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Ian Dury - Sweet Gene Vincent

Blue Gene baby

Skinny white sailor, the chances were slender
The beauties were brief
Shall I mourn you decline with some thunderbird wine
And a black handkerchief?
I miss your sad Virginia whisper
I miss the voice that called my heart

Sweet Gene Vincent
Young and old and gone
Sweet Gene Vincent

Who, who, who slapped John?

White face, black shirt
White socks, black shoes
Black hair, white strat
Bled white, died black

Sweet gene Vincent
Let the Blue Caps roll tonight
At the sock hop ball in the union hall
Where the bop is their delight

Here come duck-tailed Danny dragging Uncanny Annie
She's the one with the flying feet

"Sweet Gene Vincent" is a song and single by British musician Ian Dury. Featured on his first solo album "New Boots and Panties!!", it was his second solo single and third solo release and is a tribute to American Rock 'n' Roll singer Gene Vincent. It was released as a single in November 1977.

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