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Get Off My Land Peasant by The Bawdies

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after the success of the bawdies first appearance on macjams waaaay back in november 2005 - we are proud to present another song by this enthusiastic british band. comprising of stevel - who also wrote the song, rebsie, slimmie and caroline on vocals, the bawdies are delighted to be associated with scones, cream and macjams!
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here you go!! thank you rebsie - big hug!!

I've toiled on me land and I've sown me seeds
To keep me crops a-swaying and me pigs in feed
But even with me subsidies I've gone against the wall
So when I see a poacher I give 'em me all

Get off my land, peasant
Keep your bloody hands off me pheasant
If I catch you scrumping you dirty bumpkin
You'll feel both me barrels up yer jacksie

I don't like them ramblers so I hedge in my farm
If I see 'em trying to cross it I inflict bodily harm
I hate the other farmers, they stay off my grass
They say you go organic ... organic my arse

My wife's gone and left me, my son's done the same
She's married an accountant, he's gone on the game
I don't let it bother me or get me grumpy
Still got me sheep and I've still got me scrumpy

Glossary of quaint English expressions:

scrumping = stealing fruit or vegetables
bumpkin = country person, usually of low intelligence
jacksie = arsehole
ramblers = people going for walks in the countryside
on the game = prostitution
scrumpy = very strong home-made cider
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Uploaded: Sep 15, 2006 - 08:54:02 AM
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likewise!! and so on and so forth....
Electric Lobster said 4783 days ago (September 15th, 2006)
Cooool fun !
I want lyrics AND translation :D
(Now that I know what bawdy is.)
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Einarus said 4783 days ago (September 15th, 2006)
Fun :)
I must admit - couldn't understand everything (whether it's the vocabulary
or the british accent, I don't know), but what I understood was pretty
clever :)
Very nice guitarplaying, too!
Sounds like you had fun with this - which is the most important thing :)

-Einar S.
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stevel said 4783 days ago (September 15th, 2006)
Haha...oh dear!
This has finally seen the light of day! I can send you the lyrics..but I am
not sure they should really be printed... for the sake of public decency
and decorum.
Nice one Caroline...looking forward to the next Bawdie/Cheltenham
convention already. Get that scones order in now!
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Cameron said 4783 days ago (September 15th, 2006)
funny juxtaposition...
...of mellow voices talking about "getting off my land!" and jacksies and god knows what else!

Good recording quality, balance and performance by all. I especially enjoyed the way the guitar wove in and out of the vocal textures. Very pleasant listen!
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elfdaughter said 4783 days ago (September 15th, 2006)
*collapses laughing*
Oh dear, Caroline! This is brilliant! "Organic my arse!" lol!
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FEEL said 4783 days ago (September 15th, 2006)
Nice lit'l bits
Love this... I think I heard the original... I'll have to go back and see. That
said... enjoyed the whole thing. Thanks for the rendition.

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urbnite said 4783 days ago (September 15th, 2006)
keep your bloody hands off my pheasant!

this is fun and organic. organic my arse.

oh - it just got sad. but i like it anyway. :)

nice guitars, of course. i'm going to go check my land now...
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scratch_harris said 4783 days ago (September 15th, 2006)
Doing the ironying
YOU Go Girl! These yankee/good old boys need a lesson in traditional
English folk!! BRIEF TRANSLATIONS: Jacksy=Tush, Scrumpy=Cider,
Bawdy=Animal house style behavior, Bumpkin=George Bush, On the
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Joanna said 4782 days ago (September 16th, 2006)
You lot...
...are having way too much fun. I wanna go to the next one! Make me
wealthy, please, so that I can sing things I can't translate and sound
organic and pleasant, with or without a pheasant. This was great!
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apb said 4782 days ago (September 16th, 2006)
ah .. the revolting peasants ;o)

.. very pheasant throughout ..

Stevel: the verse vocal, if a bit quicker would sound to me a bit like
Squeeze's "Up the Jacksie" .. er, I mean "Junction" - than an
"oo ar" farmer - but tickled me anyway .. any other accent I try turns
out Pakistani ..(?) by some quirk of nature ..

Pheasant harmonies Rebsie - was that Slimmie in the distance towards
the end?? .. Caroline must have been busy loading the shot-gun ...

If you need an extra member .. (oo er, oo ar) .. you had me at scones &
cream ..;o)
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apb said 4781 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
No wait a minute ..
"Cool for cats" .. ;o)

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JOAN said 4781 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
very nice
soothing vocals
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Komrade K said 4780 days ago (September 18th, 2006)
Long overdue follow-up
A curious confection indeed (Durutti Column meets the Wurzels!!!) I don't
think I've heard the word 'Jacksie' (correct spelling?) sung or said in such a
mellow (and seemingly inoffensive) way! Of course you could have said
'Gary' which would really have confused a lot of people on this site (ha
ha!) Great writing from Mr L - with another typically catchy chorus and
lovely guitar work too. Very funny but with subtlety, vulgarity with

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jiguma said 4779 days ago (September 19th, 2006)
A word not used enough these days - Jacksie!
I missed this - I'm embarassed to say! This is just so reminiscent of
Fairport's "9" album - I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!
Beautiful playing and singing one and all - boy I hope I get there for
the 2007 convention!
Thanks SO much for this - a definite keeper!
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Electric Lobster said 4775 days ago (September 23rd, 2006)
Still waiting for the lyrics posted !-)
But I have a notion why you didn't do it :))
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selters said 4767 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
This was a joy!!! I wish the lyrics were writte, cause the stupid norwegian doesnt always catch them by ear!Many of the words that i have no clue what means, but that is allright! It sounds fun, is fun and probably was fun!! Its nice to hear stevel with this Jolly voice!!
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ktb said 4766 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
what a wonderful piece. Steve has a kickin voice, and the back ups
were spot on. I too couldn't understand much :-), but I sang the chorus
anyway, cuz it seemed like the thing to do. nice mix/recording. very
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macgalver said 4764 days ago (October 4th, 2006)
IT! Always a bit of sunshine from you, eh, Caroline? What is that
devilshly fun pink auto? I've never seen anything like it!

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Rebsie said 4763 days ago (October 5th, 2006)
Well I'll be jiggered
Oh my goodness! I had NO IDEA this had been released! I was beginning to wonder what had happened to it.

Glad it's going down well even if the slang is somewhat baffling for non-Brits! It was a helluva lot of fun to do.
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alfalpha said 4759 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
This 'ere jacksie 'as been ramblin' too much too have noticed this song
bein' posted....(it must 'ave been the scrumpy!)

...Great Song, great fun!
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said 4757 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
Quite the fine work
Everyone: lovely "sing along" feel, great tune! - Harold
jie said 4748 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
Thanx for sharing this one Caroline. As an ex poacher I have had the chorus sang, or was it shouted, to me many a misty morn. Cheery
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Monkaton said 4743 days ago (October 25th, 2006)
Good One
Good song and great harmony. I liked the way it was produced. Nice

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Heightened said 4294 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Great lyrics - vocals brilliant! Keep them coming.
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Hickling_Stan said 3605 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Oh this made me smile and I love the translations at the end for the benefit of overseas listeners. makes you realise how unique we are in this fair isle. Living deep in the Notts/Leics countryside I'm going to have to forward this to a few farmer friends.Sort of humerous "Fairport" feel to it
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davisamerica said 3399 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
yes indeed!!
needed a smile...knew where to come.... thanks for the "glossary" ....
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