Static caravan song makes for unlikely YouTube hit

Phil Ball (aka. Sillyplucker) serenades his static caravan
Phil Ball (aka. Sillyplucker) serenades his static caravan

Wednesday, 04, Jul 2012 10:36

by Tom Lowenstein

If you've ever been stuck inside your caravan when the weather outside was doing its 'Typical British Summer' routine, then you will surely be able to empathise with the inspiration for a hilarious new song that has appeared on YouTube.

Singer-songwriter Phil Ball, who goes by the name of Sillyplucker, wrote his Static Caravan Song on his ukulele while staying in his trusty holiday home, and his sideways look at the world of static holidaying is getting rave reviews.

With a chorus that goes "No matter where I roam/ from Dorset or to Bangor/ I'd like the world to know/ I'm a static caravanner", it is clear that Phil is certainly proud of his hobby.

Despite singing "There ain't enough room/ To swing a cat/ But I don't think that/ I'll be doing that", his affection for all things caravanning shines through in his lyrics and the video has gone down a storm with the Static Caravan Club.

"This is absolute comedy gold! The Static Caravan Club team have been singing this all day," SCC director Karl Metcalfe commented.

We challenge you to watch the video (below) and then not find yourself humming the catchy tune for the rest of the day!

Comments - What do you think?
Related stories

VIDEO: Exploring the forest with C&CC President David Bellamy

David Bellamy is best known for his nature shows on TV

The world-famous botanist David Bellamy joined CaravanTimes during National Camping and Caravanning Week 2012 to explain why he loves camping so much

Government's 5% static caravan tax could still damage industry

There are concerns over what effect a static caravan tax would have on the industry as a whole

The Government may have been forced into an embarrassing U-turn over its controversial caravan tax, but has now officially announced that a reduced VAT rate of five per cent will come into effect next year

fridge

hi can anyone help. I have a bailey pageant monarch series 7.  since I bought caravan the fridge blue light hasn't...

Bailey Pageant Vendee S5 Awning Size

We have just upgraded to a 2004 Bailey Pageant Vendee series 5 and our previous awning is now too small. I have f...

Reptiles towing mirrors

Has anyone tried Repusel towing mirrors?  They are a Dutch product and available on Amazon with 3 good reviews.  T...

Reductions in MTPLM

We are changing our Bailey Olympus 504 2010 for a Bailey Unicorn Seville 2017 (we have had to go 2 berth as most o...

2000 buccaneer cruiser

I have been looking at a 2000 buccaneer cruiser caravan at a local storage unit I have googled it but nothing come...

Caravan Rescue

Many will already know about our group and how we take usable caravans and trailer tents and give them away to peo...

Water Heater

We have just purchased our 1st caravan and looking forward to some touring next week. It is a Coachman 380/2 Amara...

Lunar controller

Hello. I have a lunar clubman si, it has a sargent controller for power _ lights etc, does anyone know if you can ...

Satillite Dish

Hi,     Thinking of having a Snipe 2 sat Dish on my Swift Conqueror 580 when I receive it in 3 weeks time,     any...

Adria Adora 532lt

We are looking to get back into caravaning and have seen an Adria Adora 532lt. Has anyone got some sound advice, e...

For Sale

Burstner Nexxo t720 - 2012 - £44995

Burnster Nexxo t720

Low Low profile chasis motorhome

Rapido A-Class 999M - 2009 - £54995

Rapido A class 999M

This flagship Rapido model is based on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis (very rare) with the fantastic Mercedes 3.

Monaco Knight 38 PDQ - 2006 - £79995

x

THE most practical RV layout ever on the market with four slide out rooms, full cream leather interior and light oak cabinetry creates even greater feeling of space.

Niesmann+Bischoff Arto 69 PL (auto) - 2011 - £61995

Niesmann + Bischoff Arto 69 PL

One of the best build qualities in the industry including aluminium sandwich construction, deep double floor and front electric thermo windscreen blind make this motorhome fully winterised.

PLANS VETOED: Essex caravan park plans vetoed again

Possible site location at Port Flair

Plans for a 70 pitch caravan park in Essex have been rejected by the local council for a second time.

Caravan site gutted in huge fire causing £1m in damage

Burnt out caravans at the site. Pics from Devon & Somerset Fire Service

An enormous fire has ripped through 160 caravans causing £1 million in damage at a site in Somerset

Caravan dealership launches new online store

Managing director Chris Talbot

Cheshire's largest caravan dealership, Leisure Sales, has unveiled its brand new online accessory store

Caravan manufacturer invests £8 million in new facility

Jim Bolton (Swift Group) and Steve Hewick (Houlton) review progress on the ground works

Manufacturers Swift Group is developing a new £8 million purpose built modern manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Cottingham, Yorkshire