Lyr Add: Dan the Dustman (John Kirkpatrick)
CHARIOTS OF CHERUBIM
John Kirkpatrick awarded an MBE (39)
Lyr Req: On the Road to Freedom (8)
Lyr Add: Dust to Dust (John Kirkpatrick) (12)
Lyr Req/Add: Chariots (John Kirkpatrick) (13)
Lyr Req/Add:Carolling and Crumpets (J Kirkpatrick) (8)
4 YouTube videos of John Kirkpatrick (9)
John Kirkpatrick Tunebook - Out now! (3)
Lyr Req: Saint George (John Kirkpatrick) (3)
What's this John Kirkpatrick song? (7)
Lyr Req: Black Deer (John Kirkpatrick) (8)
Lyr Req: In the Dreamtime (John Kirkpatrick) (3)
John Kirkpatrick on BBC2 last night-Victorian farm (33)
John Kirkpatrick 'Make No Bones' - new CD (2007) (1)
John Kirkpatrick on BBCR4 Making History (7)
Lyr Req: Xmas Song - Chariots of Gold ? (4) (closed)
Review: John Kirkpatrick (24)
Help: John Kirkpatrick-contact information (5)
UK News: John Kirkpatrick (7)
Need John Kirkpatrick recording (8)
Lyr Req: A Length of Yarn (John Kirkpatrick) (10)
Subject: Lyr Add: DAN THE DUSTMAN (John Kirkpatrick)|
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 06:50 PM
I heard this on the radio today. I don't even know what album it's from, but the announcer said it was an LP. Isn't it nice that some stations still play LPs?
I assume John Kirkpatrick wrote this. Anybody know for sure?
And can anybody supply a correction to verse 6, line 1?
DAN THE DUSTMAN
As sung by John Kirkpatrick
1. Oh, me name is Dan the dustman; a jolly boy am I.
I travels the streets around all day and I makes the dust to fly.
CHORUS: With a hell of a din, with a clash of me bin,
A dustman's life for me.
2. It's early in the morning when folks are still in bed,
I bashes me can as loud as I can to give 'em an aching head.
3. We collect the stuff in bucketfuls, in tins and paper bags,
And there's many a tramp that I've shoved up the ramp in mistake for a pile of rags.
4. To me all men are equal no matter what their name.
Whatever their occupation, their rubbish all stinks the same.
5. Now, Christmas comes but once a year and we all show good will;
Oh, but if you don't give us a Christmas box, your dustbin will stay filled.
6. So come, me boys, and make your noise, for no … let joy impart, (?)
Raisin' a hullabaloo with a jovial crew all on the dustman's cart.
[To hear an archived radio program that includes this song, Click here and then advance to 1 hour 9 minutes from the beginning of the segment.]