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Chapter 42 - North & South - Mouth


East Ham Station where all my adventures to the seaside began

Its composer, Bob Weston, certainly knew how to come up with ridiculous song titles and What a Mouth was nowhere near the worst. There was ‘When Father Painted The Parlour’ and ‘Little Willie’s Woodbines’ but they weren’t just flashes in the pan. He also wrote ‘Paddy McGinty’s Goat’ which became a huge hit for Val Doonican in 1964 and yet not even that song takes the biscuit in relation to his most unbelievable title. That accolade goes to ‘Sister Susie’s Sewing Shirts For Soldiers’ which amazingly became movie legend Al Jolson’s first hit.


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