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Capstick Comes Home

Tony Capstick

For no apparent reason, this song popped back into my head today. Maybe because it contains one of my favourite slang words – “wazzock”…

I actually remember sitting around with my (Yorkshire born) family laughing a lot at this when it came out. It got to number 3 in the UK singles chart in 1981!

It’s a shame that the novelty record doesn’t seem to be a thing any more. The innocent charm of Bernard Cribbins’ ‘Right Said Fred‘ and ‘Hole In The Ground‘, Arthur Askey’s ‘Bee Song‘, or Benny Hill’s oddly touching ‘Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)‘ just don’t have modern equivalents.

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