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Total guess from left field here - "You're in the Army now" - Boland?

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paulgould wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:41 pm Total guess from left field here - "You're in the Army now" - Boland?

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Afraid not. I think I'll give the next line.

Hand out the arms and ammo
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I though this one would go rather quickly. Some additional lines.

Hand out the arms and ammo
We're going to blast our way through here
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here
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Paul, just to let you know now, I just googled the lyrics and can say I never heard of the song or the band.
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Paul Victory wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:14 am Hand out the arms and ammo
We're going to blast our way through here
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Because the revolution's here
Paul, after much head scratching, the last two lines of the verse finally rang some bells - is it Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman?
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Well done Jill! Over to you.
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Peter_S wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:24 am Paul, just to let you know now, I just googled the lyrics and can say I never heard of the song or the band.
Well, I did say it was a one hit wonder. Number 1 hit in the UK, but only reached number 37 in the Billboard top 100. Featured in some movies and TV shows.
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I got it from the last two lines, so well known over here (ish).
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Thank you Paul.

Well then what can a poor boy do except to sing for a rock and roll band
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More clues - this is all of the first verse except that I haven't included the last three words.

Well now what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n' roll band
' Cause in a sleepy London town
There's just no place for a ...
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It rings a bell, but I can’t quite place it. 1960s Rolling Stones?
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Paul, I thought "Rolling Stones" on Tuesday, haven't gotten any further since then.
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Paul and Peter, you are correct about The Rolling Stones - not sure if the song was covered by others.

I do not think that providing anymore lyrics will be of any use but perhaps these two clues will help instead ...

What could someone be if they were a guerrilla?

In normal times, there would be plenty of these in Doncaster town centre on a Friday/Saturday night ( or any night come to that ) after the pubs had closed. :fsbgrin:
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It’s funny. I can hear the first two lines of those lyrics running through my head, but I can’t remember the name of the song.
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Paul Victory wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:29 am It’s funny. I can hear the first two lines of those lyrics running through my head, but I can’t remember the name of the song.
Paul, I think we had better call it a day on this one - it's Street Fighting Man.

As you were first to suggest the Rolling Stones, I'll leave it up to you to come up with the next brain teaser. :)
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Thanks Jill. This song has connections to two of my favourite singer-songwriters.

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OK. Time for a clue.

The song was co-written by an American singer-songwriter who had a hit with it in the early 1960s. It was then recorded by another American singer-songwriter in the early 1980s and was a number 1 hit in the UK.
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early 80's - Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick?
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I'm sure I know this and the last 6 words I'm sure I can sing (in my head) - but I can't get any more. I was thinking Roy Orbison last night...
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Not Lionel Ritchie or Dionne Warwick. Roy Orbison, on the other hand ...
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Epiphany maybe - I drove all night by Cyndi Lauper?
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plummy wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:05 am Epiphany maybe - I drove all night by Cyndi Lauper?
Good guess, but not that one, unfortunately.
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A bit more background. The artist who had a hit with the cover version in the early 1980s had his greatest period of success in the early 1970s. And even though it was a long, long time ago, I can still remember the opening lines of his most famous song.
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Not Tom Jones by any remote chance??
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Paul Victory wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:28 am Not Lionel Ritchie or Dionne Warwick. Roy Orbison, on the other hand ...
Paul, not sure why no one else wants to pursue that, but I just played Crying by Roy Orbison.

Also,
Paul Victory wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:58 am ... in the early 1970s. And even though it was a long, long time ago, ...
Wait a minute, that was just a little while ago, we we were married!
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