Harry Was A Champion

Album: Double Bubble (2005)
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  • Now Harry was a champion in their eyes
    With his old green tie on
    When he sung about hot meat pies
    And any any any old iron
    He was king of 'em all at the music hall
    Or down at the Old Britannia
    Singin' put a little treacle on me puddin' Mary Anne
    Well you can't help laughing can ya?

    Now academicals thought music halls weren't quite the proper thing
    But it's commonly known that they don't like a song that everyone can sing
    Then Rudyard Kipling made 'em think when he come out with a quotation
    He said "music halls are a neccessary part of our civilization"

    Now old Little Tich was four foot six and his name still now means small
    He wore funny suits and great big boots as long as he was tall
    He'd give his self a clout, chuck his self about and end up on tiptoe
    Then he'd stand on his head and the people all said, "well done Little Tich, good show"

    Well Harry was a champion in their eyes
    With his old green tie on
    When he sung about hot meat pies
    And any any any old iron
    He was king of 'em all at the music hall
    Or down at the Old Britannia
    Singin' put a little treacle on me puddin' Mary Anne
    Well you can't help laughing can ya?

    Now another bloke sung in a costermonger's way that bought him fame
    He had a style that could make you smile Gus Eilen was his name
    He soon become with the songs he sung a favourite of the working classes
    And if it wasn't for the houses in between you could have seen to Hackney Marshes

    Now some sing 'em some sweet songs about love that moved them all to tears
    But old Harry said, "I ain't having none of my lot crying in their beers"
    Them love songs are all very nice but I think that it's all been said
    So he sung about pubs and ponies and grub and lodgers and old bald heads

    Well Harry was a champion in their eyes
    With his old green tie on
    When he sung about hot meat pies
    And any any any old iron
    He was king of 'em all at the music hall
    Or down at the Old Britannia
    Singin' put a little treacle on me puddin' Mary Anne
    Well you can't help laughing can ya?

    Yes Harry was a champion in their eyes
    With his old green tie on
    When he sung about hot meat pies
    And any any any old iron
    He was king of 'em all at the music hall
    Or down at the Old Britannia
    Singin' put a little treacle on me puddin' Mary Anne
    Well you can't help laughing can ya?
    Singin' put a little treacle on me puddin' Mary Anne
    Well you can't help laughing can ya? Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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