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There are very few words in this song, mostly just "Mouldy old dough" repeated over and over.
Lieutenant Pigeon was a British group of Robert Woodward (piano), Steve Johnson (bass) and Nigel Fletcher (drums). Woodward's mother Hilda was a piano teacher, and she was also in the band. This is the only UK #1 to feature a mother and her son. The only father-daughter combination was Frank and Nancy Sinatra, who had a 1967 British #1 with "Somethin' Stupid."
In an interview with New Musical Express the band's drummer Nigel Fletcher explained: "Hilda's front room in Coventry was the scene of the crime. We didn't use the best equipment - it was recorded on a domestic machine. We find we get a better sound using the front room."
The single took 8 months to reach the top of the UK charts. Their only other British hit was the song's follow up "Desperate Dan." (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)