“Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” lyric sheet with notes
Ca. 1978. Spirit duplicate. 1 pp. with handwritten notes in pencil and pen. 4to (8 ½ x 11in.) Good condition with creases and small hole at top of sheet. Item #4851
Draft copy of the lyrics to the 1979 hit “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” by Ian Dury & The Blockheads containing notes written in the hand of Ian Dury. The lyrics on the sheet contain slight discrepancies with the lyrics for the released song, suggesting that they were still being drafted and reworked when Dury marked up this sheet. Also contains notes for the music, likely for Dury’s songwriting partner, Chaz Jankel. “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” reached No. 1 in the UK in January, 1979 and would be the biggest hit of Dury’s career.