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Tim W

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lyric request
« on: May 26, 2020, 03:52:46 PM »
I received this email...

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I remember listening to Man back in '73/'74.
There was a track, "I don't want to be a miner, I want to be a ballerina."
Might not be the exact lyrics, it was a long time ago and way too many trips ago.
Just love to hear that track again.
Thank you for your time.

Any ideas?

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Re: lyric request
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 06:07:33 PM »
Hi Tim, it's one of Spiv's monologues. Sometimes appeared as 'Left Handed Methodist Missionary', also 'Country Ramble' by Clint's band.

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Re: lyric request
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 10:18:09 PM »
Pretty sure this is on Live at the Rainbow.

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Re: lyric request
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 09:41:55 AM »
It was on "Happy Days" - the Help Yourself/Flying Aces/Spiv album that came free with "The Return of Ken Whaley" - I don't think it actually had a title, being more of a "filler" .  The 2 CD set on Amazon has the same track listing as my vinyl copy - but I can't play the vinyl at the moment

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Re: lyric request
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 01:35:24 AM »
I meant to check whether I was correct and didn't get round to it. Now RJ mentions the Happy Days version, yep I'm sure that's correct. I must listen to them both.

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Re: lyric request
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 10:28:51 PM »
How Green Was My Ballet  😎
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Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST........

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Re: lyric request
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 11:50:00 AM »
How Green Was My Ballet  😎
Well done - although I always preferred "Friendly little left-handed Methodist missionary" (if that was the title)