LET'S CALL ALL THE MONEY IN
(Share and Share alike)
 
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In a pub where I go every evening, a fellow comes in there to talk
You couldn't find many to beat him, no, not in a forty day's walk
He says that the poor are down-trodden, the rich have it all thier own way
The poor have the kids and the rich have the quids, and that isn't fair you'll say
He says, 'Now, we'll see this thing through, and there's only one thing to do.

Chorus: 'Let's call all the quids in, and share and share alike
Pile 'em all up in Trafalgar Square then everybody can take his share
And when the poor have spent theirs on oysters and champagne
We'll call all the rest of the quids in, and share em' all out again.'


Now, beer was the next thing he spoke of, and the subject he put to us clear
And, everyone in the bar there, said he did know something about beer
The rich men, he said, have their barrels, and hogs-heads brought in by the ton
The poor only got little drops in the pot, and what was a pot between one?
'The poor man' he shouted, ''Tis clear, why he don't get his share of the beer.'

Chorus: 'Let's call all the beer in, and share and share alike
Pile it all up in Trafalgar Square then everybody can take his share
And when the poor have drunk theirs, yes, drunk up every drain
We'll call all the rest of the beer in, and share it all out again.'


Now the next thing he spoke of was babies, 'The poor have too many' he cried
'Bill Johnson's got twenty' he shouted, 'He would have had more, but he died
The rich man that's able to keep them, he has them in ones at his ease
The poor man's so meek, on his one pound a week,
He gets them in twos and in threes
It's a shame,' he cried out, looking white, 'And I'll make this proposal tonight

Chorus: 'Let's call all the kids in, and share and share alike
Pile 'em all up in Trafalgar Square then everybody can take his share
And when the poor have had more kids, too many to maintain
We'll pile 'em all up in Trafalgar Square, and share em' all out again.'


Now, girls was the next of his subjects, and he did say some things about girls
'The best looking girls' he then shouted,'Are courted by lords, dukes and earls
Some fellows.' he said, 'They have twenty, and another poor chap hasn't one.'
And he said with a frown as he thumped his fist down
'Now, something will have to be done.'
We stood up and shouted, 'Hear, hear, he says, 'Now I've got an idea,

Chorus: 'Let's call all the girls in, and share and share alike
Pile 'em all up in Trafalgar Square then everybody can take his share
And when we all get tired of our Maud and Mary Jane
We'll pile 'em all up in Trafalgar Square, and share em' all out again.
 
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Written and composed by Harry Castling - 1909
 
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