Folk Song

Album: The Very Best Of Bernard Cribbins (1962)
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  • This was the song which launched character actor and comedian Bernard Cribbins on his short - but extremely successful - recording career. Written by the team of lyricist Miles Rudge and composer Ted Dicks, it manages to mention every day of the week bar Sunday in a story of strange weather and double beds!
  • Cribbins narrates and sings in a country yokel accent, obviously one whose brain has been addled by excessive consumption of cider. With a pleasing pastoral melody and a thoughtful flute accompaniment, "Folk Song" was released on the Parlophone Label backed by "My Kind Of Someone" (with Joyce Blair).
  • Cribbins met Rudge and Dicks through his stage work; he was in a revue called "...And Another Thing"; Blair was in the same show. Although it was not a big hit, "Folk Song" paved the way for the subsequent novelty songs "Hole In The Ground," and the inspirational "Right, Said Fred." It was also later released on an EP. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3
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