And this flunky with sandbags is a lot of A.R.P.
They all want a hand in the castle.

I'm an old Norman Castle with a very queer inside
In such a mess it simply isn't true
Sergeants in my basements, awful gun enplacements
But now I'm being used by G.H.Q.

The General told his aid-de-com to ask for voluteers
And when I heard the reason I was full of hope and fears
They wished to raise my drawbridge which had not been used for years
They all want a hand in the castle.

I'm an old Norman castle and I've put up with a lot
Of indignities not easy to forget
These very young platoons who blow up their balloons
Behind the vaulted walls that I'm to let.

They won't leave me alone and they're putting more and more
New sanitory arrangments on every floor
I know the army backwards as I never did before
They all had a hand in the castle.

 

Sister of John Mills, aunty to Haley and Juliet and long time television partner of 'Muffin the Mule'.
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