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Ladybird (Ted Edwards) 1. Ladybird sit on me 'and I know if tha stays when I've finished me rhyme Whatever it is I command Whatever I'm wishing for soon will be mine. In our 'ouse there's no din I wish there were somebody in. Chorus Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home Your 'ouse is on fire, and your childen are gone. 2. Ladybird, listen to me. I've not seen me father for many a day He comes home whenever he's free But not very much 'cos he works far away Last year he worked in the town Now they're pullin' the factory down. 3. Ladybird, in't it a crime? Me mam is a-workin' away down in mill She comes home about supper time She's on afternoons, so I've hours to kill. I'll queue for some chips and some fish Then I'll switch on the telly and wish. 4. Ladybird, don't spread your wings I don't understand these words on the news. Redeployment, inflation and things - It's just like a game, some win and some lose. But some of 'em win all the time Me mam says as cheatin's a crime. by Ted Edwards of Lancashire; New City Songster 13; words dedialected JB apr96
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