Am A Cider Drinker / Back Of My Old Car
Date: Sept 1976
- I Am A Cider Drinker
(Hans Bouwens; new lyrics by The Wurzels)
- Back Of My Old Car (Tony Baylis, Tommy Banner, Pete
parody of the popular 1970s song Una Paloma Blanca
- this was The Wurzels' follow-up to Combine
Harvester and their second biggest hit, reaching
#3 in the British pop charts.
Because the original song was an instrumental, The Wurzels
were credited for their lyrics, and received a cut of
the songwriting royalties (unlike Combine Harvester!)
to the artists2events.co.uk website "Following
up The Combine Harvester was a problem which
was decided one night later a show. EMI Records had
sent down crates of champagne to celebrate the #1 hit.
The Wurzels were kicking around with the tune of Una
Paloma Blanca when Pete just came out with "When
the moon shines on the cowshed" and it just
went on from there. All three band members put bits
in and then recorded it straight away. I Am A Cider
Drinker rocketed up the charts, giving the group
a No 3 hit and their second silver disc for sales over
the 250,000 mark in a matter of weeks."
was the first single that the Wurzels produced a promotional
video for - something still rather ambitious in those
days. The video - available for you to view at YouTube
- was filmed in Black Horse pub in Clapton-in-Gordano
in North Somerset, as well as a nearby farm.
below is what appears to be an advertising poster for
the single - already 'straight into the charts'!
Am A Cider Drinker sheet music.