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Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3
Ian Dury Lyrics


Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?

Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?
Why don't you get back into bed?

Reasons to be cheerful, part three
1, 2, 3

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly
Good golly, Miss Molly and boats

Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet
Jump back in the alley and nanny goats

Eighteen wheeler Scammells, Dominica camels
All other mammals plus equal votes

Seeing Piccadilly, Fanny Smith and Willie
Being rather silly and porridge oats

A bit of grin and bear it, a bit of come and share it
You're welcome we can spare it, yellow socks

Too short to be haughty, too nutty to be naughty
Going on forty no electric shocks

The juice of a carrot, the smile of a parrot
A little drop of claret, anything that rocks

Elvis and Scotty, the days when I ain't spotty
Sitting on a potty, curing smallpox

Reasons to be cheerful, part three
Reasons to be cheerful, part three
Reasons to be cheerful, part three
Reasons to be cheerful, one, two, three

Reasons to be cheerful, part three

Health service glasses, gigolos and brasses
Round or skinny bottoms

Take your mum to Paris, lighting up a chalice
Wee Willie Harris

Bantu Steven Biko, listening to Rico
Harpo Groucho Chico

Cheddar cheese and pickle, a Vincent motorsickle
Slap and tickle

Woody Allen, Dali, Domitrie and Pascale
Balla, balla, balla and Volare

Something nice to study, phoning up a buddy
Being in my nuddy

Saying okey-dokey, sing-a-long a Smokie
Coming out of chokie

John Coltrane's soprano, Adie Celentano
Beuno Colino

Reasons to be cheerful, part three
Reasons to be cheerful, part three
Reasons to be cheerful, part three
Reasons to be cheerful, one, two, three

Yes, yes, dear, dear
Perhaps next year
Or maybe even now
In which case

Woody Allan, Dali, Domitrie and Pascale
Balla, balla, balla and Volare

Something nice to study, phoning up a buddy
Being in my nuddy

Saying okey-dokey, sing-a-long a Smokie
Coming out a chokie

John Coltrane's soprano, Adie Celentano
Beuno Colino

Reasons to be cheerful, part three
Reasons to be cheerful, part three
Reasons to be cheerful, part three
Reasons to be cheerful, one, two, three

I don't mind
I don't mind, don't mind, don't mind, don't mind

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CHARLES JEREMY JANKEL, DAVID STANLEY PAYNE, IAN ROBINS DURY, STANLEY PAYNE DAVID

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Franklin Fuentes

ian dury was not only a character..
but, he was a brilliant performer, writer, & wordsmith.

mind you, this video really 'only' consisted of ian, several bandmates, & a black screen.
still, it is infectious.
& even, within it's own boundaries.

though, orig., very ahead of it's time..
always timeless.

when, music 'was' music!!



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hifibrony

The Blockheads were one of the truly brilliant and sadly underappreciated bands.  They had that great tight-as-a-duck's-arse but still loose quality that can't be faked or learned. You can either play like that or you can't.   Norman and Charley were one of the greatest rhythm sections ever.  Period.

francis mcgarth

pure never forget them Ian Durry . Always cheers me up oh dear maybe next year ☺️👍🤣🤣

jim hutchison

underappreciated by who ? why do people say things like that, this got to number 1 in the uk .

Gd J

@Ken Brooks You lucky, lucky bastard ! :-)

macronencer

@Valter Ivo Cerqueira Thanks for reminding me of the existence of Little Feat. I don't think I've listened to them for a long time. I'm going to go and find some recordings now!

Valter Ivo Cerqueira

Like The Band, The E Street Band, The Heartbreakers, Crazy Horse, The Meters, Little Feat, and even contemporaries like -rumour or The Attractions, The Blockheads were a HELL of a backing band! Even The Clash had elements on Sandinista!

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BANDITMAN62 DAVIS

THIS SONG WAS VERY BIG IN AMERICA BACK THEN ,
EVEN IF WE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND HALF OF WHAT HE WAS SAYING .
WE STILL LOVED IT .

Rosemary SpaFalmouth

Major dance hit on the disco circuit!

The Great Outdoors Vic

@TRAKULA You KNOW Americans!

TRAKULA

I understood it PERFECTLY. It was his happy list

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