Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Bringing May's mega music mix to a halt, I'm gonna let St Andrew & The Woollen Mill continue with the comedy and have them play the month out with a bit of a chuckle.
This is another couple of tracks taken from the same source as yesterdays but shows a different side to the act, because along with the self penned material in the set, St Andrew also performed well known tunes...but with a humorous twist of course!
So once again the examples here were both recorded live - first one is a rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross", and the second one, the tune from "Close Encounters", dropping Vangelis's "Chariots Of Fire" into the fray!
I've seen them do this back in the early 80's and it's now interesting to observe that this comedy routine predates Bill Bailey by quite a few years.

Thanx to Jim.


  1. Does anyone know the name of the tune sandwiched in-between Close Encounters and Chariots Of Fire?
    I remember playing that as a kid on my grandparents piano. It was done using the black keys only.
    It's not Chopsticks.

  2. I used to think it was chopsticks till i saw Tom Hanks and Gene Hackman i think it was play it on the floor piano in the film Big. As a child we all played that wee tune as it was easy to master. We all called it chopsticks then tho, even tho it isn't :)

  3. Is it "oh can you was a sailors shirt"?

  4. Make that "wash a sailors shirt"

  5. Oh Can You Wash A Sailor's Shirt - yep, that's it.
    Well done.
    My piano playing went downhill after that!