ON THE DAY KING EDWARD GETS HIS CROWN ON
 
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There's a good time coming soon for the family
On the day King Edward gets his crown on
Parading up and down the Strand, all of us you'll see
On the day King Edward gets his crown on
We'll all buy penny ticklers, and won't we have a lark?
All the policemen Mother meets she'll cuddle in the dark
Father's going to smack 'em on their vaccination mark
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.

Chorus: Up and down the Strand, up and down the Strand
Wait until you hear the trumpet sound
Shouting Hip Hurray, all the blooming day
When our good King Edward's crowned.


Father's going to change his socks and Auntie have a bath
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
With a brick we'll hit the landlord to make the baby laugh
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
The lodger's going to get blind drunk, as soon as day begins
Sister's wearing bloomers fixed up with safety pins
To celebrate the great event mother will have twins
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.

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The hens are going to lay fried eggs, already to be taken
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
Our old cock is going to try to lay a rasher of bacon
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
We'll unchain the gorgonzola, kill the neighbours all for miles
Should the tax collector call, Towser will be all smiles
And the tomcat's made his mind up to go on the tiles
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.

Father's going to give a dinner to prove he's lots of pelf
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
To make the neighbours jealous he'll eat it all himself
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
Auntie'll be dressed in Khaki, ribbons all down her back
We can't afford to buy new clothes, but in loyalty will not lack
Ma's going to patch up fathers' pants with a piece of Union Jack
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.

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Encore verses

They're going to do a lot of thinks to help both you and me
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
Banish all the Pro-Boers from this country
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
Now I've heard on good authority, so I'll put it plain
That a certain well-known General dismissed will not remain
For they'll reinstate old Buller to his old command again
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.

Oh the decorations on out house will be one of the sights
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
We'll have candles wrapped in paper, perhaps incandescent lights
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
For a banner hang out father's shirt tied with coloured rag
We've no gun to fire a royal salute, so we'll bust a paper bag
And change the baby's bottle for a windmill or a flag
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.

We've already saved up threepence for that glorious event
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
And if father backs a winner, we'll pay sixpence off the rent
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
We'll all go in for luxuries - never mind the bills
Have Woodbines, whelks, and other game, don't care if it kills
And we've promised to buy grandma a box of Beecham's pills
On the day King Edward gets his crown on.
 
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Written and composed by Harry Pleon & Mark Lorne - 1902
Performed by Ben Albert (1876-1925)
Performed by Harry Pleon (1861-1911)
 
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