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Mungo Jerry

You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War

  • Statistieken
  •   4 wkn Tipparade
  •   1971

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Deze uit de Verenigd Koninkrijk afkomstige groep werd eind jaren 60 opgericht. De bezetting veranderde steeds, maar Ray Dorset is altijd de frontman geweest. Hun muziek bestaat uit de verschillende stijlen rock, blues, boogie en skiffle.



Inspiratie voor de bandnaam hebben ze gehaald uit het gedicht Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer van T.S. Eliot ‘s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical.


De jaren 70 waren productieve jaren. Ze brachten toen maar liefst 9 albums uit. Ze scoorden in die jaren ook hun grootste hits, waarvan de single in The Summertime de grootste is. Het nummer kwam in vele landen op nummer 1. Het is één van de meest gedraaide zomerliedjes aller tijden.


In de jaren daarna brachten ze nog verschillende albums uit, maar konden ze niet meer het succes uit de jaren 70 evenaren. In 2003 verscheen het album Adults Only.


Songtekst

When your girlfriend asks you 'round to her house and you meet her folks
And they say that your hair's too long and you're not their kind of bloke
They grab you by the collar and they throw you through the door:
You don't have to be in the army to fight in the war

Well, you're working very hard to get promotion in your job
But arrive late on morning just because you mist the bus
The foreman say "you're fired, 'cause you punctuality spoor"
You don't have to be in the army to fight in the war

Then you go into a hotel to get put up for the night
And they say that you can't stay there just because your shirt ain't white
You're tired and you hungry and you cannot walk no more
You don't have to be in the army to fight in the war

Ain't no money, ain't no woman ain't no roof above your head
So you lay down in the park and you wish that you were dead
The fuzz says you are trespassing and kicks you in the jaw
You don't have to be in the army to fight in the war

The fuzz says you are trespassing and kicks you in the jaw
You don't have to be in the army to fight in the war
You don't have to be in the army to fight in the war
You don't have to be in the army to fight in the war
You don't have to be [fade out]

Songinformatie

ArtiestMungo Jerry
 A-kant
Titel You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War
Lengte 3:27
Componist(en) Dorset
Producer(s) Barry Murray
 B-kant
Titel We Shall Be Free
Lengte 2:54
Componist(en) Trad.
Producer(s) Barry Murray
 
Platenlabel Pye
Catalogusnr 45. PV. 15365
Album You Don't Have To Be In The Army

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