The song itself is a bit of a nonsense but it is a fun song with a nice beat and it’s also a song that is easy to sing along with. If you have not heard the song and have no idea what I’m talking about just search for the full title, as above, on YouTube and have a listen.
The Avons were a British pop group comprising two sisters-in-law, Valerie Murtagh and Elaine Murtagh along with Raymond S Adams. Originally it was just the two girls and they were known as ‘The Avon Sisters’ but, of course, once Raymond was added they had to change their name.
The song was written by a well-known American songwriter Bob Hilliard (who wrote a number of hit songs) and Lee Julian Pockriss who, too, was a prolific and a well-known songwriter. The song therefore has an excellent pedigree. Incidentally it was Lee Pockriss who wrote ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’, a song which is always fascinated me for its lyrics.
The Avons recorded some further follow-ups but none of them were as successful. However, the two sisters-in-law wrote the song version of ‘Dance On’ which was an instrumental hit for The Shadows and a vocal it for Kathy Kirby.
Again according to the Wikipedia, Valerie Murtagh, under the name of Valerie Avon, continued songwriting with Harold Spiro and wrote the UK entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, Long Live Love.
This is an interesting little song and one that, curiously, I heard played on the radio a year or so ago proving that unusual songs like this continue to be popular songs.