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Bulldog Boggy

BULLDOG BOBBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In june 1982 Dave Dee released his fifth solo-single. Not as “Dave Dee”, but as “Dave And The Bulldogs”.
It is, so we read in the Zabadak Magazine, an anthem dedicated to the English Football team visiting Spain for the 1982 World Cup Finals. The picture sleeve is a reproduction of the English World Cup Logo for that year.
It is a most unusual release being withdrawn a couple of weeks after it was released, as it came out so late almost missing the 1982 World Cup. A very rare piece of vinyl therefore.
It was the first studio vocal performance on vinyl from Dave since the Jean Musy album, seven years earlier.
The record has a spanish flavour complete with canasta, crowd noises and som of it is very similar to the Spanish influenced ‘Don Juan’. The melody of the song is that of ‘Sloop John B.’

The lyrics:

(to the tune of Sloop John B – The Beach Boys)

We’re back on the road again
Taking Bulldog Bobby to Spain
We’re off for some fun in the sun to see the team play
We’ll cheer them along
And sing Bobbie’s song
We’ve done it before and we can do it again

So hoist up the English flag
Sing out “come on the lads”
All for the captain to carry the trophy back home
The goals are in sight
We can make it alright
Oh yeah
And Bulldog Bobby will lead the singing tonight

The moment they take the field
The magic begins for real
The sound of the crown singing loud “You’ll never walk alone”

We’ll remember the game
And they’ll remember our name
Oh yeah
And Bulldog Bobby will lead on England in Spain

So hoist up the English flag
Sing out “come on the lads”
All for the captain to carry the trophy back home
The goals are in sight
We can make it alright
Oh yeah
And Bulldog Bobby will lead the singing tonight
They’ll remember England and Bulldog Bobby alright

 

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