Ramblin' Man (Lemon Jelly song)


Ramblin' Man (Lemon Jelly song)

"Ramblin' Man" is a song by Lemon Jelly, from their first studio album "Lost Horizons", released in 2002. It features a conversation between an interviewer (the voice of Michael Deakin—father of Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin) and 'John', the Ramblin' Man (the voice of actor John Standing), [cite web|url=http://www.discogs.com/release/60340|title=Lemon Jelly – "Lost Horizons"|accessmonthday=19 July|accessyear=2006|publisher=Discogs] during which 'John' lists 67 places around the world he has (supposedly [the truth of the list being called into question by the inclusion of Atlantis] ) visited.

List of places mentioned

Places mentioned in "Ramblin' Man" include: [cite web|url=http://www.hovington.com/lemonjelly/ramblin_man.html|title="Ramblin' Man"|accessmonthday=19 July|accessyear=2006]
* Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
* Adelaide, South Australia Australia [or possibly one of at least three other places named Adelaide]
* Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands [or possibly one of at least four other places named Amsterdam]
* Angmering, Sussex, England
* Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium [or possibly one of at least three other places named Antwerp]
* Arumpo, New South Wales, Australia
* Atlantis (mythical) [or possibly one of at least two other places named Atlantis]
* Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland [or possibly one of at least seven other places named Belfast]
* Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America [or possibly Boston, Lincolnshire, England, or any of at least nine other places named Boston]
* Botswana
* Brixton, London, England
* Cayman Islands
* Codrington, Barbuda [or possibly Codrington, South Gloucestershire, England]
* Dakar, Senegal
* Damascus, Syria [or possibly one of at least four other places named Damascus]
* Dublin, Ireland [or possibly one of at least eleven other places named Dublin]
* Ecuador
* Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland [or possibly one of at least five other places named Edinburgh]
* Felixstowe, Suffolk, England
* Fingringhoe, Essex, England
* Granada, Andalusia, Spain [or possibly Granada, Nicaragua]
* Gujarat, India [or possibly Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan]
* Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, California, United States of America
* Harlem, New York City, United States of America [or possibly one of at least three other places named Harlem] or flagicon|Netherlands Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
* Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* Kabul, Afghanistan
* Kentish Town, London, England
* Kingston, Jamaica [or possibly one of over thirty other places named Kingston]
* Ko Samui, Thailand
* Kyoto, Kansai, Honshū, Japan
* Lexington, United States of America [approximately twenty settlements in the USA have this name (Lexington, Massachusetts has the greatest historical significance as the site of the Battle of Lexington in 1775; Lexington, Kentucky is the largest)]
* Lindos, Rhodes, Greece
* Madrid, Spain [or possibly one of at least eleven other places named Madrid]
* Malawi
* Manchester, Lancashire, England [or possibly one of approximately thirty other places named Manchester]
* Mandalay, Myanmar
* Mauritius
* Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [or possibly one of at least six other places named Melbourne]
* Mendhurst
* Naxos, Greece
* New York City, United States of America [or possibly New York State, as Standing refers only to "New York", or one of two places named New York in England]
* Nicosia, Cyprus
* North Pole
* Oslo, Viken, Norway [or possibly Oslo, Minnesota, United States of America]
* Paris, Île-de-France, France [or possibly one of approximately twenty other places named Paris)]
* Patagonia [or possibly Patagonia, Arizona, United States of America]
* Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republic [or possibly one of at least two other places named Prague]
* Prawle Point, East Prawle or West Prawle, all in Devon, England [uncertain as Standing refers only to "Prawle"; there may be other places with different spellings]
* Rayburn Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America
* Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands [or possibly two associated places named Rotterdam in New York State, USA]
* Runcton, Sussex, England [or possibly North Runcton, South Runcton or Runcton Holme in Norfolk]
* Rwanda
* San Francisco, California, United States of America [or possibly one of at least ten other places named San Francisco]
* San José [thought to be the most popular toponym in the world (San Jose, California, United States of America is the largest; San José, Costa Rica may also be meant)]
* Shennington, Warwickshire, England [ or possibly Shevington, Lancashire, England]
* Sri Lanka
* Stockholm, Sweden [or possibly one of at least nine other places named Stockholm]
* Sudbury, Suffolk, England [or possibly one of at least five other places named Sudbury]
* Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [or possibly one of at least six other places called Sydney]
* Tibet
* Tokyo, Kantō, Honshū, Japan
* Tonga
* Tooting, London, England
* Toronto, Ontario, Canada [or possibly one of at least twelve other places named Toronto]
* Uganda
* Yangon, Myanmar [referred to as "Rangoon", the former name]
* Valmorel, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

Trivia

* UK-based world travel specialists, Trailfinders, fittingly use the song as their hold music.
* Kentish Town is home to The Forum, a venue Lemon Jelly have played several times.

Notes and references


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