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7" Vinyl single
EMI 2520

"I Am A Cider Drinker (Paloma Blanca) " - The Wurzels
(Released: August 27 1976)

A Side
I Am A Cider Drinker (Bouwens. New lyrics by The Wurzels)

B Side
The Back Of My Old Car (Baylis,Banner,Budd)

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Professor Wurzel's Disc Notes:

The Wurzel's follow-up single to their number 1 hit was a great success. Although it didn't reach the top spot in the charts it remains one of those songs with which they will always be associated. It did not appear on an album until the following year with the release of the ‘Golden Delicious' LP . Legend has it that Pete Budd came up with the " When the moon shines on the cowshed " lyrics when the Wurzels were being played the tune of ‘Una Paloma Blanca' – and the new single was born. When released in September of 1976 it reached number 3 in the charts with several 'Top of The Pops' appearances along the way. It eventually sold 250,000 copies and was awarded a silver disc. The ‘b' side is a lively little sing-along number which only reappeared again in later years on compilation albums.

Band line-up (not credited on disc):

Tommy Banner, Pete Budd, Tony Baylis


Producer: Bob Barratt

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