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Ladies of Liverpool



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A song about those Ladies of Liverpool. There is enough material (ladies) for a few more verses, but I kept it short.

Me on vocals, guitars, bass, piano and drums.
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Lovely Rita was a meter maid
She worked from 9 to 5
But she hasn’t had a lovelier day
Than the day that she retired

Eleanor Rigby died in the church
and we thought that no one came
but Mother Superior came by at night
and left flowers on her grave

Ladies of Liverpool live on
And their names will live forever in song
They showed the way
In the time of yesterday
And they’ll survive when the rest of us are gone

Penny Lane was not a girl
But a street near Nottingham
Polythene pam was really a girl
Though she looked just like a man

A pretty nurse sold poppies from a tray
and Dirty Maggie was taken away
Molly was a singer in a band
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Uploaded: Apr 30, 2015 - 07:19:19 PM
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2015 - 07:21:24 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 07:18:08 AM
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Les_Kloo said 933 days ago (May 1st, 2015)
Clever idea for lyrics. I enjoyed your performance(s). One man band. The outro is very pretty. Nice work.
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jfisenne said 933 days ago (May 1st, 2015)
Thanks for stopping by for a listen.
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Philip18 said 932 days ago (May 2nd, 2015)
Ladies of Liverpool
Entertaining lyrics and smooth performance. Beautifully done outro. Much enjoyed!
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jfisenne said 931 days ago (May 3rd, 2015)
I'm glad you enjoyed it Philip. Thanks.
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grah3am said 930 days ago (May 3rd, 2015)
Very sweet
Nice harmonies. I can hear this on a Neil Innes or even a Nilsson album. Seriously. Your affection for the Beatles is patent and welcome.
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jfisenne said 930 days ago (May 4th, 2015)
Ladies of Liverpool
The Beatles? Who are they? Just kidding :) Thanks for the listen and the comment.
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mystrag said 930 days ago (May 4th, 2015)
This is a great tribute, and I learned a few things I didn't know about the 'ladies of Liverpool'. Your singing works really well. Thank you for sharing.
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PeterB7858 said 923 days ago (May 11th, 2015)
Ladies of Liverpool
Quality performance all round, J. Nice vocal work. The song works the theme well. Thanks, Peter.
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paul f. page said 834 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
Memory Lane...
Clever idea. Almost like a little history lesson as it recalls real elements of a past time that were probably missed by the local media. ... I like the clear, unrushed performance, too. It keeps the lyrics out front where they should be....The instrumental bridge at 2:20 somehow became the coda, I guess. I was waiting for another couple of verses. Well, maybe they will come later. Such a great you have here and you've performed and recorded it so well.
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KCsGROOVE said 833 days ago (August 8th, 2015)
ladies of liverpool
very Beatlesque :-)
excellent writing and performance
beautiful vocals and great guitarwork
Very much enjoyed!
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awigze said 832 days ago (August 10th, 2015)
Ladies of Liverpool
This is amazing... have to admit we have both been away for a while and have not heard more of your music yet. It's a shame this has not been heard more.! A fav.
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Cheeto said 802 days ago (September 8th, 2015)
...enjoyed the song
I like the feel of it, great job!
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davajonah said 692 days ago (December 28th, 2015)
Nice song, good idea
but... Penny Lane is nowhere near Nottingham! It's actually in a suburb of Liverpool called Allerton. The bank IS on the corner, there WAS a barber shop and the fire station is around half a mile away. They are real. John Lennon actually lived in the area when he was very young, just a few yards from Penny Lane.

You could maybe change your lyric to: 'But a street in Allerton'. The rhyme is not as good, but geographically, it would be correct.

A minor gripe from someone who also lived around the corner from Penny Lane.
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jfisenne said 691 days ago (December 29th, 2015)
Ladies of Liverpool
Ha Ha. I thought I could get away with that Nottingham line even though it was quite a stretch geographically. I actually went on Google maps to find something close to Penny Lane that would rhyme with the next line. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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The_Applesauce_Project said 691 days ago (December 28th, 2015)
Utterly charming!
The lyrics hold a special place in my heart, and the arrangement is delightfully suggestive -- almost makes me want to cover it and make it even more "fab", if you follow me. And the image is perfect. Bravo!
jfisenne said 691 days ago (December 29th, 2015)
Ladies of Liverpool
Thanks for listening and commenting. Feel free to take it, cover it, expand on the idea, etc.
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