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You've inspired me, Oz.   One of my parents' favourite songs was Dancing in the Dark (Fred Astaire). As it was a foxtrot, it was also one of their favourite dances.   I've adapted

For "Our Ben"   They seek him here, they seek him there His clothes are loud, but never square It will make or break him so he's got to buy the best 'Cause he's a dedicated follower of

Thats better......think i'll 'Nip' across the border tomorrow to Mcarthur Glen.....and buy some new dancing shoes.......             Also go in Moss bros'' for some new black trousers...as ive pu

Finally found the shoes i want on line....

Cuban heeled black zip-up boots.......

Just need to get to 'Havana' now and Dance in em....

 

Edit........Brilliant on full screen.....note the Cuban heels.........

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They seek him here, they seek him there
His clothes are loud, but never square
It will make or break him so he's got to buy the best
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion
And when he does his little rounds
'Round the boutiques of Hucknall town
Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion
Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is)
Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is)
He thinks he is a flower to be looked at
And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight
He feels a dedicated follower of fashion
Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is)
Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is)
There's one thing that he loves and that is flattery
One week he's in polka-dots, the next week he is in stripes
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion
They seek him here, they seek him there
In Albert Street and Portland Road
Everywhere the B&M army marches on
Each one an dedicated follower of fashion
Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is)
Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is)
His world is built 'round Wetherspoons and dancing
This pleasure-seeking individual always looks his best
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion
Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is)
Oh, yes, he is (oh, yes he is)
He flits from shop to shop, just like a butterfly
In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion
 
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You've inspired me, Oz.

 

One of my parents' favourite songs was Dancing in the Dark (Fred Astaire). As it was a foxtrot, it was also one of their favourite dances.

 

I've adapted it slightly... apologies to Fred!

 

Dancing in the dark.

Til the tune ends

Ben's dancing in the dark.

With a new friend.

She met him in the cheese queue 

at Marsden's, dear!

And it's quite clear

She wanted more.

 

Looking for a thrill.

Paso doble.

They tango round the till.

Past the flyspray

And face the bacon slicer ... together!

Dancing round the cheesewire...in the dark!

 

What the heck was that?

It sounded like a crack!

I've stubbed me ruddy toe!

Let's forget the merengue

And shimmy down to A&E

Where they'll say...

Serves you right for dancing in the dark!

 

Looking for the light switch.

Ben's hoping for a tight clinch

But all she says is

"How much for t'stilton, duck?"

Out of luck. 

"Me husband's snap!"

And she grabs the greaseproof wrap.

Then slams the door.

 

Spurned, Ben throws 10d

In the till and he's 

All alone again

Should have asked our Jill

 

"D'you fancy The Black Bottom...in the dark?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

One of my parents' favourite songs was Dancing in the Dark (Fred Astaire).

Jill, Yours is way better than mine, glad that Ben has a sense of humour. Sort of reminds me of the shop boy that sat on the bacon slicer, got a little behind in his orders.

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@benjamin1945Sounds like you’re arranging a meet up - can any Nottstalgians come or is it private ?  Maybe D should go with you to protect you (in your Cuban heels) from any female wannabe groupies….

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I'll take a raincheck on that @benjamin1945 I was there yesterday. Got other things on today.  Just make sure your Cubans don't fall apart, like that other pair of dancing shoes you bought a while ago! You'll need them if we're going dancing round the bogs!

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This could be me my 3 year old Granddaughter.........who loves to Dance.......no inhibitions at all...........brilliant...........

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Best dance craze ever........remember Dorothy Provine in the 60s tv series.........even did the ''Black Bottom''..................loved the clothes men and womens.......loved to have lived back then......

 

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My uncle always seemed to be playing Standing on the Corner, Watching All the Girls go by whenever we went to visit dad's parents in Beeston. I think it was the only record he possessed! It would make a good theme song for our Ben!  Except....he did a lot more than stand on corners and watch!

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