The Petrol Song Gigs Lyrics Comments

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Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Private House Nashville Tennessee US July 16, 2021

Comments

When Robyn played this song on the July 16th, 2021 'Sweet Home Quarantine' show he said this was one of his earliest songs, written when he was about 18.
The song bares more than a passing resemblance to the song 'Chug-A-Lug' by Roger Miller, but a good amount of the words seem like Robyn's own.

Lyrics

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug

I don't care what all the people say
Gonna sing about my petrol every day
Gonna buy a lawnmower

Now some of you folks just might not understand
What it is that gets into a man
To make him sing about his petrol

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Chug-a-lug

I don't care what all the people say
Gonna sing about my petrol every day
Gonna buy a lawnmower

Now, when your lowdown, honey, feeling compressed
Think of all the times that you've been blessed
With the opportunity to sing about your petrol