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"Combine Harvester 2001 Remix"    3-track CD EP

This was The Wurzels second single in CD format - 15 years after their first. It was released on July 30th 2001 with a catalogue number of CDWURZ (7243 8 79448 2 4). It entered the UK charts on 11 August 2001 for 2 weeks, reaching number 39.

  Song Lyrics

The Band Line-Up:

At the time of the original recordings on this single The Wurzels consisted of Pete Budd, Tommy Banner and Tony Baylis.

Track Listing:

  • 1. Combine Harvester 2001 Remix
  • 2. The Blackbird
  • 3. The Combine Harvester


The Tracks:

This three track EP single marked a resurgence of the career of The Wurzels. When the 1976 Combine Harvester track was remixed by Humpafunk - a team of young team of writers/producers for Rareboy Productions Ltd - the song was instantly a public success and this EP was released (with two 'bonus' tracks - the original version of Combine Harvester - and for some reason also the original version of The Blackbird).

This marked the Wurzels return to the UK singles charts for the first time since the summer of 1977. The single stayed in the Top 60 for two weeks, peaking at number 39.

The Disc & Sleeve:

This CD single was issued by EMI Gold with catalogue number CDWURZ (7243 8 79448 2 4).

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The CD insert was on thin glossy card, single-side printed. Of interest on the insert is the advertising of EMI's latest CD release 'The Finest 'Arvest Of The Wurzels' and an image of the band that was representative of the line-up at the time of these releases but not of the content of the CDs themselves (Dave Wintour and John Morgan were not present on the majority of the recordings).
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Collectors' Extras:

CD promotional releases were made before the official release day - silver CDs with black font issue in clear plastic wallets and printed paper inserts. As can be seen in the first example the original release date was June 11th. This was postponed until 30th July. The first example below has three tracks, identical to the final release. The second example although it has the same paper insert actually only has the title track on the disc itself.

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Combine Harvester 2001 Remix  - Song Lyrics

  • [Spoken] Who loves 'ee baby? Ha
  • C'mon now let's get together in, c'mon now let's get together in
    C'mon now let's get together in perfect harmony
  • (Chorus)
  • Cos, I got a brand-new combine harvester and I'll give you the key
    Come on now let's get together in perfect harmony
    I got twenty acres, and you got forty-three
    Now I got a brand-new combine harvester and I'll give you the key
  • [Spoken] She made I laugh, ha ha
  • I drove my tractor through your haystack last night (oh ar oh ar)
    I threw me pitchfork at your dog to keep quiet (oh ar oh ar)
    Now something's telling me, that youm avoiding me (oh ar oh ar)
    Come on now darling you got, something I need
  • (Repeat Chorus)
  • C'mon now let's get together in, c'mon now let's get together in
    C'mon now let's get together in perfect harmony
    I'll stick by you I'll give you all that you need (oh ar oh ar)
    We'll have twins and triplets, I'm a man built for speed (oh ar oh ar)
    And you know I love you darling, so give me your hand (oh ar oh ar)
    But the thing I want the most is all they, acres of land
    For seven long years I've been alone in this place (oh ar oh ar)
    Pigs sleep in the kitchen, it's a proper disgrace (oh ar oh ar)
    Now if I cleaned it up, would you change your mind (oh ar oh ar)
    I'll give up drinking scrumpy and that lager and lime
  • (Repeat Chorus)
  • Jump jump [repeated over and over in background]
    C'mon now let's get together in, c'mon now let's get together in
    C'mon now let's get together in, c'mon now let's get together in
    C'mon now let's get together in, c'mon now let's get together in
    C'mon now let's get together in perfect harmony
    Weren't we a grand couple at that last Wurzel dance (oh ar oh ar)
    I wore brand-new gaiters and me corduroy pants (oh ar oh ar)
    In your new Sunday dress, with your perfume smelling grand (oh ar oh ar)
    We had our photos took of us holding hands
    Jump jump [repeated over and over in background]
    Now I got a brand-new combine harvester and I'll give you the key
    Now that weem both past our fifties I think that you and me
    Should stop this gallivanting, and will you marry me
    Cos, I got a brand-new combine harvester and I'll give you the key
    C'mon now let's get together in, c'mon now let's get together in
    C'mon now let's get together in, c'mon now let's get together in
    C'mon now let's get together in, c'mon now let's get together in
    C'mon now let's get together in perfect harmony
  • [Spoken] Arr you're a fine-looking woman and I can't wait to get me hands on your land ah ha ha


  • Lyrics Kindly transcribed by E.Bryant,
    Verified by Professor Wurzel
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