Saturday 3 July 1971, Uxbridge

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We did the same more or less

as we did every Saturday night

We went to a few pubs,

we had a few pints, had a fight,

(well nearly...more of a scuffle really)

met up with a few mates,

played pool, told a few gags

looked at dirty mags


Meanwhile, upstairs in Burtons,

our girlfriends continued to dance

around their handbags


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Martin Elder

Sun 21st Oct 2018 22:45

I remember disco's like that , many of which were large baronial affairs with a bar round the edge were the blokes would stand drinking and watching until the slow dance came on !

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Brian Maryon

Sun 21st Oct 2018 08:51

Thanks guys for interest shown.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 20th Oct 2018 13:16

Something of a common sense ritual here, I guess...held
in the mind's eye by these lines.
I've not been into dancing myself although, ironically, I
admire and enjoy the expertise displayed on film and stage.

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Brian Maryon

Sat 20th Oct 2018 08:40

Jane, Don - perhaps this practise never reached US or Oz? When I went to discos in my teens it was common to see the girls put their handbags on the floor in a pile and then dance around them. Handbags then did not have a long strap so couldn't be worn, and you couldn't dance with it in your hand, so for security you put it in the pile so you could keep your eye on it. Also, dancing tended to be girls only for most of the evening...the blokes propped up the bar until they had the dutch courage to venture out onto the dancefloor.

<Deleted User> (19836)

Sat 20th Oct 2018 08:24

Funny! Dance around a man..yes. Dance around a bag...Why? ?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 20th Oct 2018 06:26

Dancing around bags.. So true. ?

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Don Matthews

Sat 20th Oct 2018 00:57

I'm bit perplexed with this
The chicks that dance round bags
To me they look more like, Brian
Far from chicks, more hags

I may have got this all wrong
I'm not from your UK
The 3rd July of 71?
Don't know what to more say ?

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