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Thread #95133   Message #1847492
Posted By: Leadfingers
01-Oct-06 - 08:38 AM
Thread Name: Birmingham (Warwick) Songs
Subject: Folklore: Birmingham (Warwick) Songs
Sorting through piles of words , I have two songs that are 'recent' that i would like info on ! One dates from the 1966 Mitchell and Butler draymen's strike - 'The M & B Downer' and has the chorus :-

They're drinking pepsi cola lemonade and ice cream soda
And granny's parsnip win went down a treat
Our Chief Constable complained of an empty Steelhouse lane
Not a drunk was found in all the city streets

The other dates from a similar time , when there was discussion about ways the Council could generate income , and followed the idea of a Corporation Brothel , song title :- 'The Birmingham Brothel'

If any Midlands Catters have any ideas about the writers of these two songs I would be very grateful !