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PostSubject: lyrics question..anyone?   Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:11 am

In storm the Embassy..does first line go "Fifteen men taken.." or "Fifty men taken..". In most places on the net it says 15 men, but as far as i know there were 48 hostages, so 50 would be more correct. So 50 or 15?
I've been puzzled for some time..
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PostSubject: Re: lyrics question..anyone?   Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:01 pm

embassystormer wrote:
In storm the Embassy..does first line go "Fifteen men taken.." or "Fifty men taken..". In most places on the net it says 15 men, but as far as i know there were 48 hostages, so 50 would be more correct. So 50 or 15?
I've been puzzled for some time..

Fifteen men taken captive in a hostile foreign land!

I did all my sussing out lyrics and sing differences back in the 80's (apprenticeship served).

Scores of suits in control of a diplomatice mess, always sounded like he was singing soups to me - lol. Then it was fifteen mums crying is my son dying (or is it 15 mouths???) Also, there are two diferent intro versions of this song. One has more bars than the other ....

I'm tired now and my mummy is calling me.

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PostSubject: Re: lyrics question..anyone?   Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:25 pm

I always heard it as fifteen, but fifty seems more logical..
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PostSubject: Re: lyrics question..anyone?   Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:24 am

Yes, you are right that most lyrics sites on the web say "15 man taken captive in a hostile foreign land..." BUT the lyrics sheet which came with the 2001 Japanese paper sleeve collection of Stray Cats' debut album say "50 men taken..." I know the Japanese lyrics sheets have been strange somehow but I go for "50 men...".

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PostSubject: Re: lyrics question..anyone?   Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:13 pm

The lyrics definately do say "50 mums cryin....'", so it should also be "50 men.." - unless of course there were any brothers taken, then it might only be "48 mums cryin'" ....this is getting out of hand.

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PostSubject: Re: lyrics question..anyone?   Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:00 pm

Madman wrote:
The lyrics definately do say "50 mums cryin....'", so it should also be "50 men.." - unless of course there were any brothers taken, then it might only be "48 mums cryin'" ....this is getting out of hand.

There are reasons... Madman

Yes, but this is not my problem as i've never seen lyrics that said "50 men" AND "15 mums are" or vice versa.

My question was concerning the number of hostages in the song, most lyric sheets on the net are saying 15 but logically it would be 50..And i do belive that 50 would be the correct number.
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PostSubject: Re: lyrics question..anyone?   Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:58 pm

50 men, 50 mom's.

-T (who does NOT have a raisin in his shoe!)
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PostSubject: Re: lyrics question..anyone?   Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:32 pm

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-T (who does NOT have a raisin in his shoe!)



LOLOLOL!!!! Wasn't that ElectricEric's Nephew who said that? Taking us back to 1999?

Somehow that quote really stuck with me because it was so stinkin' hilarious!

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Phillies are winnin' and Harry's on...what more could we ask for? cheers
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PostSubject: Re: lyrics question..anyone?   Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:34 pm

Just watching Montreux 1981 gig and they're playing STE. It's definitely '15men'

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PostSubject: Re: lyrics question..anyone?   Sat May 31, 2008 8:15 pm

Mikey wrote:
Just watching Montreux 1981 gig and they're playing STE. It's definitely '15men'

Mikey the record keeper x

Maybe, but as the correct number was 48, 50 would be more correct..And honest to god, i can't tell what he is saying. I even tried to listen hard on the original vinyl as well as the CD..
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