His son Peter looks so much like him…
Oh, my old man’s a dustman
He wears a dustman’s hat
He wears cor-blimey trousers
And he lives in a council flat
That’s the one I remember… sung live of course.
Me too Mandy, my dad was always singing it !
My first and last live “gig” was to hear Lonnie Donnegan at a London theatre in 1957/8 but I can’t remember which one. My favourite rendition was The Rock Island Line with real washboard frenzy.
Cumberland Gap, Does your chewing gum lose its flavour on the bedpost overnight and another one about the American Civil War.
This was a joy to watch last night, Tom still has it and Peter Donegan, wow, what a voice.
I have a tune going through my head … 'don’t jump off the roof dad, you’ll make a hole in the yard, mother has planted petunias, she’ll take it awful hard. blah blah blah …If you must end it all dad, just take a walk in the park, there you can jump in the lake dad da da da da da da …
Does anyone else remember this, and the words ?
Thanks Stella, Just like that !
Can’t get it out of my head now…
I thought it was a really good episode of which this was the highlight both for what it meant to Peter but also, if not more, for his Mum.
Were you let loose at Gt Yarmouth then Peter… ???
We used to go to all the shows, my mum had a boarding house and was entitled to complementary tickets. I’ve loads of old programmes.
I used to work in Lowestoft … and used to visit Yarmouth with my pals…
Fabulous beach… glorious on sunny days… and fabulous for evening beach parties… often with a blazing fire from driftwood… oh, those were the days…
When was this Stella ? I went to college in Lowestoft,I used to drink in The Crown and others. my late missus was a teacher there too.
Yeah, the beaches were really good in GY, I get the impression the sand dunes have claimed a lot of the beach, especially at the north end plus the hotels and B & B s have become refuges or DHSS and immigrants.
Late 60’s… I worked at Barclays Lowestoft Central, then Kirkley, before being moved to Frinton on Sea in '69
I’m probably nearly the oldest on the forum… but age is only a number
It is indeed !
I was there for a ouple of years and left in '75.
By coincidence my sis in law worked n Barclays GY from abou 1964 ish. My missus taught a Kirkley High having previously lived in Frinton in a flat over Barclays bank would you believe ? She was teaching in Brightlingsea at the time !
Small world Peter…