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CAN YOU SPARE A COPPER [Not Karaokied]

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I was talking to Old Grimsdale yesterday
His face was long his hair was silver grey
His suit was out of style
But he wore a friendly smile
And here is what the old man had to say

You may think me most unusual maybe
When I tell you straight
That I am on my knees
For I have been a bummer
Since Rio became a scummer
So can you spare some coppers for a tea.

I never knew there were so many bills to pay
If CL status ever slipped away
I even put staff on the dole
But that did not fill the hole
So can you spare some coppers for a tea

I promised you a new home by the Aire
It was to be a very grand affair
Moats to deffend our might
A fortress for the whites
But I fear it was a castle in the air

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Then Alan Leighton soon began to moan
He said you'll have to go to 'Dial a Loan'
They'll reduce the price you pay
But for ever and a day
So can you spare some coppers for a tea.

My doctor says that I should jet away
To where blue waters ripple in the bay
But I can't get to the sea
Cos I sold the agency
So can you spare some coppers for a tea.

Please dont breathe a word of this to my mate Tel
I told him that we do not need to sell
I told him he could buy
And it's not like me to lie
But I have to get some coppers for a tea.

I was talking to Old Grimsdale yesterday
His face was long his hair was silver grey
His suit was out of style
But he wore a friendly smile
And here is what the old man had to say

You may think me most unusual maybe
When I tell you straight that I am on my knees
For I have been a bummer
Since Rio became a scummer
So can you spare some coppers for a tea.