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Folk Song

X:1 T:The Rawtenstall Annual Fair Z:Webmaster M:C L:1/4

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K:F % W:chorus. W:Down behind the gasworks, down in Rawtenstall, W:That's a little town in Lancashire. W:Last Saturday night, me and the lads, W:Ee by gum we had some reet good cheer. W:There was ice creams, switch backs, soda pops, and waxworks, W:Figure eights and roundabouts, W:We all paid a tanner, and we went in, W:And weren't we all delighted when we heard the showman shout: W: W:1. W:"Oh, roll up, roll up, come and see the fat girl, W:Half a ton of loveliness and every bit her own." W:Ee, she were a big 'un, with accent on the big, W:And all the men with walking sticks went giving her a dig. W:Oh, she was classy, talk about a chassis, W:So blown up with air I do declare. W:Everything were champion, until some silly clown, W:Stabbed her with a pinsa id the showman with a frown W:"All hands to the pumps lads, my vessel's going down." W:At the Rawtenstall Annual Fair. W: W:2. W:"Oh, roll up, roll up, see the House of Mysteries, W:Ladies, pay a tanner to be tickled in the dark." W:In went the lads, just to take a peep, W:The showman pulled a lever and they landed in a heap. W:Oh, down he shot 'em, straight to the bottom, W:Frills and bows was everywhere to see. W:There weas shouting, screaming, everything was rife, W:I saw some funny things I've never seen in all my life, W:I saw some funny things I've never seen upon the wife, W:At the Rawtenstall Annual Fair. W: W:3. W:"Oh, roll up, roll up, come and see the mermaid, W:See the lovely lady, half a woman, half a fish." W:In went the lads, to see it were no swank, W:And little Tommy Higgins put some whisky in the tank. W:Oh, she got frisky, swimming in the whisky, W:And when she come up for air, W:She bowed to the audience, gave her tail a swish, W:Her tail it came off and she really looked delish, W:She said "What do you fancy lads, a bit of meat, or fish?" W:At the Rawtenstall Annual Fair. W: W:4. W:"Oh, roll up, roll up, see the tattoed lady, W:See the lovely lady with the pictures on her skin." W:In went the lads and they began to cheer, W:For tattooed on her skin was all the towns of Lancashire. W:There was Adstall Bottom, Manchester City, W:The town hall was standing in the square. W:There was Oldham, Bolton, Ashton-under-Lyne, W:Coal pit up at Bardsley was looking mighty fine, W:When someone shouted, "Daddy, don't go down the mine!" W:At the Rawtenstall Annual Fair. % % % % %]

					
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