Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

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Thank Fionnuala it’s Friday.

And technically it’s Springtime too (just stay away from the weather forecasts).

Which brings us to the theme of this week’s music competition: What’s your favourite song whose title or lyrics contain a reference to Spring?

Here’s mine.

Reply below to be in with a chance of winning a splendid €20 gift voucher redeemable at  Currys PC World.

The winner will be chosen by my window cleaner.

Lines MUST close at 10pm.

Nick says: Good luck!

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74 thoughts on “Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

      1. Brother Barnabas

        it was either that or my own composition – alas, no youtube link – ‘I’ve A Spring In My Mickey That Won’t Let Up’ – a joyous feelgood ditty with a euphoric crescendo

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        1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

          good news for you, men who run both get and maintain erections more easily and until later in life

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  1. ian-oh

    I don’t want a PC World voucher. I already have hundreds in different vouchers, most can’t be spent online.

    Also, I do not need any more technology, place already looks like the site of a robot massacre.

    Good luck to everyone else though!

    :)

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      1. ian-oh

        I’d hardly call expressing luck to others ‘sore’.

        Also, I am confident my selection would be so mind blowingly good I’d probably win all the Friday vouchers for the rest of the year so I am doing everyone a favour!

        :|

        I’m good like that…..

        ;)

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          1. ian-oh

            I know…. :) also, to be bluntly honest I just cannot come up with a tune so I invented the above scenario (well I do have lots of unusable vouchers and bits of tech lying around so that part is true.)

            I should have just pretended to have not noticed the competition.

            Lying is hard.

          2. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            I already won twice, waiting for shop to open to get new headphones :)
            so I’m giving everyone else a chance ;)

  2. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

    I entered this one in a previous competition here, and it was well received even though it didn’t win.
    So, now I present again
    You Are My Love – Liverpool Express
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUz8oo6ezf4
    “You are my day
    You changed my winter into spring
    You came my way, and then my heart began to sing”

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      1. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

        Nicorgio, I wasted years of my life listening to this stuff, now it’s my turn to inflict it all on you lot!

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          1. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

            BB, I’m High on Emotion. Maybe if I don’t pay the Ferryman I can take a Spanish Train to your door, just across the Borderline.

  3. Rosette of Sirius

    Here’s my favorite;

    ‘You Can Never Hold Back Spring’ by Tom Waits from the album Orphans.

    Original recording – https://youtu.be/vgeZEdbv_m8

    Live – https://youtu.be/wUtSfjGvB3k

    What an absolutely gorgeous song.

    ‘You can never hold back spring
    You can be sure that I will never
    Stop believing
    The blushing rose will climb
    Spring ahead or fall behind
    Winter dreams the same dream
    Every time’

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    1. Clampers Outside

      Came here for that… saw the show on Broadway, and) it had me in stitches with some brilliant production pieces :)

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    1. Otis Blue

      Great call from an absolutely glorious album.

      “And yet I’ll gaze
      The colour of spring
      Immerse in that one moment
      Left in love with everything.”

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  4. Liam Deliverance

    Fats Waller – Spring Cleaning

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUk4Dr_I4Q8

    A wonderfully upbeat little number for these dark days.

    I’ll polish the leaves, make them green again
    Shake out the trees, change the scene again
    Spring cleaning – gettin’ ready for love

    I’ll sweep out the nook down in lover’s lane
    Turn on the brook, make it run again
    Spring cleaning – getting ready for love

    I’ll dust those wintry bowers
    Wash them out with April showers
    Cover them with fragrant flowers
    Shine up the silvery moon

    ‘Cause soon you and I have a rendezvous
    Under the sky, like we used to do
    Spring cleaning – getting ready for love

    Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller was born in New York City in 1904. He learned to play piano at age 6 and went on to become an influential composer, songwriter and musician. Considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, his stride piano style inspired many more great jazz musicians in the following decades. Two of his recordings were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in the 80’s and 90’s which is a special Grammy Award established in 1973 to honour recordings that are at least 25 years old and that have “qualitative or historical significance”.

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  5. eamonn

    https://youtu.be/hkE1y6tnh24
    Madness
    In the middle of the night

    Tales of a deviant in dotage….

    not spring, but springs – two for the price of one.
    “He whistles timeless tunes as he saunters down the street
    Springs in his legs and elastic in his feet.”

    What a turn of phrase,It puts a smile on my face every time.
    Happy Friday

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  6. Stephen Moran

    Spring 1 – Recomposed by Max Richter.
    Perhaps best known for featuring in the Netflix bodice- ripper and lockdown bonkathon Bridgerton.
    Max goes off the Ritchter scale as recomposes one of classical music’s most beloved pieces
    (Vivaldi’s Four Seasons) into a stunningly ambitious and audacious collage of textured sounds that gets us in the mood to cherish this beautiful season of renewal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaCib0B8T24

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    1. Cú Chulainn

      My winner .. but sadly musical tastes are different: https://youtu.be/3LiztfE1X7E a very good take on the original. With his shock of red hair, Vilvaldi created an orchestra comprised solely of the ‘fallen women’ of Venice.. and gave us a sensual musical feast that still feeds hundreds of years on.

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  7. f_lawless

    De Danann – My Irish Molly (1981)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOGRchbILos
    Originally a Vaudeville era song from New York – first published in 1905

    “I’m fairly off my trolley,..” is something I’ve said more than once in my time come to think of it. I wonder was the phrase made popular here by De Danann’s song.

    “Springtime you know is ring time,”

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  8. Will

    The second Tom Waits suggestion this week and I would hate to have to choose between the two but mine is “All The World Is Green”

    Maybe when our story’s over
    We’ll go where it’s always Spring
    The band is playin’ our song again
    And all the world is green.

    Here is the live version on Letterman
    https://youtu.be/33lOH7MPZQI

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