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The Goons - Bloodnok's Rock and Roll Call

Bloodnock's Rock and Roll Call
 is one of the fourteen singles released by Peter SellersHarry Secombe and Spike Milligan

Encouraged by the success of their debut single, The Goons recorded a follow up single on August 16th 1956. The material recorded was to provide them with their biggest hit, and a song with which they would forever be associated.

"The Ying Tong Song" pushed the recording technology of the 1950s to its limits with innovative use of tape editing and vari-speed recording. Spike Milligan later alleged that the song was written as a response to early British Rock and Roll artists who were bombarding the Top Ten with songs of dubious quality using a simplistic chord structure. Utilising the same much maligned chords, the record reached number three in the UK upon its release on the 10th September 1956, backed by the equally funny parody "Bloodnok's Rock and Roll Call".


Company shun! Shoulder High!! By the right, number!

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight

Nine, ten, eleven, tweleve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen

Sixteen, fifteen, fourteen, thirteen, twelve, eleven, ten, nine

Eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight

Nine, ten, eleven, tweleve, thirteen, fourteen, (bang!)

You've got to rock and roll in a roll call way

You've got to march with a Marilyn Monroe sway

You've got to rock and roll with your old kit bag

But you musn't ever mention her name in the mess

And if you want to know the title of this number

It is a Major Dennis Bloodnok Rock 'n Roll Call rhumba

Left, left, left, right left

Quick, slow, quick, quick, slow

In, out, in, in, out

Pick up your gun, shove a bullet up the spout

It's the dance they do from Madras to Pango-Pango

It is a Major Dennis Bloodnok Rock 'n Roll Call Tango

Coy, dum diddle, blow de how

Bombay didde bowl of char

Um diddle

Minnie Bannister: Stop! Stop! Stop that sinful naughty record-type music

Stop it I say! Oh! Stop it you fool. Stop it!

Bloodnok: Oh! Foddle me puckies and cril me topie

Why do my beady old eyes deceive me, or is it?

No, no - it can't be. But yes! It is!

Minnie: It's me old child hood sweetheart Spotty Minnie

Bannister- the darling of Roper's Light Horse

Bless my soul, what are you doing here?

Nothing catching I hope

Minnie: I just came to put my bag full of money in the bank

Bloodnok: Money! Money! Oh!!! Neddie, take Miss Bannister

in a steaming love dance while I check her properties

One, two, three, four

Neddie Secombe: Gents to the left, ladies to the right.

All join hands. Panic!

Major Bloodnok: Bravado, bravado. What a voice! (What a bank balance!)

I beg you, you gorgeous wanton. Give me some small token of your love and I will sing you a known miltary melody.

Music, maestro Plonk

(Right mate)

You've got to rock 'n roll in a monetary manner

If you want to earn a necessary tanner

Take your pick while the picking's good

If you don't pick right, things will never get better

When I hear the chink of money that is good news

It drives away the Bloodnok Rock 'n Roll call blues

So let there be, always some cash for me

That will be mine, all mine!

(Send only 2/6 for a copy of this record)

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