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Bert Lyr Req: Rakes of Mallow (other lyrics to tune?) (17) Lyr Add: LIVERPOOL BARROW BOY (from Spinners) 18 Nov 98


The Spinners did one called 'Liverpool Barrow Boy'. Don't know who wrote it.

From memory...

Shove me barra 'round and 'round
"Ripe tomatas, firm and sound,
only 'alf a crown a pound
buy some from me barra"

Pushing and shoving all the day,
soon as I finds a place to stay,
up comes a scuff I'm on me way.
Move me blinkin' barra.

Just as I start to make me sales
fingers all 'andy for the scales
up comes a scuffer, never fails
says I've gotta shift me barra


"Hey you! get a move on there!
Causing obstruction in the square!"
'aven't sold a single bloomin' pear
just gotta shift me barra


Casey, Leasy, Cable Street
always a scuffer on his beat
can't seem to rest me achin' feet
just gotta shift me barra


I was hawkin' in London Road one day
when a Judy Cop came and took me away
fined in Dale Street court next day
Now I've gotta sell me barra


I'm sure some of our Scousers will correct me on the details. Bert.

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