Who Sang How Everyone but Sam Was a Hypocrite? Strawbs

Release information
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Folk
length: 3:03
Old School Songs
Half a bitter for the vicar
He's here to save your soul
He's looking fat and jovial
Though he's nearly on the dole
Anne Riley cooks his dinner
She keeps him washed and fed
She doesn't need much prompting
To jump into his bed.

And they all think they're so grand
Yes, they all think they're so grand
Yes, they all think they're so grand
But they're not
Oh no they're not.

Dr. Watson drinks large whiskies
He's nearly always high
He supplements his income
Aborting on the sly
Mrs. Thompson is an angel
In the W.V.S.
Her meals on wheels are very cheap
And she cooks the books for less.

Sammy Cohen is the bookie
Sitting over there
Drinking three star brandy
He doesn't seem to care
No-one wants to know him
They say he's been inside
They say his dear old mother
Committed suicide.

Dr. Watson charged Anne Riley
A fifty guinea fee
For Mr. Thompson's peace of mind
As far as I can see
Mrs. Thompson envies Annie
Cooking for the preacher
And everyone thinks Sam
Is a quite disgusting creature
But if the truth was known
It would shake all their foundations
It seems the preacher lives
On Sam's anonymous donations.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Coal Creek March
  • 2 Sail Away to the Sea
  • 3 That Which One Was Mine
  • 4 How Everyone but Sam Was a Hypocrite
  • 5 October to May
  • 6 On My Way
  • 7 All I Need Is You
  • 8 Josephine, for Better or for Worse
  • 9 We'll Meet Again Sometime
  • 10 Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
  • 11 Handsome Molly
  • 12 Hard Times
  • 13 How I Need You
  • 14 The Man Who Called Himself Jesus
  • 15 Pieces of 79 & 15
  • 16 Following the Rainbow
  • 17 Always on My Mind
  • 18 Martin Luther King's Dream
  • 19 Bitter Sunshine
    CD 2
  • 1 All the Little Ladies
  • 2 Just the Same in Every Way
  • 3 Strawberry Picking
  • 4 A Good Woman's Love
  • 5 The Battle
  • 6 Jenny O'Brien
  • 7 Sweetling
  • 8 Flinthill Spcial
  • 9 The Blantyre Explosion
  • 10 Tell Me What You See in Me
  • 11 Or Am I Dreaming
  • 12 I'll Show You Where to Sleep
  • 13 And You Need Me
  • 14 You Keep Going Your Way
  • 15 Where Is the Dream of Your Youth
  • 16 Why?
  • 17 Lawrence Brown
  • 18 Wild Strawberries
  • 19 Song to Alex