Chas and Dave: how we made Rabbit

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‘We met Camilla Parker Bowles at a Royal Variety show. She told us: “I do love that Rabbit song – we used to dance to it at parties!”’

We booked a cottage in the middle of nowhere to write some songs. Dave had this idea that involved an old phrase for someone who talked a lot: “jaw-me-dead”. I wanted something less obscure, so suggested “rabbit and pork” – cockney rhyming slang for “talk”. So we worked on that till we had our chorus: “Rabbit, rabbit.”

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