WALKER WALKED AWAY
 
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Walker's my old friend, he's my bosom friend
When trouble comes his way, Walker walks away
Upon the day that he got wed, the Parson unto Walker said
'This girl you'll cherish till you die' He looked at her and for reply.

Chorus: Walker walked away, for he couldn't stay
Walker walked away, and he didn't say 'Good day'
He left them in the lurch standing in the church
With the fee unpaid, and the best Bridesmaid
Walker walked away.


Walker joined the Line, with a regiment fine
He marched behind the band, and he did look grand
One day afar they had to go, to battle with a savage foe
Like hero bold he went to war, but when the enemy he saw.

Chorus: Walker walked away, for he couldn't stay
Walker walked away, though he'd sworn that he'd obey
When the bullets flew around, he was homeward bound
With a war-like thrill, and the canteen till
Walker walked away.


Walker made a book, Yes, a betting book
And on that Derby day, Walker looked all gay
He stood upon a stool, you know, and shouted ten to one, and so
Lots of men gave him their 'tin', but when the race began.

Chorus: Walker walked away, for he couldn't stay
Walker walked away, 'cause he didn't want to pay
He got some silly fool to stand on his stool
At a frightful pace, with the crowd in chase
Walker walked away.


Walker took a room, Yes, a front back-room
No matter where he stays, Walker never pays
He has his board and lodgings too, and never offers them a sou
But Yesterday the landlord sent a bill upstairs for Walker's rent.

Chorus: Walker walked away, for he couldn't stay
Walker walked away, 'cause his rent he couldn't pay
He meant to do a bunk so he packed his trunk
With his clothes, it's true, and the landlord's too
Walker walked away.
 
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Performed by George Formby Sr. (1877-1921)
 
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