And there we have it, the ‘Chink & The Child’ Trilogy is now complete. Here’s the third and final song and time for the murderous East End father to have his say.
Crunch time in any relationship is when it’s time to meet the parents. ‘Don’t worry they’ll love you!’ rings in your ears as you knock on the front door. And after an eternity of introductions and greetings, you’re swept up in a whirlwind of smalltalk, double helpings of kidney risotto and an erotic encounter with the family Labradoodle before being dumped
onto the family couch to watch panorama wedged between father and son who wants to arm wrestle you and smells like cheese and onion crisps. Or it goes badly and their father was to take your very life.
This is exactly the situation that two of the three central figures in our trilogy of songs based on Thomas Burke’s short story, ‘The Chink and the Child’. find themselves in.
Luckily for me the only threat my father-in-law posed to me was that he would sit me down and explain the inner workings of the economic system of Guinea-Bissau or layout in fine detail, exactly why a 1973 Hillman Hunter does more miles to the gallon than a 1974 Hillman Hunter. Or was it 1975…
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