Wacky songs referencing England’s former and current capital cities

For connoisseurs of songs set in English towns, here’s the unforgettable Winchester Cathedral (1966) by the New Vaudeville Band. (Never mind the cover version by Frank Sinatra).

And for a truly zany mix, follow it with this strange product by Chas and Dave, “London Girls” (1983) – self-parodic or what?

The lyrics!

“If you ever go down to London town, your legs will turn to jelly /
Cos the girls down there I swear are just like models off the telly
(T)hey’ve always got a pound to buy a round /
When it’s their turn at the bar”.

Vintage postmodernism!

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