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This song was written by Eric Bogle as a farewell to his mother when he emigrated from Scotland to Australia. Bogle wrote No man's land, better known as The green fields of France and also The band played waltzing Matilda which are two of the best anti war songs in my 'umble opinion. All of this has nothing really to do with the picture but I thought i would share it with you anyway

Electric Finger

 

 

 

This song was written by Eric Bogle as a farewell to his mother when he emigrated from Scotland to Australia. Bogle wrote No man's land, better known as The green fields of France and also The band played waltzing Matilda which are two of the best anti war songs in my 'umble opinion. All of this has nothing really to do with the picture but I thought i would share it with you anyway

comments (23)

Does it get any better next week or am i better off in Malta.
Bill Phillips: Put it like this Mick.....can I come with you?
One can only imagine what the audience heard...
Bill Phillips: They were all asleep
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Feb 2012, 01:24
That outta give him a bit of a hurry up, heh!
Bill Phillips: Make his eyes water a bit
I am very sorry Bill but you chose the wrong man for your electric sparks... trumpet players only give off sparks with their lips... i know because i played one for 40 years... you should have an electric guitar player inserted into this shot lol....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Canada's answer to Eddie Calvert eh? What you can't see is the portable generator he is wired up to Petergrin
smile Great shot! What a beautiful song - thanks for sharing!!
Bill Phillips: Eric Bogle wrote some very good songs. We saw the Fureys on stage last year and they were amazing!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Feb 2012, 06:49
I'm surprised he's still smiling, Bill, because his hand is already...deformed! sad
Bill Phillips: Is it?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2012, 07:20
Love the picture: well seen & presented!
Bill Phillips: More luck than judgement
  • lisl
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2012, 07:53
Shocking, Bill!
Bill Phillips: Quite so Elisabeth
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Feb 2012, 08:21
How many times did I tell you NOT to touch the wire...
I hope his hair did not curl too much.....
Bill Phillips: must touch the wire again.......
Electricity is no good for hair. He seems having lost it instantly!
Bill Phillips: Wel it certainly hasn't made it curl
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 17 Feb 2012, 08:29
Does he finish off with a rendition of, I did it My Way?
Bill Phillips: No he sings Salty Dog the old Procul Harum favourite and much loved in Droitwich and certain parts of Cheshire
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2012, 08:43
LOL.. he looks to be a live wire.. a bit of a bright spark.. is the guy with the mic saying it's not his volt?
Bill Phillips: enough...........enough
lol! What a great `Friday` pictue. (:o)
Bill Phillips: Rubbish any other day?
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2012, 10:19
Why has that man got two tree-shaped air fresheners stuck to the end of his fingers?
Bill Phillips: you are not entering into the spirit of this Mike
You must have been a mischievous little boy!
Bill Phillips: Yes
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2012, 10:28
You should not point with naked fingers at dressed up persons- a German phrase- but it is the pointer/Zeigefinger nr. 2 , not the stinkefinger nr. 3 - to apologize the gesture of this musician - what an elegant Sir! Funny your twiddly addition!
Bill Phillips: Tommy thumb, Peter Pointer, Toby Tall, Ruby ring and tiny small.As the children's song goes
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2012, 10:31
I like the country music-like song- and the singer pronounces English so clearly that I can understand almost every word.
Bill Phillips: The Fureys are Irish Philine and the song is very poignant. I think the Irish can sing songs like this without them becoming cloyingly sentimental. They probably had a pint of Guinness next to them when they recorded it!
''Shall I poke him in the ribs''
Bill Phillips: That would be naughty
With a few volts, life in the old crooner yet smile
Bill Phillips: with a few thousand
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2012, 15:46
ET must be hidden behind microphone man! smile
Bill Phillips: Phone home!!
Trying to wake up the band? I'm with you on Bogle, Bill - I have a track of Martin Wyndham-Read singing "And the band played..." and it brings tears to the eyes. I also have one of June Tabor doing the same song and, fine singer that she is, she doesn't come close in feeling.
Bill Phillips: I have a version by the Pogues! If you are interested this is a youu tube link to Eric Bogle singing it himself http://youtu.be/WG48Ftsr3OI
I don't know why but this makes me think of the old Sparky tales when I was a kid.
Bill Phillips: LOL!! I bet you liked the one with the train
had an amusing time with this picture and scrolling through the comments. a very therapeutic post

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