Any Old Iron (song)

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"Any Old Iron" is a British music hall song written by Charles Collins, Fred E. Terry and E.A. Sheppard. The song was made famous by Harry Champion, who sang it as part of his act and who later recorded it.

Other versions[edit]

  • The Barron Knights used the tune and some of the lyrics of the song in a satire on punk, in the late 1970s.
  • Snuff (band) included the song as a previously unreleased track on their 2005 compilation: Six Of One, Half A Dozen Of The Other 1986-2002.
  • There is a sequence in the movie "Yellow Submarine" when the real Beatles are confronted with their look-alikes trapped in a blue glass sphere, inspiring John to go off on an abstruse invocation of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, to which Paul's response is to sing 'Any old Ein! Any old Ein! Any any any old Einstein!'
  • Scunthorpe United ("The Iron") have adopted this song, and it is played before all of their home games.
  • Top Gear Series 18 sang the song in jest as Richard drove a classic Morgan through a corner.