THAT'S THE WAY THE WORLD GOES ROUND
 
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It's up and down in life, boys, in and out of luck
Too-ral-lay, that's the way the world goes round
Keep your pecker's up, boys, never lose your pluck
That's the way the world goes round
An enterprising burglar will break your window through
Console yourself by thinking that if 'twere not for him and you
The bobbies and the magistrates would have no work to do
For that's the way the world goes round.

Chorus: That's the way the world goes round
Kids are getting smacked and Kings are getting crowned
Fools are getting eased and girls are getting squeezed
And that's the way the world goes round, goes round
That's the way the world goes round.


There's a lot of fellows live well by being out of work
Too-ral-lay, that's the way the world goes round
The job that's known as 'resting', they stick to like a Turk
For that's the way the world goes round
But why should they be blamed, for to principle they're true
The noble souls who will not work are friends, if men but knew
At any rate they never sneak the job from those who do
For that's the way the world goes round.

Chorus: That's the way the world goes round
Sing in praise of 'mouchers' let your voices sound
The workers really ought all the shirkers to support
For that's the way the world goes round, goes round
That's the way the world goes round.


The missis goes to market on a Saturday
Too-ral-lay, that's the way the world goes round
As soon as she has collared all her geeser's pay
That's the way the world goes round.
She picks a joint of meat, then the butcher down she'll bate
And after haggling half the day, she gains a vict'ry great
The butcher lets her have her way - and takes it off the weight
For that's the way the world goes round.

Chorus: That's the way the world goes round.
Fourteen butcher's ounces always make a pound
A little bit of suet underneath the scale will do it
And that's the way the world goes round, goes round
That's the way the world goes round.
 
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Performed by Charles Coborn (1852-1945)
 
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