"You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)" as written by and Andy Partridge....
Well you're a good man Albert Brown
And you was wounded in the war
And though you shot some people down
You're still a good man Albert Brown
Well you're a good man Albert Brown
Though you are drunk upon the floor
And if you're buying the next round
Then you're a good man Albert

Brown was the colour of the mud across the Somme
Red was the blood you spilled upon it
Pink were the fingers of the nurse who dressed your wound
White was the starch upon her bonnet
And you married that nurse
And her name was Else
And then along came dad

I'll have another pint of

Brown is the colour of your old walking boots
Green is the cash you'd love to squander
Gold is the colour of your wife's faithful heart
So get yourself home, no more to wander
And you married that nurse
And her name's still Else
And another child was had
You're a good man Albert Brown


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"You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)" as written by Sir John Johns Andy Partridge

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    General Comment1. I think that the line is "and her name was ALICE"

    2. IMO, it's basically a drinking song celebrating a war hero. The narrator is likely "Albert Brown's" grandson.
    pumkinhedon November 26, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with pumkinhed. And Grandpa's a bit of an old drunk and wastrel.
    futatoriuson July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentObviously a great parody of Arthur-era Kinks.
    supamoon October 04, 2010   Link

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