Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Down on Jollity Farm, you might be saying to yourself. That rings a bell... You'll be thinking of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band's larky version of Leslie Sarony's song Jollity Farm. Sarony was a great one for writing cheery novelty songs, with names like He Played His Ukulele as the Ship Went Down, Don't Be Cruel to a Vegetabuel, Ain't It Grand to Be Bloomin' Well Dead and I Lift Up My Finger (and I Say Tweet Tweet). The last named featured in the Fry and Laurie TV dramatisations of Jeeves and Wooster, but not so memorably as this Leslie Sarony masterpiece, beautifully performed here by Bertie Wooster. Enjoy!