Before things get too serious at Rock On Vinyl, I thought it might be fun to post a song at the end of each month, that could be considered to be either Weird, Obscure, Crazy or just plain Korny.
.For your pleasure, this month's WOCK on Vinyl posting is Benny Hill's hit single from the 70's called 'Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)' and yes, the K is for Korny.
Benny Hill was a comedian and actor from the UK. 'Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)' was his fourth hit and a brilliantly funny comedy song, packed with innuendos, which reached No.1 in the UK charts way back in Christmas 1971.
The story of Ernie is inspired by Benny Hills early experience working as a milkman. The song tells of the fictional exploits of milkman Ernie Price, who drove a horse-drawn milk cart, and his war with the bread delivery man ("Two-Ton Ted from Teddington"), both men trying to win the affections of a widow, Sue, who lives on her own at number 22, Liddley Lane. In the end the two men fight with the goods they carry on their delivery carts. In the fight Ernie is killed when Ted throws a rock cake, which hits him underneath the heart, followed by a stale pork pie in his eye. Sue and Ted get married, but the ghost of Ernie returns to haunt them.
For your pleasure and perhaps 'pain', I also include the T.V. promotion clip for Ernie, along with a 320kbs rip from CD.
Benny Hill Link (27Mb) New Link 14/03/2023