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Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:15 pm
by David
No, not the Big O, or the Big W. Big H.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJCqECUmx44&fbclid=IwAR29KRqMg5BVgSp8csSvZ3hK_hx-Alx3rrE9tGnIXvtnISgQVfPJbDd5CJw

Re: Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:15 pm
by barrett
I always think I should like Roy Harper more than I actually do. In fairness, I don't think I've really given him a fair crack of the whip though. I'll have to listen to some more of his I think.

Re: Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:36 pm
by David
Ah well, if we're talking in fairness, I would have to admit that I don't know an awful lot of his other songs either. But, if any of them are better then this, I'll be very surprised. And mightily impressed.

Re: Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:14 am
by ray miller
I can't get this link to work, neither could I post a workable link in the Publications section. Has technology advanced beyond my grasp yet again or is this a common problem? So, I don't know what Roy Harper song you've posted, David, but my favourite is When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease.
Back in the early 70s my then girlfriend and I went to see Roy Harper at Birmingham Town Hall. He came out with this interminable tale about catching a life-threatening illness from a sheep. I'm afraid I found it more funny than tragic and my girlfriend never spoke to me again.

Re: Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:22 am
by Macavity


Alternatively highlight and right click David's link to get open link option.

Re: Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:40 am
by ray miller
Alternatively highlight and right click David's link to get open link option.Tried that, mac. Don't work. Tells me there's no results. Used to be able to just click on the link and voila. What's happened?

The song David posted is the Cricketer song then, is it?

Re: Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:41 pm
by David
ray miller wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:40 am
The song David posted is the Cricketer song then, is it?
It is. I loves it, I do.

But how did you do that, Mac? There used to be a working YouTube app (or whatever) here, but it don't work no more.

Re: Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:37 pm
by Macavity
A nudge from Geoff to change "https" to "http" and use the youtube option (this only works for youtube postings)

Re: Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:57 pm
by David
Like this? Brilliant!


Re: Roy's greatest song ...

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:49 am
by twoleftfeet
Great song,David!

I'm not that well acquainted with Mr Harper,tbh - so I can just simply say it's the best one of his that I've heard.

When Shane Warne and Glen McGrath retired I expect you could almost hear the sighs of relief from opposing batsmen.
It will be the same for Jimmy Anderson when he calls it a day..
What's the equivalent of " finally leaves the crease" for a bowler,I wonder? "-puts his cap back on for the last time"?