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Peter the Squeezer Lyr Req: I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside (19) Lyr Add: I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE 17 Mar 10


Written and Composed by John A Glover-Kind

Everyone delights to spend their summer's holiday
Down beside the side of the silvery sea.
I'm no exception to the rule, in fact if I'd my way,
I'd reside by the side of the silvery sea.
But if you're just a common-or-garden Smith or Jones or Brown
At business in the town
You've got to settle down.
You save your money all the year till summer comes around,
Then away you go to a place you know
Where the cockle shells are found.

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll along the prom, prom, prom,
Where the brass bands play tiddley-om-pom-pom!
Just let me be beside the seaside,
I'd be beside myself with glee!
And there's lots of girls besides
I should like to be beside,
Beside the seaside, beside the sea!

Timothy went to Blackpool for the day last Eastertide,
To see what he could see at the side of the sea.
Soon as he left the station there, the first thing he espied,
Was the wine lodge door stood open invitingly.
To quench his thirst, he toddled inside and called out for a wine,
Which grew to eight or nine,
Till his nose began to shine.
Said he, "What people see in the sea, I'm sure I fail to see,"
So he caught the train back home again, and to his wife said he ---

William Sykes the burglar, he'd been out to work one night
Filled his bag with jewels, cash, and plate.
Constable Brown felt quite surprised when William hove in sight
Said he, "The hours you're keeping are far too late."
So, he grabbed him by the collar and lodged him safe and sound in jail
Next morning looking pale - Bill told a tearful tale.
The judge said, "For a couple of months I'm sending you away!
Bill said, "How kind.
Well if you don't mind where I spend my holiday ---

The chorus was used as a signature tune by Reginald Dixon (1904-1985), whilst playing the WurliTzer organ in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. Since Reg Dixon's death, the tune has been "adopted" by the current organist at the Tower, Phil Kelsall.

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