DICK, DICK, WITH YOUR WALKING STICK
 
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To make me look a masher, and to try and do the grand
A walking stick I always like to carry in my hand
For when I went to meet my girl, my mother used to say
'To make you look important, and to keep the dogs away.'

Chorus: 'Dick, Dick, don't forget to take your walking stick
Don't forget to take your walking stick, Dick, Dick
When strolling down the 'Dilly' or a going up the Strand
Don't forget to have the old malacca in your hand.'


Now, football is a game your humble always likes to see
And with my pals I always like to go in company
And every Saturday afternoon they call for me and say
Before you think of venturing to go and see the play,

Chorus: 'Dick, Dick, don't forget to take your walking stick
Don't forget to take your walking stick, Dick, Dick
Just take it, it's a useful little piece of property
It might be handy if we ever want to kill the referee.'


One day, upon the 'Saucy Sally' with the familee
I went, and when we got a mile or two away at sea
We struck upon the rocks, the vessel started going down
The wife yelled, 'If you don't want the lot of us to drown,

Chorus: Dick, Dick, don't forget to take your walking stick
Don't forget to take your walking stick, Dick, Dick
You needn't stop to get your clothes or finish up your drink
But get your old malacca, or the lot of us will sink.'


Now, once when I was single, and i lived with Mrs Biggs
A fire occurred and suddenly I had to leave my digs
To save myself from being burnt I scrambled out of bed
To rush upon the roof, but someone cried, 'Don't lose your head'

Chorus: Dick, Dick, don't forget to take your walking stick
Don't forget to take your walking stick, Dick, Dick
You've only got to manage while the building is alight
To lay one end upon the roof that's nearly opposite.
 
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Written and composed by C. Collins & J. Burley -(1912)
Performed by Harry Champion (1865-1942)
 
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