Who Sang Plaistow Patricia? Ian Dury

Ian Dury New Boots and Panties!! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1977-9-30
Arseholes, bastards, ****ing ****s and pricks
Aerosol, the bricks
A lawless brat from a council flat - oh, oh
A little bit of this and a little bit of that - oh, oh
Dirty tricks

From the Mile End Road
To the match-stick Beacontree
Pulling strokes and taking liberties
She liked it best when she went up west - oh, oh
You can go to hell with your 'well, well, well' - oh, oh

Who said good things always come in threes?
Reds and yellows, purples, blues and greens
She turned the corner before she turned fifteen
She got into a mess on the NHS - oh, oh
It runs down your arms and settles in your palms - oh, oh

Keep your eyeballs white and keep your needle clean
Plaistow Patricia, Plaistow Patricia
Plaistow Patricia, Plaistow Patricia

Her **** had dropped, her arse was getting spread
She lost some teeth, she nearly lost the thread
She did some smack with a Chinese chap - oh, oh, oh
An affair began with Charlie Chan - oh, oh

Well, that was just before she really lost her head
Now she owns a showroom down the Mile End Road
And her outer garments are the latest mode
There's a Siamese cat in the council flat - oh, oh
The finest grains for my lady's veins - oh, oh

And when it gets out of order, she goes away for a bit
Plaistow Patricia, Plaistow Patricia
Plaistow Patricia, Plaistow Patricia
Plaistow Patricia, Plaistow Patricia
Ohh, go on, girl

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wake Up and Make Love With Me
  • 2 Sweet Gene Vincent
  • 3 I’m Partial to Your Abracadabra
  • 4 My Old Man
  • 5 Billericay Dickie
  • 6 Clevor Trever
  • 7 If I Was With a Woman
  • 8 Blockheads
  • 9 Plaistow Patricia
  • 10 Blackmail Man

  • Release information
    label: Stiff Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin