Pull Down Lads
Words & Music John Tams
(Recorded by Lewis, Pint & Dale on Making Waves)
Pull down lads, pass the bevy round lads,
Ta'ra to Sylvie - ta'ra to Jean, we'll soon be on the road.
Don't think on what you're leavin', don't think on what you've found,
Just - tear off the tilt, pull out the chat, we'll find another ground.
Pull down lads, it wasn't a bad ground lads,
We've made some brass -
You've had a lass, it's p'raps as well we're goin'.
I know how it can hurt lads, to leave her standi' here,
For there's often tears and there's always fears,
But you'll be back next year.
Pull down lads, the sets are coolin' down lads,
The ox all packed and the dodgems stacked, a bite of scran then go.
We'll leave it as we found it - they'll soon forget we've been,
For we trade in fun and we go and come,
We're often scorned but seldom mourned,
So, pull down lads, pull down.*
* As 'the arranger', William Pint demanded that the original final line: "Oh, I hope you'll know what I mean." be substituted for the above.