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fogie Songs - Circus/Show/Fetes Characters/Themes (59* d) RE: Songs - Circus/Show/Fetes Characters/Themes 19 Apr 04

Damn it I cant find it!
Someone ought to post it- I cant remember how it starts-

Roll up rollup see the house of mystery,
Ladies pay a tanner to be tickled in the dark,
In went the lads -just for a peep '
the showman pulled a lever and we landed in a heap,
Down he shot em right to the bottom,
frills and balls for everyone to see,
there were shouting, screaming, everything were right,
I saw some funny things Ive never seen in all me life,
I even saw some things I've never seen upon the wife'
at the Rowtenstall annual fair.

Roll up Roll up come and see the mermaid,
see the lovely lady half a woman half a fish,
In went the lads to show it wasnt swank
an little willie higgins put some whisky in the tank,
She got frisky swimmin in the whisky,and when she cum up for air,she bowed to the audience ,gave ger tail a swish,
her tail it come off and she really looked delish,
she says what de yer fancy lads a bit o meat or fish
at the Rowtenstall annual fair.

Roll up roll up come and see the fat girl
40 stone of lovelyness and every bit her own
EEh she were a bigg un we accent on the big,
an all the fellas wi walking sticks kept givin her a dig,
She were a right big lassie, I didnt know her chassee'
were blown up with air I do declare,
Every thing was champion until some silly clown,
poked her with a pin said the showman with a frown,
all hands to the pumps lads me vessels going down,
at the Rowtenstall annual fair.

Roll up roll up see the tattooed lady,
See the lovely lady with the pictures on her skin,
in went the lads ,and they began to cheer,
for spread out on her back were all the towns of Lancashire'
There were Odsall bottom ? Lancaster city, the town hall standing in the square,
there were Oldham, Bolton, Ashton under Lyme,
Coalpit down in Burnley were lookin mighty fine
When some one shouted Daddy- dont go down the mine
at the Rowtenstall Annual fair

Hope most of it is there in some order- reminds me of the Beano.
hope you like it- I think I heard it on an Oldham Tinkers CD years ago.

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