Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Lilyest Hobo

I’ve never written a hit single. I’m not saying I haven’t attempted it but it’s just not an easy thing to do. Let’s just say you’re Lily Allen and you’ve written a hit single. You’d be entitled to be fairly happy about it. In 1958 there was a film called ‘The Littlest Hobo’ which spawned a Canadian tv show of the same name which last ran from 1979 – 85. The stories always centered around a stray German Shepherd who wanders from town to town, helping people in need. I know what you’re thinking and it does sound a lot like Lassie but the main difference was that The Littlest Hobo didn’t have an owner. Despite the attempts of many people to adopt him, he preferred to be on his own, and would head off by himself at the end of each episode. A musician by the classy name of Terry Bush wrote the theme tune called ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ and back in the day everyone knew the song because the tv programme was shown all over the world. Terry Bush never wrote a hit single as such but he has made some serious money from that tune. Recently I was wondering what the Lily Allen ‘It’s not fair’ song would sound like if it was mixed with ‘Maybe Tomorrow’. I reckon it might go something like this:


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