Ian Dury Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3 cover

Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3
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Released
January 1, 1979
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Why don't you get back into bed? (repeat)
Verse 2
Some of Buddy Holly, the working folly
Good Golly Miss Molly, and boats
Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet
Jump back in the alley add nanny goats
Verse 3
18-wheeler Scammels, Domineker camels
All other mammals plus equal votes
Seeing Picadilly, Fanny Smith and Willy
Being rather silly, and porridge oats
Verse 4
A bit of grin and bear it, a bit of come and share it
You're welcome we can spare it - yellow socks
To short to be haughty, too nutty to be naughty
Going on forty - no electric shocks
Verse 5
The juice of a carrot, the smile of the parrot
A little drop of claret, anything that rocks
Elvis and Scotty, days when I ain't spotty
Sitting on the potty, curing smallpox
Verse 6
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Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful - 1, 2, 3
Verse 7
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Verse 8
Health service glasses, gigolos and brasssies
Round or skinny bottoms
Verse 9
Take your mum to Paris, lighting up the chalice
Wee Willy Harris
Bantu Steven Biko, listening to Riko
Harpo, Graucho, Chico
Verse 10
Cheddar cheese and pickle, the Vincent motorsickle
Slap and tickle
Woody Allen, Dali, Dimitri and Pasquale
Balabalabala and Volare
Verse 11
Something nice to study, phoning up a buddy
Being in my nuddy
Saying okey-dokey, singalonga Smokey
Coming out of Chokey
Verse 12
John Coltrane's soprano, Adi Celantano
Bonar Colleano
Verse 13
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful - 1, 2, 3
Verse 14
Yes, yes, dear, dear, perhaps next year
Or maybe even never
In which case...
Verse 15
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful - 1, 2, 3
Verse 16
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful - 1, 2, 3

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