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Fairport Convention — Percy's Song
Album: Unhalfbricking
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Released: 1969
Length: 6:45
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Bad news, bad news,
Come to me where I sleep,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Sayin' one of your friends
Is in trouble deep,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Tell me the trouble,
Tell me once to my ear,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Joliet prison
And ninety-nine years,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Oh what's the charge
Of how this came to be,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Manslaughter
In the highest of degree,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

I sat down and wrote
The best words I could write,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Explaining to the judge
I'd be there on Wednesday night,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Without a reply,
I left by the moon,
Turn, turn, turn again.
And was in his chambers
By the next afternoon,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Could you tell me the facts?
I said without fear,
Turn, turn, turn again.
That a friend of mine
Should get ninety-nine years,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

A crash on the highway
Flew the car to a field,
Turn, turn, turn again.
There were four persons killed
And he was at the wheel,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

That may be true,
He's got a sentence to serve,
Turn, turn, turn again.
But ninety-nine years,
He just don't deserve,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

And at that the judge jerked forward
And his face it did freeze,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Sayin', "Could you kindly leave
My office now, please,"
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Well his eyes looked funny
And I stood up so slow,
Turn, turn, turn again.
With no other choice
Except for to go,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

I walked down the hallway
And I heard his door slam,
Turn, turn, turn again.
I walked down the courthouse stairs
And I did not understand,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

And I played my guitar
Through the night to the day,
Turn, turn, turn again.
And the only tune
My guitar could play
Was, "The old Cruel Rain
And the Wind."
Comments (23)add comment
PSD from Emerson, Lake and Bore on the main feed, and this came up instead.... no comments for six years so obviously not that popular around here. 

Not the greatest Fairport track, but anything with Sandy Denny on it has a head start on most of the opposition (and how many people put their parents on the album cover....)
Song. I mean, song. There's no son here to listen to.
OK, I've had time to listen to the son, and I think it's boring and dated.
I haven't really listened to the song yet. Too busy enjoying the comments.
 lattalo wrote:

NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Turn, turn, turn this off....................
I like this album, but this is by no means the best song on it.  You pretty much get the idea by the end of the second chorus.
From posh boys playing workers and peasants, to the real folk thing. Like going from yuksville instant coffee to freshly-ground espresso.
Yes
 BijouBijou wrote:
NO.
 
NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NO.
Excellent - to bad the Arlo Guthrie cover of these I uploaded got no love.....

Can't get enough of Sandy though.
 ColdBear wrote:
Could have been shorter !
 You can never have enough Fairport Convention.



The artwork for this lp
*   "copyright grounds" Sony Music Entertainment And I add that there ever was a time when Sony dominated and monopolized the market in certain parts of the western world, in televisions, video players, game consoles, music cd, hi-fi, mobile phones. Were not the best products but they were the more versatile.
Not so anymore. Several years ago, Sony they are a common brand among many others. And still not better.
Perhaps this explains the desperation of lower themselves to the point of harass and cause potential customers who once had as certain in the past, censoring excerpts of videos, thinking that they are losing profits from sales of music DVDs.
And with these attitudes are going to lose much more, because consumers also have the right of the copyright of their choice of option to not purchase the products of label Sony Music Entertainment and boycott them. Well, Sony is on track to go sell dvd's to the Arabian desert. This same, the desert of camels e reptiles.


 
calypsus_1 wrote:

Joan Baez - "Percys song" (1965) 
      *

"From the film "Dont look back"1965 "

Bad news, bad news,
Come to me where I sleep,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Sayin' one of your friends
Is in trouble deep,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Tell me the trouble,
Tell once to my ear,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Joliet prison
And ninety-nine years,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Oh what's the charge
Of how this came to be,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Manslaughter
In the highest of degree,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

I sat down and wrote
The best words I could write,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Explaining to the judge
I'd be there on Wednesday night,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Without a reply,
I left by the moon,
Turn, turn, turn again.
And was in his chambers
By the next afternoon,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Could ya tell me the facts?
I said without fear,
Turn, turn, turn again.
That a friend of mine
Would get ninety-nine years,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

A crash on the highway
Flew the car to a field,
Turn, turn, turn again.
There was four persons killed
And he was at the wheel,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

But I knew him as good
As I'm knowin' myself,
Turn, turn, turn again.
And he wouldn't harm a life
That belonged to someone else,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

The judge spoke
Out of the side of his mouth,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Sayin', "The witness who saw,
He left little doubt,"
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

That may be true,
He's got a sentence to serve,
Turn, turn, turn again.
But ninety-nine years,
He just don't deserve,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Too late, too late,
For his case it is sealed,
Turn, turn, turn again.
His sentence is passed
And it cannot be repealed,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

But he ain't no criminal
And his crime it is none,
Turn, turn, turn again.
What happened to him
Could happen to anyone,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

And at that the judge jerked forward
And his face it did freeze,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Sayin', "Could you kindly leave
My office now, please,"
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Well his eyes looked funny
And I stood up so slow,
Turn, turn, turn again.
With no other choice
Except for to go,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

I walked down the hallway
And I heard his door slam,
Turn, turn, turn again.
I walked down the courthouse stairs
And I did not understand,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

And I played my guitar
Through the night to the day,
Turn, turn, turn again.
And the only tune
My guitar could play
Was, "Oh the Cruel Rain
And the Wind."

written and recorded by Bob Dylan in 1963 (1964)

in Fairport Convention album "Unhalfbricking" (1969)

remembering the unforgetable voice of Ms. Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny

** 9 **



 



Joan Baez - "Percys song" (1965)

"From the film "Dont look back"1965 "

Bad news, bad news,
Come to me where I sleep,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Sayin' one of your friends
Is in trouble deep,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Tell me the trouble,
Tell once to my ear,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Joliet prison
And ninety-nine years,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Oh what's the charge
Of how this came to be,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Manslaughter
In the highest of degree,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

I sat down and wrote
The best words I could write,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Explaining to the judge
I'd be there on Wednesday night,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Without a reply,
I left by the moon,
Turn, turn, turn again.
And was in his chambers
By the next afternoon,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Could ya tell me the facts?
I said without fear,
Turn, turn, turn again.
That a friend of mine
Would get ninety-nine years,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

A crash on the highway
Flew the car to a field,
Turn, turn, turn again.
There was four persons killed
And he was at the wheel,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

But I knew him as good
As I'm knowin' myself,
Turn, turn, turn again.
And he wouldn't harm a life
That belonged to someone else,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

The judge spoke
Out of the side of his mouth,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Sayin', "The witness who saw,
He left little doubt,"
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

That may be true,
He's got a sentence to serve,
Turn, turn, turn again.
But ninety-nine years,
He just don't deserve,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Too late, too late,
For his case it is sealed,
Turn, turn, turn again.
His sentence is passed
And it cannot be repealed,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

But he ain't no criminal
And his crime it is none,
Turn, turn, turn again.
What happened to him
Could happen to anyone,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

And at that the judge jerked forward
And his face it did freeze,
Turn, turn, turn again.
Sayin', "Could you kindly leave
My office now, please,"
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

Well his eyes looked funny
And I stood up so slow,
Turn, turn, turn again.
With no other choice
Except for to go,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

I walked down the hallway
And I heard his door slam,
Turn, turn, turn again.
I walked down the courthouse stairs
And I did not understand,
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind.

And I played my guitar
Through the night to the day,
Turn, turn, turn again.
And the only tune
My guitar could play
Was, "Oh the Cruel Rain
And the Wind."

written and recorded by Bob Dylan in 1963 (1964)

in Fairport Convention album "Unhalfbricking" (1969)

remembering the unforgetable voice of Ms. Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny

** 9 **



AliGator wrote:
Is it me, or is this reallllly long?
Bill needed to take a huge crap
Sandy Denny was a goddess!!! Not my favorite Fairport tune, but how wonderful to hear Sandy on a beautiful August Saturday afternoon.
Could have been shorter !
Is it me, or is this reallllly long?
NIce to hear a good old cut your wrists Irish heart ripper.
Nice trip down memory lane.
It's nice to hear some mellow bluegrass now and again