My late dad, Noel Purcell was honoured with a Late Late Show at Xmas '73. Cecil Sheridan, Eddie Byrne and Pauline Forbes were guests, with Sean Mooney coming out of the audience to sing with Peggy Dell at the piano.
Cecil did a great parody of 'My Way" . It started off with his usual intro as the henpecked husband:
(Oh, the woman I have married
She is driving me insane........)
Well I got home in friday night,
Collapsed upon the floor,
while the wife was playing Bingo
with the man who lived next door.
The doctor came, examined me
and this is what he said
It's a case of Malnutrition
Pretty soon you will be Dead........
And now, the end is near
She's pulled the blinds and drawn the curtains
she said, its very clear,
your liver's shot, gone for a burton.
Your policy is all paid up,
and when the man comes 'round next Friday,
I'll tell him Syd, a right few Quid is coming
I know, I have to go,
cos round the bed she's lit the candles.
Bought my last overcoat
Its polished Oak with 6 brass handles.
Although I'm skin and bone,
and seven stone is all that I weigh,
Still it hurts, one more clean shirt, and I'm on
For what is a man,
what have I got
a broken nose, black eyes the lot,
but in my dreams, at Heaven's Gate,
I hear St. Peter say 'dont wait,
the record shows, you took the blows,
come on up MYYYYY WAYYYYY.
Hope you like it.