Guitar - Dobba
Vocals - Dobba, Norbert
Medley is a pretty strange Fingolstones production. It starts off with Dobba growling his way through an old traditional sea shanty, demonstrating the deep range that his vocals could reach when truly stretched. From there it launches straight into an up beat and jaunty rendition of an American Civil War song, "Oh Susanna".
Fans asked themselves "what the hell is all this about" and didn't really get it. The truth was that the song originally started out as a homage to Dobbas dream woman of the time, Carmelina Tozzi. The original lyrics are now sadly lost but the original chorus was:-
"Oh Carmelina don't you cry for me
For I'm coming up to Spital with a stiffy on my knee"
(Spital being the suburb of Chesterfield in which she resided)
The truth was that Dobba bottled it big time. He thought that the overtly sexual theme was pushing it a bit to far, plus he didn't want Carmelina to get wind of the song and think him to be nothing more than a pervert (which of course he was and still is), thus ruining his chances forever. It is a shame that he thought this way as the song, with the original lyrics could have been a classic. Its upbeat and very singalongable.
Ironically the extremely tame nature of the song was nothing compared with the filth that was to come later with the likes of "Sharon".
Even more ironically Dobba never did get it on with Carmelina. However Norbert was chased around the 6th Form Common Room by an irate Jonathon Wragg (Carmelinas then boyfriend) who thought that Norbert was making some kind of bid towards her, despite the fact that Norbert never actually fancied her. Fortunately an appearance by Bendy Grafton (6th Form teacher) soon put paid to Wraggys violent thoughts and Norbert escaped with nothing more than a dead arm.
Carmelina Tozzi, who the song wasn't about, but was really, if that makes sense.