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"One For The Bristol City" b/w "Cheddar Cheese"

This was the sixth 7" 45rpm vinyl single released by The Wurzels after Adge Cutler's death. It was released on 16th September 1977 on the EMI record label, catalogue number EMI2686.

  Song Lyrics

The Band:

At the time of the recording of this single The Wurzels consisted of Pete Budd, Tommy Banner and Tony Baylis, all of who had been supporting Adge Cutler at the time of his death in 1974.

The Tracks:

The 'A' side track on this single - One For The Bristol City - was a new and previously unreleased track, the 'B' side Cheddar Cheese being taken from the 1975 album 'The Wurzels Are Scrumptious, albeit with a shortened introduction. Both tracks were studio recordings (recordings that took place at EMI's Abbey Road Studios). The 'A' wasn't released on an album until November 1979 when it appeared on the 'Greatest Hits' LP.

Disc and Label Variations:

The examples below are taken from the collection of Professor Wurzel and represent what a collector should expect to find. Generally The Wurzels' vinyl single releases from 1975 onwards tended to have an initial pressing run and were then taken off the catalogue. Matrix, Mother and Stamper codes were still used on the vinyl and the information centred around Adge's 1960's recordings that can be found on the Main Menu under 'Vinyl Collecting Guides' remains relevant (with minor changes between different record labels).

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Image 1:

EMI2686 was issued on the standard EMI red/tan label.

'A' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 A-1 1 G

'B' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 B-1 1 G          

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Image 2:

EMI2686 was issued on the standard EMI red/tan label. This is an unusual copy as the centre was solid - by the mid 1970s very few singles were solid, the majority being four-pronged.

'A' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 A-1 1 O

'B' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 B-1 1 A  

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Image 3:

As can be seen by the sticker on this example of EMI2686 this is a 'factory sample' - a disc removed from the production line at random to have quality checks carried out on it.

'A' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 A-1 1 R

'B' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 B-1 1 O 

The Record Sleeve:

Front of sleeve as shown at top of this page. This image shows the rear.

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Collectors' Extras:

Copy of EMI2686 that has been autographed by Alan Dicks
- Bristol City Manager at the time of this single's release and, of course, having a mention in the song's lyrics!

                                                           'A' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 A-1 1 O                'B' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 B-1 1 A  

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This example is unusual - it originally came from the collection of record producer Bob Barrett. As well as being a factory sample it shows amendments needed to the text on the back of the sleeve. No copies have yet been found with these errors corrected. Thanks to Michael Pelling for supplying these images.

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'Factory Sample' sticker on the disc itself

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Rear of the picture sleeve showing quite clearly Bob Barratt's personal 'index' number for the record and penned rings around the spelling and grammatical mistakes in the text on the sleeve.

Factory reject copy of EMI2686 with no label on the B side.

'A' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 A-1 1 G               'B' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 B-1 1 R         

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Copy of  EMI 2686 sold under the EMI Music Centre Scheme which allowed the selling of tapes and records at outlets other than shops (eg garages). The disc itself is the standard release as above.

                                                              'A' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 A-1 1 G                  'B' Side Matrix: EMI 2686 B-1 1 R   

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   "One For The Bristol City" - Song Lyrics                        

  • (Chorus)
  • One for the Bristol City
    Two for the boys in red
    Three for the fans down Ashton Gate
    We'll follow till we're dead me boys
    Follow till we're dead
  • Down at Ashton Gate there's Alan Dicks
    And the red red robins too
    If they win of if they lose
    We'll follow them through and through
    I spend a little time on a Saturday
    I'm ready for anything
    Spend an hour or two in a bloody gurt queue
    To get in the ground and sing
  • (Repeat Chorus)
  • They are the best from way down West
    And we think that they are grand
    Now they're in the groove, pretty soon they'll prove
    The finest in the land
    They come on combine harvesters
    By bus by train and car
    And on every ground, you will hear this sound
    As we shout ooh arr, ooh arr
  • (Repeat Chorus)
  • [Shout] Everybody
  • (Repeat Chorus)
  • [Shout] Everybody now
  • (Repeat Chorus x 2)
  • [Fade out] 

                  Lyrics Kindly transcribed by E.Bryant,
                    Verified by Professor Wurzel
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