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
Performed by 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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