A side / B side : Toy Dolls “Nellie The Elephant” 1984

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Toy Dolls est un groupe  punk  anglais, formé en octobre 1979, par le chanteur Pete Zulu (Peter Robson), le guitariste Olga (Michael Algar), le bassiste Flip (Phillip Dugdale) et le batteur Mr. Scott (Colin Scott).

En mars 1983, Toy Dolls enregistre sur le label Volume Records, l’album Dig That Groove Baby, composé de 16 morceaux dont le merveilleux “Nellie The Elephant”.

Publié en tant que single, il a atteint le top 4 des Singles Charts anglais en 1984.


Toy Dolls – Nellie the Elephant (Face A).


The Toy Dolls – Fisticuffs In Frederick Street (Face B).


A l’origine, Nellie the Elephant est une chanson pour enfants écrite en 1956 par Ralph Butler et Peter Hart.

Mandy Miller – Nellie the Elephant (1956)


Quelques paroles pour chanter et danser le pogo :

To Bombay a travelling circus came
They brought an intelligent elephant
and Nellie was her name

One dark night she slipped her iron chain,
and off she ran to Hindustan
and was never seen again


Nellie the elephant packed her trunk
and said goodbye to the circus
off she rode with a trumpety trump
trump trump trump
Nellie the elephant packed her trunk
and trundled off to the jungle
off she rode with a trumpety trump
trump trump trump

Night by night she danced to the circus band
When Nellie was leading the big parade
she looked so proud and grand

No more tricks for Nellie to perform
They taught her how to take a bow
and she took the crowd by storm


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