Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Mr Lacey / Some Sweet Day


Bruce Lacey is a well known English "barmpot" who got up to all sorts of eccentric things

Please Mr Lacey, let me work your loving machine
Please Mr Lacey, let me work your loving machine
Will you let me control the handles,
you know it's the best thing I've ever seen

Well Mr Lacey, where'd you learn just what to do?
Well Mr Lacey, where'd you learn just what to do?
Can you fix me up now with a teacher,
I wanna become an inventor too

Why Mr Lacey, why d'you do the things you do?
Why Mr Lacey, why d'you do the things you do?
It's true no one here understands now
But maybe someday they'll catch up with you

[Ashley Hutchings]

(Copyright © exists)

Some Sweet Day

Some sweet day, some sweet day
I'm gonna hold you like I want to
I'm gonna kiss you like I want to
I'm gonna love you like I need to
Some sweet day

Some sweet day you will say
That you have started dreaming of me
That you love no one else above me,
I'll find a way to make you love me,
Some sweet day

I hope it won't be long
Till I can take you and make you my very own
Cause can't you see I get so tired
Of wishing and dreaming alone

Some sweet day, some sweet day
You'll get that twinkle in your eye, love
You're gonna look at me and sigh, love
And then you tell me that you're my love
Some sweet day

Some sweet day, some sweet day
You'll get that twinkle in your eye, love
You're gonna look at me and sigh, love
And then you tell me that you're my love
Some sweet day

[Felice & Boudleaux Bryant]

There are at least three Fairport Convention recordings of this song:

1. The oldest version dates from 1967 and has Judy Dyble singing harmony vocals. It can be found on Ashley Hutchings' 1994 anthology The Guv'nor Vol 1.

2. On May 28, 1968, they recorded it in BBC Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly, for John Peel's Top Gear radio show. It was produced by Bernie Andrews and broadcast on June 30, 1968. The track was released on the Heyday cassette and both of its CD versions and in 2007 on the 4CD set Live at the BBC.

3.The third version was recorded on January 16, 1969 as a possible single release but dropped in favour of Meet on the Ledge. It was finally made available as bonus track of the 2003 CD reissue of What We Did on Our Holidays.

mucho thanks go out to
Reinhard Zierke for the notes

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