Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It? CD

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The Can You Dig It? CD was recorded at London’s Fortress Studios by Nick Trepka and is smartly presented in a jewel case. It features 16 original comic songs about growing your own vegetables.

Track Listing

1. John Innes
Speculation about the origins of John Innes. Why is he in my compost?
Music & lyrics by Dan Woods
Accordion & lead vocals: Dan Woods
Ukulele & backing vocals: Jo Stephenson
Mandolin: Donald Newholm

2. To Whoever Stole My Giant Marrow

Based on a sign Jo saw on someone’s plot on her allotment, which read: “To Whoever Stole My Giant Marrow, I Hope It Does You No Good.”
Music & lyrics by Jo Stephenson
Additional music by Dan Woods
Ukulele & lead vocals: Jo Stephenson
Accordion & backing vocals: Dan Woods
Guitar: Donald Newholm

3. Derrick The Evil Pigeon
The story of Derrick, a pigeon who became supreme leader of the world.
Music & lyrics by Dan Woods
Piano & lead vocals: Dan Woods
Ukulele, backing vocals & children’s choir: Jo Stephenson

4. Alan
A power ballad. Jo declares her love for the cuddly gardening presenter Alan Titchmarsh.
Music & lyrics by Jo Stephenson
Ukulele & vocals: Jo Stephenson
Piano: Dan Woods
Bass guitar: Charlie Pyne
Drums & guitar: Nick Trepka

5. Daniel Don’t Like Veg
Jo wrote this song about one of her best friends, Daniel, who doesn’t like vegetables.
Lyrics by Jo Stephenson
Music by Dan Woods
Piano, lead vocals & cucumber trumpet: Dan Woods
Ukulele & backing vocals: Jo Stephenson
Bass: Charlie Pyne

6. A Sprout Is Not Only For Christmas
A campaign to promote the year-round consumption of sprouts.
Music & lyrics by Jo Stephenson
Additional music by Dan Woods
Ukulele & lead vocals: Jo Stephenson
Piano, accordion & shouting: Dan Woods

7. Greenfingers
Jo had a nightmare about a brilliant gardener.
Music & lyrics by Jo Stephenson
Ukulele & vocals: Jo Stephenson
Guitar: Nick Trepka

8. Can You Dig It?
No, the soil’s too hard.
Music & lyrics by Jo Stephenson
Ukulele & vocals: Jo Stephenson
Accordion & vocals: Dan Woods

9. The World’s Hottest Red Hot Chilli
A man is determined to win first prize in the vegetable show. This is the story of how he defeated his rival Mr Pinkerton.
Music & lyrics by Dan Woods
Piano & vocals: Dan Woods
Ukulele: Jo Stephenson
Bass: Charlie Pyne

10. The Expert
A tribute to Dr DG Hessayon, author of “The Vegetable & Herb Expert” and lover of chemicals.
Music & lyrics by Dan Woods & Jo Stephenson
Ukulele & vocals: Jo Stephenson
Accordion & speaking: Dan Woods

11. Bumper Crop
The adventures of a man who hates wasting food and has a glut of garlic.
Music & lyrics by Dan Woods
Accordion & vocals: Dan Woods
Ukulele: Jo Stephenson

12. Mary The Cabbage Girl
The story of a girl who loved her cabbages more than her man.
Music & lyrics by Dan Woods
Piano & vocals: Dan Woods
Ukulele: Jo Stephenson
Gourd banjo: Flatfoot Johnny
Fiddle: Dan Woods
Bass: Charlie Pyne

13. Shove Off John
Jo’s allotment neighbour often gives her tips. She would like to dedicate this song to him.
Music & lyrics by Jo Stephenson
Ukulele & lead vocals: Jo Stephenson
Accordion & backing vocals: Dan Woods

14. Rap Battle: Gardener vs Slug
A traditional rap battle.
Lyrics by Jo Stephenson & Dan Woods
Gardener: Jo Stephenson
Slug: Dan Woods
Hip-hop production by Nick Trepka

Bonus archive material from around 1946

15. All My Friends Are Vegetables
The tragedy of a man who has become socially isolated.
Music & lyrics by Dan Woods
Piano & vocals: Dan Woods
Ukulele: Jo Stephenson
Bass: Charlie Pyne
Washboard: Nick Trepka

16. Somethin’s Been Nibblin’ Me Pumpkins
A traditional music hall number about garden pests.
Music & lyrics by Jo Stephenson
Ukulele & vocals: Jo Stephenson
Honky-tonk piano: Dan Woods
Bass: Charlie Pyne