primitive dance


  • CD
  • LP

Born: May 19, 1947
Genres: Folk, Pop, Traditional Irish

Member of: Andy Irvine & Paul Brady, Planxty, The Johnstons, Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady

basic information

release date unknown
country of manufacture ? [Cass.], Germany [CD], Holland [LP]
label Mercury
catalog no. MERHC 106 (832 133-4) [Cass.], 832 133-2 [CD], 832 133-1 [LP]
format Cass., CD, LP
note of registration P1987 ©1987 Abirgreen Ltd.
recording Westland Studios, Dublin, Ireland by Tim Martin assisted by David Browne. Jam Studios, London, England by Tim Martin assisted by Mark Bayne
mixing Ian Maidman, Paul Brady
mastering Geoff Pesche at Tape I, London
production Ian Maidman
credits Special thanks to Ian Maidman. For help and encouragement, love an inspiration thanks to: Mary Eliot, Paul Cummins, Paul Charles, Ed Bicknell, Dave Pennyfeather, Osiie and Anna Kilkenny, Stuart Hornall. Thanks also to Dave Stewart, Jean Carrie, Liz Whatley at Damage, Brian Murphy and all at O.J. Kilkenny & Co and all at Asgard and Rondor, Phonogram International and Phonpgram UK


Tim Goldsmith drums
Ian Maidman bass, percussion
Paul Brady 5) vocal, piano, tin whistle
Mark Knopfler guitar
Geoffrey Richardson viola, ukelele
Steve Fletcher keyboards
Máire Ní Bhraonáin backing vocals

tracks [CD]

9 game of love, the [4:07]



the game of love
(Paul Brady)

He walked his sweetheart down the aisle
You shoulda seen his mama cry
She was the only girl for him
And he would never leave her side
And daddy sends them the ‘money down’
To build their castle in the sky
Just like a magazine romance
A springtime honeymoon in France

Soon comes a bouncing baby boy
And he’s the apple of their eye
A custom-made recipe for joy
A gift that money couldn’t buy
But Bobby’s stayin’ out late at night
And Mary’s drinkin’ on the sly
Is this some world I’m dreaming of?
If there’s somebody up above
Teach us to play the game of love

Pushing and pulling, tears on the pillow
Digging in deeper each day
She wants his loving, he says she’s changing
Slipping away
Who needs the heartache of staying together
Let’s call it a day

Some people say right from the start
That love is just a foolish game
And when we end up against the wall
We find somebody else to blame
But if the loser gets a broken heart
How come the winner gets the same?
Do we just pick up the house of cards
So we can do it all again?
Is this some world I’m dreaming of?
If there’s somebody up above
Teach us to play the game of love

published by Rondor-Music (London)


³ source Golden Guide [B]

live releases with Mark Knopfler: the Vicar St. sessions vol. 1

idn=351953418 (dnb)

Renames version

cover year country of manufacture format label catalog no. note of registration
[1990?] Germany CD Karussell 846 509-2 (P) 1987 Abirgreen Ltd.

Title: the game of love
Track: 9. the game of love (4:06)

idn=1001967321 (dnb)

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  • compilations

primitive dance

dancer in the fire : a Paul Brady anthology

release date: 2012 Apr, 27
country of manufacture: EU
label: BMG Proper Records
catalog no.: PRPCD101
format: 2 CD³
note of registration: (P) + (C) 2012 Abirgreen Ltd.

1.8 the game of love (4:06)


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