"Oh we don't have a barrel of money. Maybe we're ragged and funny"

The Sun: Paul Benbow: 2nd July, 2012.

At Cornbury Festival on Saturday night Elvis Costello And The Imposters belted out a two-hour, hit-packed set to the same people, but this time they were in cagouls and Hunter wellies.

Many were also there with kids now older than their parents were when Elvis first told everyone he didn’t want to go to Chelsea.

Opener I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down ended with a “One, two, three, four” and it was straight into another tune.

And the energy was kept up to an encore of Oliver’s Army, Pump It up and (What’s So Funny ‘bout) Peace, Love And Understanding.

Being around for years has its advantages, for Elvis it’s knowing what the crowd wants and supreme confidence in delivering it.