Liverpool Lullaby

Album: Surround Yourself with Cilla (1969)
  • Oh you are a mucky kid
    Dirty as a dustbin lid
    When he hears the things that you did
    You'll get a belt from yer dad

    Oh, you have your father's nose
    So crimson in the dark it glows
    If you're not asleep when the boozers close
    You'll get a belt from yer dad

    You look so scruffy lying there
    Strawberry jam tarts in your hair
    In all the world you haven't a care
    And I have got so many

    It's quite a struggle every day
    Livin' on yer father's pay
    The beggar drinks it all away
    And leaves me without any

    Although you have no silver spoon
    Better days are coming soon
    Our Nelly's working at the loom
    And she gets paid on Friday

    Perhaps one day we'll have a splash
    When little woods provide the cash
    We'll get a house in Knotty Ash
    And buy your dad a brewery

    Oh you are a mucky kid
    Dirty as a dustbin lid
    When he hears the things that you did
    You'll get a belt from yer dad

    Oh you have your father's face
    You're growing up a real hard case
    But there's no one can take your place
    Go fast asleep for your mummy Writer/s: STAN KELLY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, T.R.O. INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Jayeff from Goteborg (ex-bristol)Strawberry jam tufts in your hair
    When Littlewoods provide the cash (Liverpool-based football pools - i.e. gambling - company)
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 25th 1963, Cilla Black appeared at the Cavern Club in Liverpool for the first time...
    Nine months later in October her debut charted record, "Love of the Loved", would enter the United Kingdom's Top 40 chart...
    Exactly six years later on January 25th, 1969 she married her manager, Bobby Willis, it was also the day of Mr. Willis' 27th birthday...
    R.I.P Ms. Black {1943 - 2015} and Bobby Willis {1942 - 1999}...
    {See next post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    British singer and television host Cilla Black was discovered dead Sunday morning, August 2nd, 2015 at her summer home in Estepona, Spain...
    She was 72...
    An investigation is ongoing but it is believed she died of natural causes...
    Born Priscilla White in 1943 in Liverpool, Cilla worked as a hat check girl at the city's famous Cavern Club where she became friends with many of the up-and-coming stars, including the Beatles...
    Invited to perform from time-to-time she caught the eye of many, including the promoter of the Casanova Club, who hired her to perform, songwriter Bobby Willis-- who eventually married her (he died in 1999) and Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who signed her as one of his clients...
    A magazine article mistakenly called her "Cilla Black" and she decided to use that as her stage name...
    Signed to the Beatles label, Parlophone, in 1963, Cilla's debut with "Love Of The Loved" three weeks later was inauspicious (#35), but her follow-up with the Dionne Warwicke tune, "Anyone Who Had A Heart," soared to #1 in England and was followed by the chart-topper "You're My World" --both in 1964...
    Cilla was signed to Capitol, the Beatles label in America, as well, though "You're My World" proved to be her only top 75 hit in the states (#26-1964)...
    In the U.K., however, she amassed nine more top ten records, including "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (#2-1965), "Conversations" (#3-1969) and "Something Tells Me" (#3-1971). In 1968, she hosted her own variety TV series for the BBC entitled "Cilla", it ran 66 episodes over the next 8 years...
    She appeared in "Cilla's Comedy Six" and "Cilla's World Of Comedy" as a actress for the network in 1975 and 1976...
    She also hosted the shows "Blind Date" for eight years and "Surprise Surprise" for seven years for London Weekend Television...
    Her autobiography, "What's It All About," was published in 2003...
    May she R.I.P.
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