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Sopwith Camel — Dancin' Wizard
Album: The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon
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Released: 1973
Length: 2:59
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I'm feeling down
I'm acting grumpy
I'm a fool like everyone else.
I'm a falling down dancing monkey
I need to be by myself.

Should take a long walk out
through the desert
living in the rocks like a blue
bellied lizard
not come back until I'm dry and
weathered
then come back as a dancing wizard.

Feeling down my vision's hazy
I'm doomed like everyone else.
I'm driving all my people crazy
falling under evil spells.
I ought to go out and put myself together
out of all the rocks and snakes of
a feather.
Then I'd leave behind a limestone wizard
I might come back as a dancing lizard.

I don't know why I should be so haggard.
City lights hit me like a blizzard.
Ought to go back as far as I can
stagger
dance on the rocks like a wise
old lizard

Feeling down
Acting grumpy
I'm a fool like everyone else.
I'm a falling down dancing monkey
I need to be by myself.
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Wow, I thought this was a Kurt Vile tune till I looked. Never heard them before; will do so now.
Hey...these are the parents of the Uncle Tupelo band!
I always here "Vielen Dank..."
 PaganSkier wrote:
I bought this album ages ago. Amazing I was able to keep it all these years with various roommates fondling my vinyl. Play Fazon.
Their  first album Sopwith Camel had a sticker on it sayin' "Remember
Hello,Hello"

Oh, I love me some Sopwith Camel! There are so many great tracks on their two albums.
 avikatz wrote:


Kurt Weill
 
Sounds more like Kurt Vile, sublime Philly guitarist, than Kurt Weill, IMHO, though I am more familiar with the former and so could be simply uninformed.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Each time I hear this it makes me want to hear some Steve Poltz, whose humour and odd timings are so similar (and he's still touring and so worth seeing live - a masterful Story Teller).
 arserocket wrote:
thinkin this sounds like Curt Vile ( I like) and yet it's from late 60's .... how good and timeless
 

Kurt Weill
Solid 7. No, wait. Yeah it's an 8. 
Whoa
Orange Peel, please!
 NeuroGeek wrote:
I keep hearing "chicks and geese and ducks better scurry"
 
"When we hit that road, hell-for-leather
Cats and dogs will dance in the heather
Birds and frogs'll sing all together and the toads will hop!..."
I keep hearing "chicks and geese and ducks better scurry"
This whole album is full of nice little ditties.  Actually released in 1973.


https://www.discogs.com/Sopwith-Camel-The-Miraculous-Hump-Returns-From-The-Moon/master/257744
thinkin this sounds like Curt Vile ( I like) and yet it's from late 60's .... how good and timeless
Bill, you are a genius. That's all I can say 
 rascal wrote:
Sound quality is excellent...analogue from the 60's
 
I believe this album was released in 1973, but these guys were around since the mid-1960s.
Sound quality is excellent...analogue from the 60's
 n4ku wrote:
I uploaded three songs from this album years ago, and they were all rejected. This is a great record, and more of it needs to be heard here.

 
I tried too. All the groovy kids I know like this album quite a lot.
I bought this album ages ago. Amazing I was able to keep it all these years with various roommates fondling my vinyl. Play Fazon.
Blast from the past whoa.... I haven't thought of this band in 30 years probably. 
How did I not know there was a band called Sopwith Camel?  And I like this song.
ahhh yes the Miraculous Hump
 kingart wrote:
Good grief!  Another first hear at RP. An enchanting but pretty weird track.
Another song, much more recent, bears a mysterious resemblance. I will have to visit the ear worm library and search the archives to suss out what track may have squeezed a few samples out of this one. 

 
Yep. I heard this decades ago so it was familiar, in a way, but I thought it was way more recent.
Good grief!  Another first hear at RP. An enchanting but pretty weird track.
Another song, much more recent, bears a mysterious resemblance. I will have to visit the ear worm library and search the archives to suss out what track may have squeezed a few samples out of this one. 
Such a great album; thanks for playing.
As quirky and eccentric as Steely Dan.


Where does Bill find this stuff? Very cool.
c.
I always liked this group.  Saw them for the first time on a PBS station in San Francisco, I was playing Sitar at the time so that might have made them extra interesting to me.  Thanks Bill.
I thought "Sopwith Camel" last night... while watching "The Great Waldo Pepper."

Coincidence? ; )
I uploaded three songs from this album years ago, and they were all rejected. This is a great record, and more of it needs to be heard here.
Never head this before; I dig it {#Music}