Beware of the Bull

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  1. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 7 years ago

    I've been revisiting Jake Thackray recently. This song seems to belong firmly in the Political forum. It's even more relevant today than when he wrote it, thirty odd years ago:

    There's an unfotunate splat in the recording. The two lines that are obliterated are:

    "And how we have to plead with him, how bashfully he climbs
    Up the steps to the microphone - two at a time."

  2. Quilligrapher profile image82
    Quilligrapherposted 7 years ago

    There’s “bull” in the politics forum? Now I find that hard to believe!

    1. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe just a leeettle bit, every now and again wink

  3. Amanda Severn profile image95
    Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago

    I just watched the Jake Thackray clip. Loved it. What a lovely man, and what a great piece of metaphor!

    1. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Amanda - I think that's one of his best recorded performances. Pity about the splatt in the middle, but I can't track down a better version.

  4. Ralph Deeds profile image67
    Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago

    Thanks. Pretty good. I'd never heard of Jake Thackray.

  5. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 7 years ago

    He didn't do so well outside UK, probably because his humour and accent were so firmly local. Deserves to be better known.

  6. EmpressFelicity profile image71
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    Wow, I'd never heard of him - you learn something every day. A Yorkshire(?) version of Tom Lehrer, maybe. Great stuff.

    1. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      He was around the same vintage as Tom Lehrer, but his main role model was George Brassens, a French singer/songwriter.

  7. Evan G Rogers profile image73
    Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago

    I saw "beware the Bull" and though that you were talking about this awesome "beware the boom and bust" (booms = bulls in economics) video.

    1. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's nicely put together. I reckon Jake's got more class though wink


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