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Dave Edmunds — From Small Things Big Things Come
Album: Anthology (1968-1990)
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Released: 1981
Length: 3:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
At sixteen she quit high school to make her fortune in the promised land
She got a job behind the counter in an all-night hamburger stand
She wrote faithfully home to mama, "Now mama, don't you worry none
From small things, mama, big things one day come"

It was late one Friday, he pulled in out of the dark
He was tall and handsome, first she took his order then she took his heart
They bought a house up on the hillside where little feet would soon run
From small things, mama, big things one day come

Oh, but love was fleeting
It's sad but it's true
When your heart is beating
You don't want to hear the news

She packed her bags and with a Wyomie County real state man
She drove down to Tampa in an Eldorado Grand
She wrote back, "Dear mama, life is just heaven in the sun
From small things, mama, big things one day come"

Well, she shot him dead
On a sunny Florida road
When they caught her all she said
Was she couldn't stand the way he drove

Back home, lonesome Johnny waits for his baby's parole
He waits high on the hillside where the Wyomie rivers roll
At his feet and almost grown now, a blue-eyed daughter and a handsome son
From small things, mama, big things one day come
From small things, mama, big things one day come
Well, from small things, mama, big things one day come

From small things, mama, big things one day come
From small things, mama, big things one day come
Yeah, from small things, mama, big things one day come
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Unless I missed it I don't see anyone recalling his awesome guitar work on the 11 minute Sabre Dance by Love Sculpture.  Incredibly fast fretwork...  would have given Satriani, Van Halen,  etc a run for their money 
 cShaggy wrote:
..durn catchy, ain't it?..7 fer sure, and may well rise from that..
 
I'll start this one off at a 7 too, not that I've heard it before, and I'm finding I like this 'new to my ears' rocknroll tune....neato and Long Live RP!!
This lil ditty sure makes me happy! 
Really Rock
 kcar wrote:
Thank God for the PSD button—I jumped from yet another airing of Dengue Fever to Dave Edmunds. Massive leap in enjoyability. 

 
Seems that gems like this are reserved for just those PSD moments.   Not that i mind.
..durn catchy, ain't it?..7 fer sure, and may well rise from that..
Thank God for the PSD button—I jumped from yet another airing of Dengue Fever to Dave Edmunds. Massive leap in enjoyability. 

Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello ... good times in the late 70s!

 Cynaera wrote:

"Crawlin' From the Wreckage" was played a few days ago, but I'm always up for it!  I love this song, too - in fact, Dave Edmunds is becoming a favorite of mine these days.  Dancingdancingdancing....

 
Since you are dancing in my imagination, dancingdancingdancing it is.
Thanks Bill!!!!!
Classic! A Buddy Holly Bruce Springsteeen John Fogarty hybrid. 
 JrzyTmata wrote:

Bruce wrote it.

 

Yep, its an outtake from "The River," I think.

I LOVE this guy's work both solo and with Rockpile... {#Bananajam}


When I hear Dave Edmunds I think about crawling from the wreckage.
 
 apd wrote:
How do we vote for "Almost Saturday Night" from this cd? One of the great opening guitar licks evah.
 
I agree. John Fogerty probably does too. 
 

Bill, I 2nd, 3rd & 4th bringing in some ROCKPILE.
How do we vote for "Almost Saturday Night" from this cd? One of the great opening guitar licks evah.
Saw Dave in Philly many many years ago. Outstanding show, and this is a great cover of Bruce's "From Small Things..."

And let me echo some previous comments...how about some Rockpile? 
Great song, 9
DE and Nick Lowe were just great in Rockpile.  Nice change to hear this on RP. 
 cc_rider wrote:
RP needs some ROCKPILE...

 
I've been workin' that angle for awhile now, to no avail.   Seconds of Pleasure is still awesome over 30 years later. 

This is the best I can do for you...  



 JSteven3 wrote:
"She couldn't stand the way he drove"  BTW, Bruce does an excellent cover of this.
 
Bruce wrote it.

 jools wrote:
Oh I do like a bit of Dave Edmunds!  reminds me of my school days.

Can we please have "Crawlin from the wreckage"? 
 
"Crawlin' From the Wreckage" was played a few days ago, but I'm always up for it!  I love this song, too - in fact, Dave Edmunds is becoming a favorite of mine these days.  Dancingdancingdancing....

 JSteven3 wrote:
"She couldn't stand the way he drove"  BTW, Bruce does an excellent cover of this.
 

Bruce wrote it. He recorded it too—but don't think it ever made a proper 'album'.
 themotion wrote:
Album:Anthology (1968-1990)
Released:1981 

... wait, what?

 
{#Lol}  I always thought that Dave Edmunds was a talented writer, performer and producer, but I didn't realize he had also mastered time-travel.

Album:Anthology (1968-1990)
Released:1981 

... wait, what?

randomprime wrote:
Two Dave Edumunds-produced songs back-to-back. Nice.
Ah, that's the connection - thanks!

Oh I do like a bit of Dave Edmunds!  reminds me of my school days.

Can we please have "Crawlin from the wreckage"? 
 lmic wrote:
8.

p.s. I wish Bill would play us some NRBQ.
p.p.s Would be fun(ny) to hear "Creatures of Love" after this one. :)

 
Yeh, NRBQ sounds tasty and this reminds me of them as well.


8.

p.s. I wish Bill would play us some NRBQ.
p.p.s Would be fun(ny) to hear "Creatures of Love" after this one. :)

he shoulda been the singer on that flamin' groovies song that he produced (just played in this RP set).  they both would have had different destinies.
 cc_rider wrote:
RP needs some ROCKPILE...

Diggin' Mr. Edmunds this a.m.
 
From the upload section of the LRC
All the decent Rockpile songs have been uploaded and rejected
Disappointing

RP needs some ROCKPILE...

Diggin' Mr. Edmunds this a.m.
Welcome to the playlist Mr. Edmunds ... no comment
"She couldn't stand the way he drove"  BTW, Bruce does an excellent cover of this.
I hear him knockin'.
    
Double Nice One !

Two Dave Edumunds-produced songs back-to-back. Nice. 
Dave Edmunds...!  awesome!  used to hear him on the radio when I lived near Memphis... but that's been too many years ago! 
{#Bananajam}
went to wyoming with a real estate man

big Dave you ROCK!