Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Every Street's a Coronation Street



I was watching some Coronation Street videos on YouTube just now and I came across this little gem.

It's a song called Every Street's a Coronation Street sung by Max Bygraves and was released back in 1962. I must say I've never heard the song before. Have you? A bit of background to the song would be nice.

As it was recorded in 1962, the song does refer to the Coronation Street of the 1960s - the Rovers, the Mission Hall and the Corner Shop. There's also a reference to Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner. And the person responsible for putting the song up on the site (Cymrobach1 which in Welsh means Little Welshman 1!) has done a clever slide show that runs concurrently with the lyrics of the song.  Have a look and listen and the tune's very catchy!

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5 comments:

Corriepedia said...

This song was written by Jack Grieve who appeared in Coronation Street in 1966 and 1967 as Ernie Mills and who was also, believe it or not, the commissionaire on the Granada Studios between 1956 and 1964. The character of Jack the doorman in "The Road to Coronation Street" is based on him.

Flaming Nora said...

I love it! Love the bit about the butcher, the baker, the window cleaner and ryhyming Chelsea with Elsie. What a gem, thank you Llifon for putting this on the website.

Anonymous said...

These days such a song would have lyrics like: Every street's got a loudmouth Cilla and of course a serial killer....

Such a shame the Street has moved so far from its roots.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha! Love the modern-day alternative, Anonymous! -NN

Anonymous said...

He was married to My Great Grandma Veroncia and I knew him as my Great Grandad (they were both divorced from earlier marriages and then they met when she was a dancer in their 30's), he was also in episodes of Jimmy Clitheroe. He was such a lovely man always smiling.

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