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Paul's Little Ditties
10 June 2015
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By serendipity, I found a YouTube of Paul and Donovan singing a song together (I haven't seen the video itself, but it sounds like only one acoustic guitar between them, probably played by Paul), titled "How Do You Do".

Then I found a website where some guy rather painstakingly tried to transcribe every last word, and it does seem to be a ditty spontaneously cooked up by Paul, with Donovan pitching in here and there:

http://davidgray101.tripod.com.....novan.html

How to suck a lollypopper,

Sitting on a woodypecker,

Dancing in the double-decker shoe,

(Donovan snickers, presumably at Paul's nonsensical lyrics)

I don't know,

How do you do?

I tend to like the "ditty side" of Paul, myself (e.g., "Hey Diddle" and "Bip Bop"), and I wish Paul would develop this "How Do You Do" into a full-fledged song.

How Do You Do

Hey Diddle:

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Let's not forget the full-length version of one of Paul's more famous improvisations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....uYQMRayIuU

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Thanks Necko!  I never heard the long version.  Though I can understand some people thinking that's pretty thin, it also has potential to be worked into a more full-fledged song, even while it has its own peculiar worth in its extemporaneous one-off context.  However, if Paul ever did try to do that, he should avoid the temptation to kill the spontaneity of the original by making it too slick and structured.

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Necko said
Let's not forget the full-length version of one of Paul's more famous improvisations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uYQMRayIuU

Its not complete. The full track lasts 2:21 whereas that runs for 1:56

Again from Winn's 'That Magic Feeling' (a wonderful book and great source)

Take 19 (C), better known as “Can You Take Me Back,” was even good enough to make it onto the album. While it originally lasted 2:21, only 1:56 is available in bits and pieces. The first version to surface contained the portions from 0:00–0:25 and 1:08–1:56; the Down In Havana edit consists of roughly the first 1:09. A reconstruction on the bootleg Studio Collection attempts to combine the two, but omits about 18 seconds found on the earlier version. 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

10 June 2015
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Thanks Necko!  I never heard the long version.  Though I can understand some people thinking that's pretty thin, it also has potential to be worked into a more full-fledged song, even while it has its own peculiar worth in its extemporaneous one-off context.  However, if Paul ever did try to do that, he should avoid the temptation to kill the spontaneity of the original by making it too slick and structured.

Thanks Pineapple………!!

I hadn't listened to this all the way thru for years………..Now I know the words I can't stop singing it. In the lift down to the pool…..Singing it in my mind as I swam……forgetting count of my laps……..forgetting to breathe sometimes…… 'Don't know how you do it…but I know you can' Paul. Even this ditty is catchy.

 

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Thanks Atlas, I'd never heard that one either!  That entire album remains completely off my radar; I'll have to get cracking on it some day...  "Heather" has some very nice moments, yet I think it has certain flaws that are typical Paulish, where he seems to be forcing himself rather than going with the whim of his Muse...  So I guess I'm mixed about it.  Glad you liked that extended Can You Take Me Back, which I think has a more inspired seed. 

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