Patricia The Stripper

Album: Spanish Train and Other Stories (1975)
  • Chris de Burgh set this comic/novelty song in 1924, and has captured the essence of the 1920s jazz band. Lyrically it lacks nothing for charm either:

    To tremendous applause
    She took off her drawers


    The joint is raided, and Patricia ends up in the dock, but happily a sympathetic judge dismisses the case on a creative technicality. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • áine from Tipperary, --Didn't Chris De Burgh do a version of this with Dustin for charity
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