Time for some comedy
Kirsty MacColl was an English singer and songwriter. She was the daughter of folk singer Ewan MacColl, though he had little to do with her music career. She started recording as a member of the band Drug Addix, using the name Mandy Doubt, and released 1 single Gay Boys in Bondage in 1978. She was then given a solo recording contract and released her 1st solo single in 1979. On 18 December, 2000, Kirsty was diving with her sons in the National Marine Park in Cozumel in Mexico, when she pushed her eldest son out of the way of a speeding boat, belonging to Mexican millionaire Guillermo González Nova, saving her son's life but losing her own.
There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis (also known as Chip Shop for short) was originally released on the 1981 album Desperate Character and as a single. It is about a relationship with problems where the singer suspects that their lover is lying and cheating, and the singer brings this up by comparing them to the guy who works down the chip shop and swears that he is Elvis Presley. It is a tongue in cheek questioning the fidelity of the singer’s lover with a serious undertone giving the song a tragic comedic feel that will have you smiling while you feel your heart break.
You can buy There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis on iTunes.
You can follow Kirsty on her Website, and Kirsty MacColl Fan Gang group on Facebook. You can buy her music on iTunes.