Cousin Kevin Model Child (Pete Townshend) BMG Music o/b/o Towser Tunes

From the "Odds & Sods" liner notes by Brian Cady.

Produced by Kit Lambert in late 1968

A song written to bridge "Fiddle About" and "Cousin Kevin" when they were next to each other in early Tommy songlists. The song was dropped when a change in the song order separated them. John and Pete sing Uncle Ernie's part and Keith sings Cousin Kevin's.

This track was listed erroneously as being composed by John Entwistle. Matt Kent and Andy Neill uncovered in 2002 that Pete was actually the author.

Also available, in a different mix, on the 2003 Tommy Deluxe Edition. Track 12 on the 1998 Odds & Sods

I got up this morning and did fifty-five press-ups, Dad!
I brushed my teeth since breakfast and I threw away my Playboy that's bad!
The Ferrari's in the garage and I gave it a wash just for you!
But please don't make me come to the theatre; it's so uncool!

I'll babysit my cousin and I promise not to tease him, oh no
I'll caress his little haircut and do everything to please him, oh
I'll watch him like a hawkeye in case a fit should seize him
But please don't make me come to the theatre; it's so grim!

Kevin's a model child
Always as good as gold
Kevin is never wild
Always does as he's told

 

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Source Length notes
Odds & Sods 1:26
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