Well, there was Mystery,' the Mock Turtle replied, counting off the subjects on his flappers, `--Mystery, ancient and modern, with Seaography: then Drawling
-master was an old conger-eel, that used to come once a week: HE taught us Drawling
, Stretching, and Fainting in Coils.
But truly, truly, it's not my fault, or only my fault a little bit," she said, daintily drawling
the words "a little bit.
I was surprised to hear of your desire to join us," he began, lisping and drawling
, which was something new.
Grimsby repulsed him with a solemn wave of the hand, and then turning to me, continued, with the same drawling
tones and strange uncertainty of utterance and heavy gravity of aspect as before:
She opened one that had obviously been often turned over, and read a portion in the drawling
tone of a beginner; then laughed, and threw it from her.
Although no soldier, he had frequented camps enough to know the dread significance of that deliberate, drawling
, aspirated chant; the lieutenant on shore was taking a part in the morning's work.
The punky pop power gives way at times to drawling
rock, acoustic troubadouring and even a Squeeze-sounding flashback but three albums in such quick succession is pushing the boat out perilously close to the rocks of over-indulgence and you can't help but feel the album works as a whole, but none are likely to trouble a future greatest hits package.
There may be no radio-friendly standouts but the end result - all dirty guitars, drawling
vocals and honky-tonk piano - is a pure distillation of the messy, joyous essence of rock'n'roll itself, the Stones' finest.
WHEN a friend of a friend organised a plaque marking the Carry on Films at Pinewood Studios, special guest Leslie Phillips, top, explained he wouldn't be drawling