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"You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)" is a song by Andy Partridge under the pseudonym "Sir John Johns." It appeared on and was released as a single for the 1987 Dukes of Stratosphear LP Psonic Psunspot and the co-released CD compilation Chips from the Chocolate Fireball.

"Albert Brown" and "The Mole from the Ministry" are the only Dukes tracks with promo videos.

Single tracklistingEdit

7" singleEdit

  1. A-side: "You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)"
  2. B-side: "Vanishing Girl" (The Red Curtain)

12" singleEdit

  1. A-side 1: "You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)"
  2. A-side 2: "Vanishing Girl"
  3. B-side 1: "The Mole from the Ministry"
  4. B-side 2: "My Love Explodes"

QuotesEdit

Andy: “ ‘You're A Good Man Albert Brown’ is pub psychedelia; an attempt to be anyone who ever did a pub single . . . it's the sound of the pub on the corner of Carnaby Street.” Dave: “The Wah-Wah and Sceptre!” Andy: “There'd be a Chelsea Pensioner sitting outside — Steve Marriot's grandad! Jimi Hendrix would be popping in between sets at The Marquee for half pints . . . it's like Oscar's ‘Over The Wall We Go’, Whistling Jack Smith's ‘I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman’, ‘The Universal’, a couple of Bonzos things.”

Gary Pig Gold: “'67 Kinks Khorus with a Rutles dash. Piano solo Mungo Jerry 1970 (early!). Laughing at end from end of ‘We're Only in it for the Money’ (the song based on Kafka's ‘Penal Colony’ ...forget the name...)”

LyricsEdit

Well you're a good man Albert Brown

And you was wounded in the war

And though you shot some people down

You're still a good man Albert Brown

Well you're a good man Albert Brown

Though you are drunk upon the floor

And if you're buying the next round

Then you're a good man Albert...


Brown was the colour of the mud across the Somme

Red was the blood you spilled upon it

Pink were the fingers of the nurse who dressed your wound

White was the starch upon her bonnet

And you married that nurse

And her name was Else

And then along came dad


Well you're a good man Albert Brown

And you was wounded in the war

And though you shot some people down

You're still a good man Albert Brown

Well you're a good man Albert Brown

Though you are drunk upon the floor

And if you're buying the next round

...I'll have another pint of...


Brown is the colour of your old walking boots

Green is the cash you'd love to squander

Gold is the colour of your wife's faithful heart

So get yourself home, no more to wander

And you married that nurse

And her name's still Else

And another child was had


Well you're a good man Albert Brown

And you was wounded in the war

And though you shot some people down

You're still a good man Albert Brown

Well you're a good man Albert Brown

Though you are drunk upon the floor

And if you're buying the next round

Then you're a good man Albert Brown

VideosEdit

PromoEdit

Promo video for "You're a Good Man Albert Brown." Uploaded by YouTube user "Lokrume04."

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