Tuesday 8 September 2009

Goodnight Sweet Josephine

"Goodnight sweet Josephine. She's the queen of Clapham. Every night, she goes out with men to trap 'em ..." Ah. It wasn't just Squeeze then that resorted to tortuous rhymes about Clapham. Goodnight Sweet Josephine was towards the end of The Yardbirds' life. For Jimmy Page it would then be downhill all the way. I do prefer the earlier material, like Mike Hugg's You're A Better Man Than I, which I first heard via Sham 69 oddly enough. And before we leave Clapham, whatever happened to The Man on the Clapham Omnibus? The mythical embodiment of reasonableness ...


  1. Foot tappin', finger snappin', do The Clapham!

  2. Damn! Didn't think of that one. Nice one PC! Sounds suspiciously like Go Kart Mozart.

  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dQQrgyMpF8 More Kipper songs ...