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Rags to riches


harry hayes
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With apologies to the two Ronnies.

 

       RAGS TO RICHES

 

On the census I'm a scavenger,

Just a hovel to lay my head;

I search by day on rubbish dumps,

For scraps or just stale bread -

I know my place.

 

I look down on grand-dad,

Go house to house all over town;

Armed with a sack and ready eye,

Purloin anything not tied down.

 

I'm just their younger relative,

On the up and up - and how!

Got myself a hand-cart,

Life's so much easier now -

But I know my place.

 

Dad's old fashioned in his ways,

My horse and cart attract them in;

Goldfish; balloons; rubbing stones,

For any clothing wearing thin - 

But I look up to him.

 

I'm their modern rag and bone man,

A big motor lorry to fill;

Copper; cable; lead flashing;

Fridges; washers; or what you will.

 

Got a lovely home and garden,

A Bentley I bought with cash;

Tax to me is an ugly word,

An alsatian guards my stash -

 

You know your place!!

 

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HH 4/13.  thanks for reading   Happy days

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