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Postby Vampire Cat » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:46 am

Thanks for the effort but sorry no, I have seen that one before while looking through bookshops.

The first line of the poem definitely is:

I'm stuck in a lift somewhere between heaven and woolworths"

Trouble is I've read some obscure stuff over the years.
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Postby rentawitch » Thu Nov 24, 2005 02:40 pm

If you contact Radio 4, Poetry Please, they will probably find it and then read it out for you.

They say they cannot trace poems but if you tell them a good story as to why you would like to hear it, you might get lucky?
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Postby Pat » Thu Nov 24, 2005 03:38 pm

rentawitch wrote:They say they cannot trace poems but if you tell them a good story as to why you would like to hear it, you might get lucky?
And maybe they'll find your poem too...
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Postby Vampire Cat » Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:30 am

*snigger*



thanx its worth a try cos I run out of ideas
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Postby rentawitch » Fri Nov 25, 2005 04:44 pm

tsk :roll:
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Re: Help Does Anybody Recognise?

Postby Vampire Cat » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:54 am

Well 11 years later and I have finally tracked it down, I was not prepared to give in :bounce:
I had partly miss remembered it and confused it with the Patten poem, as on the page opposite in the book was the song "Come and get your punk in woolworths" by Patrick Fitzgerald, and I had remembered the PF connection in a previous post.
However it was by the punk poet John Cooper Clarke. and titled Limbo Baby Limbo. and was included in a book of punk poems as well as being recorded on a couple of different occasions.

There are actually 3 different variations on the poem, any of which if I post here may get the mods hitting the ban button so here is a link to one version instead

http://johncooperclarke.com/?cat=18&paged=5


This may possibly also be the oldest resurrected thread in the history of the forum :)
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Re: Help Does Anybody Recognise?

Postby steeljam » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:11 am

But Woolworths is not mentioned anywhere!
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Re: Help Does Anybody Recognise?

Postby DavidAHarvey » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:03 pm

Vampire Cat wrote:There are actually 3 different variations on the poem, any of which if I post here may get the mods hitting the ban button so here is a link to one version instead
http://johncooperclarke.com/?cat=18&paged=5
This may possibly also be the oldest resurrected thread in the history of the forum :)

Delighted that you finally tracked this one down. John Cooper Clarke is always interesting :D
Shame his website appears to have been hacked since you posted the link :(
but this one was playing http://www.cyberspike.com/clarke/limbo.html
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