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GUEST,Harry Lyr Req: Manchester Ship Canal (John Gill) (6) Lyr Add: MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL (John Gill) 22 Sep 18


Chorus:

Manchester Ship Canal’s coming
Prosperity
Manchester Ship Canal’s coming
At Last

From Ireland imported, the Navvies were brought.
Seven Years of hard labour to stand.
For a ditch 26 feet by 35 miles
Dug with shovels, picks and bare hands

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Queen Victoria came along on May the 21st
A 21 gun salute for to hear
Mr Marshall the Lord Mayor and now Sir Anthony
And likewise the chief engineer

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For an outlay of 56 million pounds we’ll have
Streets so full you can’t move
Health and wealth will come to all as long as it lasts
And likewise to the city we love.

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No longer will our children go barefoot around
Walking many’s a mile
We’ll go on up to Blackpool and have us a good time
Our first holiday in many’s a while

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Manchester Ship Canal’s coming
Prosperity
Manchester Ship Canal’s coming
At Last
At Last


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