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Post by Harry Lime »

FWIW - Goodnight Irene

Sometimes I live in the country,
Sometimes I live in town,
Sometimes I take a great notion
To jump in the river and drown.

I love Irene, God knows I do,
I'll love her 'til the seas run dry,
But if Irene should turn me down,
I'd take morphine and die.

Stop rambling, stop your gambling,
Stop staying out late at night,
Go home to your wife and your family,
Stay there by your fireside bright.

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Post by Tom_Laws »

Texas - Summer S(o)un

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Post by tape34 »

(Sittin' on the) Dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Always brings the same lazy waterside picture to my head.
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Post by justin-g »

For a start.

Take me to the river - talking heads
Water flowing underground - talking heads
The river - Tea Party [ --- and the rivers running through my viens]
Ode to billy joe - Bobbie Gentry
Mississippi - Pussycats
Rio - Duran duran... narf narf [--- some naff name dropping of the Roi Grande in there somewhere or though i doubt it's the classic Costa Rica version - more like the texas cattle ditch]

God i love Friday.

White water "rider"

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Post by adrian j pullin »

Magpie wrote:JIMMY NAIL ......

Lindersfarn, surely?

Duelling Banjos ?????

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Post by geordiekez »

I second the lindisfarne notion for 'fog on the tyne.' For a Jimmy Nail water related track, you'd need 'Big River...' about the demise of the Tyne.
I don't think I have a paddling song, though I may be lying completely and will have to think about it; though I was out canoeing with college a few weeks ago and started singing 3 score and 10, a folk song about fishermen drowning in a storm lashed North Sea. I think my paddling partner was slightly alarmed!

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Post by Ricks-Freestyle-Mind »

Not 100% on the name/band, but:

Clear Blue Water is the name of the song, bit of a trance tune...

Leave behind your fear
Cos you will see
that clear blue water... blah, blah, blah

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Post by davebrads »

Backwater by Brian Eno

1st verse:

We're sailing at the edges of time
We're drifting at the waterline
Oh we're floating in the coastal waters
You and me and the porter's daughters
Ooh what you do not a sausage can do
And the shorter of the porter's daughters
Dips her hand in the deadly waters
Ooh what to do in a tiny canoe

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Post by glupton »

Jackopierce - Three of us in a boat.

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Post by NeilG »

Robert Plant - Big Log...
Experience: something you get, just after you needed it...

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Post by Magpie »

Ub40 many rivers to cross
paddle like f##k

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Post by Yellowsub »

Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

And no, I'm not a squirtboater.

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Post by mole »

Magpie wrote:Ub40 many rivers to cross
UBFing40, you've got to be kidding me. Does no one read sleeve notes these days.

Jimmy Cliff however is a musical genius and Many Rivers to Cross is his greatest triumph.


ps sorry for the tone but its early and....no no I've though about it and I'm not sorry at all. Jimmy Cliff look him up!
Sometimes it's just too much effor......aughhh

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Anything from first 4 Black Sabbath albums....

Someone out there is with me on this one... i know it.

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Post by TheKrikkitWars »

Oh, almost forgot: for high water/floodstage, Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks

(As used not too long ago to dramatic effect on a video of the Upper Upper Plym.)

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Post by slipperystav »

Nick Drake - River Man (one of the best songs ever!)

And after all the id10t and id10t5 videos, anything from Birkbeck (or was it Burdock?) and Half Man Half Biscuit.
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Post by cliffhangermatt »

Rub-a-dub dub
Three men in a tub


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Post by dogger_dave »

1 Down 2 to Go wrote:Anything from first 4 Black Sabbath albums....

Someone out there is with me on this one... I know it.
Me...especially fairies wear boots, NIB and SUpernaut

Anything by Zeppelin

Don't Stop Believing by Journey, especially when sung by amateurs

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Post by SteelRiverRunner »


On the good ship Venus
By God you should have seen us...

Er... yes, that IS my coat, thanks...

If there was a place called Huckenbove, would you want to be Lord of it?

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