Ian Dury – There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards

Ian Dury – There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards

To begin with, Ian Dury is a British pop and rock star. Indeed, he was a victim of Polio at the age of 7. But this never stopped him from having a colourful life. In fact, he still has a massive fan club even though he died in 2000 age 57.

Ian Dury – There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards Lyrics (1979)

Of course, this song mentions many famous clever people. Obviously, the song is a fun tune and very tongue in cheek. Although this song was not a single it did come as a bonus track on his album. So, enjoy the song and check out the lyrics too.

Noel Coward was a charmer.
As a writer he was brahma.
Velvet jackets and pyjamas,
“The Gay Divorcee” and other dramas.
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards.

Van Gogh did some eyeball pleasers.
He must have been a pencil squeezer.
He didn’t do the Mona Lisa,
That was an Italian geezer.
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards.
Einstein can’t be classed as witless.
He claimed atoms were the littlest.
When you did a bit of splitting-em-ness
Frighten everybody shitless
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards.

Probably got help from their mum
(who had help from her mum).
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards.
Now that we’ve had some,
Let’s hope that there’s lots more to come.
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards.

Okey-dokey!
Oh!
Segovia.
Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee
De dump di dump de dump-dump-diddle li-lee.
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain’t half been some clever bassss-tards
(Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders)
There ain’t half been some clever……..
…………………………….bassss-tards.

Songwriters: Ian Robins Dury / Russell Godfrey Hardy
There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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