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Thread #1195   Message #3952642
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry
25-Sep-18 - 03:35 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Velvet Steering Wheel Cover Driver
This song appears in a book I have called Festival Folk, and it is copyrighted in 1968 with words and music by Jeremy Taylor.
The disputed lines are:
“He’s got three China ducks on his sitting room wall”
that’s China as in porcelain, and a popular source of ridicule back in the day to imply people were old fashioned)
“And a silver ashtray he bought in Porthcawl”
(a popular seaside resort in South Wales, close enough for day trips, rather than exotic holidays)
“When he regrets what he didn’t see, then he’ll switch to ITV”
(at that time we only had two TV channels to watch in the UK, BBC and ITV, which was probably why many of us took to learning a musical instrument).