The story goes…

“Really early on in our career we were putting on a ceilidh in the village hall of a small town in the New Forest called Hythe. After an afternoon of putting up posters we stopped for a pint and a few tunes in one of the pubs. Propping up the bar among others was the mayor of Hythe and his good lady wife. They loved what we were playing and people were all clapping along when Chris says: ‘guys, I’ve written a new tune’ and hands out sheet music for ‘A Big Egg’. We dutifully played it through a few times after which the mayor’s wife walks over to tell us…. ‘That was awful’”
Josh Robson-Hemmings, guitarist with Threepenny Bit

From the liner notes of the 2019 Threepenny Bit CD King Ahtu:
“What’s big and small at the same time…?” – Armando Iannucci

Big Egg Chris Nichols Tunes