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singer, songwriter, comedian, author, poet, broadcaster and multi-instrumentalist

Captain Paralytic and the Brown Ale Cowboys


Side 1
Brown Ale Cowboys Play a bit/ Enter Captain Paralytic/ Brum and a Giant Tortoise/ These are my Uncles/ God was a Golliwog/ Man ‘Nited Song
Side 2
The Rosy Cheeked Girls/ The Upper Echelon/ Bloody, Bloody, Bloody, Bloody/ The Old Green Iron Lamp
Side 3
Egremont – Gateway to Oblivia/ Mr. Fat Edgar/ Horizontal Lil/ Akroyd’s Funeral
Side 4
Captain Paralytic’s Polka- The Pishenstein Waltz/ Sonny’s Pain/ Manuel/ PBI.NKD.NP.BAGA./ Lochdale Ploughboy/ BAC’s play a bit more!

Philips 6641 798

This album was recorded live at York Theatre Royal with the help of all the staff [TA]
Recorded by Moonraker Mobile,
Engineer Bill Leader,
Producer Mike Harding,
Leather pictures George Butterworth and Stu Mawdsley.
Photos Pat Harding, Harry Ogden and me.
Design and Graphics Jackie Cockle.
To all of you – sincere tas.
Centre spread – Peterloo Graphics M/C

Thanks to all the Brown Ale Cowboys – Richie Close – keyboards and liver salts – Martin Alcock – bass and hotel roof – Pete Heywood – pedal steel and odour-eaters – Tony Relph – drums and illegal smile: – Neil, Dave and Jim – sound crew and Jack the Lad, Steve Van Driver – roadies




Remastered and reissued on CD in 2004
Moonraker Productions ‎– CDM0019

CD 1

1 Brown Ale Cowboys Play A Bit 0:40
2 Enter Captain Paralytic 14:13
3 Brum And A Giant Tortoise 3:39
4 These Are My Uncles 4:37
5 God Was A Golliwog 3:59
6 The Man ‘Nited Song 1:56
7 The Rosy Cheeked Girls 4:11
8 The Upper Echelon 12:46
9 Bloody, Bloody, Bloody, Bloody 4:09
10 The Old Green Iron Lamp 4:47


CD 2

1 Egremont – Gateway To Oblivia 7:40
2 Mr. Fat Cigar 3:25
3 Horizontal Lill 8:55
4 Ackroyd’s Funeral 7:17
5 Captain Paralytic’s Polka – The Pishenstein Waltz 3:03
6 Sonny’s Pain 10:01
7 Manuel 4:53
8 PB1.NKD.NP.BAGA 6:24
9 Lochdale Ploughboy 4:43


Bass – Martin Alcock
Drums – Tony Relph
Keyboards – Richie Close
Pedal Steel Guitar – Pete Heywood

Engineer – Bill Leader