Days Of Pearly Spencer Lyrics. A tenement, a dirty street. Walked and worn by shoeless feet. Inside it's long and so complete. Watched by a shivering sun. Old eyes in a small child's face. A tenement, a dirty street Walked and worn by shoeless feet Inside it's long and so complete Watched by a shivering sun Old eyes in a small child's face Watching as the shadows race Through walls and cracks and leave no trace And daylight's brightness shuns The days of Pearly Spencer The race is almost run Nose pressed hard on frosted glass Gazing as the swollen mass On concrete fields where grows no grass Stumbles blindly 5/5(3). Days Of Pearly Spencer. by David McWilliams This wagtail was on the watch-out for insects. I really wondered about the colours of the plumage especially in the head region and suspected this to be one of the offspring of this year. My bird expert told me however that the .
The song was rerecorded by McWilliams with a new arrangement in his album Working for the Government Having his first single, "God and My Country", flop, McWilliams entered a Belfast recording studio to record some demos. Around that time, Mervyn Solomon overheard his tapes, and was impressed enough to telephone his brother Phil Solomon. The offer was accepted, and Solomon took McWilliams with him to London to record the song. Originally, the song was a poignant ballad.
The song had, according to Stuart Bailie of Radio Ulstera "flickering, almost documentary style" in which it took listeners to the more run-down parts of Ballymena where people walked through rubble bare-foot looking old beyond their years. Due to the title of the song, many listeners believed that the song pertained to an individual harrowed by a poor lifestyle and poor-quality alcohol; McWilliams said he had written the song about a homeless man encountered in Ballymena.
Some of those close to McWilliams, however, claimed he was writing about two ladies from his hometown. The recording was produced by Mike Leander who formed a sweeping orchestral arrangement for the song. Some of McWilliams' vocals were recorded using a telephone line from a phone box near the studio, generating a low-tech effectand giving the song a 'strange "phoned-in" chorus'.
Double-page adverts were taken out in all the major music newspapers and the New Musical Express front page featured it, calling it "the single that will blow your mind"  and the accompanying album, David McWilliams"the album that will change the course of music". The BBC refused to play the record, however, because of Solomon's involvement in the offshore radio station Radio CarolineDays Of Pearly Spencer thus the record failed to chart in either the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
Richie Unterberger described the song as "[McWilliams's] best song, with a dark edge, swirling violins, and an effective dab of psychedelia in the megaphone-distorted vocals on the song's chorus.
A recording by Marc Almond titled " The Days of Pearly Spencer ", with an additional verse written by Almond giving the song a more optimistic tone,  reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and number 8 in Ireland in New Zealand band The Avengers scored a No.
In the U. Successful later versions of the song included a disco version which reached number 1 in Belgium in the s,  and a cover version in by the French psychedelic band The Vietnam Veterans and their album The Days of Pearly Spencer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Baroque pop psychedelic pop.
David MacWilliams Marc Almond. Retrieved 20 June Retrieved 19 June I am not a fan of destroying statues and do believe they should be put in a museum. I don't believe historical artefacts should be destroyed but instead should be displaced.
It resembles book burning too much for my liking. Anthony, You're right, history is history no point pretending it didn't happen. Although I understand the mentality, i. Intellectually it achieves nothing. Instead of removing why not accurately inform the reader of the epitaph of both sides of the character? Ripping down statues is an absolutist move which ignores the totality of history.
When the current demographics finds it repulsive, they have every right to pull it down and circumvent the discussion path advocated by the State and its offices that erected it and continue to defend it…. By attacking the statue they were indirectly attacking the State historical narrative and that was unacceptable, not the action itself… That called in to question the very essence of the State and what it stands for or better, who it actually represents.
There is a huge difference between a public statue and a book on a shelf. It is physically dominant. There are a quite a few busts of former Roman Emperors on public display in various places throughout Europe and their actions would warrant their removal. But the history of their manic and bloody actions is well documented and there is no attempt by any State to whitewash their behaviour because they may have given alms to the poor on their way to the Colosseum to watch people being torn apart by wild animals.
That is the difference…. Britain refuses to acknowledge the insurmountable hurt it inflicted throughout its history and its statues and their plaques convey that. Book burning is different and usually aimed at a particular group rather than an individual approved by the State.
Mr M There are a number of ways of dealing with issues that upset other than by diktat of the wokerati. Even to call it public art and then deny the public access to it is incongruent. Context is never value free and more often than not it functions as alibi. In the very act of destruction of the statue rather than its displacement the context can be viewed as follows: what we oppose we destroy and when demographics create a new majority it too can destroy the grave of Karl Marx or statues of James Connolly.
And because eulogy no longer being acceptable manifests itself in how we remove eulogy — through destruction, we invite endless destruction. The NUM will destroy Thatcher and the Tories will destroy Scargill, all justified by the self-serving and self-created context of the day.
And what is the point of indirectly attacking the state narrative when it can be done directly? The state itself should be compelled to displace these statues on ethical grounds — the US military and Navy are doing it now with the confederate flag. That is a more Days Of Pearly Spencer act of delegitimation.
The difference between books and statues is not as pronounced as you think. Should the secularists destroy the bible, a book more powerful than any statue which justifies slavery, infanticide, genocide?
And if we are only talking about Days Of Pearly Spencer physical dominance there are ways to combat that other than by destruction. I think a park called Monsters Memorial would be a much better idea where rather than physical destruction of statues, we would have the intellectual deconstruction of the message the statues are meant to convey. Much as I took delight in the momednt of Richard Colston's ceremonmiloa ducking, I do agree that depictions and artefacts shoiuld be stotred in museums rather than tower over a citizenfry who find tnheir memofries amd legacies reppellent.
After all, history is there for all of us to study, interpret and learn from not just its elite custodians. I can't deny a perverse satisfaction myself but it was in the sense of looking at the forbidden fruit. When we separate the emotive out from the intellect I sense it is the wrong approach.
Moreover, I don't want priesthoods, Days Of Pearly Spencer, including the secular making decisions for me. I will be interested to know if it was a genuine act of spontaneity or a stunt by some political sect. AM Well said, that should have been an article in its own right.
Judging the past from today's perspective is always fraught with danger. In 20 years time when the vegan wokerati are in positions of power will statues of Saint Obama be pulled down because he ate meat? In Coulston's time slavery was widely accepted, Christians would have quoted Exodus 21 to justify it and black's were widely regarded as inferior or 'savage'. Now we know different but that does not take away from Coulston's work in bringing wealth, prosperity and trade to Bristol.
His statue should have been moved not ripped down. We can't change the past nor how society thought centuries ago and ripping down statues sets a terrible precedent. Thank you Peter. I still think we can and must evaluate the past from the perspective of today otherwise a historical relativism creeps in which is also dangerous.
How can we measure the value of progress otherwise? I think we need to be aware of the dangers of any evaluation that we make. We factor in situational logic and the lack of options available to the agents and actors. Because slavery was widely accepted in Coulston's day demands an even more stringent repudiation of it from the perspective of our day.
It was not widely accepted by the slaves and we have to try to bring their perspective to bear on the matter. But you hit on much that is right. I think the matter is temporal: an original statue of a roman, greek, or eygptian emporeror or military leader would be considered a national treasure whereas the closer we move to modern life and values the greater comparision is made between what has gone before and Days Of Pearly Spencer attitudes, or, political dominance today.
Nobody opposed the removal of Jimmy Savilles statue or other memorial plaques in his honour because it is now known what he represented and everyone share the same revulsion -whereas, for example, Cromwell represents different things to our own temporal past depending on our place in Days Of Pearly Spencer. I think there is much in that Christy and you outline the issues very well.
Mar 15, · The Days of Pearly Spencer For whatever reasons—my 45 RPM picture sleeve has a woman on it—I have long assumed that Irish singer David McWilliam’s sad song about a homeless person about to die, ’s The Days of Pearly Spencer, was about a woman or a drag queen. The lines “Pearly where’s your milk white skin? Jun 10, · The days of Pearly Spencer The race is almost run – written and performed by David McWilliams from Ballymena, hi! An album, Days of Pearly Spencer, comprising tracks from his three albums, was issued by Kapp Records in the US in He moved to London, and released further albums and singles on the Parlophone and Dawn labels in the s, but these were unsuccessful. McWilliams moved back to Northern Ireland in Born: 4 July , Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The days of Pearly Spencer. Ahh Ahh. The race is almost run. The race is almost run. A tenement, a dirty street. Remember worn and shoeless feet. Remember how you stood to beat. The way your life had gone. So Pearly don't you shed more tears.
Watch the video for The Days of Pearly Spencer from Marc Almond's Tenement Symphony for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The days of Pearly Spencer. Ahh Ahh. The race is almost run. The race is almost run. A tenement, a dirty street. Remember worn and shoeless feet. Remember how you stood to beat. The way your life had gone. So Pearly don't you shed more tears.
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