Ernie Mayne was a giant of the Music Hall - 20 stone in weight to be
exact. His style was similarly loud and exuberant. Under the tag "The
Simple One", Ernie's down-to-earth songs are of simple pleasures,
mainly connected with food and drink. The song "What d'ye think of
that" was later used as the basis for Lonnie Donegan's famous skiffle
number "My Old Man's a Dustman".
Ernie Mayne was the first Music Hall Artist to
broadcast on the Radio when he performed "Wireless on the Brain" on 11
Ernie Mayne's most famous song "You can't get many
pimples, on a pound of pickled pork" leads this 25 track CD.
You can't get many pimples on a
pound of pickled pork Goosey Goosey Gander Ten little fingers Tale
of my husband's shirt My meatless day Lloyd George's Beer Farmyard
on the brain Nobody loves a fat man Let's go round and have a taster
Fried fruit fritters We used to gather at the old Dun Cow Thtop your
thtuttering Thammy Where do the flies go in the Wintertime? Eggs and
bacon San-fari-ann Tarzan of the apes I like a'not water bottle in
bed The roast beef of old England Hello! Old what's-a- name What
d'yer think of that? Our little garden Sub-bub Wireless on the brain
No We don't keep fish, only kippers A n'egg and some n'ham and a
n'onion I've never wronged an onion.
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