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    Another song about kites, this one from 1967 by...

    Another song about kites, this one from 1967 by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound. I can't really reproduce the psychedelic feel of the original, but who cares when you can play it on a uke anyway!

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    This is probably the jolliest song I know about...

    This is probably the jolliest song I know about buying some toys then accidentally starting a war with them.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GlKTAC51wI

    Also, come to think of it, with my...
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    I'm hoping I've guessed correctly what this is...

    I'm hoping I've guessed correctly what this is going to be, but, alas, it's currently set to private... I'm looking forward to finding out what it is whether I'm right or not though :).
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    My third and last for the week. Liz has already...

    My third and last for the week. Liz has already posted a great version of this, but she encouraged others to do it anyway in the youtube comments! So I have had a go:

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    I'm never really sure how tenuous a link I can...

    I'm never really sure how tenuous a link I can get away with, but here's one that mentions a barber showing photographs in line one, so let's see if that works. Mind, I suspect no barber would want...
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    I'm currently listening to BBC 6 Music, where...

    I'm currently listening to BBC 6 Music, where there is a programme on at the minute celebrating the anniversary of the first instant camera, which was apparently introduced today in 1947. So I'm...
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    The photographs in this one are metaphorical, but...

    The photographs in this one are metaphorical, but that does make them easier to develop. Also you're less likely to run out of film.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHDxlDRYG98&feature=youtu.be...
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    I believe it's starting in a touch under 40...

    I believe it's starting in a touch under 40 minutes, 7:30am your time. Good morning!
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    Up to ten words now, this is So You Want To Be A...

    Up to ten words now, this is So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star by the Byrds.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=812qbxC4pbw&feature=youtu.be

    I am, of course, utterly unqualified to give...
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    Poll: I posted my first few as unlisted since I was...

    I posted my first few as unlisted since I was nervous enough about posting things at all! But I've got a bit more confidence now so I set them public. After all, as Oscar Wilde didn't say, the only...
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    I have no idea what possessed me to do this, but...

    I have no idea what possessed me to do this, but don't worry, whatever it was, it's been exorcised now. Of the nine word titles I found, this was the only one that's a song I both liked and wanted to...
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    Up to eight words now. I double checked whether...

    Up to eight words now. I double checked whether the title has "I" at the start in my Tom Paxton songbook, which I bought after a gig in South Shields in 2002. I got him to sign it, although I told...
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    Doing my best to at least stay in touch with the...

    Doing my best to at least stay in touch with the leaders!
    Love is just a four letter word, but it's also a seven word song title, so that makes it a suitable choice for my sixth contribution. This...
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    My fifth (!), so a six word title. You can tell...

    My fifth (!), so a six word title. You can tell when I have deadlines coming up because I will do literally anything to avoid doing what I'm supposed to be doing.

    Anyway, this is Flowers Never...
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    For my five word title, here's a Half Man Half...

    For my five word title, here's a Half Man Half Biscuit song on one of the frustrations of everyday life, at least if you're the sort of person whose everyday life involves playng chess on the...
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    I can see I'm going to have to get a move on if...

    I can see I'm going to have to get a move on if I'm going to keep up with some others! Here's my four word song, a rather strange one from They Might Be Giants:

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    That was fun, let's do another! This is one of my...

    That was fun, let's do another! This is one of my favourite Bob Dylan songs, and it's a fun one to play too. I was going to try a fancy arrangement, but really, it's probably better with just me and...
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    Thanks for the theme Joko! Let's see if anyone...

    Thanks for the theme Joko! Let's see if anyone gets as far as "It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)".

    Anyway, I thought this was a good opportunity to bring some spooky Edgar...
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    Apparently this is what I do now when it's...

    Apparently this is what I do now when it's snowing outside. Seems a reasonable way to pass the time.

    Anyway, here's a Fairport Convention song. Some say it's a song about death. I like to think of...
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    I thought I was done for this week, but then I...

    I thought I was done for this week, but then I heard this song yesterday and the chorus made me think it would be good for this week's theme. Also it's cold outside and it's not like there's anywhere...
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    This is a bang up to date topical song, written...

    This is a bang up to date topical song, written in 1953 by Tom Lehrer, about being nice and sharing things with you friends.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLtwrFndQYg
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    Okay, this is probably a bit of a stretch, but...

    Okay, this is probably a bit of a stretch, but one thing we learn about the Urban Spaceman is that he never lets his friends down, so I'm sure he'd be a good friend to have, except that we learn at...
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    I don't know about anyone else, but my first...

    I don't know about anyone else, but my first question on seeing a theme is generally "Is there a Tom Waits song that fits?".

    This is a Tom Waits song about a neighbourhood and the people who live...
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    This is my third and last for the week, and it's...

    This is my third and last for the week, and it's a song by English singer-songwriter Will Varley, about, more or less, the entire history of humanity.

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    About 20 years or so ago, a friend introduced me...

    About 20 years or so ago, a friend introduced me to the music of Dan Bern. Since then, other than the odd late night radio play on obscure programs (and, okay, the fact that I've since bought several...
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