WHAT DID SHE KNOW ABOUT RAILWAYS
 
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A regular farmer's daughter thought she'd like to come to town
But what did she know about railways?
She jumped up on the engine but the stoker pushed her down
But what did she know about railways?
The guard came up and spoke to her, as she sat sobbing there
Asked her if she'd a ticket, but she answered with a stare
Said he, "You can't go up to town until you've paid your fare
But what did she know about railways?

Chorus: She arrived at Euston by the midnight train
But when she got to the wicket there
Someone wanted to punch her ticket
The guards and porters came round by the score
And she told them all she'd never had her ticket punched before.


When they steamed into Euston, she said, "Stop at Auntie Jane's"
But what did she know about railways?
To make her understand the porters took no end of pains
But what did she know about railways?
When she got to the barrier an argument arose
The man said, "I must punch your ticket," Spoke sharp, I suppose
Said she, "Thou punch my ticket and I'll punch thee on the nose"
But what did she know about railways?

Chorus:

The porters all got on to her and asked her then and there
"What do you know about railways?"
Then she pitched into all the lot and soon their faces were
Covered all over with railways
Some police then came upon the scene and seized her 'rolling-stock'
Next morning twelve black-eyed porters stood by - she was in the dock
And when the beak said, "Fourteen days," it gave her quite a shock
She nearly fell through her railways.

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Written and composed by C.G. Cotes & Bennett Scott - 1897
Performed by Marie Lloyd (1870-1922)
 
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