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Budgie and the Jets

Ja, I remember ou Budgie well
didn't he and the jets play there
at the cumberland hotel on a Gallo guitar
and a homemade speaker box
they were playing at the interval
at the 20th Century Fox
he played like Hank Marvin
and Duanne Eddy and those ous
he sounded like the records
when he used his tremolo
if he didn't know the minor chord
he'd use a major one instead
and he'd go down on his knees
and play the guitar behind his head

Budgie, Budgie and the band, the jets
coughed like cowboys from those Texan cigarettes
Budgie a breker on his 50cc
he played Peter Gunn in the key of e

now one night in the boland,
they held the battle of the bands
Budgie and thejets were there
and a few of their fans
'twas a helluva night you know as I recall
because they nearly blew the roof off
of the Eben Strydom memorial hall
now Budgie played lead
up on stage like a star
with Fanie on the bass
and Kokkie on rhythm guitar
I forget what the drummer's name was,
but he was hitting that snare
he tattoos on his arms;
he had Brylcreem in his hair

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'twas Budgie and the jets that night,
well they walked off with the prize
in their white satin shirts
and their velvet bowties
when they came up on the stage
they took a bow with such style
and then a young girl screamed "Budgie"
and she fainted in the aisle
I saw him the otherday you know,
ag he was standing in the square
still wearing that tie
and the grease in his hair
but he's not the same Budgie
that we knew you understand
because he now plays the guitar
in a hallelujah gospel band

Budgie, Budgie and the band, the jets
coughed like cowboys from those Texan cigarettes
Budgie a breker on his 50 cc
he played peter gunn in the key of e