Mick Clarke
Ramdango

" Unapologetic lesson in rock history makes the best contender for the blues album of 2013" (Let It Rock)

Mick writes: This album was recorded by myself alone in my home studio, deep in the English countryside. No wildlife was harmed in the making of this record. Also no drum programming or pre-recorded sounds were used, other than the odd bass drum beat or cymbal crash. I played guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, engineered and produced and wrote the songs. In other words it's my fault.

When it was released in 2013 it got great reviews and airplay, (phew!) including regular play on XM Satellite Radio in the US. The track "Who's Educating Who?" proved particularly popular. The album is also released in India through Artist Aloud.

Following my previous album "The Rambunctious Blues Experiment" the title track was inspired by the idea of a Rambunctious Fandango - turns out that if you're Scottish it also a means a big party - loads of people, music, booze and that - sounds good to me. Listen to the whole album here .. Hope you enjoy!




01 Baked Potatoes
02 Helping Hand
03 Mojo Go
04 Who's Educating Who
05 Curry Night
06 Ramdango
07 Behave Christine Behave
08 Collapso
09 False Information
10 The Snarl
11 15 Ton
12 Talk
13 What If

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Coming soon: 3 Albums on one double CD release - the full Ramdango Trilogy released on BGO Records BGOCD1236
complete with full colour leaflet, notes and photos
Remastered and slipcased
Will be available direct from BGO




Lyrics

Helping Hand

Oh baby! Need your helping hand
Yeah baby! Need your helping hand
And when you need my help - well I'm your lovin' man

Well I don't need your money or your good advice
Well I don't need your cooking I got beans and rice
But baby - Need your helping hand
And when you need my help - well I'm your lovin' man

Yeah baby! Need your helping hand
Well baby! Need your helping hand
And when you need my help - well I'm your lovin' man


Mojo Go

Hold it there don't lose it - Careful now don't bruise it
Carefully, Respectfully, Where did my Mojo Go?
Don't tell me I don't need it's the only blood I bleed it's just the only thing I need right now where did my Mojo Go?

Well I tried I could not hide it
Ignored the truth and lied it wasn't that I didn't want the world to hear the story I unfurled
Hold it there don't lose it - Don't need no drugs or booze it's just the truth and only that I need to know
Where did my Mojo Go?

I'm looking to rename it - but first of all reclaim it must be somewhere in the lost and found of Mojo secrets in the ground
C'mon now don't lose it - Don't need no drugs or booze it's just the truth and only that I need to know
Where did my Mojo Go?

Well I tried I could not hide it
Ignored the truth and lied it wasn't that I didn't want the world to hear the story I unfurled
Hold it there don't lose it - Don't need no drugs or booze it's just the truth and only that I need to know
Where did my Mojo Go?

Hold it there don't lose it - Careful now don't bruise it
Tell me now I need to know
Where did my Mojo Go?

Who's Educating Who?

I see you looking worried - so I cross the street to you
You worried 'bout the taxes - and the governmental dues
Well I'd like to talk about it - and listen to your views

But tell me..
Who.. Who's Educating Who?
Who.. Who's Educating Who?
Now are you showing me the right way - Or am I showing it to you?
Who.. Who's Educating Who?
Who.. Who's Educating Who?
Well there's one way for me brother - and another way for you..
I tell you true..

And another way for you..
I tell you true..
Who's fooling who?

Curry Night

Machli mollee - I'm your man
Working on a Peshwari Naan it's the Curry Night
The Curry Night..
Chicken Birhani - Coming through
Well I'm putting it all together for you it's the Curry Night
The Curry Night..
The Curry Night Boogie
The Curry Night Boogie
The Curry Night Boogie
The Curry Night Boogie
The Curry Night..

A Lazy Jalfrezi - if you like
You can get it hot from a man on a bike it's the Curry Night
The Curry Night..
The Curry Night Boogie
The Curry Night Boogie
Yeh!

It's The Curry Night..
The Curry Night..
It's The Curry Night..
The Curry Night..
It's The Curry Night Boogie
The Curry Night Boogie
The Curry Night Boogie
The Curry Night Boogie

The Curry Night..
The Curry Night Boogie
The Curry Night Boogie
Well yeah!

Behave Christine Behave

She's got four wheels and she's called Christine
But she ain't everything she seems
More like something out of some bad dream
Behave Christine Behave

Christine boogies like she ought to do
But she won't do what you want her to do
Christine's gonna make a fool of you
Behave Christine Behave

Behave
Behave
Ooh Behave
Behave
Oh well - Behave Christine Behave


Christine tell me - who are you?
Christine I'm trying to get through to you
I know you've got a touch of old voodoo
C'mon Christine Behave

Yeah Christine tell me - who are you?
Christine I'm trying to get through to you
I know you've got a touch of old voodoo
Behave Christine Behave

Behave
Behave
Ooh Behave
Yeah Behave
Oh well - Behave Christine Behave

Behave
Behave
Well Behave
Yeah Behave
Oh well - Behave Christine Behave

False Information

It's guaranteed to make me mean and surly
I can't stand to hear that stuff
False Information
Don't give me False Information
Oh that False Information
I only want to hear the truth

I'm up each morning and I'm always early
Got my eyes all open wide
False Information
It's that False Information
Don't give me False Information
I know it when I hear the truth.. yeah I do!

When I get mad I can be quite unruly
You don't know the things I do
False Information
It's that False Information
Can't stand that False Information
Yeah I know it when I hear the truth.. I know it!

It's guaranteed to make me mean and surly
Can't stand to hear that B.S. talk
False Information
Ooh that False Information
Don't give me False Information
I only wanna hear the truth.. give me the truth now!

15 Ton

Down there in the road I found it
Police put a cordon round it
Don't know where the damned thing came from
Damned thing ain't got no name on
I think it's probably..
About 15 ton..

Don't know where to return it
Nobody I knew was on it
Just happened to chance upon it
No singing or dancing on it
Damned thing could be brand new
No signs of tape or glue
I reckon it could be
About 15 ton..

Down there in the road I found it
Police put a cordon round it
Don't know where the damned thing came from
Damned thing ain't got no name on
I think it's probably..
About 15 ton..

Down there in the road I found it
Police put a cordon round it
Don't know where the damned thing came from
Damned thing ain't got no name on
I think it's probably..
About 15 ton..

Down there in the road I found it
Police put a cordon round it
Don't know where the damned thing came from
Damned thing ain't got no name on
I think it's probably..
About 15 ton..

Talk

Well come on.. Talk with me
Yeah come on.. won't you Talk with me
Well you know that I need you - yeah I need your company

Well Talk
Hey Talk
Yeah Talk
Mm Talk
Well you know that I need you - yeah I need your company

Well you spend all your time on the telephone
Ain't said a word to me since I got home
Talk with me
You know that I need you - I need your company - yeah I do!

C'mon Talk
Well Talk
Mmm Talk
Yeah Talk
You know that I need you - I need your company




R




All songs written and recorded by Mick Clarke PRS/BMI at Rockfold Studio, Surrey, England
Copyright Mick Clarke 2013
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