You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)

(Sir John Johns)

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Recordings

  1. Album version, 3'04.
    Performed by The Dukes of Stratosphear.
    Released on Psonic Psunspot.

    Andy: “ ‘You're A Good Man Albert Brown’ is pub psychedelia; an attempt to be anyone who ever did a pub single . . . it's the sound of the pub on the corner of Carnaby Street.” Dave: “The Wah-Wah and Sceptre!” Andy: “There'd be a Chelsea Pensioner sitting outside — Steve Marriot's grandad! Jimi Hendrix would be popping in between sets at The Marquee for half pints . . . it's like Oscar's ‘Over The Wall We Go’, Whistling Jack Smith's ‘I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman’, ‘The Universal’, a couple of Bonzos things.”
    Gary Pig Gold: “'67 Kinks Khorus with a Rutles dash. Piano solo Mungo Jerry 1970 (early!). Laughing at end from end of ‘We're Only in it for the Money’ (the song based on Kafka's ‘Penal Colony’ ...forget the name...)”
  2. Promotional video, 3'04?.
    Released on 9 April 2009 on Psonic Psunspot in the U.K.


Art

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The Dukes of Stratosphear: You're a Good Man Albert Brown UK single front cover

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psychedelic video for “You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)”


Lyrics

Well you're a good man Albert Brown
And you was wounded in the war
And though you shot some people down
You're still a good man Albert Brown
Well you're a good man Albert Brown
Though you are drunk upon the floor
And if you're buying the next round
Then you're a good man Albert...

Brown was the colour of the mud across the Somme
Red was the blood you spilled upon it
Pink were the fingers of the nurse who dressed your wound
White was the starch upon her bonnet
And you married that nurse
And her name was Else
And then along came dad

...I'll have another pint of...

Brown is the colour of your old walking boots
Green is the cash you'd love to squander
Gold is the colour of your wife's faithful heart
So get yourself home, no more to wander
And you married that nurse
And her name's still Else
And another child was had
You're a good man Albert Brown

© 1987 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 20:51:07 +0100
From: Tim Harris <wordsrus (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: chords to You're A Good Man Albert Brown


Guess which chapter of Song Stories I'm on!

You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)

(capo 2nd fret)
              G               D
Well you're a good man Albert Brown
            D7             G
And you was wounded in the war
                                 D
And though you shot some people down
               D7              G
You're still a good man Albert Brown
                              D
Well you're a good man Albert Brown
               D7             G
Though you are drunk upon the floor
                              D
And if you're buying the next round
              D7
Then you're a good man Albert...
Bb
Brown was the colour of the mud across the Somme
Eb                              Bb F7
Red was the blood you spilled upon it
Bb
Pink were the fingers of the nurse who dressed your wound
Eb                   F7       Bb
White was the starch upon her bonnet
        C                  C/Bb
And you married that nurse
        Am           Am/G
And her name was Else
         C      G7  C    D
And then along came dad

...I'll have another pint of...

Brown is the colour of your old walking boots

Green is the cash you'd love to squander

Gold is the colour of your wife's faithful heart

So get yourself home, no more to wander

And you married that nurse

And her name's still Else
     C      G7        D    E
And another child was had

             [modulates to                Db    Ab     Ab7
   then moves up (in major chords?) to    Ab    Eb    Eb7
   ends with...]

          Db      Eb     Ab
You're a good man Albert Brown
--
Tim Harris

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