Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Interrupted By A Lady.

Maybe I should review my decision to do songs in one take. I think I could have done better. I did practice a bit first, but apart from the chorus I didn't know the rest of the words. I suppose what I'm doing is just sharing a few relaxing minutes with you, my friends.

But anyway I think it's fun to do it 'warts and all' as they say. At least that is what they say here in England. I don't know about elsewhere in the world. I shall practice it more and add it to my repertoire.

I apologise for the text message noise. It was only the woman from the shop. Do you remember? I told you I practiced my chatting up a woman technique? Well I asked her again. This time it worked. There is a knack to it. I obviously still have it. She sent me a text to say she would go on a date with me.

No seriously. She did. Honest. I will show you the message if you don't believe me. I'm not joking. Really it's true. I got a date! Yes I know. I find it difficult to believe myself. She said I was the most attractive and charismatic man she had ever met. OK she didn't say that exactly. In fact she didn't say it at all. I made that bit up. But she probably thinks that! She will be so excited right now thinking about me. I bet she is counting the days. Me? I just take it all in my stride. Although I might buy some new underwear, just in case! Come to think of it I expect she will be buying some too. Not for me! For herself. Just in case!

Oh, and I shall have to get rid of the dog smell in my car. Maybe shampoo the seats. Or better still we could go in her car. That way I shall be able to get drunk and make a complete fool of myself, for a change.

This song I'm singing, I first heard in the 60's. I was in the Shipping Federation office waiting to sign on to a new ship. Somewhere in the back of the office, out of sight, a man was singing this song. He sang it so beautifully. I have never forgotten that brief moment in my life. It is called Roses of Picardy. I believe it dates from the time of the first world war.







13 comments:

  1. Nice one John, in fact nice two, both the song and the date. See you hadn't lost it, maybe just misplaced it for a while. (whatever it is). I hope it all goes well for you. Is the lady being taken to open mic night?
    You must clean the car as I feel sure dog hairs will not be welcome on 'the little black dress' and new underwear is a must. This dating thing could get expensive.

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  2. Yes on both concerns, cleaning the car and getting new underwear for yourself, John. Enjoyed the performance as well.

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  3. A lovely song, John. Thank you!

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  4. I think Sadie would add to your pulling power...just saying.
    Jane x

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  5. I hope you have a very enjoyable date with your lady friend. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful song, well done!

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  6. Lovely song. I have never heard it before. The lady is a lucky one and I know you will be a perfect gentleman.

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  7. What a happy uplifting blog, and finished with a beautifully performed song with a cheeky chuckle in the middle! Good luck with your date xx

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  8. I love when you sing for us...thanks.
    Enjoy your date John, you deserve it.

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  9. Ah yes, Roses of Picardy. Loved your rendition, John. Are you going to sing that to the lady when you go on your date?

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  10. I don't often brave videos as they are a trial with our connection speed, but I listened to you on this one. Sweet song-

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  11. When is the date then? You will have to tell us all about it, every last detail, ha ha.

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  12. Nice song. Perhaps you should wait until after the date to get drunk and make a fool of yourself. At least for the first date anyway

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  13. Ah John, I always leave smiling, and I enjoyed the video. You have a nice voice.

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