Quietly Bonkers

Album: Golden Oldies (1962)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a composition which can't quite make up its mind – is it a humorous ditty or a love song? Written by the team of lyricist Myles Rudge and composer Ted Dicks, it was recorded as the B-Side of the big Cribbins hit "Right, Said Fred." Somewhat heavily orchestrated, its theme is: I'm going quietly bonkers over you, and wishing you would go quietly bonkers over me.
  • Although it does not appear to have been published as such, a reproduced apparently handwritten copy was deposited in the British Library. It was copyrighted by Noel Gay of London, 1962. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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