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Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs
 
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Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs

The Original Houghton Weavers
From the Album Sit Thi Deawn
22 Dec. 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2005
  • Release Date: 22 Dec. 2008
  • Label: Lumi Entertainment
  • Copyright: 2005 Folk Heritage
  • Duration: 3:18 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001MZ7NTS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,332 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)

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OK so some might think this is a bit cheesy for today's tastes, my 14 year old daughter certainly thinks so after hearing it last night on a BBC4 program about top of the pops, but I say NO!
I love the work of Lowry, his simplistic style with easy apparently simple brush strokes and this song enables me to picture his work when not in front of me.
A simple song, folksy in style like the paintings themselves, it tells a simplified version of the way Lowry's work was received and what it became. Its the UK version, if you like, of the Bob Dylan song Starry Starry Night, about Van Gough, different in execution, a bit more up beet and utterly brilliant.
The line where "the fever came and the good Lord mopped his brow" always brings a lump to my throat and a tear to the eye.
Glad I found it again after all these years, just need to look at some of the paintings now... I feel a trip to the art galleries coming on.
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I am originally from the North-West of England and have always been an admirer of the paintings of Theodore Major as well of those by the better-known J S Lowry because they so well illustrate the landscapes and scenes that surrounded me when growing up in the 1950s and 1960s.
In my old age, now that I can no longer play rugby, go pot-holing or rock-climbing, I am able to pass the time less strenuously and create so-called 'Slideshows' and Screensavers on my computer and, moreover, add soundtracks to them.
What better accompaniment for a slideshow or screensaver of Lowry's paintings than 'Matchstick Men & Matchstick Cats & Dogs' for which the song was written in the first place?
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absolutely delighted to be able to access THE ORIGINAL HOUGHTON WEAVERS after so many years. One of my favourite groups singing about one of my favourite artists
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A good old song that brought back memories of being younger and hearing this for the first time. Lowry was a great painter and this is a fitting tribute.
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Only remembered it after visiting Lowry Exhibition. Great fun. A trip down memory lane. A good addition to my MP3 list.
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