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GUEST,Eddie Lyr Req: Little Chance (16) RE: Lyr Req: Little Chance 31 Dec 08

My dad (a Durham miner) used to sing this song to us in the car. In his version the verse about the Gallowa was slightly different.

Why me name is Jackie Robinson me name I Dee advance
I drive a little gallowa they call him little chance
Two greasy feet likewise a shoogly back
And gannin out bye he meks the chummins knack
We wor cummin aroond the torn Titty..........
Chancey wadent had on Titty..........
We cum roond the torn se quick we cum off the way at the switch
Ye bugger we smashed the debity's kist Titty.........

Ower the waals out is part of the immortal rules of backyard cricket along with 'one hand off the waal is oot'. Playing cricket in a restricted area meant that batsmen were discouraged from hitting the ball too far - you had to climb over next door's wall to get the ball back. So six and out was the normal penalty for hitting the ball over the wall. The prison reference may be true, but it's not one I've ever heard, whereas the cricket one is very much a part of my childhood.

By the way, I woke up this morning singing this song for some reason and got stuck on the third verse. Thanks for posting all of it.

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