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Name that RH tune please?

Discussion in 'General' started by Mat1964, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Mat1964

    Mat1964 I've got a zappy little nappy

    Howdy folks,

    This one`s been bother me for twenty odd years.

    Back in the eightys I saw Roy at the West End Centre, Aldershot.
    It was another supurb gig full of banter and reverb magnificance.

    Half way through he switched to an unamplified white acoustic and made a big thing about playing a tune that he had vowed never to play again..

    I never caught the name of the tune nor the story behind it owing to my slightly ethereal state!

    The lyrics went something like..

    Sayonara something something..

    Not a lot to go on but fingers crossed for the experts out there!
  2. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Maybe 'Goodbye' from FB&B on a Japanese export label? :confused1::biggrin:

  3. The Monster

    The Monster I've got a zappy little nappy

    Hello Mat

    There's something quite magnificent about harbouring such an irritating gap in one's knowledge for that length of time.

    Maybe it's me, but your line 'The lyrics went something like..

    Sayonara something something..' totally cracked me up...

    Hope someone comes up with a definitive answer for you
  4. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    New lyrics for a song

    It must be out in the ether somewhere; there ethereal; here surreal.

  5. Dr_Doom_The_Optimist

    Dr_Doom_The_Optimist In a beautiful rambling mess

    Hmmm. I have a list of unreleased (?) '80s songs here:

    • Away On A Cruise
    • Just A Feeling
    • Millwall
    • Poor Man
    • Politician

    I've heard 'Millwall' and 'Poor Man', and I don't think it's those... so maybe it's one of the other 3?

  6. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    "The boy stood on the burning deck"? Only ever heard the first 2 lines and then he changed his mind ;)
  7. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    I love a good puzzle...

    You've got me thinking about where I may have read Roy's comments about hating/never playing songs of his again. So far, I've gotten through FB&B in Roy's book.

    Roy comments that he hated "Circle" off of "Ghengis."

    The song "Goodbye" re-written for a Japanese target?

    Perhaps a song about an ex-lover or a lost friend (like "My Friend?").

    I'm really reaching for ideas, but I'll get back to the puzzle after dinner (maybe...).

    Sayonara Something Something does have a nice rhythmic quality to it...
  8. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Prob nearest guess t'would b timewise of a failed relationship?

    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  9. Nigels

    Nigels Computer stained fingers

    Don't know about the lyric but I do remember that when he brought Naked Flame back into the set he introduced it as a song he thought he'd never play again. Just a thought as I can't remember when this was exactly.
  10. Steve_Pitts

    Steve_Pitts I've got a zappy little nappy

    I'm sure I've heard him say the same thing about She's The One
  11. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    I think he's said that the vocal requirements for that one are a bit of a stretch these days.
  12. Poor Man

    Poor Man I've got a zappy little nappy

    Name That Tune

    Can only be Hallucinating Light: 'Sayaknow the way it works, cos when I fly it's with your soul' - if you were already floating off somewhere, the key change will have transported you into the ether - sayonara, and welcome back!
  13. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Say-you-know-a LYRIC?

    According to Roy's book:
    "But you know the way it's worked I feel
    That when I fly
    It's with your soul..."

    According to Roy, "A lot of nights I'm really up for singing this song because I can look forward to the dynamic and the drama..."

    HQ was the first album by Roy I heard, and one of my only ones until I found more online. Poor Man, I think you've got the best possible answer in spite of Roy's much-belated comment. Sometimes we hear crazy-wrong lyrics, or maybe Roy was making a timely comment with a different lyric. Or maybe it was Matt1964's state of mind or a just a dream.

    Maybe it's a song Roy never recorded or published. Like "Ladybird" from one of Paul's earlier podcasts. (Love that one!).
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011

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