Future copies should now inlude the correct recordings. Universal Music are planning to give the All Around My Hat - Status Quo - Got You Covered (CD) a 'big push' shock Quo release with promotion and are producing a ten track sampler CD starting with the first song on the set "Paper Plane" and finishing with the last "Roll Over Beethoven" for radio stations.
The 4 CD set is to be a mixture of the band's best known songs together with a selection of both rare and previously unissued material.
This one is a limited edition book club release through the German Bertelsmann media group. The men will all run after her, so pretty and so graceful And leave me here lamenting, lamenting all alone. All 'round my hat I will wear a green willow All 'round my hat for a twelve month and a day If anybody asks me the reason why I wear it It's all because my true love is far, far away.
My love she was fair, and my love she was kind And cruel the judge and jury that sentenced her away For thieving was a thing that she never was inclined to They sent my love across the sea ten thousand miles away. A version popularized by Steeleye Span used the traditional chorus shown above and these verse stanzas from Farewell He :. Fare thee well cold winter and fare thee well cold frost Nothing have I gained but my own true love I've lost I'll sing and I'll be merry when occasion I do see He's a false deluding young man, let him go, farewell he.
The other night he brought me a fine diamond ring But he thought to have deprived me of a far better thing But I being careful like lovers ought to be He's a false deluding young man, let him go, farewell he Here's a half a pound of reason, and a quarter pound of sense A small sprig of thyme and as much of prudence You mix them all together and you will plainly see He's a false deluding young man, let him go, farewell he.
This version is very close to the best-known version, by Steeleye Span. Jasper Carrott sang a parody, "It's my bloody ribbon and All Around My Hat - Status Quo - Got You Covered (CD) my bloody hat", at the Cambridge Folk Festival in The parody song was later covered by The Bad Shepherds and played regularly in their live concerts.
Motifs of the song include separated lovers, a broken token, and death for love, common themes in tragic love songs. Paul Whitehouse also sings the first lines of the song in an episode of The Fast Showchanging a key word in each line with "arse". It is claimed to be a favorite song of the 12th century crusading King Richard The Lionheart and is constantly sung by the king's courier who has been secretly imprisoned in Prince John's dungeon.
The tune is so charismatic that a prison guard sings it while drinking at a tavern and is overhead by Robin Hood, thus alerting Robin of the courier's fate. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. A Mess of the Blues. Again and Again. Ain't Complaining. Maddy Prior. Anniversary Waltz, Part 1 medley.
Anniversary Waltz, Part 2 medley. Break the Rules. Burning Bridges. Dear John. Don't Drive My Car. Don't Stop. Down Down. Wild Side Of Life 9 Rocking All Over The World 3? Just For The Record suggests number two, but doesn't state it! Page 60 Again And Again 13 Accident Prone 36 Whatever You Want 4 Living On An Island 16 What You're Proposing 2 All Around My Hat - Status Quo - Got You Covered (CD) 'N' Roll 8?
Dear John 9? Ol' Rag Blues 9 4. A Mess Of The Blues 15 5. Margarita Time 3 6. Going Down Town Tonight 20 7. The Wanderer 7 8. Rollin' Home 9 9. Red Sky 19 In The Army Now 2 Dreamin' 15 Burning Bridges 7? Rock 'til You Drop 38 Anniversary Waltz Part One Medley 2 Fun, Fun, Fun. Don't Stop 36? All Around My Hat 47 3.
To be honest, I don't have full details. However, the ones I do know about are: Piledriver 3? The classic All Around My Hat - Status Quo - Got You Covered (CD) that has been repeated at times is that they were given the song by two individuals after a gig somewhere in Germany. As for the title, I personally do not believe Francis' story that it was named after two German people, 'Gerd und Ulla. I have attempted to look it up in a German dictionary, and failed!
Quo seem to have been going through a German phase at the time, since on the same album appeared the song 'Umleitung,' meaning 'diversion. And now I come to look at the sleeve notes for the singles compilation, which claims that Rossi and Young subsequently owned up to being Manston and James, though where they got the names from is a mystery.
And yes, the story about 'Gerd und Ula' is true; they were two German friends of the band. Rick was asked this question by someone on the mailing list: it All Around My Hat - Status Quo - Got You Covered (CD) 'Stocking Tops,' apparently. The song itself is actually about a prostitute, as confirmed by Francis at Reading in December and possibly on other occasions when I wasn't there!.
The full lyrics were included on All Around My Hat - Status Quo - Got You Covered (CD) inner bag of the original 'Blue For You' album, but are not included on the later re-releases.
Quo are well known for leaving snippets of speech from the recording studio at the beginning and end of recordings. Some of the more difficult ones to work out are below. I think it gives us a bit of an insight into their attitude to recording! At the start of the studio version of Again And Again Rick says something like "Sing along, sing 'bout the blues". However, nobody can decipher exactly what Rick says.
Rick says "Sing along, keep the album loose". Well, that seems to clear things up! I reckon he's right. Actually, I reckon it's "We're starting again Timmy", and 'Timmy' is probably Tim Summerhayes, who engineered the album "I'm not going to say whose fault it is, but he's blonde and curly and not unlike one of the Marx brothers The mailing list The list was created a few years ago by Alex Gitlin.
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