A Tribute Song to Errol Flynn

09 Oct

Found this… a tribute song to Errol.  Nice
to see our younger generation having some
appreciation of the Colonel.  I'm sure he'd
be impressed.

A note here: “here are the lyrics to “Errol”, by Australian Crawl.
I had to look up all the words on the net, as of course, no-one can ever
understand what the hell James Reyne was singing half the time.”

Convict state
It just don't rate
He want to get higher
Apple Isle, the inbred smile
He's going to get by'a
His mother's hand
He could not stand
He left for the islands
To fish and hunt
He take a punt
The New Guinea Highlands

Ohhh Errol
I would give everything just to be like him

He had to go
The Sirocco
He's sailin the high seas
Hollywood, Captain Blood
He's billing the Nazi's
Took a rebel stand
Coast of Mexico
He want to pounce
Like an animal
To girls he just can't say no

Ohhh Errol
I would give everything just to be like him(x2)

He had them all
Screamin for more
He play the wild scene
Ah scandalise, no compromise
He's down on his knees
He was the King
The toast of Tinseltown
They build him up
They took it all
And then they just cut him down

Ohhh Errol
I would give everything just to be like him(x2)

Don't tell me it's true
I don't wanna hear about it (4x)

Ohhh Errol
I would give everything just to be like him(4x )

Frankly I have trouble with understanding the
singer.  But the main point here, is that is
a great little tribute based on whatever less
or greater knowledge the songwriter had about
Flynn. Reads like he read MWWW.


— Russ McClay


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  1. Anonymous

    June 4, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I REALLY should find some time to browse the archives! That's the song at the end of “Tasmanian Devil” – thanks for posting it here!!!!

  2. Anonymous

    June 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

  3. Anonymous

    June 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Hi Inga;
    Here is the video and Russ is right, it is hard to understand the singer. Best to have the lyrics handy when playing the video!

  4. Anonymous

    June 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks, Tina! As I said, I knew the song from “Tasmanian Devil” where it accompanies the end credits, but never understood the text, so it was great to find it here.

  5. Anonymous

    June 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I remember it well–It was currently a hit when I was in Australia in '81.

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