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David Lindley — Gimme Da 'Ting
Album: Very Greasy
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Released: 1988
Length: 4:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Talk to you and do be nice
You won't take the doctors advice
You know I'm suffering with the flu
The doctor tell ya what I have to do
And now you tell me that you don't agree
With what the doctor tell you to give me

Gimme Da Ting that the doctor order me - Gimme Da Ting
Gimme Da Ting that the doctor order me - Gimme Da Ting
Gimme Da Ting that the doctor order me - Gimme Da Ting
Gimme Da Ting that the doctor order me - Gimme Da Ting

Call me girl, I want to know
Why you have been suffering so
Can't you see that I'm very sick
I really must get better quick
Now you stop your foolin' about
Cause all that medicines down inside me mouth (Chorus)

All the while so
It's a really black medicine
You know I must have it to survive
Do you want me to stay alive
Now you do what the doctor said
One teaspoon before I go to bed (Chorus)

Stop me now I'm losing me voice
And this is my only choice
I beg you please give me a dose
Me vocal chords is getting worse
Just a little bit to ease the pain
The only thing to make me sing again (Chorus)
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 Baby_M wrote:
Here's a Thing for you:


 

GIMME
Vampire Weekend influencer?
Tiki hut music. A good 'ting
Reminds me of 'Weekend at Bernie's'.   Similar quality...
 Ihatethissong wrote:
Wiki photo of him looks like a stereotypical Irish drunk, or a model for a garden gnome casting.
 

The photo is very interesting.  The shirt alone adds great flair.  I can see the same garden gnome look you mention.  That broad smile too.    
If you're still interested Xeno, this is a remake of an Antiguan calypso song by an artist called Lord Kitchener. 


 
xeno wrote:
Hi.  I actually really like Gimme Da'Ting, and I was googling around because I couldn't determine elsewhere whether David Lindley actually wrote it, or if it was from someone else.  I am using it in a song list I'm making in Rhapsody Online, and I wanted to see if I could get another name for it, because Lindley's cover/recording of it is the only one I've found.  

I find it odd that some posters don't like the song that much.  I find it very good.  Perhaps it takes that Sears Roebuck taste.  At any rate, I find all of Lindley's stuff very enjoyable, and generally a good dose of what I think of as reality.  My story of Lindley is my friend Phil, a serious Dead fan, taking me and the Rayo dog to Pacific Beach for a rest (and to buy his pickup I think) the Summer I was trying to divorce my future ex-wife, whom I now count as a very dear, but thankfully distant friend, and still one of the most beautiful women I've ever known too, if that matters (it really doesn't to me, but it's good story material).   He played me Very Greasy, which he had on CD, and I was immediatly hooked, though oddly my favorite track at that time was Tiki Torches at Twilight.  Now I think "Pay the man" is, but frankly I so far enjoy all his stuff.  Anyway, I now work on the Rhapsody Online project and listen to more music than I thought I ever would, and I find Lindley one of my favorites. Enough lavishment of praise though.

So I want to know if Gimme is really written by David, and even so if it has any other heritage, which somehow I think it does.  Can someone help me on that?  Can I get some spelling for any alternate tracks? 
 

 Ihatethissong wrote:
Wiki photo of him looks like a stereotypical Irish drunk, or a model for a garden gnome casting.
 
He likes polyester leisure suits too, is first to admit that it is super exciting for him to go to Salt Lake City to perform because apparently there is a large selection there. 
Wiki photo of him looks like a stereotypical Irish drunk, or a model for a garden gnome casting.
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Gotta love the Lindley. Well, you don't. But I do. And this is a great record.

 
I concur!
Gotta love the Lindley. Well, you don't. But I do. And this is a great record.
Lindley is the Al Franken of music.
Oh Dr. oh Dr. oh Dear Dr. John
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong
Am afraid me life will go down in the soil
If me wife don't stop drinking yer cod liver oil
no thanx
 Baby_M wrote:
Here's a Thing for you:



 
That would make for a great date night car.
Here's a Thing for you:


 kingart wrote:
Alright, everyone under (or who thinks they're under) the age of, say, 12, get up and dance. Gimme me the thing dat da doctor order me. Beano, a new heart, more sex, take your pick. 

 
I will have them all if that is alright with the doc.
way too early and sober for this
Greatest. Party. LP. Ever.
this whole cd is delightfull ! thanks bill
Repetitive and dull cod-reggae.
 jhorton wrote:
Less awful than most of his work. Barely.

 
Is that the Cape Cod trailer park in you talkin' out loud?

still of three guys from TV show "Trailer Park Boys" 
And his hair was...well......
MORE MR. DAVE!  WOOHOO!  {#Bananajam}
Average 5.3 seems a bit harsh for something so jolly! Cheer up folks, it might never happen {#Bananajam}
Less awful than most of his work. Barely.
David Simon?
 
more DAVID PLEASe'...{#Dance}{#Sunny}   on RY would be nice....{#Guitarist}{#Bananajam}da whole ting.....ALL of IT......{#Jump}
The singing, and thee excent, ees nothing to write home about,
but that heavy bass and clear, high guitar vibe is pretty much exactly what I've been fruitlessly searching for ever since Paul Simon's Graceland.
Or, it may be a blatant ripoff of Graceland.
In any case, it sounds great!
Alright, everyone under (or who thinks they're under) the age of, say, 12, get up and dance. Gimme me the thing dat da doctor order me. Beano, a new heart, more sex, take your pick. 
If I rated songs on their "fun factor," this would rate 8 from me.


This song is good for the ears...

 
Bill, you ought to pair this one with Harry Manx' "Bring That Thing."
Just a goofy name like "El Rayo-X" makes me smile. Lindley's a blast.
 xtalman wrote:

It is fun, light and kind of stupid but fun.  So all you Francises out there lighten up.

Maybe get your own 'ting.


 
I'm all about fun these days - mostly because I'm not having much of it. I really wanted to dance to this song, but the back will barely let me WALK, much less dance. I fear I may need - GASP! - a trip to a chiropractor. Please send donations, as I can barely afford to put gas in my vehicle to get me to and from work.

Oh, what the heck - I'll break-dance anyway. This is just too good a song to NOT dance to, even if dancing means a trip to the ER... 

It is fun, light and kind of stupid but fun.  So all you Francises out there lighten up.

Maybe get your own 'ting.


More_Cowbell wrote:

     Stop playing with da ting, will ya!

 
The_Enemy wrote:

He's probably gone blind by now
 
Either he's gone blind, or he's a member of the House of Representatives from New York!  {#Lol}

(Love the song, BTW.  Just good, dumb, goofy fun.)

awful 
The Prince of Polyester!
 salide wrote:
Under da cee!
 
Da seaweed is always greenah, in somebuddy else's lekk...{#Lol}  Oh, thanks, salide - now I have to go watch that movie!  After I'm done dancing to this song...{#Bananasplit}
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Stop playing with da ting, will ya!
 
He's probably gone blind by now
 shutter wrote:

I think at this point, eight years later, you're still right. Kind of annoying, IMO.
 
It's suckiness is timeless
 fulker wrote:
Yes this definitely sucks

 
I think at this point, eight years later, you're still right. Kind of annoying, IMO.

Da Doc Prescribes we smoke Da Ting
Under da cee!
I love David Lindley - very eclectic and talented.  He's not afraid to take chances with the music, like Lindsey Buckingham.  And anyway, if Jackson Browne thinks he's worth employing, who am I to argue? {#Bananasplit}{#Guitarist}
Stop playing with da ting, will ya!
 pkeys wrote:
Nice blend of African pop and Calypso and a catchy beat. I think this song's great!
 

Yep, if nothing else, it's a moment of happy jump around music.
 xeno wrote:
Hi.  I actually really like Gimme Da'Ting, and I was googling around because I couldn't determine elsewhere whether David Lindley actually wrote it, or if it was from someone else.  I am using it in a song list I'm making in Rhapsody Online, and I wanted to see if I could get another name for it, because Lindley's cover/recording of it is the only one I've found.  

I find it odd that some posters don't like the song that much.  I find it very good.  Perhaps it takes that Sears Roebuck taste.  At any rate, I find all of Lindley's stuff very enjoyable, and generally a good dose of what I think of as reality.  My story of Lindley is my friend Phil, a serious Dead fan, taking me and the Rayo dog to Pacific Beach for a rest (and to buy his pickup I think) the Summer I was trying to divorce my future ex-wife, whom I now count as a very dear, but thankfully distant friend, and still one of the most beautiful women I've ever known too, if that matters (it really doesn't to me, but it's good story material).   He played me Very Greasy, which he had on CD, and I was immediatly hooked, though oddly my favorite track at that time was Tiki Torches at Twilight.  Now I think "Pay the man" is, but frankly I so far enjoy all his stuff.  Anyway, I now work on the Rhapsody Online project and listen to more music than I thought I ever would, and I find Lindley one of my favorites. Enough lavishment of praise though.

So I want to know if Gimme is really written by David, and even so if it has any other heritage, which somehow I think it does.  Can someone help me on that?  Can I get some spelling for any alternate tracks? 
 
No, it's an old Lord Kitchener song - you could call it "classic soca" - "Gimme De Ting" or "Gee Me The Ting" is how you can google it; here's a youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcOpbtGeTsM

... but no real video, just a travel poster.  

And here's a different recording with a different feel, and real, real cool (this is the one I heard way back when when I got turned on to it) - check the bari sax:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawMF6PQPuU&feature=related

The El Rayo X vibe on this song is cool but not quite authentic - but so what?  The production is clear and the playing is hip (though Kitchener's bass player does less and plays it groovier) - the best thing in it for me is the percussion.  Usually, playing every instrument in the kit is a weakness, but this guy is really driving the song - and, if you can dig this, he's matching the sophisticated wit of the song with his playing (great sounding cymbals, too), and he's nicely up in the mix and gets a wide pan, too.

I also "find it very good".  Good luck!


Hi.  I actually really like Gimme Da'Ting, and I was googling around because I couldn't determine elsewhere whether David Lindley actually wrote it, or if it was from someone else.  I am using it in a song list I'm making in Rhapsody Online, and I wanted to see if I could get another name for it, because Lindley's cover/recording of it is the only one I've found.  

I find it odd that some posters don't like the song that much.  I find it very good.  Perhaps it takes that Sears Roebuck taste.  At any rate, I find all of Lindley's stuff very enjoyable, and generally a good dose of what I think of as reality.  My story of Lindley is my friend Phil, a serious Dead fan, taking me and the Rayo dog to Pacific Beach for a rest (and to buy his pickup I think) the Summer I was trying to divorce my future ex-wife, whom I now count as a very dear, but thankfully distant friend, and still one of the most beautiful women I've ever known too, if that matters (it really doesn't to me, but it's good story material).   He played me Very Greasy, which he had on CD, and I was immediatly hooked, though oddly my favorite track at that time was Tiki Torches at Twilight.  Now I think "Pay the man" is, but frankly I so far enjoy all his stuff.  Anyway, I now work on the Rhapsody Online project and listen to more music than I thought I ever would, and I find Lindley one of my favorites. Enough lavishment of praise though.

So I want to know if Gimme is really written by David, and even so if it has any other heritage, which somehow I think it does.  Can someone help me on that?  Can I get some spelling for any alternate tracks? 
You were on a roll then this started playing. craptastic.
I agree that David Lindley is a great slide guitar player, but I doubt all the great slide players past and present could salvage this song. I got yer "ting" right here, buddy . . . ;)
Sheesh, don\'t be so hard on Lindley. I do believe he is one of the better slide players to ever grace that instrument. He\'s right up there with the guys from Los Lobos as my favortie musicians of all time. Ok I have to share a story here - I carried out the rider on a David Lindley contract in the late 80s. I completely bore everyone with this story at the drop of a hat, now it\'s your turn. I picked them up in the student union van at their hotel, took them to the restaurant. We had one whole floor to ourselves and the guys became very animated. No heirarchy here, the 1 roadie on the tour was there, and they let me sit next to David. Polyester was discussed: David to the slightly hefty roadie \"you\'d be a dangerous weapon in polyester\". But the conversation that actually changed my life was the one they had about music criticism. The Cuban drummer just ripped in to critics \"they are students, they don\'t know anything ... they hire no-nothings to write about us.\" Everyone agreed. I remember that moment like yesterday, because at the time I happened to be the writing music reviews for the local paper. I haven\'t ever written about music since, it was way too close to home. The rest of the evening continued from the banal to the bizarre (forgot to tip the restaurant; David smelling the bread in the dressing room; groupie propositioning David; me too drunk to drive the guys back to their hotel; discussion about Jamaican politics; and the kicker, did I mention that the whole time it was -25 outside? They loved that!)
"You're Being a Dink" HAHAHAHAH! now that might make it at least humorous. (ps - album title correction: "Very Cheesey")
I had to check the name of this song... I thought he was saying \"You\'re Being a Dink\". I was a little dissapointed. ;)
David Lindley is great. This is a silly song to be sure, but he does it so well. And my kids love it.
faded Jimi for this !!!!!!!! :frustrated: :frustrated: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :cry:
Originally Posted by Mack: don't give it him da ting
on the other hand... maybe if someone gives it to him, he'll stop singing about it.
David Lindley is a GOD.
One of the most underrated guitarists out there and a real fashion-plate.
P.S. I gave it a 10, just to get it up. When you get to my age.....Well never mind! :)
Inhale and Smile, you curmudgeons! :moon: :lol:
Nice blend of African pop and Calypso and a catchy beat. I think this song\'s great!
Yes this definitely sucks :moon:
if i had wanted to listen to the Sesame Street soundtrack I wouldnt be tuned into RP... :frustrated: :roll:
there are a lot of songs that suck, but this one may take the category! the voice is so annoying and it is so repetitive that I just had to turn the speaker so I couldn\'t hear it. Just awful!
Bad stuff this :evil:
don\'t give it him da ting