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12string growler Lyr Req: Constable Joy (Arrest These Merry...) (9) Lyr Add: ARREST THESE MERRY GENTLEMEN 14 Dec 04


I copied it across from the above link for you.
Thanks go to the Catter that placed it there.

ARREST THESE MERRY GENTLEMEN (C) Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden


Arrest these merry gentlemen and take them all away,
Arrest these merry gentlemen, it may be Christmas Day
But they're singing and they're shouting and they're causing an affray,
So take tidings to Constable Joy, Constable Joy,
So take tidings to Constable Joy,

They started off on Christmas Eve to drink without control,
And in the cellar of the Inn the drunkards they did roll,
And now they've set off home to try to find the wassail bowl,
Chorus

The merry coachman blows his horn as he comes riding past,
The passengers all shout for joy now they've arrived at last,
But Joy arrests the coachman for he's driving much too fast
Chorus

Arrest these little children who go begging in the street,
They're dirty and they're ragged, they've no shoes upon their feet,
They're not the type of person who we really wish to meet,
Chorus

It was a silent night until some rough, unruly lout
Began to pick an argument and loudly he did shout,
And now I think I see some Christmas boxing breaking out,
So take tidings to Constable Joy, Constable Joy,
So take tidings to Constable Joy,


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