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“I wanna tell you a story…”

A playlist of some of Max Bygrave's most popular novelty songs

With 30 gold discs, 20 Royal Variety Performances, acting and presenting in his repertoire, Max Bygraves was a great family favourite and one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers for more than six decades.

His catchphrase “I wanna tell you a story” was an integral part of his act, along with “good idea, son!” and “big ‘ead!” which both came from his first major radio show, Educating Archie, written with his friend Eric Sykes.

Here we look back at some of his most popular novelty songs:

Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen By the Sea


You’re a pink toothbrush

When You Come to the End of A Lollipop

Fings Ain’t What They Used To Be


Teddy Bear’s Picnic

 

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Hi I'm Melina, a mother of 3 teenage children and with a particular interest in all things health related. I run a busy household and smallholding alongside my work with Silversurfers, which currently includes dogs, fish, hens, ducks and pigs!

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