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The Ballad of the Oracle of Delphi


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Musings on the practicalities of married existence and the contrary thought processes of each sex (while channelling Eric Idle).
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Sara says the World is Round
Teutonical Philosophy is so profound
The lawn could do with a better mow
The London Footsie's at an all-time low

Our Jonny says the World is flat
Confucianism is where it's at
The Garden's looking fine by me
I'll go and make myself a nice cup of tea

But what are you gonna do
When the Oracle of Delphi's got a downer on you?

Sara says with such a frown
Inflation's up and the Economy's down
Destitution and Destruction looms
We really need a set of serving spoons

But Jonny says with an absent air
I'll go and fetch myself another chair
Hold that thought, I won't be long
Just going to finish off this song

But What are you gonna do
When the Oracle of Delphi's got a downer on you?

So we'll have to make a sacrifice
Appease the Muses with a strange device
We'll conjure rhythms and some melodies
A combination which should Gods appease

The Universe in which we all do sit
Can often be a quite uneasy fit
So in a spirit most contrite
We must admit that Sara's mostly right

But What are you gonna do
When the Oracle of Delphi's got a downer on you?

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Uploaded: Jun 26, 2008 - 12:36:22 PM
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2008 - 12:36:22 PM Last Played: Mar 23, 2017 - 12:35:27 PM
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said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
The Ballad of the Oracle
Great fun song very good brillianrt. Made me smile.
my 10z vote coming up, Well done. You Rock.
My daughter is called Sarah not spelt Sara. lol

Peace Dee.
Cadman said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Too kind........
But thanks anyway :-)

Any Rocking must be down to Jonny's 10yr old Chris, who did sterling work on the drums on this one. Top lad......he'll go far.
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Skean said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Fun
Nice post like it a lot...hehehe.. You're cool

Take care
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Cadman said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Thanks much!

However, I'm definitely not cool.

As my wife says that my current (lack of) haircut makes me look like an Antique Dealer. 'of a certain age'.

Sadly, I can't disagree.......
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peacepiano said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Muses
The muses will be amused.

Thanks
Bill
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Cadman said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
The Muses.....

Well - I figured I owned them a few, y'know :-)
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Feter said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
The Ballad of the Oracle of Delphi
Man ... I realy loved the fiddlin ...cool
rockin beat to this folkie ... rock on my friend !!!!
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Cadman said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
On the Fiddle.......
Thanks - on the fiddle is the other half of Cadman, Johnny (or Chaz as I confusingly call him).

We like his playing so much that we have a collection of songs called - On The Fiddle - which when and if we get our act together will be our first new album for 20 years.
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saymme said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
: ) : )
Wonderful voice & singin love Your accent !!! Hahaha LOVE when You go up highpitch GREAT!!! Grand Music , really enjoying this : ) : ) thx my pleasure ! lena :)
Cadman said 3372 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Accent?
What accent? :-)
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Jarvoid said 3370 days ago (June 28th, 2008)
Oh 'eyup
another loony to add to the fold...your voice has also got a touch of Rolf Harris to it in the inflection and occasional pronounciation...sorry that's not an insult,I like his early stuff ......oh sugar, I'll stop now...before I hit bedrock and have to start drilling...............

Jarvoid
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Cadman said 3368 days ago (June 30th, 2008)
Ta Bruce!
G'Day!

The Rolf Harris thing must be because I spent a weekend in Melbourne once.

On the other hand, I spent the weekend in York once too (trying to drink our way around the city wall).......Hmmmmmm.
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Moviz said 3369 days ago (June 29th, 2008)
Well
thanks for getting me to look under 'Comedy' LOL I truly hadn't noticed that there was such a Genre here (age). I really enjoyed your song with it's excellent lyrics and the great backing instruments. I enjoyed the way you sang it too, regards M
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Cadman said 3368 days ago (June 30th, 2008)
Thanks again.......
Thanks - glad some of the fun we had recording it (in between trying to do 'serious' music) - came across.

I've got some other tracks which should be in 'Comedy' - unfortunately not for the right reasons :-( !
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Hickling_Stan said 2854 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Oracle
Hi I downloaded several of your songs some time back but only got around to playing them today on a long drive back from Skegness, ( a long way from anywhere!) This one made me smile. Touches of Brian Protheroe, (Pinball...remember?. Well you are one year older than me so I guess you might), a splash of Jilted John and a hint of Atilla the Stockbroker as well. Very entertaining and original. Cheers Stan
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Cadman said 2846 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
Influences
Hi - really glad you liked some of the stuff - (tons more on my Macidol site btw).

Brain Protheroe - great (and underrated IMHO) English songwriter. I guess you must be referring to his track 'Every Roman Knows'?! For Jilted John influences (that being my name I had to suffer in the '80 and know it off by heart) - I'll post our Strange Girl up here sometime - Joe Jackson was always a favourite too.

I sound a bit like an old fart - there's lots of great stuff being done nowadays too, I just haven't got time to listen to it all. You might want to catch John Martyn influenced young whippersnapper John Smith live if you can. He's the biz....
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Jerry_Quinn said 2681 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
The Ballad of the Oracle of Delphi
That was fun and interesting as well. I think that if you are funny you better be interesting,too! Great effort that sounded effortless.
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Cadman said 2621 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Fun and Interesting?
I'll give myself 1.5 out of 2 there Jerry :-)

Thanks for the kind words.
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Hickling_Stan said 2199 days ago (September 12th, 2011)
Alternative
Just came across this recent post...could not be more different to your song but apparently on the same subject. "So there's this bloke called Archimedes and what he's done he's got this hooter in this dirty great bath of water"!! cheers Mark

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