Songs you just couldnt release today

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  1. Me and Mrs SM were driving up the M5 yesterday, listening to some 60s compilations as we went (you know the sort, £2.99 disks -some of the tracks may have been re-recorded by some of the original artists :oops: ).

    Anyway, on there was an old favourite of mine by Billy J Kramer. As we listened, it dawned on us that you simply couldn't release a song nowadays with lyrics that start:

    "Little children, you better not tell on me,
    Little children, you better not tell what you see
    And if you're good I'll give you candy
    And a quarter
    If you're quiet like you oughta be
    And keep a secret with me"

    So, any more classic songs out there (anything by Gary Glitter is cheating!) that would fail the modern paranoia / political correctness test?
  2. Not to sure if "Killing an Arab" by The Cure would get much air play at the moment
  3. "ba ba blacksheep" is not allowed to be sung in primary schools anymore its been changed to "ba ba rainbowsheep" by the PC brigade, so i guess you can add that to your list,
  4. "Have a drink and a drive" - Mungo Jerry
  5. Can you believe,
    God makes you breathe?
    Why did he lose
    Six million Jews?

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Only Way
  6. "Olivers Army" by Elvis Costello, might make a good anthem out in the sandpit though.
  7. I think that's largely been proved to be an urban myth. Some basis in truth but not done for PC reasons.

    Anyway how about "In the summertime" by Mungo Jerry?

    Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh
    Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh...

    In the summertime when the weather is high
    You can stretch right up and touch the sky
    When the weather's fine
    You got women, you got women on your mind
    Have a drink, have a drive
    Go out and see what you can find

    / C - / / F / F C - / G / F C - /

    If her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal
    If her daddy's poor, just do what you feel
    Speed along the lane
    Do a ton, or a ton and twenty-five

    When the sun goes down, you can make it
    Make it good in a lay-by

    We're no threat, people, we're not dirty, we're not mean
    We love everybody, but we do as we please
    When the weather's fine
    We go fishing or go swimming in the sea
    We're always happy
    Life's for living, yeah, that's our philosophy

    Sing along with us, dee-dee-dee-dee-dee
    Da-da-da-da-da, yeah, we're hap-happy

    Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh
    Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh...

    When the winter's here, yeah it's party time
    Bring a bottle
    Wear your bright clothes, it'll soon be summertime
    And we'll sing again
    We'll go drivin' or maybe we'll settle down
    If she's rich, if she's nice
    Bring your friends and we'll all go into town

    Of course it should never be re-released anyhow because it is a crime against music...
  8. And then of course there's anything by the B&W Minstrels.....
  9. I've just bought a copy of John Edmond's "Troopiesongs".
    Just about all of them would fit the bill! :D

    Inspired by Albert Camus' novel "L'Etranger". Worth a read (for those who can bear something written by a Frenchman).

    It's not really a pro-squaddie song. The clue is in the title.
  10. "I Never Met a Nice South African" - Spitting Image.
  11. My childhood books - we were an unmusical family, tho' we enjoyed the sound it made - would be deemed abusive today.

    Little Black Sambo.
    Son of ditto
    Robinson's Golliwogs Annuals
    All of Kipling.
    Ditto Dornford Yates.
    Ditto Buchan.
    Ditto Sapper.
    Ditto Saki.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    My chisselers - now mid-20s - were rared on those, too. And divil the harm. :D

    How about Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander? (All Things Bright & Beautiful)

    The rich man in his castle
    The poor man at his gate;
    God made them high and lowly,
    And ordered their estate.

    "Lesser breeds without the law . . . ." ??

    I should jolly well say so. Blair, for one. Common, vulgar man. :x :evil: :x :evil:

    He should hear what The Blessed Sammy-John McKelvey has to say about him.

    So he should . . . . . 8) 8)

    And to preclude racist PC incoming, I have here a Huge Hulk of a Nigger-Man (ex-CSM - his description of self) who will scatter yous all. So he will. 8)
  12. Ain't Gonna Bump No More With No Big Fat Woman

    If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me?

    Fat Bottomed Girls

    One in a Million" by Guns & Roses
  13. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    'Five Years' by David Bowie

    'The cop knelt to kiss the feet of the priest
    and the queer threw up at the sight of that'.

    'A girl my age went off her head
    Hit some tiny children.
    If the black hadn't pulled her off
    I think she would have killed them.'
  14. Hasn't Mika just released a song about Big Ladies, with Curves In All The Right Places?

    And quite right, too. 8)

    Better than bloody Tiny Dancers any day . . . . . :x
  15. You may be right about the tenuous PC reasons but the song definately exists. My 4 yr old daughter regularly sings Ba Ba Blue Sheep and various other colour versions that she's been taught in Nursery.

    There are a few other nursery rhymes that are definately banned for PC reasons though (second one probably quite rightly too) :

    Nick Knack Paddy Whack..
    Eeenie Meenie Minee Mo, Catch a N***er by the toe...