The ONLY Index to ALL Officially Released Wurzel Songs: Part 4 (K-O)
Alphabetical list of all known Adge Cutler & The Wurzels and The Wurzels songs and where they can be found. (UK releases only) This section covers songs beginning with K to O
Keep Yer 'And On Yer 'Alfpenny (Alex Glasgow) Originally released on the 1976 album 'Combine Harvester'. A live version was released on the 'Mendip Magic' cassette album. Written by Geordie folk singer Alex Glasgow (perhaps best known for singing the theme tune to the 1970s UK BBC TV drama When The Boat Comes In), it warns young maidens of the evils that might befall them if they don't do what the title suggests... Sung by Tommy Banner. For some time The Wurzels performed this on stage as part of their set list.
Let It Snow (Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne) Released on the 2011 CD 'The Wurzels Christmas Album. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as simply "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945.
Let There Not Be Light (Kevin Sheldon, Adrian Beecham) Released on the 1976 album 'Combine Harvester'. Song about the time the locals were up in arms when the authorities decided to install a light in the bus shelter - it was felt that this would inhibit their activities while waiting for the bus...
Little Darlin' (Maurice Williams) Released as the A side for the 1972 single and later re-recorded for the 1983 album 'Freshly Cut'. The 1972 disc was re-issued in 1974 on Adge's death. This is a bit of an oddity. Apart from a Benny Hill-style spoken bit in the middle, it doesn't sound like Adge and The Wurzels at all. The song is very un-Wurzelish and is the old 1957 hit by the US group The Diamonds, done fairly straight apart from the aforementioned bit by Adge. The song was written by Maurice Williams who originally recorded it in the US with his group The Gladiolas.
Little Drop Of Home Made Wine (Rod Owen, P. Evans) Released as the B side of the 1980 single 'If You Got Nothin' On Tonight' and later re-recorded for the 1983 album 'Freshly Cut'. The b-side of the 'If You Got Nothin' On Tonight' single release. A rare song by The Wurzels which proves they don't only drink scrumpy and beer!
Malt 'N Barley Blues Released on the 2002 CD 'The Wurzels Live'. The song 'Malt and Barley Blues' was written by Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle and was first released by McGuinness Flint in 1971. It was used for many years by The Wurzels as part of their end of show encore.
Market Gardener, The (Adge Cutler, Henry Davies) Released on the 1975 album 'The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!'. Describes what happens when a market gardener takes a young lady into his garden to show her some of his produce...
Marrow Song (Oh! What A Beauty), The (Edrich Siebert) Originally released on the 1968 album 'Cutler Of The West'. It was re-recorded for the 2006 CD 'Top Of The Crops'. Another horticultural song, this time about a giant marrow - but chockfull of double entendres in the music-hall tradition. Written in 1952 - when it must have been considered very risque - by the prolific songwriter Edrich Siebert, it was originally called 'The Biggest Blooming Marrow in the World'. Has been recorded or performed by everyone from The Billy Cotton Band to Danny LaRue. The chorus goes:
Oh, What A Beauty! I've never seen one as big as that before! Oh, What A Beauty! It must be two foot long, or even more! It's such a lovely colour, and nice and round and fat, I never thought a marrow could grow as big as that! Oh, What A Beauty! I've never seen one as big as that before!
Merry Christmas Everybody (Noddy Holder & Jim
Lea) Released on the 2011 CD 'The Wurzels Christmas Album. "Merry Xmas Everybody" is a song by the British rock band Slade, released as a non-album single in 1973. The Wurzels version is sung with as much power as the original!
Mevagissey (Pete Budd) Released on the 1978 album 'I'll Never Get A Scrumpy Here' and re-recorded for the 2004 CD 'Taste Of The West'. An album track written and sung by Pete Budd in homage to the seaside village of Mevagissey in Cornwall.
Mixer Man's Lament, The (Adge Cutler) Originally released on the 1967 album 'Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' and re-recorded for the 1977 'Give Me England' LP. A song on the first album, about the time when Adge worked on building a power station in North Wales mixing concrete. An interesting point is that the ganger's name has been overdubbed in the studio by electric guitar, presumably for legal reasons, as it's none too complimentary. The Wurzels recorded a later version and they used the name "Old Les Stroud" ....
Moonlight On The Malago (Adge Cutler) Released on the 1967 album 'Adge Cutler's Family Album'. An Adge song singing the praises of "Bristol belles". For those who don't know, the Malago is a small tributary of the River Avon which runs through Bedminster, south of Bristol.
Morning Glory (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett) Originally released as the A side on the 1976 single. Written by Guy Fletcher & Doug Flett, who also penned hits for the likes of Cliff Richard, The Hollies, and Elvis Presley. However, as a single it failed to make the UK national charts after The Wurzels' big 70s hits.
Mother Nature Calling (Tony Baylis, Reg Quantrill) Released as the B side of the 1972 single 'Little Darlin' the disc was reissued in 1974. This single is the only place you will ever find it, as it never arrived on album. As opposed the a-side, Mother Nature Calling is a bit more Wurzelish - even being written by a couple of the lads - and you can clearly hear that it is Adge singing the song.
My Somerset Crumpet Horn (Tony Baylis, Tommy Banner) Released on the 1976 album 'Combine Harvester' album and later re-recorded for the B side of the single 'All Fall Down', released in 1986. Song about a strange instrument and what happens when a young lady comes around to have a go on it...quite possibly the rudest song The Wurels ever recorded!
My Threshing Machine (adapt. Dwayne Detroit) Released on the B side of the 1967 single 'All Over Mendip'. This is a version of an old song, sung to a well-known folk tune and tells the sad tale of what happened when Adge took a young lady to show her his pride and joy - his threshing machine - in action, and the resultant mayhem when he let her have a go on it herself...
Nellie The Bionic Cow (Tony Baylis, Pete Budd) Released on the 'Give Me England' album in 1977. Song about a cow which can provide milk in bottles, cans, etc - and what happened when a pesky government official attempted to take Nellie back to Whitehall...
Oh! Sir Jasper (adapt. Bob Barratt) Released on the 'Cutler Of The West' album in 1968. An old rugby song adapted by Bob Barratt, where the first chorus is "Oh Sir Jasper Do Not Touch Me!", and each subsequent chorus omits the last word of the previous one. On the live Cutler Of The West recording, Adge fluffs one of the omissions much to glee of the audience (and one would presume, the band!).
One For The Bristol City (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett; new lyrics by The Wurzels) Originally released as the A side of the 1977 single, and re-recorded as a CD single in 2007. Rewrite of the song 'Morning Glory' and adopted by Bristol City FC as their theme song.