Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

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Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Is all my brain and body need
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Are very good indeed

Keep your silly ways or throw them out the window
The wisdom of your ways, I've been there and I know
Lots of other ways, what a jolly bad show
If all you ever do is business you don't like

Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Is very good indeed

Every bit of clothing ought to make you pretty
You can cut the clothing, grey is such a pity
I should wear the clothing of Mr. Walter Mitty
See my tailor, he's called Simon, I know it's going to fit

Here's a little piece of advice
You're quite welcome it is free
Don't do nothing that is cut price
You know what that'll make you be
They will try their tricky device
Trap you with the ordinary
Get your teeth into a small slice
The cake of liberty

Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Sex, drugs, rock, roll
Sex, drugs, rock, roll

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll & Chaos (Live 1977)
Written byIan Dury and Chas Jankel
Performed byIan Dury and The Blockheads with
Elvis Costello and The Attractions,
Nick Lowe's Last Chicken In The Shop,
Wreckless Eric & The New Rockets,
  and Larry Wallis' Psychedelic Rowdies
RecordedOctober 28, 1977, London, England
ReleasedFebruary 1978
Various Artists collectionsLive Stiffs, 1978
Length3:16

First known performance:
October 7, 1977, Bath, England
Last known performance:
October 28, 1977, London, England
     (4 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Ian Dury  1977 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll  (single) Wikipedia
 Ian Dury & The Blockheads  2001 Straight From The Desk  (live, December 23, 1978, Essex) Wikipedia
 Keith Emerson  2006 Off The Shelf AMG

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