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25/05/2018 - 'I'm not dead, my big toe is ringing the bell'

Listeners debate the expression 'saved by the bell'. Meanwhile 'south paw' starts a whole other discussion.

Sean wonders where the expression 'saved by the bell' comes from. In one corner, listeners think it all started with boxing, but others reckon they used to tie a bell to your big toe just in case you weren't actually dead. Sean is keen on the boxing theory, but concedes he might be wrong about that - and anyway, he's moved on to the phrase South Paw, where on earth did that come from?

Plus for Sing-a-long Friday, music from Tony Christie, Joe Dolan, Bonnie Owens, Don Williams and Los Del Rio's 'Macarena'.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Tony Christie

    Amarillo

  • Tony Orlando & Dawn

    Candida

  • Raymond Froggatt

    Roly

  • Paper Lace

    Billy Don't BE A Hero

  • Los del Río

    Macarena

  • Chris Barber

    Down By The Riverside

  • Elvis Presley

    Judy

  • Bill Haley

    Rock Around The Clock

  • Merle Haggard & Bonnie Owens

    Forever And Ever

  • Fats Domino

    Be My Guest

  • Don Williams

    I Wouldn't Want To If You Didn't Love Me

  • Lou Bega

    Mambo No 5

  • Neil Diamond

    Solitary Man

  • Bellamy Bros

    If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body

  • The Beach Boys

    Sloop John B

  • Joe Dolan

    It's You

  • Dominic Behan

    Liverpool Lou

  • Daniel Boone

    Beautiful Sunday

  • Marty Robbins

    18 Yellow Roses

  • Roy Orbison

    Beautiful Dreamer

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