So What

Crompton-Jones, 1961Recorded: 17-08-61

Johnny Kidd (vocals) - Alan Caddy (lead) - Brian Gregg (bass) - Clem Catinni (drums) - "Thunderclap" Jones (piano)

Minor classic "So What" was the b-side to "Please Don't Bring Me Down". Co-writer Morgan "Thunderclap" Jones supplied the very effective piano accompaniment, and the song would have made a very interesting choice for the topside. It proves that the heart of rock 'n' roll was not dead, only a touch out of fashion until the Beatles hit the mark. It also rounds off the first "classic" Pirate line-up era, before they jumped ship to become Cabinboys backing Colin Hicks. The recording is notable for having a much fuller sound that the topside it accompanied.

 
I've never had a penny to my name
Reckon I'll always be the same
A lot of people say it's true
But I don't care if they do
So what - I've still got you

As long as you're in love with me
That's the way it's gonna be
We'll maybe I'm a little blue
Well honey that's nothin' new
So what - I've still got you

     That's right, come on now
     Squeeze me tight
     Hmm Hmm that's nice
     Every time you kiss me I'm in Paradise

I love you baby, yes indeed
You give me everything I need
And all the other chicks I knew
I wonder where they did theirs too
So what - I've still got you

(instrumental break)

I love you baby, yes indeed
You give me everything I need
And all the other chicks I knew
I wonder where they did theirs too
So what - I've still got you
So what - I've still got you
 
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