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Broken Hearted Lover's Stew was the opening number of the December 23, 1970 episode. It was sung by Benny Hill on a kitchen-like set, accompanied by The Ladybirds dressed as maids doing vocals. The song has a lot in common with the song My Garden Of Love inasmuch as both songs use a lot of symbolic metaphors.

Lyrics[]

And there's a heartache and a memory and just a tear or two,
In a broken-hearted lover's stew.

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There are nine carrots to remind me of the ring I bought for you,
Some mint for all the lovely things we mint to do,
A lettuce 'cause your mom and dad would not let us alone,
I won't put in the truffles, you've got truffles of your own.

An artichoke for the hearty jokes your father used to tell,
And as he was a Welshman, we'll have a leek as well.
And your cousin, the religious one, so sanctimonious,
For him some loaves and fishes 'cause that's all he ever does.

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And there's a heartache and a memory and just a tear or two,
In a broken-hearted lover's stew.

There is a swede for the Scandinavian man you left for me,
An egg because you used to egg me on incessantly,
And your little baby brother, what a messy little kid,
For him some wine and water 'cause that's all he ever did.

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Oh, I was fond of olives, and you liked herbs I know,
I gave up seeing Olive, but Herb didn't want to go.
So for the man who won you there is one thing I must do,
But in some sage and onions 'cause he wants stuffing too.

And there's a heartache and a memory and just a tear or two,
In a broken-hearted lover's stew.

Oh, poo!

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