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songs2play Lyr Req: Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and... (23) Lyr Add: MATCHSTALK MEN AND MATCHSTALK CATS AND... 12 Feb 03


It's on a previous thread here, lyrics are something like :-


MATCHSTALK MEN AND MATCHSTALK CATS AND DOGS

He painted Salford's smokey tops
On card-board boxes from the shops
Parts of Ancoats where I used to play
I'm sure he once walked down our street,
'Cos he painted kids who had nowt on their feet.
The clothes they wore had all seen better days.

Now they said his works of art were dull,
"No room, old lad, the walls are full."
But Lowry didn't care much anyway.
They said he just paints cats and dogs
And matchstalk men in boots and clogs,
And Lowry said that's just the way they'll stay.

And he painted matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs
He painted kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs.
Now he takes his brush and he waits,
Outside them factory gates,
To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs

Now canvas and brushes were wearing thin,
When London started calling him,
To come on down and wear the old flat cap.
They said, "Tell us all about your ways,
And all about then Salford days.
Is it true your just an ordinary chap?"

And he painted matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs
He painted kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs.
Now he takes his brush and he waits,
Outside them factory gates,
To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs

Now Lowrys hang upon the wall,
Beside the greatest of them all.
Even the Mona Lisa takes a bow.
This tired old man with hair like snow,
Told northern folk, "It's time to go".
The fever came and the good Lord mopped his brow.

And he left us matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.
He left us kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs
Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them pearly gates,
To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.

And he left us matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.
He left us kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs
Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them pearly gates,
To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.


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