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Thread #76091   Message #1344363
Posted By: DMcG
01-Dec-04 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
This is Tottie, as best I remember it:

As she walked along the street,
On her pretty plates of meat,
With the summer sunshine shining
On her golden barnet fair
Bright as angels from the skies
Were her dark blue mutton pies
Through me (?) old Cupid
Shot a shaft and left it there.

She'd a Grecian, I suppose,
And of Hampsted Heath two rows,
In her North and south they glistened,
Like two pretty strings of pearls.
Down upon me bended knees
Did I drop and murmur, "Please
Be me storm and strife, dear Tottie
With your golden barnet fair."

Then a bow-wow, by her side
Which till then had stood and tried
A Jenny Lee to banish,
which was on its Jonah's whale,
Gave a hydro-phobic bark
She cried "What a Noah's ark!
As through me rank and risches
Did me cribbage pegs assail.

Ere her bow-wow I could stop
She had called a ginger pop
Who cried "What the Henry Meville
Do you think you're playing of?"
And I heard as off I slunk
"Why the fellows jumbo's trunk!"
And the Walter Joyce was Tottie's
With the golden barnet fair.

This was composed, I believe, as an entry in a write-a-song-in-Cockney competition.