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Thread #46733   Message #899287
Posted By: Long Firm Freddie
26-Feb-03 - 02:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Everybody Knows Me in My Old Brown Hat
Subject: Lyr Add: EV'RYBODY KNOWS ME IN MY OLD BROWN HAT
Ten months later, I've given up trying to find the video in the loft, but happily I've found the words anyway:

EV'RYBODY KNOWS ME IN MY OLD BROWN HAT

Sung by Harry Champion

Lyrics and Music by Fred Leigh & Charles Collins

Where I live the neighbours are a nice lot,
Spec'lly when I'm out of doors.
They all treat me with great respect,
But they never say "What's yours?"
If I walk in a public house,
They say "Look out! He's here!"
They grab their pots and glasses, shouting
"Danger! Mind yer beer!"

Ev'rybody knows me in my old brown hat
That I've got upon my pim-pim-pimple.
It only cost me a tanner down the Cut,
But it looks all right on my little wooden nut.
Oh I say!
What d'yer think of that?
If I can't get what I order in a pot
I'll have it in my old brown hat.

One day, all gay, I was at the races,
Having such a fine old spree.
I put my best behaviour on,
For the king stood close to me.
My old girl got excited when
The crowd began to cheer.
"What's up?" says she,
"Good lor!" says I
"Now don't you know my dear?"

Ev'rybody knows me in my old brown hat
That I've got upon my pim-pim-pimple.
It only cost me a tanner down the Cut,
But it looks all right on my little wooden nut.
Oh I say!
What d'yer think of that?
And I said to the king,
"It's a very funny thing,
But they know me in my old brown hat."

Last year, oh, dear! Down beside the seaside,
Ev'rybody laughed at me.
They crowded on the promenade,
When I went into the sea.
A p'liceman said "Your bathing suit
Is much too small my friend."
So I said "Tell the ladies, please,
To watch the other end."

Ev'rybody knows me in my old brown hat
That I've got upon my pim-pim-pimple.
It only cost me a tanner down the Cut,
But it looks all right on my little wooden nut.
Oh I say!
What d'yer think of that?
While I'm in the sea,
If the girls look at me,
They'll be looking at my old brown hat.

Oh, lor! Shan't forget my wedding morning,
Got an hour off from work,
I went to the church and looked as gay,
As an undertaker's clerk.
The parson said "The funeral
Takes place this afternoon."
Said I "Don't bury me until
I've had my honeymoon!"

Ev'rybody knows me in my old brown hat
That I've got upon my pim-pim-pimple.
It only cost me a tanner down the Cut,
But it looks all right on my little wooden nut.
Oh I say!
What d'yer think of that?
When I go to bed at night
You'll see a funny sight,
For you'll see me in my old brown hat.

LFF

PS I seem to remember it was sung in the programme I videoed by the bloke who played the son-in-law in the sketches where Dick Emery played Grandpa - Yocka-yocka!