DOWN THE DIALS
 
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I'm a member of a band, and a terror to the land
From the Dials - Seven Dials
We are always on the make when there's anything to take
To the Dials - Seven Dials
We ain't at all particular at what we says or do
There's only one who we're afraid, and that's the bloke in blue
For when we spots a copper, well, we runs a mile or two
Down the Dials, down the Dials, down the Dials.

Chorus: Down the Dials - Seven Dials
We can knock the blooming stuffing out St Giles
For we're always burglarising, in a manner most surprising
Down the Dials, down the Dials, down the Dials.

Now a game of 'Pitch and Toss' is the proper thing of course
Down the Dials - Seven Dials
And when we've got no cash, well we robs someone who's flash
Down the Dials - Seven Dials
We're the champions at doing what you call the 'Three card Trick'
We goes down on our knees just so, and does it werry quick
And if the josser finds the card, we bangs him with a brick
Down the Dials, down the Dials, down the Dials.

Chorus: Down the Dials - Seven Dials
We can knock the blooming stuffing out St Giles
For you'll always find us fighting,
Blacking eyes and sometimes biting
Down the Dials, down the Dials, down the Dials.

Whe the racing season starts we go down in donkey carts
From The Dials - Seven Dials
P'raps a pal will make a book, Yus, then take his blooming hook
To the Dials - Seven Dials
Bill Sykes you know belongs to us and still he's in his prime
Poor chap he's had to suffer much for doing many a crime
But, still I mustn't 'hollo' for we've nearly all done time
Down the Dials, down the Dials, down the Dials.

Chorus: Down the Dials - Seven Dials
We can knock the blooming stuffing out St Giles
For the laws we all have broken so we're used to picking oakum
Down the Dials, down the Dials, down the Dials.

 
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Written and composed by Harry Wincott & Gus Elen - 1893
Performed by Gus Elen (1862-1940)
 
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