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OfflineKnopflerfan

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The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« on: April 21, 2024, 01:33:56 PM »
ALL COMERS

There’ll be one or two in every crowd
One or two lads being loud
Having themselves a weekend
Come out the beer tent with their mates
Look over where we stand and wait
Going to want to be showing off to the girlfriend
Over to the booth they’ll come and stand
One’s going to want to put up his hand
But he’s maybe had a drink
Never seen a real ring
He can take on his pals, keep on his shirt
We don’t want locals getting hurt
Our people on the show are all the real thing

We were here back then since way back when
In the long hot summers
Here back then and we’re back again
And taking on all comers
All comers

You keep your hands up
And your expectations slim
And you never underestimate
The man who’s climbing in

Well it’s a hard way to earn a pound alright
You’ll maybe get three or four fights a night
Maybe more on a weekend
But we want to see them back in here
When we come round again next year
May it never change, just like old friends

We were here back then since way back when
In the long hot summers
Here back then and we’re back again
And taking on all comers
All comers

Guitars, Vocals: Mark Knopfler
Bouzouki: Richard Bennett
Acoustic Guitar: Greg Leisz
Synths: Guy Fletcher
Piano: Jim Cox
Bass Guitar: Glenn Worf
Drums: Ian ‘Ianto’ Thomas
Percussion: Danny Cummings
Whistle, Uilleann Pipes: Mike McGoldrick
Fiddle: John McCusker

A link to the history of the boxing booths to which MK tells us about in this beautiful tune:

https://www.boxinghistory.org.uk/boxingbooths.html
« Last Edit: May 26, 2024, 11:42:15 AM by Knopflerfan »
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2024, 02:15:40 PM »
Fantastic song! Loving how there is even a boxing bell sound made by Ian Thomas at the beginning. Would have been fantastic live song like already stated.

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2024, 02:31:44 PM »
Fantastic song! Loving how there is even a boxing bell sound made by Ian Thomas at the beginning. Would have been fantastic live song like already stated.

I agree, very Border Reiver isn't it? Blew my mind hearing and seeing this at the ODR promo event in London! Something very special about this track! The video is a treat with Mssrs Mcgoldrick and Mccusker!!!
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2024, 03:14:55 PM »
All Comers has the toe tapping folk melodies of Border Reiver with the Strat sound, solo and break down section of WII.  Brilliant song!
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2024, 05:33:57 PM »
I can hear a lot elements of Boom, Like That in the song, not only in the lead guitar part.

It´s a great tune, like it very much.

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2024, 06:07:04 PM »
Love it. Would have been a perfect album opener and a perfect live show opener. Put Why Aye Man, One Song at a time, Border Reiver and What it is in a blender, add a sprinkling of Tunnel of Love magic and you get this. Fantastic. Strange TOL hasn't been mentioned more in the press work etc on the EP given fairground theme.

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2024, 06:33:57 PM »
Love it. Would have been a perfect album opener and a perfect live show opener. Put Why Aye Man, One Song at a time, Border Reiver and What it is in a blender, add a sprinkling of Tunnel of Love magic and you get this. Fantastic. Strange TOL hasn't been mentioned more in the press work etc on the EP given fairground theme.
Agreed. When I heard it I didn't think of WII nor WAM, but yes of a blend between Border Reiver and One Song a Time. Yes it would have been the perfect opener!
And yes, when we talk Spanish City we think TOL, strange it didn't get a word!! TOL is the still the martyr song which didn't deserve this fate...

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2024, 07:23:19 PM »
Guys, I'm getting the EP next weekend.  :'( 
Can I get a file of the song from someone?  Thanks in advance

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2024, 07:36:12 PM »
I have now lost hope with the shop in my city....he told me for next week, If anyone has any rips of the tracks I would be very grateful!
Thank you!!

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2024, 07:49:06 PM »
I can hear a lot elements of Boom, Like That in the song


yes, Boom like that with Whistle and Uilleann Pipes. Awesome  :o

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2024, 08:38:28 PM »
Just listening to the boy whilst having supper. The chorus line with the band singing 'taking on all comers' is very similar singing to a sea shanty...

Also lovely to hear MK letting rip on the Sig Strat during the solo....
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2024, 08:39:58 PM »
Yeah, the backing vocals remind me of Privateering.
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2024, 08:40:46 PM »
Yeah, the backing vocals remind me of Privateering.

Yes, you are right..
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2024, 10:17:54 PM »
The I get a link for the ep songs? Two more week till I receive the vinyl :-(

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2024, 10:22:39 PM »
Yeah, the backing vocals remind me of Privateering.

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