Mudcat Café message #4006547 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2061   Message #4006547
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
30-Aug-19 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Joe Peel (June Tabor)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Joe Peel (June Tabor)
I remember a chant from school days

"I'm a Collier by trade, I can use a pick and spade
I can shove a little wagon up a brow
And when I go t'top, I can sup a bottle of pop
That's what an Irish navvy cannot do"

Brow being pronounced brew in this case. Nowt to do with the song in question. Just adding a bit to the brow/brew discussion!