it started off like any other show. sunday nights on the radio. terry played the songs we wanted to hear. and terry said things no one else would dare. he gave it all that he had to give. they said it was his only reason to live. but we just listened to the ruck n roll. terry the dj's radio show. he give it some of that argy bargy. giving it all the chat. he give it some argy bargy. now what do you think of that. then came the evening of the mile end row. the ol' bill found out i don't know how. we know they tried to lock us up that night. we were ready for a fight. terry came onto the air at ten. he said the filth were waiting for us then. down at the black boy they were there in force. and he war right of course. they told him that he'd better change the song. they said to tell us that the kids were wrong. they gave him one more sunday night, to get it right. that was the night when the girls all cried. that was the night that he said goodbye. 'cos no matter who paid him, terry never told us a lie.

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    Morbadum - I have always heard argy bargy means trouble or arguing. It makes more sense in the context of the song as Terry is causing trouble by telling the truth and going against the government. I looked it up on a slang site and it said the samething.
    pogueson October 06, 2006   Link
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    skinhead_1_2_3_4on October 24, 2004   Link
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    such a good song. About not taking crap from people. ahh, we need some Terrys on the radio today...
    SpineofaJellyFishon March 06, 2006   Link
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    what does the phrase 'argy bargy' mean?
    Morbadumon April 16, 2005   Link
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    Does anyone know if this refers to a real incident?
    cioranon December 13, 2014   Link
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    My Interpretation
    Argy bargy is a term for an argument. I believe "Terry the DJ" to be Terry Christian, who appeared on (and later gained notoriety for) the UK series, "Devil's Advocate" where youth on the dole were interviewed regarding the details of the "Brixton Riot" to provide their side of the events. Terry Christian was also college friends with John Maher of The Buzzcocks and featured lots of punk/post punk on his radio shows in the 80s in the UK
    SPOOKYT00THon May 07, 2018   Link
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    Morbadum- "Argy Bargy" means pretty much like Casual Conversation, Bullshitting, shooting the breeze, whatever you wanna call it.
    TeenageHearton May 14, 2005   Link

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