Song Lyric Sunday: 11th August

Jim has told us that for today, August 11, 2019  we are to chose a song that includes somebody famous in it .

I remember a classic from my childhood by someone who was very popular but the butt of many a joke.
I grew up with Des O’Connor, one of the all round entertainers along with Bruce Forsythe, Morecambe and Wise and The Two Ronnies. It was on one of his shows that Freddie Starr did an impression of Elvis singing ‘I wish I was in Dixie’ without clowning around.
I loved his sketches as Andy Pandy with Jack Douglass as Teddy and Lulu or whoever his female guest was as Loopie Loo.
He had a few party pieces too and I managed to find it so have some fun with this

and this

No lyrics I’m afraid.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 11th August

  1. This brought back memories. Tommy Cooper.

  2. colonialist says:

    Some talk of Alexander . . .

  3. I never heard of Des O’Connor before, but that was a real fun song and was perfect for the prompt. He seems to really like Edward G. Robinson. The party piece/celebrity name song was also a lot of fun.

    • He was always the brunt of jokes by Morecambe and Wise, many of which he contributed to, so it was all in good fun. They said the best way to fish was to throw one of Des’s albums in the water and the fish would leap out to get away! I had his only Number One record ‘I Pretend’, a lovely ballad that I could play but haven’t done so for years. He’s been a gameshow host as well as having his own shows with celebrity guests. At 87, he is one of the last ‘greats’ I grew up with. Whenever I see Andy Pandy, I always think of him and laugh. He was totally brilliant.

  4. Whew! I tried to count but got caught up in watching him…then he started over! 😁

    He’s quite a character, and new-to-me, but enjoyed this! Thanks for the share. 😊

  5. msjadeli says:

    Des is quite an entertainer, first time hearing of him. How he can remember all of those names and sing them is impressive.

  6. ghostmmnc says:

    Whoa! Never heard of this guy, but so fun to watch the videos. I recognized quite a few of the names he mentioned. Had listen fast, though. haha! 🙂

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