Knuckle Sandwich Nancy

UK, 15th May, 1981 - 7"
Cheapskate Records - CHEAP 24

This was the lead single from the band's forthcoming tenth Studio Album, "Till Deaf Do Us Part", but it failed to chart again.  What they needed was an absolute belter!  Luckily, the follow-up was just that!












My thanks to Chris 'The Historian' Selby for his relentless research. It is said, in certain circles, that Walsall Archives have a seat reserved specifically for him and that Wolverhampton archives consult him when searching the Express & Star


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Knuckle Sandwich Nancy
(Neville Holder & James Whild Lea)

A bunch of fives hit me in the jaw - Lovers luck pushed me to the floor, oh no
Pulitzer prize in GBH and now I'm not just a pretty face, oh no

(C'mon) Nancy pick me up - (C'mon) Nancy bring me round
(C'mon) A knuckle sandwich knocked me down, down, down
(C'mon) Nancy pick me up - (C'mon) From a left and right
(C'mon) A knuckle sandwich put me out like a light

You don't hit a man with glasses on
This is what you call having fun, oh no
I ended up with a broken nose
They're never so big when they're on their own, oh no

(C'mon) Nancy pick me up (C'mon) Nancy bring me round
(C'mon) A knuckle sandwich knocked me down, down, down
(C'mon) Nancy pick me up (C'mon) From a left and right
(C'mon) A knuckle sandwich put me out like a light - Let 'em fight

Knocked me down, down, down, down, down Knocked me out

Knock us out Knock us out
Knock us out Knock us out
Knock us out Knock us out yow!
Ooh you're knocking me out
Well you're knocking me out Yeah

Heard a fist and I get down to a knee
She said "Hey there mate, are you looking at me?" oh no
Who are you looking at then she said
All I knew was a kick in the head in bed Whoah

(C'mon) Nancy pick me up  (C'mon) Nancy bring me round
(C'mon) A knuckle sandwich knocked me down, down, down
(C'mon) Nancy pick me up (C'mon) From a left and right
(C'mon) A knuckle sandwich knocked me.out like a light
(C'mon) Nancy pick me up (C'mon) Nancy bring me round
(C'mon) A knuckle sandwich knocked me down, down, down, down, down, down
Knocked me down, down, down, down, down


I'm Mad
(Neville Holder & James Whild Lea)

I get strange excited dreams, with such strange erotic scenes, gonna sleep all day.
I get notions by the score, mostly dead against the law - do them anyway
So I took a trip to see Kane's Xanadu, 'cos at the time there wasn't very much to do
I think I'm coming down, coming down

I get weird imaginings about all different kinds of things, but I always try
To get fantasising thoughts, maybe Bardot in her shorts, like a natural guy
So I took a trip to Tutankhamen's tomb. 
He was alone and said he hoped I'd come back soon

I'm mad - this pounding in my brain - will somebody explain, the way back to reality?
Hey you, you keep it oh so clean, your mind is so obscene - You'll find another change in me
I think I'm comin' down, lookin' straight ahead (I think I'm comin' down)
The room is spinnin' round, them blues'll knock me dead - Yeah yeah yeah yeah

(I'm goin' mad, out of my head, I'm goin' mad)
'Cos now I've given back the Top Hat to Astaire
Oh not that I expected you to really care

I'm mad - this pounding in my brain  Will somebody explain, the way back to reality?
Hey you, you keep your nose so clean, your mind is so obscene  You'll find another change in me
I think I'm comin' down (I think I'm comin' down) lookin' straight ahead (Goin' out my head)
The room is spinnin' round, them blues'll knock me dead Yeah yeah yeah yeah

(I'm goin' mad, out of my head, I'm goin' mad)
(I'm goin' mad, out of my head, I'm goin' mad)

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