Lonnie Donegan - Lively lyrics

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Lonnie Donegan - Lively lyrics

Now, "lively" is a funny word It means a lot of things But to the burglar people An urgent call it brings Cause' when they breakin' open safes Or nailin' up mail vans Lively! just means Scarper boys To all the different gangs Chorus: Lively, lively, the night is going fast Lively, lively, we both got murky pasts Lively, lively, don't leave that bloke untied Cause' if you did it's a penny to a quid that we both end up inside! Solo 1 We broke into a spinster's house While she was knelt in prayer She was praying for a man what sort she didn't care We had to dive beneath the bed The dust fair made us sneeze "Cor, that was quick!" the old girl cried And jumped up off her knees! Repeat Chorus Solo 2 Now we rehearsed for days and days A smash an grab to do "You throw the brick" one bloke said "And I'll leave the grab to you" The brick went through the window "Now grab! - they cried - "And quick!" It wasn't till we got away I found Id grabbed our brick! [spoken] Oh lively, lively... Here... I sung this song once at a policemen's dance But I was only singing for coppers Oooo what a gagster Whilst on the run once from the law I rushed into a church I mixed with lots of people just to confuse the search I've found meself right up the front, the best place I could hide I had a fright when some bloke said "Got the ring? Here comes the bride!" Whoops! Chorus Solo 3 The shop steward of our union was up before the judge Who sentenced him to 18 months, our steward lodged a grudge The maximum is twelve Mlud*, the judge replied What rot! You always wanted time and half and that's just what you've got!" *(Mlud = Abbreviation of My Lord) Lively, lively, the night is going fast Lively, lively, we both got murky pasts Lively, lively, don't leave that bloke untied Or if you did it's a penny to a quid Oh Gawd Blimey, here comes Hymie La, La, twopence* on your jar (Different Voice) Rosin on the bow and here we go! (yet another voice) Good luck then snapper, here comes the coppers! (Lonnie again) Ive had some beer, if we run in here We both end up insiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide! *twopence pronounced tupence The price you would get for taking clean Gla** Jam Jars back to the shop along with most types of gla** bottles.