I’d Like To Tell To You


This is without doubt the oddest song we’ve had to date, of which Jon says, “Given to me on cassette by Malcolm Taylor from the Vaughan Williams Library. We started doing it with the Ratcatchers but never recorded it. A fairly amazing bit of traddy surrealism.” This seems to be a variant on Duck Foot Sue, or at least shares the surrealism and some of the lyrics, you can Mudcat here for more of that.
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22 Responses to “I’d Like To Tell To You”

  1. muzza (s.e.England). says:

    I think I married Duck foot Sue…didn’t know she’d had a song written about her…
    she should have married the fella Jon sings about……..made for each other!

  2. Reinhard says:

    I’d like to tell to you that I like this bizarre song. It’s a fine start to get us into the mood for the New Year’s Eve party.

  3. Jan says:

    Odd is good – we like odd, and it’s a jaunty little tune too!

  4. Simon says:

    Sorry folks a slip on the scheduling again. As I tend to do them in batches I think I just missed one, compounded by the fact I’ve just discovered I’ve got parallel word documents running with different bits saved, so it took me a while to work out what the hell I’d done. Still, hopefully normal service is resumed.

    Reinhard are you coming over for New Year’s Eve?? Is anyone else going??

  5. LadyD says:

    @Muzza. Do you think this fella is related to duck foot sue?

  6. muzza(s.e.England) says:

    @ Lady D.you are right……probably direct kinfolk…….imagine the offspring!

  7. Jane Ramsden says:

    This one doesn’t do owt fer me. folks.

    I see you have lost the fringe on top, Muzza… not sporting a duck’s a*se instead, by any chance? Hahahahahahaha!

  8. Dainer says:

    Odd is certainly an apt description but so so funny. Pity it was so short – I was really enjoying it.

  9. Dainer says:

    Pewter I meant to tell you when I was on earlier that your “other self” is on Film 4 at 9pm in DH2.

  10. Dainer says:

    Have just been doing some printing of lyrics and found someone has adopted a middle name. Gotcha!!!

  11. Reynard says:

    Seems you are no cross-eyed boy like the hero on this song, noticing such fine details!

  12. Dainer says:

    Have printed so many sheets before, I notice things like this as I read all the fine print.
    Must add it was quite a surprise!

  13. Reynard says:

    Accompanying AFSAD on my website for a year was a bit of work and a lot of fun. I’m glad that this is of worth for others too.

  14. Diana says:

    I think that a lot of us have had some fun on AFSAD but your message sounded a little ominous. Trust you aren’t going off the radar!

  15. Reynard says:

    No no, Diana, I’m just glad that you are printing and using the lyrics.

    And I just picked up my post and found my Christmas present in it: a copy of BACCApella’s CD “The Haworth Set” (where Jon got The First Nowell and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from). I’ve been looking for this gem for five years!

  16. muzza (N.W Surrey+da) says:

    We’ve said it before but I need to say it again…….
    Thank you Jon/Simon/Rainhard(I was looking out of the window when I typed that!) and Joe from Mudcat……..for all the work you put in to AFSAD

  17. Jane Ramsden says:

    I offer da same thanks as Muzza!

  18. muzza (N.W Surrey+da) says:

    @Jane…….I mean’t to add you to the above list Janie……….my little anorack and fount of all knowledge

  19. Jane Ramsden says:

    @ Muzza: *curtsies* Not easy for a bear… in an anorak…

  20. JOHN KANEEN says:

    This appears to be a version of ‘Blue Haired Jimmy’ (Roud 1411).

  21. Diana says:

    Still funny but so short.

  22. OldMuzza(NW Surrey UK) says:

    Listened yet again and wondered(yet again) who would write a song like this!)

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