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Thread #47201   Message #750507
Posted By: GUEST,Steve
18-Jul-02 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Hail, Hail the 7th of October
Subject: Lyr Add: OCTOBER SONG
Never heard this parody of Dave Webber's brilliant song. However, I've just been inspired to make this attempt meself.

(New words by Steve Freedman, With profuse apologies to Dave Webber, who wrote the tune and the original words.)

Summer time has gone at last-o
Some might say it was none too fast-o
The festival season is just over
At last we've reached the Seventh of October

CHORUS: Hail, Hail, the Seventh of October,
The very first day we're likely to be sober
We got drunk and stayed that way
Since following the 'Oss on the 1st of May

Padstow, Helston, are so handy
Cleethorpes, Middlewich, and Mersey Shanty
Four Fools, Beverley, Warwick and Cleckheaton
Towersey and Sidmouth they can't be beaten.

Never let it come to pass-o
We should fail to raise a glass-o
Sing and dance and drink and play
We finish in October what we start in May.

Autumn it has come around-o
Leaves are lying on the ground-o
We'll go home, our livers for to rest
And argue all winter as to which was best.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 21-Jul-02.