Saturday, 16 June 2012

52: Last Night We Had a Do

Can't say I know too much about this song. A fragment is included in Frank Shaw's book of Liverpool children's rhymes You Know Me Anty Nelly? - "Last night we had a do, some chipped potatoes too..." - but that's as far as it goes. The version I'm singing here comes from Stan Kelly's songbook, and he says that it's "deconstructed from childhood memories". The Spinners recorded an album bearing the title of this song, but the album doesn't actually include this song or anything like it. Anyway, if it triggers anybody elses memories about different versions, let me know.

The image above is of the painting "The Party", by Liverpool born painter Steve Proudfoot. It was part of the John Moores Prize exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in 2010.

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