mudcat.org: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!

Related threads:
Lyr Req: 7 Days / Seven Days (Show of Hands) (10)
Chord Req: Be Lucky (Show of Hands) (4)
Lyr Req: Cousin Jack (Show of Hands) (11)
Listen to Show of Hands 'Crooked Man' (12)
Show of Hands - Great War Centenary (1)
Lyr Req: Scratch (from Show of Hands) (7)
Tips for artists - Show of Hands (8)
For Show of Hands (8)
Favourite Show of Hands track? (27)
Show of Hands (1)
Show of Hands - Roots - what a track! (341)
Show of Hands at Cecil Sharp House (2)
Show of Hands @ Moonbeams Festival 2012 (8)
Chord Req: Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed (10)
Help: Galway Farmer (Show of Hands) (13)
Chords Req: Suntrap (Show of Hands) (4)
Lyr/Chords Req: Longdog (Show of Hands) (5)
Chord Req: Hard Shoulder (Show of Hands) (1)
Lyr Req: Country Life (from Show of Hands) (7)
Arrogance Ignorance and Silence (37)
Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance (341) (closed)
Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed (Show of Hands CD) (36)
Show of Hands thread off this board. (5)
Lyr Add: Roots (Show of Hands) (158) (closed)
Show of Hands (Recipes) (321)
Show of Hands Warwick arts centre UK (3)
Show of Hands, Canada tour dates (38)
Show of Hands@Abbotsbury (6)
Show of Hands - Abbotsbury (6)
Show of Hands in Gainsborough (37)
Show of Hands, Country Life Tour (3)
show of hands on television (17)
UK TV Show of Hands 21 AUGUST (21)
Show of Hands news (7)
Plug for Show of Hands. The UKs Best Folk Duo (7)


Cats 11 Dec 06 - 02:04 PM
MMario 11 Dec 06 - 02:07 PM
Cats 11 Dec 06 - 02:12 PM
Scrump 11 Dec 06 - 02:24 PM
The Villan 11 Dec 06 - 02:26 PM
The Shambles 11 Dec 06 - 02:35 PM
Scrump 11 Dec 06 - 03:42 PM
The Shambles 11 Dec 06 - 04:28 PM
The Shambles 11 Dec 06 - 04:28 PM
Ruth Archer 11 Dec 06 - 04:59 PM
Hawker 11 Dec 06 - 05:36 PM
Pete_Standing 11 Dec 06 - 06:15 PM
GUEST,Scoville 11 Dec 06 - 10:42 PM
Georgiansilver 12 Dec 06 - 02:54 AM
The Villan 12 Dec 06 - 04:28 AM
Scrump 12 Dec 06 - 04:37 AM
GUEST 12 Dec 06 - 07:00 AM
The Villan 12 Dec 06 - 09:06 AM
breezy 12 Dec 06 - 11:04 AM
Hawker 12 Dec 06 - 12:42 PM
Cllr 12 Dec 06 - 01:19 PM
Dartford Warbler 12 Dec 06 - 01:29 PM
Cllr 12 Dec 06 - 01:47 PM
Dartford Warbler 12 Dec 06 - 02:49 PM
Cats 12 Dec 06 - 03:07 PM
The Shambles 12 Dec 06 - 04:08 PM
Liz the Squeak 12 Dec 06 - 05:22 PM
Charley Noble 12 Dec 06 - 05:31 PM
Metchosin 12 Dec 06 - 05:35 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:








Subject: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Cats
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 02:04 PM

Show of Hands have just been awarded the title, 'Greatest Devonians Ever', beating Sir Francis Drake into second place, in a regional poll. Phil Beer voted for Babbage.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: MMario
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 02:07 PM

I always thought that consensus said insects were the greatest Devonians Ever.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Cats
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 02:12 PM

So, which classification do Phil and Steve come into?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Scrump
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 02:24 PM

That's not fair, there are two of them so they were bound to beat Sir Francis Drake.

:-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 02:26 PM

My brother has been involved many years in building houses in Devon, so I would rate him as the greatest Devonian ever.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: The Shambles
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 02:35 PM

De·vo·ni·an (d-vn-n)
adj.
Of or belonging to the geologic time, system of rocks, or sedimentary deposits of the fourth period of the Paleozoic Era, characterized by the development of lobe-finned fishes, the appearance of amphibians and insects, and the first forests. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Devonian Period or its system of deposits.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Scrump
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 03:42 PM

They sound pretty traditional then :-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: The Shambles
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 04:28 PM

Sedimentary my dear Watson.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: The Shambles
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 04:28 PM

Do they make fossil records?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 04:59 PM

I'd like to nominate myself for Greatest Pre-Cambrian Ever. Anyone willing to vote for me?

(It's okay if you don't - John Leonard is totting up the ballots, and I fully expect to receive nominations in the categories of Greatest Pleisticene Ever, Greatest Paleolithic Ever, and Greatest Mesozoic Ever.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Hawker
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 05:36 PM

My taller (and more bearded) half won the Devon dialect competition at Crediton Folk Festival once - and he's Cornish!
I would have thought that Charles Babbage would have been up there as a great Devonian, seeing as how the world cannot now seem to do anything without a computer....................
It seems there was an engraved trophy for this competition, I would have loved to see them present that to Sir Francis Drake............
But Maybe I am just an old cynic!!!!!
Cheers, Lucy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 06:15 PM

When I saw 'show of hands - greatest Devonian's ever', I thought, "Aha, this type of democracy died in the early Thatcher years!" What a silly boy, but I bet the Smoothies would have been round the crowd whipping for the right decision.

So it is the trio nominated as the best duo for the BBC F&A awards. I like the sound of the new costumes that they will have to wear - cheers Shambles.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: GUEST,Scoville
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 10:42 PM

Devonian??

I mean, I know I'm one of the younger 'catters but I didn't think y'all were THAT old.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 02:54 AM

Drake...the Armada.....stopped Spanish invasion....after calmly finishing his bowls game.... Babbage/Rae/Davis/Smythe....James Thorne...founded Shebbear College....Show of hands...great singers/performers but hardly the greatest Devonians ever.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 04:28 AM

Maybe the heading should have been

Show of Hands - Greatest Folk Music Devonians Ever


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Scrump
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 04:37 AM

To be fair, SOH don't really think they are the 'Greatest Ever Devonians' either. They were nominated and voted as such by their army of fans, and Steve was the first to admit it's a load of b...aloney. Phil said he voted for Babbage. It's just a bit of harmless fun, and of course a bit more publicity for them.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 07:00 AM

I thought Baring-Gould might have been a candidate for that, Villan. I was later put right by our most knowlegable Devonian (who's name might lead one to think of Cornwall) contributer. Apparently he collected songs so that they could be locked away in dark corners of museums so they may never be seen or heard again by mere mortals.

He along with others were almost succesful in this evil plot but they were finaly thwareted entirely by the efforts of Show Of Hands who against all odds restored English traditional folk music to the general public.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 09:06 AM

Onward Christian Soldiers


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: breezy
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 11:04 AM

Ben Campbell gets my vote !!

Seth Lakeman, he s moved in

and then theres that wee girl who lifts steel bars from iveybridge

No Show of hands sing better than her

But Ben Campbell's got great songs and stage presence


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Hawker
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 12:42 PM

I still want to know why they had an engraved trophy for an award which could technically have gone to somebody who is dead! Or did someone know it would go to the living?
Where was this vote cast and by whom? I live on the Devon and Cornwall border and never heard of it!
I have nothing against Show of Hands, but I can think of more worthy winners for such an accolade, which I am sure they were delighted to have bestowed upon them! Devon has an awful lot to sing about, and they are doing that at least!
Cheers, Lucy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Cllr
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 01:19 PM

scrump stop being sensible
your spoiling the fun for everyone else 8-)
Cllr


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 01:29 PM

Devon has an awful lot to sing about

What has Devon ever done for us?
Apart from double cream and Uncle Tom Cobblers and all!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Cllr
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 01:47 PM

sidmouth folk festival


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 02:49 PM

Oh yes, forgot that is held in Devon!
In that case, I will go and pay tribute to ONE of the 'Greatest Devonians ever' at Dartford Folk Club tonight :-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Cats
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 03:07 PM

And it's not double cream, but clotted cream, although living in Cornwall we do have the superior variety1!! [duck] Phil Beer voted for Babbage and Steve reckoned that they only beat Drake into second place cos he hadn't been on tour recently.....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: The Shambles
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 04:08 PM

Drake should have got it really.

I loved Splish-Splash and Please Mr Custer.

And of course My Boomerang Won't Come Back.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 05:22 PM

It's just a bit of harmless fun, and of course a bit more publicity for them.

Pretty good seeing as how their studio is in Dorset....

LTS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 05:31 PM

Here's my vote for Bendigo, who played a staring part in that venerable traditional ballad "Dead Dog Scrumpy:"

So if you're down in Devon and you goes into a bar
Just call for Dead Dog Scrumpy, it's the best there is by far;
Refuse all imitations, you'll sleep just like a log,
You can always recognize it by the hair of the dog!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Show of Hands - Greatest Devonians Ever!
From: Metchosin
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 05:35 PM

"Devon has a lot to sing about"

Well yes, yes she does. And a very good job she does of it too. She's my pick for greatest Devonian (missing the point again completely). But then, I'm her Mum and Mums are like that.............some of them. LOL


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 6 July 6:34 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.