Chas and Dave

Chas and Dave series #3

Continueing an occasional series on the greats of Cockney song, Chas and Dave, this poster caught my eye recently on the Isle of Wight.

Chas and Dave poster on Isle of Wight
Chas and Dave play the Isle of Wight

Not sure if this is part of the yearly Isle of Wight festival – setting for the final  UK appearance of Jimi Hendrix. Probably.

Incidentally there is no truth in the rumour that Dave is not the original Dave.

Finally to confirm, the “Try before you buy” slogan above does NOT apply to either Chas or Dave. Payment up front, preferably in cash, is the norm.


Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

The first edition of this poem had the line printed thus :
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep

A subtle change of meaning…