WHEN THE WINKLE MAN GOES BY
 
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Say, boys, on Sunday what a treat
When the winkle man goes by
That's when our joys are all complete
When the winkle man goes by
Poor Father's got no work to do - for work he'd never wish
But oh, we're fairly off our chump to get that tasty dish
We never see a bit of meat - but lor we get some fish
When the winkle man goes by.

Chorus: Say, boys, oh don't we shout and grin
Oh! what a glorious state we're in
Off we run to mother for a pin
When the winkle man goes by.


Oh! how we listen for the sound
When the winkle man goes by
There ain't a lot like us for miles around
When the winkle man goes by
We can't mistake his lovely voice - it's just like breaking coke
Or the sound between a rusty saw and the braying of a moke
To us it seems like music - there's a relish with our toke
When the winkle man goes by.

Chorus:

Oh don't we have a scrumptious feast
When the winkle man goes by
We children all get three a-piece
When the winkle man goes by
Of course, we can't get more than that, the cost is far too stiff
But when we get our portions, lor, we're on 'em in a jiff
But should our lot be 'wrong uns' course, we only get a sniff
When the winkle man goes by,

Chorus:

Oh, what a rush there always is
When the winkle man goes by
There's bound to be a scrap 'tween Sal and Liz
When the winkle man goes by
It's who shall fetch the winkles- and their quarrels we can't check
And all through them last week, I'll swear, we lost near half a peck
Sal tumbled down the area - broke the basin and her neck.
When the winkle man goes by.

Chorus:
 
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Written and composed by W.T. Lytton & George Le Brunn - 1891
Performed by Charles Bignell (1866-1935)
 
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