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“The Taxi Cab”

Discussion in 'music' started by Fretless Eric, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Fretless Eric

    Fretless Eric Musketeer Bathos

    I have a track on a compilation tape given to me a while ago and its called “The Taxi Cab”.

    The track is heavily orchestrated and sang by, what may be, a middle-aged New York gentleman who describes, in intimate detail, the residence of a wonderful woman with “a bed that’s big enough for three; one of her and two of me”.

    However, after describing this beauty and her abode, he reminds us, with wonderful bathos, that "me, I drive the taxi cab”.

    I would like to find out who “he” is.

    I just know someone in Pink Fish-world will be able to tell me and put me out of my angst, please.

    I have tried the search engines but no luck so far.

  2. Mick Seymour

    Mick Seymour Member

    Try the Gracenote CD Database. I find it a brilliant source for just this type of query.

  3. Fretless Eric

    Fretless Eric Musketeer Bathos

    Thanks for the link Mick, I know I'll use it in the future but it can't help on this occasion.

  4. Fretless Eric

    Fretless Eric Musketeer Bathos

    This is still bugging the hell out of me and, as there are many new members these days, I was wondering if anyone can help.

  5. chrisallan

    chrisallan Go on - bodge it!

  6. chrisallan

    chrisallan Go on - bodge it!

    Seems its probably a version by Mort Shuman for the film "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris"
  7. Fretless Eric

    Fretless Eric Musketeer Bathos

    Well found that man, thank you.

    I wonder why this link didn’t come up from my search engines?

    Anyway, this puts a nice lid on it and I can sleep at night again. I may just go get the DVD as I like the sound of it.
  8. Fretless Eric

    Fretless Eric Musketeer Bathos

    My Brel education will have to wait as I have spent ages trying to find a CD soundtrack or DVD version of the film with this track on. It seems that it was one song that got cut. I can only imagine that the others are something else.

    Chris, I really appreciate the knowledge.

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