Brian And Michael: Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (Lowry's Song) | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (Lowry's Song)» von Brian And Michael.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1977 11 25 (Single)
Label: Pye 7N 46035
Songwriter Brian Burke & Michael Coleman
Produktion: Michael Coleman & Kevin Parrott
Genre: Pop - Vocalpop - Baroquepop

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Brian And Michael waren ein Folkpop- und Comedy-Duo aus Manchester, das auch als Burke & Jerk bekannt war. Matchstalk men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs wurde ihr einziger Hit. Der Song ist eine Würdigung für den naiven und realistischen Maler und Künstler L.S. Lowry, der 1976 verstarb. Lowry malte das nordenglische Leben der «Working Class». Auf seinen Bildern, die heute in der Tate Gallery in London hängen, sind Fabriken, Industrielandschaften abgebildet. Menschen sind fast naiv dargestellt: Wie Streichholzstäbchen.
Lowry regte mit seinen Bildern auch einen anderen noch bekannteren Song an: Pictures Of Matchstick Men von Status Quo.

Personen und Querverweise


Brian And Michael
Brian Burke
Michael Coleman
Michael Coleman
Kevin Parrott

Lyrics

[Verse 1] He painted Salford's smokey tops On cardboard boxes from the shops And parts of Ancoats where I used to play I'm sure he once walked down our street Cause he painted kids who had nowt on their feet The clothes we wore had all seen better days Now they said his works of art were dull No room, all round the walls are full But Lowry didn't care much anyway They said he just paints cats and dogs And matchstalk men in boots and clogs And Lowry said that's just the way they'll stay [Chorus] And he painted matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs He painted kids on the corner of the street with the sparking clogs Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them factory gates To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs [Verse 2] Now canvas and brushes were wearing thin When London started calling him To come on down and wear the old flat cap They said tell us all about your ways And all about them Salford days Is it true you're just an ordinary chap? [Chorus] And he painted matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs He painted kids on the corner of the street with the sparking clogs Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them factory gates To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs [Verse 3] Now Lowries hang upon the wall Beside the greatest of them all And even the Mona Lisa takes a bow This tired old man with hair like snow Told northern folk its time to go The fever came and the good Lord mopped his brow [Chorus] And he left us matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs He left us kids on the corner of the street with sparking clogs Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them pearly gates To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs And he left us matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs He left us kids on the corner of the street with sparking clogs Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them pearly gates To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs And he left us matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs (The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh) He left us kids on the corner of the street with sparking clogs (The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh) Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them pearly gates (The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh) To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs (The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh) And he left us matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs (The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh) He left us kids on the corner of the street with sparking clogs (The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh) Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them pearly gates (The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh) To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs (The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh, the ally-ally-oh)