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May 2004
Derbyshire Sitwells
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Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys: It's a Sinfin
tiny We've invented a new word for the english language - and we want your help to make it famous...



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Sitwell n Song or album title cleverly adapted to bring in a place name, person or theme.

'Mondegreens' was the term given to describe a humorously misheard song lyric - but that's so last year - we've got a new word for 2004!

Introducing 'Sitwell' - a completely fresh word for the dictionary. It's our term for a song or album title which has been rejigged ever-so-slightly to include a place name, person or general theme.

Have fun looking at the Derbyshire Sitwells below - and then we want you to add your own.

And who knows? Before long, the name could catch on and become world famous - and we'll all be able to say it started in Derbyshire.

So go on then, start spreading the word...

Sitwells you've suggested so far....

is this the way to derbyshire county
lucy derby

its a sinfin - pet shop boys
mick chesterfiled

Bob Marley's "No woman No Crich"
Rigsby - Derwent Heights

I was brought up to sing a well known carol with the line "all meanly wrapped in Swadlincote"
Frances, from Yorkshire (sorry) but from a Swad fa

Gene Pitney 24 hrs from Thulston
Dave Cluroe Whitby ONT Canada

I think it could be Avril Lavigne's Nobody's Home (at my house in Matlock)
Katie, Matlock

Paper back Riber, Beatles
Steve,Shirland

She's not a legend, she's only a Biggin er
Pete from Leeway

The little Thorpe Cloud that cried Johnny Ray I've got You (toxeter) under my skin Frank Sinatra Ilam of Dreams The Seekers When they Biggin the Beguine Eyam Baby Roy Orbison Chesterfield at Twilight (when the lights are low) Polly put the Kedleston (nursery rhyme)
Pete from Leeway

Everything I do, I do it for Youlgrave Straight from the Hartington Thought I'd died and gone to Heanor Somercotes of '69 Bryan Adams
Kate, Boulton Moor

How's about Duffield Queen from Abba or Another One Bites the Bakewell by Queen or even We're all going on a Derby holiday by Cliff Richard
Jaime, Derby

Eighties group - Hot Glossop
Angela, Derby

Al(freton) will always love you - Whitney Houston
Angela, Derby

Like a bridge over Shardlow waters
Angela, Derby

Normanton no cry - Bob Marley
Angela, Derby

I Beeley - Mario Lanza; Biggin the Beguine (by Cole Porter); Birchover troubled waters - Simon and Garfunkle; Don't Crich for me argentHeanor - Elaine Paige; Jumping Jack Flash - Stones; What kind of Foolow am I - Anthony Newley; Happy Holloway - Bing Crosby; Ilam in the sun - Harry Belafonte; A Litton on the lonely side - Patty Loveless; Sinfin in the Rain - Gene Kelly; Sinfin (in the way he moves) - Shirley Bassey; Swanwick (how I love you, how I love you my dear old Swanwick) - Al Jolson; Warslow Concerto (by Richard Addinsell - Theme from FILM Dangerous Moonlight; Winster Wonderland - Perry Como, Andrews Sisters.
Dennis, Sinfin

Light My Friargate - The Doors
Dennis, Sinfin

The sun has got his Hatton, hip, hip, hip, hooray; Sudbury Fields Forever - Beatles; Allenton Jail- Jo Stafford; Ible Gossip - Perry Como; Idle Glossop - Perry Como; April in Parwich - Sinatra, Basie band et al; Ashbourne Free - Matt Munro
Dennis, Sinfin

'What Alv-a-ston to deserve this?' by Pet Shop Boys
David, Derby

'I wouldn't Normanton-ly do this kind of thing' by Pet Shop Boys
David, Derby

There's a song in my dad's collection - I can't remember what it's called, American artist, but right at the start the main bloke is introducing the rest of his band. He says: "I found these guys, they were standing on a street corner, in Chesterfield!"
Gareth, Derby

(Chatsworth, hey) I like it Holmewood Bound You Can Call Me Al-freton
Mark , Cannock

Sinfin in the Air (Thunderclap Newman) You can Stenson, But the Noise Must Go (Johnny Guitar Watson) Dronfield in Motion (Mel & Tim)
Phil, Epsom

Gene Chandler with "The Duke of Earl Sterndale"
Rick from Littleover

Neil Young with "the Wayward Windley"
Rick from Littleover

"I wish it would rain(sway)" by the Smalley Faces?
Rick from Littleover

Glen Campbell with Alvaston oh Elvaston
Rick from Littleover

Anything by Elton, John!
Richard Matlock

Loscoe to the party
Lucy Ward Ilkeston

Me and the Roe-Farmer - The Housemartins
Stu

Stainsby boys
Daz, Holmewood

Land of Hope and Glory
Kieran, Darley Dale

Alport - Pilot
Gary - Heage

Locko-motion....Kylie Minogue
Gary, Heage

Heage aint heavy, Heage my brother - The Hollies
Gary, Heage

There's a guy works down the chip shop, swears he Elvaston - Kirsty McColl.
John, Derby

What about a National Anthem: Deutchland, Deutchalnd uber Alles(tree).
John, Derby

Riber White Swan....T Rex
Gary, Heage

Mack(worth) the Knife, (Duf)fields of Fire, The (Chester) Green, Green, Grass of Home.
Matt, Derby

"Eleanor Ripley", The Beatles
LP, Riddings

Duffield' Mouse - J Strauss
David, Derby

Ellen McArthur Park, In The Deep Mid Winster
Denis,Glasgow

Ashbourne To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Matt Bregazzi

How about... Lay Down Sawley by Eric Clapton
Andy Chaddesden

Pat Benetar, Love is a Chesterfield
LP, Riddings

Blue Mundy, by New Order
NN, Sinfin

It's got Derby perfect, by Fairground Attraction
NN, Sinfin

Biggin Japan
Lizzie

Send in the Clownes
Lizzie

Loveshack by the A52s
mark strelley, laandan

Don't cry for me, I'm from Heanor - Evita Musical
Adam, Derby

The Winner takes Etwall
Kieran, Darley Dale

Darley Abbey Rd
Micky Sheehan

Hey Mickley! Ha ha!
Micky Sheehan

Psycho Killermarsh - Talking Heads
Sidney, Sydney

Jennifer Ecclesbourne
Norm, Derby

Borrowash That Guy Right Out Of My Hair - from South Pacific
Wizard Man, South Normanton

Long Tall Sawley by The Beatles
Amy Berry, Derby

Come up and See Me (Makeney Smile) by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
Mike, Ilkeston

Eyam The Walrus
Sally Smedley, Derby

Spondon Deliver by Adam Ant
Ross, Nottingham

The Tideswell is High
JP, Matlock

I suggest Young Gifted and Blackwell!
Jamie, Borrowash

Feeling Chad All Over
Honey, Alvaston

Wuthering Heights of Abraham
Simon and Paul, Breaston

Higham Silver Lining by Jeff Beck
Trev, Rochdale

Smoke Gets In Your Isley Walton
Polly, Derby

Total Eclipse of the Hartington
Lucy, Derby

Message in a Shottle by Christine Aguilera
FT, Spondon

Eyam The One and Only
Lena, Oakwood

Markeaton Rifles by the jam
Pcliff, Allestree

Ride a White Swanwick
Gary, Derby

Money Money Moneyash (Abba)
Chris, Derby

How about "All Time High Tor"? or "The Spi-rite who Loved me"?
Adam, Derby

The Winster Takes It All
Ali, Alvaston

Anything by Terence Trent Derby or Fenny Bentley Rhythm Ace!
Stanley, Derby

Shake Rattle and Rolleston
P.Side

Thorn in my Pride(Park) by the Eurythmics.
Annie L, London

Heage So Fine by The Chiffons
Gloria, Buxton

Who could forget the all-time classic: G-Alvaston!
Sally, Hilton

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Peartree
McKenzie, Bedford

Circle in the Sandiacre
Graham, Nottingham

Bolsover Beethoven
Numbnut, San Francisco

Nothing Compares to Youlgreave
Marcus, Derby

Stanton in the Shadows of Love
Mr B, Derby

Whaley Bridge Over Troubled Water
Emma, Chaddesden

Jesus Crich Superstar
Mick, Somercotes

You can call me Allestree
Marcus, Derby

Brassington in Pocket
Verity, Swad

Wind Beneath My Wingerworth
Helen, Sandiacre

It's a Sinfin by the Pet Shop Boys
Andy, Sinfin

Ashbourne to be Wild
Clive, Derby

A View to a Kilburn
Sally, Borrowash

Ring My Belper
Bobby, Buxton

Ashbourne in the USA, Another Brick in the Etwall, The Fool on the Hilton
Harry, Mickleover




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