Lindisfarne – Meet Me On The Corner

This has turned into one of my favorite songs since I heard 10 years ago or so.

I originally blogged this when I had around 3 followers two years ago…so I apologize to you three for the repeat!

It’s a feel-good, quirky song with bright harmonies. It was released in 1971 and went to number 5 in the UK…kinda like the Bee Gees go folk.

The song was written by Lindisfarne member Rod Clements and sung by Ray Jackson. The mandolin solo in Maggie May by Rod Stewart was played by Ray Jackson. On the “Every Picture Tells A Story”album liner notes, it is stated that “The mandolin is played by the mandolin player in Lindisfarne. The name slips my mind.”

 

Meet Me On The Corner

Hey mister dream seller
Where have you been.
Tell me have you dreams I can see?
I came along, just to bring you this song,
Can you spare one dream for me?

You wont have met me,
And you’ll soon forget.
So don’t mind me tugging at your sleeve.
I’m asking you,
If I can fix a rendezvous,
For your dreams are all I believe.

[Chorus]
Meet me on the corner,
When the lights are coming on,
And I’ll be there.
I promise I’ll be there.
Down the empty streets,
We’ll disappear into the dawn,
If you have dreams enough to share.

Lay down your bundles,
Of rags and reminders,
And spread your wears on the ground.
Well I’ve got time,
If you’re dealing mine,
I’m just hanging around.

[Chorus]

Hey mister dream seller, 
Where have you been.
Tell me have you dreams I can see?
I came along, just to bring you this song,
Can you spare one dream for me?

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

16 thoughts on “Lindisfarne – Meet Me On The Corner”

    1. They do have some good songs. I really like this one…I’ve talked about “Life On Mars” the BBC tv show too much but I heard it and many more on that show.
      I love the laid back feel….I was going to do the one you did but since no one saw this one I reblogged it.

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  1. not half bad. I’ve never heard it before, the tune is quite good… find the lead singer a little offputting or not quite fitting in, but all in all, a song that should’ve been heard more than it was!

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  2. Ray’s got a danged good voice. Interesting drum choice, and I wonder what it would have sounded like with him on mandolin instead of harmonica with the song. I really like this song, you’re right, it’s mellow.

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    1. It was another from Life On Mars when Sam was telling his mother what to tell “Sammie”…
      He does have a good voice and it would have sounded good with a mandolin.

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    1. I didn’t learn about them until I watched “Life On Mars” the BBC version… I really like their sound…wow I didnt’ know Genesis opened for them.

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