WE ALL WENT TO LEICESTER SQUARE
 
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One night as I strolled up the West
I met six millionaires just like myself
They cried, 'Where are you going to?'
I said, 'Anywh­ere you like along with you.'
'Where shall we go?' said Baron Rothchild
Then, as I pulled my fourpence ha'p'ny out
I shouted out with glee, 'If you're leaving it to me,
Let's go where there are no girls about.'

Chorus: So we all went to Leicester Square
Yes, we all went to Leicester Square
There was me and my friend Dirty Dick
Smoking big cigars and drinking bread-and-dripping
And we had such a ripping time
Till a french girl with golden hair
Murmured, 'Oui, Oiu, understand.'
But I slapped her on the hand
Then we all went to Leicester Square


We walked five miles upon a bus
Then someone very nearly bought a drink
'Let's have some supper,' I proposed
Just our luck, you know, the fried fish shop was closed
Jones cried, 'Let's have champagne and oysters.'
I said, 'I think we will, I'm sure we'll not.'
Then a millionaire boy-scout shouted, 'Let us do without,
And save the money that we haven't got.'

Chorus: So we all went to Leicester Square
Yes, we all went to Leicester Square
At the Grand Hotel we made a call
Ordered tooth-picks all round, 'Pass the cruet.'
Till a lady just next to me,
Smiled and murmured with saucy air
'Shall we quaff the ruddy wine?'
I said, 'Danger on the line.'
Then we all went to Leicester Square.


Jones said, 'It's time for going home.'
Then a busman shouted, 'This way to the Zoo.'
I cried, 'Put troubles on the shelf,
Drink with me, my boys, and pay for it yourself
What do we care for filthy lucre.'
I exclaimed, as we strolled around the town
Then to show I didn't care, I flung sovereigns in the air
Yes, flung them up, and, caught them coming down.

Chorus: So we all went to Leicester Square
Yes, we all went to Leicester Square
At a music hall we saw the sights
Saw the girls in tights and shouted, 'Votes for women.'
And we had such a swagger time
Round the lounge we paraded there
Till a girl, aged ninety two
Smiled at me and said, 'Cuckoo.'
Then we all went to Leicester Square.
 
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Written and performed by George Formby Sr. (1877-1921)
 
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