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The Mather Robinson Band
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Please Monsieur a penny for mi’ keep sir
Please Monsieur a penny for the poor
I was as right as rain sir, now I’m a trifle lame
And I haven’t been the same since they packed me off to war

At nineteen years my life stretched out before me
I had no wish for to fight a foreign foe
Apprenticed engineer sir, a promising career
Aah but all that has gone queer – sir - since the blighters bid me go

Please Monsieur a penny for mi’ keep sir
Please Monsieur a penny for the poor
I was as right as rain sir, now I’m a trifle lame
And I haven’t been the same since they packed me off to war

I had a sweetheart - she doesn’t want to know me
A fulsome damsel - a galleon in full sail
Her name was Sadie Frost and she let me go because
I’m not half the man I was since I shipped for Passchendaele

So please Monsieur a penny for mi’ keep sir
Please Monsieur a penny for the poor
I was as right as rain sir, now I’m a trifle lame
And I haven’t been the same since they packed me off to war

I gained the rank of Quartermaster Sergeant
I kept mi’ books and mi’ figures trim and neat
Til a lousy mortar shell blew mi’ two fine legs to hell
I wish I was there as well – and not begging on this street

So please Monsieur a penny for mi’ keep sir
Please Monsieur a penny for the poor
I was as right as rain sir, now I’m a trifle lame
And I haven’t been the same since they packed me off to war

So don’t you dare go fight for king and country
Don’t you shoulder a bayonet and a gun
You stay safe and sound. Don’t go dodging mortar rounds
Cos mi’ legs have not been found since I went to fight the Hun

Please Monsieur a penny for my keep sir
Please Monsieur a penny for the poor
I was as right as rain sir, now I’m a trifle lame
And I haven’t been the same since they packed me off to war

inviata da dq82 - 6/4/2017 - 12:38



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