As a writer he was brahma. He must have been a pencil … There ain't half been some clever bastards Lucky bleeders! Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee De dump di dump de dump-dump-diddle li-lee. My Account; Wish List There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bas-tards. Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee De dump di dump de dump-dump-diddle li-lee. Lucky bleeders! There ain't half been som Van Gogh did some eyeball pleasers He must have been a pencil squeezer He didn't do the Mona Lisa That was an Italian geezer. As a writer he was drama. Although this song was not a single it did come as a bonus track on his album. Velvet jackets and pyjamas, "The Gay Divorcee" and other dramas. He claimed atoms were the littlest. Probably got help from their mum (who had help from her mum). There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bas-tards… As UK music legend Ian Dury said “There ain’t half been some clever bastards” and with a title like that, who else but Keith Smith, our resident business development rock star to be the author? Obviously, the song is a fun tune and very tongue in cheek. Who They Mention: Noel Coward. Segovia. Ian Dury & The Blockheads', "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards" The Lyrics: Noel Coward was a charmer. Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee De dump di dump de dump-dump-diddle li-lee. Okey-dokey! Oh! Now that we've had some, Let's hope that there's lots more to come. Listen to There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards by Ian Dury & The Blockheads, 1,890 Shazams, featuring on Classic Punk Essentials, and Alternative Hits: 1977 Apple Music playlists. Submitted by: Jimmy Jones. Noel Coward was a charmer. Ab7 A7 There ain't half been, Some clever bastards, Cmaj7 Bm7 Now that we've had some, Am7 Let's hope that there's, G D7 Lots more to come. Ian Dury & The Blockheads', "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards" The Lyrics: Van Gogh did some eyeball pleasers. Hit me! As a writer he was brahma. When you did a bit of splitting-em-ness Frighten everybody shitless There ain't half been some clever bastards. Official Ian Dury There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards lyrics at CD Universe. Chorus 4: Ab7 A7 There ain't half been, Some clever bastards, D (Lucky bleeders, Lucky bleeders), A7 There ain't half been, D Some clever bas-tards. There ain't half been some clever bastards. As a writer he was brahma. There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bas-tards. Interlude: D D/B D/A G, D + Verse 4: G D7 Okey-dokey! Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities: " There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards " The Lyrics: Van Gogh did some eyeball pleasers. There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bastards. The B-side was "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards", written by Dury and Russell Hardy, his co-writer from their time in the pub-rock band Kilburn and the High Roads. Wah wah wah! Segovia. Noel Coward was a charmer. Okey-dokey! Now that we've had some, let's hope that there's lots more to come. Who They Mention: Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci. Now that we've had some, let's hope that there's lots more to come. As a writer he was brahma. He didn't do the Mona Lisa, That was an Italian geezer. Read about there ain't half been some clever bastards by Ian Dury and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Velvet, jackets and pyjamas, The gay divorce and other dramas. There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bas-tards. Segovia. Ian Dury & The Blockheads Lyrics "Dance Of The Screamers" So I'm screaming this to you. -----Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee De dump di dump de dump-dump-diddle lum-lee. Contributor: Neil Waite. Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee De dump di dump de dump-dump-diddle li-lee. Watch the video for There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards from Ian Dury and the Blockheads's Do It Yourself (Deluxe Edition) for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. He claimed atoms were the littlest. Lyrics. So, enjoy the song and check out the lyrics too. Oh! Segovia. He didn't do the Mona Lisa, That was an Italian geezer. Toggle navigation. Einstein can't be classed as witless. There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bas-tards. Now that we've had some, Let's hope that there's lots more to come. The song affectionately describes the achievements of Noël Coward , Vincent van Gogh and Albert Einstein in a working class (specifically Cockney ) manner and amusingly describes Leonardo da Vinci as an 'Italian geezer'. There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bastards. Okey-dokey! Van Gough did some eyeball pleasers. He claimed atoms were the littlest. There ain't half been some clever bastards. Noel Coward was a charmer. Segovia. Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick Lyrics: In the deserts of Sudan / And the gardens of Japan / From Milan to Yucatán / Every womans, every man / Hit me with your rhythm stick / Hit me! Oh! There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bastards. There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards; Clever Trevor; Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick What A Waste! There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards: Stiff BUY 38 (B-side) Spasticus (Autisticus) Lord Upminster: Sueperman's Big Sister: Laughter: What A Waste: Stiff BUY 27: I Want To Be Straight: Stiff BUY 90 : Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick: Stiff BUY 38 . And Ian was certainly one of those. As a writer he was brahma. Chorus 1: Ab7 A7 There ain't half been some clever bastards, D (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders), A7 D There ain't half been some clever bas-tards. He didn't do the Mona Lisa, That was an Italian geezer. … Ian Dury. Okey-dokey! Velvet jackets and pyjamas, "the gay divorce" and other dramas. There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards Lyrics by Ian Dury at Lyrics On Demand There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bas-tards. He must have been a pencil squeezer. He must have been a pencil squeezer. There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards This song is by Ian Dury and the Blockheads and appears on the album Do It Yourself (1979). why should I feel bad about something I ain’t ‘ad such stupidness is mad cos nothing underfoot comes to nothing less to add to a load of old toot and I ain’t half not half co there’s nowhere to put it even if I ‘ad i’m a bit of a Jack the Lad knock me down with a feather Clever Trevor widebrows wonder wether Clever Trevor’s clever Interlude: D D/B D/A G, Daug Verse 2: G D7 Van Gough did some eyeball pleasers, C D7 G E7 A7 D7 He must have been a pencil squeezer. There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bastards THERE AIN'T HALF BEEN SOME CLEVER BASTARDS Ian Dury & The Blockheads Noel Coward was a charmer. Oh! Okey-dokey! Van Gough did some eyeball pleasers. Spasticus (Autisticus) Sweet Gene Vincent; Wake Up And Make Love With Me Fucking Ada; Blockheads; Plaistow Patricia; Razzle In My Pocket As a writer he was brahma. "There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards" "Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3" "Common As Muck" "Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3" [12" version] Bonus CD (2CD Edsel release) Tracks 1-6: demos; tracks 7-17 from the "Stiff’s Live Stiffs" tour 1977 "This Is What We Find" "Boogie Woogie (Duff 'Em Up)" "Quiet" "Inbetweenies" [backing track] Segovia. The B side is absolute gold and outstrips the A side for mine. There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bas-tards. Sign In; Create Account; Gift Cards; Get Support; My Account. He calls out Mark Ritson and asks, do marketers need a marketing education? The gay divorcee and other dramas There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bas-tards Van Gogh did some eyeball pleasers He must have been a pencil squeezer He didn't do the Mona Lisa That was an Italian geezer There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever … There ain't half been some clever bastards (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders) There ain't half been some clever bas-tards. Okey-dokey! Noel Coward was a charmer. Einstein can’t be classed as witless. Noel Coward was a charmer. Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee De dump di dump de dump-dump-diddle li-lee. Lyrics for There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards by Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Einstein can't be classed as witless. Now that we've had some, Let's hope that there's lots more to come. Many of my fellow Ozzies first heard of Uncle Ian when he hit us with his rhythm stick but flip the 45 if you have it. 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