Romford Song Sweet as a Nut is latest internet hit

PUBLISHED: 16:21 22 March 2012 | UPDATED: 16:26 22 March 2012

John Dawson, 49 from Romford has written a song about Romford which has become a Youtube hit - John singing along with his YouTube hit

John Dawson, 49 from Romford has written a song about Romford which has become a Youtube hit - John singing along with his YouTube hit


A song about Romford has become the latest internet hit with 10,000 hits on Youtube in just five days.

John Dawson from Romford wrote the song about his hometown called Romford Song Sweet as a Nut on the social networking site.

John said: “I just did it as a bit of a laugh and it is a little bit weird to think that 10,000 people have viewed it.”

John, 49 penned the song about his memories growing up as a child in the area, two years ago as a joke after a night out with his friends.

He originally uploaded the song and the video on Youtube, but then took it down after just a few months because of poor response and the quality of the video.

John, who is a professional photographer was persuaded to give the song a second chance on Youtube a week ago by his friend and BBC weather presenter Sian Lloyd.

He said: “Sian absolutely loves the song and she is not even from Romford.

“I just put it on again to shut my friends up because they were always asking me to email it over to them so I thought it would be somewhere they could go to upload it.”

He added: “But it all started off with a group of friends two years ago and we were drinking and somone said lets write a song about Romford.”

Since then the song has become the latest internet sensation and famous people including Sian Lloyd and Andy Nyman, magician and actor from the Darren Brown Show have shown their support by tweeting about it.

John, who writes songs as a hobby, is now set to do a special performance of the Romford song at the Victoria Pub, which is run by former Eurovision singer Ray Caruana.

One of the reasons he says the song has become so popular is because it appeals to all ages.

He said: “It is simple repetitive music and it has lots of references to my childhood growing up in Romford.

“Children love it because it is catchy and the adults like it because they understand the references.”

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