The Bleacher Lass O Kelvinhaugh - Jack Beck - O Lassie, Lassie (Vinyl, LP, Album) download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac
In a lighter moment, Lee Childs could have written this splend Ex-army man-mountain, homeless itinerant, serial righter of wrongs. In a lighter moment, Lee Childs could have written this splendid parody of his more serious oeuvre. That is, until something funny happens. And it does. In spades. Like a royal straight flush when everyone else is holding one pair.
Sorry… it must be catching. Without a doubt the best parodies since the previously incomparable Bored of the Rings. A clever, well observed, chuckle out loud, generally excellent way to while away a couple of hours. Absolutely brilliant and thank-you to the author for providing the opportunity to read it free of charge. Apr 13, Rose Gluck rated it it was amazing. Stephen Arnott's writing is superb.
The author is a genius at comedic turns of phrases. I caught myself laughing out loud and re-reading parts just to fully appreciate the word-manship. Like when he yells over the waitresses to the short order cook: "Frankie.
Cackleberries Stephen Arnott's writing is superb. Throw LP. Over hard. On a raft. And give it wings. Jack Bleacher unexpectedly stumbles on to an abandoned town in the middle of nowhere Arizona when his car breaks down. The town seems part ghost town, part nefarious secret headquarters for an unknown evil force. Jack stumbles smack dab in the middle of a lot of danger. Lucky that Jack Bleacher has been everywhere, knows everything, and done it all.
He flawlessly negotiates any predicament no matter how dire. The story is complete with a cast of eccentric and unforgettable characters Gummy Pete, Moosehead, Sheriff Pam and the police donkey.
This Lassie (Vinyl pushes hard on the limits of parody, but never crosses the line into too much. I was drawn in and kept engaged from the beginning to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed this fun, well written read. I highly recommend Jack Bleacher and can't wait to read more! Jan 28, Carolyn Rose rated it really liked it. I laughed, I groaned, I shook my head, I considered the definitions of parody, and then I read on.
Getting the book for free was a bonus. Steve Shogan rated it really liked it Jan 20, Johnmcglade rated it really liked it May 23, Jim rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Kathryn D. Moira rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Miles J Dean rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Neal Kristopher is currently reading it Feb 24, Kim Baldwin added it May 10, Angelia marked it as to-read May 18, John marked it as to-read Jun 01, Arnott marked it as to-read Jun 03, Kevin Whittle marked it as to-read Jun 07, Marcus added it Sep 08, Ray marked it as to-read Nov 02, Jed Ivie marked it as to-read Dec 06, Vikrant Shimikeri added it Dec 15, Ian Donnelly marked it as to-read Feb 05, LP, Sandy Stoss marked it as to-read May 03, Amy marked it as to-read Jun 11, Pp added it Oct 23, Hank marked it as to-read Dec 07, Kim Thomas marked it as to-read Jan 09, Charles Shelley marked it as to-read Jan 27, Carl Lacey marked it as to-read Feb 15, Nancy Doran marked it as to-read Mar 26, Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read May 03, The Bleacher Lass is a cheering tale of lovers reunited after a long absence.
Up until the late eighteenth century the process of bleaching cotton involved soaking in stale urine and days of exposure to sunlight. In the process had a radical overhaul when Charles Tennant of Glasgow was granted a patent for bleaching powder. I learned this song from the singing of Alison McMorland. Alison's husband Geordie McIntyre collected this version in the nineteen sixties from Harry Blake of Cambuslang, Glasgow, and Geordie added some extra verses he found in a broadside.
As I was a-walking one fine summer's morning All along by the Broomielaw O it's there I met with a fair young maiden She'd cherry cheeks and she'd skin like snow. I will dress you in fine satins braw. It's now this couple, it's they've got marr-i-ed And they keep an ale-house atween them twa And the sailor laddies, they all come drinkin' To see that lassie on sweet Kelvinhaugh. And now this couple, they have gotten married And they keep an ale-house atween them twa And the sailor laddies, they all go drinking At the bleacher lassie's on Kelvinhaugh.
Ae simmer's evening I went a-walking, Awa doun by the Broomie Law; It was there I met wi a fair young maiden, She had LP like the rose and her skin like snaw. So noo that pair they hae gotten married, And they keep an ale hoose atween The Bleacher Lass O Kelvinhaugh - Jack Beck - O Lassie twa; And the sailor laddies they aye come drinkin, At the bleacher lassie o Kelvinhaugh.
Traditional Sound Discogr. Lassie (Vinyl commented in the album notes: This song of the constant-hearted washer-girl probably began life as a Glasgow street song, but versions are now found in many parts of Scotland. She commented in her album notes: For any girl who fell in love with a sailor, long periods of separation were inevitable.
She commented in her liner notes: The Bleacher Lass is a cheering tale of lovers reunited after a long absence.
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