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Brand new key, song from 1971

Old May 12th 2021, 3:18 am
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Default Brand new key, song from 1971

So out of the blue today, Mrs jkeller makes a reference to this song while we're driving home. I remember this from my youth, but hadn't thought of it since Nixon was the President. Back then I thought it was about roller skates. But now....I don't think she's singing about skate keys LOL.

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I'd forgotten this cute song.
Here's one explanation of the 'key'

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/melanie/brand-new-key
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Famously featured in "Boogie Nights" which is one of my favorite movies of all time.
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Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
I'd forgotten this cute song.
Here's one explanation of the 'key'

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/melanie/brand-new-key
Interesting tid-bit from that article: "Olivia Newton-John recorded a dance version of this song for the 2011 movie soundtrack A Few Best Men"

Melanie has always been one of my absolute favorite singers. Her version of 'Ruby Tuesday' is something I can listen to over and over and over.


I also found this on You Tube not long ago; beautiful song, never heard it until I saw it on YT:


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I thought the song was about a combine harvester.
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Another take on that ...
In the mid seventies there was a cover version by the West Country bumpkin group The Wurzels ... yes, a piece of straw hanging out of the side of the mouth and all ! ... It was called I’ve got a brand new combine harvester.
You would be welcome to sing along ....I’ve got a brand new combine harvester and I’ll give you the key, I’ve got twenty acres and you’ve got forty three !!!
Have fun with that one !!
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I thought the song was about a combine harvester.
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Another take on that ...
In the mid seventies there was a cover version by the West Country bumpkin group The Wurzels ... yes, a piece of straw hanging out of the side of the mouth and all ! ... It was called I’ve got a brand new combine harvester.
You would be welcome to sing along ....I’ve got a brand new combine harvester and I’ll give you the key, I’ve got twenty acres and you’ve got forty three !!!
Have fun with that one !!

Ahem.
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Ahem.
Oy!
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Another good Song by her from same time is “Look what they done to my song”
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Oy!

"Get orf my land!!!"



Sorry, had a bit of a flashback there.
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i had the hardest time not signing combine harvester lol
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i had the hardest time not signing combine harvester lol
Wow, how old are you, I think Combine Harvester was bagged by EMI back in the 60's?
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