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Lyr Req: Honesty Is Out of the Fashion (M. McGinn)

30 Jun 07 - 11:49 PM (#2091352)
Subject: Lyr Req: Honesty Is Out of the Fashion (M McGinn)
From: Joe Offer

Anybody have the lyrics to Matt McGinn's "Honesty Is Out of the Fashion"? It's not on his website, and hadn't been posted here.
Seems to be related to Rigs of the Time. I'm having trouble understanding it.
-Joe-


30 Jun 07 - 11:55 PM (#2091354)
Subject: Lyr Add: HONESTY IS OUT OF THE FASHION (M McGinn)
From: katlaughing

This seems to be it, Joe:


HONESTY IS OUT OF THE FASHION
(Matt McGinn)
As recorded by Matt McGinn on "Honesty Is Out of the Fashion" (1968)

CHORUS: Honesty is out of the fashion, out of fashion today.
Honesty is out of the fashion, out of fashion today.

1. The publican pay 11 pence a pint for beer from the brewery men,
Then he pour me pint on the counter, charges me 2 and 10. CHORUS

2. While the publican is serving me, he say: "How you like my shop?"
He pour my pint; I look and see an inch of froth on top. CHORUS

3. The grocer sell some ham to me; he charge 10 shillings a pound,
Then he put his thumb on the scale and press the damn thing down. CHORUS

4. To separate Dick Turpin from the shopkeepers is a task,
But I think I know the difference: Dick Turpin wore a mask. CHORUS

5. Adam and eve and Cain and Abel, there was only them and God,
But ... Cain he found himself a wife in the Land of Nod. CHORUS

6. St. Denis had his head cut off; he didn't fancy that.
He took it in his hands and walked two miles without his hat. CHORUS


01 Jul 07 - 12:01 AM (#2091356)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Honesty Is Out of the Fashion (M. McG
From: katlaughing

Listening to McGinn on Rhapsody right now and I am hearing a verse which is missing from the above and a missing word or two in the other verses. If no one else comes in with corrections, I'll try to get them down tomorrow.


01 Jul 07 - 03:06 AM (#2091396)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Honesty Is Out of the Fashion (M. McGinn)
From: The Borchester Echo

Thing about Rigs Of The Time is that it lends itself ideally to constant updating.
Which would account for the procession of floorsingers who make comments about the rising price of beer in whichever establishment they are performing.