Original London Cast Of Fings Ain't What They Used T'Be - Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be

Original London Cast Of Fings Ain't What They Used T'Be - Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be

Catalogue Code: 710032

Barcode: 5050457100322

Release Date: 14 Mar 2011

After notable success with writing pop songs, Lionel Bart tried his hand at musicals as the 1950s drew to a close, first with Lock Up Your Daughters (for which he wrote the lyrics) and then Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be, for which he wrote the music and lyrics. Based on the play by Frank Norman, Fings was unique in that it was written almost entirely in the Cockney dialect, prompting a dozen or so phrases to be explained in the theatre programme! Originally staged at the Theatre Royal Stratford East by Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop, it eventually transferred to the Garrick Theatre in the West End. The cast recording album was a Top 5 chart success.

1. Overture
2. G'night Dearie
3. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be
4. Where It's Hot
5. The Ceilin's Comin' Down
6. Contempery
7. Entr'acte
8. Cochran Will Return
9. Polka Dots
10. Meatface
11. Where Do Little Birds Go?/ Big Time/ Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be (Reprise)
12. Carve Up!
13. Cop A Bit Of Pride
14. The Student Ponce
15. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be