"There's A Guy Down At The Chip Shop Who Swears He's Elvis" as written by and Kirsty Maccoll....
Oh darling, why'd you talk so fast?
Another evening just flew past tonight
And now the daybreak's coming in
And I can't win and it ain't right

You tell me all you've done and seen
And all the places you have been without me
Well, I don't really want to know
But I'll stay quiet and then I'll go
And you won't have no cause to think about me

There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis
Just like you swore to me that you'd be true
There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis
But he's a liar and I'm not sure about you

Oh darling, you're so popular
You were the best thing new in Hicksville
With your mohair suits and foreign shoes
News is you changed your pick-up for a Seville

And now I'm lying here alone
'Cause you're out there on the phone
To some star in New York
I can hear you laughing now
And I can't help feeling that somehow
You don't mean anything you say at all

There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis
Just like you swore to me that you'd be true
There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis
But he's a liar and I'm not sure about you

There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis
Just like you swore to me that you'd be true
There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis
But he's a liar and I'm not sure about you

I said he's a liar and I'm not sure about you
I said he's a liar and I'm not sure about you
He's a liar and I'm not sure about you



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"There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" as written by Kirsty Maccoll

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    General Commentnow if this isnt pure genius i dont know what is - i mean - can ou think of another song with a remotely similar title??

    but yeah this is a lovely sounding track she has a great voice
    cartlidgeon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis got Kirty a bit of a reputation as a 'novelty act' and a repuation as a 'novelty song'. Which is total cobblers. Despite it's humourous title, the main focus is on the lines that follow 'but he's a liar and I'm not sure about you.

    It's about a gal (the narrator) being in a relationship with a popular and successful gentleman who appear to be some kind of buisnessman or wheeler-dealer (moehair suit, foriegn shoes, on the phone to New York). And the girl is loosing her trust in him. Obvious IMO but worth posting.

    There was an add campaign a few years ago for the local chip shop inspired by this song, a 'come and see Elvis' sort of slogan did it have.
    dwitefryon March 14, 2009   Link

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