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7" Vinyl single
EMI 2637

"Farmer Bill's Cowman" - The Wurzels
(Released: June 10 1977)

A Side
Farmer Bill's Cowman (I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman) (Greenway,Cook.Special lyrics Banner,Baylis,Budd,Barratt)

B Side
ime (Banner,Baylis,Budd,de Sylva)

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Professor Wurzel's Disc Notes:

This single is another Wurzel classic hit. Once again, as with some previous hits, it was a parody, this time based on the 1967 UK instrumental hit ‘ I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman' by Whistling Jack Smith, written by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook. Since the original song was an instrumental, The Wurzels and Bob Barrett are credited on the record for 'special lyrics'. The single hit the charts at number 32 in June 1977. The title track was taken from the band's latest LP ‘Give Me England' - the ‘b' side is a nippy little jaunt which has since only appeared on compilation albums.

Band line-up (not credited on disc):

Tommy Banner, Pete Budd, Tony Baylis


Producer: Bob Barratt
Arranged and Conducted by Ed Welch

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