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Sting in the Tail

lyrics by Jeremy Kidd, music by Hal Lewis



(piano intro)

Said Simple Simon to the pie man,
"Can I try your wares?"
Hot cross buns, double cross buns,
Same old tale with the same old end,
Same old story with the same outcome,
You've got to look out,
Look out - look out and look out,
For the sting in the tale,
Sting in the tale...

Duke of York had ten thousand men,
Marched them round and around again.
Marched them up to the top of the hill,
Men got killed and the Duke went riding home again.
Ten thousand voices calling - "Look out!"
For the sting in the tale,
Sting in the tale...

Simple Simon and the pie man,
Duke of York and his men,
Giants and ogres and the boys in blue,
Same old story with the whole damn crew,
Same old tale with the same old end,
Same old story with the same outcome,
You've got to look out,
Look out-look out, and look out,
Look out - look out and look out - look out
And look out - look out and look out,
For the sting in the tale,
Sting in the tale.



 

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Sting in the Tale quotes...

The monster under the stairs. Jerry's fantastic, psychotic nursery rhyme with me, Hal and Lou all trying to out-mad each other on guitars. A personal favourite.   JR

Hal's "tour de force". I never felt the vocal lived up to his vision.   Jeremy

I reckon this was John's favourite track on the album. Mean, moody and bloody difficult to play from my point of view. No snare, all toms.   Matt

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