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collaboration with mandolinquent and rebsie
johnny plays squeezebox, midi percussion and midi vibraphone. billy plays mandolin. rebsie plays harp. everybody sings . . . backing vocals by billy's daughter.
lyrics by country john and mandolinquent.
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Lyrics
billy used to play his guitar in the bath;
his mother said:
"you know you're gonna shrink that thing !"
billy said:
"ma' don't you be no square . . .
. . . 'cos you know how much i love to sing !"
but billy's mum was right 'cos thirty years later . . . he's ended up with a mandolin !

when johnny was a boy . . being a policeman
was his one and only goal;
but a love of drugs;
and a fear of thugs;
meant this career got parole !
a gcse in english lit'
and an attention deficit . . .
pointed to a life upon the dole !

well billy wrote a book
and he made his fortune;
now he's living by the sea . . .
johnny found a chest of buried treasure;
and bought a farm in the country . . .
recording songs on garageband;
and they post them on macjams . . .
for all their lovely fans to see

1 2 3 4 . . .

when you're not feeling strong . . .
and the world has all gone wrong . . .
come back where you belong;
back to the place where they know your face
and the songs of country john !

in the middle of the night . . .
when nothing seems right . . .
you've got to carry on;
take a tip from me . . .
get an mp3 . . .
of the songs of country john !

so if you got a good thing going on . . .
sing about it in a song . . .
you know you can't go wrong;
with a friend like billy and his mandolin . . .
there's only one thing to do . . .
and that's sing along . . .
come on sing along . . .
come on sing along . . .
come on sing along . . .
you know you can't go wrong when you're singing along . . .
with mandolinquent, rebsie and country john
Song Stats
Hits: 6857
Comments: 51
Fans: 14
Plays: 774
Downloads: 199
Votes: 30
Uploaded: May 16, 2005 - 08:48:18 AM
Last Updated: May 15, 2005 - 04:58:59 PM Last Played: Jun 01, 2019 - 05:59:06 PM
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Hardware:
10 button concertina squeezebox, shaker, mandolin, harp.
Software:
garageband, midi drums, midi vibraphone, drum loop.
Comments
said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
Feel good...
toon that makes me laugh. Lyrics are incredible. Great
collab all round. Round of cold ones...and uh milk fer the
wee ones. Thanks for sharing this song here.
country john said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
Feeling good...
nice one skippy . . .

thanks . . .

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fairy beth said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
lol
flippin' great lyrics, genius. funny and clever. love the
mixture of vocals. good toooon guys.
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country john said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
lol
cheers beth . . .

"genius" . . . cool !

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Tom Atwood said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
Delightful
Such a lovely, drunken sound. So very bright and slurred. I
love the sound created by the squeezbox/mandolin/
vibraphone/harp/percussion. Excellent job all around.

8/8/10/8
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country john said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
Delightful
nice one woody . . .

listening to it again . . .

. . . it does sound like we are all drunk dunnit ?

thanks for the nice comments guys . . .

. . . i had a great team working on this one !

big shout out to rebsie and mandolinquent !

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mikkinylund said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
Brilliant!
When I started to listen to this song, I just loved the intro,
un-synchronized and was hoping this wasn't just an intro
but that the song was actually going to continue in the same
craziness. It did! This is such a refreshing tune on macjams,
the lyrics are great, the vocals awesome, this madhouse is a
clear download! For some reason I think Billy Connoly when
listening to this, don't know exactly why?

Thanks!
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country john said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
Brilliant!
hey mikki . . .
you're so fine . . .
you're so fine you blow my mind !

nice one dude . . .

you made me number 1 . . . !

many thanks from the madhouse !

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ThatNation said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
nice collab
I really liked it. I only had one problem, it was just that it sounded a bit messy in certain parts. But that could probobly be fixed. Lyrics were great and overall it was a great song.
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country john said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
nice collab
cheers tn . . .

but if you ask me . . .

. . . messy is the new tidy !

messy like™

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eltopo said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
astonishing
another song, another genre.

A cut above...
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country john said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
astonishing
thanks eltopo . . .

that's the beauty of the country john™ machine . . .

. . . you just put in a ten pence piece,

and you never know what's gonna come out next !

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baki said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
fun fun fun
nice group of party faces there :) was it fun doing it? well, i think what you wanted to do - you did great. nothing major to complain about, maybe vocals being just a bit louder wouldn't hurt. cheers
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country john said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
fun fun fun
cheers baki . . .

it was fun to start off with . . .

. . . but it went back and forth so many times . . .

. . . and we all listened to it so many times . . .

i was singing it in a loop in my head for about 48 hrs non stop !

so i think we're all glad it's over with : )

happy with the result though . . .

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bronco said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
Viva Real Music
Music for the people if I ever heard it. Super playing and
singing all around. Nice squeezebox John, didn't even
know you played it. Billy, your mandolin is getting better
and better. Rebsie, is there an angel who can sing as
sweet. the harmonies put it over the top to the top of the
chart, right!
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country john said 5152 days ago (May 17th, 2005)
Viva Real Music
cheers tom . . .

thanks for the nice words . . .

next time we'll get you in on guitar . . .

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stevel said 5153 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
woozy and boozy!
This has a great ramshackle feel to it..like the way it
builds up, its great when Rebsie's vocals join in...nice harp
too. A very original track all in all!
S
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country john said 5152 days ago (May 17th, 2005)
woozy and boozy! . . . hiccup . . .
nice one stevel . . .

cheers . . .

. . . hiccup

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aclarke said 5152 days ago (May 16th, 2005)
There is nothing
I did not like about this. perfect! especially loved the
ending verses. Fantastic stuff!
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country john said 5152 days ago (May 17th, 2005)
cheers . . .
nice one ac . . .

there's nothing we like more than a satisfied customer . . .

. . . please call again

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said 5152 days ago (May 17th, 2005)
:)
What a joy for this to be the first song of the morning.
Thanks, CJ, Mando, Rebsie.
country john said 5152 days ago (May 17th, 2005)
cheers mungo . . .
nice one dude . . .

glads yous likeds its . . .

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said 5151 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
loose as a goose off a leash
Fun tune. That's what music is all about. What a neat
collab. Thanks for the frolic.
country john said 5151 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
"loose as a goose off a leash" . . .
. . . what a brilliant phrase !

cheers rs . . .

there's a song in that sentence if ever i heard one !

thanks for dropping by . . .

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mandolinquent said 5151 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
Country John...
... thanks for inviting me down to the farm. I had a blast.
You write the best songs... and you squeeze and excellent
box too.
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country john said 5149 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
Country John...
cheers billy . . .

it was a pleasure . . . and the folk 'round here are still talking

'bout the giant who came to visit . . . ( they've never seen

anybody taller than 5'8" before in their lives ! )

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rovert10 said 5149 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
Got my mp3, thanks.
A whole bunch a whimsical fun. Weeee. Top marks.
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country john said 5149 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
Got my mp3, thanks.
cheers rovert . . .

thankyou very much . . .

and welcome to the fanclub ! . .

your free t-shirt is on it's way !

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Rebsie said 5149 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
There's great music down at that there farm ...
I had great fun with this one too, CJ ... still hosing off
some of the mud ...
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country john said 5149 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
fools gold . . .
nice one rebs . . .

glad you made it back ok . . .

you wanna pan all that mud . . . word is there's gold up in these hills !

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mino said 5149 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
healing :D
Hello John, thank you for adding me onto your list. now
i'm listening some songs of yours, and they're so great.
like healing stuffs from daily works...makes me wanna
quit them right now, get outside and fly with birds...
(then saying like "shall i work or play?" :-) )
you're cool, keep up the great works!
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country john said 5148 days ago (May 21st, 2005)
healing :D
nice one mino . . .

thanks for listening . . .

but don't spend too much time flying with the birds . . .

. . . keep illustrating too !

i checked out your website . . .

. . . they're brilliant !

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alley-oop said 5147 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
This song
is incredible!! I love every sound, every note, every word,
every voice. You got me whole family singing along!
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country john said 5147 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
This song
nice one alley-oop . . .

cheers . . .

perhaps next time i can get you and your family

involved on some singing in the chorus !

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Pie said 5147 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
this is class
dodgy in so many respects but beautiful in so many others.

don't change.

be cool,
Pie
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thetiler said 5146 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
liked the words/ fun
Ya, fun song, both words and song.

Like that country funk.

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said 5134 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
HOLLA
hi love this man the music is outstanding! lyrics funny as hell
keep it up



Kevensor said 5129 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Pogues be praised!
Nicely done!

Loved the lyrics!

Campy as hell, but I like to camp!

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country john said 5128 days ago (June 10th, 2005)
thanks guys . . .
big shout out to pie, tiler, joe and kev . . .

nice one lads . . .

thanks for listening . . .

more to come soon !

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JOAN said 5120 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
how do you
even comment on this song? it is PERFECT!
we bow down to the country john machine.
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country john said 5116 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
how do you
cheers joan . . .

glad you liked it . . .

nice one

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haribo said 5098 days ago (July 10th, 2005)
fantastic warm piece!!
wow :) i love country western warmthness
intro is truly classy :)

it reminds me of the days i was playing sim farm
(apparently an oriental guy's the only country experience
lol)

one day i want to go on a road trip with this tune across
the vallies watching sunset :):)
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country john said 5025 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
'sim farm' . . . haha, sweet !
nice one haribo . . .

glad you liked it . . .

safe

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selters said 5043 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
amazing
this song is really something. It reminds me of so many things. It makes me go crazy :).
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country john said 5025 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
amazing
nice one selters . . .

cheers dude . . .

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selters said 5043 days ago (September 3rd, 2005)
amazing
this song is really something. It reminds me of so many things. It makes me go crazy :).
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Dwayne Plain said 5026 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Not to be redundant but I like this song.
If I counted right then I think I've downloaded everything
you've done here. I've playd your stuff for friends & quite
a few have gotten a kick out of it. It's some really cool
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country john said 5025 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Not to be redundant but I like this song.
haha . . . nice one dwayne . . .

cheers

. . . do you want to swap some friends ? . .

. . . because mine think it's rubbish !

safe

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billl said 5016 days ago (September 30th, 2005)
Enjoyable
Great Happy song.
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country john said 5014 days ago (October 2nd, 2005)
Enjoyable
cheers billl . . .

thanks for popping in and commenting . . .

nice one

cj

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said 4479 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
SMILING ....
What a Happy tune ! Great it's so long !: ) kinda reminded me of The Beach Boys in the end;) ! 'Surfin Safari' lol .. Anyway THIS IS SO CUTE ! GREAT ! THANX All of You I must've been fun doing ...& I agree 100% with your lyrics....Happy !
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