Tunes with a (vague) kayaking theme....

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Finchy wrote: Yes please. I think the medium is in my weight bracket. (He he he)
I may be tempted to let you have a go in mine sometime ;-p

and Daffs is right, expand your musical influences! I'm the same age as her and I know some Pink Floyd! You need it when paddling with Mike and he mentions "...Dark sarcasm in the class room"
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Pink Floyd was the main thing I listened to during my undergraduate days. I used to drive my housemates crazy with "Wish You Were Here" and "Dark Side of the Moon" playing over and over again!

And I'm only 27!

Another suggestion for the more painful swims: Prodigy - Breathe!

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Aerials by System of a down - tenuous but the first line is life is a waterfall

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Post by Widdershinskid »

I wasn't going to mention it before as I'm in denial about being a hippie, but I think this is the perfect kayaking song:-

The Ballad of Easy Rider - Sandy Denny

*Blushes*
"Do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain." - R Sankaranarayanan

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The Ballad of Easy Rider - Sandy Denny

Wasn't the original by Roger McGuinn?

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Oops, I didn't know that.

*Blushes even more*
"Do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain." - R Sankaranarayanan

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I don't think anybody has mentioned "Fingal's Cave" / Hebridean Overture yet...? Which could lead on to any number of songs about the Scottish islands. But, getting back on the freshwater forum, folky Paul Metzers' "Farewell to the Gold" is a rather nice song about the Shotover River in NZ, known for its whitewater.
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One for those days when you've had a bit of an epic but miraculously escaped unscathed R.E.M. - It's the end of the world as we know it.

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"Why does it always rain on me" Travis - I wish
"And it Stoned Me" Van Morrison (if you forget that they start the song by going fishing)

"Oh the water
Oh the water
Oh the water
Get it myself from the mountain stream"
Nick Mawer

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Post by Terryg »

Been trying to avoid the obvious one, but 3 pages on I suppose someone has to mention it:

River deep, Mountain high - Ike & Tina Turner + Diana Ross & the Supremes


and a few more:
Ride a White Swan - T Rex
Red River Rock - Johnny and the Hurricanes
Rosanna - Toto
Red River - Alabama
Ride across the river - Dire Straights

and on a classical theme:
At the River - Copland (from Appalachian Spring)
The banks of Green Willow - Butterworth

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Sunshine on a rainy day ('makes my heart....') - well it's a nice idea

Wipe Out - Fat Boys

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Post by Millsy »

Okey dokey... Had a long hard think about it and how about

RAWHIDE.... (rollin' rollin' rollin' though the streams are swollen) eh, eh, eh... Geddit??

Oh well I thought it was funny.

How about Mathar Reeves and the Vandellas classic

Rescue Me..

oh sod it, I give up...
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Hows about:-
"You make my river run" David Lyon

On a more contemporary note:-
"Bouncing off the walls again" Sugarcult (for the concrete ditch crew)
( or swap walls for rocks or trees, and it applies to almost any British river at the moment)

Last minute advice for anyone leading a trip:-
"Bring em back alive" Audioslave

At the get in:-
"Its all down hill from here" Goldfinger

Or for when you are paddling in a kayak unfriendly area:-
"Gettaway Car" Audioslave

For those must make lines:-
"Count me out" Tsunami Bomb
"Do or Die" Dropkick Murphies
"Give it all" Rise Against (first line is "caught in an undertow"
"Now or Never" Zebrahead

And when it all goes wrong and it feels like you are "Swimming through molasses" ( Tsunami bomb) we hope you dont get any "Broken Bones" (4ft Fingers).


And............ i'm spent!

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Rolf Harris' song on richard and judy about seal killing a few days ago had something about eskimos in kayaks.

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Boat on the river - Styx
"Do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain." - R Sankaranarayanan

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Hammer Time - Mc Hammer

Aerials by System of a Down includes the line
Life is a waterfall
Were one in the river
And one again after the fall
Swimming through the void
We hear the word
We lose ourselves
But we find it all....

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Messing About On The River· (Tony Hatch / L. Reed)

When the weather is fine you know it's the time
For messin' about on the river
If you take my advice there's nothing so nice
As messin' about on the river
There's big boats and wee boats ands all kinds of craft
Puffers and keel boats and some with no draft
With the wind in your face there's no finer place
Than messin' about on the river

There are boats made from kits that'll reach you in bits
For messin' about on the river
And you might want to scull in a glass fibred hull
Go messin' about on the river
Anchors and tillers and rudders and cleets
Ropes that are sometimes referred to as sheets
With the wind in your face there's no finer place
Than messin' about on the river

Skippers and mates and rowing club eights
All messin' about on the river
Capstans and quays where you tie up with ease
All messin' about on the river
Outboards and inboards and dinghis you sail
The first thing you learn is the right way to bale
In a one man canoe you're both skipper and crew
Messin' about on the river

Moorings and docks, tailors and locks
All messin' about on the river
Whirlpools and weirs that you must not go near
Messin' about on the river
Backwater places all hidden from view
Mysterious wee islands just waiting for you
So I'll leave you right now, go cast off your bow
Go messin' about on the river

(as sung by Danny Kyle)
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Got another one from the film trainspoting

born slippy .......... lager lager lager lager........(weekend club trips)

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Hanoi Rocks

Up around the bend
Underwater world

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splodgednessabounds: 2 pints of lager and a packet of crisps please!

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Post by Millsy »

Ok work with me on this one.

The Proclaimers, 500 miles..

And I would walk 500 miles
and I would walk 500 more
just to be that man who walked a thousand miles to fall down at your door

Bow rudder
Bow rudder
Bow rudder
Bow rudder
Bah la dun dee dee dun dee dee dun dee dee dun dee dee dah....

Bow rudder
Bow rudder
Bow rudder
Bow rudder

Bah la dun dee dee dun dee dee dun dee dee dun dee dee dah....

I said that you'd have to work with me a bit...

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Post by KieranM »

Grateful Dead: Big River and Ripple

Bob Dylan: When the ship comes in

The Verve: Slide away

2 unlimited: the one that goes "tekno tekno tekno"

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Post by Neil_B »

I gave this lots of thought(whilst waiting for the kettle to boil)

Run

By Snow Patrol.
It works for me.

Helix.....No rest for the wicked.
That must be the winner so far.

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Driftwood by Travis?
"...Waterfalls will find you, bind you, grind you..."
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"I'm in over my head" By Lit!

This was played to me by my coach just before my first trip to the Tryweryn.
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Post by gibbo »

An obscure one - 'If Only Duct Tape Could Fix Everything' by The Movielife. The members of 'The Movielife' obviously don't kayak...

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Some very folksy / gentle ones:

"Have you ever seen the Rain?" - Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Peace of the River" - Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike

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Red rain - Peter Gabriel?

Tenuous I know...
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Riverflow - The Levellers

Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff

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Wildsurf - Ash
Underwater Love - Faith No More
Raindrops + Sunshowers - Smashing Pumpkins
Hoover Dam - Sugar
Flood - Tool

Sell Out - Reel Big Fish (from the Operation Zulu soundtrack)


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