david mcwilliams - days of pearly spencer - stereo edit
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edit for headphones. Released October 6, 1967, at first as b-side to the single "Harlem Lady".
McWilliams said he had written the song about a homeless man encountered in Ballymena. Some of those close to McWilliams claimed he was writing about two ladies from his hometown. Producer Mike Leander formed the orchestral arrangement (he also provided so for Marianne Faithfull’s "As Tears Go By" and for the Beatles’ "She’s Leaving Home". I think the orchestra is far to much at the outter right, its sound is just to narrow, hence the edit.
The BBC refused to play the record, because of Phil Solomon’s (of the record label "Major Minor" that released the single) involvement in the pirate radio station Radio Caroline. That’s why it was only a hit in continental Europe: Holland (#1), France (#1), Belgium (#2), Germany (#4), US (#134). O.k., BBC, let the police do their job, and you just do your job and play music! In 1992 - yes, that’s 25 years - B(ackward)BC finally allowed a cover, by Marc Almond, which reached # 4 in the UK charts that year.
(In 1967 "Harlem Lady" by the way, reached #51 in the UK.)

DAYS OF PEARLY SPENCER
(David McWilliams)

A tenement, a dirty street
Walked and worn by shoeless feet
Inside it’s long and so complete
Watched by a shivering sun
Old eyes in a small child’s face
Watching as the shadows race
Through walls and cracks that leave no trace
And daylight’s brightness shun

The days of Pearly Spencer
Ahhh
The race is almost run

Nose pressed hard on frosted glass
Gazing at the swollen mass
On conrete fields where grows no grass
Stumbles blindly on
Iron trees smother the air
But withering, they stand and stare
Through eyes that neither know nor care
Where the grass has gone

The days of Pearly Spencer
Ahhh
The race is almost run

Pearly where’s your milk white skin
What’s that stubble on your chin
It’s buried in the rot gut gin
You played and lost not won
You played a house that can’t be beat
Now look your head’s bowed in defeat
You walked too far along the street
Where only rats can run

The days of Pearly Spencer
Ahhh, tThe race is almost run

The days of Pearly Spencer
Ahhh, the race is almost run

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Views: 203
Added: 1 year ago
Duration: 02:30
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Videos: 462
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Description
edit for headphones. Released October 6, 1967, at first as b-side to the single "Harlem Lady".
McWilliams said he had written the song about a homeless man encountered in Ballymena. Some of those close to McWilliams claimed he was writing about two ladies from his hometown. Producer Mike Leander formed the orchestral arrangement (he also provided so for Marianne Faithfull’s "As Tears Go By" and for the Beatles’ "She’s Leaving Home". I think the orchestra is far to much at the outter right, its sound is just to narrow, hence the edit.
The BBC refused to play the record, because of Phil Solomon’s (of the record label "Major Minor" that released the single) involvement in the pirate radio station Radio Caroline. That’s why it was only a hit in continental Europe: Holland (#1), France (#1), Belgium (#2), Germany (#4), US (#134). O.k., BBC, let the police do their job, and you just do your job and play music! In 1992 - yes, that’s 25 years - B(ackward)BC finally allowed a cover, by Marc Almond, which reached # 4 in the UK charts that year.
(In 1967 "Harlem Lady" by the way, reached #51 in the UK.)

DAYS OF PEARLY SPENCER
(David McWilliams)

A tenement, a dirty street
Walked and worn by shoeless feet
Inside it’s long and so complete
Watched by a shivering sun
Old eyes in a small child’s face
Watching as the shadows race
Through walls and cracks that leave no trace
And daylight’s brightness shun

The days of Pearly Spencer
Ahhh
The race is almost run

Nose pressed hard on frosted glass
Gazing at the swollen mass
On conrete fields where grows no grass
Stumbles blindly on
Iron trees smother the air
But withering, they stand and stare
Through eyes that neither know nor care
Where the grass has gone

The days of Pearly Spencer
Ahhh
The race is almost run

Pearly where’s your milk white skin
What’s that stubble on your chin
It’s buried in the rot gut gin
You played and lost not won
You played a house that can’t be beat
Now look your head’s bowed in defeat
You walked too far along the street
Where only rats can run

The days of Pearly Spencer
Ahhh, tThe race is almost run

The days of Pearly Spencer
Ahhh, the race is almost run

®© UMG

All rights reserved by the copyright owners. This nonprofit fan-made video is solely to promote awareness and interest in the artists and the music. T
Categories
Entertainment, Music