Happy Birthdays Billies


One of the things about my new band is that 50% of them are Capricorns. Then we find Mr M Tuddenham reports his birthday today (“Happy Birthday to You …”) and it’s Mick’s too around now. Meanwhile, tomorrow is my little sister’s, David Bowie’s, Shirley Bassey’s – and it would have been Elvis’s if only he’d stayed out of the karzi …

Any more out there?

To all you Billy Goats, here’s your song (with a pentatonic scale in there somewhere if I’m not much mistaken)

Happy Birthdays!

“A medicine doctor bought the billy goat, had a great big stage show
The billy goat got mad and butt him right down in the lonesome floor
So let him go, please, please, let him go, because he butt so hard till I can’t use him in our court no more”

It’s understandable huh?


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

12 thoughts on “Happy Birthdays Billies

  1. And the new band ? The Silly Billies?

  2. Good bet – after all the best ever name has been taken – mind you we’ve got two goats and two (ish) Mooks so we could be the Billy Mooks …

  3. Her’es a good old Irish song for all you goats out there….

  4. “Game of Thrones?” FerGIT it! “Game of Goats” isSO much better!!!! (Blimey.. I’ve been living in Ireland too long…)

  5. We’re so creative, us Capricorns. Thank you for the mention.

  6. Oscar…. Bullfrog booking, eh? Hmm, not a bad idea!!!

  7. Another Goat whose birthday is tomorrow!

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