Matt McGinn   •   Two Heided Man Strikes Again

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  • Two Heided Man Strikes Again
    • 1974 - Emerald Gem GES 1120 LP (UK)
  • Side One
    1. Benny Lynch (Song)
    2. Billy Davidson's Twins (Joke)
    3. The Big Shike (Story)
    4. Sugary Cake and Candy Man (Song)
    5. The Buckin' Bronco (Joke)
    6. A Tribute to McGonnegal (Poem)
    7. The Bonnie Broon-Haired Lassie (Song, McGonnegal, adpt. Cairnie, McGinn)
    8. The Royal Infirmary (Poem)
    9. Janetta (Song)
  • Side Two
    1. Five Million Scotsmen Will Call (Song)
    2. I Woke Up With the Dawning (Poem)
    3. Frankie Vaughan (Song, Jennett)
    4. The Magic Shadow Show (Song, McGinn, Kayyam)
    5. Samson (Story)
    6. The Teuchter (Joke)
    7. Wally Brodie (Poem)
    8. We Ain't Gonna Dig No More (Song)
    9. I Was Born 10,000 Years Ago (Song, Trad. Arr. Unknown)

  • Musicians
  • Credits
    • Produced by Pete Kerr
    • Engineer: Billy Lyall
    • Recorded Tudor Hotel, Airdrie, 15th February, 1974
    • All tracks written by Matt McGinn, unless otherwise noted.

Sleeve Notes

They call me the two-heided man
Tho Amm no two-heided at a'
I had two when I was a lauddie
But one was knocked off by ma Maw,
And I don't blame her because the
Other one was worse than this one.

I will allow you to purchase this album only on condition that you do not send it to Lord Longford. It would only hurt the chap and there are enough people in this world trying to do that to one another (I an see by the look on your beautiful face, Dear Reader, that you are an exception).
Anyway, once you've coughed up, enjoy this offering in the right place, at the right time. But, a friendly warning; apart from one or two sweet little tracks, the right place is not school, and Sunday is the wrong time.

My thanks to Jackie Jennett and Gavin Livingstone (The Skerries), to my accordionist, Jimmy Brown, and to Billy Davidson (who hasn't by the way had twins) whose fine guitar has carried me all over my dear beautiful country, Scotland, the West of which is still the best of which.

Heartfelt gratitude to my good friend, the Mechanical — Whizz-Kid Pete Kerr, without whom the charts of Britain and America would be as lonely as I was when I wrote one track on the record, (Janetta).

Deep-felt thanks to the many good people of Coatbridge and Airdrie who assisted me in making this recording in the Tudor Hotel, Airdrie.

Above all, gratefulness to Mervyn Solomon for making it all possible.

Matt McGinn
Patron Sinner of Scotland
Lyric Inditer and Reciter
"Aye be good tae yer Granny and give her plenty of Whisky".
"The Clincher".