of London!" RM quietly emphatic : "No, a song entitled ..." Crowd shouts: "Nooooo-oo-o! Streets of London!" RM (doggedly): "Actually, this is a song ... Crowd yells: "Streets of London!' RM (sighes): "LOOK! I'm going to sing a different song!" starts playing intro chords - Crowd grows menacing: "Streets of London!" RM (resignedly)sings "Have you seen the old man ..... " Crowd visibly relaxes and smiles.

(Well, it was hilarious visually...)