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Abuwood Lyr Add: Walton Street Fair (Jo Gaggs) (18) Lyr Add: GLORIA VICTORIA (Chris Roe, Ian Clarke) 24 Oct 03

Here's the rest of it Bassic

(Chris Roe, Ian Clarke)

If anyone should go to Hull to spend a day or three
You''ll find a wondrous city, laid out for all to see,
But its not the parks and gardens that catch the tourist's eye
Not the great big hospital towering to the sky
You'll find a site that 's quite unique and have to stop and stare
Victoria on a toilet in the middle of the square

Victoria Victoria, Gloria Victoria
They loved her well and none can tell just why they had to spoil it
She'd not amused, she's been abused
She overlooks a toilet

King William sits on horseback as he did in days of old
Watching o'er the market place dressed in leaves of gold
And De La Pole puts hand to eye to see that all is clear
To warn us of invasion and see no one steals the pier
But flushed with pride Victoria sits and to the world presents
Her regal chains of office, 5 ladies and 6 gents

Now monuments get moved around with no respect for rank
And when they moved old Wilberforce the poor chap nearly sank
And pity Andrew Marvel cos he must feel a fool
Not content with moving him they sent him back to school
But happy in the knowledge that they'll never move her too
Victoria sits resplendent, She's found her Waterloo

So if we have a statesman who proves that he is great
We put him on a pedestal to hold his last debate
Or if we have a General who really makes the grade
Up he goes on horseback to lead his last parade
The setting that we give them shows the qualities they have
I wonder what Victoria did they stuck her on a Lav!

Chris & Ian's LP is my only 20th century Folk album
If Bill want the words to Will they ever Bridge the Humber I could play it and type them out.

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