Who Sang Unisex Chip Shop (tribute to Billy Bragg)? Bill Bailey

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Release information
Release Date: 2005-7-22
length: 1:35
I used to buy my chips
From an oppressive chip-shop regime.
The girl who worked there, she seemed happy
But I knew it was not what it seemed.

"Do you want salt and vinegar?"
Was what they made her say,
But in the language of the ghetto,
That means "Help, I'm a woman in chains."

I wanted to free her.
In my dreams I would see her
Running naked through the woods 'round Rainham,
If I had some tigers I'd train 'em.
To protect her.
From the s__ual fascism that was lurking
Round the gherkins.


I'd lean across the counter
And we would talk.
I carved her name, Debbie,
On a little wooden fork.
But into the shop came a skinhead gang,
They s_____ed the fork from my hand.
Debbie, she looked at me,
To a__ert my masculinity,
I said "Oi!", they said "What?",
I said "Nothing".

CD 1
  • 1 Insect Nation
  • 2 Gwydion & the Druid, Chapter 1
  • 3 Richard Clayderman plays Three Blind Mice
  • 4 Unisex Chip Shop (tribute to Billy Bragg)
  • 5 Scooby Doo
  • 6 Sirens
  • 7 Jean-Michel Jarre
  • 8 Hats Off to the Zebras
  • 9 Phillip Glass plays Pop Goes the Weasel
  • 10 Foxhunting
  • 11 Tom Waits plays Three Blind Mice
  • 12 Leg of Time
  • 13 Classical Cockney
  • 14 Chaucer Pubbe Gagge
  • 15 Medieval Porn
  • 16 Gwydion & The Druid, Chapter 2
  • 17 Dr. Qui
  • 18 Cockney Medley
  • 19 Beautiful Ladies (In Honour of Chris De Burgh)
  • 20 Gwydion & The Druid, Chapter 47
  • 21 Drum 'n' Bush