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"Hold my hand very tightly (very tightly)" was a song written and sung by David Wilson, a staff writer for 'Your Sinclair' magazine, working under the pseudonym 'Whistlin' Rick Wilson'. It was included on the June 1988 covertape, and it took the form of a parody of contemporary Stock, Aitken and Waterman production-line pop music, specifically Rick Astley. Musically, it was extremely simple and very catchy, using several of SAW's patented tricks - the intro was an an instrumental version of the chorus, whilst the 'middle eight' consisted of stuttery sampled vocals reminiscent of Mel and Kim's 'Respectable' and Kylie Minogue's 'I should be so lucky'. The KLF would no doubt have approved (for that matter, the song mirrors most of the rules present in the KLF's The Manual (How To Have A Number One - The Easy Way)).

It attracted a little bit of airplay on Philip Schofield's Radio One show, although neither Your Sinclair nor David Wilson repeated the experiment. Wilson eventually became European Head of PR at Electronic Arts, although not on the strength of the following.

"Hold my hand very tightly (very tightly)"
by David Wilson and Jim Wellman
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(Chorus)
Hold my hand very tightly,
very tightly,
very tightly.
Hold my hand very tightly
ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo

(Verse)
Hold my hand tight;
snuggle up next to me
and tell me that you'll be true.

Kiss my cheek and
snuggle up close to me
'cause sugar honey i love you!

(Bridge)
When I met you on a rainy tuesday,
invited you around for some tea -
outside the weather was grey and gloomy,
but the sun's gonna shine on me

when you...

(Chorus)
Hold my hand very tightly,
very tightly,
very tightly.
Hold my hand very tightly
ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo

(Chorus)
Hold my hand very tightly,
very tightly,
very tightly.
Hold my hand very tightly
ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo

<Middle eight>
Hold my hand,
hold my hand -
ho-ho-hoho, hoho-ho-ho
(x4)

(Chorus, shouted, sounding a bit like Ian Curtis)
Hold my hand very tightly,
very tightly,
very tightly.
Hold my hand very tightly
ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo

(Chorus) Hold my hand very tightly,
very tightly,
very tightly.
Hold my hand very tightly
ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo

(whistle to fade)

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