The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22581   Message #3489172
Posted By: Bill D
11-Mar-13 - 12:44 PM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
About the held phrase:"the dustmen affffffffft"

I did personally hear Tawney make that remark about not writing it that way in about 1980 or so. I can't remember if he added anything about giving up and recording it to suit the public. These days, if you start it, any audience who knows the song will hold the note.