Hedon Rd Gaol

 
Performed by:
Steve Gardham
Recorded in:
Hull
Recorded on:
28/01/2007
Recorded by:
Steve Gardham
Genre:
Prison
Keywords:
Bells,
Food,
Soldiers
 

Archival information

TYG:
64
Key:
G
Time Signature:
4/4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
Hedon Road Gaol
Places Cited:
Hedon Road, Hull

Lyrics

1
At six o’ clock the bells do ring for ev’ry man to rise,
To wash an’ scrub ’is little cell and the place ’e occupies.

2
At seven o’ clock skilly comes in, skilly boilin’ not!
It’s sometimes thick an’ it’s sometimes thin and a pint is all you’ve got.

Chorus
All around old ’Edon Road Gaol where you do no talkin’,
All around old ’Edon Road Gaol when you’re teasin’ tarry oakum,
’Essian mailbags in your cell, teck warnin’ what I’ve said,
It’s a bloody rotten prison for a soldier.

3
An’ ’Edon Road Prison smells, an’ the bells are made of brass,
An’ now I’ve done my six-months you can stick em right up your….

Chorus

Archival information

TYG:
64
Key:
G
Time Signature:
4/4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
Hedon Road Gaol
Places Cited:
Hedon Road, Hull