Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)

Album: Best Of Benny Hill (1971)
Charted: 1
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Songfacts®:

  • Hiil is a British comedian who had his own show called The Benny Hill Show from 1955-1989. This was a comedy song originally featured on the show.
  • Benny Hill used to be a milkman when he was a teenager.

Comments: 3

  • John Collingwood from HullTHE all-time best Novelty No. 1. Lyrics are GENIUS. Benny's 'singing' is GENIUS - which everyone of a certain age knows off by heart!
  • Steve from Wakefield, United KingdomThe song is a parody of Frank Gallop's 'Ballad Of Irving' which made number 34 on the Billboard chart in 1966. Strangely, this song had also been a parody of Lorne Greene's 'Ringo' of 2 years previous. A parody of a parody one would say?
  • Mark from Byrdstown, TnWow I love Benny Hill.He was very talented and very funny.He wrote most of the witty songs on his shows.Long Live Benny Hill!
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