Who Sang Blaze of the Borough? The Toy Dolls

The Toy Dolls Wakey Wakey! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-9
length: 3:11
composer: Michael Algar
lyricist: Michael Algar
Jimmy's running short o' cash,
The bar takings have took a crash
Jimmy can't think what to do,
The bills in from the local breweryyyy Oi!

Jim's a nutcase round the twist,
Jimmy is an a___nist
Jimmy thinks nowt of the cost & sets
Alight to his own hosterlryyyyy

Flames grow high,
In the blaze of the borough Jimmy fried.
In the blaze of the borough,
The blaze of the borough

Windows cracked & bottles broke,
The bar & lounge were full o' smoke
Things would soon look bright n' sunny when
Jim claims the insurance money back Oi!
Jimmy's a crackpot, he forgot,
He was trapped inside, the clot
A ring of flames with Jimmy in the middle,
He'd c___ed up his insurance fiddleoo

[Chorus]... [guitar bit]

Flames grow high, flames grow high,
In the borough ohhhhh Jimmy fried.
Oh yes he fried,nin the borough ohhhhh

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Wakey Wakey Intro
  • 3 Lester Fiddled the Tax Man
  • 4 Pot Belly Bill
  • 5 One Night in Moscow (& We'll Be Russian Home!)
  • 6 Cloughy Is a Bootboy!
  • 7 Sabre Dance
  • 8 Daveys Took the Plunge
  • 9 There's a Trollop Up Elmwood Street
  • 10 No Particular Place to Go
  • 11 Poverty Pleadin' Peter
  • 12 Blaze of the Borough
  • 13 Wakey Wakey Outro
  • 14 Goodnight Irene