Monday, 17 April 2017

We’re off, we’re off, we’re off in a motor car, ........ lost playground chants no 3

More playground chants and songs for long journeys.

I can't claim I collected any of them ....... they come from an LP by the Oldham Tinkers and if you go looking there are books  that record many more.

“We’re off, we’re off, we’re off in a motor car,
Sixty bobbies are after us an’ we don’t know where we are.”

“Th’night wer dark an’ stormy, t’ rain fell down in lumps,
Th’ tram wer on its journey from Hollinwood to Mumps,
A dog ran in the tram lines, the driver rang his bell,
T’ dog didn’t here the signal, now he’s on his way to Halifax.”

“Mi father wer an ‘ero, ‘is bravery made me blush,
They wer givin’ free beer up at t’ Roebuck, an’ mi dad got killed in t’ crush.”

More tomorrow

Picture; from the collection of Ron Stubley

*The Oldham Tinkers, Oldham’s Burning Sands   TOPIC TSDL206 STEREO, 1971

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