LLoyd George

 
Performed by:
Richard Wastling
Recorded in:
Beverley
Recorded on:
12/11/2007
Recorded by:
Steve Gardham
Genre:
Politics
Keywords:
Poverty
 

Archival information

TYG:
11
Key:
F
Time Signature:
4/4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
Lord George
Places Cited:
Skipton,
Leeds

Lyrics

1
Well Ah'd walk from 'ere to Skipton,
Ten mile o' clarty lane, (clarty=muddy)
If Ah could see 'im face to face
Ah'd thank 'im for 'is pain.

Chorus
Cos 'E took me out o' t' work'ouse
An' 'e gives me life that's free,
Five shillin' a week for cheatin' death,
That's what Lloyd George gives me.

2
Well 'e gives me leet an' firin' (=lighting and heating costs)
An' flour to bake me bread
An' tea to mash me every meal
An' sup until Ah'm dead,
An' Ah've nowt to do but thank 'im
An' mek a cross wi' t' pen,
Five shillin' a week for nowt but that,
Aye, 'e's the best of men.

3
Well Ah don't know much about politics,
But Ah do love that lord,
For 'e spends 'is money like a king
When other folks is lowered,
An' Ah know lots of owd fellers
Who are past their seventieth year,
Lloyd George 'e addles brass for them
To buy a sup o' beer.

4
Well if my owd man were 'ere today
'E'd say that Ah spock true,
Though 'e never liked them Liberal lot
An' 'e allus voted blue.
But parson's wife she telt me
That soon we're goin' to t' poll;
Well Ah 'ope she's reet, Ah'll vote for 'im
With all me 'eart an' soul.

5
Well Ah don't know where 'e comes from
'Appen it's down Leeds way,
But every neet an' mornin'
For 'is long life Ah'll pray.
'Cos 'e took me etc…

Recorded by Steve Gardham for TYGG at 'Not the White Horse' Folk Club, Beverley, 12th November, 2007