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Lyr Req: Keep Your Hands in Your Trousers Pockets

Jim Dixon 23 Feb 11 - 11:53 AM
RTim 23 Feb 11 - 12:25 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Keep Your Hands in Your Trousers Pockets
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Feb 11 - 11:53 AM

You can hear this song at YouTube. It's the second of 2 songs on that "video." Any help with additions or corrections to my transcription would be appreciated.

I have italicized the words that change from one chorus to the next.


KEEP YOUR HANDS IN YOUR TROUSERS POCKETS
As sung by Harry Champion

1. Now when you're not in a ... for smoking big cigars,
Doing the toff and winking at the barmaids in the bars,
Put the swagger on a lot. It never, never fails.
Tell your pals to make them laugh a lot of funny tales.
... will have the back of them while ... treating you,
And don't speak ...,
But when it comes your turn to pay,
Turn your head the other way,
And look just like a mug and don't forget:

CHORUS 1: To keep your hands in your trousers pockets, do, do, do.
Take my advice. You will find it very nice for you, you, you.
When it comes to the time for to pay for drinks, you'll find it all sublime.
Never let your hands get sunburned. Keep your hands in your pockets all the time.

2. When you're married and settle down, you're treated like a pup.
Everything that you take home, you have to settle up.
Overtime and undertime, it doesn't matter what.
Wives are always greedy, and they want the blooming lot.
When you're retiring for the night, your trousers you will hang
Upon the bed ... beware.
Don't get in bed, upon my life,
With your greedy, greedy wife.
Plant yourself all night upon a chair.

CHORUS 2: And keep your hands in your trousers pockets, do, do, do.
Take my advice. You will find it very nice for you, you, you.
Then your wife can't pinch your overtime, and things will be sublime.
Never let your hands get sunburned. Keep your hands in your pockets all the time.

CHORUS 3: Keep your hands in your trousers pockets, do, do, do.
Take my advice. You will find it very nice for you, you, you.
When it comes to your turn for to pay for drinks, you'll find it all sublime.
Never let your hands get sunburned. Keep your hands in your pockets all the time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Keep Your Hands in Your Trousers Pockets
From: RTim
Date: 23 Feb 11 - 12:25 PM

But - NOT when you are walking down stairs!!!

Tim Radford


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