The title of previous entry
was an attempted pun on this phrase, which inspired (???) me to go ahead and finish the job.
This is a little jingle that BBC played often during the 1970s changeover from honest pounds and shillings to decimal pounds and Pee. The transition was done one store at a time. Stores that had switched to the new fake system were required to deal only in the fake currency, and unswitched stores were required to use only the old honest system.
The jingle told people what to expect:
LSD shops have LSD prices, LSD shops give LSD change. Decimal shops have decimal prices, decimal shops give decimal change.
Far as I can tell it's not available online as such. It may be contained in some long clip of BBC output from that era, but it's not specifically referenced.
Since I've been singing the bloody thing for 40 years, might as well go ahead and present my rendition. The original was done in an East End dialect, so I've been singing it that way ... but I'll skip my undoubtedly wrong dialect and just use normal American English. I believe
I've got the tune right, but after 40 years of constant repetition it may have been reshaped. No way to recalibrate.
Recorded using my homemade Condensed/r Microphone,
which sounds exactly like what it is!
Here's the MP3
for what it's worth.
Maybe the sheer awfulness of my rendition will inspire someone to upload the real thing
from an old tape.
Labels: Metrology, TMI