Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love – Ernie (the fastest milkman in the west) by Bennie Hill
I actually love this song.
I can play it time and time again, such that I surprise myself. It’s out of tune and the backing track is annoying but there are so many gems in the lyrics that all this can be forgiven!
Oh, the pasteurised joke splashed in our faces.
The alliteration of Two-ton Ted from Teddington.
The swoooooon of a macaroon.
Heaven as a fairy. dairy land.
And the ghostly gold tops a-rattling in their crate.
It also falls under the category of those to which I know all the words, as you’ve probably guessed by now.
I’m not alone, David Cameroon chose Ernie as one of his eight records for a desert island in 2006.
Go on. You know you want to play the clip once more for old time’s sake. And yes, it is as bad as you remember it: