What Else Can We Do

 
Performed by:
Oughtibridge Primary School
Recorded in:
Yorkshire
Recorded on:
01/05/2012
Recorded by:
Robin Garside
Genre:
Keywords:
Begging
 

Archival information

TYG:
146
Key:
Am
Time Signature:
4/4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
What Else Can We Do
Places Cited:

Lyrics

Chorus
These are hard times when you?re poor,
And there?s no work for you,
We have to beg for food to eat
What else can we do? 

1
Dad was out of work,
Mum washed people's clothes,
And I was left inside the house
With my sister Rose.

2
I went out to beg for coins
From people in the street.
Rosie followed after me
Begging for food to eat.

3
We went back to find Mum,
Her fingers red and sore,
She finished off the washing
Then started to clean the floor.

4
Dad came back, but still no work,
Tired and dirty too, 
We had so few coins for food
It's a wonder we all grew.

5
Now as I grow older,
The days they seem so long,
Just to keep on going,
We need to be so strong.