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Danny Baker presents Ian Dury: A Turn For The Verse

Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 8 August 1981

"There's a cock-eyed yellow poodle to the North of Gongapooch
There's a little hot cross bun that's turning green,
There's a double jointed wop-wop doing tricks in who-flung-dung.

And you're a better man than I am Gunga-Din."
— Billy Bennett, music hall comedian, 1929

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