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High Part of the Town

High Part of the Town
(Jez Lowe)

(EDCG) C - / G C F / C -  / G C F C

Every day we go walking to the high part of the town
Ever since me father went up there and he found half a crown
He said this is easy money, the conditions can't be beat
We've never found a penny more, but it keeps us off the street

     F C / F C / F C / G7 C

     Keep your hands down in your pockets
     And your eyes down on the ground
     For the streets are lined with silver
     In the high part of the town

Our house is not so crowded since me mother ran away
She'd rather live from hand to mouth than to live from day to day
Well me father's often lonely, but its a blessing in disguise
Its cured me mother's worries and its cured me dad's black eyes


Well a man came from the council for to make me go to school
He asked me lots of questions and he told me lots of rules
They tried to teach geography, but I found it much too hard
When they asked me where does coal come from, I answered "next
     door's yard"


Last Sunday night me father had a bit too much to sup
And he swapped his Sunday overcoat for a seven week old pup
They said it is was a bull dog, he belived them I suppose
We found it was a poodle with a badly broken nose


Now me father said someday we'll live in the high part of the
But every time he gets a job they close the colliery down
Its not when the pits are closing when me fathers troubles start
Its when they close the pubs as well, it nearly breaks his heart

Copyright Jez Lowe
Collected by Dennis Cook from someone's singing at an FSGW open

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

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