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Move Over Gangnam Style - Teenager's Spoof NORFOLK Style Is 2013's First YouTube Sensation

04/01/2013 16:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

A student's parody of Gangnam Style - called Norfolk Style - has become an internet sensation with more than 300,000 views on YouTube.

Wyll James, 16, from Norwich, changed the words of the mega hit to sing the praises of life in his home county with lyrics about driving tractors, milking cows and eating hot stew.

The student filmed himself singing the spoof with his friend Mateo Jarvis, 16, who is half Filipino, performing Gangnam Style dance moves.

Wyll wrote, recorded and edited the video during his Christmas holidays and it has now clocked up more than 300,000 views after a link to it was circulated by Norwich City footballers, who loved it.

Wyll said: "Gangnam Style was the biggest song of last year - but there weren't any Norfolk parodies on YouTube, so I thought I'd give it a go.

"It took me a couple of evenings to write the words. I just wanted to celebrate Norfolk and how it is a great place to live.

"My father's family come from the countryside and you can't beat it. I filmed it at my nan's because I wanted to give the video a rural feel.

"The response to it has been absolutely amazing. I only did it as a bit of a joke - but now I have got over quarter of a million hits. It is just incredible.

"I've tried to get as many funny Norfolk stereotypes in there as possible, and I've had really good responses so far.

"The reaction we've had to it is just crazy. I was a bit worried about using the 'inbred lad' line, but people just see that as a joke.

"The positive comments have just confirmed that it is a bit of fun. Nobody has taken real offence and most people seem to see the humorous side.

"A small number of people have criticised it, but they are generally from outside Norfolk.

"It's such a strange feeling, thinking that people from Australia and South Africa have been watching a video we made."

The original Gangnam Style video shows Korean rapper Psy dancing with glamorous women and has become the most watched video on YouTube with 1.1 billion views.

But Wyll made his version, sung in a Norfolk accent, in half an hour with the help of his metal worker father Andrew, 54, in the garden of his grandmother's rural home in Bunwell, Norfolk.

While the real song repeats the words 'Hey pretty lady', Wyll - who admits the song is a tongue in cheek look at the many stereotypes given to his home county - sings 'Hey inbred lady' as a cheeky reference to a joke that East Anglia people are inbred.

FANCY TRYING IT YOURSELF?

Sittin' on a hay bale in the middle of a field

Waitin' for my dinner tatas (potatoes) already been peeled

Sittin' in my garden with a mug of nice hot brew

There is nothing better than a nice hot stew

I like welly boots

I like milking cows and sometimes even goats

I can't read or spell or even write a note

Don't go out nowhere without my old ripped coat

Without my coat

Cuttin' trees down

And driving tractors

That's what I like, that's what I like

Cuttin' trees down

And driving tractors

That's what I like, that's what I like

And that's just the way I like to live my life

We got Norfolk Style

Hey Inbred lady

Walking through the farmyard with my country boys behind me

We just cleaned our land rovers and now they are so shiny

We like homemade cider but don't like the taste of wine

We get p***** and do it all the time

My favourite thing is string

Got a problem, it can fix pretty much everything

I like digging holes which i can plant things in

I fix my barn roof with corrugated tin

Corrugated tin

Cuttin' trees down

And driving tractors

That's what I like, that's what I like

Cuttin' trees down

And driving tractors

That's what I like, that's what I like

And that's just the way I like to live my life

We got Norfolk Style

Hey Inbred lady

I love a great big roast and love my brussel sprouts

Gravy, gravy lathered on without a doubt

I'm on a hunting trip, shooting with the lads

We like killing things, you must think we are mad

You know what I'm saying

We got Norfolk Style

Hey Inbred lady

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