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There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis

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Released  May 1981
Genre  Country pop
Format  7" Vinyl
Label  Polydor
A-side  There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis
B-side  Hard To Believe There's a Guy... (country version)

"There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" was Kirsty MacColl's first hit single, charting in the UK at #14 in 1981, and remaining in the charts for nine weeks. It reached #9 in the Irish charts. A promotional version was released in the USA which referenced a truck stop as opposed to the very British chip shop, but this was only available to DJs and did not get a full release.

Norwegian singer Elisabeth Andreasson covered the song on her 1981 country album Angel of the Morning, with lyrics in Swedish by Hasse Olsson as "Killen ner' på Konsum svär att han är Elvis" ("The guy down Konsum" swears he's Elvis).

Track listing

  1. "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" (K. MacColl / P. Rambow)
  2. "Hard to Believe" (K. MacColl)
  3. "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis (country version)" (K. MacColl / P. Rambow)

References

There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis Wikipedia


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