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The 'Jake Thackray & Songs' DVD



jake bbc dvd

The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon.co.uk

http://tinyurl.com/JakeDVD

'Magnificent' (The Independent)

'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

This BBC-licensed DVD, professionally produced from the original BBC masters, features all of Jake's performances from the series: thirty of his greatest songs, along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling.

Also included are previously unreleased performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.

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Words & Music: Jake Thackray

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"Tell me if you've heard the one,
The one about the Jew boy.
This one is a gasser!
It's just a bit of fun and they don't really mind.
And if you are a Jew boy,
This will really slay you;
This will make you curl up.
If you are one of them you're really not my kind."

One of them, who do not do as we do,
Who do not think as we think, who do not say the things that we say.
One of them, who do not love what we love
Who do not look as we look, who do not pray the way that we pray.
But they can wince and weep in a way you can recognise;
They are surprisingly similar when they agonise.

"And tell me if you've heard the one,
The one about the nigger.
You will die of laughing!
It's just a bit of fun and they don't really mind.
The cripple and the gyppo,
The loony and the queer;
This'll crucify you.
If you are one of them you're really not my kind."

One of them, who does not do as we do,
Who do not think as we think, who do not say the things that we say.
One of them, who do not love what we love,
Who do not look as we look, who do not pray the way that we pray.
But they can wince and weep in a way you can recognise;
They are surprisingly similar when they agonise.

Click here to download guitar tab



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jake bbc dvd

The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon.co.uk

http://tinyurl.com/JakeDVD

'Magnificent' (The Independent)

'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

This BBC-licensed DVD, professionally produced from the original BBC masters, features all of Jake's performances from the series: thirty of his greatest songs, along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling.

Also included are previously unreleased performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.