The Bobby McGee’s – Forever and a Day

Bobby McGee’s – When Father Died Ferrets Licked Away the Tears (Tab)

Another Bobby McGee’s song with two titles. The longer, less obvious one comes from a headline in The Brighton Argus. What the story was about, I have no idea.

Jimmy’s take on the more obvious title and the song itself: “FOREVER & A DAY: was a phrase whose first “recorded” utterance was in the Shakespere play “As You Like It” (or possibly “Taming Of The Shrew”)…..queue many bad Shakespere jokes during the live performance….The solo…well, you really have to see it performed live to appreciate it…I used to ALWAYS get a cheer when I managed to get to the end without screwing it up!….El said it was more to do with the look on my face than the technical virtuosity of the piece.”

The song got picked up by Film 4 for an ad. Resulting in enough royalties to keep them in face paint and retro dresses for a long time to come.

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  1. Gary July 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm

    Great stuff – thanks for that… Loving the How To Play Bobby McGees vids as well.
    How they are not the biggest band in the world, I’ll never know!

  2. JCMcGee July 2nd, 2009 10:34 pm


    I was gonna talk about him in the interview…but you said he was BARD!

  3. ricardo July 3rd, 2009 1:00 pm

    just loving the Bobbie McGees…thanks for introducing me…got to get the album, t shirt, face paint,,the lot…

  4. Woodshed July 5th, 2009 12:50 pm

    Gary: I don’t know either. Give it a few months.

    Jimmy: Ba-dum tish.

    ricardo: Glad you like them.

  5. Julia July 8th, 2009 5:17 pm

    didn´t know the Bobby McGees before I read about them on your site, but the song is so beautiful, I´m playing it on my ukulele all the time… only wish I had the lyrics

    english is not my first language, so please excuse possible mistakes

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