The last waltz of The Calypso

by Pretty Mel

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recorded in 1984
„word soon got around,“ said Matthews. „People were turning up at our doorstep wanting a piece of the action. To try and put them off, I made it a condition that they couldn´t have any of my coal unless they recorded a song for me. First to say ýes´´ was Melvin Vetiver.“ Vetiver, Matthews´neighbour, was an eccentric man who pretended to be French, despite being born in Somerset. By now Matthews had constructed a self-designed studio in his parents´bedroom. The now-christened „Pretty Mel“ (Matthews´mother´s suggestion) recorded the song in one takeone night as Mr and Mrs Matthews slept.

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THE LAST WALTZ OF THE CALYPSO

Je suis Cousteau - oui, les possons
Leurs chateaux ont disparant
vous devez changer, prevoir, rapporter
L'enorme Poissonerie du Monde

Valse d'amour
J'usque un autre petit Valse d'amour
dans ma jaune 'Bathyscape' dessous de la Mer
avec votre frere Jacques - dormez vous? dormez vous?

La Resistance et l'Aqualung
Pour la France, television
Angleterre… Allemagne…
dans la Mer "I'm ze man!"
this is my undersea world

Aidez l'ecologie avec technologie
Connaissez-vous votre monde?

Aujour'd-hui la Mer blue
mais demain, li y a disparu

C'est incroyable,
monsieur Lapin est sur le table et le Divan
amais poissons et animaux
La Calypso est mon bateau
s'il fait du vent ou en brouillard quand il pleut
Je dois, par ce-que c'est continu

Valse d'amour
J'usque un autre petit Valse d'amour
dans ma jaune 'Bathyscape" dessous de la Mer
avec votre frere Jacques - dormez vous? dormez vous?

Valse d'amour
J'usque un autre derniere Valse d'amour
Jeux sans Frontieres
Je suis Cousteau
vous, mes poissons
le Chateauxs disparant maintenant
ou s'il vous desirez, ne peut etre pas
Oh la Mer, Oh la Mer

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released August 10, 2014

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Ah! Records is officially the least successful record label of all time. Plagued for 30 years by bad luck, criminality, drug- induced recklessness and vandalism, only founders Bill Easton & Andy Matthews' belief in the merits of these releases have ensured Ah!'s continuity. Currently a toilet on a houseboat in Portugal, the office of Ah! introduces these gems to a new generation via bandcamp. x ... more

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