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Lyr Req: I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad

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Subject: Lyr Req: I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 08:24 AM

I USED to have the lyrics to this excellent song , but have just spent most of a day searching my archives without success . Could some kind Catter post the lyrics (AND Writer - Cant remember that either) please !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Sep 12 - 08:11 AM

I believe Shep Woolley has recorded it , but I dont think its one of his !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 07:50 PM

Please ???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 08:26 PM

If you go to this link and click on the arrow, you'll get to hear an album with the song...you can forward it to somewhere after the 8 minute mark, where the song starts.

http://oldmancorner.co.uk/omc-mix/cbw-7-inches-bigger-than-average/

Singer is Shep Williams. Early '80s song I assume?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 05:34 PM

Transcribed from Gibb Sahib's link !

I Want To Be A Skinhead Like My Dad - Shep Williams ??

I want to be a Skinhead like my Dad
Doing everything he does that's bad
When I get the Blues
I'll smash the sinks off the the walls in the loos
I want to be a skinhead like my dad

Saturday is football time we all go down to the match
I always take my razor just in case I want a slash
But take a tip from me , dont let your Granny stand and look
Unless she wants her handbag pinched , and her pension book
Cos I want to be a skinhead lke my dad
Doing everything he does that's bad
There's my mate called Jeff throwing housebricks at the ref
I want to be a skinhead like my dad

When we go to the movies we wear our built up shoes
And half of us pay to get in while the rest come through the loos
If the usherette should see us we really do not care
We pour cold orange down her vest and rub Choc Ice in her hair
Cos I want to be a skinhead like my dad
Doing everything he does that's bad
Tere's my mate called Pete Slashing all the seats
I want to be a skinhead like my dad

On Friday night its Disco time , we really dig this stuff   
We groove to Reggae Music and my favourites called green puff
The other night we had a rave , the Fuzz came with their dogs
And so we got our spray cans out and sloganised the bogs
Cos I want to be a skinhead like my dad
Doing everything he does that's bad
All these mates of mine'll smash up your urinal
I want to be a skinhead like my dad

Well I like nature best at school learning how we all survive
And I like squashing worms and things and pulling the wings off flies
We learn about the cavemen and how they lived on grubs
And how they used to woo their wives by bashing them with clubs
I want to be a skinhead like my dad
Doing everything he does that's bad
I've learned to run much faster since I filled in the headmaster
I want to be a skinhead like my dad

And when its time to go to bed and I climb up them stairs
My head will hit the pillow and I'll forget my worldly cares
I'll dream of rape and plunder , on destruction dreams I'll thrive
But my dad says "You cant be a skin when you're only five!"
But I'll grow up and be a skinhead like my dad
Doing everything he does that's bad
He'll know when I'm ready , cos I'll pulverise my Teddy
Then I'll be a skinhead like my dad
And smash my Doll's House
Yes then I'll be a skinhead like my dad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for following up with the transcription!

An interesting piece of history -- for me , once a skinhead, but not at all like this! I mostly just grooved to reggae (still do) and left the rest to the wanna-be tough guys.
This is more the Richard Allen pulp fiction caricature, but entertaining nonetheless!

In a few years, this song could be updated in Los Angeles, where most of the the current skinheads are fun-loving Mexican guys and gals who are having kids.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 08:26 PM

I actually got it from an old mate - Played keyboards and things with a VERY Good Near Blues Rock band called Brewers Droop about thirty five years ago . of Good Fun Song like a lot of other 'Near Folk' writers like Shel Siverstein,


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Subject: LYRIC ADD I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 10:07 PM

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Want to be a Skinhead like My Dad
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 05:34 PM

See that post for the LYRIC ADD.


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