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Harry Manx — Bring That Thing (live)
Album: Harry Manx Live
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Released: 2000
Length: 5:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You swore off vice and habit
Trying to save your face
Need some lovin girl know I have it
Just to decorate your place

Dog my cat
Can't you scratch that itch
Things were more simple
When we didn't have a stitch

Bring that thing oh back home
Bring that thing back home

Well lord I need forgiveness
For the methods I use
I believe I can overcome them well
Talking about the blues

These hard times
They sink you down just like a stone
But you don't stop praying oh lord no don't stop praying cause

You gonna make it home

Bring that thing back home
Bring that thing back home

Some folks tried and some folks failed
Living without love somehow
Well that might float you know but I kind of doubt it cause
It;s sure been fun up till now

I might be the one
I'm laying silver down in your hand
Whatever else I may or may not be
I swear I'll always be your man

Bring that thing back home
Bring that thing back home
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It's your thing, do what you wanna do --- Isley Bros
embrace it...
 Proclivities wrote:

It's either about plate tectonics or starfish; I can't remember which.
 
Malarkey.
 Djoy wrote:
What a fantastic run of songs!  Please stop so I can leave & get my errands done.
 
Been there often.
Sounds like Jason Isbell.

I was going to say that was some kcar vs proclivities shit going down, but jump roping dogs kind of stole the show.

kcar wrote:

 

Your slide into dementia is almost complete! Just keep watching...

gif of 5 dogs in tutus jumping rope 

 


 Proclivities wrote:

It's either about plate tectonics or starfish; I can't remember which.

  

Your slide into dementia is almost complete! Just keep watching...

gif of 5 dogs in tutus jumping rope 
 MrsTom wrote:
Preceded by "mango in my garden". "Dog my cat" What the heck are these people talking about? 
 
It's either about plate tectonics or starfish; I can't remember which.
 MrsTom wrote:
Preceded by "mango in my garden". "Dog my cat" What the heck are these people talking about? 
 
Michael wrote: Your comment reminds me of an adorable friend who, with an uncharacteristic lack of confidence, asked "Bring what thing home"?
Raw and blue 🎢🎢🎢🍷
 subgyro wrote:

Yep!

https://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2014/02/harry-manxs-facebook-plea-inspires-real-life-hunt-for-stolen-guitar.html

 
Great news…but I'm now 2woo hours late to doo my shopping for New Years dinnerrrr!!
 TerryS wrote:

Seen Harry do this tune several times and he is always good, sometimes great.

Loves a good pun too.

Had his Mohan Veena stolen last year, anyone know if he got it back?



 
Yep!

https://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2014/02/harry-manxs-facebook-plea-inspires-real-life-hunt-for-stolen-guitar.html
 eveliko wrote:
Day after day, thanks to RP, this gentleman is giving me similar thrills to SRV.

 
That's quite a comparison to S R Vaughan 
Ain't nobody playing along with this man when he is letting it all out.
Plus no visible effort. 
Perhaps the 7 years apprenticeship in India helped a tad. 
GREAT song......buying it!!!!!
Noodlers of the world, Unite! 

martinc wrote:
I bet everyone with an acoustic at hand has it out playing along.  Show of hands. I am one

 


Day after day, thanks to RP, this gentleman is giving me similar thrills to SRV.
 martinc wrote:
I bet everyone with an acoustic at hand has it out playing along.  Show of hands. I am one

 
I can imagine you right now, playing your guitar and rhythmically typing your post with a pencil in your mouth! Since I'm doing the same thing, I can't raise my hand, but I'm with you!
Wow
 
LOVE this. Never heard the guy before...now i have to go get this album. MAN...
 
I bet everyone with an acoustic at hand has it out playing along.  Show of hands. I am one
What a fantastic run of songs!  Please stop so I can leave & get my errands done.
A most excellent tune.
 MrsTom wrote:
Preceded by "mango in my garden". "Dog my cat" What the heck are these people talking about? 
 
Metaphors 
Preceded by "mango in my garden". "Dog my cat" What the heck are these people talking about? 

Seen Harry do this tune several times and he is always good, sometimes great.

Loves a good pun too.

Had his Mohan Veena stolen last year, anyone know if he got it back?


keep it coming!

Great song!!! Way to get behind the mule Harry!


"Dog my cat" always brings a recent meaning of the verb 'to dog' to my salacious mind... ;-)

Cool song. I don't know WTF he's going on about, but his voice is captivating and the sound hypnotising. 8 from the dirty-minded Nottingham jury.
 Minimally wrote:
I can't help but laugh when I see the song title, I mean, if this were a hip hop song it would have a completely different meaning... or would it?

 

it is and always will be ......that thang........{#Heartkiss}{#Hug}{#Dance}
I can't help but laugh when I see the song title, I mean, if this were a hip hop song it would have a completely different meaning... or would it?
I LOVE this one.
Have seen Harry 3 times now in a variety of venues...love, love, love him! 
Super set!
This is one of a string of powerful tunes DJ, Many Thanks 
DS
Manx
Harper
Johnny Lang 
seriously good...........{#Fire}{#Dancingbanana}{#Fire}
RP introduced me to Harry Manx and this album in particular.  Wow, what a great artist and album!  Thanks RP and thanks to many of you, my fellow RP listeners who help RP along w/ some great suggestions.  {#Cheers}
Love that bass in the background. It made me realize that the reason I don't like blues that much is the lack of bass.
Love Harry Manx. He's also great in concert - go see him if you get the chance.
Dog my cat.
 januismer wrote:
Polk Salad Annie.
 
Gotta love Tony Joe White!  {#Cheers}

Yeaaaaaaahhh, love it.

Bring that thing back home.
 


This is art. Terrific.
Fits my mood today... Thank You.... I want to have a drink and dance barefoot on the beach as the sun goes down... Long day, long month, very-too-much a long year... dancing in the warm sand... good music...
Polk Salad Annie.
This is a tune that transcend ages.  How appreciative I am!{#Bananapiano}
Lovin' how the songs are just sliding into each other along such sinuous and tasty sonic lines...EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT FROM A STATION!
love it!
Had me swaying in my seat. Good stuff
The beginning reminds me of Better Man by John Butler Trio
 zenhead wrote:
it's a Mohan veena - a sitar-guitar hybrid. cool, ain't it?

 
Surely, if it's a Guitar/Sitar hybrid, it's a Sitar? Or a Guitar? Even a Suitar?!
it's a Mohan veena - a sitar-guitar hybrid. cool, ain't it?

 garyalex wrote:

Sitar?

I really like this tune. 
 
he plays a mohan vina......
 Snoopy2 wrote:
I like that Indian instrument, what is it called?
 
Sitar?

I really like this tune. 

I like that Indian instrument, what is it called?
I purchased a Harry Manx album after first hearing him on RP.  Every song he does seems to be a combination of two other songs on the album, so there is not a lot of variety.  But he has such a cool sound, I'm perfectly fine with that.
hey what the hell
8))
go legal
 
I tried to bring that thing to my mp3 but couldn't download it...awwww....
 Stingray wrote:
HARRY moves me...
that's all what counts!

No matter how simelar his songs sound!

I LIKE HIM!!!

A LOT!!

FEELINGS...!!!!
 

well, I guess they call you Stingray!
HARRY moves me...
that's all what counts!

No matter how simelar his songs sound!

I LIKE HIM!!!

A LOT!!

FEELINGS...!!!!
Is it just me or do all of Harry Manx's songs sound the same?
There was a little sample from "my favourite things"  on the guitar picking wasn't it?


Nice tune! I never heard of Harry Manx before but I'll do some research.

Thanks Bill!


With the volume turned up a notch:

8 —> 10
CLASSICAL "8"...
This particular mix of this song is one that grabs my soul and refuses to let go.  I believe in this case, it is the live element and unfortunately I can't find it anywhere.  So Bill, where do we find this live version of Bring That Thing?
Black Rebel Elbow Club
 buzmaggie wrote:
poor vancouve, sometimes that brings a peace of mind you dont have.  listen to that harmonica!  if you cant get pleasure out of this you probably have problems elsewhere!
{#Fight}
 
Huh??
I think you meant to reply to AdyMiles's comment?
I quite like this tune!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

. . . Like every comment you make.

 

poor vancouve, sometimes that brings a peace of mind you dont have.  listen to that harmonica!  if you cant get pleasure out of this you probably have problems elsewhere!
{#Fight}

blues, they are hard times. 


 ewest02 wrote:

An expression of astonishment... Early  printed uses include Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and the O. Henry story "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog"  ..From Chapter 15 in Huckleberry Finn, Jim says "...but dog my cats ef it ain't de powerfullest dream I ever see."

 
Well dog my cat - I did not know that! 
Thanks ewesto2!  {#Smile}
 AdyMiles wrote:
annoying, boring, predictable crap...
 
. . . Like every comment you make.

Where else you may find so much great music all together?
Very nice!! Haven't heard of him either, but what a surprise!!

8
Never heard of Harry Manx before finding him here on RP. Was amazed as his list of awards especially from Canadian sources. Yet he was an unknown to me. Thanks again Bill.  I am watching for tour dates around here.
 AdyMiles wrote:
annoying, boring, predictable crap... twang twang. thud thud yet again. not a good day on RP so far
 
Did Excelsior move to England and change his name?

Smacks heavily of AUTHENTICITY...........perhaps out of your outre holbourne............

Dude! Good one.
 holborne wrote:


I suppose this will be lost on you, but again, posting the words "no comment" is not the same as actually, you know, not making a comment. But I don't get the impression you're thinking about it very hard, so I won't bother to discuss it further with you.
 

I get the impression he is saying: "this is a 9, end of discussion", or "this is so much a 9 that I don't want to hear your feeble dissenting arguments".
 AdyMiles wrote:
annoying, boring, predictable crap... twang twang. thud thud yet again. not a good day on RP so far
 
Dear AdyMiles:

Please make a positive comment now and then. It would be a refreshing change. Thank you.

annoying, boring, predictable crap... twang twang. thud thud yet again. not a good day on RP so far


Nice tune!
Yeah. Good one.
What a sexist load of crap.

I love it.

8
 dc_zee wrote:
What does "dog my cat" really mean/imply?  
The first use of this I recall was an early Preston Sturges movie entitled "Christmas in July".
 
These days this might refer to following cats hoping to spy on them having sex but I'd hope that such a 'modern' meaning of 'dogging' (see Wikipedia) wouldn't have applied in the days when this song was written ;)

 dc_zee wrote:
What does "dog my cat" really mean/imply?  
The first use of this I recall was an early Preston Sturges movie entitled "Christmas in July".
 
An expression of astonishment... Early  printed uses include Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and the O. Henry story "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog"  ..From Chapter 15 in Huckleberry Finn, Jim says "...but dog my cats ef it ain't de powerfullest dream I ever see."

 calypsus_1 wrote:

can you understand that situations exist where to say "no comment" mean to say "everything"?:  or, if you want,  "silence is gold", ty.  -    9.

holborne wrote:


Uh, dude, just so you know: it's kind of annoying to keep reading your comments saying "No comment." If you don't want to make a comment, how about not posting that you're not making a comment?

 
 

Far out, Catherwood...roll another bomber and leave it on the sidetable.
Detta var skit bra!! (This where good as hell) as we said in Swedish. This is somthing like J.J Cale on real Blues. Soory for my spelling!
this really was a hard song to find, I had to go to his web site to figure out which cd this live version was on - I am so glad that Radio Paradise actually plays Harry Manx!
thanks for this one, it's such a great song...
Still lovin' this one...   {#Music}
What does "dog my cat" really mean/imply?  
The first use of this I recall was an early Preston Sturges movie entitled "Christmas in July".
Great voice, great playing...I keep forgetting it's live until the song finishes and the audience applauds.
brought that thing up from a 7 to a 8, simplistic but real nice like it
 rtrudeau wrote:


I have spent countless hours minutes trying to decipher calypsus_1's song comments with limited success. Why post "no comment" when not posting a comment is essentially the same thing? What on earth does "no comment" mean to say "everything" mean, anyway? (The more I read that the more it sounds like nonsense). I am utterly confused.

In order to maintain my limited grasp on sanity, I have decided to simply skip over and not read any comments I see that are made in a dark blue, bold typeface.

 

I think that is a very fine plan of action, which I will adopt.

Of course, now he'll probably just change the color of the typeface. But I am adaptable.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

can you understand that situations exist where to say "no comment" mean to say "everything"?:  or, if you want,  "silence is gold", ty.  -    9.

holborne wrote:


Uh, dude, just so you know: it's kind of annoying to keep reading your comments saying "No comment." If you don't want to make a comment, how about not posting that you're not making a comment?

 
 

I have spent countless hours minutes trying to decipher calypsus_1's song comments with limited success. Why post "no comment" when not posting a comment is essentially the same thing? What on earth does "no comment" mean to say "everything" mean, anyway? (The more I read that the more it sounds like nonsense). I am utterly confused.

In order to maintain my limited grasp on sanity, I have decided to simply skip over and not read any comments I see that are made in a dark blue, bold typeface.

Wonderful song.  I saw Manx live this summer.  It was a transfixing experience that reminded me a little of the feeling I had when I first saw Lucinda perform.  Very sexy, very blues-ey! 
 holborne wrote:

Uh, dude, just so you know: it's kind of annoying to keep reading your comments saying "No comment." If you don't want to make a comment, how about not posting that you're not making a comment?

 

I'm not getting the "no comment" thing either.  If the dude/dudette wants people to know he/she rated it a 9 just post 9.  Adding "no comment" is kinda weird.


 calypsus_1 wrote:

can you understand that situations exist where to say "no comment" mean to say "everything"?:  or, if you want,  "silence is gold", ty.  -    9.

holborne wrote:


Uh, dude, just so you know: it's kind of annoying to keep reading your comments saying "No comment." If you don't want to make a comment, how about not posting that you're not making a comment?

 

 

I suppose this will be lost on you, but again, posting the words "no comment" is not the same as actually, you know, not making a comment. But I don't get the impression you're thinking about it very hard, so I won't bother to discuss it further with you.


can you understand that situations exist where to say "no comment" mean to say "everything"?:  or, if you want,  "silence is gold", ty.  -    9.

holborne wrote:


Uh, dude, just so you know: it's kind of annoying to keep reading your comments saying "No comment." If you don't want to make a comment, how about not posting that you're not making a comment?

 


 calypsus_1 wrote:
no comment  -   9.
 
Uh, dude, just so you know: it's kind of annoying to keep reading your comments saying "No comment." If you don't want to make a comment, how about not posting that you're not making a comment?

no comment  -   9.
Kicks serious ass. What I would call a 'low key ass-kickin'     digin it 
7 = Quite Likeable   yummy harmonica
Great tune! I must see Harry live this year some how.............is he from Salt Spring?
{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}
OK, I'm a pushover.  Lay down a blues line like that, add some dobro and a harp and I'm transfixed, simple as that.
Not a huge fan of the blues but I like this guy. Like how he blends some eastern instruments into blues on other cuts
this is really starting to grow on me.
Hinkamp wrote:
never heard this guy anywhere other than RP ... great find!
I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters with very eclictic tastes in music. It's seldom that I can play something that neither have heard before. Thanks Bill!
Now that was awesome :clap:
kream wrote:
:) @ all the comments about the compelling nature of the song. Thought I'd mention that those who like the work on the strings should check out some good South Indian Carnatic Music.
Thanks for that!
lingchih wrote:
Quite nice blues harmonica. Very good overall... I'll do a 7 for first listen. Could we tone down the animated icons?quote> Methinks thou protesteth too much.......... :daisy:
Quite nice blues harmonica. Very good overall... I'll do a 7 for first listen. Could we tone down the animated icons?
Why can't we hear some good blues more often on RP? If you please! :bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam:
I agree!
:bounce:
:clap:
:bananajam: :bananajam:
:) @ all the comments about the compelling nature of the song. Thought I'd mention that those who like the work on the strings should check out some good South Indian Carnatic Music.
:guitarist: :bounce: :high-five: