I love you because (You look like Jim Reeves) [Back in the D.H.S.S.]
Saturday, 6 October 2007
My girlfriend looks like Peggy Mount
What am I supposed to do?
I’m up the creek but never mind the paddle, boy
I haven’t even got a canoe
I sold my soul to an Arctic Roll
I went to hell on a red skidoo
I did the Shake ‘n’ Vac and broke my fucking back
And now my library books are nine weeks overdue
Knock knock, who’s there?
The patron saint of Llandudno
The patron saint of Llandudno who?
You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours
And I’ll be in heaven before you
I love you because you look like Jim Reeves
Notes taken from www.hmhb.co.uk
"I Love You Because" was a 1964 hit for the aforementioned Mr. Reeves (a US crooner from the 60's). It was in the charts for 39 weeks!
Peggy Mount Now a dame, actress. Not a babe.
Arctic Roll 89p from Sainsbury's.
Skidoo A C5 on skis.
Shake'n'Vac A carpet cleaner (shake it on, vacuum it off). The TV ad had an infectious song, complete with dance ("Do the Shake'n'Vac and put the freshness back..."). Frank Sidebottom has covered it in "Firm Favourite Ads".
Llandudno North Wales town where people go to die.
Tony Bastable Presenter of ITV's Magpie, and also "Merry Go Round", with Mavis Nicholson (it was on after Crown Court on Fridays, I'm told). He should've been sent down for that.