Thursday, 5 November 2009

Pressed Rat and Warthog



A sly fox of a song, one that slipped onto Cream's 1968 album 'Wheels of Fire' in between some incredible songs by Jack Bruce and Pete Brown plus some of Clapton's finest guitar playing. This song was by Ginger Baker and Mike Taylor and somehow fitted in neatly with this more experimental album.


Pressed rat and warthog have closed down their shop.
They didn’t want to; ’twas all they had got.
Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,
And pressed rat’s collection of dog legs and feet.


Sadly they left, telling no one goodbye.
Pressed rat wore red jodhpurs, warthog a striped tie.
Between them, they carried a three-legged sack,
Went straight round the corner and never came back.


Pressed rat and warthog have closed down their shop.
The bad captain madman had told them to stop
Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,
And pressed rat’s collection of dog legs and feet.


The bad captain madman had ordered their fate.
He laughed and stomped off with a nautical gate.
The gate turned into a deroga tree
And his pegleg got woodworm and broke into three.


Pressed rat and warthog have closed down their shop.
They didn’t want to; ’twas all they had got.
Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,
And pressed rat’s collection of dog legs and feet.






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3 comments:

wastedpapiers said...

Nice to see Ginger baker on last nights "Later" talking to Jools Holland about his book "Hellraiser" and saying it was the piblishers idea and that he didn't regard himself as a hellraiser.

wastedpapiers said...

Piblishers?

C.J.Duffy said...

Bloody well missed it didn't i!! FAMILY JUST GOT BACK FROM SCOTLAND AND I WAS MAKING THEM TEA AND LISTENING TO THEIR ADVENTURES.

Piblishers? I think I should try one just to see if a piblisher would publish my books!!