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Come Drink My Wine

Post by SCameron » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:30 pm

I wonder how many of you remember this song written by Billy Connelly during the time that he and Gerry Rafferty were the folk duo The Humblebums - Aly Bain had also been in the Humblebums briefly - this must be about 40 years ago. I first heard this at a live gig but can't remember where that was. I had this on vinyl many years ago -it was always my favourite ttrack. Must have lost it because heard it again for first time in years just yesterday

PS at the link page click the white play arrow - there is a very brief advert before the song starts

http://www.we7.com/#/song/The-Humblebum ... y-Wine!m=0

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Post by maxruby » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:35 pm

My pal in Millport Jim Alcorn had that album. Had the pleasure of serving Billy in The Tavern in the mid 70s when he would bring his family down to stay in The Towers Guest House then go back to do gigs. Then he met Pamela Stephenson and I cannot say any more for legal reasons!!!
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:08 pm

Ah ... that special Billy Connolly / Humblebums sound. The mandolin playing is exquisite, so clean and plaintive a sound.

I had not heard this particular one before but was familiar with others of that era, where the mandolin was the real star once more. Cannot now remember the title, but there was one he did extolling the virtues of Dunoon (not!) which could not have done too much for the tourist trade to that fine seaport !
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Post by SCameron » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:35 pm

Angus it was called 'Why don't they come back to Dunoon' - more great mandolin playing in it

http://www.we7.com/#/song/The-Humblebum ... Humblebums

Saltcoats was the subject of another although this version of it isn't very good quality

Saltcoats at the Fair

http://www.we7.com/#/song/Billy-Connoll ... The-Fair+2

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Post by yorkieman » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:06 pm

Brilliant .... good job he picked on DunOON for the rhyme, not another T*OON :D
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Post by zaaf5710 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:21 pm

I worked in the "Scotia" bar in Stockwell Street around 1970 and in those heady days the pubs closed between 2.30pm and 5pm. The "Scotia" was a folk haven then with the Humblebums, Matt McGinn, Hamish Imlach and many more folk singers and bands that I can't even begin to remember nowadays. We had some great Saturday afternoon lockins with the Humblebums etc. and on a few occasions we did well to get the bar open by 5pm as we all had a skinful by then.
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Post by John Cassels » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:48 am

Sure takes you back in time hearing these old songs again.

Another of my favourites was "Dixie Darlin' " that they played regularly in the Bay Hotel , Gourock.
This was in the "60's , folk club was held in the public bar - side entrance , station road.

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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:32 pm

Was that not one of the Carter Family's bit hits way back when e.g 1930s / 1940s ? The Parrotionian will know, he was well in his prime around that time !

Anyone know who the madolin player was on these old records ?
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Post by maxruby » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:32 pm

Think the "Mandolin Man" was Tam Harvey.
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Post by alasdairmac » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:28 pm

Takes me back 40 years or so to the likes of Partick Burgh Halls where they used to play. Great stuff. Thanks for bringing it back to us Stuart.

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Post by SCameron » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:09 am

I thought Tam Harvey had left before Gerry Rafferty came in but maybe not - its a long time ago last century and the grey matter isn't what it used to be

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Re: Come Drink My Wine

Post by maxruby » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:41 pm

Maybe he just came back for a wee guest appearance. The time line is hard to pin down.
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