"Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3" as written by Ian Robins Dury, Stanley Payne David and Charles Jeremy Jankel....
Why don't you get back into bed? (repeat)

Some of Buddy Holly, the working folly
Good Golly Miss Molly, and boats
Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet
Jump back in the alley add nanny goats

18-wheeler Scammels, Domineker camels
All other mammals plus equal votes
Seeing Picadilly, Fanny Smith and Willy
Being rather silly, and porridge oats

A bit of grin and bear it, a bit of come and share it
You're welcome we can spare it - yellow socks
To short to be haughty, too nutty to be naughty
Going on forty - no electric shocks

The juice of a carrot, the smile of the parrot
A little drop of claret, anything that rocks
Elvis and Scotty, days when I ain't spotty
Sitting on the potty, curing smallpox

Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful - 1, 2, 3

Reasons to be cheerful, part 3

Health service glasses, gigolos and brasssies
Round or skinny bottoms

Take your mum to Paris, lighting up the chalice
Wee Willy Harris
Bantu Steven Biko, listening to Riko
Harpo, Graucho, Chico

Cheddar cheese and pickle, the Vincent motorsickle
Slap and tickle
Woody Allen, Dali, Dimitri and Pasquale
Balabalabala and Volare

Something nice to study, phoning up a buddy
Being in my nuddy
Saying okey-dokey, singalonga Smokey
Coming out of Chokey

John Coltrane's soprano, Adi Celantano
Bonar Colleano

Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful - 1, 2, 3

Yes, yes, dear, dear, perhaps next year
Or maybe even never
In which case...

Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful - 1, 2, 3

Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful, part 3
Reasons to be cheerful - 1, 2, 3


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"Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3" as written by David Stanley Payne Charles Jeremy Jankel

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    General CommentAs much as I liked "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" to have bought the 12" single version, "Reasons to be Cheerful, pt. 3" on the other side was really the one I end up playing most often. I love how the chorus cheerlfully counts of f (ideally) in 3s those crazy, irreverent, and sometimes unappealing references to popular culture, classical literature and even some reference to forms of torture in verses where Dury recites them all in a deadpan hip-hip litany that makes the whole mess deliciously infective in it s grooves and is wicked funny yet clever to boot. Like New Wave and Album Rock standard, "Sex and Drugs and Rock-n-Roll", pairing statements about popular culture with deep thought s hidden in nonsense rhymes then wrapped up in catchy dance tunes seems to be an Ian Dury and the Blockheads' trademark that nobody is worring about since they do it really really well.
    pharmageekon December 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBut, what are the first two reasons...?
    TimmyGCon February 23, 2013   Link

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