Gangnam Style – Lily the Pink

Sometimes you can only long for the simpler days of the novelty hits of the 1960s. No flashy videos, no autotune. Back in those days you had to rely on trombones and tubas if you wanted it to be clear that it was a comedy song.

And in 1968, that’s what The Scaffold did, taking the folk song The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham, switching the lyrics to an altogether sillier set, and recording Lily the Pink, which got to number one in the UK and Ireland:

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