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    The third album by ...and the Native Hipsters

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This is our third version of this song.

It was originally recorded in the mixed media dept of Wimbledon School of Art in 1978, using a couple of 'state of the art' synths - no keyboards back then, just knobs. This version appeared on my first album 'The Wildings', which was released as a limited edition of 500 copies.

The second version was recorded by 'The Patterns' on their live studio EP 7 inch in 1980.

This version features the music of Sebastian Vittorini. Several other tracks on this album also feature his music.

lyrics

Crossover

Crossing the Sahara desert with a pack of wolves
I’m a silly Billy - I should have known they’d eat me up

Swimming the north Atlantic with school of sharks
I’m a silly Billy - I should have known they’d eat me up

Sugar, bother - What’ll I do ?
Put the sharks on land and drown the wolves


Sledging across the Arctic with a Polar bear
I’m a silly Billy - I should have known he’d break my back

Sweating in the tropical heat with a 10 foot Python
I’m a silly Billy - I should have known he’d break my back

Sugar, bother - What’ll I do?
Put the snake on ice and boil the bear

credits

from ORIGINAL COPY, released May 2, 2012
Vocals - Blatt
Music - Sebastian Vittorini
Guitar - Andrew Cunningham

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...and the Native Hipsters UK

and the Native Hipsters have been recording and releasing music since long time.

What started out as a live band has evolved into an ongoing recording project. The nucleus of the work is Blatt’s vocals. Then I weave, music noise and sound around her. I get the material to do this from as many different sources as possible. I’m always interested in people sending me stuff to work with ... more

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