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The TV Cream Songbook: Build yourself a word

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It’s time for another of TVC’s musical reimaginings.

Once again we’ve dipped into the bountiful back catalogue of Sir Derek Griffiths and come up with the unofficial BBC 12″ remix of everyone’s favourite toe-tapping ode to the rules of adding “ing” to verbs, as featured on Look and Read.

The original song, which is only about 60 seconds long, is here presented in a brand new four-and-a-half minute version replete with, naturally, Maestro Griffiths plus Charles Collingwood, the TV Cream Symphony Orchestra* and, erm, some scratching.

It all makes musical sense, honest, but why not hear for yourself.

You can download our arrangement of the sublime ‘Why don’t you build yourself a word?’, or listen to it right here:


*Funding for the TVCSO was cut by George Osborne this week, but as it’s a fictional orchestra not a penny will be saved, so tough luck George. Here’s a decidedly non-fictional two fingers in your general direction.



  1. gareth jones

    October 24, 2010 at 12:20 am

    just listened to this and it was 4:30 of pure class.please confirm the b side is magic ‘e’ or at the very least an extended ‘heads and tails’ !

  2. Martin M

    October 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I can’t recall ever hearing it but surely ‘Magic E’ was sampled and used on at least one rave tune during the early ’90’s?

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