Other Top Notch Lyricists

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Bridget Jones

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1. Kirsty Mac Coll 2. Andy Partridge 3. Leonard Cohen 4. Kurt Cobain 5. Neil Finn
 
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'Radar' O'Reilly

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> 1. Kirsty Mac Coll 2. Andy Partridge 3. Leonard Cohen 4. Kurt Cobain 5.
> Neil Finn

Nice to see another big Kirsty fan on here.

You must have followed me back home/and hid behind my back

A few other names I must put forward are Cathal Coughlan, Peter Perrett, and Howard Devoto.
 
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Lifeguard Sleeping

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> 1. Kirsty Mac Coll 2. Andy Partridge 3. Leonard Cohen 4. Kurt Cobain 5.
> Neil Finn

6. Mark Kozelek
7. Rhett Miller
8. Neil Peart
 
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GenderNectar

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> 1. Kirsty Mac Coll 2. Andy Partridge 3. Leonard Cohen 4. Kurt Cobain 5.
> Neil Finn

Tori Amos
Rufus Wainwright
Ben Folds
Hawksley Workman
 
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derby lunatic fringe

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> Tori Amos
> Rufus Wainwright
> Ben Folds
> Hawksley Workman

Tori Amos?

hmmm,
Paul Heaton
Patti Smith
Aidan Moffat - f***ing genius
Billy Fury
Douglas Pearce
 
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SimplyThrilledHoney

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Jonathan Richman
Stuart Murdoch
Dickon Edwards
Stephin Merritt
Bob Dylan
 
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derby lunatic fringe

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and before i forget...Billy Mackenzie

Rest in peace; gone but never forgotten
 
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moby

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> Jonathan Richman
> Stuart Murdoch
> Dickon Edwards
> Stephin Merritt
> Bob Dylan

lawrence, i owe you an apology, i'm sorry for what i said to you,
i didn't mean it, i was trying to provoke a reaction, it won't happen
again from me, sorry, ian
 
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Uncleskinny

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What about Neil Hannon?

> Nice to see another big Kirsty fan on here.

> You must have followed me back home/and hid behind my back

> A few other names I must put forward are Cathal Coughlan, Peter Perrett,
> and Howard Devoto.

I don't think we should forget Neil Hannon - second only to Moz in my book.

Sk.
 
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derby lunatic fringe

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Re: What about Neil Hannon?

> I don't think we should forget Neil Hannon - second only to Moz in my
> book.

> Sk

Too right...and whilst we are on the subject; Scott Walker, Jacques Brel, Mort Schuman and Rod McKuen
 
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Uncleskinny

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Re: What about Neil Hannon?

> Too right...and whilst we are on the subject; Scott Walker, Jacques Brel,
> Mort Schuman and Rod McKuen

Jacques Brel - don't get me started - it's a little known fact that he wrote the original Seasons In The Sun, terribly plagiarised by Terry Jacks - orignally named Le Moribond. Have there ever been better displays of drunken rakishness than Amsterdam and Jacky (Le Chanson de Jacky) - I think not. And while we are at it, Neil Hannon did a far better cover version of Jacky than Marc Almond, marginally failing the superb Scott Walker version. Although, the translation left a bit to be desired ..."...whiskey that came from Twickenham.." - shocking!

Cheers,

Sk.
 
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Almodis

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> 1. Kirsty Mac Coll 2. Andy Partridge 3. Leonard Cohen 4. Kurt Cobain 5.
> Neil Finn

Stephen Jones (Babybird)
Aidan Moffat
Cathal Coughlan
Luke Haines (Auteurs, Black Box Recorder)
Nick Cave
Randy Newman
 
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moby

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Re: What about Neil Hannon?

> Jacques Brel - don't get me started - it's a little known fact that he
> wrote the original Seasons In The Sun, terribly plagiarised by Terry Jacks
> - orignally named Le Moribond. Have there ever been better displays of
> drunken rakishness than Amsterdam and Jacky (Le Chanson de Jacky) - I
> think not. And while we are at it, Neil Hannon did a far better cover
> version of Jacky than Marc Almond, marginally failing the superb Scott
> Walker version. Although, the translation left a bit to be desired
> ..."...whiskey that came from Twickenham.." - shocking!

> Cheers,

> Sk.

neil hannon wrote this didn't he?

My lovely horse running through the field,
Where are you going, with your fetlocks blowing in the wind,
I want to shower you with sugar lumps, and ride you over fences,
I want to polish your hooves every single day and take you to the horse dentist.

My lovely horse your a pony no more.
Running around with a man on your back,
Like a train in the night

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~cbaker01/frted/SOUNDS/ASFE/LHORSE.MOV
 
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derby lunatic fringe

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Re: What about Neil Hannon?

> Jacques Brel - don't get me started - it's a little known fact that he
> wrote the original Seasons In The Sun, terribly plagiarised by Terry Jacks
> - orignally named Le Moribond. Have there ever been better displays of
> drunken rakishness than Amsterdam and Jacky (Le Chanson de Jacky) - I
> think not. And while we are at it, Neil Hannon did a far better cover
> version of Jacky than Marc Almond, marginally failing the superb Scott
> Walker version. Although, the translation left a bit to be desired
> ..."...whiskey that came from Twickenham.." - shocking!

> Cheers,

> Sk.

Jacques Brel-it takes a rare talent to make me listen to Flemish lyrics in the trusty lunatic wagon, but who else could write something as lovely as 'let me be the shadow of your shadow'. Scott's version of Amsterdam was a revelation when I first heard it...but you Jacques belt it out and it is another world. If you are a fan of Brel, I really recommend Alan Claydons biog of the great man 'Jacque Brel' ISBN 1860741363. His biggest English fan? Tony Hatch of Crossroads and Neighbours theme tunes no less-it was Brel's lyrics that got him co-writing with Moz darling, Petula Clarke.
Schuman, who translated most of Brels lyrics to English, also wrote most of the early Small Faces stuff with Kenny Lynch before going on to work with Scott. On a similar vein, what about Jimmy Webb? Did you know that Macarthur Park was originally written for Elvis;s 68 comeback, but the Colonel said a big no to the King embracing a 7 minute epic...can't blame him really.
 
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Uncleskinny

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Re: What about Neil Hannon?

> neil hannon wrote this didn't he?

> My lovely horse running through the field,
> Where are you going, with your fetlocks blowing in the wind,
> I want to shower you with sugar lumps, and ride you over fences,
> I want to polish your hooves every single day and take you to the horse
> dentist.

> My lovely horse your a pony no more.
> Running around with a man on your back,
> Like a train in the night

> http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~cbaker01/frted/SOUNDS/ASFE/LHORSE.MOV

Well, the bard of Clogher wrote this for Father Ted's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. I can't remember if it won or not.

Sk.
 
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Patrick McCann

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Re: And Jarvis, kids. let's never forget Jarvis....

...and what the hell..even Martin Rossitter wasn't bad.
 
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moby

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> Stephen Jones"Babybird"

hi gripper "you're gorgeous, i'll do anything for you" *giggles like a schoolgirl*, stage invader
 
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