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Thread #153578 Message #3598152
Posted By: GUEST,raymond greenoaken
04-Feb-14 - 07:05 AM
Thread Name: Kenneth Williams as Rambling Sid Rumpo
Subject: RE: Kenneth Williams as Rambling Sid Rumpo
All the songs that Rambling Sid parodied were songs I knew from primary school, a few years earlier. That was the point — they were songs that the entire population would have recognised, trad ditties though they were. (Actually, there was one exception to this rule: "Fare thee well my apple-cheeked Betty-o", whose tune is a clever mash-up of several trad tunes.)
And Brian will no doubt be delighted to be reminded that 'glossop" was one of the words in Rambling Sid's vocabulary.