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Woolworth's stores started to appear in British high streets from 1909,
their slogon, until the Second World War was 'Nothing over sixpence' in the store.


THERE'S NOTHING OVER SIXPENCE IN THE STORE
( Wilcock )

performed by Ernest Hastings

There's a wonderful emporium, just opened in our town
By a celebrated merchant prince of very great reknown
Where you can furnish out a flat for less than half a crown
And there's nothing over sixpence in the store.

It's owned by Mr. Woolworth and it's like Aladdin's cave
There's everything you want there from the cradle to the grave
If you buy a wedding ring, just think how much you'll save
For there's nothing over sixpence in the store.

There are lots and lots of haberdash for Mary, Jane and Maud
Diamond tiaras at a price you can afford
And toys of all descriptions from a rattle to a Ford
And there's nothing over sixpence in the store.

There's penny patent mousetraps, there are penny childrens hoops
There's penny cubes of Oxo and penny packet soups
And Yankee safety razors as supplied to British troops
And there's nothing over sixpence in the store.

Now every courting couple who decide to do the trick
Should take a walk round Woolworth's before they buy a stick
You can fill the bottom drawer for half a crown in half a tick
There's nothing over sixpence in the store.

There really are some bargains here that cannot be denied
In the soap department once a charming lady I espied
I said, "How much are you, Miss?" she of course replied
"Well, there's nothing over sixpence in the store!"

At Woolworth's, Hobbs and Suttcliffe always go to get their bats
Mr Baldwin gets his pipes there and Winston gets his hats
And the Prince would never dream of going elsewhere for his spats
For there's nothing over sixpence in the store.

Small profits, quick returns of course is Mr. Woolworth's motto
His line in ladies thingummies is really ver hotto
But there's one thing that you can't get there, you really can't get blotto
But there's nothing over sixpence in the store.

If you want to buy some trousers, you can get them by degrees
With threepenny legs and tanner seats with every shape to please
And you're sure to sit in comfort for they've hinges at the knees
And there's nothing over sixpence in the store.

They also have a cafe there if you should want a snack
You'll find their steak and kidney pudding very hard to crack
And if you find a bit of meat, you get your money back
Well, there's nothing over sixpence in the store.

( Sung to the tune 'D'ye Ken John Peel' )
So if you're wanting a babys' dummy or you've got a pain in your rum tum tummy
Or a brand new pipe or a yard of tripe, go to Woolworth's in the morning.

( Sung to the tune of 'Rule Britannia' )
There, this motto, you'll find outside the door
There is nothing over sixpence in this store.

 
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