(Knocked 'Em In The Old Kent Road)
Last week down our alley came a toff
Nice old geezer with a nasty cough
Sees my Missus, takes his topper off
In a very gentlemanly way
"Madam" says he "I have some news to tell
Your rich Uncle Tom of Camberwell
Popped off recent which it ain't a sell
Leaving you his little donkey shay.
Chorus: "Wotcha!" all the neighbours cried
"Who're goin' to meet Bill?
Have yer bought the street Bill?"
Laugh I thought I should 'ave died
Knocked 'em in the Old Kent Road.
Some say nasty things about the moke
One cove thinks 'is leg is really broke
That's 'is envy cos we're carriage folk
Like the toffs as rides in Rotten Row
Straight, it woke the alley up a bit
Thought our lodger would 'ave 'ad a fit
When my missus, who's a real wit
Says "I 'ates a bus because its slow."
When we starts the blessed donkey stops
He won't move, so out I quickly hops
Pals start whackin' him, when down he drops
Someone said he wasn't made to go
Lor' it might 'ave been a four in 'and
My Old Dutch knows 'ow to do the grand
First she bows, and then she waves 'er 'and
Calling out we're going for a blow
Every evening on the stroke of five
Me and Missus takes a little drive
You'd say "Wonderful they're still alive"
If you saw that little donkey go
I soon showed him that 'e'd have to do
Just whatever he wanted to
Still I shan't forget that rowdy crew
Ollerin', "Whoa steady Neddy, Whoa."
|Written and composed by Albert Chevalier & Charles Ingle|
|Performed by Albert Chevalier (1861-1923)|