Professor Wurzel's Wurzelmania

The ONLY Index to ALL Officially Released Wurzel Songs: Part 3 (G-J)

Alphabetical list of all official UK releases of Adge Cutler & The Wurzels and The Wurzels songs

Each song has links to all the releases where it can be found plus the pages that feature the lyrics.

Give Me England!
(Bob Barratt, Ed Welch)
Released as the A side of a single and as an album track in 1977 on the 'Give Me England' LP it was re-recorded for the 2006 CD 'Top Of The Crops'. This was the theme song from the film Confessions from a Holiday Camp and extols the virtues of taking your holidays in England rather than France, Spain, Italy... Sadly the film (staring Robin Askwith) was so much of a flop that the follow-up was cancelled. As a single release, it failed to chart.

Golden Brown
Released on the 2010 CD 'A Load More Bullocks' "Golden Brown" is a song by the English rock band 'The Stranglers' released as a 7" single on EMI's Liberty label in 1982. Covered relatively straight by The Wurzels with Pete Budd on vocals.

Go West
Released on the 2010 CD 'A Load More Bullocks' "Go West" is a song by American disco group Village People, released as the lead single from their fourth studio album of the same name (1979). Covered relatively straight by The Wurzels with Pete Budd on vocals.

An earlier version had been recorded for a TV advert - for an Ambrosia Creamed Rice - in the early 1980s.

Good Old Somerset
(Tommy Banner, Pete Budd, D. Wright)
The only song to have been co-written by the band's studio drummer Dougie Wright at the time of this 1977 release on the 'Golden Delicious' album. It was re-recorded for the 2004 CD 'Taste Of The West'. A planned CD-EP release with the same version only exists in promo format. Another homage to The Wurzels' home territory!

Gotta Have Tenderness
(Mitchell Torok, Ronnie Redd)
Released on the 'The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!' album in 1975. It's a C&W (as opposed to a S&W) song - also recorded by Glenn Campbell.

Haggis Farewell
(Tommy Banner)
Released on the 1977 'Give Me England' LP. An interesting song written by Tommy Banner, sung and arranged in the style of Tommy's birthplace in the extreme north of Somerset (Penicuik, near Edinburgh!). In the song Tommy reminisces about his early days down in Somerset when he came down expecting to join a pop group in 1967, only to find he had to dress up in Wurzel gear as one of Adge's backing band, drink scrumpy and learn the local lingo.

Hark At 'Ee, Jacko
(Adge Cutler)
The same version was released in 1966/7 on both the 'Scrumpy & Western' EP and the album 'Adge Cutler & The Wurzels'. An Adge Cutler song about a teller of tall tales in the pub; based on a bloke called "Old Dan'l Windell" 

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
 (John Lennon &  
Yoko Ono)
Released on the 2011 CD 'The Wurzels Christmas Album this is a straight cover of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.

Harvest Of Love, The
(Benny Hill, Mark Anthony)
Released on the 1969 album 'Carry On Cutler!' Written by English comedian Benny Hill and Mark Anthony (a pseudonym used by the famous British songwriter/musician Tony Hatch), this song was a UK top twenty hit for Benny in 1963. Adge's version is fairly similar, but the song suits Adge down to the slurry and might have been written for him.

Hey, Come With Me
(Tony Baylis)
Released on the 1977 'Give Me England' LP. A 'sloppy - sorry, sentimental' - song written and sung by Gaffer Baylis, about the West Country.

I Am A Cider Drinker
(Hans Bouwens; new lyrics by The Wurzels)
Originally released as the A side for a 1976 single this track was re-recorded several times. The original was re-released in 1980.
The single was the B side of the re-issued Combine Harvester in 1980 and the 2002 single Don't Look Back In Anger. A live version appears on Mendip Magic.
The song was re-recorded and reissued again as I Am A Cider Drinker 2007 with BBC DJ Tony Blackburn on vocals.

A parody of the pop song Una Paloma Blanca (a hit for Jonathon King) - this was The Wurzels' follow-up to Combine Harvester and their second biggest hit to date, reaching #3 in the British pop charts. Still a favourite at Wurzels gigs, it became  almost as much of a scrumpy-drinking anthem as Adge's 'Drink Up Thy Zider'.

I Couldn't Spell !!**&@&**!!
(Wayne Carson Thompson)
Released on the 1969 album 'Carry On Cutler'. More a country & western song than scrumpy & western. The word "!!**&@&**!!" is pronounced a bit similarly to the sound you get when you strangle a duck. The recording on 'Carry On Cutler!' features a guest appearance by one of Adge's old Pillite mates, Rowley Ansell. The song was originally a US hit for Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs in 1968, and has also been recorded by Fred Wedlock.

I Got Me Beady Little Eye On Thee
(Pete Budd, Rod Owen) 
Released as the B side of the 1978 single 'I'll Never Get A Scrumpy Here'. Sung by Pete Budd, on the b-side of the 1978 'I'll Never Get A Scrumpy Here' single. About an owl in an tall oak tree - catchy song with a sing-along chorus. Rod Owen (who wrote this with Pete) was The Wurzels' musical director at the time.

I Hate JR
(Tommy Banner, Pete Budd, Tony Baylis)
Originally released as the A side on a single in 1980 it was re-recorded for the 1983 album 'Freshly Cut'. Of course, we all hated JR Ewing, but The Wurzels really hated him! A sort of C&W song about the star of the US TV series Dallas. Issued as a double a-side with I Love JR single on John Miles' label.

I Keep Smilin' 
(Bob Barratt)
Released on the 1977 album 'Golden Delicious'. Written by producer Bob Barratt and sung by Tommy Banner. About a bloke who keeps on smilin' no matter what trials and tribulations he suffers - must be the scrumpy that does it!

I Love JR
(Ed Welch)
Released as the B side to the 1980 single 'I Hate J.R.' Of course, we all hated JR Ewing, but The Wurzels sang this to redress the balance!. A sort of C&W song about the star of the US TV series Dallas. 

I Shot JR
(Ed Welch)
Released as the A side to the 1980 single. Of course, we all hated JR Ewing, but The Wurzels really hated him! A sort of C&W song about the star of the US TV series Dallas. 

I Want To Be An Eddie Stobart Driver
(Jim Andrews, Tim Barker)
Released on the Eddie Stobart EP in 1985. The title says it all, really - about a bloke who wants to drive a truck for "the finest firm in 'aulage 'istory".

I Wish I Was Back On The Farm
(Roger MacDougal)
Originally released as the A side of a 1967 single it was re-recorded for the 1983 album Freshly Cut' and the 'Wurzels Live' CD in 2002. This song was originally sung by George Formby in his 1940 film Spare A Copper. Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' version was issued as their third single. It tells the tale of a country lad up in the big city getting caught up in trouble - and the difference in behaviour between the pigeons in town and back on the farm...

If You Got Nothin' On Tonight
(Geoff Stephens, Roger Greenaway)
Originally released as the A side of the 1980 single it was re-recorded for the 1983 album 'Freshly Cut'. A sort of Country & Western style song, reminiscent of the Bellamy Brothers' song 'If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?'.

I'd Love To Swim In The Zuider Zee
(Stark, Christopher)
Released on the 1972 LP 'Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee ' having been recorded a few years earlier but not released. It has a good cider-drinking chorus:

I'd love to swim in the Z(u)ider Zee
Breast stroke and dive in the Z(u)ider Zee
Butterfly, backstroke, American crawl -
It don't matter, I can't swim at all!
Full to the gills, with pints, quarts and gills
Of the Z(u)ider Zee!

I'll Never Get A Scrumpy Here
(Ed Welch)
Released as a single (A side) and on the album of the same name in 1978. It was re-recorded for the 2006 CD 'Top Of The Crops'. Sad tale of a Somerset man on holiday in France who realises he can't get his home comforts there - such as a hot meat pie, a pint of mild, and worst of all, a pint of scrumpy! 

I'm The Captain Of A Dredger
(Adge Cutler, Henry Davies) 
Released on the 1975 album 'The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!'. It was originally planned for release as a single- only the acetate remains.
The end of the chorus goes:

So let the farmer till the land and the clerk stick to his ledger
Yo Ho Ho an' a grubble griddle-oh! I'm The Captain Of A Dredger.

I [Paul Gunningham] was previously unable to make out the words, but Pete Budd came to the rescue - probably the only person who could have. Thanks Pete!

In The Haymaking Time
(Adge Cutler)
Released on the 1968 album 'Cutler Of The West'. One of Adge Cutler's few sloppy and sentimental (I mean, 'romantic') songs, about a lost love...

It Wasn't Me
(Burrell, Ducent, Pizzonia, Thompson, Allen, Briown, Dickerson, Jordan, Miller, Oskar, Scott)
Released on the CD album 'Never Mind The Bullocks' in 2002. A re-make of the Shaggy featuring Ricardo hit single, all Wurzelled up, and released on their 'Never Mind The Bullocks album'.

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
(Roy Wood)

Released on the 2011 CD 'The Wurzels Christmas Album' . A Christmas song recorded by British glam rock band Wizzard and released in December 1973.

Jubilee Day, The
(Banner-Baylis-Budd-de Sylva)
Released on the 1977 LP 'Give Me England', this relates to Her Majesty the Queen's Silver Jubilee of that year. A light hearted song and tribute from Somerset to the Queen.

(Keen fans will no doubt have come across many other Wurzels' recordings such as 'I Want To Be In The Eddie Stobart Fanclub', 'Gunpower And Plot' and 'At The End Of My Old Cigar' to name but  few but  these were not, strictly speaking, 'official releases' and will be covered at another time!)

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