Friday 29 December 2023

The Proclaimers - Beautiful Truth


The Proclaimers were, and still are, an enigma of the British music scene.

Two geeky brothers from North of the Border, with weird accents, very clear diction, and tidy haircuts, took the charts by storm when they wrote the 1988 song '500 miles'.

This song is less well known, but is worth listening-to. It does remind me of a song by John Lennon, but I'm sure he wouldn't have minded.

Today is Lady M's birthday, so this is for her!


17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Mrs M.

    Weird accents? Not really 😄

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    1. They are to us southerners. I think they lose the plot towards the end; otherwise a nice song.

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  2. Happy Birthday Lady M. Hope you get well looked after!

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  3. I applaud the fact that Craig and Charlie Reid sing in their natural "home" accents. "Grattis pÄ födelsedagen!" to Lady Magnon.

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    1. I like them; they have an honesty about them. Lady M says 'tack'.

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  4. Happy Birthday Lady M, from one Capricorn to another!

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    1. She's been mopping the floor and doing washing-up all morning. I've been doing the hard work by taking Billy for walks. Another typical birthday.

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  5. Happy birthday Lady M. And wishing you many more happy birthdays

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  6. Not to my musical taste but they were brought up in my adopted town.
    Pudding is an idiot, where they to sing in Fifeish he wouldn't understand a word. I've been here coming on ten years and still have to ask the buggers to speak English slowly and think. Took me less time to learn Spanish.

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    1. I was always surprised by the attention they paid to clear diction. As I'm sure you're aware, many Scottish MP's are totally incomprehensible.

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  7. Happy B-day to Lady M. I hope you have a nice surprise planned to make the day special.

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    1. She had a good day. Lots of prezzies and Champagne; what more could you want!

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  8. Happy birthday to Lady M. Have seen the Proclaimers live in London and New Zealand - they're awesome.

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