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George Formby meets the Beatles on the set of Father Ted.
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The Milkman Cometh


He cometh. The milkman cometh.
The clinking of the bottles, the shuffle of his feet.
A quiver of excitement as he's coming down the street
She puts her Sunday wig on and she hopes he is impressed
She's heavy on the make - up - she's got to look her best.

Oh - how she wants him. How she needs him.

Was there ever a man such as this?
Proof there's a God in the sky.
She who has never been kissed,
Not since her dear husband died.

He's a mountain of a man with a uniform of silk
The body of Adonis as he's counting out the milk
He leaves a dozen yoghurt and he leaves a box of biccies
She dreams about a quicky.

(Thoughts of a holiday in Bognor or Spain)

Maybe they could get married.
Would it be the same?
Would he tell her he loved her?
Would he say it again?
Would she be left on the doorstep?
Would she feel alone and insane?
Would she belong with the empties?

The deliveries are done and the neighbourhood is quiet
The milkman didn't nibble so she's on another diet
She'll dream about his float for the time that he's away
She looks toward tomorrow 'cause it's another day

When the milkman cometh.

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Uploaded: Jan 10, 2014 - 05:15:31 PM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2014 - 05:20:14 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 02:43:36 PM
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Hardware:
Ovation uke (the hero), Ovation guitar (supporting cast), SX guitar and bass (hangers on.)
Software:
GB 11
Comments
davisamerica said 1206 days ago (January 10th, 2014)
down
loaded
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grah3am said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
You're welcome
I'm very happy you liked it.
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Daugrin said 1206 days ago (January 10th, 2014)
Milkman Drama
Laughed my ass off. Then I listened a second time. The middle eight sounds like the Moodys. Yer killin' me. I gotta get some nitro...

Daug
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grah3am said 1206 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Ted!
I omitted references to the "Speed" drama in the show, as I wanted to concentrate on Mrs Doyle's increasingly bizarre behaviour as she anticipates the arrival of Pat Mustard. But feel free to think of an explosion in the distance! Thanks for your kind words, Daugrin.
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Daugrin said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Nitro tab jab!
The nitro is for my chest pain, my laughter ended up being painful!

Daug
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grah3am said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Father Ted
In that case, avoid "Speed 3", as it will finish you off quick quick.
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DWL said 1206 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
What a way to start a day
I loved the lyrics and the way you've put this together is brilliant.

The musical quotes are very cleverly done and the instrumentation is perfectly judged as are the vocals.

A fine piece of work Mr E :-)

Cheers

Dick


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grah3am said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Oo 'eck!
I used 10 CC's "I'm Mandy" as a sort of template, although I didn't listen to it before starting my recording, in case I ended up copying it too closely. The rest is the result of noodling on the uke and the Ovation. Glad you liked it, Dick.
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sammydix said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
this
is nutz. those vocals! and great mix on top. still have my emailed copy, so let me know if anything was updated since.
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grah3am said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
This is the same
Thanks for your assistance and encouragement, as usual, Sam. To the poppermost!
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Philip18 said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
The Milkman Cometh
Do you still have milkmen? I think they disappeared from here around the time of of Benny Hill singing about Ernie. This is entertaining, Graham - funny song and plenty of interest in the musical arrangement. Much enjoyed!
grah3am said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
I don't know.
They never existed in The Bahamas. My mum may still get milk and biccies the old - fashioned way - by electric vehicle(!) My friend Mark mentioned Ernie, and Two - Ton Ted, in his initial reaction to this, but I feel I'm onto something much more profound - Irish sitcoms. Thank you for listening, Philip.
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Bob Rodgers said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
A
real masterpiece Graham and a wonderful arrangement.
I love all the changes and a nice clear production, I do admire your inventive ideas and inspiration to create this excellent song, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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grah3am said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Thank you, Bob
I have to salute you and my other pals for listening to the genesis of this. It turned out nice, didn't it?
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KCsGROOVE said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Beatlesque
for sure...... :-)
really cool song with excellent arrangements and vocal harmonies
grabbed me a copy
Much enjoyed!
KC
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grah3am said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
You Know My Name
was one of the inspirations for this, so definitely a Beatles influence. Thanks, KC.
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alackbass said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
The Milkman Cometh
I doth believe I shall download thy charming composition!
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grah3am said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Dost thou know
thou art wearing thy mother's drapes? Two can play the Shakespeare game. Except mine's from "The Avengers." Thanks, Andrew, and I hope it brings you many titters in future listens.
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Outtaorbit said 1205 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
this has nothing to do with the Beatles
This stands alone
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grah3am said 1204 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
I'm flattered.
But the rhythm was taken from "You know my number one, You know my number two ..." . There's probably more Formby than Fabs, however. Thanks for listening, Patrick.
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Vic Holman said 1203 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
milkman delivers
great twists! how cool
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grah3am said 1202 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
That'll be 55p
Thank you, sir! Have a box of biccies.
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rok41 said 1202 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
Milkman
Beatles, 10cc influence is very present, which is a gooooood thing. This was really cool, bass guitar work was very nice by the way.
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grah3am said 1202 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
And a Wonderloaf
I worked hard at the bass - sometimes there are two of them, one in lieu of a horn. Thanks for your interest, Chris.
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RobJVM said 1202 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
Someone already said
Very Beatle-esque but in an original way. For some reason I want to hear Peter Gabriel or Fish singing this. You had me right from the human hi-hat in the intro. Nice mix and prod.
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grah3am said 1202 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
Cheers, Rob
I think it's the regional accent (Fish is Scottish, I think, and Gabriel has never adopted a mid - Atlantic accent to my knowledge, so sounds very British) The human hi hat is Pat Mustard thinking the world of himself as he moves in on his prey. (I'm sure he's on YouTube, in case you're unfamiliar with Ted lore). My accent is Stafford, which is where the North begins in the UK. I'm very happy you liked it, Rob. Keep on proggin'!
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Jarvoid said 1201 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
A little slice of
Olde Englande...the old milk float and the bored housewife ...and a Uke ..what's not to love about it it....I even love the Beatles reference..and our George Harrison and Formby..

a pint of Gold Top indeedy......

Chris
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grah3am said 1200 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Two Georges
were on the first LPs I bought (George Formby Souvenir and Revolver). Glad you enjoyed it, Jarv. The flourishes in the middle were the uke too. It's a smashing instrument.
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aclarke said 1201 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
Much fun
Really fun song- in a humorous way as well as interesting to listen to. Loved the harmonies and the multiple changes. Good stuff!
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grah3am said 1200 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Got milk?
I hope it's bit better than the Benny Hill song that topped the British charts, at any rate. Thanks for listening, Adam.
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grah3am said 1200 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Empties
My reply disappeared. Let's try again. Thanks for listening, Adam. Say hi to the talking monkeys for me!
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sschedra said 1200 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Graham
really has that feel of a Beatles ballad. Would have been a great entry for the Lost Song Project. Very clever and well presented.
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grah3am said 1200 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Alas, it wasn't ready
Several good MJ buddies will attest to the various drafts that this song went through. I'd put it as The Other B - side to "Let It Be" or something Mr Formby may have recorded for his 60's post - death comeback LP. But thank you for your kind words.
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egobandit said 1200 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
I remember
The milk man, the knife sharpener guy, even the shaved ice guy, oh and yes the diaper picker upper man, those were good jobs gone to the wind, great backing vocals in this some cool changes in here I enjoyed it allot!
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grah3am said 1200 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
There was a diaper picker -upper guy?
Boy, I missed my calling. Ta for listening, Mr Bandit.
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Strawberry_Lane said 1200 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
Uplifting
Great on every level.
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grah3am said 1199 days ago (January 17th, 2014)
How kind
I'm very pleased you enjoyed it so much, Richard. I enjoyed creating it.
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