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Author Topic: (20) Wrong ’un  (Read 4247 times)

Offlinejbaent

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(20) Wrong ’un
« on: January 30, 2024, 12:02:00 PM »
Wrong ’un

You're so nonchalant
You could get anyone you want
But he's a wrong 'un
A wrong 'un
He's got a record as long as your arm
Keep your distance and you won't get harmed
He's a wrong 'un, uh-huh
A wrong 'un

Leave him where you found him
Why carry that load?
Leave him where you found him
At the side of the road

Leave him where you found him
Don't let him inside
Leave him where you found him
Hitching a ride

You're kind and beautiful
You could have a man who's cool
But he's a wrong 'un
A wrong 'un

You got to know the way that I feel
You could get a better deal
And he's a wrong 'un, uh-huh
A wrong 'un

Leave him where you found him
Why carry that load?
Leave him where you found him
At the side of the road

Leave him where you found him
Don't let him inside
Leave him where you found him
Hitching a ride
« Last Edit: April 15, 2024, 09:01:41 AM by jbaent »
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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2024, 11:30:35 AM »
As a non native speaker (and reader) I never have seen or heard of "'  'un"  in any shape or form. No idea what it means. Is it slang for "them" ... "' 'em"?

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« Last Edit: January 31, 2024, 11:33:07 AM by Love Expresso »
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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2024, 12:20:02 PM »
It is "one" as in "He is a wrong one" maybe a bad person.
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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2024, 12:26:43 PM »
Typically used to describe a sex offender.

So you would say Harvey Weinstein is a wrong 'un. Or R Kelly is a wrong 'un.
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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2024, 12:32:49 PM »
Okay that helps, thank you very much. Don't know then why it should be about David.

You learn something new every day (especially with MK lyrics)

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Re: (20) Wrong ’un
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2024, 12:46:26 PM »
Okay that helps, thank you very much. Don't know then why it should be about David.

You learn something new every day (especially with MK lyrics)

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I should say it's not only used to describe sex offenders, but that would be the most common usage in my experience.
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(20) Wrong 'un (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2024, 09:45:43 PM »
You're so nonchalant
You could get anyone you want
But he's a wrong 'un
A wrong 'un
He's got a record as long as your arm
Keep your distance and you won't get harmed
He's a wrong 'un, uh-huh
A wrong 'un

Leave him where you found him
Why carry that load?
Leave him where you found him
At the side of the road

Leave him where you found him
Don't let him inside
Leave him where you found him
Hitching a ride

You're kind and beautiful
You could have a man who's cool
But he's a wrong 'un
A wrong 'un

You got to know the way that I feel
You could get a better deal
And he's a wrong 'un, uh-huh
A wrong 'un

Leave him where you found him
Why carry that load?
Leave him where you found him
At the side of the road

Leave him where you found him
Don't let him inside
Leave him where you found him
Hitching a ride
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Re: (20) Wrong 'un (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2024, 09:59:30 PM »
A Wrong 'un - A person of bad character..
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Re: (20) Wrong 'un (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2024, 02:17:44 PM »
Anyone has this already? My boxset hasn't arrived yet...

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Re: (20) Wrong 'un (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2024, 08:48:24 PM »
Yes, absolutely despise this tune, heard it once and I won't be playing it again. Bland and a non interesting song All round...
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Re: (20) Wrong 'un (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2024, 09:02:12 PM »
Oh dear. What sort of style is it?

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Re: (20) Wrong 'un (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2024, 12:49:24 PM »
Country.  Sounds like his tele from Prairie Wedding?  Repetitive lyrically - too much so for me.  Very simple song.
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Re: (20) Wrong 'un (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2024, 12:52:10 PM »
Oh dear. What sort of style is it?
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Re: (20) Wrong 'un (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2024, 12:54:24 PM »
Oh dear. What sort of style is it?
Who's your baby now  ;D

That's the one!  :thumbsup
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Re: (20) Wrong 'un (Vinyl Bonus)
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2024, 01:59:41 PM »
Heard it now and like it alot! Vinyl tracks as great as cd bonus songs. Taken together a superb 9 song album.

 

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