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Section - 3.6 What are the spoken words in Chelsea Monday?

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In the beginning of the song you hear a man selling newspapers. What
exactly is said is not clear. According to Fish it is:

        "Evening Standard: final one!"

This may not be correct. More accurate is:

        "Evening Standard: late one!"

or:

        "News or Standard: late one!"

The speaker of the words is a Newspaper seller who, in London, stands
outside the subway stations selling evening papers to commuters on their
way home. The Evening Standard is a well known London newspaper published
in two editions. The Evening News was around for many years; it met it's
end when the London Area could no longer support two multiple-edition
evening newspapers (both the *Evening* Standard and Evening News were just
that - newspapers published during the afternoon for people to read in the
evening; there would be at least three editions of each published...)

For quite a while the Standard had "Evening News" in small type at the top
of the paper on the front page; it may well be that the Standard actually
"bought out" the News.

Halfway through the song, the following text is spoken, it describes what
was in the newspaper:


VOICE: "Hello John, did you see The Standard about four hours ago?
        Fished a young chick out of the Old Father
        Blonde hair, Blue eyes
        She said she wanted to be an actress or something
        Nobody knows where she came from, where she was going
        Funny thing was she had a smile on her face
        She was smiling
        What a waste!"

The Old Father is the river Thames, which runs through London, including
the Chelsea Area.

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