On Radio nostalgie this morning 'the font' caught snippets of a Jimmy Dean obituary. From somewhere deep, deep in the psyche came the memory of a song I must last have heard when I was five or six - Bid Bad John or was it Big Bad Tom ? Some saccharine ballad about a coalminer holding up the collapsing roof of a mine to let his colleagues escape. Over the breakfast croissant 'the font' looked bemused as I attempted to sing it. Does anyone else remember the song ? The final tear jerking basso profundo line went something along the lines of 'at the bottom of the mine lies a big man - Big Bad John / Tom'.
It's 'the fonts' birthday so we're off into the mountains for a celebratory dinner.I'm told the place has a wonderful wine list. Tomorrows post may therefore be a little later than usual. The chef will be preparing chicken and rice for Wilf.