Little eBay find for you today. Sheet music from one of Mike Batt’s Womble songs Minuetto Allegretto. The song was first released on the ‘Remember you’re a Womble’ album and featured in the lyrics the many dancing attributes of a young Uncle Bulgaria. It was written with a little help from Mozart and his Symphony no.41 and has since ben released on a couple of Best Of’s.
What is nice to see is that the sheet music is adorned with a lovely drawing of Uncle Bulgaria by designer and creator Ivor Wood. Ivor’s trademark quick, sketchy line is shown in abundance here and it really lends Uncle Bulgaria a lively and expressive character. Sadly I’m not quite up to speed yet as to when this drawing was produced and whether it was always intended for use on the sheet music. There are other sheet music books out there with the same Ivor illustrations on so once they are tracked down a future blog post will make sure to tell the whole story.
In case you don’t remember this song, please find a little video of The Wombles live at Glastonbury in 2011 doing their version.